DEVOON… a little better than divine with a special something for everyone.
Long-time Perrysburg resident and dedicated Toledo arts supporter Sandy Blackstone Carman ‘64 has owned several fine shops over the years; Devoon is her latest creation. What is the meaning of ‘Devoon’? It’s a special made-up word meant to express exhilaration for something extraordinary or sublime. It’s a word Carman’s mother made up long ago, when Sandy was just a child; a word she uses often in conversation that has wormed its way into her daily vocabulary.
Located in downtown Toledo, what can you expect to find in this specialty shop? Gifts for the discerning eye at a smart price, for starters: Cashmere, Silk & Wool scarves and wraps, serving pieces made of china, wood and hammered aluminum that never needs polishing! Men's silk neckties and bowties, as well as socks and other perfect gifts for the men. An array of fashionable and fun compression knee highs to make living more comfortable and put a spring in your step while helping you recirculate the blood from your legs & feet! (for men and women!) Visit https://www.facebook.com/Itsdevoon to learn more.
Sat, Sun & Mon 11 - 2 (except July, Aug & January - closed Mondays!)
Other Class of 1964 class notes
Recently relocated from Chicago is Randy Menakes ’64 who is happy in his new home in Old Orchard.
Dave Hallenbeck ’64 was in town the last weekend in July from New Hampshire to help celebrate Randy’s big birthday. A fun dinner party in Randy's new home to celebrate was enjoyed by old friends, Catherine Griffing Hoolahan ’64, Peter ’59 and Claudia Handwork, Lydia Allen ’63, Doug Shelton ’61, Dale Shelton Burnett ’65, Sandy Blackstone Carman ’64 as well as Dave Hallenbeck ’64!
Caroline Wilson ’64 was visiting Sandy for a week in Mid July. They made many nostalgic trips to old haunts but missed attending a MUD HENS game! - Saving that trip for the next visit!
Richard Newcomb ’64 and his wife Deb were also in town this summer - an early celebration of his birthday included Catherine Griffing Hoolahan ’64 & husband Gordon Capshaw, Leslie Frost Sterling ’64 & husband Bob Sterling, Randy Menakes ’64, as well as Kathy and George Jones ’62. Rick had just returned from quick business trips to Jordan, and points 'eastward', picked up Deb at their summer home in Upstate New York and came to town for a 3 day visit!
Berl Schwartz ’65
Berl Schwartz, the publisher of City Pulse, started as a copy boy at The Blade, his hometown paper. Schwartz, 54, was general manager and editorial adviser of The State News, the student newspaper at MSU, from 1994 until last year. He was Washington bureau chief of United Press International, executive editor of the York (Pa.) Daily Record, managing editor of The Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel and a Washington correspondent for The Louisville (Ky.) Times and Scripps Howard News Service. He was also a reporter for the Philadelphia Bulletin. Schwartz was a visiting professor of journalism at the University of Oklahoma. He is an adjunct faculty member at the School of Journalismat MSU. He earned a degree in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. Schwartz has twin daughters, Abagail and Rebecca, who are juniors in college. He and his partner, Paul Shore, live in downtown Lansing.
Berl recently wrote an article about his best friend at MV and classmate Tom Eckman ‘66 who was killed by Charles Wittman on Aug. 1, 1966 at the University of Texas, Austin.
MVCDS alumni at a baby shower for Gretchen LeBoutillier ’89
Back Row L-R: Steve Foster ’57, Libbey Call Best ’90, Helen Mabry ’88, JB LeBoutillier ’88, Todd Alcroft ’89, Mark Neisler ’89, Sandy Blackstone Carman ’64, George LeBoutillier ’63, Tim Foster ’83, and Weezie Foster Stoddard ’82. Front Row L-R: Kay Rathbun Foster ’58, Laurie Julius Avery ’88, Micha Brewer Shaw’89, Nina Nigrovic Rettig ’89, Nicole Frechette LeBoutillier ’88, Gretchen LeBoutillier ’89, and her fiancé Matt Good, Stephen LeBoutillier ’94, Stepper Girard LeBoutillier ’63, and Tommy Pipatjarasgit ’89.
Audrey Wiles Thomas ’02
Audra and Charles Adams Thompson were married on May 14, 2016 at the Farmhouse at the Grand Colonial in Hampton, NJ. It was a beautiful garden wedding with sunshine, outdoor dining, and walks among the garden grounds. It was a small private wedding with close friends and family. Chad and Audra are planning their honeymoon to Bora Bora next year since they have now settled into their luxurious ranch style home up in the New Jersey hills on 6 acres. Audra and Chad are an inspiration to one another with unconditional love and most of all being best friends forever. They are eagerly looking forward to their adventures to come.
Berkley Welles Wellstein ’02
Georgia Christine Wellstein (she is obviously named after the infamous Georgia Welles :) )
Georgia was born on June 16, 2016, at 12:50am, weighing 5 lbs 9 oz,, and was 18.5 inches long.