Monday, May 26, 2008

Bike the Pike with 99ers

via Dana Brown


We are less than a year way from our 10 year reunion and if you are like me you are probably thinking of a cool story to tell all the folks you have not seen in ten years. Well here's an opportunity to add to a chapter in your reunion book or if you are like me a great way to jump start your weight loss program before May '09.

It's the MassPike Bike Tour. Check out the website and read the details. You don't have to be a Lance Armstrong type to attend. It will be lots of fun, the tour begins in Concord, MA and ends in NORTHAMPTON, MA. If you are interested, please join Katrina Gamble and I August 14-17 for three days of fun and excitement as we bike through MA.

Please email Dana Brown. Out goal is that have a Smithie team with as many 99ers as we can get. See you on the PIKE!

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Happy Graduation Smith Class of 2008 and to all 99ers who are graduating this year!

Remember to save the date for next year!
Our 10th reunion is now only 1 year away.

Reunion will be graduation weekend May 15 - 17, 2009
A preview of the on campus schedule is can be found HERE.

Monday, April 28, 2008

10th Reunion Survey

Hello Class of 1999!

Next May will be our 10th reunion, and we want to make it a fabulous and fun event for everyone. Please take a minute to fill out our online survey so we know what people would like to do in Northampton!

Also, we are looking for lots of volunteers (very small to big time commitments) and ideas, so please consider what you can do to help! Please forward this link to any and all 1999 class members.

Please complete the survey by Friday, May 9th.

If you have any questions or want more information contact class vp Maggie Vecchio-Smith at her email.

See you next spring!


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Weber Tierney Family profiled in NY Times

Gay Couples Say Civil Unions Aren’t Enough

Eager to celebrate their partnership, Tracy and Katy Weber Tierney were among the first in line when Connecticut created civil unions three years ago as a way to formalize same-sex relationships without using the word “marriage.”

But when Tracy was giving birth to their son, Jake, five months ago, a hospital employee inquired whether she was “married, single, divorced or widowed.”

“I’m in a civil union,” she replied. When the employee checked “single,” Tracy protested. “I’m actually more married than single,” she said, leaving the employee flustered about how to proceed.

That conundrum is at the core of a case on which the Connecticut Supreme Court is expected to rule soon. It presents a new constitutional challenge to the political compromise that several states have made in recent years to grant rights to gay and lesbian couples while preserving the traditional definition of marriage as between a man and woman. At the same time, the state legislature’s joint Judiciary Committee has scheduled a public hearing in Hartford on Monday to consider amending the civil union law in light of complaints from same-sex couples that the measure had not delivered the equal rights it had promised. The committee passed a bill that would have legalized same-sex marriage, 27-15, last year, but it was never put to a full vote of the legislature.

Read the rest of the article

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Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Wedding of Pamela Gigliotti

Pamela Gigliotti was married this past August. Jennie Riley, '99, and Andrea Reece, '98, were both in attendance.

Photo left to right: Andrea Reece, Pam Gigliotti, and Jennie Riley.


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

A Boy for Emily Warren

Emily Warren and her husband Ray welcomed their son Jonah Samuel Yang on October 29th, 2007. Jonah measured in at 8 pounds, 11 oz. and 20.25 inches.

Congrats Emily and Ray!


Sunday, March 02, 2008

Mini-Reunion in Minnesota

This past summer, Heather (Cricket) Sawick got together with Lisa Meier, Geneva Johnson, and Maggie Vecchio-Smith (all ’99) for a little mini-reunion in Minneapolis, MN.

Left to Right: Geneva Johnson, Lisa Meier, Cricket Sawick, Maggie Vecchio-Smith.