Dave and Linda Loring Shea visited with Peter and Linda Marsh Foss in October and report that the Fosses grow the largest beets Dave’s ever seen. Dave will retire in June and is looking forward to golf, fishing, kayaking, reading, gardening, chopping and splitting wood, and, of course, keeping up old friends and making new ones. He’s trying to talk Linda into retirement as well and hopes to spend at least one winter month (February) in South Florida each year. They’re looking at the Fort Myers/Naples area. * Making a gutsy career move, Aroline “Lin” Stone Gallagher left corporate America to teach English as a second language in Boston. After receiving her TEFL certification from the Boston Academy of English, Lin joined the school staff and is now program director for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) Program, senior ESL teacher, and private tutor for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. As Lin says, “This has been more than a career change; it’s been a life change. I have never had a more gratifying job.” She has never looked back. * Shipp Webb and his wife, Judith, ran a handcrafted-jewelry business in his hometown in Tennessee for more than 25 years until they retired eight years ago. A year later they moved to New Hampshire. They are now busy volunteering at an assisted living home where Shipp is the president of the board of directors. He also tutors international students at the Sant Bani School, a country day school that has sent a few students to Colby. His current student is a refugee from Iraq. He is now well versed in the differences between the Shia and Sunni sects, and his student’s written English has improved, so it’s a fair trade. * Cheryl Moriarty Higgins is thoroughly enjoying retirement and finding herself busier than ever. She and husband Buddy ’69 now live full time on Peaks Island, Maine, and although the ferry presents challenges, they love the community as well as being part of the city of Portland without living in it. While Cheryl misses aspects of teaching, she gets her kid fix by serving as a docent for school groups at the Portland Museum of Art. Besides visiting their grandson, Atticus, in Madison, Wis., she loves walking, playing in a ukulele group, reading, and getting together with friends. * Debbie (Stephenson) ’68 and Phil Wysor are still working as lawyers in Marblehead and Beverly, Mass., respectively, skiing at Sugarloaf, and enjoying their six grandchildren. In December Phil attended a lecture and book signing by Ben Bradlee Jr. to announce the publication of Ben’s fantastic biography of Ted Williams. Also in attendance were Andy Hayashi, Joani Katz, Jim Martin, Jim Patch, Frank “Alex” Wilson ’73, and many others. * Pam Warner Champagne continues to be a caregiver for her partner, who suffered an extensive stroke three years ago. The rounds of medical appointments and physical and occupational therapy keep her very busy. She sees neighbor Andrea Atwater ’82 from time to time as they were both French majors at Colby and belong to a French conversation group. * Jane Stinchfield Knapp is still enjoying public service. She’s now a commissioner for the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission, which is concerned with carrying out the Clean Water Act. * Lynne Murrell retired at the beginning of January. Enjoy! * Rich Irvine reports the sad news that his wife, Laura Schmidt Irvine, passed away Oct. 17 from cancer. It was very sudden and obviously a great shock. * Mike Self just turned 69. His family is doing fine and includes four grandsons under the age of 2 1/2. Mike says that any old hockey players or DKEs from Colby who are in the Charlotte area should look him up.