Spring has sprung, and so has news from classmates! * Dana Pope writes that his job in real estate business development and managing apartment buildings on the East Coast is going great. Dana is treasurer of Westwood Land Trust and president of Norfolk Hunt Club, a horseback riding club outside Boston. Dana’s wife, Carolyn (Anderson ’75), is a clothing consultant for Etcetera, a women’s clothing line. All three daughters graduated from Mt. Holyoke. Lindsay is now choral director at Mt. Holyoke, Cecilia is at Parsons School of Fashion in N.Y., and Laurian is working with horses. Dana and Carolyn just finished building a horse farm in Aiken, S.C., where they will begin spending winters. He sums it up: “Life is good.” * Frank Malinoski and wife Judith went on a medical mission this winter to Nicaragua. They traveled with a group that provides basic medical and dental care at several underserved communities there. His Facebook page has photos. * Last June Paul Kueffner launched his wife Sue’s Caspian sea kayak (that Paul had built). He’s started on another cedar strip kayak for himself, this one a Great Auk design from Nick Schade. * Debra Hirsch Corman has been busy as a freelance copyeditor of books on Judaica and the Hebrew Bible. She and husband Mike are thoroughly enjoying their two young granddaughters, Talyah and Kol, but wishing they lived closer so they could spoil them even more! * Rebecca Hushing McCole is a fitness instructor in two local clubs—for the health of it and because of the great members. She finds it thrilling to help people feel better and stay healthy. Rebecca teaches water aerobics, pilates, yoga, strength training, and cardio. Her husband, John, writes software and would retire tomorrow. Rebecca, however, vows she will not retire from fitness until her body can’t move anymore. Their daughter Shaylagh, a premed sophomore at Tufts, is the light of their lives. * Ken Curtis writes from Japan, where he has lived for almost 25 years. His two sons, Chris ’14 and Roddy ’15, are the fourth consecutive generation of Ken’s family to attend Colby. The streak started in the early 20th century with Ken’s grandmother and great-uncle, both from Solon, Maine. His sons’ attendance has given Ken several recent opportunities to visit campus. * Rich and Janet Breslin Gilmartin still live on the ocean in Hull, Mass. Their older son, Jason, graduated from Bryant University last May and worked as an intern for the United Nations in London; he was also selected as a member of the English national lacrosse team. Their younger son, Kenton, is finishing his sophomore year as a history major at Wheaton College. * I’m saddened to report that in February we lost another classmate, Paul Bither, my sophomore-year roommate. Paul spent his career in Indianapolis as an optometrist specializing in low-vision care and rehabilitative services. Paul adored his family, including his wife, Carol, a licensed marriage and family therapist. Son Brian is finishing up his master’s at Duke Divinity School and was recently engaged. Daughter Amy graduated from Gordon College last year and started a career in publishing. Back in February many of you learned about Paul from my quarterly e-mail to our class. Make sure Colby’s Alumni Office has your current e-mail address so you can be included. * Finally, as you get this we are approaching the end of the fundraising year. Please help our class maintain its leadership position with a donation to Colby. Your gift both builds the future for Colby and honors our connections to each other through the years. Thanks!