Mooreland Hill School held its annual Evening of Poetry in the Vance Gymnasium on Thursday, April 23rd. Each student in grades 4-9 recited a poem that he or she had learned and practiced over the course of April to an audience of parents and community members. Students started the process by selecting a poem that had personal meaning to them. With the help of English faculty members Bob Borden and Beth Williams, students worked both on memorizing and fully understanding the poems they had selected. Their hard work culminated with this poetry event, a much anticipated Mooreland tradition.
On Saturday, June 28, Melissa Carey married Michael Fitzpatrick at a
ceremony at St Joseph’s church in Newport. The reception was held at
Oceancliff Resort later in the day.
Melissa attended Mooreland with her sisters, Alison (’99), and Rachel. She
is an alumna of Suffield Academy and Union College and is pursuing a
Master’s degree in museum curating at Seton Hall University.
Ben Freeman, MHS graduate and former Athletic Director, has recently been fighting cancer. In typical fashion for Ben, the following article chronicles his activism to raise cancer awareness.
Dr. Michael Timura, III, 51, of North Providence, RI and recently of
Farmington passed away on Monday, April 21, 2014. He was born in New Britain
on August 8, 1962 to Michael and Florence Timura of Farmington and Old Lyme.
He was a graduate of St. Paul Catholic High School in Bristol; received his
bachelor’s degree from Merrimack College; MBA from Bryant University and a
PhD in education from UConn. The last position during his career was a
professor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence where he taught
graduate courses – thoroughly enjoying his profession and students. Michael
was a very gregarious and compassionate person that loved to be around
people, talk and tell stories. He departed us way too soon and will be truly
missed by all, but we know he is in good company enjoying himself in Heaven
and being with the Lord. Besides his parents, he is survived by his three
brothers: Wayne and Jacqueline of Colorado; Gary and Linda of Unionville;
Brian, MD of Vermont; and his beloved little dog, Trinket. There will be no
calling hours. His final resting place will be in Portage, PA. Donations in
his memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association
(www.diabetes.org). The Ahern Funeral Home, 111 Main St, Rte. 4, Unionville
is handling the arrangements. For online condolences or to share a memory,
please visit www.ahernfuneralhome.com. – See more at:
Mooreland Hill families – mark your calendars for Class Day Assembly on Tuesday, June 3 from 1-3:00 p.m. Please join us in the gymnasium to acknowledge the effort and academic achievement of your children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews. This is a dress-up day for students. Dismissal follows the assembly.