Look for Movement for Kids: The Story of NovatoSpirit on Amazon and on your Nook—it’s by Marian Huntington Schinske and highlights the stories of disadvantaged kids who have received athletic scholarships from her nonprofit NovatoSpirit in Novato, Calif. * Steven and Karen-Jo Giammusso Shapiro just celebrated their 25th anniversary. Steve also notes that his Honda Accord, which he’s been driving since graduating Colby, also just turned 25! Karen-Jo recently became a board certified coach and continues coaching with leaders at the Center for Creative Leadership. * Another California girl, Gretchen Bean Lurie, is a new empty-nester with two kids now in college. She’s just bought a house steps away from the Rose Parade and invites any 86ers looking for a warm sunny spot on New Year’s to come by! Gretchen was sorry to miss our 25th reunion but is enjoying the connection to Mayflower Hill via work with the admissions committee of the Colby Alumni Council. * Further north, Mary Lou Kopas has finished graduate school and is practicing midwifery with the University of Washington midwives, a hospital-based group in Seattle. Her elder son, Carson, is applying to college this year. * After a marathon European summer vacation with family (including sister Kate Docherty Lawes ’82), Andy Docherty sent his eldest, Connor, off to William & Mary, while high school senior London settled into the college application process. Having just finished a tour at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Andy’s next assignment for the U.S. Navy is with the Joint Task Force in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. * When Guy Holbrook headed out from New England to Minnesota for business recently, Heather Reay Rocheford, Chapman Mayo, and Charlie Clippert kept him entertained with a fun, deep-fried, food-filled night at the Minnesota State Fair! Heather Cameron Ploen ’87 would have joined them, but she was on crutches. * On the East Coast, Jen Imhoff Foley has changed careers. After two decades at L.L.Bean, she’s now VP of development at Maine Public Broadcasting Network. A longtime MPBN member, she’s thrilled to be helping secure the organization’s financial future. Jen’s husband, Brad, works towards his third decade of building safe highways and byways for the State of Maine DOT. Eldest son Jamie is in his first semester at Maine College of Art, and Ben is a junior trying to figure out how to deal with an unfair rebalancing of parent-to-child ratio now that Jamie has flown the coop! Both boys are counselors at Birch Rock Camp in Waterford, Maine, with Rich Deering, and they really embrace the “help the other fellow” motto. * Lila Hopson Monahan had a blast at our 25th, having convinced roommate Cindy Castro Minnehan to come from Tampa and Fray Crease ’87 to fly in from Santa Barbara. Lila’s recent news includes putting her proverbial foot in her mouth. When an early winter storm was predicted to cause widespread power outages on Halloween weekend, she commented to everyone, “We never lose power.” After six days without electricity, she was eating those words! * Eve Lynne Ermer’s son, Erik, got married this August (is she our first mother-in-law?!) to Johanna Palmer. They live in Underhill, Vt., where Jo is finishing up grad school at UVM and Erik works in Colchester. * Down south in Sarasota, Fla., we find Gary and Sarah Whittle Stoffel. One daughter started college this year at High Point University in NC, and their son began high school. Their two older daughters live in northern California and outside of Denver. * Across the pond, Laurent Kosbach coaches baseball for his local club in France, which he loves, although some of the players are a third his age and have taken to calling him Papy. Despite this and having celebrated the 30th birthday of his stepdaughter, Clara, he is still feeling young and loving life. * That’s what I wish for all of you—to feel young and to be loving life! Keep me up to date with your doings. It makes me happy to hear from any and all of you!