Mini Reunions

Classmates have gathered for casual lunches and grand dinners, visited museums, attended plays and toured back roads on motorcycles. One thing is common — there are a lot of smiling faces in these photographs.

Julia Aurbacher Bergstrom, Andy Margolis Selzer, Tess Pemantel Dunhoff and Claire Schmidt Jones get together for lunch at the Log Beach Museum of Art in August, 2015.
In October, 2015, Sue Hurlburt Jacques, Enid Sodergren Oberholtzer, Tess Pemantel Dunhoff and Nan Hellens Gregory pose during a larger group mini in Boston.
Andy Margolis Selzer, Carol Ramsey, Mount Hermon classmate Leonard Way, Tess’ husband Don Fairley, Claire Schmidt Jones, Julia Aurbacher Bergstrom, Marty Seeley and Tess Dunhoff enjoyed a lunch at The Dunhoff-Fairley home in Long Beach, California in February, 2016.
Muffie Michaelson, Carol Ramsey and Tess Pemantel Dunhoff at the Jimmy Carter Library in Atlanta in June, 2016. This was the Continual Struggle Exhibit by Brian Washington.
In September, 2016, a group of NMH 1970 classmates met at the school to start planning our 50th reunion in 2020. Here are the women of Northfield 1970 in attendance: Tess Pemantel Dunhoff, Enid Sodergren Oberholtzer, Mary Kate Truax, Ann Smith, Claire Schmidt Jones, Marty Seely, Sylvia Bailey Marshall and Carol Ramsey.
A gathering in New York City in June, 2016 where attendees enjoyed dinner and Turn Me Loose, a play based on the life of Dick Gregory starring Joe Morton and written by our own Gretchen Law. Here is Tess Pemantel Dunhoff and Gretchen.
Rickey Brown, Bengene Brown and Ray Ramsey MH ’67 at the NYC dinner.
Carol Ramsey, Amy Wong and Tess Pemantel Dunhoff at the NYC dinner.
Cindy Stinchfield Ryan and Tess Pemantel Dunhoff enjoyed a lunch together outside of Phoenix in November, 2016.
Deborah Whiting and Tess Pemantel Dunhoff got together for coffee in Fountain Valley, CA in December, 2016.
Kay Robertson Rod, Carol Ramsey and Tess Pemantel Dunhoff enjoyed funk and wine at the Rosenthal Wine and Patio in May, 2017.
Tess Pemantel Dunhoff, Gemi Taylor, Deborah Whiting, Carol Ramsey, Brandon Reagan, Lester Crawford, Kay Robertson Rod mixing Northfield gals with the members of a terrific band, the Brandon Reagan Project, at the Malibu Estates Winery in October, 2017.
Anne Mavor share he “I am My White Ancestors” art story with Julia Auerbacher Bergstrom, Tess Pemantel Dunhoff and Carol Ramsey at lunch in Union Station in December, 2017.
Claire Schmidt Jones and Tess Pemantel Dunhoff at dinner in St. George, Utah.

In December, 2016, a mini was organized by Carol Ramsey to visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. After viewing the exhibits, here is the group attending dinner together:  Kate Truax, Sylvia Bailey Marshall, Tess Pemantel Dunhoff, Jane Ellen Reid, Carol Graves Zahm, Stefani Danes, Stephi’s husband Doug Cooper, Amy Wong, Katie Whitehead, Carol Ramsey, Linda Keniston, Cheryl Johnson, Amy Chang, Enid Sodergren Oberholtzer and Tom Oberholtzer.
Mini reunion in Las Vegas in October, 2018. Left to right seated are Tess Dunhoff, Claire Schmidt Jones and Carol Ramsey; and standing are Kate Truax and Sylvia Marshall Bailey.
Mini reunion in Pittsford, NY in August, 2017 (from left) Kate Truax, Louise Rothery and Sylvia Marshall Bailey.
Rickey Brown and Karl Horne rocking the roads in the Carolinas in June, 2019.
Rickey Brown and Athan Billias catching up in Long Beach, California.
Sam Brett, John Gordon and Jesse Eichenbaum tee it up at Torrey Pines in La Jolla, California.
Carol Peaseley Holmes posing with a sculpture at North Carolina Museum of Fine Arts.
Stefani Danes, Linda Kenniston and Doug Cooper (Stefani’s husband) at African American Museum
Jim Eckardt, Sam Brett, Ted Maetellini and John Gordon huddle in a brobdingnagian chair at a miniature golf course
Carol Ramsey and Amy Wong with President Clinton in the 1990s.
Rickey Brown and Seth Hetherington at 40th reunion at Yale in 2014.
Hillsiders in DC (left to right) Stefi Danes, Katie Whitehead, Carol Ramsey, Linda Keniston and Amy Wong.
The Merry Band of Wanderers gathered at Nicatous Lake in Maine in August, 2019 — the seventh outing for these lads. From left, Alex Lotocki, Mark Vokey, Mark Carta, Join Rounds, Steve Johnson, Don Melson, Bruce Berk, Linc Baxter, Dave Ericson, Trevor Swett, Jerry Fraser, Tom Green, John Hargreaves, Neil Kiely, Gene Ward and Bob Horne.
Dave Ericson and his dog Tito hanging out in Vermont with Peter Joslin Brown in August 2019.
Mini reunion at Jenny Porter’s house in 2015.
Deborah “Dibbles” Persons (center), Margaret “Peggy” Wilson (left) and Ellen Frost got together in August 2019.
Tracy Comstock and Sylvia Marshall in 1968
Tracy Comstock and Sylvia Marshall in 1990
Steve Johnson and Carrie Pelzel meet for lunch on Charles Street in Boston in September, 2019.
Carrie Pelzel and husband Bruce McClintock ’60 and Mary McGrath Carty ’70 and husband Brian Carty attending a fundraiser in support of Th Women’s Lunch Place in Boston on October 18, 2019.
Claire Schmidt Jones with Rickey Brown at New York Seaport in June, 2012 when Claire was in NYC on vacation.
Cindy Stinchfield and Claire Schmidt Jones grab dinner in St. George Utah in June 2018.
Claire Schmidt Jones and Carol Ramsey lunching in Manhattan Beach, California in May, 2018.
Claire Schmidt Jones with Michael Wilson in Denver in May 2017
Take two Northfield girls, separate them for five decades, invite them to a Reunion Planning Meeting and they wear the same sweater. Kate Truax and Enid Sodergren Oberholtzer in September 2016.
Louise Rothery, Kate Truax and Sylvia Bailey at lunch in August 2017 in Pittsford, New York
Small World or On The Horns of a Dilemma?: Rajan Batra and John Gordon met by chance at a restaurant in southern California is November, 2019.
Merrill-Keep Seniors Lori Gerstenberger, Ellen Frost, Janet Persons and Karen Lee were joined by underclassmen Lisa Paszamant, Jane Kieffer, Hutton Jones and Polly Craig for a fabulous weekend in New York City in July 2019. More pictures below.
Athan Billias and Claire Schmidt Jones catch lunch in Las Vegas in January 2020.
John Hirsch, Rajan Batra and Neil Kiely met for dinner in Rhode Island when Rajan was in the area on business.
Bruce Berk, John Gordon and Steve Johnson met at Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, Vermont for lunch in January 2020.
Jennella Porter with her husband Dave meet with NMH friends at their home in July 2015
Lincoln Baxter in lighthouse during 2019 weekend in Maine
Neil Kiely working gas station skills in Maine in August 2019
Alex Lotocki (in yellow) self portrait at golf outing in 2019
(Left to right) Joanne Smolen Freeman, Garry Zimmerman and Doug Freeman at Boston’s Encore Hotel and Casino in January, 2020.
Bruce Berk clears a bothersome rock off the trail on the Kepler Track in New Zealand. He, Jesse Eichenbaum and a pal from their days at Tufts hiked more than 100 miles in early 2020 on a four day hike on the Kepler and a series of day hikes in the Fiordland National Park and other areas.
Bruce Berk and Jesse Eichenbaum on the trail in New Zealand.
(From left) Tufts classmate Greg Smith, Jesse Eichebaum and Bruce Berk atop Mt. Luxmore, the highest mountain in the region of New Zealand they hiked.

Dave and Karin Ericson visit John and Susan Hirsch at their home in South Carolina. Dickens is a little camera shy these days.

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