Our 50th reunion planning committee met recently in Portsmouth, continuing preparations for our celebration next June. Work on our class book progresses, and the great news is that artist Jane Melanson Dahmen is creating a painting for the cover, which will be printed in color for the first time! Biographies are coming in—the deadline is Dec. 1. * Linda and Al Carville were in London and on a Baltic/Scandinavian cruise. Highlights were visiting palaces, churches, The Hermitage in St. Petersburg, and “spending rubles. It brought back memories of Professor Raymond’s Russian history.” Al and Rod Pierce did their annual sail up the Maine Coast. * Bill ’62 and Barb Haines Chase returned to Fairbanks, Alaska, where they lived from ’71-’74. They learned to fly fish, went fishing for halibut, saw a dozen moose and the midnight sun, ate salmon cooked over a wood fire, picked blueberries, attended the World Eskimo Olympics, and reveled in the vast beauty of Alaska. * Camilo Marquez retired in 2010 and moved to Portland, Ore. He’s into woodworking, horsemanship, hiking the Columbia River Gorge, and political activism on single payer universal health care. He hopes Oregon will pass a single payer bill. He’s coming to reunion with Robert Wise and is looking forward to seeing everyone. * As part of her 70th birthday celebration, DeeDee Wilson Perry met Cathy McConnell Webber for a day of fun and a cooking class at Stonewall Kitchen in York, Maine. Another part of her birthday year was spent renovating her kitchen. * Jim McConchie and wife Linda have moved to Clark Island in Spruce Head, Maine. They have vacationed there every year since Colby days, and now it’s their retirement home. They enjoy attending Colby events in the area. * John McDonald, who was at our recent reunion meeting, and wife Gayle, spend winters in Naples and were happy to read about Ann Bruno Hocking’s new quilt gallery. Gayle is also a quilter. They look forward to visiting Ann at The Quilted Turtle. * Nancy Godley ’65 and John Wilson look forward to seeing Colby classmates at their 50th reunions. They’re both involved in planning for each of their classes. They’re becoming a part of the Deer Isle community. John is singing in a Stonington Opera House production and Nancy is a member of the community advisory board. * Karen Forslund Falb’s younger daughter got married in early September and was very busy preparing for the wedding. She sends her best wishes to all! * Charlie and Lois Meserve Stansel and their family took a cruise to Alaska to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. “The scenery is incredible. We had stops in Juneau, Skagway, and Victoria, B.C. We all had a wonderful time.” * Other travelers to Russia this summer were Don and Marcia Achilles McComb. After Moscow, they were on a small ship visiting St. Petersburg, other cities, and a small island with amazing wooden architecture. They also had the opportunity to meet with Russian families. * Living on Long Island, says Mary Dexter Wagner, is “an endless summer vacation.” The highlight was their ninth family vacation at Montauk, where they hiked, biked, kayaked, fished, swam, and had their first lobster bake. “As part of our class reunion planning committee, it was great attending the 50th for the Class of ’62. You’ll have a wonderful time at ours!” * Midge Walton Holmes has sent in her bio but may not be able to join us next June as her senior softball team will be in the Senior Olympics in Cleveland. * Paul and Susan Schaeff Pineo spend summers in the Allegheny Mountains in Penn. and winters in Port Royal, S.C., where they take courses at U.S.C., such as “War of Northern Aggression“ (Civil War). * Sally White Butler had a nice trip to Tampa in March, where she met her daughter Linda from Indiana. They stayed at Clearwater Beach and had a wonderful time visiting family.