Lona Eldridge ’66 and Bill Hardy spend more of their time in Napa, Calif., than in Maine; thus most of their activities are there. Bill serves as president of the Napa Valley College Foundation, which has an endowment about the size of one week’s alumni fund collections at Stanford. They are trying to fix that. They are also greatly expanding the winemaking and viticulture (growing grapes) department at the school. Bill continues to paint and play golf, sometimes competitively. He’s played a couple times in the San Francisco Municipal Championship (oldest continuous such event in America). It survived his mediocre play. * 2016 is proving to be a banner year for the Lombards. John Lombard, senior minister at Trinitarian Congregational Church (UCC) in Concord, Mass., for the past 23 years, was on a six-month sabbatical, which included two fabulous spring trips to Turkey and Greece. His wife, Janet, retired from teaching after close to 40 years. John and Janet celebrate their 40th wedding anniversary this fall. While John was sorry to miss the 45th at Colby, he looks forward to celebrating his 50th reunion at Gould Academy in September. During the summer John celebrated his 40th ordination anniversary with the United Church of Christ during worship at Little Harbor Chapel near Portsmouth, N.H. Life events included most especially welcoming a second grandchild in July and the purchase of a first home as a prelude to John’s retirement at the end of the year. * Karen Knapp Lyons retired last summer from her position as the associate director of the University Honors Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, through which she taught English, and her husband, Bill ’69, has just retired from teaching at the UNL Law College. They lived in Lincoln for 35 years, but their next step is a move to Castine, Maine. They’re very much looking forward to being settled in Castine, but are leaving their son, daughter-in-law, and two darling grandsons in Lincoln, so the move is bittersweet. Their daughter, son-in-law, and their two children live north of Chicago, so they do know how to be long-distance grandparents, which helps. * Steve and Deb Fitton Mansfield will attend their respective 50th high school reunions this September. Steve retired a year ago and Deb has been out of teaching for five years. She works as a very part-time tour guide at the Farnsworth House Rockland and he’s trying to catch up on 10 years of neglect around the house and yard, as well as dig into all the books he bought for his retirement years. They purchased a 28-foot motorhome last year and have been traveling around the East Coast and the Appalachians. Their first major excursion was to Nashville last fall, by way of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smokies, to attend the Americana Music Festival. In March they took in Charleston and Savannah along the Okefenokee Swamp and coastal barrier islands. In January they head to the Florida Keys and environs to escape some of the Maine winter. They have four grandkids, three of whom arrived at the same time six and a half years ago. They keep them busy. * Although Joan Katz has been working part time for the last few years, that phase is winding down and she is almost ready. She is engaged in her community, family, and sports; watching two toddler nephews once a week is an added joy. Joan continues to find Boston a wonderful place to call home and Italy the best country to visit. * Mike Self has been traveling around with his son, David, and family (Myrtle Beach) and daughter Allyson and family (Canada) and visiting his family back in Canada. Mike still swims every day. * Bob and I bought a J/95 sailboat this summer and have been enjoying sailing around Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. My best to everyone.