Wow! Based on the 35th reunion feedback, we should all mark June 4-6, 2021, on our calendars immediately. It sounds like the 35th was a blast, so the 40th should be even better. * Sarah Swager attended and enjoyed reconnecting with Kate Moore Jeton, Liz Stiller Fahey, Heidi Proctor Baxter, Kim Hokanson, Beth Pniewski Wilson, and Karen Orloff. Kathy Gallop Chase missed reunion but met Sarah for a newsy brunch in Hallowell as Sarah made her way to Logan for her trip home to Ellensburg, Wash. Sarah is dean of student success at Central Washington University and had so much fun at the 35th. She won’t miss the 40th! * During her September vacation, Beth Pniewski Wilson visited Jim and Melise Maggioni O’Sullivan and two of their three children at their home in Chatham, Mass. Beth also took a bucket list trip to a Notre Dame football game, where Don and Faith Bramhall Rodenkirk joined her and led her on a campus tour. Beth highly recommends the Notre Dame football experience. Beth and Janet Blau Cobb attended a Wellesley (Mass.) High School performance of Beauty and the Beast. Caitlin Pfaff, daughter of Darlene Howland and Steve Pfaff, played the Wardrobe. Topping off Beth’s autumn classmate sightings was Bob Ruzzo, whom she saw at his employer and her customer, Holland & Knight. * After 17 years in Bangor, Ted and Lisa Gale Taylor moved to South Korea. Ted teaches environmental science and chemistry at Korea International School near Seoul. Lisa works long distance as a programmer for NASA through contracts awarded to UMaine and OdySea. They hike around Seoul most weekends (see Ted’s FB page) and spent Christmas break climbing in the Himalayas as they considered their next move (likely Nepal or Mongolia). * Chris Ahlstrom Russian has retired and moved to North Conway, N.H. * Tian and Christian Melby’s daughter has Colby high on her list as she applies to colleges. They spent the holidays visiting Tian’s relatives and sightseeing in Beijing and Shanghai. * Melissa and Jon Light sent news from a safari in Tanzania. They were having amazing luck seeing lots of critters with several close encounters. They highly recommend the experience. * As Bill Lichtblau begins his 27th season as a Vail ski instructor, he traveled to Mica Creek, B.C., to heli-ski. * Scott and Judi Greene Stewart attended the wedding of Olivia Chi and Andrew Bensson, son of Steve and Jean Siddall Bensson. They also visited their daughter, Ramsay, at UVA, where she’s a graduate M.B.A./M.P.P. student. * Phil Hough is back on the airwaves as a volunteer broadcaster and cohost of the Tuesday morning show on KRFY, 88.5 FM, community-supported radio for north Idaho. Unlike Phil’s days at WMHB, anyone anywhere can listen to live-streaming audio over the Internet at KRFY.org. * A big thank you to Kimberly Hokanson who has signed on as our class agent. She’s enjoying sharing the Colby experience with her son Baillie ’20. * Colby is certainly a family affair for Victor and I as all three of our children are now alumni: Victor Jr. ’11, Valerie ’13, and Veronica ’15. Valerie married Trent Wiseman ’13 and VJ is engaged to Petie Booth ’11. Val’s wedding in June (the reason we missed reunion) was attended by 26 alumni, including Skip Neville and Peter Buzzini. Clay Hutchison ’82 made a valiant effort to be there when his truck broke down somewhere in North Dakota. * Thanks also to Steph Vrattos who reached out with words of encouragement for my first column. I’ve had fun hearing from so many of you and look forward to many more.