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Class of 1967

Class Secretary: Judith Lanouette Nicholson, 15 Heron Cove Dr., Merrimack NH 03054, judlannic@hotmail.com

Class President: Jon Wilska, 119 Mystic Rd., North Stonington CT 06359, jonwilska@hotmail.com

Selections from the recent Class Letter: Ingrid Earn Shea “survived” a 50-mile MS Challenge Walk with no problems except for a few blisters! She writes: “It was a wonderful, inspirational event and the group of ladies that I trained with is already talking about doing it again next year Ñ maybe at Cape Cod”…. Janet Grossman Rozman and her husband, Gaby, live in Argentina and Uruguay although they may be making frequent trips to New York now that their first grandchild is there…. Leslie Haas Koelsch, who lives in San Francisco, published an article in the Maine Antique Digest, December 2002: “Old Phoebe Bradley.” She is a recently discovered, unsigned and unknown subject (full-length oil portrait) — identified with a bit of research as a 19th-century Canastota, N.Y., town character who was well known in the late 19th century, but forgotten until now. Artist identified as Edward G. Barlow. Leslie’s award-winning bathroom was among three featured in “The Perfect Bathroom” in the November 2003 issue of Old-House Interiors: “Three winning bathrooms,” the magazine said, “took cues from the house, from period conventions, and from the owners’ passions.”… Tim Hall, president of the Chelsea School, a school for children with learning disabilities, tells of the opening of a sister school, the Pershing School at Chelsea, for students who are slightly less impacted than those at Chelsea. These students are average to above average in intelligence and may be reading as many as two years below grade level. The Chelsea School is also planning to open a third school, Chelsea School-D.C., in fall 2004 in the District of Columbia…. David Howe loves escapes to Quebec City and day trips with his VW camper. “Probably will never get around to writing a book!”… Suzanne Johnson Nixon and Bruce enjoy running their own enterprises, Management Consultancy and Qualitative Market Research…. Judy Lanouette Nicholson and her son, Matt, traveled to England and Ireland in June 2003 to celebrate Matt’s high school graduation. He is now just down the road at Brown…. Wyland and Barbara Hoadley Leadbetter say they are retired, but Wyland works as a program manager and Barb tutors Korean children…. Alan Lewis writes: “Any thoughts of updating you about my career (I’m still at GE), my golf exploits (I did finally break 80, several times), or whereabouts of my children (Barbara in Boston; Arnold in Boulder) have been superceded by my need to report the arrival of my first grandson, Geoffrey William (son of daughter Barbara and son-in-law Jon Goose) a little less than two years ago. Grandparenting is the best and I strongly recommend it to those of you not yet there.”… Last December, Bruce and Alexandra (Sam) Baker Lyman, along with Shirley Murphy Mongillo, sang Messiah in December with their local concert choir, accompanied by the Hartford Symphony. Leslie Stewart Simonson served their Woodstock church last spring as interim pastor…. Harry Marsden went to the Univ. of Michigan for grad school right after Bates and worked there his whole career, with the academic advising program in the liberal arts college (17,000). He is now working with the “tech people” to build the data tools that advisors need to do their jobs. His wife, Erica, is an attorney in the Michigan Attorney General’s office…. Lee Morse Edwards was one of 65 women whose work was published in The Circle Continues, sequel to Circle of Stones and I Sit Listening to the Wind by Judith Duerk. Lee attended a retreat in April 2002 with many of the selected authors from around the world…. Rick Powers and Darcy Miller live in Port Washington, N.Y. Rick still works for Playtex in Westport, Conn., so he has a long commute but says that life really is great…. Bill Ramsey’s book of haiku, This Wine, was published recently. A book of a lesser-known form, haibun, Ascend With Care, is forthcoming…. Mac Reid retired in June 2003 from his position as principal of the R. J. Grey Junior High School in the Acton-Boxborough (Mass.) Regional Schools but continues to be active in church, school, and town committees. Mac’s car club hosted its 31st annual Old Timers’ Reunion, for more than 1,100 pre-1960 vehicles. Beth ’68 continues as an eighth- grade English teacher in the North Middlesex Regional Schools in Pepperell, Mass. She teaches a group of gifted and talented students…. Dick Reynolds continues his work in commercial real estate with Spaulding and Slye, and Pam Johnson Reynolds has started a consulting firm, COLE, to train teachers to work with dyslexic students, work she previously did at the Carroll School for 11 years. They enjoy being grandparents to Sofia Alejandra…. In addition to her work as a special ed assistant, Rita Sorenson Leonard writes for an appliance magazine, and a local monthly newspaper, The Bee, www.ReadTheBee.com…. Leslie Stewart Simonson writes: “One of the highlights of my recent months, professionally, was the call to serve First Church of Woodstock, Conn., as their interim minister during the sabbatical time of their usual leader. What a delight to find Sam and Bruce Lyman not only in the congregation’s leadership, but only two doors away from the office…. Diane Wallace Gilbert is the chief executive officer of the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans in Boston, the first woman and the first non-vet to hold the post…. Jon Wilska and his wife, Mary, are into their third year running the Inn at Lower Farm B&B, and love it more than ever. Jon hopes to be able to devote his full energies to the “farm” (tourists are the main cash crop!) after this year.

Next Reunion in 2007. Got news? Tap out a note to magazine@bates.edu!


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