Peter Rinaldi gets top billing again this time—thanks for being the first to reply! Peter has just started a newspaper called XPress, which serves southwest Mississippi and east central Louisiana. This new addition joins Miss-Lou Magazine and the Natchez Sun in his lineup of publications. * Lucia Whittelsey is retiring in May 2012 from her position as director of financial aid at Colby. She describes this ending as feeling like a commencement. You will be missed at Colby, Lucia! * Janet Gillies Foley came out of retirement in April (from Avid) to work with Jean Straehl Moss in her business, Olde Ipswich Tours. Janet writes of the fun and excitement working in such a wonderful business with a dear Colby friend. Janet spent Columbus Day weekend in Woods Hole with Chris Hannon, Carol Reynolds Mucica, and Jane Currier, all celebrating 60 in a beautiful spot. * Frank Mellen is quite excited to have retired a full month before turning 60! This August he officially left his job of 37-plus years in financial services and has spent the last few months “decompressing” by traveling to Florida and Amsterdam with wife Nancy (Capers ’72), who retired last December. They both plan to start a second career soon in part-time, private tutoring. * Bob Diamond continues to be actively involved in Colby. In September he met with 40 alumni in London while attending a reception hosted by President Bro Adams and Andrew Weber ’97. In October Bob chaired the Board of Trustees’ annual fall meeting in Waterville and, more recently, he visited campus to see his youngest son, Charlie ’12, in the play A Long Christmas Ride Home. Bob delightfully notes the strong energy on campus and adds that Colby maintains its momentum in further strengthening its position as a leading liberal arts college. He asks for further alumni interest and support and looks forward to the bicentennial and reunion in 2013. * I saw James ’72 and Lisa Kehler Bubar for brunch in Newburyport recently. They were excited about the three-week road trip they had just taken visiting old friends and family in Wisconsin, Indiana, Tennessee, and North Carolina. They thoroughly enjoy their lovely home on the river in Durham, which they refer to as Chez Bubar, where Chris Mattern Way, Debbie Mael Mandino, Jackie Nienaber Appeldorn, and I regularly gather to visit, eat their wonderful food, specially prepared, and play countless hands of bridge. Lisa shared a note from Dave Hoitt, who feels “really lucky” to be doing something he enjoys: teaching graphic arts, tech ed, and digital photography at a small high school in western Massachusetts. * Alex Wilson was at Colby twice this fall. In October he attended Alumni Council meetings and found time to socialize in the pub with Art ’72 and Jeanne Emerson Young ’72 and their daughter, Mallory ’05, Bob Diamond and his son Charlie ’12, Debbie Wathen Finn ’74, and Sue (Conant ’75) and Jim Cook ’78 and their daughter, Emily ’11. During Family Homecoming Weekend, Alex emceed Colby’s annual C Club dinner, which honored coach Dick Whitmore. * Bob O’Neil has been elected president of his local bar association. He took a wonderful vacation last August with his wife, Vicki, that included a drive “Down East,” where he met Carol and Jim Daly at their cottage in Bath, Maine. Bob is working on a special song for our 40th reunion in 2013 (save the date everyone!) to the tune of My Old School by Steely Dan with words specific to Colby and our time there. I can’t wait to hear it, Bob!