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After 34 years in Montclair, NJ, Jo Sage Ceraso and husband John have put their house up for sale and plan to make West Glover, VT, their primary residence. Skiddies in the area are welcome to visit.
“Life by the ocean,” says Carolyn Wood Halleck in Delaware, “draws family and friends.” She stays busy tending to feral cat colonies and knitting.
Kit Cetrule Kenyon and husband have been living full-time on Martha’s Vineyard since 1997. They have three married sons in Summit, NJ. Last year, the couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a big family reunion and clambake.
Jan Gregory Frazer spent time with Skidmore president Phil Glotzbach and wife Marie at a March luncheon in Naples, FL. Guests got an update on the college and did some toe tapping while the Bandersnatchers performed.
Carolyn Goddard Major’s six grandchildren are “a special blessing” that she and husband John treasure. The Majors planned a family get-together for the entire clan of 14 at Hilton Head, SC, this past spring.
Marge Blacker Griffith’s new 41-foot trawler—the , made for her in Holland—won Favorite Boat Award at the Trawler Fest in Solomons, MD, last year. Marge’s oldest granddaughter graduated with high honors from Washington University Law School in May.
In February Nancy Colway Cammann enjoyed her annual lunch in Tucson, AZ, with Nancy Lukens Pegnam and husband Martin, who was doing well despite having recently undergone chemotherapy treatments.
Arline Fisch traveled to Munich, Germany, to attend the opening celebration for the Danner Rotunde, a new exhibition sphere for contemporary jewelry built within the Pinakothek der Moderne. The works on view were from the Danner Collection of jewelry from 1945 to the present, including Arline’s “green waterfall” necklace, which was added in 200
Nancy Dalton Rogal has been painting and exhibiting scenes of Lake George. Husband Bill is recovering from triple-bypass surgery in December. The Rogals winter in Hershey’s Mill, PA, to be close to their children; they summer at Bolton Landing, in Lake George, and welcome visitors.
Patty Walters Shaw and husband Donald, happily ensconced in their home in Sun City at Hilton Head, SC, for over a year, say they “love it more each day.”
Nancy Lawrence Clark published a third book, , a tribute to her aviator father. Her other publications are , and , the Adirondack Guide.
Self-described “obsessive knitter” Dot Brown Aguais keeps pace with her three grandchildren. Two of her children and their families live nearby in San Diego, CA, where Dot is involved in an animal assistance league. She and husband Bob are enjoying retirement, which includes regular visits to a son in London.
Joyce Levine Eppler is impressed with Sandra Buhai Barz’s newest publication, , a volume containing 8,000 Canadian prints produced by Inuit artists from 1952 to 2003. “It clearly was a monumental task,” notes Joyce, “and will be of great value to the field.” Sandra recently donated her extensive private collection of Canadian Inuit art to the National Gallery of Canada.
Pat Case Young Gatewood’s granddaughter Leah, a voice major at TCU, won third place in a statewide vocal contest after capturing first place in the regional competition. Pat traveled to Missouri in May to attend her grandson’s graduation from University of Missouri, where he earned a master’s in aviation safety.
Margaret Jones Naylor enjoyed several days at Sally Grussner Boyd’s home in Arizona, including a trip to the Grand Canyon.
Flo Shoemaker Taylor and husband Fred visited Lois Arnold Williams and her husband in Los Altos, CA, this past spring. The group toured local wineries and shared “lots of laughs and good memories.” Last year the Taylors and their children celebrated the couple’s 50th wedding anniversary, Flo’s 50th at Skidmore, and Fred’s 50th at Syracuse University Medical School.
Jean Adams Shaw took full retirement from her work as coordinator of university lectures at Wesleyan. In April she celebrated with a two-week trip to Venice that included a tour of Palladian villas. Jean chats regularly with Mary Lyons Harberg.
Betty Johnson Boothe and husband Bill had a great winter, skiing in New Hampshire, Vermont, and upstate New York.
Margaret Sharpe Whitehead’s husband of 53 years, Donald, died in October after a long illness. Our sympathy to Margaret and her family.