Sarah Shute Hale won’t be able to make the official 50th reunion, but during a recent trip to visit family in Maine, she got together with Susan Gerry Yambor and Lee Oestreicher ’66 and spent a day on campus enjoying the very impressive art museum, the brilliant autumn leaves, and a delicious meal in the former Roberts Union dining hall. Lee was greatly relieved to note that not a single slice of pizza was hurled either at the walls or fellow diners during their meal. Sarah’s business, Arden Batik, now has a Facebook presence if you wonder what she has been doing in her not-retirement. * Jim Helmer checked in from Boulder, Colo. His wife, Nancy, died a few years ago, but he has two children, Narelle and Barrett. Narelle graduated from the University of Colorado, joined the Marines, then went to grad school at Boston University. She lives in Wilmington, N.C., and is married to a doctor. They have two grandchildren, Bodhi and Jude, “two of the nicest children I have ever known,” Jim writes. His son, Barrett, also graduated from the University of Colorado but did his graduate work at Georgetown. He lives in NYC and works for Credit Suisse. “I’ve done some traveling recently, to Norway and Tanzania. The wilds of the western Serengeti don’t get wilder.” * Nick Hadgis celebrated the birth of his third grandchild in August and that has added to his enjoyment of retirement. Nick remains in Bryn Mawr, Pa., but has downsized to a townhome within walking distance of the center of town. The move was made particularly special by his son buying his big home, keeping it in the family and enabling his grandchildren to be raised there. Nick looks forward to seeing many classmates at reunion. * And that brings up a very important point. Reunions are the most pleasurable when many classmates attend. Early June is a lovely time to visit central Maine, the campus has grown and developed, and Colby is making changes in downtown Waterville. Many good reasons to make the decision to come to Maine June 1-4, 2017. See you there!