Hello, classmates! By the time you read this column, Reunion Weekend will have come and gone. Hopefully many of us will have had a chance to connect on campus. * Gary Austin and his wife, Judy, stopped by on their way to the Samoset in Rockport. We had a great visit and had fun catching up. When you read this they will have just returned from an African safari. * Judy Lee Moeckel is singing (sacred choral music) and teaching “purely for the joy of it.” She also finds fulfillment volunteering at the local hospital as a chaplain and driving seniors to medical appointments and to shop. She remains very involved with Church of the Epiphany, which just celebrated its 150th anniversary. Judy is also involved in the Durham (Conn.) Fair, a four-day event and the largest all-volunteer fair in North America, and she invites everyone to attend. Judy expected to miss reunion in order to rehearse for a trip to Paris with the Hartford Chorale at the end of June. * John Burnham is still working to put his daughters through Skidmore. He was able to ski with Steve Anderson this winter. * Doug Kant is completing 25 years of practice at Fidelity Investments as a benefits lawyer. Doug’s wife, Joy, has been running a fine-art business for about 12 years, using their home as her gallery. Last December Doug and Joy, an overseer for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, traveled with an MFA group to Havana to experience the art scene in Cuba. Doug did a little painting early in their marriage and may try it again when he retires. Their daughter, Alexis, a clinical psychologist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, was expecting their first grandchild around the time of reunion. Their son, Jared, is a social worker in the Boston area. * Deb Van Hoek Abraham has been working to renovate the Shute Memorial Library in Everett, Mass., where she is the library director, and she says “it is finally becoming a reality.” The library is a historic building that is being updated to meet current needs. Deb finds Everett to be an interesting city—urban, diverse, and a draw for new immigrants. She encourages us to check out her project at shutelibrary.org. * Eddie Woodin was recently recognized in Habitat, Maine Audubon’s quarterly newsletter, for the efforts he and other concerned citizens made to create Citizens for a Green Scarborough. Through research and education, they persuaded the town to ban pesticide use on all town properties. The group is now focusing on educating homeowners on pesticide alternatives they can use on their lawns and gardens with an ultimate goal of eliminating all pesticide use in Scarborough. * In recent years Doug Joseph has been involved in barbershop singing, performing for senior living facilities, delivering “singing valentines,” and fundraising for Project Healing Waters (PHW), an organization sponsored by L.L.Bean and Trout Unlimited that teaches injured veterans how to fly-fish (another of Doug’s passions) as an emotional healing process. Singing has allowed him to connect with his daughter, Kara, who sings country and “wants to be the next Carrie Underwood.” He recently organized and performed at a fundraiser for PHW. His favorite places to fly-fish have been Alaska, for rainbow and salmon, and British Columbia, but every year he is drawn back to Maine, where the Kennebago and Rapid rivers beckon. Doug says he often think of our Ted Williams and has read many of his articles. Doug works part time at L.L.Bean and has a second career in real estate in the Westwood, Mass., area. * Thanks to all of you who wrote in with news. I look forward to hearing from many more of you in the future.