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Sophie's World My name is Sophie and I am a Tibetan Terrier just like Josie was, even though I never knew her. I was born on May 31,…

Sophie's World

My name is Sophie and I am a Tibetan Terrier just like Josie was, even though I never knew her. I was born on May 31, 2013 and went to live with my new parents…

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Maxine's Bat Mitzvah There was a lot of chanting going on in our timeshare while we were in Hawaii, and it wasn't just native Hawaiian songs.…

Maxine's Bat Mitzvah

There was a lot of chanting going on in our timeshare while we were in Hawaii, and it wasn't just native Hawaiian songs. Max was practicing for her adult Bat…

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Hawaii 2018 We just can't seem to get rid of Billy and Becky Laughlin when it comes to Hawaii. So back again for yet more fun above…

Hawaii 2018

We just can't seem to get rid of Billy and Becky Laughlin when it comes to Hawaii. So back again for yet more fun above and below the water.

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Grand Cayman 2018

Grand Cayman 2018

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Boston 2017 and the URJ Biennial Deb and Mary were visiting from Hawaii and joined us for the Union of Reform Judaism Biennial in Boston. Our…

Boston 2017 and the URJ Biennial

Deb and Mary were visiting from Hawaii and joined us for the Union of Reform Judaism Biennial in Boston. Our congregation had a platinum delegation and Max and…

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Long Meadow - Muscoot Farm 2017 A beautiful Fall Sunday morning was perfect for the annual Run The Farm road races at Muscoot Farm in Katonah, NY where…

Long Meadow - Muscoot Farm 2017

A beautiful Fall Sunday morning was perfect for the annual Run The Farm road races at Muscoot Farm in Katonah, NY where Long Meadow provided the entertainment

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Lutz Museum Farm Day 2017 It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon over Labor Day weekend playing with old friends Long Meadow and a Mountain Laurel…

Lutz Museum Farm Day 2017

It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon over Labor Day weekend playing with old friends Long Meadow and a Mountain Laurel 30 year reunion for the Lutz Children's…

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Solar Eclipse 2017 We only got 67-68% obscuration for the solar eclipse here in CT, but we still had a great time gathered with hundreds of…

Solar Eclipse 2017

We only got 67-68% obscuration for the solar eclipse here in CT, but we still had a great time gathered with hundreds of others at the observatory on the…

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Lake George 2017 Great weekend weather for Maxine's sibs to all get together for the first time in over a year at Lake George. Also some…

Lake George 2017

Great weekend weather for Maxine's sibs to all get together for the first time in over a year at Lake George. Also some white water rafting on the Sacandaga…

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Hawaii 2017 Back to Hawaii with friends Bill and Becky Laughlin. Several days in Honolulu visiting with Deb and Mary, two weeks in…

Hawaii 2017

Back to Hawaii with friends Bill and Becky Laughlin. Several days in Honolulu visiting with Deb and Mary, two weeks in Kauai, and lots of good diving.

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Grand Cayman 2017 We headed back to Grand Cayman for our 5th year of doing the Cayman Cookout, followed by a week of diving, eating, and…

Grand Cayman 2017

We headed back to Grand Cayman for our 5th year of doing the Cayman Cookout, followed by a week of diving, eating, and relaxation

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CT Wine Tour - Labor Day 2016 Deb and Mary were in from Hawaii and the weather was looking really nice. Instead of battling traffic for a long…

CT Wine Tour - Labor Day 2016

Deb and Mary were in from Hawaii and the weather was looking really nice. Instead of battling traffic for a long distance road trip we decided to get together…

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Celebratory Brunch for Deb and Mary

Deb and Mary came back East in September to visit for the first time since their wedding in Oahu in May, 2016. To celebrate for those that were unable to travel…

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Hawaii 2016

Our 2016 trip to Hawaii started in Oahu to attend Deb and Mary's wedding . Then we headed over to our Hanalei Bay timeshare once again for 2 weeks. Max's…

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Deb and Mary's Big Wedding

Sixteen years in the making, my sister finally! got married to the love of her life Mary on a bright, wonderful Spring afternoon in Kailua, Hawaii. Maxine and I…

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Maxine's Month of Endless 60th Birthday Celebrations

March was quite the birthday month for Max. First we threw a surprise birthday/retirement combo party for her, the following weekend was a sibs get-together in…

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Grand Cayman 2016

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Halloween 2015

Sophie gets superpowers and her Spidey-sense for Halloween

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Sarah and Steve Shapiro's Wedding

A picture perfect weekend in Lake George for the wedding of our niece Sarah Strasser and her fiancé Steve Shapiro

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Freeport, Maine - Labor Day 2015

Our first real road trip with Sophie was to Freeport, Maine over Labor Day weekend 2015. Perfect weather and dog friendly accomodations, parks, and restaurants…

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Hawaii 2015

Same as last year, we spent several days in Honolulu before our two weeks in Kauai at Hanalei Bay Resort . However, Deb and Mary were traveling in Vietnam at…

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Grand Cayman 2015

Another January trip to Grand Cayman over MLK weekend and the following week, for our third Cayman Cookout followed by a week of diving and golf

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Cassoulet

Bill and Becky Laughlin gifted us some duck leg confit, so with some duck wing and goose confit that we already had in the freezer, it was time to make a…

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Sushi Yasuda NYC, December 2014

A winter weekend in NYC and the most amazing omakase experience at one of the world's best sushi restaurants

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Durham Fair 2014

A beautiful Fall afternoon at the Durham Fair turned up some nice photo-ops

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CT River Cruise 2014

We had such a blast the previous year on Dan Nocera and Jeff Cohen's pontoon party boat , that Max was not to be deterred during the Middlesex Community…

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Newport, Labor Day 2014

Mansions, ocean views, great weather, and great food for our Labor Day getaway to Newport, RI

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Seafood Paella, July 4th 2014

What would Independence Day be without the ritual sacrifice of tasty crustaceans mixed into an authentic paella cooked up by Max! Billy and Becky Laughlin…

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Hawaii 2014

We extended our trip to Hawaii this year, spending a couple of days in Honolulu with Deb and Mary before heading over to Kauai for two weeks at our Hanalei Bay…

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Reivan 80th Birthday Dinner

Great dinner out at Michael Gennaro's to celebrate Reivan's 80th birthday

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Grand Cayman 2014

Our second year attending the Cayman Cookout, the sixth year of the event itself. We paced ourselves a bit better this year, having learned some (but not much)…

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Evie Ladin & Keith Terry House Concert, Nov 2013

Thom and Lisa Sayers hosted a house concert by Evie Ladin and Keith Terry on a cold November Saturday night

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CT River Pontoon Boat Cruise

Dan Nocera, an instructor at Middlesex Community College , offered up a 3 hour cruise on the CT River with him and his boat-buddy Jeff Cohen as an item for the…

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Hawaii 2013

We returned to the North Shore of Kauai for two weeks at our timeshare with a brief stopover in Honolulu to visit with Dave's sister. Max's sister Rhona and…

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New York City, March 2013

We joined Max's best friend Maureen Beurskens and Marke Baker in the city for a winter weekend of Book of Mormon and some mighty fine dining and sightseeing

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Grand Cayman 2013

Back to Grand Cayman, this year a week earlier in January so that we could attend Eric Ripert's Cayman Cookout, the permiere culinary event in the Caribbean

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Lake George 2012

Surprise get together for Florence at Robbie and Janie's lakeside house on Lake George

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Flo Kling's 75th Birthday Bash

On June 17, 2012, Flo's kids- Glenn, Michael, and Leslie - organized a birthday celebration at the Westchester Table Tennis Center

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Hawaii 2012

Back again to Kauai, this time with astoundingly better weather than the previous year, and with our good friends Billy and Becky Laughlin along for the fun

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Passover 2012

The Zeleznik and Klein families gathered at our house for the second night of Passover

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Florence Klein's 79th Birthday in NYC

Family gathered at the Water Club in Manhattan to celebrate Flo's 79th birthday

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Grand Cayman 2012

Back to Grand Cayman in January 2012 for more sun, fun, and diving

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Pleasant Lake, NH 2011

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Kennebunkport 2011

July 4th weekend, 2011, we went with Deb and Mary to Kennebunkport for their first visit to Maine. Josie becomes the center of attention wherever we go.

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Myra's 75th Birthday Celebration

Family and friends gathered at Splash Restaurant on the CT shore for a luncheon to celebrate Myra's 75th birthday

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Hawaii 2011

Our Spring 2011 trip to soggy Kauai. Two weeks at our timeshare in Princeville, lots of torrential rain, but beautiful skies when it cleared.

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Washington DC, 2011

March 2011 visit to Washington DC for a medical conference and some sightseeing

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Grand Cayman 2011

January 2011 escape to Grand Cayman, sun, great food, great diving

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Rhythm and Roots 2010

The Rhythm and Roots Festival in Charlestown, RI over Labor Day weekend 2010

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British Columbia 2010

August 2010 vacation to Victoria and Vancouver, British Columbia

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Hawaii 2010

Our May 2010 trip to Kauai

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Caribbean Cruise 2010

Our Jan 2010 cruise from Barbados to Ft. Lauderdale aboard SilverSea's Silver Shadow

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Orlando 2009

Orlando, November 2009
Max goes to a conference, Dave goes to GatorLand

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Halloween 2009

Josie terrorizes the neighborhood as Dogzilla

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Kerry and Anne Rugens Wedding

Kerry and Anne Rugens Wedding
October 10, 2009

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Rhythm and Roots 2009

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Lake George 2009

In August, we spent several days in the Lake George area, staying with Max's step-mom Flo at her place in Warrensburg, NY

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Kennebunkport 2009

Our trip to Kennebunkport Maine with Josie
July 4th weekend, 2009

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Hawaii 2009

Spring 2009 trip to Kauai and Oahu

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Boston 2009

March weekend trip to Boston and the Freedom Trail

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BMW 328xi Delivery

Max takes delivery of her 2009 Tasman Green BMW 328xi sedan

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Galley Bay, Antigua, 2009

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Paris 2008

In September, 2008 I was in Paris on business and met up with Ed Stern, friend and fellow MMB'er

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Hawaii 2008

Our Spring 2008 vacation to Hawaii, we spent one week in Oahu and one week in Kauai at our Princeville timeshare

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Durham Fair 2007

Deb and Mary were visiting from Hawaii, so what better Fall activity than a day at the Durham Fair

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Italy 2007

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Las Vegas 2007

A gloriously inebriated trip to Sin City with friends Billy and Becky Laughlin. The only documentation of what happened in Vegas are these pictures from the…

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Mystic Dance Competition, March 2007

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Virgin Gorda 2007

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Thanksgiving 2006

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Halloween 2006

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Arthur Murray Dance Competition, 2006

We thought we might be ready for our first dance competition after taking lessons for a year. Well, we were right.... sort of...

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Puerto Vallarta 2006

The entire family gathered in Puerto Vallarta to celebrate Myra and Reivan's 50th anniversary

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Halloween 2005

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Kerry Rugens Farewell Party

Catie and Mike Olinski hosted the neighborhood to give a warm goodbye to Kerry

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Green Mansions 2005

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Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival, June 2005

Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival
June 2005

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Hawaii 2005

Spring 2005 trip to Oahu and Kauai with Billy and Becky Laughlin

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Passover 2005

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France 2005

Combining business and pleasure during our January 2005 trip to France. We are initially delayed for 3 days getting to Paris because the NYC airports are…

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New Year 2005

New Year's eve at Max Downtown in Hartford

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Thanksgiving 2004

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Labor Day 2004

Phippsburg, Maine with Bill and Becky Laughlin

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Berkshire Weekend - Fall 2000

At a Hartford Hospital silent auction fundraiser, we won a weekend at a large cabin in the New York Berkshires on a beautiful piece of property. We spent a…

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New Year 2000

We continued our neighborhood tradition of New Year's Eve progressive dinners again in 2000. This year the theme was "Decades", where each couple was assigned a…

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Mountain Laurel

We were young, we had a band, and we played bluegrass at all the classiest dive bars in CT

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