Sherry Worthley Horton has authored Witness Chair: A Memoir of Art, Marriage, and Loss published last August that connects her experiences during the final year of her husband’s life to the historical events of the Salem witch trials. Sherry’s husband, artist Christopher Horton, worked on the design of 16 “chair” maquettes (small-scale models) in preparation for an art installation to commemorate the Salem witch trials of 1692. To read more about Sherry and her book visit sherryhortonwriter.com. * Looking forward to being in touch with classmates in Florida, John Brassem and wife Karen bought a home in Ft. Meyers to enjoy the “winter weather.” They’ll return to their Connecticut home for the summer and fall foliage. John writes editorials and teaches at a local college. * Joyce Arnold Kottra was inspired by the children’s maze at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine, to lead a project near her home in Woodstock, Ill. A beautiful labyrinth path and park have evolved, landscaped with native plants from garden club members’ yards—“truly a friendship garden.” * Bill Pollock writes, “my wife and best friend, Jeanne (Anderson ’63), passed away in October. She was pampering and watering her gardens and fell, breaking her hip and femur. Surgery and PT and OT were not enough and she passed away three weeks post-op.” We remember Jeanne as a Colby friend. * Pisa, Italy, is home for Barbara Kreps and she welcomes visits from classmates. Barbara teaches reading at a local school. Recently she met friends in Lisbon and traveled around the Iberian Peninsula. Back for a visit to the U.S., Barbara visited Susan Woodward in Tucson. * Last spring Louise Brown Smith and her 11 grandchildren tapped their own maple trees in upstate New York. “The most important part of our lives,” Louise writes, “has been that our oldest son has been diagnosed with ALS. He’s a truth teller and slightly outrageous high school teacher, husband, dad, son, brother, and favorite uncle. We’re figuring out how to live in a good way. There’s a lot of grief and fear, but also love, support, and treasured moments.” * Dick Larschan traveled to London, Paris, and Rome last October; Washington, D.C., and California in November. * Last fall Marjorie Convery and her husband hosted a guest from New Zealand, a rugby coach for the University of Florida, who hosted them last year in a home exchange. Marjorie and Jim enjoy biking, golf, and hosting grandchildren at their home in northeast Florida. She and her sister vacationed in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, recently. Marj expresses sadness at the loss of Al Olivetti and was glad for the chance to visit with him at our 50th reunion. * Steve Schoeman is inspired by the thought “that we number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom. There is no wisdom in the tossing and turning, the shouting, and the noise of our world.” * Recently awarded the highest honor offered by Santa Clara University, Jerry Shapiro was named Faculty Senate Professor of the Year. Voted on by faculty in all disciplines, the award is for excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service. * Larry Dyhrberg and his wife, Michelle, have a daughter in college: “She favors her mother and regularly does her homework.” Their younger daughter is a high school senior, and Michelle teaches French in the middle school. Larry is a stay-at-home dad and cooks! He also plays golf, substitutes at the high school, and writes for a fiction workshop at the University of Southern Maine. * Martha Farrington Mayo has returned to her love of music by reconnecting with a community variety show in Bath, Maine, she and a friend originated in the 1990s. Singing tenor has been Martha’s passion, and she remembers having Peter Re as her director at Colby. * Joanna Cleveland Caswell writes, “things are going well, but I miss my lifelong friend, Anita Hegmann McCray, who died last May.” Joanna and Anita met the second day of freshman year in Foss Hall and stayed connected ever since. * Due to space limitations, I have to edit some items or eliminate repeat news. Thanks for understanding.