I’ve caught up with several classmates in person recently. Liz (Pizzurro ’81) and Dan Ossoff were in DC in March, and were also at the Class of 1981’s 35th reunion as were Gary Rogers ’81 and Cate Talbot Ashton, who was “on duty.” Cate and I took a selfie in front of the ’81 banner in the Parade of Classes, which you can see at colby.edu/alumni in the “stay connected” tab. Events for Professor Cal Mackenzie’s retirement allowed me to connect with fellow government majors. I saw Kitty Weyl Dove twice—once at the Government Department event in Waterville where her daughter, Caroline ’17, was a student award recipient, and four days later at the Cal event in DC, where I also saw John Veilleux. Thanks to all who responded to honor Cal as he concluded 38 years at Colby. * Jamie Hansman attended a retirement party at Colby for Men’s Soccer Coach Mark Serdjenian ’73. Elliott Pratt was the emcee, and they caught up with former teammates Bill Gruber ’77, Chip Child ’78, Doug Giron ’78, David LaLiberty ’79, and Dick Muther ’81. * Susan Pollis ’78 and Ted Reed are in greater Portland, Maine, and doing well. Their eldest daughter graduated this summer from the University of Manchester in the UK and their younger daughter thrived in every way during her freshman year at UVM. Ted visited Ted Tinson’s family in the Bay Area this spring and keeps in contact with Colby buds John Carpenter, with whom he recently joined to celebrate the birthday of Ronnie-Jo Posner Carpenter ’78, and Jack McBride, with whom he thanks the many KDR brothers who supported their annual Cystic Fibrosis Foundation campaign. * Bruce Lambert took part in a four-week Native Hawaiian governance conference, ‘Aha 2016, last February. Hawaiians are seeking the return of public and Crown lands, including those occupied by the U.S. military. Bruce notes that “thousands of Hawaiians are homeless while Oahu ‘hosts’ seven military golf courses.” * Brenda Bowen’s debut novel, Enchanted August, was named a finalist for the Maine Literary Award. She attended the down-home ceremony in Portland this spring with Betsy Morrell. Enchanted August was released in paperback from Penguin Books July 5. (Spoiler alert: there’s a shout out to the Colby Museum of Art!) Brenda is now at work on her next novel. Watch this space for further news. * Susan Sullivan Hinrichs has been an investor in the soon-to-be-released movie Equity starring Anna Gunn of Breaking Bad and Alysia Reiner of Orange is the New Black. She said its initial showing at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival was great fun to attend. The initial release was July 29 in NYC and LA with nationwide release in August. If you see it, Susan would love to know your thoughts. Susan sends her thanks to everyone who reached out since the passing of her husband, Peter, in March. Gifts, visits, letters, and notes have been very supportive and greatly appreciated. All of us who met Peter at reunions and events thought of him as one of us and feel the loss. * Sean and Lisa McDonough O’Neill sold their house in New Jersey last October and moved to Palm City, Fla. They’re not retired but are enjoying Florida and Lisa is learning to play golf. Lisa’s father and mother, Caroline Wilkins McDonough ’52, live nearby. Visitors have included their son, Richard, 24, a senior compliance officer for the hedge fund administration division of U.S. Bank in New Jersey, and Kitty Weyl Dove who visited in February. Lisa’s also in touch with Suze Connolly Levere, Lynn Collins Francis, Becky Rogers Bushong ’79, and Kathy Gallop Chase ’81. * Diana Small Snow passed away June 19 after a long battle with cancer. Just the week before, Lynn Collins Francis visited Diana at her home and they shared old Colby memories.