Deb Nader Hartshorn enjoys living near Iain Hoefle near Burlington, Vt., where they exchange home renovation help. Deb enjoyed some exciting outdoor experiences in 2018, including visiting her daughter in Scotland in February. They stayed in a youth hostel under Ben Nevis, Scotland’s highest mountain, with a group of English ice climbers and no heat. Last summer Deb raced on eight different sailboats. She is learning how to sail, albeit under duress. * Paul “Beef” Maier reports that he and DKE brothers Marc “Jets” Jeton and Jon “J” Schwartz stay in touch and gathered to celebrate the holidays. In addition, they reunited with Brother Tom “Dog” Dougherty and wife Vicki as they made a swing through New England. * Many of the more seasoned Colby hockey alumni (Paul “Ikie” Eichelroth, Paul “Q” Quaranto ’80, Bobby “Norty” Norton ’81, Larry “Sparky” Sparks ’79, Carl Lovejoy ’79, Marc “Monte” Ciarallo, Dean “Deno” Morrissey ’79, Dan “Dano” O’Halloran ’80, and Bill “Otis” Maddox to name a few…) survived the most recent alumni game. Paul reminds the elder pucksters that next year will be the last skate in the hallowed Alfond Ice Rink, so they should participate. #MULETRAIN * Carolyn Berry Copp and her husband are officially empty nesters, though she writes that her children have left their junk in the nest. Carolyn has driven across country to Portland, Ore., with daughter Charlotte twice in the past year. Both trips were fantastic and very different. Charlotte graduated from Lewis & Clark and now juggles many jobs using her environmental studies degree. Carolyn works from home as a principal strategy consultant for Blackbaud, a fundraising software company based in Charleston, S.C., and travels a bit. This fall Carolyn had a wonderful visit with her dear old friend Cathy Fracasse, whom she hadn’t seen since we graduated. She also cares for her 90-year-old mom, who lives nearby in an assisted living facility. Last spring Carolyn became an official Concord, Mass., tour guide, so if you want to visit the North Bridge or Walden Pond, let her know! * Diane Conley LaVangie wanted to make sure I noted that Helen Dooley Anthony was elected to the Providence City Council—our civic-minded friend continues trying to make the world a better place! I happen to know that besides acting as a PR rep for Helen, Diane runs, cycles, and swims up a storm, and recently became the proud grandmother of her very first grandbaby. * Robert and Kathy McHugh Mirani and Linda Welch traveled to Virginia to celebrate the wedding of Lisa Clark Bureau’s son, Nicholas. The roomies had a chance to catch up and start planning a roomie weekend in Charleston. Nicholas recently returned from deployment in Afghanistan, during which he had a Colby flag flown over the post as a gift for his mom. The enormous flag, dust and all, is framed and hangs in a place of honor in Lisa’s house. * Bob Benjamin completed year 28 teaching, coaching, and advising at Brunswick School. He had a great year and wrestling season—Bob was named New England Independent School Wrestling Association Assistant Coach of the Year. He’s excited about Brunswick’s new 700-plus-acre campus in Randolph, Vt., where he’s developing an outdoor leadership education program, during which the boys will spend a week away from school and technology. Bob enjoyed a nice motorcycle trip there to do a site survey last June. Bob also travels for his “part-time” job in the Army as deputy commanding officer for the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). Bob’s own gang sounds like a bunch of highly educated, world-improving, service-oriented individuals, but there are too many of them doing too much to include here! Thumbs up, Bob! * And on a sad note, Jennifer Batson Wilson passed away at home Aug. 18, 2018, after a five-year battle with ovarian cancer. Her obituary was in the last issue of Colby Magazine, and a service was held for her Oct. 6 in Newbury, N.H. Our class also lost Brian Kelley in October and Joe Lynch in September. Their obituaries are in the back of this issue.