Andrea James Spangenthal shared a great photo (posted online) of herself, Jan Morris Whelan, Sue Fraser Sullivan, and Sam Koch, along with spouses, when they met in Northampton, Mass., at the beginning of February for dinner. Last fall Andrea went for a fun sail with Bev Larmie Wayne and Blair Washburn Tracy (again with spouses) on Blair’s boat, having another fun day and evening in Padanaram, Mass. * Louise “Robin” Reid had a great trip to Italy last October and plans to return soon for a writing retreat. Her monthly newspaper, Rural Route Today, is on hiatus to be reborn as a quarterly. The paper highlights Vermont and the Champlain Valley’s rural lifestyles, as well as contemporary agricultural and silvicultural production and the people who work the land for a living. * George Powers finally gave up after three years at a startup company that was languishing, and he went to work at Riverbed Tech, which is thriving. He is based in Sunnyvale, Calif., with occasional days at the San Francisco office and a day working from home. That saves on the commute and he gets to help herd the kids off to school. George’s oldest son is in the Army and now deployed in Afghanistan, where he repairs helicopters at the large base in Kandahar. * All of the children in Laurie Ahearn Borden’s blended family have finally turned 21! Laurie is in a chaplaincy program at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vt., and will finish in April. * A very short e-mail from Gerrit White—”I’m hanging out in Saudi Arabia.” Yup, that’s it. * Jan Barker McFarland, Sara Russell MacColl, Leslie Harrison ’78, Penny Janzen Winn ’80, Amy Davidoff, Patty Valavanis Smith ’80, and Carol Doherty Moroney met last winter for a boisterous dinner at the Blue Mermaid Island Grill in Portsmouth, N.H. The group (with a few missing members) has been gathering since 1979, talking, drinking, sailing, welcoming the twins of Linda Alter ’80, golfing, and laughing. Penny summed things up nicely about how old they are getting, “Our children are now the same age we were when we first met.” * A sad ending to my column. Geoff Parker e-mailed to say that, Carol Neidig White passed away Feb. 13 from a complication while recovering from a cancerous episode. Carol leaves a husband, Phil, daughter Jordan, and son Parker. My condolences to the family.