Jon and Erica Kreuter Schechter announce the arrival of daughter Adelaide Oct. 4. * In October the Colby Club of Boston hosted a cooking class at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts. Emily Parker Beekman and her husband attended along with Daniel and Katherine Boyce Herrick, Sarah (Bruce) ’10 and Will Cantley, and Jamie Warner ’09. They cooked tapas and drank Spanish wine. * Justine Ludwig is director of exhibitions/senior curator at Dallas Contemporary. * Gretchen Markiewicz married Chris Johnson on a beautiful fall day in Concord, Mass. Guests celebrated with contra dancing, Joerose Tharakan was a bridesmaid, and Joel Alex played the fiddle for the first dance. Gretchen was promoted to staff scientist at Raytheon BBN Technologies in Cambridge. * Amber Collins continues her work at Cloutier, Conley & Duffett, practicing family law and civil litigation. She and her boyfriend purchased a house in Westbrook, Maine, and enjoyed a visit from Tyler Reissmann ’10, with whom they spent New Year’s Day skiing at Sunday River. * Darcy Taylor will be married in August. * Meaghan Fitzgerald moved from London to the States for her first year at Harvard Business School. She loves being in Boston and reconnected with Laura Perille and Ryan Weaver ’07. She spent two weeks in Beijing in January on a consulting project for a Chinese microbrewery. Meaghan is still involved with her tech startup, 23snaps, as an advisor and is eager to connect with alumni interested in startups. * Nathalie Chiavaroli is manager of communications at Sullivan & Cromwell in NYC. She is engaged and planning an August wedding. * Bailey Woodhull and Dustin Hilt were married in Jamestown, R.I., Sept. 27. Patrick Sanders and Kristen Warden were in the wedding party, and there were MANY Colby guests including Skylar Sutton, Daniel and Katherine Boyce Herrick, Kristina Shiroka, Hillary Smith, Mary Huvane Patton, Charlie Patton ’07, Jamie O’Connell, Emily Butler Bruno, Chris Shelley, Emily Kissner, Kevin Hobson, Rebekah Fasel, and seven ’09 and ’10 grads. * Lucia Giordano started a new job at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and in December marked her five-year anniversary with the Met. She lives in NYC with her fiancé, Sean, and they’re planning a July wedding. * Jamie and Valerie Coit Luckenbill welcomed baby boy Owen Nov. 24. * Kate Yedinak earned her M.Ed. a few years ago and is a lead teacher in the expressive language program at Landmark High School in Beverly, Mass. She married husband Rory last July. Sarah Switchenko, Rachael DeCruz, and Eva Gougian were in the wedding party, and Rishi Chatrath, Julie Bero, Ishan Singh, Alex Pietroforte, Cassie Jendzejec, and Avi David attended. * In October Kaila Saxe left her job as a family nurse practitioner in Boston and moved to Perth, Australia, to join her boyfriend, who is getting a Ph.D. in geology. While waiting for her Australian nursing license, she enjoyed going to the beach instead of scraping ice off her car windows. * In August Rebecca Short and Matthew Weston were married in Connecticut. * This spring Laura Perille is finishing her Ph.D. in history at Brown while teaching at Wheaton and serving as a fellowship advisor at Brown. Over the holidays, she reunited with Jon and Leslie Wardwell-Scott, Jennifer Bushee, Katie Harris, and Brian Lam in Boston and with Sarah E. Clark, Kit Clark, Ling U, Brian Putnam, and Julia Stuebing Michniacki in Denver. In September Laura attended Julia’s beautiful wedding to Tom Michniacki in Wellesley, as did the Clarks, Lucas LaViolet, Meaghan Fitzgerald, Eric Hansen, and Katherine Koleski. * Joerose Tharakan is enjoying her experience on the Colby board and is excited for Colby’s future under David Greene. She discovered that President Greene’s brother is a colleague at Microsoft. * Brad Woodworth lives in London, working as a transport economist. He had a great time with Eric Hansen and Evan Kaplan over Christmas in Boston for Eric’s bachelor party. * Julie Bero and Rishi Chatrath celebrated their marriage with many friends at weddings in Brooklyn and Dehradun, India. The NYC wedding was a reunion of alums from around the globe, featuring Billy Fong, John Kester, and Dhruv Chadha ’07 in the wedding party. In India, Ishan Bir Singh, Sarah Switchenko, Alex Pietroforte, Rebekah Fasel, and Addie Fasel participated in the ceremony and closed out the dancing in proper Colby style. * Shaelyn Germain was delighted to see Juan Colon, Patrick Sanders, Cait Miller ’06, and Catherine Woodiwiss ’09 between lots of work travel to NYC, D.C., England, Scotland, and France. Shae was working with her boss to establish an independent bookstore, café, and event space in Plainville, Mass. They hope to open by May, and they welcome Colby alumni. * In the last issue, the 2009 column incorrectly reported that Kat Cosgrove ’10 married Wes Miller. It was Kat Brzozowski ’09 who married Wes. Colby apologizes for the error.