This summer I enjoyed an amazing four-day trip to Cherryfield, Maine, staying at the guesthouse of our president and first lady, Norm and Pat Flanagan Olsen, and their son David ’04. My grandson Max and I enjoyed their gracious company, did tons of fishing, and fell in love with their spectacular property. Pat is enjoying her work in northern Virginia while Norm takes on assignments that appeal to him. The Olsen family keeps busy with recent trips that include fly-fishing in Alaska and Ohio, son Matt’s wedding in Hawaii, and visits to Libya, Las Vegas, Big Sur, Florida, and Kuala Lumpur. * Both Joe Mattos and Alex Wilson wrote about a wonderful gathering on the Belgrade Lakes this Fourth of July. This year marked the 36th annual Lambda Chi gathering, which featured a special week-ending event: Joe Mattos’s daughter Emily was married on Great Pond in the company of forever Colby friends. Guests included Patty (Kelly) ’75 and Bob Landsvik, Ron ’71 and Linda Howard Lupton ’72, Ken Bigelow ’71, Jennifer and Duncan Leith, Signe and Brian Cone, Lloyd Benson, Dawn and John Krasnavage, Liz and Phil Ricci, Alex Wilson and friend Judy Holden, and assorted children. * Former class president Mark Serdjenian, who hung up his Colby men’s soccer coaching whistle last fall after 38 years, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Carl Nelson Award for career achievement in athletics. * Debbie Mael Mandino shares her happy news of the upcoming wedding of daughter Michelle to her middle-school sweetheart. She and husband Tom have promised “American Pie” for the Colby women to dance to. Debbie continues to teach writing and literacy at Newbury College and is excited about receiving a Davis Education Foundation Grant to turn the Newbury writing sequence into a mastery model. She enjoyed her summer and went up for a quick Hampton Beach chat with forever friend Lisa Kehler Bubar, who is recovering from shoulder surgery. Debbie still becomes energized with the beginning of school in the fall and figures she has a few more years before retirement. * Betty Robinson has retired and sent a neat picture of herself at a cattle ranch in Wyoming where she went for riding and cattle driving! * Ted and Sue Yovic Hoeller and two rat-terrier/Chihuahua-mix dogs moved to Tampa in July 2013 to be closer to her mother and brother Bill ’77. Sue took and passed the Florida bar exam and began practicing there in 2014. She’s also a member of the 2015 Leadership Pasco program, continuing her lifelong commitment to community involvement wherever she is. She recently met up with Janice Johnson Peterson and her husband in Chicago. Sue sends her regrets over missing our 40th reunion. * Geoff and Janet Shea Legg live in Tewksbury, Mass., and travel to San Francisco three times a year to visit their daughter, son-in-law, and three grandchildren. They hope that maybe one of the children will apply to Colby. Geoff, eight years older than most of us, joined a small R&D company, where he uses his talents in electronic and electromechanical design. He advises us, as we approach retirement age, not to retire but to cut back and make job changes because “the best security is an active mind.” * Lisa Kehler Bubar shared the sad news about Dean Eaton’s loss of his mother, whom he cared for over an extended period of time. My thoughts are with you, Dean. * Norm Olsen shared more sad news about the July passing of classmate Blair Janes while Blair was on a four-month bicycle tour in Newfoundland. * Thank you all for staying in touch. I look forward to hearing more news in the year ahead.