Rosemary Blankenship Hubbard is running for the North Carolina Legislature as a Democrat against the local head of the Tea Party. She’s out almost every evening, going door to door. “My husband, Al, makes it all possible for me. We’re doing this together.” * Anne Quirion Connaughton, still in France battling French bureaucracy, hired a geohydrology expert who had worked with Ron and Bunny Read McEldowney in 1976! Anne frequents the hardware store so much, she thinks they’ll hire her soon. * Bill ’62 and Barb Haines Chase will be in Friendship, Maine, for two weeks day sailing. Barb’s been in touch with Mary Michelmore Hayes and Sally Morse Preston. * Don and Betsy Doe Norwat cruised from England to Iceland, then to Oslo, Copenhagen, St. Petersburg, Helsinki, and other cities. Betsy will teach two college classes this fall. They recently showed Ruth Pratley Madell around. * Cile Tougas Nix called with the sad news that Betty Johnston Rayle died in May after a long illness. Betty is included in this issue’s obituaries, and you can read her full obituary at southwhidbeyrecord.com. * Susan (Sawyer) ’64 and Brian McAlary attended Susan’s 50th reunion. They walked down the aisle of Lorimer Chapel again, celebrating their 50th anniversary. Brian’s great aunt, JoJo Pitts McAlary ’44, was there. They’ve moved to Culpeper, Va., and built a “green” house. * Monte and Cindy Richmond Hopper moved to Millsboro, Del. They’re 10 miles from Lewes and Rehoboth Beach and would love to see us if we’re in the area. * Walter and Connie Miller Manter are looking forward to seeing Colby classmates in the Venice/west coast Florida area next spring. Connie will present at the National Council for Social Studies Annual Conference in Boston. * Rob and Edie Sewall Thompson have been tent camping in New York state parks for the first time since before they were married. They’re enjoying nature and the outdoors. They also plan to spend two weeks in Derby, Vt., a new area for them to explore. * Jeannette Fannin Regetz and her son, who works for the Forest Service in Alaska, explored Ketchikan, Juneau, and Sitka; they saw glaciers and went whale watching, and from a float plane Jeannette was able to see a bridge her son built years ago without power tools. * Dick ’62 and Joan Dignam Schmaltz visited Bonnie Brown Potter, Bill Chapin ’59, and Joe and Jane Melanson Dahmen in New Harbor, Maine. Joan and Dick planned to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary and attend Colby’s new president’s inauguration the same weekend. * Joanna Buxton Gormley is hardly at home. She’s traveled to Barbados, London, and D.C. A collector of wooden puzzles, she also attended a Puzzle Parley in Salem, Mass., where the speaker was Steve Richardson ’61, owner of Stave Puzzles. Fall plans include a cruise from Paris to Normandy. * Nancy (Godley) ’65 and John Wilson have moved to Deer Isle, Maine. Nancy is on the Stonington Opera House advisory board, and John was in a production of The Last Ferryman. Morocco and Nancy’s 50th lie ahead. * Lillian Waugh is featured in a YouTube video called Better with Age. It opens with Lillian playing the cello, followed by her doing yoga. It’s wonderful to see how much yoga has helped her. To watch it, go to youtube.com/watch?v=4WPQFy1C7ZE. * John and Marsha Palmer Reynolds took the Queen Mary to London. They attended onboard theater workshops that explained how plays are selected, how to design sets, and more. In London they toured theaters and saw plays. “A thrilling, exciting, educational experience.” * Don and Mary Michelmore Hayes visited their son and family in Alaska. The highlight was a 10K race on the summer solstice, Fairbanks’s version of Mardi Gras. The race ended at midnight, and it was still light! * Paul and Susan Schaeff Pineo “have survived another year without a medical emergency. So, all is good.” * Watch Peter Vogt’s video made in 1982 for Colby, a wonderful 18 minutes of presidents Bixler, Strider, and Cotter sharing their perspectives on liberal arts education and their experiences as Colby presidents. Google “Colby: three presidents.” * Ruth Pratley Madell takes Osher Foundation classes for seniors at UK (available at many universities). Ruthie works part time, leaving her time to do other interesting things. She’s on her way to Maine to visit her niece, Debbie Wathen Finn ’74.