B&T News as of Dec-26-2016
HEMENWAY, John Thayer December 21, of Strafford, VT, at age 92. Husband of the late Phoebe McCreary Hemenway. Survived by his children, Phoebe H. Armstrong and her husband Robert Armstrong, Nathaniel T. Hemenway, John F. Hemenway and Lucy L. Hemenway, and grandchildren, Matthew T. Healy and Samuel W. Healy. He graduated from the Noble and Greenough School and, after enlisting in the Army during WW II, from Harvard College in the Class of 1946. He served for thirty-five years as the Director of the New England Forestry Foundation, and had lifetime interests in sustainable timber management, land conservation, tennis, and the natural world. A memorial service is anticipated for the Spring. Contributions in his name may be made to the New England Forestry Foundation, 32 Foster St., Littleton, MA 01460. – See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/bostonglobe/obituary.aspx?pid=183215040#sthash.q4NLq2AZ.dpuf
Christmas Eve: Saturday 12-24-16
Closing at 3:45pm (last court is 2:45-3:45)
Christmas Day: Sunday 12-25-16
New Year’s Eve: Saturday 12-31-16
Closing at 3:45pm (last court 2:45-3:45)
New Year’s Day: Sunday 1-1-2017
Opening at 1pm-9:45pm
B&T News as of October 13, 2016:
B&T News as of October 10, 2016
In an effort to reduce our carbon footprint, the B&T Club has made some changes to our recycling and trash efforts. We hope you will help us be more sustainable/green.
The B&T has mixed-use, single-stream recycling. This means you can put glass, plastic, aluminum, and paper products (newspapers, cardboard, etc., but not used papers like paper towels and tissues) into one recycling bin. We have labelled BLUE recycling bins outside courts 1 & 2, and court 3, for all recyclable items. You can put any empty plastic, aluminum, glass bottles and items into the BLUE bins, as well as empty tennis ball cans and lids. The men’s and women’s locker rooms, the lobby and the living room areas all have BLUE recycling bins in which you can deposit any of the above (again, single-stream, mixed-use items). All of the BLUE recycling bins are well marked and labelled to eliminate any confusion. There are also recycling guidelines/info sheets posted that should address any questions.
Additionally, there are labelled GREEN bins for used tennis balls. These balls are given away and put to sustainable use.
The only trash items the B&T should generate are the water cups near the water bubblers and our coffee cups, both of which are compostable/
biodegradable, along with used paper towels, tissues and food trash. The trash bins are clearly labelled.
In further efforts toward sustainability, we are now offering Camelbak Nalgene water bottles with the B&T logo to all members. You may purchase your B&T water bottle (or many!) for the low price of $12 per bottle, available at the front desk. Sharpies are also available at the front desk to personalize your B&T water bottle. We encourage members to use a water bottle, either your own or the new B&T water bottle. If enough members use water bottles instead of paper cups, we will reduce our waste considerably.
Please don’t hesitate to direct any questions about our recycling efforts to our club manager, Maria Seery. Many thanks in advance for your efforts to help the B&T Club be sustainable/green.
The Board of Governors
B&T News as of Jan-11-2016
Dan Raemer has forwarded this sad news to us.
It is with great sadness that I share that Lawrence H. Cohn, MD, a pioneering cardiac surgeon and devoted educator, former chair of the Division of Cardiac Surgery and the Virginia and James Hubbard Chair in Cardiac Surgery at Harvard Medical School passed away on Saturday evening.
Over nearly 45 years at BWH, Dr. Cohn has left an indelible stamp on the Brigham, helping to position the hospital as a leader in minimally invasive cardiac surgery and training scores of surgeons, many of whom have become national leaders in the field.
Dr. Cohn was a world-renowned expert in the field of valve repair and replacement surgery and minimally invasive heart valve surgery. His leadership was instrumental to many “firsts” at the hospital. In 1984, he was part of a team that completed the first heart transplant in New England at a time when very few medical centers in the country were performing such operations. In 1996, he led a team that replaced an aortic valve through a three-inch incision instead of opening the entire chest.
Called a “master of masters in cardiac surgery” by the Journal of Thoracic Disease, Dr. Cohn trained more than 150 residents and fellows at the BWH/Boston Children’s Hospital Program in Cardiothoracic Surgery. He helped to launch the careers of many surgeons who practice at major medical centers worldwide, including about 30 who went on to serve as division chiefs or department chairs.
He received numerous awards and accolades for his work as a physician, researcher and educator, including an honorary Masters of Medicine from Harvard and a Doctor Honoris Causa from the University of Paris. He also received the American Heart Association’s highest award, the Paul Dudley White Award.
During his extraordinary career, he was a guiding figure to many cardiovascular physicians and researchers, and his innovative spirit in the field of cardiovascular surgery made him one of the most renowned cardiovascular surgeons in the world.
Dr. Cohn is survived by his wife, Roberta; two daughters, Leslie Bernstein and Jennifer Cohn; son in-law Stephen Bernstein; and two granddaughters, Carly and Rachel, and a grandson, Cameron Ellis.
Information about a BWH memorial service will be forthcoming.
B&T News as of 9-8-2015
It is with great sadness to share with you all, that our longtime member Phil Arensberg, passed away suddenly and very peacefully at Mass General Hospital on Sunday, September 6, with his wife Kit Murphy at his side, as well as his son Phillip. We will forward details of possible memorial events for Phil when we have them.
Jan and Maria
B&T News as of 6-14-15
Our B&T member, Doris Gould, passed away yesterday. Doris had played on our DBHITL teams and had many friends at the club. Services for her will take place tomorrow, Monday, at Sharon Memorial in Canton, MA. For pertinent information please visit the following:
B&T News as of 6-10-2015
CONNAUGHT O’CONNELL MAHONY
O’Connell Age 85, of Beacon Hill and Cataumet, on May 30, 2015. Devoted and beloved wife of the late Gael Mahony for 62 years. A 1948 graduate of Newton Country Day School of the Sacred Heart and of Radcliffe College, 1952, Mrs. Mahony began her career as the executive secretary, Massachusetts Council of Young Republicans. Helped organize Women’s Republican Clubs and Young Republican Clubs throughout Massachusetts. Campaigned for Senator Edward Brooke. After having children, she became a full-time volunteer-in the first class of women docents at MFA. Helped to found Beacon Hill Nursery School. Co-founded Beacon Hill Reading Group modeled on a Harvard tutorial and now in continuous existence since 1957. Taught preschoolers in South End, coached drama at Winsor and Dexter Schools, and sold items to school children at the former “Small Shop” at MFA. Active in her neighborhood: Beacon Hill Circle of Charity (tour guide), Beacon Hill Seminars, Beacon Hill Civic Association, MFA Senior Associates. Most recently participed in 2014 Beacon Hill Civic Association lawsuit to make handicap ramps compatible with historic district. Avid tennis player and sports fan. Passionate cheerleader at her children’s and grandchildren’s sport’s events. Mother of Medb Mahony Sichko and her husband Samuel of Boston and Ieuan-Gael Mahony and his wife Carol of Boston and Eoghan-Ruadh Mahony and his wife Libby May of Santa Monica, California. Grandmother of William Demetri Sichko, Mikhaela Devra Mahony, Stassja Gaelya Hanna Sichko, Brendan Talor Mahony, Robert Alistair Wessels Mahony and Duncan Thomas Berry Mahony. A memorial service will be held at Harvard’s Memorial Church, Harvard Yard, on Friday, June 26th at 11:30 AM. Committal Service is private. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mrs. Mahony’s memory may be made to Bourne Conservation Trust (PO Box 203, Cataumet, MA 02534, (508) 563-2884).
Boston Harborside Home of
J.S. Waterman & Sons Waring-Langone
A note from the Chambliss family on 6/2/2015
Dear Friends and Family:
The memorial service in honor of Cindy will take place at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 6, at Church of the Redeemer, 379 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA, and will be followed by a reception at Longwood Cricket Club, 564 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill. We hope you can attend both the service and the reception. The reception will be a time for celebration and reflection about Dr. Cindy’s life, and her daughters will show photos from her life. We will also have a guestbook to sign. If you prefer, feel free to print your thoughts about Cindy and we will paste them into the book.
Dr. Cindy loved to wear bright colors, and we believe she would wish for us to celebrate her life by showing our brights. That said, please wear whatever you are most comfortable in.
The Chambliss Family (John, Amy, Holly and Liana)
A note from the Chambliss family on 5/28/2015
Dear Friends and Family:
Cynthia Chambliss [Dr. Cynthia Kretschmar] died last night at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA as a result of complications from a bad fall last Sunday at our house in West Falmouth. We have been touched by the expressions of concern and offers to help that we have received from many of you since your learning of that accident.
A memorial service will be held in her honor at Church of the Redeemer, 379 Hammond Street, Chestnut Hill, MA. When the date and time have been determined, they will be posted on the Church’s website at www.redeemerchestnuthill.org. Further information and an opportunity to express thoughts is available at www.caringbridge.org/visit/cindychambliss.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider making a donation to Tenacity, a charity offering supplemental education and tennis to inner city youth in Boston and Worcester. As is also true for many of you, Cindy has cared for and been involved in Tenacity since its formation. Donations may be made in Cindy’s honor to Tenacity online or by mail to:
- Tenacity, Inc.
- Attn: Ned Eames
- 38 Everett St
- Boston, MA 02134-1963
Thank you for your support and concern for Cindy. Please feel free to forward this e-mail to people not listed above.
The Chambliss Family (John, Amy, Holly and Liana)