Jerome Aumente Writes: "After Sampling the Virginia Mountains for Nearly Two Decades with a Vacation House, Mary [Aumente's Wife] and I Decided to Become Full-Time Mountaineers and Built a Retirement Home on Long Mountain, Surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Massanutten Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley Down below. (1968)

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Jerome Aumente writes: "After sampling the Virginia mountains for nearly two decades with a vacation house, Mary [Aumente's wife] and I decided to become full-time mountaineers and built a retirement home on Long Mountain, surrounded by the Blue Ridge and Massanutten mountains and the Shenandoah Valley down below. I continue as special counsel to the dean at the School of Communication, Information and Library Studies at Rutgers University, but have time for other work. This included two trips to Russia last spring, a human rights workshop in Croatia for Balkan journalists, and an investigative reporting workshop for Montenegrin journalists in Washington and New York. I am writing modules for a CD to train journalists in health reporting and just finished one focused on reproductive health care and family planning in Africa. I signed a contract with the New Jersey Press Association to write a book on newspapers for their 150th anniversary in 2007, and I am designing a series of workshops to help journalists in covering childhood development issues in New Jersey with a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funded project, Children's Futures. …