Today is a gorgeous New England post-storm day—perfect to stay inside and compile the news! * Brad Miller sent in some sad news. Amy, his wife of almost 18 years, passed away Feb. 1 after an 18-month battle with cancer. Brad writes that Amy just wanted to be a good mother to their two daughters, maintain a supportive home, and not be considered or judged as “someone who has cancer.” Brad and Amy enjoyed hikes in the White Mountains and western Maine mountains, backcountry camping, and skiing at Sugarloaf. Brad lives in Lexington, Mass., and consults as an engineering geologist specializing in evaluation of deep rock tunnels, microtunneling, directional drilling, and rock slope engineering. * Nick Norton, who works in investments, lives with his family in Greenwood Village, Colo., where they enjoy cycling, skiing, and a view of the mountains. Nick has two daughters, a high school junior and soccer player who was impressed by Mayflower Hill and a “certified rascal” third grader. * Scott Sophos is in his fifth year teaching secondary drama and English in Colchester, Essex, U.K., where he bought a house. Scott spends off hours doing amateur drama, including the role of the dame in the West Bergholt village panto. He’s rehearsing productions of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Country Wife and an outdoor summer tour of Alice in Wonderland. He’s also starred in The Three Musketeers. Break a leg, Scott! * Diane Conley LaVangie shoveled lots of snow this winter while trying to enjoy life in South Portland, Maine. Diane ran the Philadelphia Marathon last November in 3:37, qualifying her for the 2014 Boston Marathon. Diane plans to run Boston this year after qualifying in the 2011 New York Marathon, but she found training for a spring marathon “MUCH harder in the winter with SNOW and COLD!” * Tom Cone and his wife, Tina, have lived in Concord, N.C., (just outside Charlotte) for 20 years. Son Zach is studying art and sculpture at App State, and son Trevor is studying business and playing golf for Virginia Tech. Tom has worked for Chili’s restaurants since 1990 and would love to hear of anyone living in the area. * Jeff Brown and wife Jessica took advantage of being empty nesters, traveling to Berlin to enjoy the “Christmas City” and German history for a week before Christmas. Jeff writes, “The last time I was in Berlin, I was there with Matt Figel when he and I traveled throughout Europe post-graduation.” Jeff had breakfast with Matt while in California in January. * Deb Nader is happily ensconced in the folk scene in Vermont with her daughter, Dana, 16, who plays piano in a teen contra-dance band. They contra dance weekly and drive to gigs, concerts, and dances all over New England. Deb is a preschool special education teacher in the Champlain Islands. She drives a lot but enjoys the beautiful mountains and lake. She enjoys being able to run, ski, hike, and bike in the countryside. Deb feels out of touch with Colby friends and would love to reconnect (email@example.com). * Karen Zuffante Pabon, in international education for more than 20 years, is in her third year as the director of the Slater International Center at Wellesley College. She spent six years with Babson’s International Office. Karen’s son, Nico, and daughter, Elisa, are both at Carnegie Mellon, so she’s adjusting to the empty nest. Karen still loves traveling and was off to Spain in April! * E.J. Meade writes: “It is a dry winter here in the Rockies. Nonetheless, I am getting some skiing in and looking forward to a spring break ski trip around Colorado with my eldest daughter, Eliot, before she takes a gap year in Peru.” E.J.’s architectural firm, Arch11, is doing well, and one of his projects was covered in the New York Times. E.J. is still looking for that Maine project. * Chris Landry lives in Northampton, Mass., with his two teenage sons. He is a partner in Clarity (clarity-first.com), a branding, design, and fundraising firm that helps mission-centered businesses and organizations identify and tell their stories. Most of his work deals with issues like sustainability and education. In his own time he produces documentary films, writes, and plays Ultimate Frisbee.