Around the Hill



Christopher and Ayla Forte welcomed their baby, Leilani Serafina Forte, into the world on March 29th, 2014.

Graham Espe and his wife, Heather, welcomed Hyland Peter Espe to their family on May 20, 2014.  Hyland weighed in at 8lbs 4oz and was 21 inches long.

Anne Riffle would like to announce the birth of her second grandchild, Grace Elizabeth Riley. Grace was born May 5, 2014, weighed 10.5 lbs and was 21.5 inches long.  Grace joins her brother Lincoln and parents Megan (Riffle) and Andy Riley.

Heather Johnsen announces that she is now the proud grandmother of Matthew Canniff, born on Memorial Day, May 26, 2014, to her daughter, Maggie and son-in-law, Andy Canniff. The family is looking forward to enjoying their new arrival when they get together at their cottage in Christmas Cove, Maine, the end of July.

Miles Porter Sanchez Goodwillie was born on Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 6:52 PM. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 20 inches long. He is currently being investigated by Columbia Records and the Estate of Miles Davis for unauthorized use of the album cover for "Miles Smiles."


Ted Fondak (LITS) is happy to belatedly share his engagement with Erin Moodie, whom he met while she taught at Colgate. After four years of bad puns, dog walks, cooking projects, camping trips, musical performances, and much more, they thought a lifetime of adventure would be wonderful! Erin was hired for a job in Indiana and she and Ted will move to West Lafayette in early August.

Who says long distance relationships can't work! After 9 years and 900 miles between them - Marianita Peaslee (LITS) and John Staley are happy to announce their engagement. John works at the University of Wisconsin - Madison and has been, by plane, train and automobile (not to mention one time on a motorcycle) traversing the 900 miles between Madison and Clinton to share life with me. We've enjoyed many adventures together to the beaches and the mountains, to the west coast and the east, and now we will continue journeying together from Clinton as home base.