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In sunny Florida things are good for Bruce Burdge (Bruce@ArcisInc.com ), although he misses having skiing close by. Daughter Taylor, 14, is involved in club volleyball, swimming, and horseback riding; son Spencer, 10, swims, plays football and golf, and is a Cub Scout (Bruce is his pack leader.) The real-estate investment company Bruce started five years ago is going well, and he is having fun with it. Wife Katherine is a stay-at-home mom, and keeps herself busy with an investment club and various volunteer work, as well as playing competitive tennis. The favorite family activity is boating on the west coast of Florida. The family summers in Mystic, CT.
On a sad note, Greg Rutchik ’87 e-mailed about hearing of Lori Lawton’s death last July: “It crushed me. We hadn’t been in touch since Skidmore days, but she was one of those older, kind, gorgeous upperclassmen that I got to know. She had an infectious smile and was incredibly present whenever I spoke to her. I want her family to know how lucky I was to have known her.”
Susan Cotter LeCraw participated in the 2041 expedition to Antarctica with British explorer Robert Swan. She continues to combine art and the environment and lives in Big Sur, CA. She sees Joe Robinson ’85 when she is in NYC. Son Julian and daughter Ashton are both at St. Johnsbury Academy in Vermont, where they are honor students.
Ariane Smith launched a children’s online magazine, www.enchantedthyme.com, to coincide with the publication of her new book Enchanted Thyme, a fairy-tale adventure that features 15 healthful recipes between chapters.
Cynthia Cutting Robinson has finally found a way to combine art-making, arts administration, education, and environmental concern: she started her own business as a visiting eco-artist (ecoartalacarte.com) while continuing her art practice (cynthiarobinson.net). Children Ben, 18, and Emily, 14, are great. Husband Kendall works from home in snowy New Hampshire.
Kim Crawford graduated with an MBA from the University of Southern California last May. She left a 22-year career in television and entered the environmental industry—“a more worthy second-half-of-life endeavor,” she says.
Andrew Lubow is finally getting a place of his own in Riverdale, NY, after being with the Bank of NY Mellon since 2007 as an assistant treasurer and control officer.
Rhonda Neil lives in Rockville, MD, with husband Peter Condron and children Julia and Brendan. She enjoys being a stay-at-home mom and school volunteer.
Here in Massachusetts, I have gone back to work-part time as an academic advisor at a community college. It is always fun to hear Skidmore classmates talking about their children in college, as my two are just beginning their education and adjusting to kindergarten and preschool. I saw Vinca Jarret this past winter. She had just returned from a business trip to the Cayman Islands and was headed out to Newport, RI, for a break! She is doing well with her business of entertainment law.
Keep the news coming as we head toward our 25th reunion!