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Sherlock Holmes Birthday Weekend 2006

As usual, we’ll report only those events involving ASH as the entire weekend is covered fully in other publications and we have limited space. First of all, congratulations go to Adventuress Catherine Cooke, the winner of the BSJ’s Morley-Montgomery Award. This was a very good weekend for Catherine as she also won the raffle prize at the BSI cocktail party—a replica of the snuffbox the King of Bohemia donated to Holmes.

Approximately forty ASH and friends gathered at O’Casey’s for ASH Wednesday on January 11. On Thursday morning, Jim Cox and ASH Doré Nash led the Morley Walk, which this year included a side trip to the spectacular Brooklyn Promenade (left) to enjoy the unseasonably warm sunny weather.

Friday’s events began with the Gillette luncheon, ably hosted as always by ASH Susan Rice and Mickey Fromkin. The program featured the William Gillette players (Andrew Joffe, ASH Sarah Montague, and Paul Singleton) in a witty skit about the three Doyle children.

Elsewhere in this issue you’ll read a complete report on the Baskerville Bash. Highlights of the BSI dinner were ASH Francine Kitts’ toast to the second Mrs. Watson and ASH Teddie Niver’s sparkling turn as a turn-of-the-century music hall entertainer, accompanied on the piano by husband Tyke. We expect to hear reports of their Broadway debut momentarily.

At the BSI cocktail party, ASH Mary Ann Bradley introduced “The Women.” ASH Betsy Rosenblatt and dad Al provided their usual witty poetical recap of the past year and the BSI dinner. ASH Joanne Zahorsky-Reeves donated a handmade Inverness coat to the annual raffle for the Watson fund (if you’d like your own, contact Joanne at joannez@attglobal.net) .

The weekend concluded Sunday with the ASH brunch hosted by our own Judith Freeman at the Old Castle Pub. This year’s brunch had a strong international contingent with Canada, England, and France represented among the forty-eight attendees.

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