Hey, Class of 1981, start spreading the news! I heard from only two of you for this column. There are hundreds more of you out there, so please send me your fascinations, celebrations, and incantations. I’ll begin with myself as a filler. Fascinations: birds of prey, including red-tailed hawks, kestrels, falcons, and harpies. I have been learning about these majestic raptors over the past few years and participate in several online nest-cam blogs. Celebrations: a new job at Shire Pharmaceuticals in Lexington, Mass., working in corporate administration. Incantations: Did you hear that noise coming from your kitchen last night? That was me installing a transmitter so I can conjure some news from you! * Peter Cocciardi’s daughter, Emily, graduated from Saint Joseph’s College of Maine with a degree in elementary education. Emily played soccer there all four years. Since Pete’s son, Matt, is also a graduate (Bates ’11), “Tuition payments are done!” Pete and wife Leslie visit regularly with Jon Light and his wife, Melissa. * It was so nice to hear from Barbra Cooper Comunale, a five-year breast cancer survivor who is enjoying a busy, healthy, and happy life in Southern California with her husband of nearly 28 years. They own an organic Star Ruby grapefruit grove on their Sabbath Day Ranch and grow many other organic fruit and nut trees as well as vegetables. “We have plans for a line of organic preserves, fruit spirits, and skin-care products.” Barb is a certified AAPC medical coder and runs a medical billing company specializing in anesthesia and pain management. Husband Mark is CEO of an anesthesiology group and associate medical director for patient safety. Barb and Mark’s son Mark II just graduated from Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, Nev., with a degree in business management. Their youngest son, John, is a junior at the University of La Verne in La Verne, Calif., where he is a broadcast journalism major focusing on film production. “He already has some experience working on movies and TV shows in the LA/Hollywood area. We’ll keep our fingers crossed!” So will we, Barb.