Northside Dining Adventure update: Thank you to Northside Dining Adventure co-chairs Mary Beth DeNucci and Suzanne Cuccurrulo for their fantastic job making Northside Dining Adventure such a successful night. They organized an amazing array of hosts; thanks to Susan Black & Richard O'Neal, Jo & Colin Doherty and Isabelle & Strom Thacker, Jill & Michael Fischer, Veronique & Ivan Kugener, Lynne LeBlanc and Randall Bock, Jennifer Price & Katya Salkever, Magda Chavez & Fernando Lopez, Debbie & Lance Wasson, Kathleen & Rory Maguire, Tracy & John Martin, Lauren & Adam Paton, Joy Huber & Randy Ellis, Maryann Volpe & Chip Trayner, Pam Wright & John Fitzpatrick, Alison & David Montague for being such generous hosts. Thanks, also, to Betsy Spensieri for her planning assistance and to Betsy Hewitt and Elizabeth Reilly for their help setting up the Neighborhood Club on Friday evening. Thank you to Rich Labedz and the amazing NN Jazz Combo that entertained at North for appetizers and to Russell Kaplan and Paul Batchelor for the dessert-time entertainment. Special thanks to Lisa McKinney and the superb student chefs from the Culinary Arts department for the great appetizers. It was a terrific night and we think we are safe in saying a fun time was had by all. Thank you all and thank you to all the families and friends who participated and enjoyed the fine food, wine and company!
Teacher Appreciation update: Teachers enjoy taste of Italy! Thanks to Teacher Appreciation co-chairs Sharon Diamond and Laurie Gershkowitz, teachers enjoyed a delectable Italian feast on Wednesday during their late evening of parent conferences. Thanks also to all the volunteers who helped with time, food, and donations: Judy Levenfeld, Michiko Yamagata, Dana Holland, Sally Brickell, Helen MacIntosh, Andy Gluck, Sue Amatucci, Kimberly Rowe, Lisa Sampson, Lori Seuch, Janette Galbraith, Heather Campbell, Gloria Gavris, Beth Brooks, Andrea Plotkin, Allison Donelan, Deb Nemetz, Kevin Dunckel, Marcea Rosenblatt, Lisa Porter, Donna Manley, Stephanie Khurana, Sarah Schoettle, Alison Conant, Eileen Morrison, Karen Clay, Susan Haber, Leslie Fabry, Lori Beizer, Emily Moskowitz, Diane Sakakini-Rao, Huiuan Xu, Maureen Sullivan Resnick, Jan Cook Hansell, Becky Manley, Maria Sullivan, Lisa Conti, Lili Sloane, Jill Fischer, Sarah Meyer, Dianne Phillips, Beth Berman, Julia Sweet, Mary Beth Denucci, Jenny Gamson, Susan Cassidy, Betsy Spensieri, Linda McLaughlin, Louise Gessel, Lisa Hills, Libby Hohmann, Deb Drucker, Lynne LeBlanc, Karen Bottar, Pam Diamond, Julie Youdovin, Sara Kleinberg, Ruth Comstock, Linne Kimball, Glen Ellison, Susan Rosenberg, Dian Bohannon, Nina Mayer, Lisa Cohen-Halin, Christine McLennan. Kudos to all!