My own news (Pat’s news) comes first. Granddaughter Alison Russell will enter Colby as a freshman this fall, Class of 2018. She is the first fourth-generation Colby scholar in our family, commencing her studies 90 years after her great-grandmother Margaret Davis Farnham, who was Class of 1928. I know the Schmaltzes beat me to this honor. The father of Joan Dignam Schmaltz ’63 was Class of 1933, just after my father, 1931, and Heide Schmaltz was in my son Jeff’s class, 1987. We share again. Winter was slow to leave us this spring. After I was done making syrup and doing tax volunteer work, I eagerly awaited ice-out so we could open up the “camp” for the summer. * Howie Shaw writes from his cottage on the ocean in Chamberlain, Maine. He was contemplating living near his daughter in Nobleboro and helping on her farm or moving to Massachusetts. In 2003 he retired from owning a grocery store and three restaurants. * Roey Carbino has offered to give Harry and Judy Hoagland Bristol dance lessons on her upcoming visit to Houston. * Toshi and Jean Gaffney Furuyama particularly enjoy the New York Philharmonic and theater in NYC. She is still playing tennis and golfing as well as working part time for a Japanese chemical company locating dentists to test their computer-designed-denture system. * Nancy Gould Beck is enjoying retirement in Holderness, N.H., and Amelia Island, Fla. She and Paul recently celebrated 52 years of marriage and are in great health. Paul was recently inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. * Linda Laughlin Seeley reports a mild winter. She is busy attending all her grandsons’ sports activities. She spends much of her spare time making quilts for various children’s projects. * Hank Phillips reconnected with Rich Nobman at our 50th reunion. Now the two couples are enjoying each other’s company and homes, including skiing at Purgatory in Durango, Colo., with the Nobmans and summertime on Lake Winnipesaukee, N.H., with the Phillipses. * Brenda Wrobleski Gottschalk has her first grandchild, named Mazin, which means “a cloud that brings rain.” She has recently been to Vancouver for a girlie break. * Colleen “Jo” Littlefield Jones spent this icy, snowy winter recuperating from a partial knee replacement. She missed out on visiting the Colby Museum of Art and seeing the Salman Rushdie lecture with Pat Farnham Russell and Pam Taylor but was able to meet them for a lunch date recently. Jo keeps in touch with Jan Cole Courant, who was enjoying a visit with her son and family on the West Coast.