The parking lot at 17 Research Drive, Amherst was overflowing all late afternoon yesterday -- ironically enough, just the thing a well-connected NIMBY was concerned about -- but this was for a special one-off occasion: the gala grand opening celebration of the Atkinson Family Practice medical building.
Dr Kate was her usual smiling self as was husband Steve. Kate announced to the exuberant crowd the building was named in his honor for being such a rock of support in the multi-year project that at times mimicked the sentencing of Sisyphus to push a large boulder up a steep hillside.
But all's well that ends well, and for the thousands of patients who rely on Dr. Kate for good health, it could not have culminated any better.
Steve and Kate Atkinson