Boca Raton. President Phil Glotzbach and his wife, Marie, joined area alumni for lunch in January. Thanks to Herb Coyne P76 for hosting and Connie Talcott Smith 63 for snapping photos.
Boston. The holidays got off to a great start in December at the home of Mark and Jane Roberts Alpert 70. The Bandersnatchers performed, and the neighbors could hear that they were missing a great party.• Young alumni gathered at Marché for drinks and food in January to help shake the post-holiday blues. Thanks to Amy OLeary 92 for setting this one up.
Capital District, N.Y. Skidmores Tang Museum was the site of the clubs annual holiday gathering. The Payne Room was packed for the festivities, and President Phil Glotzbach and wife Marie mingled with local alumni, parents, and friends.
Chicago. Alumni enjoyed a performance of the play Accidental Rapture, produced by John Beckman 94. In a nutshell, the play is about friendship, faith, and the end of the world. Cities are destroyed, fire rains from the skies, lifelong friendships are tested, and (thankfully) hilarity ensues.
Hartford. Alumni gathered at the Hartford Golf Club to celebrate the holiday season and meet President Phil Glotzbach and his wife, Marie. Thanks to Walter and Judy Roberts Kunisch 69 for hosting and to Deb Sehl Coons 72 for organizing the event.
Indian River. The Vero Beach group welcomed Skidmore senior teaching associate Sue Van Hook to the McKee Botanical Gardens in January. Sue talked about the McKee flora and gave a slide presentation on Skidmores very own North Woods. Two (green) thumbs up to Dotsie Erskine 48 for hosting.
New York City. A crowd of 65 alumni got in sugarplum-fairy mode to see the New York City Ballet perform the Nutcracker Suite. Thanks to Michelle Miller Anderson 92 for staging this one. • President Phil Glotzbach and his wife, Marie, had a lively dialogue with alumni, parents, and friends at a cocktail party at the Princeton Club.
Philadelphia. Emeril, watch out! A groupof Philadelphia area alumni gathered in December to hone their culinary skills at the Viking Culinary Institute. Ken Freirich 90 and Dina Silver Tau 93 brought this one to the table.
Phoenix. In February area alumni gathered in Scottsdale to hear Mary C. Lynn, professor of American studies and author of Make No Small Plans, give a presentation about Skidmores unique place in the history of Saratoga Springs.
San Francisco. Alumni and friends gathered at the home of Michele Forté 90 for some holiday cheer at the clubs third annual holiday gathering. • Nicole Basso 95 and Joan Simon Barr 46 led Skidmore alumni on a tour of the Asian Art Museum. The group then enjoyed Japanese cuisine in the museum restaurant. Thanks to Jo Leach Lewis 57 for making the arrangements.
Sarasota. About a dozen alumni checked out the Mote Marine aquarium in February. Thanks to David Mitchell 93 for arranging this fun and educational tour, plus lunch.
Seattle. Alumni gathered for a holiday cruise aboard the Christmas Ship parade boat. A captains salute to Maritza Rivera 91 for making this fun family event a hit.
Tucson. The Arizona Inn was the setting for a February presentation by Mary C. Lynn, professor of American studies and author of Make No Small Plans, about Skidmores unique place in the history of Saratoga Springs. About two dozen alumni attended the event, planned by Joel Bresler 82, Jane London 62, and Linda Berke 61.
Washington, DC. Alumni from Skidmore, Union, and Hamilton celebrated the holiday season with a party at the historic Dacor Bacon House. Chrissy Dempsey 94 made the arrangements.
compiled by Megan Baumgartner, assistant director of alumni affairs