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Laura Burling married Edmond Opler on June 9. They live in Jackson Hole, WY. Her house in New Orleans escaped the wrath of Hurricane Katrina, but she has rented it out. Her daughters are both living and working in Boston.

Betsy Lowe was appointed director of Region 5 of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. She was the driving force behind the creation of the Museum of Natural History in Tupper Lake, NY.

Polly Vail Walsh lives near Washington, DC. Her son is a sophomore at Brown University, where he plays varsity lacrosse, and her daughter attends Union College. Polly is a fundraiser for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Her husband, Mark, is a radio-show host on XM and a political strategist for MSNBC.

In New Jersey Elizabeth Hembling Lawrence is a certified yoga instructor who teaches at the Blue Moon Yoga Studio and Brookdale Community College. Husband Frank’s women’s college soccer team placed second in the nation. Daughter Adrienne graduated from Marymount University with a master’s in education and is teaching in Georgetown. Son Kyle graduated from St. Joseph’s University with a degree in psychology and is working with children with special needs.

Marcy Pesner lives in a Buddhist residence in Fort Green, Brooklyn. She has two businesses—Beagle Tiles Woodworking and Beagle + Potts School of Precision Woodworking—and two dogs, Molly and Bruce All Mighty. Marcy is also working on two documentaries.

Joan Karsten took a wonderful trip with fiancé Brent to Cannes, France, and Amsterdam, the Netherlands, last fall. She is busy traveling back and forth from her White Plains, NY, home to Brent’s place on Cape Cod. They both enjoyed Joan’s 30th reunion last year. “It was wonderful seeing old friends again!” she says.

Barbara Wonson still enjoys her work in water-resources research and outreach at the University of Minnesota but admits that retirement (four years away) is beginning to look “mighty appealing.”