Betty Dyer Brewster spends her summers in Memphis and reports that it was relatively cool this year. She visited her sister, Nancy Dyer Bacon, on Martha’s Vineyard this summer. She’s busy with new friends she’s made at Trezevant Manor, a retirement community in Memphis, and will return to Naples, Fla., in December. * Dave Choate celebrated his 90th birthday in a big way. A party in his honor included 75 guests (“I didn’t know I had so many friends and family,” Dave said), and on the same day he conducted his grandson’s wedding. He called it a red-letter day. Dave fondly remembers Colby and the railroad station. * Janet Gay Hawkins doesn’t have much going at Peconic Landing in Greenport, N.Y. As the summer wound down, she got back to “work!” She chairs the Landing’s community fund, which funds the Metropolitan Opera series live in HDTV and other programs that enhance life there. She says, “There are so many people here who have had incredible careers, and it’s an honor to know them.” * Ev Helfant Malkin visited Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Vermont this summer, and in late August she spent time with three great-grandchildren. Ev was also at Colby in August with a group from Harvard taking a tour of museums in Maine. The campus Ev remembers from our time at Colby has changed: “I need a map to find my way around now.” She loved the expanded museum of art and the generous gift of art from the Lunders. She writes, “We didn’t have nearly enough time to see everything. I’m sure this will put Colby on the map for art lovers.” * Editor’s note: Dorothy Marson, David Marson’s wife of 62 years, passed away Sept. 29. Dorothy was the mother of Deborah Marson ’75 and Marsha Moller and the grandmother of Jessica McNulty ’07 and Mark McNulty ’11. Dorothy was a loyal Colby booster and was recognized with a Colby Brick in 1984 for her support and volunteer efforts on behalf of the College.