27 - "THE GIRLFRIENDS" PERFORM TO
GIRLFRIENDS: Tim Stridsberg '71, Craig Patake
'71, Bill Wyatt '69
Girlfriends, an all-UA alumni band, is performing
a concert to benefit UAAA on Friday, January
27 at 8:00 pm at 14twenty,
formerly the Black Horse Inn. The venue is located
at 1420 Presidential Drive, off North Star near
of The Girlfriends include: Tim Stridsberg
71, Craig Pataky 71, and Bill
Wyatt 69. The Girlfriends perform classic
rock from 50's to 80's with heavy emphasis on
the 60's. 14twenty (The Black Horse) is donating
to the UAAA treasury from the night's proceeds.
drink, dance, sing along, see other UAHS alumni
and friends, and it all benefits UAAA!
This event is for EVERYONE - not just alums!
by The Girlfriends
January 27 at 8:00 pm
(formerly The Black Horse Inn
1420 Presidential Drive
Columbus OH 43212
cover/entry fee; each person pays for his/her
own food and drinks
is limited, so please come early!
HOCKEY TEAM CELEBRATES 40 YEARS - JANUARY
Arlington Ice Hockey has a long standing
tradition of hockey in central Ohio as the Capital
Hockey Conferences oldest OHSAA hockey team,
becoming a varsity sport in 1977. Since that first
year, the UA Ice Hockey Family has grown to over
430 student/player alumni.
UA Hockey Team will celebrate 40 years of hockey
this year. A Celebration of the 40th Anniversary
of UA Hockey will take place on Saturday, January
28, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Ice Haus when UA
takes on Dublin Coffman. All Alumni UA Hockey
players, Families & Fans are invited to join
kick off our 40th Year Celebration, a special
on ice recognition of the 1977 Team will take
place immediately prior to the 7:00 pm game.
of the 1977 team include:
Swearingen, Head Coach
John Balcerzak 78
Terry Bigham 78
Mark Bruck 78
Kevin Defett 78
Paul DeLeone 79
Doug DiPietro 79
Mark Fixari 79
Mark Foster 78
David Good 79
Rick Heyboer 78
Dan Jones 78
Stan Jones 79
Derrick Layer 78
Ken Lewis 78
Ted Lippold 79
Steve Phalen 78
Todd Porterfield 78
Doug Salmen 79
David Savic 80
Mark Scherer 79
Jim Sherman 79
Doug Von Doersten 79
POLK '69 RECOGNIZED FOR PHILANTHROPY
M. Polk of Polk Foundation in Upper Arlington,
Ohio has been recognized for his Lifetime philanthropic
excellence at the 10th Annual Invest in Others Community
Leadership Awards Gala in New York City. Financial
advisors are nominated by their peers for actively
giving to improve their communities and make a difference
in the lives of others.
in Others is the premier financial services
501(c)(3)non-profit dedicated to recognizing,
encouraging, and supporting the charitable works
of financial advisors and the advisory industry
throughout the United States and around the World.
addition to our daily after school programs at
the Run the Race Recreation Center, in the gym,
art room, library, music, game room and providing
meals and transportation for 50+ children each
day, we have special events for them and their
families throughout the year which we need your
back to school carnival had games, prizes, food
and desserts while providing more than 250 backpacks
with school supplies for children of all ages
and grades. Our Halloween party was a similar
affair and we gave the elementary school children
their own costumes which they could keep and use
for Halloween and pass along to their younger
siblings. We give away hundreds of coats, gloves,
and hats for the upcoming colder weather, and
provide complete Thanksgiving meals with Turkeys
and all the fixings for more than 250 families,
over 1000 children. We give complete Christmas
meals for the families as well as providing gifts
for the children and parents. If the households
need furniture or appliances we find and deliver
when we can.
work with low income children and families in
Columbus who would not have any of these things
without your support.
you for considering a tax deductible gift to help
us help these needy families and move them from
a life of survival to a life full of possibilities.
send your donation to:
M. Polk, President (Class of 1969)
Polk Foundation- A 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization
P.O. Box 12099
Columbus, Ohio 43212
GOTTEMOELLER '71 - DEPUTY SECRETARY GENERAL
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has decided
to appoint Rose Gottemoeller from the US
as the next Deputy Secretary General. ?She will
replace Ambassador Alexander Vershbow from the
US, who took up his position in February 2012.
am delighted to announce the appointment of Rose
Gottemoeller, who will bring to NATO a wealth
of experience in international security policy,
and in areas such as arms control and relations
with Russia. She will also be the first woman
to hold this key post, which is a milestone in
NATO. I am grateful to Ambassador Alexander Vershbow,
who will retire in the autumn after a distinguished
career. His commitment and contribution to NATO
have been indispensable at a time of unprecedented
security challenges. "
Gottemoeller is currently serving as US Under
Secretary for Arms Control and International Security,
advising the Secretary of State on arms control,
non-proliferation and political-military affairs.
She was previously Assistant Secretary of State
for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and
Compliance, and the chief negotiator of the New
Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START).
also served, among others, as the Director of
the Carnegie Moscow Center. Ms Gottemoeller will
take up her post on October 1, 2016.
is a proud member of the Upper Arlington High
School Class of 1971. We congratulate Rose for
her many accomplishments and thank her for her
dedication to our country.
handcrafted pieces are made with plastic canvas
and yarn. Allie and Alison have many different
designs, as you can see from the samples below.
writes: "I made my first one one year
at Upper Arlington High School. After graduation
from UA in the Class of 1997, I found out that
Michael's and Joann and Hobby Lobby stores carried
Plastic canvas patterns and I started getting
back to doing them."
GREAT GIFTS! "I love to surprise
friends for Christmas presents! One year my friend
Alison Foose and I surprised the whole Worthington
Special Olympics Basketball Team with Plastic
Canvas patterns that were stars, and they loved
them. Last year for the Worthington Market Day
we had a arts and craft booth and Alison and I
had a great time selling the plastic canvas bookmarks,
coasters, and other designs."
COLORS! "We love to make our designs
in UA and OSU colors. The proceeds help out the
Worthington Special Olympics Teams to send us
to the Summer Games at OHIO STATE the last weekend
of June to show everybody what we have learned
in our sports, and it makes us all feel special
AT THE 2014 SUMMER GAMES! "I ended
up being chosen to participate for Team OHIO for
bowling and got 7th place in the national!!! The
Team OHIO Bowling Team got the silver medal and
we were 5 points away from getting the gold medal!!!!
Plus I also got a chance to meet the other Special
Olympics Teams too and meet new friends too!"
has worked in the mailroom at Nationwide Insurance
downtown since 1998.
you are interested in helping Allie, Alison and
the Special Olympics group, please email
Allie Brown to discuss what you would like
to order. In
the subject line, please write "Plastic Canvas
Alison and Friends
SALE BENEFITS UAHS KIP GREENHILL SCHOLARSHIP
Upper Arlington High School PTO has established
a scholarship fund in retired principal Kip Greenhill's
name. Each year The Kip Greenhill Scholarship
Fund provides an college scholarship for a
deserving UAHS graduating senior. The scholarship
is awarded during the school's Senior Honors Assembly
in the spring.
wife, Katy Greenhill, is offering handmade
aprons for sale, and a portion of the proceeds
will benefit the Scholarship Fund. Katy beautifully
hand crafts each apron with a UA Golden Bear theme.
aprons are available for both adults and children,
and the adult aprons are available in a traditional
bib style or a wraparound variety with pockets.
All aprons are adjustable.
rowers punched their tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic
and Paralympic Games as the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic
Team Trials for Rowing came to a close Sunday
in Sarasota, Florida. The first seven rowers on
the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team were determined, as
well as the first two on the 2016 U.S. Paralympic
Team. An additional two boats (three athletes)
who won at the trials will travel to Lucerne,
Switzerland, next month to qualify the quota spot
for their boats at the Games.
off the starting line was mens arms and
shoulders single sculls, where Blake Haxton
(UAHS '09) earned his first Paralympic Games berth,
defeating Robbie Blevins in a time of 4:57.56.
Haxton will makes his third major international
appearance after placing fourth and fifth at the
last two world championships. A successful able-bodied
rower in high school, he lost his legs to amputation
after he suffering a flesh-eating bacteria infection.
He will return home to Columbus, Ohio, to take
his law school finals at Ohio State University
before heading to Rio.
book is about a man Mark knew by the name of Jupiter
Mule. Mark says that just looking at him you wouldnt
see much to make you interested. In fact look
away and you forget you saw him. But stuff just
keeps happening to him. It is almost impossible
to end up with a name like Jupiter and be normal.
Jupe is a powerful (and possibly supernatural)
attraction for strange phenomena.
had a familial predisposition to being odd. He
had a traumatic assault by a can of chili in his
youth that still haunts him. He was a member of
two illegal fraternities, joined the Marine Corps
on a dare during Vietnam and he was once trampled
by a herd of turkeys. I am not even going to get
into the summer his parents sent him to live with
carneys on the State and County fair circuit or
that whole thing about ramming a tank gun tube
up the back end of a Vietnamese civilian bus.
jokes that Upper Arlington High School figures
prominently in the book, so you may want to grab
a copy and call your lawyers because you may be
in the book.
on a shelf in Dr. Douglas Ezells
(UAHS Class of 1969) office at Billings OB-GYN
Associates is an old copy of the board game Operation.
The game requiring careful surgery on the
patient at the risk of a loud buzz from the board
was a gift of sorts from a patient.
of my patients gave that to me the day before
an appointment and said, You need to practice,
sense of humor and comfortable, friendly ease
with patients helped carry Ezell through a 33-year
career as an obstetrician in Billings including
helping to deliver thousands of local babies and
helping hundreds of families get pregnant
and into his retirement on March 31. During his
three-decade career, he said he put a focus on
building a lasting rapport with patients.
just love the long-term relationship I have with
my patients, Ezell said. Ive
delivered the babies of some of the babies Ive
delivered. Hes not exactly sure just
how many babies he actually delivered in his career,
all of which was spent in Billings, but Ezell
estimated it to be between 4,000 and 5,000.
of those deliveries were members of the Erekson
family in Billings. Ezell delivered Ashley Erekson
and has since delivered all three of her children,
ages 5, 3 and 1.
delivered me way back when, and then when we got
pregnant with our first, we were looking for OBs
and trying to figure out where to go, she
said. My mom told me about him and how hed
delivered me. I can say its been a great
experience. Hes a great doctor who cares
about his patients. Part of that relationship
with Erekson, and all of Ezells other patients,
is a sense of humor that he uses to help keep
patients calm. He said its something that
he started doing at the beginning of his career
and honed over the years.
is delicate stuff that we do, and anything I can
do to help put the patient at ease is worth it,
Putnam '71 was born and raised in the shadow
of the Ohio Stadium and saw his first game there
at age 5. He has published two novels, Team
(2011) and Young Republican (2013),
and two nonfiction works, Imaginary America
(1998) and Controversies of the Sports World
(1999). Doug is a graduate of Earlham College
and Wisconsin Law School.
most recent publication is Stadium. In
1920, as a university and city combined forces
to build a magnificent football stadium, Anna
Cormany's neighbor in the village of Upper Arlington
raises his voice to protest what he calls "a
monument to megalomania."
Nace is a man with grievances against many people
- the professors and civic leaders who spurn him,
the mongrel in the White House who disgusts him,
and Anna's husband Willy, the stadium's most zealous
supporter. As the campaign proceeds from the crowning
of Stadium Girl through groundbreaking and construction
and on to the dedication game, the giant concrete
horseshoe becomes the focus of his hatred, and
he plans a horrific act of violence to express
Anna or someone else uncover his plot? Will Nace
crumble beneath the weight of his own madness?
Or will he earn a place in history as the perpetrator
of the most heinous crime ever committed on American
purchase a paperback copy of Stadium, please
send your name, address, and $16 to Douglas
Putnam, 1969 Kentwell Road, Upper Arlington OH
43221. Cash, checks made payable to Douglas
Putnam, and money orders are accepted. Sorry -
no credit cards.
had the fantastic opportunity to fly in a MIG
fighter jet. This is the same type of jet flown
by the Russians in Top Gun. The owner, Rick Boone,
is a client of mine from Wichita Falls, Texas.
The total time of the flight was 50 minutes. Rick
is seated in the front of this clip and took control
of the first and last ten minutes of the flight.
I did the aerobatics and sat in the back with
the GoPro. The first one was an aileron roll and
the second was a barrel roll. These were accomplished
at 17,000 feet and 350 knots. I did edit out the
barrel roll that overly rolled over - commonly
known as "falling out". The whole experience
was very surreal.
got my flying bug because of my dad who was in
the Army Air Corps and trained heavy bomber flight
instructors in WWII. Although I do have some power
experience, my main aviation passion is with sailplanes
in which I have over 2,000 flights. Sailplanes
are powerless and capable of staying aloft for
hours. It is a serene experience being up in the
sky silently soaring with Red Tail Hawks and turkey
buzzards (and occasionally a helium balloon).
have my own sailplane and am a flight instructor.
One of my real pleasures is doing aerobatics (it
takes amusement park rides to a whole new level).
I started flying sailplanes in 1979 at Central
Ohio Soaring Association out of Marion, Ohio and
I am still involved there. If anyone is interested
in more information, please call me (614-451-2588).
ROUDA SMITH: PRESIDENT OF TEXAS ASSOCIATION
Rouda Smith '75 is featured on the cover of
the January-February, 2016 issue of Texas Realtor
Magazine. She has been named Chairman of The Texas
Association of Realtors (TAR).
daughter of prominent realtor Harley E. Rouda,
Leslie has had an interesting career journey in
real estate herself. Leslie and her husband, Brian
Smith, have two children who are also licensed
is currently a broker with Dallas-based Dave
Perry-Miller and Associates, and has volunteered
within the REALTOR organization for nearly 30
years, lending her service to two local associations:
Collin County and Metro Tex. She is now chairman
of the Texas Realtor Association and held key
leadershi[p positions with the National Association
new UAAA president, Ron Johnson, is
a 1961 graduate of Upper Arlington High School,
as are his three children: Debby, Ron and
Valery, his brother and one grandson. Ron
believes that Upper Arlington is a great community
and that it has the best attributes of any
Columbus suburb - community atmosphere, proximity
to downtown Columbus, The Ohio State University,
and an excellent education philosophy. Through
the years, Ron's community pride has driven
him to become involved in many local community
groups and organizations in various capacities.
decades, Ron has been active in the Upper
Arlington Civic Association, and is
a past chairman of the 4th of July Parade,
Labor Day Arts Festival committee and the
UA Booster Club. Ron believes that UA has
tremendous energy and he thinks it is a
vital part of what makes our community great.
Those who know Ron recognize the personal
energy and enthusiasm that he brings to
all organizations and groups to which he
belongs. He is full of ingenious and innovative
ideas, and he embraces progress and change
that benefits those groups and the people
has spent more than 30 years in the telecommunications
and network environment, consulting on business
telephone call processing service and call
recognizes the significance of continued
and constant changes to UAAA's methods and
the maintenance of alumni information through
web site, our Facebook
page, and our Traditions
newsletter. By communicating with our alums,
keeping them informed of "home town"
news, making sure they can easily access
their upcoming reunion information, and
seeking their continued input, we continue
to make UAAA a vital and productive organization
that enhances our grads' lives. .
Bear Rock Fest has become an annual
music and dance event that draws community
and UA Alumni to a fundraising gathering.
We want our alumni association to be an
organization that that appeals to the total
community, and this event is open to everyone!
The date for the 2016 Rock Fest isSaturday, April 23, and will star
Monkey and other musicians. More details
will be available soon at GoldenBearRockFest.com.
annual 4th of July
Block Party is a great place for reunion
classes and other to meet after the parade.
Fantastic sponsors, live music by Temple
Monkey and great food from Donato's
Eagle made the 2015 Block Party a tremendous
success. We are always seeking input from
our alums so that we can continue to make
this event memorable and special for all
alums and the entire Upper Arlington community.
Ellen Isaly Clark '69 "retires"
from the UAAA presidency after 12 years,
Ron plans a presidency that will continue
the established traditions of the organization
and also look to the future with the anticipation
of growth and change as UAAA continues to
reach out to, and embrace, Upper Arlington
High School alumni. Ellen plans to stay
on the UAAA Board and ocntinue to do the
Bearalums.com web site and Traditions.
welcome Ron Johnson '61 as our new UAAA
FROM THE PAST: THE CHEERFUL EARFUL
Stevenson '68 recently contacted us because
he wanted to be a Senior sponsor of the 2016
Golden Bear Rock Fest (thank you, Bob!). Dr.
Stevenson's Super Snappers dental practice's
sponsorship helps UAAA with our fundraising goals,
and it opened up a conversation about local musical
groups of the 1960s.
was a member of the Cheerful Earful, a
band that all UAHS grads remember well. The band
consisted of Bob Stevenson '68, Rick Wilson
'70, Ben Messana '68, George Macklin '68, Charlie
Bleak '68, and Jeff D'Angelo '68.
the Cheerful Earful, Bob played in the Spectors
with Frank Pierce '68, Don Chakeres '68, Stu
Alexander '68, and Craig Stout '68 .
Before the Spectors, Don and I also played in
the Avengers at the December 1963 Jones Jr High
Show of Shows.
year's Rock Fest stars The Majestics, another
venerable UA band, and Temple Monkey, whose lead
singer is The Cheerful Earful's own Charlie Bleak
agreed that UA bands certainly have endurance
and staying power, as many of them have stayed
active and perform regularly in the area.
young, achieving students selected by their
English teachers received the first financial
gifts from the new Charles G. Will Emerging
Writers Award Fund this year.
Our class repurposed our Memorial Fund to
include the memory of Charles Will,
a beloved English teacher and friend to
many classes at Upper Arlington. Annual
scholarship awards in Mr. Will's name will
be presented to an emerging writer in each
of the freshmen, sophomore and junior classes.
These awards will be maintained for years
to come by the Upper
Arlington Education Foundation.
we would like to invite other classes and
friends of Mr. Will to join us in honoring
him and encouraging student achievement
by contributing to this Fund and enhancing
its future success. Please add your support
and see the results each year. Thank you!
you visited our Bearalums.com Alumni
Web sites page lately? Many of our alums
have sent in the addresses of their personal
or company sites, and we've linked to each
of them. They are organized by graduation
year. People like to do business with people
they know and trust, and it's interesting
and fun to look through these Web sites
to find out what kinds of businesses, organizations,
and hobbies our fellow UAHS grads are involved
in and enjoy.
LIKE TO HELP ALUMS PROMOTE THEIR WEB SITES!
few months, we will feature several of these
Alumni Web sites. If
you would like for us to link to your Web
complete this form and we will add you!
You could be featured next!
Sotheby's International Realty, owned by
Scott Street '69 and Cyndy McLane
Street '69, specializes in the most
exclusive neighborhoods of Columbus, Northern
Ohio and the South Shore of Lake Erie, while
working with clients in every price category.
Street Sothebys International Realty
has always specialized in dedicated customer
service. As a result, they now enjoy a solid
customer base, with many moderately priced
sales anchored by high-priced properties
- a mix which enables our company to continue
offering excellent service to each and every
Bannon '80 is The Wine Guy
- self taught wine sommelier and consultant
who lives in Columbus Ohio. His background
in wine stems from his love of food, wine
and travel, which has taken him on countless
trips to Europe (specifically France) and
landed him a chance to make his livelihood
from teaching others about Wine. You can hire
John to: Host in home or event wine tastings,
wine bartender, etc. He also dabbles in home
cooking and can be called upon to help you
organize your kitchen, teaching how to simplify
your cooking processes, and as a cook for
is a full-service video production and motion
graphics studio based in Columbus, Ohio.
We deliver compelling, high-level video
content that is critical to business success.
We engage directly with clients in a range
of categories, from financial services to
manufacturing to healthcare. The common
thread among them? A need for inspiring,
brand-driven storytelling that engages an
NOTE: If you enjoy visiting
Bearalums.com, or if you attend
your reunions, or if you enjoy
reading news about your classmates
and other UAHS alums in Traditions,
won't you PLEASE help support
the Upper Arlington Alumni Association
with a membership
at one of the levels below? We
are really working to be able
to keep our Web site free and
available to everyone, and we
really do need our alums' financial
JOIN UAAA TODAY!If you
are already a member, please encourage
your classmates to join.
you so much to all of you who pay dues
to the UAAA. These dues are critical to
the support of our organization. Many alums
think that funding for the Alumni Association
comes from the school district. WRONG! We
are completely self-sustaining and need
these dues in order to maintain our database
of nearly 30,000 graduates and to pay the
ongoing costs of maintaining our database
and running our Web site, Bearalums.com.
do not restrict access to our Web site to
dues-paying members. We enjoy making it
available to EVERYONE, members or not. However,
over the past few years, we have seen our
number of dues-paying members decline. We
need YOU! Our tax-deductible
dues are modest, so it is our goal to
increase membership, and we hope that we
can count on you. Membership in UAAA
is available at four levels:
- 5 years
(One year free!)
We offer a payment plan
Bear Membership levels! You can commit
to the level you wish and pay it off over
a 10 month period; they don't even need to
be consecutive months. We truly hope that
you will help us out at whatever level is
comfortable for you, and we thank you for
your support AT ANY LEVEL!
people are online a great deal and prefer
to pay with Paypal; others prefer printing
the membership form and mailing us a check.
We appreciate your dues, and we want to
make it easy for you, so please select your
preferred method of payment.:
Brumm Zalenski '98 has an Etsy shop called
Kelly designs and makes collections of pairs
of outfits for twins or siblings. She also makes
3-of-a-kind designs just for triplets, and she
hasn't forgotten about the "single"
babies! All designs (appliques) are made from
recycled t-shirts and are hand-sewn, so they're
of our alums already know that Scott
Roberts '69, who lives at The Village
of St. James in Florida has enjoyed great success
in the field of ballroom dancing, but an injury
to his back sidelined him from this activity and
temporarily took him away from dancing.
to find a productive activity during his recovery
from surgery, Scott returned to playing the guitar
and donated a large portion of his time to entertaining
seniors in the area. During his visits, he plays
the guitar and sings songs that appeal to the
seniors and memory-challenged older adults.
has made a full recovery and is returning to his
passion for ballroom dancing, but says that his
experiences with music and with the people he
entertained have played a large role in his recovery
from back surgery.
life has been a busy one. After graduating HS
('54)I went on to OSU and graduated with a BS
in Nursing. My nursing career lasted 40 good years.
I married in 1960 to John Clarkson, a North High
School grad. Our twenty eight years together brought
us two great children and traveling throughout
finished my nursing career at the OSU Medical
Center in 1999 and moved to Chicago to be near
lost my husband to brain cancer in 1989. In 2007
I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I had a great
surgeon and am now 8 years cancer free. During
that time I wrote a book about my cancer experience.
I am proud to say it is doing well (in a limited
category). The title is My Journey Down
the Path of Life. If you go to my website
you can read a little about me and the story:
Diemer teaches in the Washington program of Northwestern
University's Medill School of Journalism. He covered
Rhodes for more than a decade as a reporter for
The Associated Press and as the Columbus bureau
chief for the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Publishing has recently released Book III of Jay
Lowder's War of Whispers fantasy series.
title, When Kings Clash, will be
available in paperback and Kindle at all online
outlets as well as Jay's
is what others are saying about his first two
of Min Brock is a heartfelt story of epic
proportions with two lovable characters. It is
an epic in every sense. -
Sift Book Reviews
action propelled me forward and I found pages
of this book melting away as I read on. -
this novel you find yourself walking through a
fantasy world beyond compare. It's astounding.
Lowder is a show, not tell, type of author. You
don't read this story, but rather watch the story
unfold before you. He paints a brilliant picture
of his scenery. -
you know that Italy has over 1300 registered grapes
that are used to make wine, or that 90% of the
wine produced in the US is produced in California,
or that the Bordeaux grape, Carmenere, believed
to have been wiped off the face of the earth in
the 19th century, resurfaced in the 1990s
are some of the fun facts that you will find in
the book, Talking
About Wine with Ease, written by Linda
Ress Foxworth, CSW, Class of 1979,and
Robert W. Wildman, II, CSW. It is a brief summary
of the world of wine written for those who have
little time to study wine, but still have a need
to speak comfortably about it in both social and
business settings. The book gives an overview
of all the major wine regions of the world along
with some fun facts, quick tips and talking points.
There is also a chapter on food and wine pairing
as well as a chapter on how to taste and describe
wine. It is available through Amazon.
time, jewelry often comes to carry with it great
sentimental value. But at Jeff Johnson & Co.,
it starts that way.
because most of the rings, pendants and other
jewelry items that leave the shop are custom pieces
created for a special purpose by experienced craftsmen
with a passion for what they do.
us, were not just merchants, said
owner Jeff Johnson. We do a piece for customers,
and they break down in tears. This is a real strong
has worked in the industry for decades. He was
once co-owner of the Diamond Cellar, founded by
his father, Robert W. Johnson, in 1947.
younger Johnson was bought out in 2008. After
a noncompete clause expired, he quietly opened
Jeff Johnson & Co. in November. Its
located at 5025 Arlington Centre Blvd., in the
building that housed the Diamond Cellar from 1986
new shop is unlike its predecessor and
most other jewelry stores for several reasons:
first, the focus on designing and creating jewelry
and handling repairs (they do have some finished
pieces for sale); second, the shop and its workers
are steeped in history, something in evidence
around the store ...
two oldest sons are jewelers, he said. Hopefully
my grandsons will be the fourth generation in
the business. I love working with old friends
and working with old customers. Thats whats
great working with people who are children
and grandchildren of old customers.
Written under her pen name, Elizabeth Welsford,
The Five Step Plan is a light-hearted farce
set in 1829 London, in which an eager young physician
struggles to find a cure for hysteria. It's a
cheeky and slightly naughty tale, where one must
navigate the bounds of propriety, while mastering
the art of clandestine intrigue.
grew up in Upper Arlington, and credits her former
English teachers, Jean Guddat and Vicki Miller
as her inspiration to become a writer. She now
lives in South Carolina with her husband, Douglas,
and two sons.
has always loved history, ever since she saw her
first Schoolhouse Rock cartoon. While in college,
Joanna read every romance she could get her hands
on and soon started crafting her own racy historical
2013 she won Romance Writers of America's prestigious
Golden Heart® Award for Best Historical Romance.
She now lives in New Jersey with her two spirited
daughters and dashing husband.
Kindle, and Nook versions of The Courtesan
Duchess can be purchased on Amazon
and at Barnes
other two novels will be available in the coming
months. The Harlot Countess will
be released in May and The Lady Hellion
will be released in June, 2015.
will have a book signing at the Tremont Road (5
Points) Barnes & Noble store on Thursday,
July 2 from 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Shupe is a wonderful new voice to historical romance.
The Courtesan Duchess takes readers on a steamy
ride from Venice to London, proving that some
happily ever afters are worth waiting for."--
NY Times bestselling author Jennifer McQuiston
KELLOUGH SAYRE '70
PUBLISHES NEW BOOK
Kellough Sayre '70 attended Upper Arlington
schools from kindergarten through high school graduation
in 1970 (Fishinger, Windermere, Hastings & UAHS).
She lived in Ohio all of her life until 2013 when
she and her husband, Jerry, drove Route 66 and moved
to Scottsdale, AZ. Debbie wrote her first book,
How to Select Your Super Spouse, in 2014,
and it was released on January 28, 2015.
earned her B.A. in Journalism from The Ohio State
University. Shortly after graduation she became
a reporter and photographer.
for 40 years to her college sweetheart, Jerry
Sayre, they divide their time between Arizona
and Ohio. The couple has two daughters, Allison,
who is married, and Emily, who is dating. Allison
selected her Super Spouse of 13 years, Jeff, wisely!
They have a daughter, Ella.
can't choose your parents, siblings or children;
but you can choose your spouse!
And, you can be prepared to make the right choice
for you! From funny personal stories and ideas
for dynamite dates, to important questions and
serious considerations, this book will make you
laugh, think and feel good about your decisions!
will get a kick out of Debbie's personal stories!
Individuals who have already selected their super
spouses, will enjoy relating the book to their
own courtships and individuals who haven't, will
benefit from the book's concepts. How to
Select Your Super Spouse makes a fun and
you have NEWS to share with other alums?
always looking for stories for the next
issue of Traditions!
about news regarding your education,
career, weddings, babies, other family news,
reunion stories ... and remember, we
like to feature our alumni news on Bearalums.com,
too. Photos are welcomed and encouraged!
TUSSING DAVID '97 RELEASES 2ND BOOK
IN "MAGICAL HAT" SERIES
and the Magical Hat is another engaging story
with a magical theme from award-winning author,
Kate Tussing David, UAHS Class of 1997. In
this second book from " the magical hat"
series, readers are reintroduced to Murphy and meet
her younger sister, McKay. Sparked from a conversation
with a little boy at school, McKay is now found
wondering what she can be when she grows up? Are
there things she can't be? As the reader begins
the imaginative journey with McKay to explore some
of the things she can be when she grows up, they
are reminded to embrace and break their own stereotypes
about careers little girls dream to have. What will
McKay decide to be when she grows up?
first book in the series, Murphy and the Magical
Hat, was awarded third place in the Feathered
Quill Book Reviews BEST CHILDREN'S BOOK ILLUSTRATED
category in February, 2014. When a rainy day threatens
to spoil a little girl's plans to play outside,
her disappointment quickly disappears when her
mother shares a "magical" hat with her.
This "magical" hat has the power to
whisk the little girl away to any place she imagines.
Where will her imagination take her?
Kate David was born and raised in Upper Arlington,
Ohio. She received her degree in Journalism from
Ohio University after numerous higher education
creative writing courses. She feels fortunate
to make her lifelong dream of becoming an author
a reality. Sparked from birth of her daughter,
Murphy, Kate had spent many days imagining all
the adventures she would take with her daughter
and the idea for the series began.
spent the majority of her career connecting businesses
with charities to help those in need. She began
her career as a Promotions Director and then as
a successful Account Executive for Clear Channel
Columbus Radio. After organizing events, as well
as, serving as a marketing consultant helping
local and national businesses achieve their goals;
she found a niche combining the events, sales
and community projects with CBS Television. As
a result, Kate worked on a variety of community
campaigns benefiting worthwhile organizations
including Shriners Hospital for Children, Feeding
America, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,
and the Sacramento SPCA.
currently resides in Northern California with
her daughters and husband, Jeff. She spends her
time caring for Murphy & McKay and working
on the next book for the " the Magical
you would like more information about this children's
book, please call Kate David at 614-323-7995 or
AND LIKE OUR FACEBOOK PAGE!
have a Facebook
page devoted to the Upper Arlington Alumni
all know that Facebook is a popular and effective
(not to mention FUN) tool for locating and reconnecting
with longtime and sometimes lost friends, and
we hope to find some of our "lost" alumni
through this social medium.
Circle Brown, a longtime UA resident, has
created a wonderful program for people interested
in preserving a life story or a family history.
she says on CircleOfLifeHistories.com,
"Circle of Life Histories is a history-writing
service to help you tell your story and preserve
it for future generations. We can help with research
and writing of personal biographies, memoirs,
family genealogies, corporate histories and more.
We can even help you publish your story in a hardback
or paperback book."
you have a UA memory to share? We'd love to hear
from you. Email
Melanie directly to have your memory included.
up for Melanie's memoir-writing class on October
14, 21 and 28, from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Senior
Center. The class is offered through Upper
Arlington's LifeLong Learning program. Look for
the Fall Activity Guide in the mail for more information.
SUPPORT UAAA WHILE PROMOTING
would like to offer you the opportunity to place
an ad on one of the pages of Bearalums.com
with a link to your web site. Bearalums.com has
a steady flow of traffic throughout the year,
with the highest traffic from January through
July, when alums are involved in reunion planning
and are looking up classmates and searching for
reunion information. Traffic also spikes when
Traditions is sent out (quarterly), as
the newsletter contains links that direct our
alums to various pages of the web site.
banner ad at the top of a Bearalums.com page will
be viewed by thousands of people each week,
as we have several hundred visitors daily. We
believe that our alums value doing business with
other alums, and it's one more way we can enjoy
and benefit from the bond of being UA alums. The
ads are priced very reasonably, with DISCOUNTS
for UAAA MEMBERS.