In this dark of winter, here’s hoping news about old friends brightens your day! Writing for the first time is Eileen Dennett Burnell. She and her husband, David, moved from native Maine to New Hampshire’s Lakes Region eight years ago. They celebrated their 35th anniversary last year. They love spending time on their boat on Lake Winnipesaukee but still have a family camp in Standish, Maine. Their son, Shawn ’02, lives in Marin County, Calif., with his wife, Jenny. Eileen and David visit them with winery stops and hiking trips included. Eileen’s letter brought great memories of her teaching me to snowshoe on the lake where she’d grown up. * John Mulcahy spent 25 years in New York City, working as a conductor and music director on Broadway, on national and international tours, and in regional theaters. Deciding to return to his first Colby pursuit (a career in medicine), John completed his B.S. in nursing from Columbia University in 2005. After a rewarding and eye-opening four years in NYC homecare, John and his partner of 23 years headed back to Maine. They live in Chamberlain, just outside of New Harbor on the Pemaquid peninsula, and are glad to be back in “this special state.” * Ed Harvey attended reunion for the first time and is now a convert, vowing to return in 2016! He and his wife, Martie Mutz, have lived in the Five Sisters neighborhood of Burlington, Vt., since 1988. Ed is senior project manager for Tetra Tech, ARD—a consulting firm that focuses on development assistance work worldwide, mostly under contracts with the U.S. Agency for International Development. He recently was in the West Bank and Gaza on assignment, working in support of moderate Palestinian factions and organizations, and is also working on projects in Uganda, Jordan, Haiti, and Guyana. Martie teaches music in the Colchester school district. Their daughter, Emma, graduated from University of Vermont; son Hans is a sophomore at Castleton State. Away from work, Ed plays drums and volleyball. En route to reunion, Ed reunited with Harry Nelson, Ned Smith, Scott Pickett, Mike Boyson, and Lindsay Huntington Hancock and their spouses. (For more details from Ed’s note, and to keep up with other classmates, visit our the Colby College Class of 1976 page on Facebook.) * Frank Callanan was also at reunion and had a great time. Like many others, he was especially touched by our Sunday morning gathering by Johnson Pond in memory of classmates we’ve lost since graduation. After a 27-year career in education, Frank started up Data Pro North East, Inc., in Camden, Maine. Frank’s youngest son, Zeke, a Maine Law graduate, was married in July (two down, two to go). Frank and his wife, Susan Morrissey ’71, have two grandchildren. Susan, a realtor, enjoys caring twice a week for their baby granddaughter, 1. Over the summer Frank and Susan met up with Donna and Rob Kahelin and their daughter, Rachel. Frank looks forward to annual spring ski adventures with Scott McDermott and Jay McSweeney ’77. * Mary Uppgren wrote from Bangalore, where she was on a short assignment with Accenture, for which she’s worked quite a few years. She’s currently in a marketing and communications role with the employee communicators across 54 countries where Accenture operates. Mary and her husband have lived in Asia for much of the last three years. She’s put her Asian studies background to good use, having spent time in the Philippines, Malaysia, and Korea. She saw Ken Curtis in Tokyo last summer. Mary expected to return to her full-time Minnesota home by December. * That gets us caught up for now! Keep your news coming, and a reminder, as always, to get in your donation to the Colby Fund. Let’s keep our class among Colby’s leaders!