Parties & Openings
March 16 - Williamstown
WCMA Season Celebration
March 3 - Lenox
Andrew DeVries Benefit Party
Feb. 23 - Pittsfield
Real Art Party
Habitat for Humanity Sets Sail
Rachel Louchen reports from Salisbury. On Saturday, July 13, the recently built Boathouse at Salisbury School served as a fitting location for a fundraiser to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Connecticut, which has been building affordable housing in the area since 1991. Funds raised at the the wine and beer tasting and silent auction will allow Habitat to continue to help low income families in the area with housing, offering zero-interest mortgages and organizing volunteers for construction. In total, they have completed eight homes, are nearing completion on two others, and have recently purchased an 11th in Canaan. Guests sipped on beer from Barrington Brewery and wine from The Cornwall Package Store as they bid on goods such as a week’s stay in Cape Cod and an Icelandic lamb from local farmer Sam Waterston, and enjoyed one-of-a-kind views of Lake Washinee and Salisbury sunset. But the real treat for all involved was news of a Norfolk family’s plan to soon move into their Habitat house, and the continued success of the organization. At left, Board President Tracey Atwood with the Executive Director Dawn Whalen.
Bill Kirber with his wife, committee member Sue, who coordinated the silent auction; Amanda Ruskin with volunteer, Rita Delgado.
Gerry Wendrovsky and Karen Reich; Habitat Board Secretary Elsie Stapf, with her mother, Patty Stapf.
Co-Chair Mike Schopp with committee member George Massey, and Co-Chair John Pogue.
Longtime supporters Kathy and Michael Voldstad; Board member for 11 years Lyn Hart, with Maureen Tesoro.
Margaret Doyle with former board member Hank Rosler; Attorney Anthony Nania gave guests rides down the gravel road to the boathouse.
Elsie Staph, Board President Tracey Atwood, Building Committee member Mark Burke, Volunteer Gerry McMahon and in front, Board Vice President Serena Granberry.