As our 50s are ending, what are you beginning? A new venture? A life change? * David Ashcraft sees the light at the end of the tunnel—his son just graduated from St. Olaf College and his daughter has one more year to go. He plans to celebrate his 60th next year with a trip to Italy, Croatia, and Greece. David hosted Bruce Allsopp ’80 and family on their annual trip from Durango, Colo., to Maine. * Geoff Emanuel moved his family back to Falmouth, Maine, from Dallas. He enjoys seeing Fred Madeira ’80, Bob Kellogg, Betsy Williams Stivers ’78, and Anne Hussey ’80. * Good to be back! Julie “Jules” Sydow Palmason is our new class gift chair and would love volunteers to join her team to reach out to fellow classmates. Her youngest, Hilary, just graduated with her B.S. in nursing. With some “extra” money now on hand, Julie and hubby purchased their dream property on Lake Winnipesaukee in Wolfeboro, N.H., with the hope to make it their forever home. For now, she can work from home—33 years with Hewlett Packard Enterprise—whether it’s on the lake or not. * Sarah Russell MacColl’s son, Chris, just graduated from University of Michigan Law School and her daughter, Katy, is still abroad. Sarah walked the England Coast-to-Coast in June with Distant Journeys—no rain! * Emily Grout Sprague retired from teaching English shortly after reunion. This gives her the opportunity to tag along with husband Phil (who will probably never retire) while he travels for business. Time also allows for philanthropic endeavors, including a new chapter of Smile for a Lifetime Foundation. Emily gets to Boston to see Susan Raymond Geismar, Deb Schwartz, and Steph Vrattos ’81. Both daughters have completed their master’s degrees. * With his daughter a junior in boarding school and his son starting in August at Tufts, Brian Hoffmann says things are status quo. He attended the New York reception for Cal McKenzie and enjoyed catching up with Cal and telling him stories about his senior year—memories not thought of in years. * Life is good for Elizabeth Armstrong. She was promoted to full professor at Bucknell University, where she’s taught for 16 years. Her daughter Mariah, 17, took fifth in her class in a national equestrian competition. Daughter Rebekah, 21, is a senior at Kenyon College. * Angela Mickalide has change coming into her life. Son Andrew lives in Philadelphia and works at Campbell’s Soup as a financial analyst. Daughter Anna is earning an M.S.W. at the University of Maryland and an M.P.H. at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Her husband, Alex, runs an electrical engineering company, American PowerZone, and referees soccer. * I can say that we all watched the Stanley Cup finals with extra interest this year knowing that Carl Lovejoy’s son Ben was playing. It was an exciting series and fun to have someone to root for! Like Sara Frolio O’Leary, I became a hockey fan. Congratulations to Carl and Carrie, as well to Ben and his family.