Class of 1968 Winter 2020 Class Note

Betty Loew White

It was about 16 years ago that Ted Ames and his wife, Robin Alden ’79, Ted Hoskins, and a few other members from the Stonington Fisheries Alliance established the Penobscot East Resource Center as a way of encouraging Maine fishermen to become actively involved in the management and development of fisheries in Maine. In 2005 Ted was awarded a so-called “genius grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Soon after, as a result of his scholarly study and advocacy for Maine’s fisheries, the New Yorker magazine wrote an extensive profile of his work. From a fishing family that fished the waters of Vinalhaven, Stonington, and Matinicus Island, Ames started fishing after graduating from high school and after serving in the Navy. He also earned a master’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Maine and taught school at Mt. Desert Island. His work led to the Lobster Management Zone C Lobster Hatchery Project. In February 2019, a celebration was held at the Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries overlooking Stonington Harbor to honor Ted on his retirement from the organization’s board of directors.

Jeannie Lloyd Worster wrote that she “had a wonderful career in electrical engineering with ALCOA in Massena, NY. My husband, Stoney ’69, and I recently moved to Birch Hill Retirement Community in Manchester, NH. I love not having to cook all of our meals. I enjoy the fitness classes and my husband enjoyed hanging up the snow blower and lawn mower at our home in Auburn, ME.

“We’ve learned to play cribbage and enjoy all of the outings to concerts, museums, and everyday errands without having to drive.

“While we love our life, the thing we miss most about Orono is Pat’s Pizza.”

Bob and Shirley Hanson McCarthy got together with my husband, Bill White, and me for lunch recently in Smyrna. Shirley worked as a librarian and Bob as an engineer in Washington, DC, for the Navy designing submarines. At one time they had a bed and breakfast in Pennsylvania and they currently live in Lititz, PA. The day we got together for lunch, they were on their way to Hopewell Cape in New Brunswick, Canada, and then on to Prince Edward Island for a vacation.

In September, I participated in The Educational Fair 2019: Aid for Kids, which was held at the Millar Arena, Houlton, ME, where I taught children and their family members how to paint mandalas (based on a new book for children aged 8 on up, titled Addie Anne and Compass Rose: A Story about Mindfulness by Betty J. White). Two additional book releases include The Millennial Mermaid Mystery and The Tellurians: Argos.

I’m always eager to hear from classmates and to share your news, so feel free to send me newsworthy items.