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My team won two of the eight races and was third overall. Sweden was amazing, with clear blue skies, lots of sun and light almost around the clock in addition to the warm hospitality of local sailors and the very competitive racing. We had a great trip and were very proud of our result. Since then, it’s been business as usual at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in N.J.”


Class Secretary: Emily Hopper Carifa, 40 Holland Rd., Far Hills, NJ 07931,; Head Class Agent: Peter C. Bowden, 3030 Locke Ln., Houston, TX 77019-6202, peter.bowden@

As usual our class has lots of interesting news to report—from an art show at the Mark W. Potter ’48 Art Gallery to life abroad, classmates seem to be leading interesting lives. Regardless of where we live, weekend get-togethers, dinners and Facebook keep us all in touch. Carter and Talbott Simonds had son Brooks Hillman on May 16. Daughter Sophie, 2, is loving “Brooksy.” Other news is that Talbott’s brother, Jack ’13, started at Taft in Sept. King Offutt and his wife, Grandison, welcomed daughter Emeline in July. Brother Wilkes is adjusting as well as can be expected and is a super little helper. Aaron and Jenny Schwartz Stone are the proud parents of second daughter, Juliet, born June 19. She and sister Phoebe, 2, are doing great. Ansley and Deane Kreitler’s daughter Tatum, 18 months, likes to run free (and at full speed). Deane had fun catching up with Jeff Walsh ’93, Todd McGovern ’92,

Ryan Shattuck ’93 and John Kennedy ’92 at Jeff ’s wedding party in Denver to celebrate his marriage earlier this summer. Good times! According to Deane, “Tough” Nick Allen has a new daughter: July Davidson. No word from Nick, though. Carrie Frederick Frost caught up with Holly Loth, her son, Benjamin, and Robert Hale-McKinnon ’93 at her house in Charlottesville to celebrate her triplets’ first birthday. Holly came from Schenectady, and Robert lives in Charlottesville. Carrie and Robert reconnected because he happens to be her oldest daughter’s elementary school teacher! Kate Adams MacDonald reported in late summer, “I’m on the East Coast and,

yes, it was a wet one. My husband, Rob, and I are in Wayland, Mass., with daughter Abigail, 7, and Ryan, 5. I am still at Liberty Mutual Property, but changed from mgr. of data management to senior underwriter, handling the West Coast for our shared and layered unit. I spent the Fourth of July with Alexis Goulard Powers, her husband, Brian, and her kids, Ella and Reed, in Southampton, LI (see photo). We also visited Stephanie Larson Price ’90 and husband Mark and kids Henry, Julia and Sarah in their new beautiful home in Wellesley. I spoke with Jody McAlpin Clarkson not long ago, and Virginia Cross Marshall visited us in Wayland with her new son, Charlie. I also

Summer gathering for two families: from left, Brian and Alexis Goulard Powers ’91, holding son Reed and daughter Ella; Kate Adams MacDonald ’91 and husband Rob holding children Abigail and Ryan

1991 get- together in NYC to see Kate Schutt ’93 perform: Emily Hopper Carifa, Mandy Shepard Brooks, Mickie Minard, Kate, Allison Wandelt Halsell, Melissa Madden, Celia Gerard and Ashley Gilmor Myles

Sophie and Brooks, children of Carter and Talbott Simonds ’91

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