We had a little Hurricane Sandy news to share this time around. Karen Blaisdell Faiman currently lives in New Jersey and said they were very fortunate to only lose power for one night. They had friends in the same town who lost power for two weeks. They did lose a very large tree, which missed their house by only one foot! She recently returned to teaching Spanish and fifth grade, as well as group fitness. However, when the storm hit, they were out of school for a week. They felt very lucky to have fared as well as they did and are trying to help rebuild their state. * Jessica Miller Pachler wrote, “[We] hunkered down for the storm, but we were very lucky and only had a lot of wind and rain and some downed limbs. Sampson started kindergarten this year and Henry is in preschool. John Thomas is growing much too quickly for my liking. All three boys reminisce often about their fantastic time at the Colby reunion, and then with their Colby friends at Manaiung (15th one—still throwing die like we think we’re 19). Hoping that everyone else survived the storm unscathed.” She reminds you all to join our Facebook page, Colby College Class of ’97, if you haven’t already! * Kara Marchant Hooper just returned from a quick trip to the East Coast, where she got to visit with Todd and Tanya Semels Brylinsky and their two girls, Inga and Lucia. Then she headed to Newton and spent a day with Chris and Jen Atwood Lesky and their two baby girls, Carolina and Eliza (born in September!). Everyone is doing well. * Nate Pierce and wife Jody Keely welcomed a daughter, Ramsay, Sept. 6. Ramsay joins big brother Alex! * In other baby news, Thadd Eldredge and wife Marija Stikovac expect their second child this February. * Woody Pollack e-mailed over Facebook to say that he was promoted to shareholder at his firm this summer. Congratulations, Woody! * This summer Adam Elboim switched careers after eight years as an innovation consultant and joined Payfone as director of business development. Payfone is a start-up in New York City that focuses on mobile authentication and payments. So far, Adam is enjoying the fast-paced industry but not the commute from Philadelphia. Thanks to all the classmates at reunion who gave him inspiration to get back into entrepreneurship!