|KEENE STATE TODAY Summer 2011|
Jimmy Baker became a grandparent for the first time in with the arrival of grandson James on March 22.
Gordi Davis writes: "After more than 40 years in the VW business, including opening my own shop in 1989, I have downsized and semi-retired to work on antique vehicles from April to September. This summer marks the completion of my fifth year at KSC dining services as a cashier. I enjoy long-distance excursions in the RV or on a Harley. I'm still in close contact with my pals from KSC. What a long, strange trip it's been."
Christine Johnson Kulp wonders what the girls from Holbrook House are doing now. She has wonderful memories of the group. Christine is working, married, and the mother of a son and daughter, who are both grown. She taught for a while, then wound up in Montessori and loved it. Christine is the regional manager for five Montessori schools in Michigan.
News from Roger Hartwell: "We finally sold our home in Enfield, NH, and we are now Florida residents. We live in a large retirement community called The Villages. It's in central Florida, about mid-way between Orlando and Ocala. We still come to New Hampshire for the summers and stay in our RV at a seasonal campground in Goshen. We will continue to do so until the grandkids get to that special age when they get too busy for their old granddad. Then we'll stay in the Sunshine State year-round. It's kind of hot in the summer, but I really don't miss the nine months of winter in New England."
Peter Brown writes: "I celebrated my 38th-year anniversary with Suzanne '73. All four of our children are college educated and off on their own. We have two grandchildren. Suzanne is going on her 26th year as the owner of HouseWorks in Nashua, and I am still selling dental equipment. We had a great time this past year visiting Kathy and Paul Malsbenden, Debby and Frank Butterworth, and Jimmie and Brenda Baker. Life has been good. We are blessed and say hello to everyone."
From Kathy Keegan Malsbenden: "I retired in 2009 after serving as the technology coordinator for the Merrimack Valley School District for 10 years. It was a great position; I met and worked with many hard-working educators trying to bring 21st-century learning into their classrooms. I also reconnected with some of my KSC classmates at conferences and workshops. That was a real bonus! Before this position, I taught readiness and first grade, had my own preschool, and then moved into fourth and fifth grades. All levels were challenging but fun. I look back on a rewarding career."
Michele A. Reddington writes: "I've been blessed with three wonderful, grown children and six grandchildren, ranging from 14 months to 10 years old. I'm fortunate to enjoy good health and independence. I am still teaching, but due to budget cuts, I'm now teaching elementary PE after 17 years of middle and high school health and middle school PE. It's been quite an adjustment. I hope all is well with my KSC classmates."
IN MEMORIAM: Mark Malkoski '72
IN MEMORIAM: Helen Ouellette '72
IN MEMORIAM: Bruce R. Brofman '73
IN MEMORIAM: Sally G. Martel '73
IN MEMORIAM: Diane H. Jennings '74
Theresa Novak Chabot was ordained a Roman Catholic woman priest in May 2010 in a ceremony in Rochester, NY. She leads the Church of the Holy Spirit, a catholic, welcoming community of hope in Manchester, NH. Theresa earned an MA in theology from St. Michael's College in Vermont in 2006, and is a speech language pathologist for the Manchester, NH, school district. She and her husband, Gary, reside in Manchester.
IN MEMORIAM: Clayton R. Tanner '75
News from Joseph Palumbo: "My son, James, graduated from Stony Brook University. I run my own soccer academy, and went to play in Italy for the Carpi Football Club this winter. I'm the varsity soccer coach at Somers High School in Somers, NY. I received a Coach of the Year award my first year. I took two teams to Italy to play against the Serie A's, A.C. Milan, Brescia, and Roma football clubs."
IN MEMORIAM: Alexander Carroll '78
IN MEMORIAM: David T. Fallon '78