Greetings classmates! Here is the latest and greatest news. * Monise Reed is in her 17th year teaching music in Lawrence (Mass.) Public Schools. During the summer she is program coordinator for a camp run by the Boston Symphony Orchestra called “Days in the Arts.” This fall the camp was featured in an online Symphony magazine article. She received her master’s in music education from BU in 2010 and is working on her Ed.S. in educational leadership at UMass Lowell. * Laurie Brown Withrow writes, “I was so sorry to have had to miss the reunion last year. I really wanted to attend, but the arrival of our baby boy, Jack, last spring, and 10 and 12 year olds with lots of activities, got in the way! I live in Scituate, Mass., and live the life of a very busy stay-at-home mom. I pretty much spend my life at baseball fields, basketball gyms, and every other activity in between, and now carrying a baby there too. We were very fortunate to have been able to purchase a home in Nantucket last year and look forward to spending more time there in the future. I also have been active helping with the Republican Party in Massachusetts during my ‘spare’ time. I have enjoyed getting back in touch with many Colby friends through Facebook and around the South Shore of Massachusetts.” * On Oct. 6 Sandy Colhoun and wife Selina welcomed their son Stuart into the world. * Also welcoming a child was Matt Hughes and wife Tracy. Benjamin Clark, their fourth, arrived in November. So the gang, Charlie, Henry, and Abby, now has Ben, an additional culprit in parenting-induced brain damage. Matt reports life is good, but exhausting. He says Denver remains a great place to live, and his IT consulting business is solid despite the economic climate. * Libby Marsh and husband Adam had their second baby girl. Nora Lynn Sopko was born Jan. 9 in San Francisco. She is adored by big sister Beatrice Rose, who decided to call her “Gabby Sabby” instead of Nora. Libby is on maternity leave until June, when she will return to Human Rights Watch as deputy director of foundation relations. This July she will have been at HRW for seven years. * After more than six years, Del Lloyd is leaving Wells Fargo for Silicon Valley Bank. She will start at SVB in April as an IT portfolio manager, and she will manage a team of project and program managers for the online channel. SVB is opening a new technology and operations office in Tempe, Ariz., so she doesn’t even have to move. Deb and husband Lee will take a two-week vacation to New Zealand prior to starting her new job in April. * As for me, I’ve been driving and diving. In November I drove from Gloucester, Mass., to Gainesville, Fla., then to San Antonio, Texas, and on to Santa Cruz, Calif., (a total of 4,429 miles) to help family members empty storage units. In December and early January I drove from Gloucester to Key Largo, Fla., and back for a week of diving, including a New Year’s Day dive on the Vandenberg, a ship sunk as an artificial reef off Key West. I also managed a trip to N.H. to visit Katherine (Cole ’90) and Jack Aydelott to watch the New England Patriots win the AFC championship. (Unfortunately the Super Bowl had a different outcome.) Thanks for all the news, everyone—keep it coming!