How is everyone celebrating their 50s? I hear “The Quad” (Lori Sturgeon Davis, Kate Shaw, Joy Valvano, and Ann “Feta” Poolos Bailey) took Miami by storm to note their respective milestones. Sadly, what happens in Miami stays in Miami, so use your imaginations, but it sounds as if a great time was had by all. * Susan Palmer Stone has enjoyed interviewing kids from lower Fairfield County, Conn., for Colby admissions over the last several years. An impressive crop! Would you get in to Colby now? With her daughter visiting schools, Sue thinks a lot about our days on Colby’s spectacular campus, which is even more beautiful now. * Paul Arthur is still assistant head of school at Chewonki Semester School in Wiscasset, Maine, and loving his new home in Appleton. He’s running for planning board in Appleton and is a volunteer firefighter. This should be a relaxed summer of gardening, taking a wildlands firefighting course (at Thomas College), working on the house, birding, and perhaps perfecting his recipe for special bitter ale. * Donna Galluzzo is celebrating milestones—her 10th anniversary as executive director of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies and her recent engagement to her partner, Lisa. Congratulations! They plan to marry in Maine once the referendum for same-sex marriage passes this fall. She obtained great news coverage for Salt by appearing in the online magazine Inspire Portland and by being interviewed for MPBN’s “Conversations with Maine.” Donna spoke at USM’s Lavender graduation and in June was a guest on the public radio program Desert Island Discs on WMPG. * Barbara “Duncan” Marchetti has owned her retained search firm and consulting practice for 21 years. Her company, C-suite Corp, provides C-level and senior-level executive talent to the sporting goods, fashion, specialty retail, and online retail business sectors. Her global practice includes clients such as Wilson Sporting Goods, Salomon USA, North Face, Vans, Life is Good, HSN, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Ralph Lauren. Although Barbara maintains an office in Manhattan, she and her husband and 14-year-old son live in Plaistow, N.H. Her son attends Austin Prep in Reading, Mass. She keeps in touch with Harry Raphael (their CPA!) and Moe Hagerty Polimeno, although she misses not seeing Moe! * Kathy Soderberg finally purchased her lakehouse in Maine last July—a lifetime goal. The house is in Wayne, about 35 minutes from Waterville. It’s on a peninsula and surrounded by more than 1,000 feet of private waterfront. She has kayaks and a canoe and enjoys her own a little piece of heaven with her long time sweetheart, Bahar Uttam. They would love classmates in the greater Augusta to visit. * Elizabeth Keuffel continues to balance out her crazy schedule as director of financial aid at Saint Anselm with demands her family’s small farm and her son’s activities. Her son wants to be a paleontologist and has conducted digs behind the stonewall near their old farm house—no dinosaur bones, but fabulous small skulls of shrews and voles with the lower mandible intact. Elizabeth continues to sing with her 200-woman chorus, Voices from the Heart. This summer they head out on their third tour, to Cuba. She had the privilege of having the director of National Cuban Choir teach/conduct her chorus in Portsmouth, N.H. Y Have a great fall everyone!