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In January the New Haven Symphony Orchestra celebrated its 125th anniversary with a fundraising gala at Anthony’s Ocean View in East Haven. From left, past and present board members: Robert Dannies, Keith Churchwell, Patrick Dunleavy, Robert Santy, Linda Astmann, Joy Ford, Paul Hermes, Laurie McCurdy Gerard, Christopher Getman, Christine Jean-Louis, James Morley, Charles Warner, Cristi Stroud, Amey Marrella and Brian Gedicks.

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The New Haven Symphony Orchestra's 125th anniversary gala honored Lynn Koch Lorimer, Yale’s former vice president for global and strategic initiatives, and Robert Blocker, the Henry and Lucy Moses dean of music, in recognition of the NHSO’s longstanding ties to the Yale School of Music.

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Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney toasts the launch of Women at the Summit, an 18-month series of programs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the college’s 1959 decision to first admit women as undergraduates. Alumni gathered at various locations around the U.S. on Jan. 11 for the occasion.

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From left, Trinity College alumni Alice Vautour ’01, Crisanne Colgan M’74, Ernie Mattei ’70, Susan Zibell ’97, Karen Fink Kupferberg ’73, associate athletic director Kristen Noone M’07, and V.P. for information services Suzanne Aber celebrate at the launch of Women at the Summit at Trinity President Joanne Berger-Sweeney’s home in Hartford.



Kacee Erhard embraces her husband John at the first Friends of Ecole Agape chili cook-off in Ashford in January.

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Members of the cast from A Doll’s House, Part 2 at the opening night party at TheaterWorks in Hartford. From left, Sam Gregory, Tasha Lawrence, Kira Player and Amelia White.

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