Current Member News
Stasha Healy is delighted to announce that she wrote the Greenwich section of the Connecticut 169 Club and that it was chosen by the Hartford Courant as one of the 20 Best Books in 2018 by Connecticut authors. The book's editor found a person who lived in all 169 towns in the state and these contributors shared what to do and see in their towns for potential visitors. Our own president, Sarah Darer Littman, is also on the Hartford Courant list for "Anything but Okay."
Sarah Darer Littman’s columns are included in a recently published anthology edited by New England Newspaper Hall of Fame member James H. Smith: OPINIONATED WOMEN in the Land of Steady Habits. (She can’t imagine why…) Sarah will be appearing with James Smith at the Perrot Library on Wednesday, March 20th at 7:30 pm, when he will give a talk about the book.
Doris Mady breathed a deep sigh of relief when she completed all seven of her pet portraits commissioned as Christmas gifts on Dec. 20! Among them were: Hazel Playing in the Sheets, Unconditional Love, Echo, “What Mud?”, and Alison’s Cat.
Arlene Mark has a new email: RickMadiera@gmail.com
Catherine Stahl won First Prize in Greenwich Magazine’s “2019 People Photography Contest”. This yearly contest asks local residents to capture a moment in time in Greenwich.
Spotlight: Catherine Horn
Catherine Horn, a new Letters member (Associate), is a retired Educator/School Psychologist whose greatest passions in life are her family, children and writing. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Special Education from Wheelock College (now a part of Boston University), in Boston, MA, in 1978. Upon graduation, Catherine returned to Greenwich, where she had lived prior to college, and taught children with learning disabilities at Eagle Hill School for two years. Catherine began teaching students with special needs (learning and behavioral) for Greenwich Public Schools in 1980 while pursuing graduate work part-time. She earned her Master’s Degree (1984) and Certificate of Advanced Study (C.A.S.) /6th Year (1988) in School Psychology from Fairfield University in Fairfield, CT. After making the transition from Teacher to School Psychologist, Catherine proudly served the students, families, teachers, and administrators of Greenwich, primarily at Cos Cob School, for a total of 36 years before retiring in 2016.
Catherine believes that there is no better form of creative expression than writing; that there is no greater joy than to find the right words, phrases, and sentences to integrate ideas, thoughts, and feelings that converge to create the stories of our lives. To that end, Catherine has been writing for as long as she can remember, beginning with diaries, journal entries, lovesick poems with the kind of angst only teenagers can exude, as well as high school and college newspaper articles. As an adult, Catherine has written numerous stories for children, countless Psychoeducational Evaluation Reports, articles and presentations for parents, and eulogies for far too many family members. She has continued to write poetry with more mature themes including social injustice. Most recently, Catherine has ventured into writing memoir which she finds fascinating and rewarding.
Catherine is a collector of quotes, books (especially ones about writing), beach stones, Nicholas Moss Pottery (from Ireland) and all things blue and white. Her favorite places include Maine in summer, Vermont at Christmas, and Todd’s Point anytime.
Catherine lives in Greenwich with her husband, Bill, their son, Rob, and their 3-year-old Havanese dog, Chewbacca (Chewy, for short). Their daughter, Kelly, and son-in-law, Neal, live in nearby Westport, CT with their 17-month old daughter where Catherine, as “MeMa”, can often be found singing nursery rhymes, telling stories, reading children’s books, and playing on the floor.
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