Greetings, classmates! It’s time for the news again! * The biggest news (in case you haven’t read it elsewhere) is that our very own Andrea Nix Fine and her husband, Sean, won an Academy Award for their documentary film Inocente. She and Sean were also at Sundance with another of their films, Life According to Sam. * I first heard about Andrea’s nomination through a note from Libby Marsh. In addition to the Oscar news, Libby wrote that she and husband Adam now have two children—second daughter Nora turned 1 in January. Nora’s sister, Beatrice, is now 4. They’re still living in San Francisco, and Libby works for Human Rights Watch. * Steve Witherell finished his M.B.A. in management from FIT and is eagerly looking forward to a new chapter in his life. * Katherine (Cole) ’90 and Jack Aydelott took a three-week trip to Italy last August with stops in Venice, Tuscany, and the Dolomites. Lots of hiking and running. Katherine completed two 5K races and Jack completed two Warrior Dashes, one in Connecticut and one in New Hampshire, and the Tough Mudder at Mt. Snow, Vt. * In a sort of mini reunion, Kay Cowperthwait and Trish Biros Mitchell went to Colby Jan. 18-20 for the women’s ice hockey alumnae game commemorating 40 years of women’s ice hockey at Colby. Kay stayed with Jen Holsten ‘90 and said it was wonderful to meet the alums from the ’70s who helped start the program and to hear about their experiences. Trish reported that it meant the world to her to share the ice again with ’91 co-captain Kay and that after 17 years of not revisiting Colby’s campus and 15 years of not lacing up her skates, the weekend was a blast! She said, “I was more of a pylon than a defenseman, but it was exhilarating being out there! I only wish more of the women I skated with were there! So, ladies from ’87 to ’91, please consider skating in the next alumni game! I’d love to see you all again!” * There were two notes from classmates in Canada. Jenna Hartel checked in by e-mail. She is now a permanent resident of Canada and a professor on the Faculty of Information (iSchool) of the University of Toronto. In 2013-14 she will be on sabbatical and plans to spend time at her seaside cottage near Portland, Maine, and to visit universities in Europe. As always, she is in touch with Hilary Greene, who lives happily with her husband, Seth, and son, Declan, in a big farmhouse in Williamstown, Mass. Hilary is director of a social service agency in the area of settlement and also the coach of the high school cross-country ski team. According to Jenna, world-traveler Brent Willey continues to work as an international educational consultant in exotic locations such as Finland, Nepal, and Tibet. * Tris Hussey still lives and works in beautiful Vancouver, B.C. After a stint as editor-in-chief at iPhoneHacks.com, he’s now the social media and communications manager at SoMedia Networks. He’s also working on his fourth book, Sam’s Teach Yourself WordPress Themes in 24 Hours, and planning his fifth book, Absolute Beginners Guide to WordPress. * As for yours truly, I recently returned from a trip to California to meet my newest nephew, Blake. It’s nice to have parents and brothers in four different states; it presents lots of opportunities for travel and visits! We went to the beach and boardwalk at Santa Cruz, walked through Natural Bridge State Park, and just enjoyed time with family. Back at home, I wait anxiously for the start of another dive season. * Thanks to everyone who wrote! I hope to hear from more classmates for our next column. Remember, YOU make this column interesting, and there are friends out there who would love to hear from you.