Reunion Weekend 2012 brought extreme weather to Maine! Despite record downpours and the high winds of a spring nor’easter on Sunday, the spirits of our reunion goers were not dampened one bit. * Jim and Nancy Hansen Marchbank regretted missing reunion but had prior plans to take a river cruise on the Elbe through Germany. * Finding that their home in Portland’s West End is now too large, Carole and Peter Merrill are in the process of downsizing and buying a condo in nearby Cape Elizabeth. Playing piano gigs in the Portland area keeps Peter very busy. * Toni Ciunci Hudson sends word from Pasadena, Calif., that she keeps busy with gardening, book clubs, and frequenting the gym. She and Patrick enjoyed a trip to Sicily last November and, after our reunion, they plan to visit Toni’s family in Rhode Island before going to see their daughter in Minnesota. * In May Kyp Piqueres Greenwood traveled to Long Beach, Calif., to visit her son, Scott, and family, and then on to Pasadena to share many laughs, I’m sure, with her Colby roomie, Toni. I’m happy to report that Kyp is enjoying good health! * Anne Schimmelpfennig Laszlo writes, “This spring I have embraced travel in the extreme: a ‘Christmas’ trip to Jamaica with son and grandson in February; three weeks in Italy in April; and two weeks in Spain in May. Enough already!” Anne’s sense of humor is more fine-tuned then ever, a quality that I always enjoyed in her. She readily admits that her running shoes are worn clear through! * Arlette and Mac Harring have a busy travel schedule this year: a five-day bicycle trip along the C&O canal, western Maryland to D.C., along the Potomac River; a two-week trip to Alaska in June; and a November trip to Costa Rica. * Family affairs keep Marilyn and Tom Brackin really hopping and forever young. They have one daughter getting married and another daughter having a second baby. They both run their insurance and real estate agency, and Tom still found time to perform Rutter’s “Gloria” with his N.J. Conservatory Symphonic Chorus, which will also perform Beethoven’ s Ninth in mid-June. * Art and Ellie Gray Gatenby vacationed for the month of February in Vero Beach, Fla. They discovered a place called Indian River Golf Club and will return there next year. Ellie and her sister, Valerie, plan a birthday bash for their mother’s 100th in October. * And last, but certainly not least, we received an update from Ellie about Janet Kimball Clymer’s move from Denver to Washington State. Jan will live in an adult family home only seven miles from her daughter. The adjustment stage has been rather difficult, and I know that she would appreciate an encouraging note. Her new address is 11206 East Riverside Drive, Bothell, Wash. 98011. It has been five years since Jan suffered a severe stroke two days before our 50th reunion, which she had looked forward to attending. Most of us are so fortunate to be able to travel or go independently about our daily routines that sending a card to Jan would be very thoughtful. * That’s all for now. Keep the news coming!