Let’s start by circling your long-range calendar for June 4–6, 2021, our next reunion! Speaking of reunions, class president Scott McDermott guided more than 70 classmates through a rousing June weekend. First-time returnee David McKay Wilson led a Friday morning bike ride, and was also a dance machine along with Paul Philbin, Toby Bobbitt, Jenny Ford Frutchy, and many others. As a class, we taught the young classes how it’s done on the dance floor. Jenny (our champion class agent) led our class to exceeding our fundraising dollar goal with more than 65 percent of you contributing. (Let’s keep that energy going in support of the Colby Fund.) Doug Rooks presented his new biography, Statesman: George Mitchell and the Art of the Possible, now available through Amazon and other sites. Jackson and Susan Reed Parker hosted a pre-dinner cocktail party. Paul Boghossian, who earned the respected Colby Brick for his long-standing service to Colby, spoke at our class dinner about Colby’s efforts (and his own) to bring improvements to downtown Waterville. Sunday morning dozens of classmates gathered by Johnson Pond at a special ceremony led by Diane Lockwood Wendorf (and me) as we remembered the loved classmates we’ve lost through the years. Those of you on Facebook can join the “Colby College Class of 1976” to see photos of reunion weekend, along with ongoing memories and updates. * In other news, Dale-Marie Crooks Golden McDonald won the 2016 Make Democracy Work Award from the League of Women Voters in Oakland, Calif., “in recognition of her central role in the vibrant community and civic life of Oakland.” Dale-Marie serves on the board of the Oakland Ballet Company and chaired the 2015 Oakland Symphony gala. * Henry Osborne’s son Jonathan continues the family legacy as a member of Colby’s Class of 2020. Like dad, Jonathan will begin with the very popular major “undecided” while hoping to play lacrosse next spring. Henry’s other son is at the opposite corner, studying media arts and film in Los Angeles at USC.* Rich Cifelli travelled east this summer helping his son look at colleges. Rich still teaches at University of Oklahoma, searches for fossils in the summer, and builds cabinets in his spare time. * Lydia McAnerney now works at the University of Minnesota’s Stem Cell Institute supporting the master’s program. She’s also the volunteer coordinator for her neighborhood block nurse program. One of her kids works in Minneapolis in IT and the other is heading to Argentina to dance (tango) and pursue opportunities in the climate research field. * Marty Hubbe teaches at North Carolina State University in the department of forest biomaterials. He and his wife, Elizabeth (Barrett ’80), are “kinda empty nesters” but see their kids and granddaughter often. Marty rides his bike 20 minutes to work every day. The online scientific journal he helped start in 2006, BioResources, focuses on the science of things you can make from lignocellulosic materials. * David ’75 and Harriet Buxbaum Pinansky were sorry to miss reunion. They spend summers and early fall at their home in Sebago, Maine, and welcome any visitors. * This summer Heather Finney Eng joined Julie Stewart, Kathy Jewett ’77, Wendy Swallow, and Joy Sawyer-Mulligan in the Grant Tetons for their 44th anniversary reunion of the “Butler broads.” Heather spent 10 years in New York City working in clinical trials and epidemiology and briefly on Wall Street. The last 30 years she’s been in Pittsburgh working in clinical trials at the University of Pittsburgh. She and husband James have two great kids, one an electrical engineer working in photovoltaics, the other an ecologist in the South Carolina mountains. Heather also works with citizen groups in a distressed inner-city neighborhood helping develop urban gardens and tending to vacant lots. Choral singing and studying voice fill her schedule. She and James are grateful for the great ride thus far! * That wraps up this column. As always, contact a classmate who’s been on your mind!