Thursday, February 15, 2018

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Clearing out a few photos from last week I came across this one. The "D" disappeared with the last snowfall but was on full display on the last recruiting weekend.
College football is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2019 and recently introduced the logo it will use for the celebration. What do you think?

It isn't often that letters to the editor make me laugh, but when I woke up this morning and read that Mikaela Shiffrin won gold yesterday I smiled thinking about a letter to the editor in last month's local daily. It ended this way:
Now that the skiing season is in full swing and the Winter Olympics will be upon us soon, I’ve now discovered that Olympic gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin’s middle name is “Former Lyme Resident.” 
And yup, googling the newspaper website to pull up that letter to the editor revealed mention after mention mention of the gifted Olympic skier as "former Lyme resident."

In fact, she did live in the town just north of Hanover for five years or so while her father Jeff '76, worked as an anesthesiologist at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Jeff Shiffrin was a skier at Dartmouth.

There are a ton of stories online about Mikaela Shiffrin but one in the Nov. 27 New Yorker goes into detail about Jeff and the family's time in Lyme.