Thanks to all who caught the desperation in my e-mail request for news—I was inundated! * Dave Heller graduated from the Graduate School of Retail Bank Management held at Furman University this summer. He’s not sure he wants to run a bank, but it was an interesting experience, especially dorm life and college food. Dave has a 7-year-old in third grade. * Sean Padgett and wife Ann-Meg White dropped daughter Cat off at Colby for freshman year. They stopped in York to visit Catherine Stehman-Breen and meet her daughter, Erin, also a freshman. Catherine has a son at Bowdoin; she’s looking forward to the Colby/Bowdoin rivalry! * Kevin Bruen also has a freshman at Colby this year. He recently took a family trip to Tokyo. * Terry Martin was elected to the Maine Education Association board of directors. * John Schleck lives in the Seattle area with his wife, Beth, and two boys, Erich and Brody. John and family visited the U.K., where his father lived for many years. Brody discovered the Big Nate series by Linc Peirce and carried one of the books everywhere he went in London. John would love to hear from anyone visiting the Northwest. * Rob Hazard attended a 50th birthday party for Andy Sheehan on Lake Winnisquam in Meredith, N.H. The party was planned by Andy’s wife, Barbara Wilkes Sheehan. Bill Donahue ’86 was there. “As Andy is a grad school alum of the University of Texas, the party had a distinctly Longhorn theme with great barbecue and Texas microbrews.” * Buster Clegg got married Aug. 25 and moved across town to a new home in Newburyport, Mass. Buster’s two kids join his wife’s kids, and they range from 8 to 21. Buster’s son, the oldest, is a senior at Washington College in Maryland. * Mike Muir begins his term as president of the Association for Middle Level Education, which advances the education of students ages 10 to 15, helping them succeed as learners and supporting educators who work with them. * Mickie Linder Simpson juggles working as an associate broker with Sotheby’s International Realty and life with two teenagers. She resettled in the D.C. area and would love to get together with anyone there for “drinks and adult conversation.” * Julie Sands Causey still runs a community bank in Minnesota and is finishing a term on the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. She and her husband are empty nesters—all three boys in college—and enjoyed two weeks at their solar-powered cabin on an island on Rainy Lake in Canada. She had dinner in Boston last winter with Kate Lucier O’Neil, Gretchen Bean Bergill, and John O’Connor in honor of the 25th anniversary of their year abroad in France. * Gretchen Bean Bergill and husband Stefan were on the college circuit with son Nik. They toured the Pacific Northwest and visited Lynn Brunelle and family on Bainbridge Island, where they toured, kayaked, and enjoyed a fabulous salmon barbecue on Eliot Bay. * Barbara Knox lives in Oakland, Calif. After 11 years teaching ESL to adult immigrants, she’s teaching academic English in an English-intensive setting for City College in San Francisco. She picked up an extra class for San Francisco State training the IT department in ESL. Barbara’s son is a sophomore at Santa Clara University, where he was recruited to play Division I soccer. Barb’s daughter, a high school sophomore, took a trip to Costa Rica and participated in a service learning project. Barbara had a mini-reunion with Barbara Wilkes Sheehan, Valerie Madden ’86, and Valerie’s husband, Rob O’Hara. Valerie and Rob own a coffeehouse, Natterjacks, in England. * Dave and Cory Humphreys Serrano live in Needham with daughters Marisa ’15 , who’s in Barcelona for her semester abroad, and Erica, who’s at Berklee College of Music in Boston. Cory has mixed feelings about this empty-nest phase “but won’t miss waiting up for kids to blow through their curfew!” * Thanks for the news, everyone.