Thanks for the onslaught of news, friends, especially those writing for the first time. First up, in the seven-degrees-of-something department, Jennifer Jean Clark Uhl revealed that her husband, Steve Uhl, is likely that laser guy who mopped up Long Island Sound sailing in my teen years. Jennifer and Steve live in Marblehead, Mass., and (ahem) Dr. Uhl teaches dance at Salem State University. Jennifer and Steve have two sons, Thor at Northwestern and Clark at Cornell. And while they’re bereft at the empty house, Jennifer does share her excitement for this next stage of her career, which includes weekends fixing up the ole Victorian. * Super Duper Awesome Sauce to hear from Aviva “Abby” Sapers, who is CEO of Sapers & Wallack in Newton, a financial services company that her grandfather founded in 1932 and her father grew to one of the leading firms in Boston. As the third generation leader, Aviva is stewarding the company’s tremendous success earning recognition as Family Business of the Year. She was also recognized by the Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly for her outstanding support. Aviva lives in Newton with her wife, Jude, and their two wonderful sons. * It was great to hear from Kelly Burke Corwen, who went to Salt Lake City in July for the Schwermer (Rich and Susan [Sheehan]) family wedding of son Josh. “It was such a treat for me,” writes Kelly. “I got to spend a few days with the family before the wedding, then attend the rehearsal dinner and wedding, which took place at a lodge near the Brighton ski resort. After the wedding, we headed to their beautiful cabin in Bear Lake for a few days and also to Huntsman Springs in Driggs, Idaho, for a party that Susan was running as president and COO of Huntsman Cancer Foundation.” Kelly pointed out that Susan has been invited to join Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot project to speed up progress in the cure for cancer. Great news, and I’ll be pinging Susan for the deetz! * Falling into the empty nest column, Leslie and Geoff Ballotti now have all four daughters out of the house. Geoff, for his part, spends his free time doing volunteer work for the industry as incoming vice chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and chairman of the U.S. Travel Association in D.C. * When we last left our hero Ed Higham, he was a partner at Silver Lane Advisors in NYC, a boutique investment bank focused on M&A for financial services companies. He’s still there, with one son, Brendan, plus Buddy the dog, left at home. When not in Westchester, the Highams spend time up home-away-from-home on Martha’s Vineyard. * Steve Rowse and I have not held our Hudson Valley beer summit; our HV apple crop was predicted not-up-to-cider snuff according to Mr. Cider. For those playing along at home, Steve’s cider sells under the following brand names: Carlson Orchards, Lyman Orchards, and Rudy’s Blend. Over the summer, Steve visited his youngest daughter in Mendoza, Argentina; there, he got some turns in at Portillo and also sampled some terrific Malbec. Your moment of Zen: “Andes are spectacular, classmates, and I highly recommend a trip that way for the bucket list.” * John Northrop wrote that the Northrop and Gay clans are headed for a fam squad invasion of Tuscany in summer 2017. Am I the only one not to know that John and Phin made joint honeymooning a thing on their first visit there? Now, back to the scene of the crime with children in tow. Cool. John adds that work with BP has taken him to all sorts of fun places in the last couple years: Baku, Luanda, Aberdeen, Oman. 2017 sees Jakarta, Bangalore, and Port of Spain on the list. Dude, are postcards out of fashion?