For the seventh time, Ken Nigro traveled to the Dominican Republic to help run a Red Sox kids camp. The 12 American and 12 Dominican kids worked on special projects and played ball at the Red Sox Dominican Academy. * Bette and Dick Peterson are excited have new twin grandchildren. They help out from PA and from Rochester, Mass., in the summer. Dick recently retired, so they’ll travel to Croatia for a 10-day walking trip along the Dalmatian coast. * Eunice Bucholz Spooner continues her fantastic work as our “historian” with pictures at www.wymanhillgarden.org/colby1960/colby1960.html. She needs pictures from others. * John Vollmer celebrated his 75th birthday in April on their farm on the Bourbeuse River in Missouri. They hosted 20 Vollmers from all over the globe including John’s two brothers, two sons, and two grandchildren. The next day wife Diana’s family showed up, making 46 people celebrating. Pictures will be on our website. * Sad news from Peg Jack Johnston that Peter “Mac” McFarlane died June 29. He went in for a hip operation in seemingly good health but died at home afterwards of an enlarged heart and blockage. A memorial was held Aug. 21 in Evergreen, Colo. * Skip ’59 and Joan Crowell Tolette really enjoy retirement. After 52-plus years of marriage they’re having fun in Vero Beach, Fla., and Thousand Islands, N.Y. Joan still skis (Alta, Utah) and plays tennis, while Skip does jigsaw puzzles. They play golf, walk the beaches, and garden. Their son Mark ’83 and his wife, Mary Lou (Waterman ’86) built a cottage on Vinalhaven in Maine. Their four grandchildren range from 13 to 17. * In May Judy Allen Ferretti and her husband visited the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion. Judy stepped down as chair of the Mount Ida board but serves on the presidential search committee and as chair of the development committee. * Pete Cavari visited New England and spent 12 days with his good buddy Steve Curley. Steve has run the Red Auerbach basketball school for each of the past 18 summers at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. At their “Colby Day” this year Ed Marchetti, Jock Knowles, Phil Shea, Peter Leofanti ’62, and Jay Webster ’62 reunited over lunch. After the camp Phil treated Pete to a Red Sox game in field-level seats! * Pat Sturges Aufdenberg visited her sister in February 2010 at their timeshare in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. She even did a zip-line expedition through the trees. She missed most of the foliage while concentrating on getting to and stopping at each of the 14 stations. It was an experience she probably won’t have again! She fell in love with the place and bought her own timeshare right on the Pacific. (It’s also available for rent.) Pat’s granddaughter, Emily, 9, is her pride and joy. Pat would love to hear more from her Colby friends. * Jock and Pat Walker Knowles attended the first annual golf tournament in May put on by Colby football fans. They’re dealing with a serious medical situation with their daughter, Carolyn Knowles Clapp ’89. Callie keeps an online journal about her illness at www.caringbridge.org/visit/baldisbeautiful/en. The journal reminds me of how fortunate we are to have Pat and Jock as friends. * Kay White and her husband went to NH for antiquing and to MA and ME to see family, especially their two grandsons. Their garden is spectacular. * After learning that Jo Deans Auchincloss died in May, I asked her good friend Susan Chamberlin Trauger for contact information for Jo’s family. Sue was shocked at the news after spending a week in Jo’s home in Charlotte, N.C., last October, when Jo appeared to be in amazingly good shape. Connecting with friends was Jo’s happiness these last few years. We’ll all miss her. Please contact me if you’d like the family’s contact information. * More news is online at www.colby.edu/mag.