I hope everyone had a great summer! I had the good fortune to connect with Gary Austin. Gary was in Maine to participate in the three-day Trek Across Maine bike ride for the American Lung Association. He just finished his fourth year of retirement and says he stays busier than ever. He volunteers at a historic preservation site near Annapolis, Md., where they’re constructing an 18th-century carpenter’s shop using the hand tools of the period. He also volunteers at the VA hospital in Baltimore. Gary says, “When we’re in town, I work as a starter at a golf course—gets me free golf!” He and his wife, Judy, took a 30-day trip to Southeast Asia, traveling from China to Bali. After a family reunion in Maine in August, they took a trip up the Maine coast into NB, PEI, and NS. * Bonnie Allen Rotenberg ran into Mike Mooney and Tom McBrierty while taking a morning walk at her summer home in Christmas Cove, Maine. Tom was there helping Mike with renovations to his new waterfront summer home. * Teri and Don Caouette enjoyed a two-week vacation to London, Paris, and Geneva, where they joined up with their son, Brian. Except for getting pick-pocketed in Paris, Don says it was a great trip! Don and Teri spend a lot of time at their daughter’s home in Framingham, Mass., enjoying their new grandson, Jackson. * Chris Christensen and the Merrimack, N.H., Rotary club finished rebuilding Kids Kove, a local playground featuring a 2,000-square-foot overhead “sail” that will provide shelter from sun and rain. The project was town-wide: kids provided design ideas, and the Rotary contributed 3,800 man hours to do the building over five days. His summer plans called for lots of time at the lake with grandchildren Clara, 3, and Caden, 1. * Sue Magdefrau Werkhoven continues to teach and tutor part time but managed to get in some beach time this summer. She announces the arrival of a new granddaughter, Alexis Rose Werkhoven, born July 11. * In July Robbie Kent English completed a move from New Jersey to Providence, R.I., to be closer to her daughter and family. She’ll write more when she’s unpacked. * Jane Chandler Carney spent two great months at Sugarloaf before reluctantly leaving the mountain’s beautiful snow in time to catch the last of the cherry blossoms back in DC. Jane says, “We could not miss the second birthday of our younger grandson.” * Tom Wright recently saw Eddie Woodin and his wife, who brought Tom up to date on our last reunion and the Colby-Bowdoin football party. Tom’s son Doug, assistant editor at Conde Nast Traveler, published his first novel, Pendulum Rift, under the pen name Virgil Blackwell. It’s a fantasy adventure about three friends in their own subconscious worlds meeting up and saving each other. His daughter is visiting center manager at Otter Creek Brewery in Middlebury, Vt., and his oldest son is a third year M.D. resident at Yale. Tom still enjoys Sugarloaf and Tuckerman’s Ravine (this year the chute and right gully). Last winter he met the three Colby alpine ski racers at the NCAA Championships at Stowe, and he says he continues to gate keep at top national alpine races. Tom still enjoys tennis, skiing, windsurfing, and competing in triathlons. He sends his best to all our classmates. Eddie reminds everyone of the Bowdoin-Colby football game tailgate party Nov. 12 in Brunswick. Please plan on attending!