John Davie, Harold Rider, and Bill Bullock ’89 visited the Stowe Mountain Resort and spent a night atop Mount Mansfield in a 1930s-era stone hut. There was no electricity or running water in the hut, but with skills tested by past COOT adventures, the three were able to make the best of it and enjoyed scampering along the summit by moonlight, FM radio, and card games as entertainment, a can or two of Pabst’s sweetest nectar as diluent, and first runs from the top. * Robb Koff enjoyed a trip to Vail last March with Geoff James, Kent Fikrig ’89, and Peter O’Toole ’89. * Jim Brandt recently celebrated his 19th anniversary with wife Caterina. They live in Brookfield, Conn., where Caterina is a realtor. Jim just finished his 26th year as an earth science/biology/special ed teacher at John Jay High School in New York. Daughter Michelle will enter Rider University in the fall, tenth grader Kathryn is a softball player, and seventh grader Michael talked his dad into letting him play baseball and lacrosse in the same season. Jim sees Lara Monasch occasionally as she works as a psychologist in the same district where Jim teaches. Jim loves living in Yankee country as a lifelong fan of the World Champion Boston Red Sox. * Mike ’89 and Joanne LaMarre Cantara made the move from the suburbs to downtown Boston, and their son, Max, 16, made the move from his longtime school (where Max Duane was his science teacher) to the Holderness School, where he enjoyed his first year very much. Mike enjoys working at MFS Investment Management, where he has worked for the past 13 years. Mike and Joanne enjoy city life: walking to work and everywhere else and the multitude of restaurants that make dinner cleanup a breeze. * Laurel Anderson works as an ecology professor at Ohio Wesleyan University and enjoys life with husband Dan and son Evan, 11. Laurel enjoyed seeing Margot Glockler Liffiton, Jean DeNapoli, and Debbie Gentile Springle on a camping trip to Acadia National Park. Laurie was in Maine last fall to run the Mount Desert Island marathon. * Steven Masur ran a digital media, venture, and entertainment firm called MasurLaw for 20 years until last year when he merged with Cowan, Debaets, Abrahams & Sheppard law firm, creating CDAS Venture Law Group operating in New York and LA. The firm has enjoyed great growth. Steven still represents Bob Vila. Steven won the USSA Alpine Masters National Championship this year “for our increasingly ancient age group!” He also “had a blast” skiing with Jonathan Selkowitz in Jackson Hole. Jonathan showed them a great chute and took amazing pictures. Steven lives in Tribeca, fills his time with work, traveling for work, skiing, and time in Montauk kiteboarding, surfing, sailing, and sailboat racing. He keeps a J105 sailboat in New York Harbor. * Brannon Claytor spent last spring cheering on his son’s North Yarmouth (Maine) Academy lacrosse team. Alongside him at the games was Greg Cunningham, whose son also played on the team. He sent a picture that is posted on the Colby ’88 Facebook page. * Josh and Stacey Marx celebrate the departure of their first child to college. When the couple arrived in Seattle, full of confidence that the prestige of Colby would resonate in job interviews, they were mostly met with blank stares. Josh would often say, “It’s like the Pomona of the East.” Their daughter Sallie is attending Pomona, Class of ’18. Colby was never in the running due to distance. Sallie completed a remarkable feat this year. She raised $19,000 and awareness for ankylosing spondylitis while completing three triathlons including a Half Ironman 70.3-mile race. Becca Bruce Dobberfuhl cheered her on as she ran through Austin, Texas. * Brian N. Connors passes along some news that illustrates the impact an upperclassman can have on freshmen. All members of Woodman third floor ’84-’85 were saddened to learn of the death of their RA, Linda Carroll Higgins ’85. He remembers that Linda “was really good to everyone, a great RA for a bunch of rambunctious freshmen.” * Be well.