Debbie Neumann Dubowsky’s twins, 3 1/2, are growing fast. Her medical practice in cardiology is going well too. In May her family went to Ithaca, N.Y., and visited Bronwyn Quirk-Mohlke, who works for the Cornell University library. Debbie spent her summer sailing on Long Island Sound and would love to reconnect with others on Long Island. * Roy Hirshland participated in a career symposium at Colby this spring; while there he ran into current Colby trustee Julie Sands Causey. Roy’s firm hired a Colby sophomore (Colleen O’Donnell ’13) as an intern for the summer, and she did great work. He encourages classmates to talk to the Colby Career Center if hiring or looking for a bright intern. * Congratulations to Kelly Crump Ployer, who married Chris Capozzoli July 8 in Newport, R.I. Chris Lebherz attended the wedding. * Mike Muir is now the multiple pathways leader for the Auburn, Maine, school department. He works with the high school to implement customized learning and other district initiatives such as their primary grade literacy program that includes giving iPads to kindergartners. Mike is also director of Projects4Me, a program for at-risk and dropout youth. Students earn credit for self-designed, standards-based projects instead of courses. * Tom Colt still lives in Pittsburgh and is a college counselor at Shady Side Academy. He ran the Pittsburgh half-marathon in May, “finishing just ahead of the mayor (who is only 31!).” Tom recently saw Gretchen Bean Bergill at a conference at St. George School in Newport, R.I. * Dawn Gale LaCasce lives in Fryeburg, Maine, where she and her husband are officially empty nesters. Their daughter, Devin, is a freshman at McGill and son Jared is a junior at NYU. * Lynn Brunelle was recently in New York for the World Science Festival. She was asked to attend by Alan Alda, who had heard an interview of hers on NPR. Lynn did a show and some street fair experiments for kids before a huge crowd, “20,000 estimated!” Lynn is also working on several book projects, had her first play produced this spring, and runs a shuttle service for her kids Kai, 9, and Leo, 7. * After graduation Amey Travis Barnes married her high school sweetheart, Brian, settled outside of Boston, and worked for the Alliance Française. A year later they moved to New Jersey and Amy found a bilingual position at Rhodia (a French chemical company) as an overseas purchasing agent. In 1993 she opted for full-time motherhood and is raising two boys, Jeremy, 18 (a freshman at Dickinson), and Foster, 15. Amey enjoys volunteering for her church (gardening and playing flute for services) and singing with a women’s group that performs in area nursing homes. * John “Ginpup” Collins writes, “I’ve gotten old fast. The Willows Society people have me on speed dial for updates.” His daughter, Meaghan, is a junior at Mount Holyoke College, and his son, Jack, is a freshman at Berklee College of Music. “Since his goal is to be a musician, we’re starting now with the construction of an apartment over our garage for when he graduates.” * Kevin Bruen, a lawyer for the Coast Guard in San Francisco, had a recent brush with fame, appearing on national TV. On July 4 he took his son, Chris, and his stand up paddle board to McCovey Cove in San Francisco to “watch” the Giants. A home run ball was hit into the cove and Kevin jumped off his board (yes, leaving his son behind) to nab the ball. After he got the ball, a kayaker, also going for the ball, ran right over him. He survived and the ball is prominently displayed in his son’s bedroom. Kevin claims this is “easily my proudest moment since I left Colby.” The scene was replayed over and over on local sports networks and Espy. Check it out by going to the Giants website and searching for “Pablo Sandoval splash hit July 4.” * Thanks for the news!