Linda Hurwitz will be working in Portland, Maine, next June and hopes to make it for some of our reunion. * Mark Ciarallo is still plugging away at his Beaconsfield, Quebec, law practice after 28 years. Mark has three children: AJ, 21, at U of Ottawa; Maria Brigida, 22, who graduated from U of Ottawa Law School in 2015; and TJ, 19, at Concordia majoring in economics. They’re all active in soccer, and AJ plays junior elite AAA baseball. Mark stays in touch with Bill Maddox, Dave Marcus, Paul Eichelroth, and his hockey teammates Dan O’Halloran ’80, Jim Erskine, Mark Kelley ’80, as well as Bob Norton ’81, Tom Painchaud ’79, Jay Driscoll ’81, John Siletto ’85, Paul Quaranto ’80, and Dean Morrissey ’79. Mark often visits Maine for peaceful summer and fall retreats and always calls Chappy Nelson. * Tim Carstens has retired as associate dean of the Hunter Library at Western Carolina University after 26 years and more than 30 years of service to the state of North Carolina. Tim plans to continue living in Sylva, N.C., an outdoor paradise near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. His post-retirement plans include more hiking, kayaking, and bird watching. Tim has a great bird watching vacation to the Outer Banks planned for August. * Nancy Briggs Marshall moved to Portland, Maine, to open a satellite office of her PR agency, NMC. Her son Craig ’15 is re-energizing the World Pro Ski Tour, due to launch at Vail Thanksgiving weekend. Son Jamie, a student at Colby-Sawyer, lived with her for the summer and worked at Maine Aviation as a private jet broker. * Matt Figel’s daughter, Erin, graduated from Colby in May with the Class of 2016. “We had spectacular weather, the campus was beautiful, and the festivities great. Visiting with Erin’s professors reminded me what a special place Colby is.” Matt and his family lunched with Diane Conley LaVangie on route to Colby. Matt plays in a men’s over-50 soccer league. * Also at Colby in May were Doug and Kim Smith McCartney, who had the great joy of watching daughter Blake graduate. Kim writes, “In stark contrast to our graduation, it was a glorious day on Miller lawn.” Blake, who worked for the scheduling office, scored them great seats in front. Four other classmates also had 2016 graduates—Matt Figel, Dan Crocker, David Strage, and Gary Westerman. * Jeff Brown and son Alec, who graduated from Davidson College in May, hiked the national parks of southern Utah and Arizona, covering 12-15 miles per day. They spent a night in Las Vegas before returning to civilization unshaven but relaxed! Next stop: Oregon for Jeff’s family reunion just outside Crater Lake National Park. * Eric Ridgway enjoys being a professional counselor in private practice in Sandpoint, Idaho. He received his M.S. in geology in 1986 at Eastern Washington University and his master’s in counseling. Eric’s currently training in neurotherapy, a new technology to help people live with more joy and less depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc. Eric sees Phil Hough ’81 and thanks Britt Holmen for sending Christmas cards. He saw Diane Zavotsky when she traveled to Idaho to swim in the Long Bridge Swim—1.76 miles across Lake Pend Oreille. Diane is a practicing physician in Maine and has two daughters. Eric and wife Cindy cofounded Sandpoint Vegetarians, which has encouraged a healthier, compassionate, and environmentally friendly plant-based diet for more than eight years. Eric sends hellos to his Colby friends and can be reached at 208-265-5412. * Bob Benjamin is still on the move. “Doing a lot of traveling for the Army. In the past few months I’ve visited subordinate units training at [nine bases]. I spent a week at the Norfolk Naval Station attending a joint professional military education course. I’ve also been to my units throughout New England.” Bob has taught at Brunswick for the last 26 years. He still gets out on his motorcycle and hopes to get back to brewing beer when his command concludes. * Tony Perkins, an attorney and mentor to Maine start-ups and small businesses, was honored by the Maine Center for Entrepreneurial Development with the Compass Award for his many years volunteering in the MCED Top Gun program. Top Gun is an annual program in which participants are mentored and compete for a prize of cash or services to launch their businesses. Tony co-chairs the business law and technology, outsourcing, and data security practice groups at Bernstein Shur. * At the end of June I led a pilgrimage trip to New Mexico with teens I’ve mentored at church the last two years. We performed service work, explored local Native American cultures, and fell in love with the Fort Defiance, Ariz./Albuquerque landscape. In May my oldest stepson was married in San Antonio (great party!), and in July my husband and I hiked 10K for the Prouty, a fundraiser for Dartmouth Hitchcock’s Norris Cotton Cancer Center.