2002: Summer 2016

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Megan Mills

I hope this column finds all the class of 2002 doing well after a warm and relaxing summer. I’ve got a few updates from classmates around the country and I am thrilled to share that our Hood family has grown by a little bit. Melissa Spade Cristler and her husband welcomed their first child, Charlotte Emily Cristler on November 2, 2015. Maggie Laabs Piccone and her husband welcomed their second son, Finley David Piccone, on May 25 (his due date).  Louise Shoemaker Stephens, M.S.’06 and family relocated to Boise, Idaho after her husband accepted a job opportunity. She is continuing to teach secondary special Ed in the local school district and they bought a house in April so it looks like they will be staying for a while. In an entrepreneurial spirit true to her Hood roots, Kim Hart and her husband and started a company called Beach Bites which allows folks to order food from their favorite Ocean City, MD restaurants and have it delivered to them right on the beach!  There is a free app called Beach Bites people can download or they can order through our website: www.beachbites4U.com.  If you’re visiting Ocean City, MD this summer, check it out!  In addition, she started a performance company called BMoreMusical. They put on a few performances each year in Baltimore, the next show is in early October 2016 so be sure to check out BMoreMusical.com for tickets and more information. My family and I just wrapped up our first year here in Hawaii, so if you ever find yourself headed to the islands, drop me a line, I think we’re finally at the point where we can offer tourist advice!

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