Hello, ’99s! The chill of winter is fast approaching as we near the holiday season and the end of another year. I hope this year, the beginning of a new decade, has treated all of you well. We have lots of news to share.
First, Sean Taylor and Eric Del Pozo write that on July 10 Andrew Butterworth married Linda Fessenden in the shadow of the Portland Head Light in Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Alums on hand for the new Mrs. Butterworth’s unveiling included groomsmen Kevin Goldman, Nathaniel Rink and Sean Taylor, as well as Eric Del Pozo, Zach Lowe, Erik Tanouye, Stephen Jackett, Jaime (Ober) Jackett, Julie Sloane and Ilya Magazanin ’00. The groom also managed to play his trademark trumpet (and quite well) for several songs during the wedding reception. Everyone agreed that it was nice to get together again and reminisced about the good old days of getting blitzed.
Jeff Fine reports that Michelle Sweetser and husband Ben ’97 welcomed a new son to their family last summer. Jonah Robert Sweetser, born on June 28, weighed in at 6 pounds, 5.4 ounces, and measured just more than 20 inches long. According to Michelle, “He’s got a little hair on top of his head and all his little toes and fingers!” Congratulations, Michelle and Ben!
Joanne (Fixman) Loring also became a proud parent. Joanne writes that she and husband Eric ’93 welcomed son Ian Meyer to the world on June 5. Ian joins big sister Esther. The Loring family is doing well.
In other news, Bridget Kimball received the 2010 Spirit of Service award from the class to recognize outstanding community service by our classmates. Bridget has participated in a range of initiatives to improve the quality of education and strengthen civil society and media independence in Gambia, Rwanda and Somalia. Well done, Bridget!
That’s all the news for now. However, you can also keep-up-to-date with ’99 news by joining the updated “Dartmouth College Class of 1999” group on Facebook. This is a private group, which means that you can share photos and stories without fear of the whole world looking in. You can find the group by doing a search on Facebook and will be granted access by a moderator. Have a look at the new site when you can and enjoy!
I hope you all enjoy the holidays and I look forward to sharing more news with you in the New Year!
—Tony Perry, 12 Meadow Court, Moor Lane, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 4YT, UK; email@example.com