Hi everyone! I hope springtime treated you well and that you are having a fantastic summer. * Bill Lyons and wife Karen expected their third grandchild in June, the first for their son, Kevin, and his wife, Megan. Bill and Karen will be in Castine, Maine, for the summer after spending springtime at Leiden University in Holland. * Mary Walker Rector is retiring after more than 20 years as music director/director of choirs at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Waterville, but she continues to job-share at the Admissions Office reception desk at Colby. Her son, Nate, is a junior at Waterville High playing soccer, making music, and looking at schools. Her daughter, Sarah (Wheeler), is a professional pianist/accompanist living in Brooklyn, N.Y., and appreciates any referrals for work! * Bonnie Allen Rotenberg still makes jewelry and was inspired this year to return to painting. She recently visited her daughter, Lee ’09, in Tel Aviv, Israel, where Lee is working and thriving. * After six terms in the N.H. House of Representatives, Chris Christensen is retiring. His new challenge will be serving as Hillsborough County commissioner, representing 25 towns instead of just one. * Craig Stevens is completing his 25th year at Savannah College of Art and Design and this spring had the pleasure of showing Savannah to visitors Cathy and Curt Schneider, Donna Massey, Jane Finkeldey Stephenson ’68, and Steve and Laura Struckhoff Cline ’70. Donna and Jane continued their southern tour, seeing Dana Heikes ’68 and Faye Kolhonen in Charleston and staying with Jerry Schneider ’68 in Macon, Ga. * Joyanne Nelb Ericson has lived in N.H. for 35 years. She travels often, visiting children in Colo., Calif., Mass., and N.H. On winter weekends Joy can be found schussing down Loon Mountain, using skills she learned at the Colby ski area. In warmer months she enjoys boating, kayaking, biking, and gardening and continues to work at Raytheon as a computer specialist. This spring she skied at Sugarloaf and spent time at Colby. “What fun! Many great memories!” * Tom Wright attended the annual awards dinner for the Colby ski team, where the speaker was Jeff Lathrop ’68. Tom met one of the current ski team members, Nick Zeller ’13, the son of a member of Tom’s high school ski team. In high school they competed against John Burnham and his high school. Tom says this was the first year that alumni of the ski team were invited to the dinner, and that it is a great tradition! * Mickey Jako recently retired, giving him time to compile the notes he took over the years on how to do “computer stuff.” He put them together in a manual called Computer How-To for Normal People. He volunteers at local senior centers, helps people with computer procedures, and continues to pursue his interest in religions, hoping to debate as many people as he can. (ConfrontingBelievers.com). * Jane Chandler Carney enjoyed a wonderful spring in the D.C. area—beautiful flowers, good health, and a new grandson. Soon she will head to New England for the summer, where plans include an August “gathering of the clan” in Harpswell to celebrate her mom’s birthday and to welcome newcomers both by birth and marriage. * As for Pam and me, we recently had the joy of welcoming our sixth grandchild into the world. Jordan arrived Feb. 10 in Bangor, joining her parents Chris and Aimee and three siblings. Our son Chris is a professor at the University of Maine, our son Greg just completed his first year as a professor at Skidmore, and our daughter, Melissa ’99, a clinical social worker, is busy in Seattle with her husband, John Doyle ’99, raising their two children. Have a wonderful fall everyone, and feel free to drop me a note anytime!