Deb Nader joined a racing sailboat crew with only the desire to learn and be out on the water … no actual knowledge or experience! She races on Lake Champlain and hoped to sail in an Etchells sport boat race off Portland, Maine, in September. Deb and her daughter, Dana, a high school senior, toured the Maine college loop this summer. Dana especially loved Portland and the potential busking opportunities with her accordion. * From Barbi Fallows Ives: “A bunch of us from Foss-Woodman got together in July for a music festival near our home in Cornish, Maine. Various Fort Weird grads came and went, camping in the yard and staying in the house. The music festival was good, but the company was much better!” Attendees included Bruce Allsopp ’80, Sue Hatch, Bruce McClure ’81, Eric Broadbent ’84, Sara Hill Caperton ’84, Alastair Caperton ’83, Brian Garnick, Chris Blass ’79, Pam Bembridge Murphy ’80, Susie Macrae ’83, Finn Murphy, Amy Sims ’83, Geoff Ives ’81, Susie Blunt ’81, Sami Yassa ’84, Laura Byrne ’81, Phil Glouchevitch, Jean Appellof Segal, Jamie Engert, Fletcher ’84 and Katie Lyons Kittridge ’83, and, via Skype, Kathy Kaufman ’83. * Deirdre Duffy Donohue sends this update: “This ‘news’ is a bit delayed because my husband, Joe, and I have been so busy with three kids, two dogs, and two law practices. We’ve been in Andover, Mass., since 1992. Daughter Kate is a senior at Boston College; daughter Ellie is a junior at Colby (but spending fall semester at University of Edinburgh, Scotland); and son James is a freshman at St. Lawrence University. We’ve had many great times on Mayflower Hill and throughout the NESCAC watching Ellie play field hockey. Amazingly, some beloved professors are still favorites—Ellie had both Cal Mackenzie and Sandy Maisel last semester. We’ve crossed paths with lots of Colby alums and hope to connect with more!” * Brian Kelley writes, “A few days after we graduated, my grandmother Helen Cummings Kelley brought me to Ireland as a graduation present. It was an amazing time touring the beautiful countryside of our ancestors, and we met some of our relatives who still lived in County Mayo. This June I brought my nieces to the Emerald Isle for their graduations, tracing some of our steps from 1982. We pub-crawled in Dublin and Galway, hiked the Aran Islands, toured the Dingle Peninsula, and learned the history of Kinsale. We topped off 12 days of perfect weather (no rain in Ireland!?) by getting bumped to first class for our trip home. Can’t wait to go back to Ireland when my nephew graduates … or maybe sooner.” * Diane Zavotsky and her husband returned to Maine after 10 years out west in Washington and Idaho. Diane works as an inpatient hospitalist physician at Down East Community Hospital in Machias, enjoys exploring the coast, and is close to both daughters. Hayley started law school in Vermont, and Tess is a sophomore at Thomas College in Waterville studying criminal justice. * Paul Maier had a busy summer but was able to reconnect with a few of the old “frat bros” and with Vicky Crouchley ’84 and Tom Dougherty. Also Jets (Marc Jeton), Schwartzy (Jon Schwartz), and Paul caught up with Charlie Smith ’82 during a father-son summer outing in Marblehead. * Scott Sophos relocated to London after seven years living in Colchester. He’s curriculum leader of drama at the Loxford School of Science and Technology in Ilford. * As for me, clearing out and selling our house and settling into a new home took several months, we sponsored a wonderful French exchange student, and I had a fantastic visit from my beloved Foss-Woodman roomie, Lavinia Stefani, whom I last saw in 2002. Lavinia and I spent a lovely August weekend with Doug and Kim Smith McCartney at their camp on the Belgrade Lakes. Lavinia is a psychotherapist in Paris and looks just the same.