Ken Ginder has been a lawyer at Verrill Dana in Maine for 17 years. He practices in the area of employee benefits and executive compensation. Last April the family—wife Claire and daughters Julia and Kate—went on a college tour for Julia, now a senior. Kate is a sophomore. While in Maryland they visited Charles Pepin ’90 and family. Charles started as an ’88er. The Ginders see a lot of Dave ’89 and Cindy Cohen Fernandez ’89 during summers on Sebago Lake. Julia plays on a hockey team coached by Alex Essman ’11, who is reportedly an awesome coach. * Steff Rocknak was celebrated by a crowd including several classmates at the unveiling of her bronze life-sized Edgar Allan Poe statue in Boston. To see her amazing work, visit the Edgar Allen Poe Foundation of Boston on Facebook. * Jamie Arsenault sent news from the New Hampton School, where he is director of athletics. Son Ryder ’17 absolutely loves Colby—he plays football and baseball. Daughter Dempsey is a lacrosse phenom, and I know that from sources other than Jamie! He humbly says, “She has done well with lacrosse.” Dempsey is coming off an ACL injury and will head to Boston College next year and play lacrosse for the Eagles. * After a long career as an event and conference producer, Martha Smith Conti now fills her days with her two children. Martha spent a few years in Washington, D.C., after Colby, then settled on Beacon Hill in Boston. She ran events for Reebok, an exciting time that provided many opportunities in the sports and entertainment industries. She then managed international conferences for an association management company. She and her husband, John, live in Medfield, Mass., raising their adorable son, Ryan, 2, and daughter, Christina, 4. Martha sees Karen Croff Bates often, and the day before she moved from Beacon Hill she realized that Hilary Seward Kempanien lived less than one block from her for years! She had to miss the last reunion because Ryan was just a few months old. She looks forward to the 30th. * Allison Murray Valley is involved in planning the 30th, so reach her through the alumni directory if you’d like to be involved. * Melissa Ruff Cassel is in her 17th year as dean of students at the highly regarded Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, Mass. She still loves going to work every day. She lives on campus with her husband, son, and three dogs. Melissa’s son is in the eighth grade and applying to Walnut Hill as a theater major. * Tom Jester’s Colby news is that his son, Nate, will be a member of Colby Class of ’19 and will be joining his sister, Hallie, Class of ’16! Someone needs to get a picture of the Colby kids from our class. * Nancy Pare Burton wrote from the beach in St. Lucia, vacationing with her kids before they headed back to college. She says it’s a fantastic place, absolutely beautiful, and she was feeling very lucky. * Bran Claytor made a big move. After nine years of plastic-surgery practice in New England, he returned home to Philadelphia. He’s joined Noone Plastic Surgery in Bryn Mawr. * Tom Hiemstra lives in Singapore with wife Melinda and their two children, Maisie and Hudson. Tom is establishing a corporate beachhead in Asia for Evolution Markets, and the family loves discovering Asia. They had just returned from a trip to Australia and the Margaret River wine region, and in March they planned to travel to Sri Lanka. Their 4-year-old’s passport is already full and needs extra pages! * John Seidl’s big news from Idaho is that Crosby Jack Seidl turned 1 on the winter solstice. They are all quite busy, as Crosby is now walking. His big sisters are very helpful and love having a baby in the house. * Great news turnout this time, so thanks! Some news had to be bumped to the next issue. Sorry, Bunks, but you’ll be the lead story next time.