In this column volunteers in our 50th reunion fundraising project are marked with a dollar sign. SURVIVORS—Hurricane Sandy really did a number on coastal areas in the Northeast. Pam Plumb Carey$ reported hearing that Howard and Ginger Goddard Barnes on Cape Cod, and Nancy Godley Wilson in Lexington, Mass., made it through. Frank ’66 and Susan Brown Musche of Rumford, R.I., stayed with their son. Barbara McGillicuddy Bolton$ in Brooklyn, N.Y., was on high ground and all is well as she continues writing a novel. Pam is soliciting agents for her second manuscript. * Andrew ’64 and Nancy Greer Weiland$ had power on the 39th floor of their NYC unit but a 12 x 5 window blew in about 10 p.m. and “sounded like a freight train running through the apartment.” It was boarded up by midnight. * Congratulations to Dale Rottner and David Hatch, our newlywed couple. * Sandy was a “non event” in Maine, reports class prez Harold Kowal$. He and wife Ruth traveled to Campobello Island, visiting the Roosevelt museum. They were to be seen cavorting on the Soggy Dollar Bar webcam on Jost Van Dyke BVI before Christmas. * BG Morse retired from teaching in 2000 to run her own educational consulting company (Active Learning Systems: www.iimresearch.com). They train teachers to teach pre-K-12 kids how to do ethical, interest-driven research. It has taken her all over the world including Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Husband Bob’s cancer issues are resolved and BG and Bob now focus on their three kids and seven grandchildren. BG is head of the diaconate at her church and chair of the Historic District Commission in Kingston, N.H. * Also in the gospel business is Callie Holmes Marsh$. After retiring, she went to Earlham School of Religion for an M.A. in Quaker studies (2008) and is now doing informal teaching of Quakerism at Scattergood Friends School in rural Solon, Iowa. She and husband Larry get back to Maine in the summer. * Jim McCabe is president of Drexel Morgan Capital Advisors in Radnor, Pa. His third grandchild just arrived. * Marc Machbitz is a realtor on O’ahu. If you are looking for “the perfect property” try www.marcmachbitz-realtor.com. * Randy Antik runs a public foundation that hosts an annual thought leader conference—Imagine Solutions—in Naples, Fla. Larry Pugh ’56 and Joe Boulos ’68, former Colby board chairs, have attended. Check it out at www.imaginesolutionsconference.com. * Pam Pierson Parziale$ and husband Ren had dinner in Saco with her old roomie Nancy Newell Burnham and her husband, Chip. They found each other again on the Internet. * Nick Locsin teaches boatbuilding to middle school kids at the Maine Maritime Museum and does business development for the museum. Last summer he crewed on a coastal sightseeing boat on the Kennebec and Sheepscot rivers. Christmas was in Barcelona with his son and family. * Lew Krinsky$ is a financial advisor and branch manager for Robert W. Baird & Co. in Houston. “No retirement plans.” Lew and Ellen were in Puerto Rico for Christmas. * I touched base with Jay Gronlund$ at our 45th Tuck School reunion at Dartmouth last October. Jay continues with the Pathfinder Group, consultants in marketing and business development. Jay also teaches at NYU. * Jean (Hoffmann) ’66 and Neil Clipsham enjoyed a two-week Glacier Bay cruise last fall. In November they and the grandkids spent “mandatory” hours at the American Girl doll store in NYC, saw the Rockettes Christmas show, and visited the M&M store “to find out what ‘M&M color’ their personalities are.” * Averill Hall’s own Bud Marvin$ was honored by the Boys and Girls Club of Manchester, N.H., for 25 years of service and was elected to the club’s hall of fame. * I close by remembering our dear classmate Chris Brown, who died of lung cancer last fall. We will miss his happy, smiling face and T-shirt artistry at reunions but rejoice at having known him. HAIL COLBY HAIL.