We’re just entering the winter season in Maine and bracing for whatever comes our way. Nothing could be as bad as what hit the New York and New Jersey coasts with Hurricane Sandy. * S. Ann Earon lives at the Jersey Shore in an area heavily hit by Hurricane Sandy. She had minor damage even though neighbors did not fair as well. Ann was in Waterville in mid-October as a member of the Alumni Council and the Colby Fund Committee, and she attended the bicentennial kick-off dinner, where Doris Kearns Goodwin ’64 spoke. She also saw Steve Collins, who continues to work for the College. * Pamela Brownstein and her husband, Kenneth Lipstein, live in Scotch Plains, N.J. They had no power for eight days after Hurricane Sandy, but that was a minor inconvenience compared to the losses suffered by others. They recently had dinner with Michael and Ellen Suchow Forman in Newport, R.I. It was a particularly joyous get-together because Pamela and Kenneth were celebrating their anniversary and Ellen had introduced them years ago. * Bruce Drouin had lunch with fellow banker Rob Burgess. Rob’s daughter, Jen, is a freshman at Emmanuel College in Boston while his son, Ian, is in high school in Brunswick. * Labor Day weekend Vicki Parker Kozak and I (Jill Gilpatric Richard) attended a wonderful get-together in Damariscotta with Deb Wathen Finn and several others including Mark Curtis, Artie Bell, Jay ’72 and Robin Sweeney Peabody, Sonja Powers Schmanska, Barb Powers ’73, Gary ’73 and Amy Brewer Fitts ’71, Bruce Drouin and his wife, Janet Hansen ’75. Assorted husbands, wives, and significant others were also in attendance. What a great time we had recounting stories about the frats and sororities, athletic teams, professors, and lots more. Gary had some awesome mix CDs from the ’60s and ’70s, which really helped set the mood. The food was great—wine and other beverages flowed freely and everyone had a memorable time. * Dennis Delehanty retired in November from the Department of State, where he worked for nine years as director of postal affairs. In late 2010 Secretary of State Clinton nominated him as the U.S. candidate for UPU Deputy Director General, a position based in Bern. He was ultimately unsuccessful in the election, which took place in October in Doha, Qatar, at the quadrennial UPU Congress, garnering 63 votes. In all, 158 countries each had a vote in the election. He adds that his “23-year-old daughter, Carmen, a graduate of Haverford College, landed a job in Beijing, China, in a company called Elite Scholars of China, which helps young Chinese prepare their applications for entry into 25 top U.S. colleges—one of which, I’m happy to report, is Colby.” Dennis says, “I’ll now see where life leads me, after relaxing at home with my wife, Elizabeth, in Centreville, Va., for a spell.” * Pam and Mike Sherrill spent an enjoyable two weeks traveling through Spain in October. “It’s a great place for walking, history, and wine.” I hope to connect with Mike sometime this winter when he is in Gray, Maine, visiting his granddaughters, Ivy, 3, and Olive, 10 months. * H. Jefferson Megargel II celebrated his 60th birthday with his parents at Dumont Center, a nursing home in New Rochelle, N.Y., and at Christmastime enjoyed a singing Christmas card from St. Labre Indian School in Ashland, Mont. * In late October I attended the premiere screening of In Their Footsteps: A History of Colby College at Railroad Square Cinema in Waterville. It’s excellent, and I certainly learned more about Colby than I ever did while in attendance there. That same day, Colby’s football team played Hamilton and won a close one in the last quarter. Don Buckley, who started out in our class but ended up graduating with the Class of ’75, traveled with his wife, Jolene, all the way from California to attend the bicentennial festivities. * Classmates, please keep the news coming so that you don’t get sick of hearing what Vicki and I are doing. Happy New Year!