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    Maria and David Carls fell in love with their home in West Stockbridge twenty years ago, and relish their summers and weekends here, while maintaining their winter home in Wayland, MA, where both have resided for many years. David, an attorney, has spent much of his career in a variety of entrepreneurial activities, largely in the commercial real estate development field in Boston, where although semi-retired still attends partnership meetings regularly there. While living in the Berkshires he has devoted most of his energy at the Berkshire Botanical Garden where he has been a Trustee for the past 13 years. Maria was born in Greece and grew up in Zambia and is a retired professor and administrator, most recently at Hellenic College, and Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline, MA, and before that at Leslie University in Cambridge, MA. Here in the Berkshires, she has served on a variety of committees, at the Mahaiwe Theater, as well as volunteered at the Berkshire Botanical Garden. She has kept bees for over 17 years and assists David in his gardening operations that include a large vegetable garden, orchard and berry shrubs. Maria and David enjoy their five children and eight grandchildren and share their home with Pepe, their Greek rescue dog, and two cats.

    Ann Denburg Cummis currently resides in West Orange, NJ, Richmond, MA, and New York City. She grew up in Maplewood, NJ, attended Brandeis University, married Clive Cummis in 1956 and moved back to Maplewood. She raised 4 daughters while representing Brandeis in many ways. For the past 50 years, she has been deeply involved in politics. She worked on many campaigns and served on committees for Governor Florio and President Clinton. Working with her husband, they raised campaign funds for candidates from the entire country. Today she is helping Cory Booker in his campaign for President. She has volunteered for many organizations. Professionally, she has been a fashion consultant for over 40 years. She is an avid art collector. She attends theatre, concerts and cabaret. She has traveled the globe and hopes to continue in the future.

    Sarah and John Dearie fell in love with the Lenox Club when it served as the “hub of operations” for them for their wedding several years ago. They had their rehearsal dinner at the Club; their bridal party stayed at the club throughout the weekend; and they hosted a Sunday brunch for their guests at the club as well. They live in New York City and Berlin, NY. Sarah's parents have a home in Stockbridge. Sarah is the development director of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. John is the assistant development director of Saint David's School, a private boys school in NYC. They look forward to entertaining their friends at the Lenox Club and for their 2 year old daughter to develop the same love of the Lenox Club as they have.

    Austin and Heidi Frye As a CFP/investment advisor, Austin has extensive experience guiding business owners and affluent families in their financial/estate planning. At his Miami office he conducts seminars for various professional groups as well as for local seniors. Austin is an avid gardener with concentration on tropical fruits. He grows seven varieties of mangoes along with lychees, bananas, avocados, guava, etc. He is an avid paddle-boarder on the waters of Florida and the Northeast. The Fryes are committed to helping preserve the natural beauty of the Berkshires, as evidenced by their purchase of several strategic lots intended to preserve the serenity of October Mountain. Heidi is an active partner, along with Austin, in running their business. She focuses on website content development, HR matters, special events and enhancing client experiences.

    Linda Greenhouse and Gene Fidell have been part-time Stockbridge residents for the past eight years. Linda grew up in Connecticut and got to know the Berkshires as a summer camper. These days, she and Gene make the short trip from New Haven to Stockbridge throughout the year. Linda teaches at Yale Law School. Her specialty is the Supreme Court, which she covered for 30 years for the New York Times. She currently writes a twice-monthly op ed column about the Court for the Times. In her extracurricular life, she is president of the American Philosophical Society, the nation’s oldest learned society, based in Philadelphia. She is the first woman to head the organization since its founding by Benjamin Franklin in 1743. She serves on several nonprofit boards. Linda has given several talks at the Stockbridge Library about her recent books, and last year she gave a talk at the Lenox Club based on the most recent, a memoir entitled Just a Journalist. Her summer project this year was updating her Oxford University Press Book, The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction, for a second edition. Gene Fidell is currently in his 11th year teaching full-time at Yale Law School. He's also affiliated with his old law firm in Washington, DC. A native New Yorker, he studied at Queens College and Harvard Law School and served in the Coast Guard. His specialty is military justice. Linda and Gene have a daughter, Hannah Fidell, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, who has had two of her movies in the Berkshire International Film Festival.

    David Hand and Mara McAdams both graduated from Yale and live in Singapore where David is managing director of a private equity firm. David also graduated from Harvard Business School. Mara has an MD from NYU Medical School and is currently a faculty member of Duke Medical School in Singapore. They have 3 children and spend much of the summer in Lenox.

    Elizabeth Hand and Matthew Cole live in Brooklyn, where he is an investigative reporter, and she is involved in a high-end women’s clothing business. They have three children. Elizabeth (Lizzie) went to Vassar and has a degree from the New York Culinary Institute. Matthew went to Sarah Lawrence and has a Masters degree from Columbia Journalism School.

    Katherine Hand and Matthew Brogan live in Washington, DC, and love to spend time in Lenox. Matt graduated from Colgate University and currently works in architecture, designing theaters and performing arts centers. Katherine graduated from Vassar College and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern. She works for HP Inc. leading communications for the company's Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact team. Katherine and Matt are currently working on launching a new business in North Adams -- manufacturing and selling craft hard cider. Look out for Berkshire Cider Project this Spring at Greylock Works!

    James and Kristin Hatt moved to Lenox 10 years ago, after many years in New York City. Here, as permanent residents, they have grown to relish both the quiet nature of the community as well as the flourishing arts and cultural aspects of life in the Berkshires. In their time here they have been active and supportive in many cultural and community efforts. James was born and raised in England,received his degree from Cambridge, and served as a barrister in his professional life. His career also took him to Russia, where he worked for six years. He returned to the US and worked in telecommunications in the 1980s. He ventured successfully into the Manhattan real estate market before choosing to retire to a more pastoral setting. James is a scholar and author, as well. Kristin is a wonderful partner whose artistic abilities are expressed in her extensive gardens and wonderful photographs of nature. When they are not pursuing their avocations they travel quite a bit, sharing their adventures with friends and family.

    Nancy Hickey considers herself blessed that she and her family have landed in the Berkshires! It was time to leave St. Michael’s, MD, after owning a small farm there for 36 years (20+ weekending from NYC and 12+ on her own, as a widow). The family didn’t know where to go and a lot of time was spent on real estate websites. Only caveat, a shorter drive from NYC for weekending for the family -- son, Rod, and granddaughter, Ellery, found South House in Tyringham on Sotheby’s Online. Gladys Montgomery, the estate agent, was called. Appointment made. A drive to Massachusetts on April Fool’s Day 2017...in the snow...and, when the front door opened, ah! Home! Nancy moved in on September 29, 2017. Nancy and husband, Rod, lived and worked in NYC for 40+ years. Rod in real estate sales and management and Nancy in Retail, at Tiffany and Co. 5th Avenue and 57th Street as a buyer for non-jewelry items, china, crystal, silver, baby gifts et al. completing her 30 years in Product Development. Nancy was a member of the Board of Governors of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, MD, a Board Member at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, MD, and President of the Talbot County Garden Club, Easton, MD and enjoyed an active social life (which seems to be continuing here in the Berkshires). Born in Boston, Nancy is enjoying being back in New England...even the winters … so far … and thankful to have landed in Tyringham!

    Carol Johnson and Preston Stuart live on a 4-acre farm in Bethlehem, CT and spend their winters in Palm Beach. They are both members of the Lenox Croquet Club. Carol started the first independent Home Care business in CT over 40 years ago and is still actively running it. She has served on several boards for various service organizations in CT over the years, including the Red Cross and running a shelter for animals. Carol was on the CT Statewide Grievance Committee for Lawyers for a decade. She enjoys cooking, movies, reading, travel, tennis, and competitive croquet. Preston worked for JP Morgan managing a division of their Corporate Communications department for a decade, then became VP, Communications for Citicorp at their corporate headquarters in Manhattan. After becoming General Manager of a national food company, he launched his own food brand, Kicking Mule. Preston creates fine art paintings and has produced movies as well as music and food events. He enjoys cooking, movies, reading, travel, tennis, golf, and especially competitive croquet, currently ranked a minus handicap player.

    Jay and Anne Peters King Anne's family settled in Lenox in 1872 where many generations have continuously lived and gathered. Anne recently sold the family house at 33 Yokun (in the family for 70 years) and looks to the Lenox Club as their "new home" here. Jay and Anne's primary residences have been in the Syracuse, NY area for 54 years where they raised their 4 children and now have 15 grandkids. Jay, Yale '64 with a B.A. in history, pursued two different careers -- first in financial planning, then in urban public education. With an interest in collecting 18th and 19th American furniture and organizing several certified historic restorations, Jay founded the Preservation Assoc. of CNY and the Sedgwick Farms Neighborhood Association and served as chairman of the Garvan Committee on American Arts and co-founded the Friends of American Arts, both at Yale. He established the Hambletonians Foundation, a mentoring organization in which inner-city at-risk children worked with horses. In his retirement, Jay focuses on adaptation of historic barns (their house in Cazenovia is a readapted 1795 English barn), plays bridge, reads and collects German stamps from 1849 to 1990. Anne, Wells '65, was a school social worker in the SCSD for 26 years. Volunteerism is an important part of her life with favorites being Hospice, Planned Parenthood and CNY Literacy tutoring ESL/ELL students (currently Turkish women). Anne belongs to Portfolio Club (a 146 year old woman's study group -- this year's topic The Bill of Rights), docents at Lorenzo (a NYS historic site), brings handbells, is an avid gardener and VP of the Cazenovia GC and travels yearly with OAT. She plays bridge and tennis and loves to swim, kayak, sail and cross-country ski and snowshoe.

    Beverly Kostrinsky is a new resident of the Berkshires, having just bought a place in Lenox. Her main residence is in Purchase, NY. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute and worked in fashion design, illustration, and art education. Her wonderful family is comprised of two married sons and five grandchildren. Her hobbies are quilting, collecting ceramics and studio glass.

    Julie Lewit-Nirenberg and Saul Nirenberg Julie is loving her challenging and exciting third career as a newly minted real estate agent with Barnbrook Realty. Julie enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the magazine business as a member of the original team of Ms., launch Publisher of New York Woman, Mirabella and Savvy and Publisher of Mademoiselle. She started her own magazine company with Mode, the first “Vogue quality” style magazine for women of size and Girl, the first multi-cultural publication for the younger set. She started two successful non-profit organizations, American Prostate Cancer Initiative and Operation Reinvent. The latter guided soon-to-be-veteran women reenter the civilian workforce and society after their military careers. An avid opera lover (and Met backstage tour guide), adventure traveler/trekker and tennis player, Julie spends most of her time in the Berkshires with her husband Saul Nirenberg and adored Wheaten Terrier puppy, Oliver, who rules the house with his antics and iron paws. Saul, now retired, has put an end to a career marked by diversity. Early on he manufactured men's handkerchiefs, undergarments, sport shirts and regular shirts. Then he became a stockbroker which led to being a partner at L. F. Rothschild and Company. Next he became an Expert Witness representing investors who had been cheated by their stockbrokers. And finally, after finding being on the witness stand for 8 hours was too much, he became a consultant to other Expert Witnesses, always on the side of the investor.

    Amy and Miles Moffatt moved last year to Stockbridge from Washington, DC. Amy is a native New Yorker (Long Island), attended Syracuse University and graduated with an MBA. She worked in marketing for several years at Doubleday and Publishers Clearing House. She later worked as a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch, and most recently for the United Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. She and Miles raised two daughters while moving around for Miles' jobs in Connecticut, Alabama, NY and DC. Hillary is a Great Barrington resident, working at Canyon Ranch. Samantha is in real estate in the DC area with Sotheby's. Miles grew up in West Stockbridge, and is an engineer who has worked in design and construction with a variety of experiences ranging from NASA space shuttle missions to water treatment systems and power plants. The Moffatt's enjoy travel, book clubs, outdoor sports and Lenox Club events! We are really enjoying being new members.

    Emilie Papa was born and raised in the Berkshires. She graduated from UMass Boston as a Registered Nurse and currently works as the Executive Director at Side by Side Assisted Living and part time Critical Care Nurse at Berkshire Medical Center. She loves animals of every kind and is passionate about health, fitness, and spreading kindness. She enjoys oldies music, meeting people, exploring nature, and seeing different places. She’s happiest when she’s with her friends and family, learning new things and challenging herself to be better.

    Duncan Pollock, a graduate of Yale, was a reporter and columnist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News for three years, contributing as well to ART News and Art in America before earning his M.B.A. from NYU’s Stern School of Business on a Ford Fellowship. He began his advertising career at Young & Rubicam, and went on to become chairman of Ammirati Puris Lintas’ North American operations with offices in New York, Toronto and other cities. He also served as president of Siegel & Gale, a global brand consultancy. Duncan was a founding board member of President Clinton’s Welfare-to-Work Partnership in Washington, D.C., established after the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 to enlist business support for creating new jobs. He is currently a trustee at St. Stephen’s School in Rome, Italy; founder of culinary website ChowGuys.net; a board member of the Norman Rockwell Museum; and on the Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Stockbridge, where he now lives.

    William and Deborah Ryan are residents of Great Barrington. They are active supporters of many of the Berkshires’ most prominent non-profits, including the Mahaiwe Theatre, Shakespeare & Co., Construct, Railroad Street, CATA, Literacy Network, Berkshire Grown, and Austin Riggs. More generally they are energetic aficionados of art, travel, theater, history (Bill’s an enthusiastic admirer of Ulysses S. Grant, Deb has a hometown girl’s special affection for Fort Ticonderoga), and literature (Lapham’s Quarterly).

    Jane Ryan has lived in Stockbridge since her marriage to William Ryan in 1956. Her three children, Nina, Billy and Laura, gattended Berkshire Country Day and she served as President of the board of that school. She also at that time worked successfully with Joan Kopperl to prevent Shadowbrook (now Kripalu) from becoming a state prison. She was also involved with Tanglewood for many years, serving as an overseer and co-chair of the Tanglewood council and, as an amateur pianist, was privileged to play house concerts with members of the orchestra. During the 1980’s she worked for Berkshire Motion Picture and then went on to form her own company and become a software developer. In 1995, she created a CD-ROM game to teach history to middle school age students. After the death of her first husband in 1995 she was married briefly to Joseph Wasserman who died in 2004. She continues to host concerts at her home. She has also worked for many years on her garden, which was documented in 2016 by the Lenox Garden Club for the Smithsonian Institution.

    Neal Tolchin teaches American literature at Hunter and the PhD Program in English--CUNY. He is the author of numerous articles and Mourning, Gender and Creativity in the Art of Herman Melville (Yale UP, 1988). While beginning his career as a specialist in 19th century American Literature, he is now focusing on contemporary multicultural American authors. He lives both in Manhattan on the Upper East Side as well as in Lenox on the weekends and during the summer.

    Caroline Weisberger moved to West Stockbridge over 30 years ago with her husband and two young sons. She is a psychiatric nurse practitioner working locally and in the Springfield area. Her son, Rob, lives in Lenox and son, Alex, is raising her four grandchildren in Lancaster, PA. Prior to moving from the New York area she had a brief career as a singing actress in off-off Broadway theater and opera. She enjoys reading, hiking and dining with friends, especially at the Lenox Club.

    Sean and Kathryn Wilson returned to the Berkshires full-time four years ago after 18 years in Connecticut. Sean retired from 30 years in finance, 25 of them with G.E., and is continuing his career as a consultant and as an outdoor guide for Canyon Ranch, but still taking time for his hobbies of hiking, fishing, kayaking, and beekeeping. Kathy has retired as an elementary school teacher, her second career after public relations, and loves having time for fiber arts hobbies and raising chickens. They are also enjoying getting involved in Richmond life. Sean is a volunteer for the town of Richmond and for St. Ann’s Church. Kathy is a Richmond Library Trustee and member of the Richmond Building Committee. They are enjoying traveling, to visit friends and relatives, and to visit their four children and two young grandsons who are spread out across the USA.

    Geoffrey and Susan Woglom have been enjoying weekends and summers at their home in Lenox since 2006. They have been commuting from Amherst/Northampton MA, where Geof has been teaching for the last 41 years as a Professor of Economics at Amherst College. During Geof’s sabbaticals, the Wogloms have lived in London, Cambridge, Cape Town and Nanjing. Sue retired several years ago from professional careers in both social work and law. As Geof moves towards retirement, the Wogloms look forward to spending more time in the Berkshires and becoming more involved in the community. They joined the Lenox Club to meet new people and enjoy social events. They also enjoy playing bridge. The Wogloms have three grown children and four young grandchildren.

    Suzanne Yale is a retired physician from New York City who has owned her Stockbridge home for thirty-five years. Since settling permanently in the Berkshires more than a year ago, she has become involved in the community. She has joined two book clubs and has become a board member of the Berkshire Botanical Garden and the Stockbridge Library Association. Suzanne is firmly dedicated to music and takes regular instruction in piano and cello. She could be a great asset in arranging musical events involving our new piano, and believes she could be persuaded to play for an occasional singalong. She is possessed of a vast collection of sheet music that could be used for such purposes.

    ave resided for many years. David, an attorney, has spent much of his career in a variety of entrepreneurial activities, largely in the commercial real estate development field in Boston, where although semi-retired still attends partnership meetings regularly there. While living in the Berkshires he has devoted most of his energy at the Berkshire Botanical Garden where he has been a Trustee for the past 13 years. Maria was born in Greece and grew up in Zambia and is a retired professor and administrator, most recently at Hellenic College, and Holy Cross Seminary in Brookline, MA, and before that at Leslie University in Cambridge, MA. Here in the Berkshires, she has served on a variety of committees, at the Mahaiwe Theater, as well as volunteered at the Berkshire Botanical Garden. She has kept bees for over 17 years and assists David in his gardening operations that include a large vegetable garden, orchard and berry shrubs. Maria and David enjoy their five children and eight grandchildren and share their home with Pepe, their Greek rescue dog, and two cats.

    Ann Denburg Cummis currently resides in West Orange, NJ, Richmond, MA, and New York City. She grew up in Maplewood, NJ, attended Brandeis University, married Clive Cummis in 1956 and moved back to Maplewood. She raised 4 daughters while representing Brandeis in many ways. For the past 50 years, she has been deeply involved in politics. She worked on many campaigns and served on committees for Governor Florio and President Clinton. Working with her husband, they raised campaign funds for candidates from the entire country. Today she is helping Cory Booker in his campaign for President. She has volunteered for many organizations. Professionally, she has been a fashion consultant for over 40 years. She is an avid art collector. She attends theatre, concerts and cabaret. She has traveled the globe and hopes to continue in the future.

    Sarah and John Dearie fell in love with the Lenox Club when it served as the “hub of operations” for them for their wedding several years ago. They had their rehearsal dinner at the Club; their bridal party stayed at the club throughout the weekend; and they hosted a Sunday brunch for their guests at the club as well. They live in New York City and Berlin, NY. Sarah's parents have a home in Stockbridge. Sarah is the development director of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City. John is the assistant development director of Saint David's School, a private boys school in NYC. They look forward to entertaining their friends at the Lenox Club and for their 2 year old daughter to develop the same love of the Lenox Club as they have.

    Austin and Heidi Frye As a CFP/investment advisor, Austin has extensive experience guiding business owners and affluent families in their financial/estate planning. At his Miami office he conducts seminars for various professional groups as well as for local seniors. Austin is an avid gardener with concentration on tropical fruits. He grows seven varieties of mangoes along with lychees, bananas, avocados, guava, etc. He is an avid paddle-boarder on the waters of Florida and the Northeast. The Fryes are committed to helping preserve the natural beauty of the Berkshires, as evidenced by their purchase of several strategic lots intended to preserve the serenity of October Mountain. Heidi is an active partner, along with Austin, in running their business. She focuses on website content development, HR matters, special events and enhancing client experiences.

    Linda Greenhouse and Gene Fidell have been part-time Stockbridge residents for the past eight years. Linda grew up in Connecticut and got to know the Berkshires as a summer camper. These days, she and Gene make the short trip from New Haven to Stockbridge throughout the year. Linda teaches at Yale Law School. Her specialty is the Supreme Court, which she covered for 30 years for the New York Times. She currently writes a twice-monthly op ed column about the Court for the Times. In her extracurricular life, she is president of the American Philosophical Society, the nation’s oldest learned society, based in Philadelphia. She is the first woman to head the organization since its founding by Benjamin Franklin in 1743. She serves on several nonprofit boards. Linda has given several talks at the Stockbridge Library about her recent books, and last year she gave a talk at the Lenox Club based on the most recent, a memoir entitled Just a Journalist. Her summer project this year was updating her Oxford University Press Book, The U.S. Supreme Court: A Very Short Introduction, for a second edition. Gene Fidell is currently in his 11th year teaching full-time at Yale Law School. He's also affiliated with his old law firm in Washington, DC. A native New Yorker, he studied at Queens College and Harvard Law School and served in the Coast Guard. His specialty is military justice. Linda and Gene have a daughter, Hannah Fidell, a Los Angeles-based filmmaker, who has had two of her movies in the Berkshire International Film Festival.

    David Hand and Mara McAdams both graduated from Yale and live in Singapore where David is managing director of a private equity firm. David also graduated from Harvard Business School. Mara has an MD from NYU Medical School and is currently a faculty member of Duke Medical School in Singapore. They have 3 children and spend much of the summer in Lenox.

    Elizabeth Hand and Matthew Cole live in Brooklyn, where he is an investigative reporter, and she is involved in a high-end women’s clothing business. They have three children. Elizabeth (Lizzie) went to Vassar and has a degree from the New York Culinary Institute. Matthew went to Sarah Lawrence and has a Masters degree from Columbia Journalism School.

    Katherine Hand and Matthew Brogan live in Washington, DC, and love to spend time in Lenox. Matt graduated from Colgate University and currently works in architecture, designing theaters and performing arts centers. Katherine graduated from Vassar College and has an MBA from the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern. She works for HP Inc. leading communications for the company's Corporate Sustainability and Social Impact team. Katherine and Matt are currently working on launching a new business in North Adams -- manufacturing and selling craft hard cider. Look out for Berkshire Cider Project this Spring at Greylock Works!

    James and Kristin Hatt moved to Lenox 10 years ago, after many years in New York City. Here, as permanent residents, they have grown to relish both the quiet nature of the community as well as the flourishing arts and cultural aspects of life in the Berkshires. In their time here they have been active and supportive in many cultural and community efforts. James was born and raised in England,received his degree from Cambridge, and served as a barrister in his professional life. His career also took him to Russia, where he worked for six years. He returned to the US and worked in telecommunications in the 1980s. He ventured successfully into the Manhattan real estate market before choosing to retire to a more pastoral setting. James is a scholar and author, as well. Kristin is a wonderful partner whose artistic abilities are expressed in her extensive gardens and wonderful photographs of nature. When they are not pursuing their avocations they travel quite a bit, sharing their adventures with friends and family.

    Nancy Hickey considers herself blessed that she and her family have landed in the Berkshires! It was time to leave St. Michael’s, MD, after owning a small farm there for 36 years (20+ weekending from NYC and 12+ on her own, as a widow). The family didn’t know where to go and a lot of time was spent on real estate websites. Only caveat, a shorter drive from NYC for weekending for the family -- son, Rod, and granddaughter, Ellery, found South House in Tyringham on Sotheby’s Online. Gladys Montgomery, the estate agent, was called. Appointment made. A drive to Massachusetts on April Fool’s Day 2017...in the snow...and, when the front door opened, ah! Home! Nancy moved in on September 29, 2017. Nancy and husband, Rod, lived and worked in NYC for 40+ years. Rod in real estate sales and management and Nancy in Retail, at Tiffany and Co. 5th Avenue and 57th Street as a buyer for non-jewelry items, china, crystal, silver, baby gifts et al. completing her 30 years in Product Development. Nancy was a member of the Board of Governors of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael’s, MD, a Board Member at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, MD, and President of the Talbot County Garden Club, Easton, MD and enjoyed an active social life (which seems to be continuing here in the Berkshires). Born in Boston, Nancy is enjoying being back in New England...even the winters … so far … and thankful to have landed in Tyringham!

    Carol Johnson and Preston Stuart live on a 4-acre farm in Bethlehem, CT and spend their winters in Palm Beach. They are both members of the Lenox Croquet Club. Carol started the first independent Home Care business in CT over 40 years ago and is still actively running it. She has served on several boards for various service organizations in CT over the years, including the Red Cross and running a shelter for animals. Carol was on the CT Statewide Grievance Committee for Lawyers for a decade. She enjoys cooking, movies, reading, travel, tennis, and competitive croquet. Preston worked for JP Morgan managing a division of their Corporate Communications department for a decade, then became VP, Communications for Citicorp at their corporate headquarters in Manhattan. After becoming General Manager of a national food company, he launched his own food brand, Kicking Mule. Preston creates fine art paintings and has produced movies as well as music and food events. He enjoys cooking, movies, reading, travel, tennis, golf, and especially competitive croquet, currently ranked a minus handicap player.

    Jay and Anne Peters King Anne's family settled in Lenox in 1872 where many generations have continuously lived and gathered. Anne recently sold the family house at 33 Yokun (in the family for 70 years) and looks to the Lenox Club as their "new home" here. Jay and Anne's primary residences have been in the Syracuse, NY area for 54 years where they raised their 4 children and now have 15 grandkids. Jay, Yale '64 with a B.A. in history, pursued two different careers -- first in financial planning, then in urban public education. With an interest in collecting 18th and 19th American furniture and organizing several certified historic restorations, Jay founded the Preservation Assoc. of CNY and the Sedgwick Farms Neighborhood Association and served as chairman of the Garvan Committee on American Arts and co-founded the Friends of American Arts, both at Yale. He established the Hambletonians Foundation, a mentoring organization in which inner-city at-risk children worked with horses. In his retirement, Jay focuses on adaptation of historic barns (their house in Cazenovia is a readapted 1795 English barn), plays bridge, reads and collects German stamps from 1849 to 1990. Anne, Wells '65, was a school social worker in the SCSD for 26 years. Volunteerism is an important part of her life with favorites being Hospice, Planned Parenthood and CNY Literacy tutoring ESL/ELL students (currently Turkish women). Anne belongs to Portfolio Club (a 146 year old woman's study group -- this year's topic The Bill of Rights), docents at Lorenzo (a NYS historic site), brings handbells, is an avid gardener and VP of the Cazenovia GC and travels yearly with OAT. She plays bridge and tennis and loves to swim, kayak, sail and cross-country ski and snowshoe.

    Beverly Kostrinsky is a new resident of the Berkshires, having just bought a place in Lenox. Her main residence is in Purchase, NY. She is a graduate of Pratt Institute and worked in fashion design, illustration, and art education. Her wonderful family is comprised of two married sons and five grandchildren. Her hobbies are quilting, collecting ceramics and studio glass.

    Julie Lewit-Nirenberg and Saul Nirenberg Julie is loving her challenging and exciting third career as a newly minted real estate agent with Barnbrook Realty. Julie enjoyed a long and rewarding career in the magazine business as a member of the original team of Ms., launch Publisher of New York Woman, Mirabella and Savvy and Publisher of Mademoiselle. She started her own magazine company with Mode, the first “Vogue quality” style magazine for women of size and Girl, the first multi-cultural publication for the younger set. She started two successful non-profit organizations, American Prostate Cancer Initiative and Operation Reinvent. The latter guided soon-to-be-veteran women reenter the civilian workforce and society after their military careers. An avid opera lover (and Met backstage tour guide), adventure traveler/trekker and tennis player, Julie spends most of her time in the Berkshires with her husband Saul Nirenberg and adored Wheaten Terrier puppy, Oliver, who rules the house with his antics and iron paws. Saul, now retired, has put an end to a career marked by diversity. Early on he manufactured men's handkerchiefs, undergarments, sport shirts and regular shirts. Then he became a stockbroker which led to being a partner at L. F. Rothschild and Company. Next he became an Expert Witness representing investors who had been cheated by their stockbrokers. And finally, after finding being on the witness stand for 8 hours was too much, he became a consultant to other Expert Witnesses, always on the side of the investor.

    Amy and Miles Moffatt moved last year to Stockbridge from Washington, DC. Amy is a native New Yorker (Long Island), attended Syracuse University and graduated with an MBA. She worked in marketing for several years at Doubleday and Publishers Clearing House. She later worked as a financial adviser at Merrill Lynch, and most recently for the United Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. She and Miles raised two daughters while moving around for Miles' jobs in Connecticut, Alabama, NY and DC. Hillary is a Great Barrington resident, working at Canyon Ranch. Samantha is in real estate in the DC area with Sotheby's. Miles grew up in West Stockbridge, and is an engineer who has worked in design and construction with a variety of experiences ranging from NASA space shuttle missions to water treatment systems and power plants. The Moffatt's enjoy travel, book clubs, outdoor sports and Lenox Club events! We are really enjoying being new members.

    Emilie Papa was born and raised in the Berkshires. She graduated from UMass Boston as a Registered Nurse and currently works as the Executive Director at Side by Side Assisted Living and part time Critical Care Nurse at Berkshire Medical Center. She loves animals of every kind and is passionate about health, fitness, and spreading kindness. She enjoys oldies music, meeting people, exploring nature, and seeing different places. She’s happiest when she’s with her friends and family, learning new things and challenging herself to be better.

    Duncan Pollock, a graduate of Yale, was a reporter and columnist for the Denver Rocky Mountain News for three years, contributing as well to ART News and Art in America before earning his M.B.A. from NYU’s Stern School of Business on a Ford Fellowship. He began his advertising career at Young & Rubicam, and went on to become chairman of Ammirati Puris Lintas’ North American operations with offices in New York, Toronto and other cities. He also served as president of Siegel & Gale, a global brand consultancy. Duncan was a founding board member of President Clinton’s Welfare-to-Work Partnership in Washington, D.C., established after the Welfare Reform Act of 1996 to enlist business support for creating new jobs. He is currently a trustee at St. Stephen’s School in Rome, Italy; founder of culinary website ChowGuys.net; a board member of the Norman Rockwell Museum; and on the Vestry of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Stockbridge, where he now lives.

    William and Deborah Ryan are residents of Great Barrington. They are active supporters of many of the Berkshires’ most prominent non-profits, including the Mahaiwe Theatre, Shakespeare & Co., Construct, Railroad Street, CATA, Literacy Network, Berkshire Grown, and Austin Riggs. More generally they are energetic aficionados of art, travel, theater, history (Bill’s an enthusiastic admirer of Ulysses S. Grant, Deb has a hometown girl’s special affection for Fort Ticonderoga), and literature (Lapham’s Quarterly).

    Jane Ryan has lived in Stockbridge since her marriage to William Ryan in 1956. Her three children, Nina, Billy and Laura, gattended Berkshire Country Day and she served as President of the board of that school. She also at that time worked successfully with Joan Kopperl to prevent Shadowbrook (now Kripalu) from becoming a state prison. She was also involved with Tanglewood for many years, serving as an overseer and co-chair of the Tanglewood council and, as an amateur pianist, was privileged to play house concerts with members of the orchestra. During the 1980’s she worked for Berkshire Motion Picture and then went on to form her own company and become a software developer. In 1995, she created a CD-ROM game to teach history to middle school age students. After the death of her first husband in 1995 she was married briefly to Joseph Wasserman who died in 2004. She continues to host concerts at her home. She has also worked for many years on her garden, which was documented in 2016 by the Lenox Garden Club for the Smithsonian Institution.

    Neal Tolchin teaches American literature at Hunter and the PhD Program in English--CUNY. He is the author of numerous articles and Mourning, Gender and Creativity in the Art of Herman Melville (Yale UP, 1988). While beginning his career as a specialist in 19th century American Literature, he is now focusing on contemporary multicultural American authors. He lives both in Manhattan on the Upper East Side as well as in Lenox on the weekends and during the summer.

    Caroline Weisberger moved to West Stockbridge over 30 years ago with her husband and two young sons. She is a psychiatric nurse practitioner working locally and in the Springfield area. Her son, Rob, lives in Lenox and son, Alex, is raising her four grandchildren in Lancaster, PA. Prior to moving from the New York area she had a brief career as a singing actress in off-off Broadway theater and opera. She enjoys reading, hiking and dining with friends, especially at the Lenox Club.

    Sean and Kathryn Wilson returned to the Berkshires full-time four years ago after 18 years in Connecticut. Sean retired from 30 years in finance, 25 of them with G.E., and is continuing his career as a consultant and as an outdoor guide for Canyon Ranch, but still taking time for his hobbies of hiking, fishing, kayaking, and beekeeping. Kathy has retired as an elementary school teacher, her second career after public relations, and loves having time for fiber arts hobbies and raising chickens. They are also enjoying getting involved in Richmond life. Sean is a volunteer for the town of Richmond and for St. Ann’s Church. Kathy is a Richmond Library Trustee and member of the Richmond Building Committee. They are enjoying traveling, to visit friends and relatives, and to visit their four children and two young grandsons who are spread out across the USA.

    Geoffrey and Susan Woglom have been enjoying weekends and summers at their home in Lenox since 2006. They have been commuting from Amherst/Northampton MA, where Geof has been teaching for the last 41 years as a Professor of Economics at Amherst College. During Geof’s sabbaticals, the Wogloms have lived in London, Cambridge, Cape Town and Nanjing. Sue retired several years ago from professional careers in both social work and law. As Geof moves towards retirement, the Wogloms look forward to spending more time in the Berkshires and becoming more involved in the community. They joined the Lenox Club to meet new people and enjoy social events. They also enjoy playing bridge. The Wogloms have three grown children and four young grandchildren.

    Suzanne Yale is a retired physician from New York City who has owned her Stockbridge home for thirty-five years. Since settling permanently in the Berkshires more than a year ago, she has become involved in the community. She has joined two book clubs and has become a board member of the Berkshire Botanical Garden and the Stockbridge Library Association. Suzanne is firmly dedicated to music and takes regular instruction in piano and cello. She could be a great asset in arranging musical events involving our new piano, and believes she could be persuaded to play for an occasional singalong. She is possessed of a vast collection of sheet music that could be used for such purposes.