Vasco and Susan Mahoney Michael will split their time between a new home in Portugal and one in Brunswick, Maine, when they work through the details of immigration, taxes, etc. This was a long-term goal, and Sue is excited about living in Maine again. * Realtor Gary McKinstry had time to visit friends in the Netherlands and take a cruise from Istanbul to Rome this summer because he didn’t have enough inventory to provide hungry clients with dream houses in the Sarasota, Fla., area. * After his Colby graduation, John Cromwell spent a few years on an oceanographic vessel operated by Lamont Observatory of Columbia University. Since then he has been building houses in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts. His three daughters—43, 39, and 23—have produced five granddaughters. Youngest daughter Nora graduated from Colby in 2011. His 27-year-old son has joined John in the construction business. John has no plans for retirement—just yearnings. * Karen Riendeau Pacheco and Fran Finizio studied the Spanish Civil War at Colby’s Alumni College this summer and encourage others to sign up next year. * Janice Holt Arsan was touched by support she received from old friends, husband Noyan’s family, and some of his former M.B.A. students when she returned to Istanbul this summer without him due to his early-onset Alzheimer’s. Jan continues to count her blessings; her children and grandchildren, live near her in the Atlanta area. * Lynn (Longfellow) ’65 and Gary Knight visited their son Eric in Dubai last April. Eric is the senior U.S. Air Force official training the UAE on the C-17 that he pilots. Thanks, Gary, for agreeing to serve again as class agent leading up to our 2016 50th reunion. * Despite full-time employment as the Maine state librarian, Linda Hall Lord travels extensively. She’s visited many European countries, Morocco, Egypt, Turkey, Ecuador, China, and, most recently, Russia via a river cruise, Jordan, and Jerusalem. Linda recently testified before the U.S Senate Commerce Committee about the federal E-rate program, which offers affordable telecommunications and Internet to schools and libraries. * Brian Shacter tells of his return to Colby this summer as a soccer camp coach: “It’s always a wonderful experience on its own, and it also coincided with the official opening of the new art museum. I, along with everyone else, was very impressed. I also roamed around the old Bixler music building and had a flashback to the listening rooms where I learned everything I needed to know about Gregorian Chant.” * Janna Vaughan Kasarjian still teaches ESL and thrives on it, while in her free time doting on young grandchildren Ava and Ryan. Janna writes of Ed Mowry’s book, So Close to Dying, “I thought it an amazing account of those times, in particular as they related to him, but also in a broader sense as they related to us, his classmates. In some ways, it was our story, too.” * Vermonters Gayle Jobson Poinsette and Garfield Barnes plan a winter trip to Thailand and Australia. They visited Chris (Austin) ’68 and Wes Barbour in Maine in June. * Ted Houghton’s RV travel will be an eight-month trip out West along old U.S. Route 66 and will include the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta. * Sue Turner had a healthy, busy summer. She visited Anne Ladd Carlson and her new husband in June, had lunch with Gayle Pollard Talbot, Jane Hunter Bates, Kay Tower Carter, and Linda Hall Lord in July, and she and Karl traveled to Wisconsin for daughter Alissa’s wedding in August. * Frank Neal, Jim Bither, and Pete Redmond enjoyed the 46th annual golf tournament in North Haven, Maine, in June. The golfing buddies send out love to their pal Ed Stratton ’67, who is dealing with some serious health issues. Frank and Stacey’s daughter AnFei is at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Daughter MeiRose is a sophomore in high school and keeps them on their toes. Stacey does medical policy research at the Lahey Clinic, and Frank is involved in property management part time.