Spring 2016 – Web Extras

Spring 2016



Albert “Bert” Williams and his 1926 Nash Light Six car were featured in the September 2015 issue of Hemmings Classic Car, a collector-car magazine. Bert acquired the car from a local Moorestown garage around 1957 when he was ten years old for $150, money he saved from cleaning basements, washing windows, and weeding gardens. Unknown to him at the time, his Nash
was not a standard car but the product of a very short-lived subsidiary called the Ajax Motors company. Bert believes his car is only one of 12 remaining Sedans from the two model years. A current Stuart, FL resident, he is proud to only be the second owner of a 1926 car. Read the full feature article here: 


Patricia Benner rescued a small house in Corvallis, OR that is the oldest in Oregon to be built by black pioneers. Patricia, a retired river ecologist and historian, and her husband, Tony Howell, purchased the house in 2004 as it was about to be burned as a fire department training exercise. With local historians, Patricia pieced together an account of the house at 641 NW Fourth Street and its original residents, Hannah and Eliza Gorman. In 2015, the Gorman house was added to the National Register of Historic Places and became part of a seven-stop bus tour by the Salem-based Oregon Black Pioneers Association. Read the full story here: http://www.gazettetimes.com/news/local/a-saved-history-oregon-s-oldest-house-owned-by-black/article_60180ca1-4927-5569-beae-6816ef85da0c.html 



Rade Musulin was featured in a New York Times Magazine article on November 10 called “Economists, Biologists and Skillrex on How to Predict the Future.” Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/magazine/economists-biologists-and-skrillex-on-how-to-predict-the-future.html?_r=0


Dana Calvo was quoted in Maureen Dowd’s November 20 news-making New York Times Magazine cover story, “The Women of Hollywood Speak Out,” about pervasive sexism in the film industry. Calvo, a screenwriter, is most recently the creator of the Amazon drama “Good Girls Revolt,” about the 1970 class-action lawsuit by women employees of Newsweek against the magazine. Read the full cover story here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/22/magazine/the-women-of-hollywood-speak-out.html

To read more about “Good Girls Revolt,” see a preview from the Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/good-girls-revolt-amazon-pilot_564a0f25e4b08cda3489c1d7


In the fall, Nikki Andrews Gladding traveled to Haiti with Mission of Hope Vision Ninety, an initiative to build homes for 90 displaced families and at-risk women currently living in tents in the village of Minotrie. This initial five-day “vision trip” was Nikki’s first visit to Minotrie to see the destitute living conditions of the villagers, understand how funds are distributed, preview the construction sites, and interact with the families that will live in the homes. To contribute to Nikki’s efforts for Mission of Hope Vision Ninety, visit: http://mohh.convio.net/site/TR?px=1194603&fr_id=1130&pg=personal  


Rob Moose was featured in the New York Times Food section on November 16, where he discusses his extensive wine collection, estimated around 500 bottles. Read the full article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/18/dining/coravin-rob-moose-wine.html?ref=music&_r=0


Richard “RJ” Durante was invited to attend the world premiere of Marvel’s Ant-Man in Hollywood in July. Richard was a personal guest of Paul Rudd, the star of the film, as part of a charity campaign supporting Children’s Mercy Hospital and Autism Speaks. RJ shared two additional photos of himself on the red carpet, including taking a “selfie” with Paul Rudd. 2006-Richard-Durante-3 2006-Richard-Durante-1


Ailsa Stevenson has started her own jewelry business. In addition, Ailsa also sells photography artwork, sweaters, blankets, metalwork pieces, and baby clothes. To view her online catalog, visit: http://www.ailsacatherinestevenson.com/jewelry.html