Darcy MacKinnon Sledge and family spent Christmas in Richmond, Va., where her eldest has a job with the Federal Reserve. Unfortunately their Christmas Eve celebration ended up in the emergency room with a family crisis. Luckily all was okay in the end, and the Sledge family is looking forward to spring and christening their new 26-foot World Cat power catamaran. * In January Doug Herbert met up with Miguel Browne ’78 and Jay Burke ’79 at Miguel’s McLean, Va., home. Jay was in the D.C. area for a new job that will have him relocating from Maine to the Philadelphia area. * Alice Domar was back on campus in February for a meeting of the Colby overseers. Alice chairs the committee reviewing the Psychology Department. This winter’s trip to Mayflower Hill was a little different as she was taking her oldest daughter, Sarah, with her to check out Colby. Besides wrestling with the notion of how she could possibly have a daughter old enough for college, Alice is hoping to write a new book this year on maintaining emotional health during pregnancy. * When Karen Caine Babbitt wrote me, the snow was starting to pile up from winter storm Nemo, and she was reminiscing about the blizzard of ’78: while the rest of New England was paralyzed, not a single Colby class was canceled! Karen’s daughter, Emily, 25, is working in Cambridge, Mass., as an account manager for Google, and her son, Ike, 24, is a change specialist in the procurement department at BU. Karen is a literacy coach in her local school system. After 18 years with elementary school students, she’s working with middle and high school students this year. Karen and her husband, Jib, spend time in the winter in New Hampshire and in the summer on Buzzards Bay. This spring they’re heading to Montana for some skiing and to St. Martin, St. Bart’s, and Anguilla for sailing. * Colby’s bicentennial was celebrated in Boston Feb. 28 at the Fairmont Copley with cocktails, an entertaining program highlighted by an extended preview of the amazing Colby history film, and more than 500 alums in attendance. The Class of ‘80 was well represented with Elliott Pratt and wife Tricia, Bev Nalbandian Madden and husband Mark, Suze Connolly Levere, Patty Valavanis Smith, Joanne Shannon O’Donnell, and Lynn Collins Francis. * Fred Madeira’s son, Nathan, will be joining the Colby Class of 2017. He plans to run cross country and outdoor track and to join his brother, John ’14, on the swim team. * Don’t forget that the countdown is on for our 35th reunion in 2015. If anyone is interested in helping with reunion planning please contact Elliott Pratt or Fred Madeira or post a message on our Colby Class of ’80 Facebook page.