Our Novel Group is changing

30 12 2011

Yesterday, The Novel Group met for our regular weekly meeting and were forced to say goodbye to one of our group members. Alex Dueben is moving to Brooklyn and thought that the end of the year would be a perfect time for closure with TNG.

It’s a difficult transition because we have been a solid, steady core for more than a year. Week to week, we have tracked our characters, joked about their interactions, and shared a small piece of each other’s lives.  Alex’s presence added a balance, professionalism, and, well, snarkiness, that was greatly appreciated. His absence will leave a gap, particularly in those talents.

Despite it all, we wish Alex the best!

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Beth and Cherry’s new hiking adventure!

30 12 2011

Having finished hiking the 57-mile Mattabesett Trail, we decide to tackle the trails at Cockaponset State Forest. At more than 16,000 acres, it is the second largest state forest, located in both Middlesex and New Haven counties. Check out the new Cockaponset blog!