Paul writes this time.
Greetings and salutations from Washington, D.C. I hope you all had a wonderful summer. Michele Greenstein and I have been busy with our two kids, Peter and Julia, and enjoyed a week up in Boston and Cape Cod, where we ate great Italian food and lobsters and got chased out of the water by a Great White Shark.
So anyway… the news (I’ll start in New England):
I heard from Susan Hunt Stevens, who is living in Newton, Mass., where she is busy with her two kids, now in third and fifth grade, and WeSpire, the technology company she founded five years ago. Susan was honored recently as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year for New England and travels to San Francisco a lot, where she gets to see Andrea Seebaum and her husband, who recently published Drink Your Carbs. Susan also sends word of recent visits with Kara Fisher Bohnsack, whom she sees for annual girls weekends; Michelle Connolly Specht, her weekly Soulcycle partner; Kathryn Walker Hall, who is back stateside from Switzerland; and Melissa Frankel, my former high school and Wes classmate, who is building a house on the Cape. Hi Melissa!
Jonathan Bell co-founded DUAL, a new architecture office in Providence. DUAL’s focus has been on small, complex projects and creative reuse of underused buildings. DUAL’s current work includes the adaptive reuse of a 19th-century brewery into a theater and artist-focused community and a new three-screen art cinema.
In addition to raising four small kids, Jen Humphreys Rohde was recently elected the Future Council Director for Girls on the Run, Maine Chapter, a self-esteem building, running program for “tween” girls. Jen is excited to use her lawyer/running coach background to lead this newly forming nonprofit, which will help young girls positively navigate negative social messages through growing physically strong.
Chris Chesak may not be in New England anymore… but he is pining to return. He’s taken a new position as executive director of the Family Travel Association and living in Cincy.
Lisa Turner Laing, her three boys, husband, and dog are living in Wisconsin. She is expecting her second novel to be released just before Thanksgiving under the pen name Lisa McLuckie.
Chadwick Canedy and his wife, Bona Yoon, welcomed their first child, Declan Solchan Canedy, on April 20th, 2015. Chadwick is living in D.C., where he is a research physicist and his wife does medical research for the VA hospital system.
Darcy Dennett’s independent documentary about the pit-bulls rescued from Michael Vick’s dog-fighting ring was recently premiered at the Hamptons International Film Festival. You can read more about the project at championsdocumentary.com. The documentary was awarded the Zelda Penzel Giving Voice to the Voiceless award and Cherry (one of the dogs featured in the film) got to walk the red carpet!
Andrew Draper is still living in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, where he does database migration for hedge funds and freelance copyeditor/writer work. He spends a fair portion of the year near Burlington, Vt., where his kids, now 9 and 12, live, and Cape Cod, where his parents live. He’d be happy to connect with alums in any of those regions.
Kevin Prufer’s new book called Churches was recently named one of the “10 favorite poetry books of the year” in the New York Times Book Review. And last but not least, Ken Lefkowitz has joined the board of NetIX Communications, a European startup that operates a global Internet exchange.
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