Bill ’62 and Barb Haines Chase escaped winter for two weeks in a poor fishing village in St. Lucia, where they worked with Global Volunteers and a team ranging in age from 18 to 86. Barb taught preschool and Bill built Earth Boxes primarily with single mothers. “It was lovely working there AND having late afternoons to spend at the beach!” * After 46 years in Avon, Conn., Monte and Cindy Richmond Hopper are moving to Millsboro, Del. They were happy to be in Venice, Fla., last winter, where they visited with Beth Simonds Branson, Sue Comeau, Wayne and Anita Nourse Largent, Ken and Pi Ryder Kezer, Ted and Liz Boccasile Mavis ’60, and Wayne and Mary Dexter Wagner. They look forward to seeing more classmates next winter. * Walter and Connie Miller Manter also had a fine winter in Venice with visits to Sue Comeau and Ann Bruno Hocking and “hope to make more connections with Colby folks in 2015!” * Barbara (Howard) ’65 and Dan Traister celebrated Barbara’s retirement from Lehigh with a trip to Saint Petersburg and Novgorod. Dan, though retired, still works at Penn. For the third time he’ll be a judge for a best book award in Antwerp, Belgium. He hopes to research an 18th-century women’s reading club in Northamptonshire, U.K. * Tom and Frances Jones Vitaglione are well, active, and enjoying three granddaughters and a grandson. They’re busy with an orphan-care project in Malawi, the Malawi Children’s Village. Some of their time is spent helping with classes at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. Last year they went to the Everglades and to Alaska to see wildlife. * I recently attended Talking Art in Maine: Intimate Conversations hosted by Jane Melanson Dahmen at the Lincoln Theater in Damariscotta. Jane conceived the series to interview artists and curators who have made substantial contributions to the arts in Maine. Jane did a wonderful job interviewing Sharon Corwin, director and chief curator of the Colby Museum of Art. She’ll interview artist Lois Dodd July 18. * After time in Florida, Jeannette Fannin Regetz returned to Washington to prepare for the arrival of her second grandchild, “a doll, of course.” She lives close by, so she can run over to help if needed. Her son, Jonathan, was home between working in Antarctica and Alaska. Jeannette hopes to see Karen Forslund Falb when she comes to visit her daughter. * At our reunion Mary Michelmore Ackerman-Hayes spoke about the biography Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams, which her late sister researched and which Mary and family finished and published. It’s the only biography of John Quincy Adams’s wife and sounds excellent. It’s now available on Amazon. * Wayne and Mary Dexter Wagner celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary by revisiting national parks in Arizona, Utah, and California. Mary is a trustee and officer of the D.A.R. and the Wantagh Historical Society and Library. “So often I think back to our 50th class reunion and the wonderful times we shared together. May we continue to stay in touch with fellow classmates for many years to come.” * Paul and Susan Schaeff Pineo are preparing to travel from their home in South Carolina to their summer home in the western foothills of the Appalachian mountains. They’re enjoying following the sun and growing older together. “Truly, life is good.” * Ruth Pratley Madell vacationed in Naples, Fla., with three Chicago Chi O friends and then spent two fun days with Ann Bruno Hocking and Dave. Ruthie still works for the Kansas Humanities Council. * Our deepest sympathy to Tom Thomas, whose wife, Patti Raymond Thomas ’65, died Feb. 27. Tom, their children, and seven grandchildren had a wonderful trip to the Galapagos, where they “swam with turtles, penguins, sea lions, marine iguanas, flightless cormorants, and the occasional shark.” * Jim Westgate has built a four-story tree house over the creek near his country home in Thailand. The first story is for his Labrador puppy!