Many classmates are writing in to say they are looking forward to our 50th reunion next June. * Barney Hallowell writes from North Haven Island, Maine, where he and his wife, Christie, have raised six children. After 40 years as a teacher and principal of North Haven Community School, Barney is now executive director of the Hurricane Island Foundation and its Center for Science and Leadership, providing “experiential education with leadership training for high school students, particularly from Maine’s public schools.” Barney is also busy with five grandchildren, 20 chickens, two cats, a dog, bicycles, boats, lobster traps, and a motorcycle—a 70th birthday present! * Peggy Chandler Davey raised her family and worked and is now retired in Madison, Wis. She spent her career in state government and then as a student services administrator at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In retirement Peggy visits with her family and has trekked to the Mount Everest Base Camp. She and her husband, Tom, spent five weeks in Italy last year. * Barbara Kreps DeLisio has made her home in Italy for many years. After earning a Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin, she taught at the University of Pisa, a position from which she recently retired. Remaining in Italy after the death of her husband, in 1984, Barbara also sang opera for 15 years in Florence in addition to her work at the university. She remembers Peter Ré and the wonderful musical opportunities he provided her at Colby. * Dick Zipser retires this fall after 27 years as chair of the department of foreign languages and literatures at the University of Delaware. He has overseen more than 40 foreign-language-based study-abroad programs during that time. In a recent article in Global Magazine, published by the University of Delaware’s Institute for Global Studies, Dick remembers his own life-changing study-abroad experience in Germany as a Colby student. * Marty Schatt Abbott-Shim went on two hiking trips last summer: to the Sbrinz Trail in the Swiss Alps and to the Inka Trail and Mollepata Trail in Peru. Marty also traveled to Boston and Rochester, N.Y., recently to see her daughter, who plays for the Portland Thorns NWSL professional women’s soccer team. * Jerry Shapiro is retiring from his position as department chair at Santa Clara University but will keep teaching full time. He was recently named “one of the top 99 professors in counseling psychology in North America.” * Al Graceffa and his wife, Natalie, enjoy living in South Carolina, where he plays a great deal of golf and enjoys their eight grandchildren. Al recently had a knee replaced, the result of a football injury during sophomore year at Colby. * Marg Mattraw Dodge has returned to Maine to live near her two daughters. She is now at home, with extra bedrooms for visitors, in Yarmouth. * Jim Harris and his wife, Madie, who live in Washington State, represented Colby at the installation of the new president of Seattle Pacific University. They also recently traveled to Montana to visit family and friends. Jim reports that Dick York is recovering from his recent medical problems and is back at home. * Brian ’63 and Sue Sawyer McAlary enjoyed attending Brian’s 50th Colby reunion last June. They then traveled to the Galapagos Islands on a National Geographic cruise. Sue recommends this trip as “well worth the time.” * Also cruising was Gloria Shepherd, who went to Crete, Cyprus, and the coast of Turkey, with a separate visit to Istanbul. The focus of the cruise was antiquities, and Gloria says she “learned a lot.” More recently she traveled to Portugal and Spain. In Madrid Gloria celebrated a 50-year reunion with friends she had made during her junior year in Spain at the University of Madrid. * Off in another direction, PJ Downing Curtis and her fiancé spent most of this past July in Alaska. They cruised up the Inland Passage and then camped around the state for 10 days in a motor home.