It is summer, and we have news! * Callie Dusty Leef checked in from San Diego, Calif. Her big news is her retirement from her job as a defense contractor. She and her husband have several remodeling jobs planned at their home over the next year or so and then plan to do more traveling. She feels like she’s on vacation with no deadline to go back to work. * Shelley Bieringer Rau writes from Turner, Maine, with the big news that she is a first-time grandmother with the birth of a boy, Sasha, to her daughter, Adrienne Rau. Adrienne and her husband live about three hours away, so Shelley makes lots of weekend trips! She bought Sasha a Colby sock monkey—it’s one of his favorite toys. * We received a nice note from David Bailey. His son received his master’s in music in trumpet performance from the Hartt School of Music, and his daughter received her bachelor’s in psychology with a minor in German from U.R.I. He and his wife, Alison, “continue to teach music lessons at our home in Nashua, N.H., and perform as often as the opportunities appear, and I also continue to repair musical instruments.” He conducts the Hollis Town Band, which is in the midst of its outdoor concert season. Any alums who live near Nashua or Hollis should stop by and enjoy the music! * Gail and Remi Browne had the wonderful experience of watching both their children (Christie ’13 and Ben ’13) graduate from Colby on the same day. Making it even more special was the presence of Robin and Artie Bell, as well as their new Cousins Island neighbor Deb Wathen Finn. Remi is one proud papa. He recently retired from the investment management industry after almost 30 years and spent a great winter in Jupiter, Fla., playing tennis, learning golf, and even playing “old man softball.” In May he accepted an offer to teach classes this fall at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management, “thanks to the lead of my old Colby tennis teammate and new academic colleague Scott McDermott ‘76. Somewhere Earl Junghans is spinning.” To top it off, that afternoon Remi got a hole in one! Must be beginner’s luck. * Remi and class president Rocky Goodhope share boat ownership in Florida. Rocky is taking his class presidential duties very seriously. He cornered Dave Finger at a dinner and got his commitment to return to Colby for the first time since ‘74. Now Rocky says he won’t rest until he gets a commitment from Mark Titus to attend. Mark your calendars now for our 40th reunion at Colby June 5-8! * Vicki Parker Kozak and I were able to attend the 2013 bicentennial event in Falmouth as well as the Class of ’73 reunion, where we were on a training mission for planning our reunion next year. The campus was gorgeous, the speakers were diverse and enlightening, and we all ended up staying in rooms in Dana Hall. Other ’74 classmates included new Alumni Council Chair Deb Wathen Finn, Bruce Drouin, Cathy Morris Killoran, and Artie Bell. We were also very happy to see Candace Burnett and Jody St. Hilaire at the festivities. Jody wins the prize for least changed since her Faces and Places picture. Candy has lived on the Upper West Side of Manhattan for the past 37 years and is now retired from teaching Latin and history. She added that after a good long run of 30 years, she recently divorced. Candy is a tri-athlete and participated in the 5K run during reunion. Her daughter was married in March, and her son is expecting his first child—Candy’s first grandchild—in December. * Vicki and I have an assignment for you. Think of the person you would most like to see at reunion next year and let us know. We promise to keep your name out of it, but your request will appear in upcoming columns. That’s it for this issue. If anyone visits Maine this summer, please let us know and we can get together.