As I write, Massachusetts is digging out from Juno, the blizzard of 2015. After shoveling, we reward ourselves with wild sledding adventures. Last night Chris Engstrom and I and our 11-year-old son ended up sledding on a steep, snow-slick dead-end street. Much laughing and a few tumbles ensued. Who says 50 ain’t nifty? * Andy Burnscelebrated that milestone in Tybee Island, Ga., where his family threw him a party. Happily married and living in Kentucky, Andy has four kids—daughter is grown, eldest son is in college, and the two younger boys are in school and are great musicians, students, and gamers. * Hamilton Brower pulled off a great surprise for Helene Landers Toomey by plotting with her husband and kids to spend a week in California with them—first at Helene’s beautiful Bel Air home and then on a two-day mini-vacation for Ham and Helene at the San Ysidro Ranch in Santa Barbara. Ham sold his company, Gorilla-Grips, and found his calling as a virtual franchisee for the Juice Plus Company. Learn about this whole-food nutritional product—which Ham credits with turning back his health-and-wellness clock 30 years—at hamiltonbrower.juiceplus.com. Ham, I guess you’ll be leading us on the dance floor at reunion! * Joyce Sutton Anderson hopes to host some classmates at reunion time at her Phippsburg, Maine, vacation home. She and husband Kevin will practice their party skills with a bash for daughter Lindsay and groom Linus, who were married recently. Lila Hopson counts on seeing Joyce, as well as Cindy Castro-Minnehan. * Jennifer Allen also hopes to attend. She is happily living on her small farm in Lincoln, Vt., with husband Bob Tudek and three teenage daughters—Aylee, Yana, and Leeya—not to mention horses, sled dogs, and “too many” cats! * Ricardo Sieveking is planning a trip back to Colby on top of other recent travel—including to San Diego to watch his youngest son play soccer at the Surf Cup. * We hope James Campbell can pop over from his work as adjutant general of Maine, where he enjoys state government and federal military issues. * Twenty-nine years ago, we were in our last Jan Plan. I was on campus, researching other colleges’ models for student telephone fundraising. Yes, thank me for those student calls you get! Now it’s my career. I’m currently morphing from campaign manager and development director to major gifts director, all at Mass Audubon. * Hilary Breed Van Dusen’s Jan Plan internships in publishing also connected her to her work, now focused on acquiring and editing middle-grade and young adult nonfiction books. Hilary is active with an open-water rowing club around Massachusetts’ North Shore coastline. Her first race was the Blackburn Challenge last summer—a 20-mile circumnavigation of Rockport and Gloucester—and she won in her class! * We can fast-forward from Dorothy Mack Stoppelmann’s Jan Plan working with third and fourth graders to her current position as elementary school principal in Sacramento. Dorothy and husband John celebrated 21 years of marriage last year and are recent empty-nesters with daughter Elizabeth at the University of Oregon. They’ll keep busy with home improvements and landscaping their two-plus acres, plus a trip to Hawaii. * Ethan Weisler was promoted to full professor and chief of hand and upper extremity surgery and fellowship director at Wake Forest. With his two kids grown, he enjoys travel for work and pleasure, and he lives happily with his best canine friend, Whiskey. * After years in the investment industry, Guy Holbrook started a private real estate fund, Tidegate Capital. Though he sometimes misses his downtown Boston Colby pals, he loves the perks of the 1.8-mile commute, including seeing his kids off to school and being able to focus on his eldest daughter’s college application process. * Marian Huntington Schinske is honored that her nonprofit, NovatoSpirit, was chosen as a partner of One World Children’s Fund. * Sally Jaffe Curley is celebrating seven years at Cardinal Health in Ohio and loves her business trips to Shanghai and Beijing. She and husband David enjoyed their spring trip to Italy and spent the holidays in Barcelona and Madrid. * Robert Loynd will retire from the U.S. Marine Corps this summer following more than 29 years of active-duty service. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant on graduation day at Colby. “I was the only graduate in a dress white U.S.M.C. uniform.” * Jay Allen encourages any Boston-based financial services professionals to join the next financial services career day for Colby students, Oct. 13. The 2014 gathering hosted more than 70 students with more than 125 alums/parents involved, including Dan Cullaty, Evan Dangel, Guy Holbrook, Jeff King, Randy Mitchell, and Mike Savage.* Keep well, and keep writing!