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Toby Weisberg Rubenstein
In Hudson, NY, Joan Sobo Kadin works for Lynn Chase, the luxury tabletop and giftware designer, artist, and wildlife conservationist. She is also on the steering committee of Columbia County Bounty, formed three years ago to promote local farm-to-chef connections and direct consumer buying at farms, farm stands, and restaurants. The work marries her branding and marketing background with a love of cooking. Joan and Winnie Carlson Mead visited for a second annual New Year’s Eve overnight from their home on Shelter Island, RI.
Lenore Bethka Wersten and Tom became grandparents for the fourth time when their son and his wife adopted Alexander last June. They are thrilled to have the new addition.
Carol Hochberg fell while skiing in Sun Valley, ID, and broke a couple of ribs but is on the mend. She later met some friends at Valley of Fire State Park in Nevada to get in some walking. Son Joe is in New York, a few miles from her Queens home; he is a paralegal in Brooklyn.
Katie McDowell, who earned a master’s from Skidmore’s MALS program in 1995, is practicing civil litigation in Scottsdale, AZ, and enjoying life in the West, especially the outdoors. She would love to hear from my classmates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eileen Kirwin Cameron, Peg Kendrick Kuechle, Linda Ellenbogen, Joan Berejik, and Carole Walter Maeder had lunch together in Bonita Springs, FL, and enjoyed catching up. There was much discussion of Eileen’s son, who is getting married. Also, Linda Miller Thorell joined Eileen, Joan, and Carole at a Skidmore luncheon in Naples.
Eva Meinberg Aviad, who owns Aviad Realty in Israel, is fluent in five languages. She is a former language teacher, art events coordinator, and realtor with Anglo-Saxon Real Estate. While personally content, she tires of the bureaucracy, the religious, ethnic, and political conflict, and the coarseness of the environment in Israel. Oldest daughter Tammy lives in Tel Aviv, has two adorable little girls, and works with the Rubin Museum after working previously for Christie’s there. Middle daughter Gaby is an architect with Teeple of Toronto, where she and husband Mark live. The youngest, Shuli, graduated from Tel Aviv University’s film school and has been an assistant producer of Jerusalem Cinematheque film festivals. Eva and husband Jacky moved into a new home in the German Colony. He is still on the board of directors of the science museum and does lots of translation work for Eva’s business. Most of her clients are foreigners, so she practices English, French, and sometimes German. She would love to see classmates.
Sue Steele Isbell’s latest grandchild is Asher, in Nashville, TN.
Geraldine Neil Phillips consults for the World Bank, along with a former colleague at the National Archives.
Dvora Kanegis, owner of Kanegis Designs, enjoys tango dancing with her partner, painting, reading, hiking, snowshoeing, traveling to Argentina and beyond, cooking, and jewelry-making. She is co-owner of Lisadora, “the earring solution.”
Ida Giragossian is up to her ears in working at home and conducting a job search. She was at Knopf for 17 years and is now looking for an editor position in other trade publishing firms; unfortunately, many of them are having layoffs.
Maxine Silton Goldberg has a 5-year-old granddaughter and still happily manages the Prudential Fox & Roach office in Bryn Mawr, PA. She also still runs like crazy and loves it. She hopes to see everyone at Skidmore in 2010 for Reunion.
We send our deepest condolences to Ann Shrope Byrne, whose husband, Phil, died in January from a spontaneous subdural hematoma. Ann intends to remain at the same continuing-care retirement community in Maryland, as she has made friends and a life for herself there.