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When not teaching school in NYC, Jono Pandolfi loves to fish. He and his father, Francis, have cowritten a book called Spin Fishing Basics, which Field and Stream called the work of “two knowledgeable fishing fanatics.”
Elizabeth McCue and Chris Hansen were married on June 21 in West Stockbridge, MA. Kristin Shearman and Rich Chute were in the wedding party. Also in attendance were Kylee Allen, Lizzie Bodkin ’98, and Michael “Frosty” Spiker. Frosty ran the turntables and got the dance floor rockin’. Elizabeth and Chris live in Oakland, CA, where she is travel editor for Moon guidebooks in Berkeley. Chris earned a master’s in education from JFK University and teaches US history and English to the youth of Alameda. He also hustles vinyl records to reggae and dub enthusiasts worldwide.
Scott Bernstein founded a Web site about live music, called Hidden Track (hiddentrackblog.com). He manages a staff of contributors, edits all the content, and writes at least 10 articles a week. Scott has interviewed some of his favorite artists for the site, including Page McConnell and Mike Gordon of Phish, Andy Farag of Umphrey’s McGee, and Trevor Garrod of Tea Leaf Green. Adam Kaufman often contributes photos to the site. It also features the Ryan Montbleau Band, which includes Larry Scudder, Chris Constantian, Zach Read ’00, Gus Scott ’00, David Zuckerman, and Chris Harris. Scott credits them for helping him forge a successful new career in writing.
Kyla Piercey and Kevin Curley were married June 14 in East Boston, MA, where they own a small pizza and sandwich restaurant called Dough East Boston. Skidmore alums in the wedding party were Erin Heggerick Heard, Jennifer Joseph Perry, Emily Rogovin, Andrew Herman, Alex Coon, and David Zuckerman. Other Skidmore attendees were Zeke Adkins, Chris Constantian, Kori Selvaggi Constantian ’01, Kathleen Bennett Farren, Jennie Bloom, Rishi Manchanda, Andrew Olson ’00, Staci Boucher Olson, Lindsey Pope Powers, Elissa Schpero, Larry Scudder, and Sara Schecter. Kyla is a forensic accountant for StoneTurn Group.
Luis Alicea, who lives on NYC’s Upper West Side, is due to graduate from Columbia University’s Teachers College next May. He is student teaching at Millennium High School and Dr. Mary E. Walker Medical Science Academy. Luis was selected to participate in a 2008 National Science Foundation scholars program at UCLA, a universitywide effort to increase the number of underrepresented minority students in science and related careers.
Sarah Schell Anderson teaches 12th-grade English at Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro, NH, and lives on a farm in Wakefield with pigs, lambs, chickens, and guinea hens. She feels fortunate to have a happy, healthy 1-year-old son, Aengus Jessen—”he has brought so much magic into my life.” Sarah still writes poems and attended the Breadloaf Summer Writers Conference last August.
Last fall Scott Bernstein co-founded a Web site called Hidden Track (www.hiddentrackblog.com), where he writes columns, reviews concerts, and offers his take on the music news of the day. He’s been able to interview a few of his favorite artists for the site, including Page McConnell of Phish, Andy Farag of Umphrey’s McGee, and Trevor Garrod of Tea Leaf Green. Adam Kaufman often contributes photos to the site. Hidden Track recently featured the Ryan Montbleau Band, which includes Larry Scudder. Scott is grateful for the support of Chris Constantian, Zach Read '00, and Gus Scott '00 in his new writing career.
Bill Caleo lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with wife Kebra; they were married last September in Telluride, CO. Bill is working on his Off Broadway show Minimum Wage, which opened in NYC last fall. Check out burgerboys.com for more, or
e-mail Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org for a Skidmore alumni ticket discount. Bill also runs Action Real Estate, focused on developing townhouses in Park Slope into multi-unit condos. He regularly sees old pals Brandon Wagner, Stan Maragos, and Eban Howell in NYC.
Heather McDonald and husband Kevin Rose welcomed their first child, Emma Grace, on January 1, 2007. Emma was the first New Year’s baby in the Boston-area hospital where she was born and received lots of press coverage and gifts as a result. Kevin was serving as a groomsman at a friend’s wedding on New Year’s Eve when he received the call that Heather was in labor. He was the only father-to-be wearing a tuxedo in the delivery room!
Emily Pick lives and works in Chicago IL. A few years ago, she received a master’s degree in early childhood education. She teaches preschool and also art for K–5th graders.
Elisabeth Friedland Polanco celebrated her five-year wedding anniversary with NYPD officer Adhyl Polanco. The celebration took place in the Berkshires with sons Ary, 4, and Javy, 2. Elisabeth teaches in Manhattan at a dual-language, English-Spanish public school, currently braving new territory as a third-grade teacher after more than five years of teaching second grade. Last summer, she taught first-grade summer school.
Allison Prouty was named associate producer of the Women’s Project in NYC. Last spring she was the guest director at Martha’s Vineyard Independent Film Festival and then co-produced the soloNOVA Arts Festival at PS 122 in NYC. She can be reached at email@example.com.
Juliet Scarpa married Dan Ariano in
October 2006. The ceremony was held at A Wedding in the Country Chapel, in Galway just outside Saratoga Sprnigs, and the reception took place at the Saratoga Automobile Museum, formerly the old Saratoga Bottling Plant in Saratoga Spa State Park. Juliet completed an MA in sociology from the University of Washington in December and recently took a senior analyst position at Seattle Jobs Initiative.