Snapshots of St. George's

News Roundup: Aug. 5, 2016
Posted 08/05/2016 04:00PM

Aug. 5, 2016

Greetings from the Hilltop!

Alyssa (Hood) Flynn ’07 recently launched her new eco-friendly clothing line, Saved Kisses. The beachy resort-wear line (catalog photo, right) “aims to give back to animal rescues all over the world,” according to Alyssa. “All of our clothing is made in the U.S., without cheap labor or animal cruelty,” she said. “We hope to change a few of the stripes of the fashion industry by getting consumers to shop consciously and sustainably." The line is opening a pop-up shop on Monday from 6:15 – 8 p.m. at Recycle Studio in Boston’s South End. 

A chorus of 150 singers from the regional affiliate of the international Royal School of Church Musicians returned to SG this week. The chorus, comprised of both child and adult students from the RSCM’s seventh annual Rhode Island summer course, staged a choral Evensong performance last night in the Chapel. They’ll be back Sunday for a 10 a.m. service of Choral Eucharist. All of the chorus’ performances are open to the public. 

Congratulations to Dr. BJ Miller ’89 (right) for reaching a major milestone: Views on his TED talk on end-of-life health care surpassed 4 million earlier this week. BJ, executive director of the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco and a palliative care specialist, returned to campus in February to deliver a special talk on the issue to the St. George’s community. Watch that talk on our Vimeo channel.

Once again the 2016-17 Newport Best Read Guide includes this photo of Dragon surfers Luke Crimmins ’16, Riley Freeman ’16, Tyler DeFrees ’16, Cortie Gensler ’16 and Truckie Greenhouse ’17 on Second Beach. The photo made the cover last year.

The wedding of Ali Fornell ’08 takes place tomorrow in the Chapel. Ali is marrying Brendan Hammatt, who had been working in the SG Admission Office and will be working in College Counseling this year.

Congratulations to Caroline Alexander ’12 who was the first to correctly answer last week’s trivia question about which school publication is the oldest. We had guesses for The Lance (1908) and The Red & White (1906) but indeed it was our literary magazine, The Dragon, that came first — in 1899.

This week’s trivia question: Music has always been a large and memorable part of services of all kinds in the St. George’s Chapel. What notable piece of musical equipment was added to the west wall of the Chapel when the organ was refurbished in 2005? Be the first to respond with the correct answer and you'll receive a coupon for $10 off a purchase from the SG Bookstore. Good luck! 

Save the dates for:

• Our Nantucket reception: Thursday, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. (RSVP to
• Our Greenvale Vineyards reception in Portsmouth, R.I.: Thursday, Sept. 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
• Our annual NYC reception for alumni and parents at the New York Yacht Club: Tuesday, Nov. 1.
• Middlesex Weekend and Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: Friday-Saturday, Nov. 11-12
• Alumni Weekend 2017: May 19-21, 2017

To RSVP, or for more information about any of these events, email us at


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