We just received an email that Kate Norman, a designer, AT reader, contest winner and Fall Colors judge, passed away due to combination of medical challenges on May 24th. A bright spark who impressed us online with her talent, intelligence and lively spirit, she was an early and active member of our online community, and she will be missed. Kate is survived by her partner and love, Eli Gelardin, who passes on the information below... "Our family will be having a private service on Wednesday. I will be planning a memorial gathering at my home at a later time and will let you know as those plans solidify. If you would like to make a small donation in Kate's name, please send to Heifer International (www.heifer.org, see "give" and specify "In memory of Kate Norman"). Kate's sister, Eileen, volunteered in Africa and admired Heifer International's work towards ending hunger and poverty through community sustainability. Following is the direct link: //secure.heifer.org/site/apps/ka/rg/ecreg.asp?c=edJRKQNiFiG&b=5 Thanks for your love and kind thoughts. You are welcome to pass this message along to those who knew Kate. Love, Eli"