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Class of 1961

Class Secretary: Gretchen Shorter Davis, 315 Chandlers Wharf, Portland, ME 04101-4652, norxloon@aol.com

Class President: Evelyn Yavinsky Biddle, 362 Acorn Ln., Shelburne, VT 05482

Next Reunion in 2001. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu!  At a gala “Celebration of Heroes” with Walter Cronkite as host, Priscilla Hjelm Sylvia was honored as the driving force behind the Friends of Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard…. At Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass., Dick Jeffers completed 40 years as an educator and college counselor. During that time he has directed more than 30 students to Bates…. Robyn Jewell Abrams retired after teaching for 38 years at Wolcott (Conn.) High School…. Nathaniel Puffer retired from his position as librarian at the Univ. of Delaware after 27 years. He sells old and rare books by catalog and Internet part time…. In Meredith, N.H. , the James D. Sutherland Memorial Park was dedicated last summer in memory of a man who touched the lives of many townspeople. Jim was a former president and CEO of the Meredith Village Savings Bank, and both the bank and town contributed funds to develop the town park.


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