Quote of the Month

“Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.” — Jim Fiebig Jim Fiebig was born into the retail jewelry business in Jonesville, Michigan. He began engraving and small jewelry repairs at age 10 in his parent’s store. After receiving a BA in Music Composition from… Continue reading Quote of the Month

Four WISE Members Attend the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

Your intrepid members Sandy Meltzer, Marsha Addis, Karl and Sandra Hakkarainen ventured to Harvard September 17 to attend this prestigious (and funny, as you can tell from the event title and our hats) ceremony.* Ig Nobel Prizes are awarded for achievements that first make people LAUGH, and then make them THINK. The “Igs” are intended… Continue reading Four WISE Members Attend the 25th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony

Brave New Words

Washashores: Cape Codders who’ve moved there from elsewhere. (Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary Newsletter, September 2015) Koozie: An insulating sleeve that fits over a beverage can or bottle to keep it cool. (The Oxford English Dictionary, quarterly update June 2015) Zarf: A cardboard gripper that slips around the center of a cup to keep the contents… Continue reading Brave New Words


October 21, 8:15 am – 4:30 pm. — Trip to Newport Doris Duke’s Home Touro Synagogue Lunch at Atlantic Beach Club Foreign Travel Opportunity, October 8-16, 2016: Cruise the Rhine and Moselle Rivers For information, contact Sue Durham (508-829-6658, sfdurham@aol.com)

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE HumanArts Series Fall 2015

All WISE members are welcome to attend the following events. Sunday, October 4 Voice recital William Hite, Tenor SONGS OF VIRGIL THOMSON Linda Osborn, pianist Chapel of the Holy Spirit 2:00pm Sunday, November 15 Organ Recital Dr. Craig Cramer, Professor of Organ at the University of Notre Dame Chapel of the Holy Spirit 2:00pm