Elaine Bueschen O’Grady broke 20 years of class notes silence with this report: “In July my husband, Michael, our kids, Nora, 7, and Aidan, 5, and I spent a fun-filled day with Bill ’93 and Anne Maddocks Michels and their kids, Lindsay, 10, Will, 9, and Alex, 6, on Lake George in New York. Everyone had a great time swimming, kayaking, and fishing. On a professional front, I recently started a new job as the director of the Air Quality and Climate Division of Vermont’s Department of Environmental Conservation. I’m excited about the opportunity to work on air pollution and climate change issues for the state of Vermont.” * Rebecca Graham Forde gave a shout from Los Angeles, where she has lived for eight years. “I work in television and currently produce the series Fast N’ Loud for the Discovery Channel. I am proud to say that fellow alum Mark Boles might be our biggest fan! Over the Fourth of July weekend I had a mini-reunion in Boston with Jen Greenleaf, Jen Pelson Hopkins, and Jen Kosek Walker. All are doing great.” * Norm Stillman is a small-animal veterinarian and owner of the Court Street Animal Hospital in his hometown of Plymouth, Mass. “My wife, Diane Osgood ’91, and I have two lovely daughters. The eldest started high school this fall. I feel as though I was in high school not that long ago! I’ve been back to Colby once since graduation. Things had changed quite a bit (not to mention Big G’s relocation!), but the campus looked great.” * Meredith Johnson wrote from her home in Beverly, Mass. “Our hands are full with a 10-month-old puppy named Freckles who is a sweet rescue dog from North Carolina. Her name was ‘Lady,’ but could you imagine my husband, Al, yelling down the street, ‘Hey, Lady, come back!’? It would have been a little too much like a Seinfeld episode. I’m still working in sports medicine as a physician’s assistant at Lahey Clinic, and Al works for MetLife securities compliance. We love being by the water—and just wish we had more time to be on it! My cousin Kate Connolly is a senior at Colby. She runs cross country for coach Deb Aitken, who has been at Colby for 27 years(!). I’m planning a road trip to Colby with several friends who have watched Kate grow up to see her compete at a meet in October. It should be beautiful.” * Kim Ereminas Reeve heads up the New York office and nonprofit practice of Cathedral Consulting Group. “I am finally putting my French degree to use by expanding the firm’s international presence, including traveling to Sierra Leone and Guinea last spring to present three conferences on entrepreneurship. I am also finishing up coursework for a Ph.D. and am busily writing my dissertation, which focuses on effective evaluation methods of social enterprises. In June I had a mini-reunion with Stephanie Clement, Jeanine Caunt, and Joy Marean Hickey in NYC. (We missed seeing Tara McDonough!) We had a wonderful time laughing and sharing our favorite Colby memories. Stephanie is the conservation director at Friends of Acadia and is enjoying life in Maine. Jeanine works in editing, communications, marketing, and design and is in the process of launching her own company in the NYC metro area. And Joy is finishing her Ph.D. at Columbia in education. She and her husband, John, live in New Jersey and have an absolutely adorable daughter named Elizabeth. We are all hoping to make it to the 25th reunion—even though we are still trying figure out exactly where the last 20 years have gone!” * Aren’t we all? Have fun, everyone. See you next time.