Everyday, everywhere, babies are born. Especially among the ’96ers. * Alex Levental and wife Erin had a lovely baby girl, Colby Oksana, in June. * Casey McCullough welcomed a handsome baby boy, Augustin Marek, July 31. * Beth Atkinson Zow welcomed her third, the luminous Ellen Rebecca, a while back. * And former Piper resident Alex Chin and wife Mary Thach ’98 celebrated the Aug. 10 arrival of the dashing Henry Christopher. * But hey, our classmates don’t just multiply. They do other stuff too! Rachel Zierzow teaches macrobiotic cooking at the Natural Epicurean Academy of Culinary Arts in Austin (Texas’s “Foss Dining Hall”) and moved to an organic farm in August. This summer she visited Brian ’94 and Rima Lathrop Carlson and Carrie Califano Carney in Vermont. Speaking of Carrie, her freshman roommate, Julie Erickson Bond, saw Mike and Angel Coyne Sabin and their kids, Will and Charlotte, at Lake Winnipesaukee in July. Julie and husband John ’94 live in Vermont. * Amy Darling married Ewan Magie July 28. They went to Glacier National Park for a few weeks to celebrate. For the past six years Amy has facilitated meditation practice with Buddhist inmates at a medium security prison in Washington. (I could not confirm whether the inmates wear orange robes instead of jumpsuits.) She recently had dinner with Shana Berger, who was visiting Seattle for her own work with Campus Compact. * Still more news from the Pacific Northwest: Bernadette Graham Hudson lives in Portland, Ore., where she began a job with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife focusing on salmon recovery efforts and wildlife impacts from dams on the Willamette River. She saw Woody ’97 and Anne Robinson Pollack at their home in Clearwater, Fla., last February, and ran into jetsetting Carrie Allen at their recent high school reunion in Indianapolis. * Speaking of reunions, I bumped into Maylene Cummings Mitchell at the (rockin’) Oxford Hills H.S. 20th reunion a few weeks ago. She and husband Erik ’97 live on the Maine coast, and in her spare time Maylene trains herding dogs for competition. * Jen Hellman Wilfrid recently began a job with the WIDA Consortium at the UW-Madison Wisconsin Center for Education Research, where she does professional development with educators working with bilingual students. Hubby Brett is principal of Sandburg Elementary School in Madison. When not educating the masses, the couple spends time with their 18-month-old son, Wesley. * Emmett McCarthy lives somewhere in Idaho, canvassing the Tetons for free (or underpriced) wood. * And to top it off, B.J. Sample swam the 2.4-mile Nubble Light House Challenge—on purpose! * Seriously, keep the notes coming people. This stuff don’t be writing itself.