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(3/10/12) 40th CLASS REUNION PLANNING
Yes, unbelievable I know, but it is almost time to celebrate our 40 years since graduation! At this point, we need to get a reunion committee formed and some plans put into motion in order to make this happen in the summer of 2013. Some past reunion committee members feel that at least 4-5 “local” (Fairfield Cnty CT and Westcheter Cnty NY) classmates should form the core of the committee, but volunteers who feel that they have time to contribute from “afar” are also welcome to handle reunion organizational tasks that do not require physical proximity to New Canaan.

Can you help? Please contact either Lynn Ryan or Linda Sykes to add your name to the list of committee members. Thanks!
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(3/10/12) A big “be safe” shout-out to Jeff Stevens who is on a work assignment in Afghanistan. We have his Skype address on file. Contact Lynn if you want to get in touch with him via Skype.
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(3/10/12) Steve Gilligan has a new album out entitled Jacob’s Well. It’s available at CD Baby. Go check it out!
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(3/10/12) From the “it’s a small world” file, Scott Davis reports that he and Tim Bakamjian got together for dinner at a restaurant in Oklahoma and, somehow in the course of the evening’s conversations, discovered that their waiter just happened to have been an English student of fellow classmate Jim Brooks back in Illinois!
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(3/10/12) Lots of communication happening on Facebook! Suzy started a New Canaan High School Class of 1973 page last summer for discussions, notices, and such. Been a bit dormant the past few months so all class members please be sure to go and “LIKE” it at your next opportunity! That will keep you in the loop without having to “Friend” everyone if you choose not to go that route for news. While you’re in LIKE mode, be sure to visit and LIKE some of the other pages belonging to our classmates:

Backcountry Outfitters - Ann Franco McAndrew
Annie Bananie Ice Cream - Ann Franco McAndrew
Phoenix Massey Studio - Suzy Bird Massey
Restaurant Bouchard - Albert Bouchard
Bouchard Inn & Restaurant - Albert Bouchard
Sunlight Gardens - Andrea Sessions
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(3/10/12) Members of our class from the state champion 1971-72 Boy’s Varsity hockey team participated in the 32nd Larry Tomaselli Annual Alumni Ice Hockey Game held on November 25, 2011, to benefit the New Canaan ice hockey program. Those attending included Joe Bonner, Don Kyle, Hank Huidekoper, Tom Hughes, and Harry Skeele. Before the alumni game, the team was honored on the ice in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of their CT state championship win that was a huge upset over Hamden.
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(3/10/12) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Mary Ellen Moore Schneider. A new email address and mailing address has been posted for Scott Davis and Thom Kiernan. A new mailing address has been received for Alison Lances Mavica. A new mailing address and phone has been received for Marilyn Bobbin. A new personal website and phone number has been posted for Pat Henry. A new listing has been added for William Jeff Stevens.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our dear friend of the class, Walter M. McArthur, on February 16, 2012, after a brief struggle with liver cancer. Correspondence from classmates indicated that he died peacefully with loved ones by his side. A service celebrating Walter’s life has been scheduled for April 21st in Cambridge, MA. There will be live music (full band) to celebrate the life and time’s of Walter with many musicians that you all know sitting in and playing everything from blues and boogie to soul and Zydeco just as Walt would have wanted. Ed Keating and Craig Atherton are planning a great couple of songs to play to honor Walter just to name a couple of the musicians who will be playing. This will be a great gathering of all Walter's friends and family. Please pass the word and make this a great event to remember.

Details are as follows:
DATE: April 21, 2012
TIME: Gathering of friends at 2pm; Service at 3pm
PLACE: St. Bartholomew's Church, 239 Harvard Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

An obituary notice link can be found on the In Memoriam page.

Belated Condolences go out to:

Rob Whitlow on the death of his father, Robert, on April 4, 2011.
Laura Englund Worstell on the death of her mother, Alice, on April 17, 2011.
Sheila McGarey on the death of her father, Francis, on August 8, 2011.
Megan Rearick DeMaria on the death of her brother, Tim, on August 22, 2011.
Simone Le Moal on the death of her father, Edmond, on October 15, 2011.
Albert Bouchard on the death of his sister, Stacey, on January 1, 2012.
Tom Hughes on the death of his mother, Helen, on January 27, 2012.
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(3/31/11) SPECIAL PARTY INVITATION - In connection with their sponsorship of Ronald and Nancy Russell-Tutty for consideration of being recipients of the Kennedy Center Stephen Sondheim Inspiring Teacher Award, Cathy Russell and Karen Murphy will be hosting a (non-surprise) party to celebrate the Russell-Tuttys and their many years of inspiration and commitment to the students of New Canaan High School. The party will be held in New York City on Saturday, April 30, beginning at 11:00am at the Snapple Theatre Center, 50th and Broadway.

All former students and members of the casts of the many productions directed by Ron and Nancy are invited. Please contact Karen Murphy, torchgoddess(AT)aol.com, by Friday, April 22, with your RSVP and/or any questions that you have about this event.
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(3/31/11) It was inevitable. With all the online news versions of our familiar print newspapers, not to mention news and commentary blogs springing up everywhere, New Canaan now has an online news “publication” as an alternative to the New Canaan Advertiser. It’s the New Canaan Patch. Check it out at your next opportunity and see what you think of their coverage of all things New Canaan.
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(3/31/11) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Laura Herhold, Laura Paynter Humphrey, and Nora Smith Stewart. A new mailing address, phone, and email address has been posted for Nancy Myers. Condolences go out to Nancy Coutts Ryan on the death of her father, Ronald, on February 26, 2011.
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(2/16/11) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Shelley Allison and Laurie Stashenko Dundrea. A new mailing address has been posted for Eleanor Stine-Masek. A new mailing address and phone number has been posted for Patricia Lambrou Everett. A new fax number and website link has been posted for Richard Burbank. Condolences go out to Kaye Greenwood Tunney on the death of her father, David, on February 6, 2011.
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(2/8/11) As some of you have already become aware, Coach Lynch passed away on Sunday, February 6. In just five seasons of football at NCHS, he inspired many students and athletes and took the teams to three state championships. Click Here to read Coach Lynch’s obituary appearing in the New Canaan Advertiser.
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(2/8/11) In an effort to re-connect with some classmates for updates to their contact information, I ventured out onto Facebook recently to see who I could locate. Well, there are quite a few classmates out there; at least one-third of the class to be exact! So all that searching would not go to waste, I decided to add a Facebook icon to the directory lists. If a classmate was found to have a Facebook page, this icon will appear to the right of their name on the list. These are not clickable links to an individual’s page, but will simply enable you see at a glance which classmates are out there to contact and/or “friend” if you wish to do so.
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(2/8/11) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Mary Alice Bulger Fox, Linda Cochran Sykes, Lisa Gellatly Terfehr, Hank Huidekoper, Denise Jaquess Green, Leslie Jolliffe Condiss, and Ginger Moreno Novak.
A new email address and mailing address has been posted for Craig Cerny and John Schaberg.
A new mailing address has been posted for Karin Lewis Cook and Robert Wilson.
A personal website has been added for Jedd Garet.
Condolences go out to Gary O'Keeffe on the death of his father, John J. (Jack), in December, 2010.
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(12/22/10) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Jaz Fabry, Sheila McGarey, Debbie Weber Brookshire, and Suzanne Blundell Underwood. A new email address, mailing address, and phone has been posted for MaryAnn Ruggiero Gabriel and Robert Flippin. A new fellow classmate, Valerie A. Bell, has joined us, and her contact information has been added.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our classmate, Allison Foster Hartshorne, on December 18, 2010, when she lost her long battle with cancer. She will be remembered for her great smile, good heart, and fabulous vocals. An obituary notice (containing memorial service information) link can be found on the In Memoriam page. A memorial service will be held on January 2, 2011.

Belated Condolences go out to Matt Forbes on the death of his mother, Patricia, on April 18, 2010. She was an active and avid volunteer at her church and throughout the New Canaan community. To Wendy Keagy on the death of her father, Joseph (Rod), on April 21, 2010. He held prominent positions, and was very active, in a variety of New Canaan community organizations. To Susan Souders Obrecht on the death of her brother, Scott, on July 30, 2010. To Pat Sullivan on the passing of his brother, James (Jim), in August, 2010. To Mary Alice Bulger Fox on the death of her mother, Maryjane, on November 4, 2010. To Chip Stinchfield on the death of his mother, Marguerite (Judie), on December 13, 2010, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She and her late husband formed The Whitney Shop which is still a mainstay business on Elm Street in New Canaan. In addition, she was very active in many New Canaan community organizations and businesses.
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(4/12/10) NEWS FLASH - Karen Murphy will be stepping in and playing the leading role of Madame Armfeldt for the next two weeks (until April 26) while Angela Lansbury takes a vacation break from the revival production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music. The production stars Catherine Zeta-Jones and has been playing to filled seats at the Walter Kerr Theatre since opening on December 13. It is a great show so please get to New York City to see it if you can before April 26, and support Karen as she “wows” the audience with her acting and singing talents! You can visit the show’s website, www.nightmusiconbroadway.com for more production and ticket information.
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(4/12/10) Some update news from Patty Karl Holton on the progress of her ceramic tile mural project for Bishop Library in Bishop, California. They are very close to installation time and working “behind the scenes” to hammer out some very important details. The hope is to install the mural sometime this spring with an official dedication tentatively scheduled for September 10, 2010. CLICK HERE to go to the official website which is newly updated. The most recent photos of the project can be found on their Flickr Page. Check it out!
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(4/12/10) Mary Ann West is a blogger for the Huffington Post and was quite amazed to find herself the subject of an interview by Dan Woog who is another well-respected Westport journalist and blogger. Click Here to read it on his blog, 06880, and learn more about Mary Ann who is doing some great work around, and for, Westport as well as the rest of the world she encounters. You can keep up with Mary Ann on her blog at the Huffington Post. Some of her other projects include co-authoring a cookbook as well as a Food Network style show. Busy lady!
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(4/12/10) Condolences go out to Mary Spencer Smaw on the recent death of her mother, Gyrene, on January 15. She had served as a teacher’s aide for the New Canaan Public Schools. Also, to Deborah Hill on the recent death of her father, Frederick, on March 23 due to complications from Parkinson's disease. He served the New Canaan community as a youth team coach and a director for the YMCA.
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(1/9/10) Directory Updates: A new mailing address and phone has been posted for Sam Thorne. Condolences go out to Len Bergstrom on the recent death of his father, Robert, on December 12 after a year-long battle with lung cancer. He was ever generous in his service to his church and the New Canaan community.
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(12/2/09) HOLIDAY TREAT IN NEW YORK CITY
Well, she’s back on Broadway again! Karen Murphy is part of the amazing cast of the revival production of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music starring Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Karen is understudy to Angela Lansbury whom she describes as luminous! Not the first time that Karen has taken on an Angela Lansbury role--remember our school production of Mame? (I wonder if Karen has discussed that with Angela who won the Tony Award for her role as Mame in 1966.) Performance previews started on November 24, and opening night is December 13. What a fantastic show to see for the holidays in New York City. You can visit the show’s website, www.nightmusiconbroadway.com for more production and ticket information. Click Here for a few pictures of Karen and the cast.


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(12/2/09) Paul Mills, along with his lovely lady, Debbie, got together for dinner with Diane Hartley and Judy Johnston one evening in October while visiting on Hilton Head Island. Jump on over to the Get Togethers page for the picture and Paul’s write-up complete with news about his subsequent trip back to New Canaan and plans for summer 2010 back home in New York.
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(12/2/09) Our fabulous class twins, Allison Lange Wray and Leslie Lange Matthews, found their way back home to New Canaan in September for a quick tour of town while on a brief vacation in New York City. They’ve sent in a picture of their Starbucks get-together with Joan Kittredge. Check out their trip details and the pic over on the Get Togethers page.
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(11/21/09) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Mike Doyle and Bill McCormick. Condolences go out to Tray Dunaway on the recent death of his father, Gene, on November 2 after a battle with Parkinson's disease.
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(10/16/09) Directory Updates: A new cellphone number has been posted for Chris Cody.
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(10/13/09) The NCHS Homecoming football game is scheduled for Saturday, October 24, at 1:30p (wow...just like old times!) and there are plans to hold a ceremony honoring Pete Demmerle at halftime. A presentation will be made, and Pete's number is to be retired. Even though Pete was not a member of our class, he was a memorable part of our high school years and those fun times on crisp fall (and often downright freezing) Saturdays at the stadium. This would be a great get-together opportunity for class members in the area! Hurry and make your plans to go.
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(10/13/09) Ward Chapdelaine is the proud father of an All-Broward County Florida girls fastpitch softball first teamer! At the end of May, his daughter, Aimee, was named to the Division 4A-1A First Team roster as one of only four pitchers to make the team, and as a freshman no less! Her .75 ERA and 121 strike-outs this past spring were great stats. Her school team won the Division 3A 2009 State Championships too.
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(10/13/09) Directory Updates: Condolences go out to Bobbie Canada Wood on the recent death of her mother, Frances (Fran) on September 10. To Chris Cody on the recent death of his mother, Edna, on October 2 due to complications from leukemia. She was an active member and volunteer in many groups and organizations in New Canaan.
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(9/22/09) Directory Updates: Condolences go out to Tom Igler on the recent death of his father, Edwin, on September 13. He had been suffering from Parkinson's and peripheral neuropathy. A 37-year resident, Mr. Igler was very active in community affairs. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 26 at 11 a.m. at the New Canaan Congregational Church with a reception in the church hall following the services.
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(8/30/09) Well, it is too bad that we had to cancel the get-together in NYC to watch Karen in the musical 9 to 5 back in July. Unfortunately, if you didn’t get into the city to see the show, you are too late unless you can make it by this coming weekend. The show will close it’s run on Broadway this coming Sunday, September 6.
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(8/30/09) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Wendy Russell Peroni. Condolences go out to Joann Mulreed Nelson on the recent death of her husband, Andrew (Andy), on July 12.
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(7/19/09) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Robert Ready. Condolences go out to Laura Paynter Humphrey on the recent death of her father, William (Bill), on June 15 after a long illness. He devoted his time and many talents to church and community in New Canaan. To Diane Brault Beck on the death of her brother, Richard, on June 18. He was a 1971 NCHS graduate. To Bill Swartzman on the death of his father, Joseph (Joe), on July 10 after a brief illness.
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(7/3/09) CANCELLED -- SIZZLING SUMMER GET-TOGETHER IN NEW YORK CITY due to lack of a sufficient number of interested classmates. Maybe we will try another one for the yearend holidays.
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(6/16/09) Dave Flaschen has recently been inducted into the Brown University Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding performance and contributions to their soccer team as its goalie. You will recall that Dave was the NCHS soccer team goalie our senior year when they had the most successful season in New Canaan history prior to our 1973 graduation. Click Here to visit the Brown University Sports Foundation website where you can scroll down a list of the 2009 sports team inductees and watch a really wonderful video tribute to Dave to learn more about his legacy at Brown as well as some of his life highlights after graduation.
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(6/15/09) A new Worth A Look page has been added with pictures that we hope you will find interesting, inspirational, beautiful, and/or just fun. Follow the link (top right) under the mug on this What’s New page to view these pictures. Please do not hesitate to forward any pictures that you come across (or that you happen to capture) fitting any or all of these categories so that we can consider them for posting on this page. Enjoy!
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(6/15/09) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Tom Berg, Laura Englund Worstel, and Bill McCormick. A new email address and mailing address has been posted for Sue Delage Reardon. ADDITION...we welcome fellow classmate, Frank Moher, to the group. His contact listing has been added to the Directory on the Fellow Classmates page. Condolences go out to Jim Brooks on the recent death of his father, Lester, due to complications from pneumonia.
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(5/15/09) SIZZLING SUMMER GET-TOGETHER IN NEW YORK CITY We’ve set the date as Saturday, July 18, for our NYC get-together this summer. Plans include a group dinner and a performance of the Broadway production of 9 to 5 The Musical with our classmate, Karen Murphy, appearing in one of the office roles. You can choose to attend either the 2pm or 8pm performance that day in order to get out of the city early if you wish. We have also been offered a fabulous deal for accommodations that weekend for any classmates who want to spend more time in the city and don’t mind bunking in with a few other friends. You can head on over to the Get Togethers Page for more information.
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(5/15/09) Tom Cassidy forwarded information on a wonderful charitable event being held by the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Metro New York on June 10 and asks that you take a moment to read his message and consider attending along with him and/or maka a donation to this very remarkable charity. Some of these kids' stories and the work of this charity will really touch your heart. You can Click Here to go to a separate page to read the entire text of Tom’s message and get more information on this Make-A-Wish Foundation Gala.
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(5/15/09) Directory Updates: New personal picture has been added to the pages of Jamie Kuhnheim Reid and fellow classmate, Thom Kiernan.
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(5/8/09) Another accolade for one of our Broadway ladies. On April 27, Karen Murphy received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical for her role as Mud Donahue in My Vaudeville Man. The awards are very prestigious and will be presented on Sunday, May 17 at Lincoln Center. There doesn’t appear to be a TV telecast scheduled, but word is that you can watch it live on the Internet at TheaterMania.com beginning at around 9pm. The site suggests that you link in earlier to make sure that you have the most current version of Flash Player in order to view the telecast. Congratulations, Karen!
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(5/8/09) Tim Cawley has sent in an update on the great progress being made by the Academy for Urban Leadership (AUSL) in Chicago. Since the Director of the program was appointed by President Obama to be the Secretary of Education, PBS came to take a closer look at the impact AUSL is having on some of the toughest schools in Chicago. You can Click Here to go to a separate page to read the entire text of Tim’s inspiring update.
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(5/8/09) Scott Davis and Dave Sylvester, along with their wives, got together for a fun Florida holiday last summer. Scott sent in a picture which you can view by heading on over to the Get Togethers Page.
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(4/2/09) Cathy Russell will be inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records on Saturday, April 18, when she will have set a new world record for most performances in a continuous role (as Margaret Brent in her play, the murder mystery drama Perfect Crime)! To celebrate this milestone event, Cathy is inviting all of her classmates to come to NYC and celebrate with her at the Snapple Theater Center after the 8:00pm performance.
CLICK HERE to view your personal invitation! You can also check out the recent Playbill article about Cathy’s accomplishment and the play. Sounds like a great night to head into NYC for a little theater. Congratulations, Cathy!
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(3/31/09) Karen Murphy will be part of the cast for the Broadway run of 9 to 5 The Musical which will begin preview performances next week (April 7) at the Marriott Marquis Theatre on Times Square. She’s loving her role as Margaret, the office lush, and thinks that the musical will be a great hit with a long run ahead of it. You can visit the show’s website at www.9to5themusical.com for information, ticketing, and more!

A weekend get together in NYC for dinner and to see the show is being planned for June or July. More information will be posted for this event soon.
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(3/31/09) Directory Updates: A new personal picture page has been added for Amy Lamborn.
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(3/28/09) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Allison Lange Wray. Contact information has been added for Susan Chase Crossan. Condolences go out to Dan Conron on the death of his father, Daniel, on March 15. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on April 2 at the Congregational Church, New Canaan. Visit Hoyt Funeral Home online for more information and to leave messages of condolence for the family.
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(2/13/09) Sam Duncan has decided to ride in the 30th Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) 2-day bike-a-thon event for a third year to support cancer research and in memory of his nephew, Nat Duncan, who died of cancer a few years ago. The PMC will be held August 1-2 and benefits the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Sam writes that while it has been a hard year financially for many people, our public funds are short, and the need for all of us to support cancer research is even more important this year. He will ride again to raise awareness and dollars for cancer research, and hopes you will be able to support this worthy charity.

If anyone would like to help sponsor Sam’s ride by making a donation, you can Click Here to be taken directly to his rider page on the PMC website where you can read his story, make a donation, and even track his progress toward reaching his donation goal.
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(2/13/09) The current economic crunch has begun to impact New Canaan, and at least one familiar business name that has been around since our youth has had to close recently. Griffin Ford is gone, and the community has lost a long-time supporter of its schools and programs. The dealership service area was to remain open through early February.
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(2/13/09) Directory Updates: Condolences go out to Theo Barnes on the death of her mother, Helen, on January 27 after battling cancer. A gathering was held on February 7 at the New Canaan Nature Center to remember and celebrate her life.
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(1/9/08) Patty Karl Holton began development of the Sierra Ceramic Mural Project back in 2006 to produce a natural history mural featuring the flora and fauna of the Eastern Sierra. This work of public art is being created one tile at a time by more than 100 artists and community members. Students at Cerro Coso Community College and other local institutions engage in this creative, interactive, and educational activity. The goal is a visually exciting, permanent display comprised of over 400 six-inch square ceramic tiles in relief. The finished product will be an 8 x 13 foot mural installed on the outside east wall of Inyo County Library in Bishop, CA. The mural will be dedicated to Inyo County Search and Rescue and is due to be completed in September, 2009.

This is an undertaking of both time and love by Patty and the community. In these difficult economic times, the arts really suffer so tax deductible donations are gratefully accepted. For more information on the project, you can take a look at Patty’s project picture album.
If you would like to make a donation, please Contact Patty directly.

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(1/9/08) Circumstances have once again made it too difficult to organize an “Annual NCHS Class of 1973 Winter Reunion On The Beach” in Florida this year. But Bill Swartzman, Ward Chapdelaine, and Wendy Russell Peroni found time recently for a holiday lunch in Jupiter. Check out the Get-Togethers page for a picture and message from the sunny Florida shore.

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(1/9/08) The holiday get together in New York City at the beginning of December started off with what turned out to be an impossible rendezvous in Rockefeller Center but ended up being a great evening for all those who attended. There’s nothing like New York at the holidays. All the details on this holiday gathering are on the Get Togethers page so click on over there for the story and pictures.

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(1/9/09) Directory Updates: New personal pictures have been added for Patty Karl Holton. Condolences go out to Steve Flachsbart on the death of his mother, Mary Virginia (Ginny), on December 3.
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(12/1/08) HOLIDAY GET TOGETHER IN NEW YORK CITY
The plans have been finalized for a get together in New York City this Saturday, December 6! The meeting time at Rockefeller Center has been changed to 5:00pm, and we will rendezvous at the Christmas tree before heading off to a 6:00pm dinner at Montebello Ristorante Italiano. The restaurant is located at 120 E. 56th Street and has an extensive menu which includes a pre-fix meal for $35. Hard to beat that in New York! After dinner, it’s just a few blocks walk to catch Karen Murphy’s show, My Vaudeville Man, at the York Theatre located at 54th and Lexington. The show reviews have been good, and with the discounted ticket price that we can get, you can do dinner and a show for $80. Now that’s something to have a little holiday cheer about! All of the specifics on this holiday gathering are on the Get Togethers page.

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(12/1/08) Gretchen Blair McMahon’s husband, Chris, was spotlighted in this week’s (December 1 issue, p. 16) Barron’s magazine as a Ford dealer whose creative marketing has caught the eye of the “suits” in Detroit and paid off in dividends...stock dividends that is. Chris implemented an incentive that gave 100 shares of Ford stock to the first 20 new or used car buyers during a recent radio sales campaign. Interesting concept!
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(12/1/08) Tim Cawley has written in with an update on the amazing impact and progress that is being made by the Academy for Urban School Leadership with the Chicago public schools. Tim took his “dream” position as Managing Director of Finance and Administration with AUSL earlier this year. AUSL is a non-profit organization that takes over and runs the poorest-performing public schools in Chicago. They currently manage eleven schools with over 6,500 students and expect to add four more schools in 2009. It’s a huge challenge, but they are making a difference.

Take a minute to check out the AUSL website, www.ausl-chicago.org, to be inspired by this group’s work and mission. Their urban teacher residency program is highly regarded and always looking for skilled teachers who want to make a difference and meet the challenges of teaching in large urban schools. Though you may not reside in the Chicago area, please consider making a charitable donation to this very worthy organization during this season of giving. Donations can be made through the AUSL website.
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(12/1/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Gordon Rustvold. A new mailing address and telephone number has been posted for Cheryl Gray Boyd. Links to personal/personal interest websites have been added for Gordon Rustvold.
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(11/16/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Phyllis Baab McDonald, Theo Barnes Dierks, and Ross Licero. A telephone number change has been made for Joe Ashenbrucker. A new mailing address and telephone number has been posted for Ann Hubbard Rotatori. Links to personal/personal interest websites have been added for Tim Cawley and Karin Lewis Cook. Condolences go out to Kevin King on the death of his mother, Jane, on October 30.
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(11/3/08) HOLIDAY GET TOGETHER IN NEW YORK CITY
We have put plans in place for a get together in New York City on Saturday, December 6! Your day would be open for shows and shopping but as the sun goes down, we’ll meet at Rockefeller Center to see the Christmas tree before heading off to dinner and then catching Karen Murphy’s show, My Vaudeville Man at the York Theatre in New York City. Specifics on this holiday gathering have been posted to the Get Togethers page so please take a look and come out for a little holiday cheer! If you’d like to make it a weekend getaway, hotel and additional show suggestions are also provided.
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(10/26/08) Jaz Fabry just concluded a solo exhibiton at the Headquarters Gallery in Fairfax, California entitled 'Lipstick on the Mirror'. Click Here to see a copy of the Evite image of the exhibition showing Jaz’s work. Be sure to also visit his website, www.jazfabry.com to view other images of his artwork.
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(10/12/08) More 35th Reunion Pictures - another batch has finally been posted! After recently receiving some final authorizations, an additional 137 pictures have been added to the 35th Reunion page bringing the grand total to 220 pictures for your viewing pleasure (we hope!). Still some tweaking to be done, as always, but we know how anxious everyone is to continue going through them and remembering what a great time was had that weekend. Please do not hesitate to bring any typos or mis-credited pictures to Lynn’s attention so that they can be remedied as soon as possible.
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(10/12/08) Karen Murphy is about to finish the pre-Broadway run of 9 to 5 The Musical in Los Angeles this week (which got good reviews so we’re hoping to see her in the production this spring when it hits Broadway). Then it’s back home to prepare for her starring role in the production of My Vaudeville Man which is scheduled to run from November 7 through January 4, 2009 at the York Theatre in New York City. A number of us are trying to get together in NYC for a holiday dinner and then attend the show. We’re looking at Saturday, December 6 as the date at this point. If you are interested in being part of this get-together group for a little fun holiday time in the Big Apple, please contact Lynn Ryan to have your name added to the list. Information on this possible holiday gathering will be posted to the Get Togethers page soon. You can go to the musical’s website at YorkTheatre.org, for information, ticketing, and more!

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(10/12/08) Mary Ann West recently became a writer/contributor for The Huffington Post and its OffTheBus citizen-powered online (web blog) news organization. In August, she was out in Colorado covering the political conventions. Now, she finds herself the subject of a Japanese documentary piece and has a film crew following her all over! You can check out a picture of this interesting development on the WestportNow.Com site. A link to her HuffPo blog page has been added to her directory listing.
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(10/12/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Ann Hubbard Rotatori. Condolences go out to Lisa Diserio Wolff on the death of her father, Eugene, on September 22 after battling heart disease.
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(9/14/08) As many of you may have been aware, Linda Cochran Sykes was getting some dancing in at the class reunion, but it was an extremely difficult thing for her to do because of a very painful hip condition. She has written to say that her recent hip replacement surgery went very well, and she is now recovering at home. Those of you who would like to be kept abreast of her progress can contact her directly at this point for updates and specifics on how she’s progressing with her 'new and improved' hip!
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(9/14/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Bill Byrd, and contact information has been added for Anne Gesualdi.
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(9/8/08) Sam Duncan has reported that his ride in this year's Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) 2-day bike-a-thon event (August 2-3) was an excellent experience even if Mother Nature made life a little tough at one point. Here is Sam’s note on his ride:

“Dear friends and family,
This is a belated thank you for your support (both this year and last) for funding research into a cure for cancer. We are back in Arlington now to our empty nest (Leila, Sam and Musa are all away this year). The ride was good - the first day was a little faster than last year and the second day a little slower. After the first day, as we had dinner in Borne at the Mass Maritime Academy, there was a huge thunderstorm with winds so high they knocked out two of the poles holding up the dining tent. Fortunately, by that time the ride was over and no one in the tent was hurt. On Sunday, as I approached the end of the ride, there was a sign I must have missed last year--1 mile to PMC finish: left ; 5 miles to traditional finish: right. I took the longer route, and they were beautiful extra miles to the finish. Looking forward to next year. Thank you again, Sam”

Sam has established a “My Story” page on the PMC website complete with picture and a brief ride write-up. Click here to view his PMC page.
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(9/8/08) Condolences go out to Lyn Callahan Carroll on the death of her father, Peter, on August 20 from the effects of multiple myeloma.
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(8/27/08) Directory Updates: A new mailing address and phone number has been posted for Dave Goss, and mailing information has been added for Nancy Myers Wang.
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(8/8/08) Our 35th Reunion is now history. It was a great weekend of reconnecting and parties. Thanks to the reunion committee for putting it all together. Everyone had a wonderful time... well it looks that way from the pictures anyway. The first batch have been posted so click on over to the 35th Reunion page to witness the fun! More pictures should be on the way soon so keep checking in from time-to-time to what new shots have been posted.
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(8/8/08) Karen Murphy is on the road once again! This time she is off to Los Angeles for the pre-Broadway run of 9 to 5 The Musical opening September 3 at the Ahmanson Theatre. She got the very fun role of Margaret Foster (you remember...the office lush) and has been in rehearsals in New York City. Check out this 9 to 5 video press release of a rehearsal just before our class reunion in which Karen is pictured multiple times with the ensemble during interviews with the primary cast members and Dolly Parton. The show is set to hit Broadway on March 24, 2008 at the (Marriott) Marquis Theater in Times Square. You can get more information, and purchase tickets for the LA shows, on the production’s website, www.9to5themusical.com.
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There’ll be no rest for the weary as Karen returns from LA and goes right into rehearsal for her starring role in the production of My Vaudeville Man which is scheduled to run from November 7 through January 4, 2009 at the York Theatre in New York City. This musical was originally titled “Mud Donahue & Son”, and Karen originated the role of Mud for the show’s run as part of last fall’s New York Musical Theatre Festival. Head to the website, YorkTheatre.org, for information, a video sneak peek, ticketing, and more!

As always, don’t forget to let Karen know if you’ll be coming to one of her shows so that you can stop backstage to say hello!
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(8/8/08) Cathy Russell has brought back the longest running musical in history to Broadway at the Jerry Orbach Theater in the Snapple Theater Center. The Fantasticks had its official opening night on July 17. Do you remember (or should I say, “Try To Remember”) back to our high school production of Fantasticks? Well, if you missed it then, or really can't remember, be sure to catch it now on your next trip to New York City. You can get information on the show’s website, www.fantasticksonbroadway.com. Of course, Cathy is just upstairs performing Perfect Crime at the Duffy Theater so be sure to stop and either say hello or catch her show!
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(8/8/08) Susan Adams Nealy has up-and-moved to Hawaii! Now, she would love to get her classmates help with selling her old residence in Oregon. If anyone is contemplating a move to the Portland suburbs, or you happen to know someone thinking along those lines, check out Susan’s listing on the Classifieds page.
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(8/8/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Mary Ann West. Contact information for Steve Hoffmann has been restored to his directory listing. A link to his business website has been added for Paul Zec. Condolences go out to Susan Chase Crossan on the death of her father, Allen, on July 26.
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(7/8/08) Condolences go out to Tigger Mann on the death of her brother, James, on
June 27. Jim was 55 and a member of the NCHS Class of 1971. He collapsed unexpectedly at home and could not be revived. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Sunday, July 13 in Florence, MA. Click Here for more information on the service and reception.
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(7/1/08) REMINDER: Sam Duncan’s ride in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) 2-day bike-a-thon event on August 2-3 is coming up fast. If anyone would like to help sponsor Sam’s ride by making a donation, you can Click Here to be taken directly to his rider donation page on the PMC website. Any amount is appreciated and will go a long way towards helping find a cure for cancer.
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(7/1/08) With the price of gasoline going sky high, you might find yourself driving around looking for the best price. Unfortunately, that just wastes more gas. Here’s a link to a pretty good cheap gas locator from MSN that searches by zip code. Many of you may have already seen and used it. For those of you who have not, give it a try to see how well it works around your area.
Link: autos.msn.com
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(7/1/08) Directory Updates: A new mailing address has been posted for Don Kyle.
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(6/22/08) Tom Berg’s wife, Jennifer, handcrafts lovely gemstone and sterling silver jewelry at her home studio in southern Vermont. She is a featured artisan at numerous shows and craft festivals in Vermont and Massachusetts, as well as the semi-annual 'Meet The Artists & Artisans' show in Milford, CT. Her Thorne Brook Designs jewelry is also available through her website, and she is happy to create custom designs upon request. You can get more information by following the link to her Thorne Brook Designs website from Tom’s directory listing.
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(6/22/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Tom Berg, Lisa Harvey, Sheila McGarey, Jeff Ogden, and Pat Sullivan. A change of telephone contact info has been posted for Sue Russel Neagle. Contact information has been added to Susan Adams Nealy’s directory listing. And finally, we welcome fellow classmate, Sally Eckstrom, to the group. Her contact listing has been added to the Directory on the Fellow Classmates page.
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(6/4/08) UPDATE on Ron and Nancy Russell-Tutty who, as we reported on 4/28, have both been dealing with some serious health issues recently. Thankfully, they are at home now and have been doing better. Steve Hoffmann has been able to talk with them at length about some of their medical questions, but get well messages and conversations will go a long way to boost their spirits and, of course, laughter is the best medicine. So please get in touch with them if you have a chance and help speed their recoveries. Again, they would really LOVE to hear from you! Their address is: 9 Park Street, Norwalk, CT 06851

Ron should be online with his new computer now so if anyone would like to contact him via email, please let Suzy Bird Massey know, and she will connect you with him.
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(6/4/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Tim Hoffman. Jamie Kuhnheim is a new grandma! Pictures of her adorable granddaughter have been added to her personal picture page.
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(5/23/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Sally Apy and Keith Herreman. Condolences go out to Melanie Pitts Seay on the death of her mother, Idabel, on May 18 after a battle with cancer.
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(5/9/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Terry VanDerheyden and Rob Wilson. A new mailing address and a cellphone number has been posted for Dove Jones.
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(5/1/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Dave Goss. Condolences go out to Tim Hoffman on the death of his sister, Holly, on April 25. She was 47 and a graduate of the NCHS Class of 1978.
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(4/28/08) There are many of you who remember Ron and Nancy Russell-Tutty, teachers of English and Humanities. Recently, both of them have been dealing with some serious health issues, and they have been in and out of the hospital. It has been a difficult time for them. Since they have no children, their students have always been a very important part of their lives. If anyone would like to wish them well and send a card or a letter, they would really LOVE to hear from you! Their address is: 9 Park Street, Norwalk, CT 06851

Ron recently got a new computer and will be online soon. If anyone would like to contact him via email, please let Suzy Bird Massey know, and she will connect you with Ron as soon as he has his email working. Thanks so much!
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(4/27/08) Directory Updates: An email address and cellphone number has been added to Bobbie Canada Wood’s directory listing.
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(4/22/08) Directory Updates: A new phone contact number has been posted for Pat Henry.
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(4/20/08) REUNION UPDATE -  THE REUNION IS A GO! Many thanks to our classmates who were able to commit funds over the past couple of weeks and keep things moving ahead. It is just 12 weeks, 6 days until the reunion. The sign up deadline is May 1 so please go over to the reunion section page to submit your sign up form and send in payment. Hop on over to the 35th Reunion page to see the official list of attendees. Looking forward to seeing everyone in July for sure!
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(3/25/08) Karen Murphy has written in to let everyone know that she is in rehearsals for a new musical adaptation of the play The Visit that is scheduled to open at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia on May 13 and run through June 22. It is a John Kander-Fred Ebb-Terrence McNally show starring Chita Rivera and George Hearn with direction by Frank Galati and choreography by Ann Reinking. Very star-studded, and there are hopes that it will transfer on to Broadway from here. It is a small venue so be sure to get tickets as soon as possible if you want to catch the show. You can get more information on the theater’s website, www.signature-theatre.org. Don’t forget to let Karen know that you’ll be coming so that you can stop backstage to say hello!
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(3/16/08) Directory Updates: Contact information has been added to the Fellow Classmates listings for Anne Jones Ryan. A new email address has been posted for Melanie Pitts Seay. A new picture has been added to Patty Karl Holton’s personal picture page.
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(3/9/08) MaryAnn Ruggiero Gabriel was back in New Canaan visiting family and friends recently while her mother recuperated from heart surgery. During a visit to Waveny Health Care Center, MaryAnn and her brother, Anthony, ran into Herbie Bothwell who took care of skates and the ice at the Winter Club during our days in New Canaan. His wife just happened to be Mrs. Ruggiero’s roommate! Herbie is well and living in Norwalk and wanted to be remembered to everyone. He has fond memories of all the kids, especially the hockey team players, and the visit turned into an “old home week” party.
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(3/9/08) Sam Duncan had such a great time last year that he’s going to do it again! That would be riding in this year’s Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) 2-day bike-a-thon event on August 2-3 in support of cancer research and in memory of his nephew, Nat Duncan, who died of cancer a few years ago. The PMC benefits the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. If anyone would like to help sponsor Sam’s ride by making a donation, you can Click Here to be taken directly to his rider donation page on the PMC website.
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(3/9/08) Condolences go out to Shelley Allison on the death of her father, Walter (Les), on February 23.
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(2/27/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Christie McCoy Steele.
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(2/5/08) Jaz Fabry was honored recently by being one of the artists chosen by Laura Hoptman, Senior Curator at the New Museum in New York, to display one of his works at the ProArts Juried Annual Exhibition 2008 that runs from January 22 through March 9 in Oakland. The opening event, the Artist's Reception, was held on Thursday evening, January 31. Very cool stuff! More information on this event can be found on the ProArts Gallery website.
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(2/1/08) With the 35th class reunion already set for this year, and busy schedules on top of that, there was no “Annual NCHS Class of 1973 Winter Reunion On The Beach” planned for this year. But that didn’t stop Wendy and Ward from getting together for a pre-holiday lunch last December. Check out the Get-Togethers page for a picture of a lovely December day on the Jupiter Inlet (oh...and Wendy and Ward too).
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(2/1/08) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Laurie Stashenko Dundrea and fellow classmate, Bobby Knight. Jay Love is no longer on the Wanted list. A personal picture page has been added for Bruce Bertram. Links to personal websites have been added for Gretchen Blair McMahon. Condolences go out to Brian Sikorski on the death of his mother, Kathleen, on January 3, and to David Slagle on the death of his mother, Christine, on January 26. Mrs. Slagle was also aunt to Dan Conron.
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(1/4/08) REUNION UPDATE -  Bill Swartzman has offered up the services of his Internet-based travel website for those classmates who need to make travel arrangements for the reunion.
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(12/20/07) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Dave Gibson and fellow classmate, Janet Birchfield. There’s a new mailing address and phone number for Bill Gillerlain. Links to personal websites have been added for Theo Barnes Dierks, and a description of her business was placed on the list for your holiday gift giving consideration. Condolences go out to Barbara Harding Garrabrant on the death of her mother, Betty, on December 2.
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(12/2/07) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Tim Cawley. An obituary notice for Cliff Angstadt has been placed out on the In Memoriam page.
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(11/18/07) REUNION UPDATE -  All the links are now in place so feel free to go ahead and start signing up to attend the reunion festivities. NOTE: You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to use the credit card payment option when paying to attend the reunion.

The reunion Evite invitation went out last Wednesday, and a button has been placed on the reunion page so you can easily check from time-to-time to see who is planning on attending.

Also, do we have any “closet” (or professional preferably!) cinematographers out there? The reunion committee is looking for a volunteer, or group of volunteers, to help videotape the reunion festivities. Wanna help out? Please contact Linda Cochran Sykes.
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(11/18/07) In memory of, and as a tribute to, our classmate, Clifton D. Angstadt, a reception and exhibit of his artwork and architectural designs will be held on Sunday, December 9, at the Silvermine Guild Art Center. The public is welcome to attend. Click Here for the announcement containing information on this event. In addition, many examples of Cliff's artwork and designs can be seen in the new publication “Wadia Associates New Classicists: Distinguished Residential and Interior Design”. For more information, and to purchase this publication, please go to Amazon.com.
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(11/18/07) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Alison Bly Stein, Chuck Cunningham, Cheryl Gray Boyd, Denise Jaquess Green, and Chuck Mitchell. A new email address and mailing address has been posted for Deb Reuther Durniak. Jane Buddington (now Misty Lorien) is no longer on the WANTED list and her contact information has been added. Links to personal websites have been added for Alison Bly Stein, Robert Connery, and Karen Murphy. Condolences go out to Melanie Pitts Seay on the death of her father, Melvin, on November 8.
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(11/6/07) REUNION UPDATE -  The new reunion section of this website has been finished and information on our 35th reunion is available. While there are still a couple of links that need to be added (a hotel and a credit card payment option) in the coming week, everything else is ready for folks to start signing up to attend the reunion festivities. There will be a reunion Evite invitation sent out shortly which will provide a means for classmates to check in from time-to-time to see who plans to be, may be, or won't be coming to the reunion along with their comments. It will also contain a survey/poll or two for everyone to take when sending in their invitation reply. TO BE CLEAR: Your Evite reply does not sign you up for the reunion. You must sign up for the reunion festivities through the reunion sign up page on the website. Even though the official attendee list will only be found on the website, we hope that everyone will enjoy the ability to check the Evite invitation on occasion to see how the guest list is shaping up as the months count down to the reunion.

In Addition, if anyone has pictures from the 10th and 20th reunions, we would love to scan them and put them out on the website. For this project, please send all pictures to Lynn Winstanley Ryan. They will be scanned and returned to you.
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(11/6/07) Directory Updates: A new email address and cellphone number has been posted for Patricia Henry.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our classmate, Clifton (Cliff) Angstadt, on November 1, 2007. Notification came by email which indicated that he collapsed at work and could not be revived. If an obituary notice is received, a link to it will be placed out on the In Memoriam page.
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(10/26/07) A new icon tag has been added to the class lists located in the Directory section. Wherever you see a icon tag appearing at the end of someone’s name, that indicates they have a personal website. Just click on the icon, and you’ll be taken directly to their website. Use your web browser BACK button to return to NCHS73. If an individual has a personal website, the link to that site has also been added to their NCHS73 Directory listing.
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(10/26/07) Joe Ashenbrucker visited with Rob Ponzini in Italy this past March. Check out the Get-Togethers page to get a “taste” of how that went.
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(10/26/07) Directory Updates: Contact information has been added for Katherine (Kathy) A. Bantz Kolb. New email addresses have been posted for Joe Ashenbrucker, Keith Herreman, and Deborah Hill. Ann Hubbard Rotatori and Lisa Ryan Feldman both moved west and have new addresses and telephone numbers posted. New personal pictures have been added for Joe Ashenbrucker and Rob Ponzini.
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(10/4/07) REUNION UPDATE -  The reunion committee has chosen Waveny House as the location for our party. The weekend events will start with a Friday night casual gathering at the Waveny Carriage Barn (Arts Center) around 7pm, and then the Saturday official reunion dinner will be at Waveny House from 6pm to 11:30pm. Other “nitty-gritty” details are still being worked on so that the cost for this weekend bash can be posted soon. All this information will be posted on the special 35th Reunion page that will be available here on the website in a couple of weeks.

Please feel free to contact Linda Cochran Sykes, either via email or phone, if you have any questions or comments.
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(9/15/07) REUNION UPDATE -  Well, the reunion date has been officially set for Saturday, July 19, so mark your calendars and be sure to keep that date free! While a number of venue location options are currently being considered and researched, the committee has set the weekend events to include a Friday night casual gathering and the Saturday official reunion dinner. A single charge will cover attendance at both events, and there will be a separate single/couple or single/guest combination charge available. A cash bar is planned for the reunion dinner. If there is sufficient interest, a group Sunday brunch will be arranged for an additional, separate, per person charge. Other details such as when (times), where, and how to make payment will be determined soon.

The reunion committee is looking into arranging for blocks of rooms to be available for a special group rate at one or more local hotels. Another lodging alternative that the committee would like to explore involves local class members (or class members with family members still living in the area) hosting out-of-town reunion weekend attendees at their homes. These arrangements would be coordinated through the committee, and each host would be able to submit their particular requirements for having an attendee stay in their home (i.e. cost, if any, supply own towels or bed linens, use of car, transportation, etc.).

Please feel free to contact Linda Cochran Sykes, either via email or phone, if you have any questions or comments.
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(9/15/07) Karen Murphy will be starring in a new musical production entitled “Mud Donahue and Son” for the New York Musical Theatre Festival at the 45th Street Theatre in New York City. The dates are October 2-7, 2007. Tickets can be purchased from a link on the musical's website, MudDonahueandSon.com. Full houses and good reviews could carry this production to a permanent location for an Off-Broadway run so please check your calendars to see if you can attend one of the shows and support Karen in the title role of Mud Donahue.
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Karen is scheduled to join the touring company production of White Christmas (The Musical) which begins its run on Nov. 2 in Savannah, GA. The show then moves on to Atlanta, GA (Nov. 6-11), Appleton, WI (Nov. 13-18), Nashville, TN (Nov. 27-Dec. 2), Memphis, TN (Dec. 4-9), Rochester, NY (Dec. 11-16), Buffalo, NY (Dec. 18-23), Raleigh, NC (Dec. 25-30), and Ft. Myers, FL (Jan. 1-6). Classmates in those areas should plan to make seeing this lavish production part of their holiday family festivities. Ticket information for all venues should be available soon. Karen will be playing the role of Martha and would be happy to take any NCHS73 classmate on a backstage tour after the show. Please let her know in advance if you'll be attending one of the shows so that she can make the necessary arrangements to bring you backstage.
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(9/15/07) Directory Updates: All new contact information has been posted for Nancy Coutts Ryan. A new personal picture page has been added for Jack Voller. Condolences go out to Bob Knight on the death of his father, Edwin, on September 1.
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(9/9/07) Condolences go out to Debbie Weber Brookshire on the death of her mother, Virginia (Ginny), on July 29; to Joan Kittredge on the death of her mother, Anne (Andee), on August 27; and to Debbie Reuther Durniak on the death of her father, William (Bill), on August 28.
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(8/25/07) Pat Sullivan emailed with a rather creative solution to the deer problem plaguing New Canaan. If there really are approximately 20 deer per acre (as reported in the New Canaan Advertiser), that’s quite a lot of venison! What to do? Click here for Pat’s solution. (NOTE: PETA members--I’m sure he’s just joking!)
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(8/25/07) Sam Duncan was just one of many who rode in the Pan-Mass Challenge at the beginning of the month with the goal of raising money to help fund the cancer research being done by the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He sends along this note to his classmates and those who supported his ride:

“Thank you for supporting this excellent cause. The ride was outstanding--though I discovered that by choosing the "family finish" it was a few miles shorter than it would have been had we finished at the Provincetown Inn. Most of the route was lined with well wishers who rang cow bells, applauded, and displayed posters and signs thanking the riders and commemorating cancer survivors and those who were lost to cancer. The crowd at the hedge in front of Cape Cod Sea Camps was particularly inspiring--with probably more than a hundred campers and consolers cheering as we rode past. My main riding companions for most of the two days were Meridith Chace, niece of a good friend of ours, and her friend, Susanna Mayo. Net mileage on my odometer at the end was 184.5 completed at an average speed of 15.35 MPH. No doubt about it, I will ride again next year. Thanks again, Sam”

Sam has established a “My Story” page on the PMC website complete with picture and a brief ride write-up. Click here to view his PMC page.
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(8/25/07) Directory Updates: Contact information has been added for Sam Thorne. A new email address has been posted for fellow classmate, David Bieling.
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(8/5/07) Karen Murphy and an all-star vocal cast kicked off the Summer Broadway Festival on July 16 at The Town Hall in Manhattan with A Night At The Operetta. Karen teamed with Paul Schoeffler for a light comedy duet piece “Talk About This, Talk About That”, and later put her own unique spin on “Art Is Calling For Me” (I Want To Be A Prima Donna) from The Enchantress. A well-received show with great reviews. Click here to view a few pictures of Karen from the show, including one from the after-party of Karen and her husband, Marvin.
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(7/31/07) Tray Dunaway has embarked on what could turn out to be a massive blogging endeavor! It’s primarily titled for healthcare folk (his being a surgeon and all), but it is turning into a place to find general editorial type pieces and Tray’s musings on a variety of topics that you might just want to jump in and comment about too. He invites his classmates to take a peek and send him some feedback and/or questions. There is even an “artistic” photo of Tray there to view that was created by his daughter, Eliza. The photo’s just a bit zany, but you gotta be to take on something like this! Click on over to Dot2DotHealthcareBlog for the info and commentary. You can also check out Tray’s business site TrayDunaway.Com to see what he’s really up to these days.
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(7/31/07) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Pat Dilworth Card, Patty Karl Holton, Scott Sageman, John Sirico, David Slagle, Beth Sterling Valandra, Jay Toppin, and Deborah Valchar. A mailing address update has been posted for Melanie Pitts Seay. New pictures have been added for Patty Karl Holton and Beth Sterling Valandra. Condolences go out to Gretchen Blair McMahon on the death of her mother, Jeanne, on July 4, 2007, and to Bill McCormick on the death of his mother, Joyce, on July 24, 2007.
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(7/5/07) For all of you gardeners living within easy driving distance of Westport, Mary Ann West invites you to come by the Westport Community Gardens this Sunday, July 8, at 5:30pm to hear our classmate, Rick Stecher, speak about organic gardening. Click here for more information about this event. Mary Ann has also provided information about Westport Community Gardens for those who might be interested in participating or starting something similar in your own area.
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(7/5/07) For those of you who are alumni of The Walter Schalk School of Dance, and for others who just want to re-visit some of those old school-days cultural moments, the school’s website, www.walterschalk.com, has added movies to celebrate its 50th anniversary year. Once on the site, click on the Past Revues tab to watch 2007 Memories (a primarily black-and-white compilation of the school’s history that was shown at the recent 50th anniversary party) to see how many faces you remember. There is also a 1982 Alumni jitterbug demonstration, with Beth Sterling being one of the featured alumni participants, as well as a few other 1980s and 1970s revue and promo features. Take a few minutes and step back into the past at New Canaan High.
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(7/5/07) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Chuck Baker, and Dean Banfield’s email address has now been added to his directory listing (it was previously shown as PRIVATE). Condolences go out to Susan Delage Reardon on the death of her father, George, on June 27, 2007.
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(6/7/07) Condolences go out to Susan Russel Neagle on the death of her father, Robert, on June 3, 2007.
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(6/3/07) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for MaryAnn Ruggiero Gabriel and new photos have been added to her picture page.
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(5/2/07) Attention all alumni of The Walter Schalk School of Dance! This is the school’s 50th anniversary year, and Walter is throwing a party for all of his former students on Saturday, May 12 at the Palace Theatre in Stamford. That is, of course, the Mothers Day weekend, so if you’re in the area and feel like stepping out on the dance floor, go to The Walter Schalk School of Dance website for more information. Some of you might even have kids who qualify to join in on the festivities!
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(4/28/07) Karen Murphy is currently in rehearsal for a six week run of the Tony Award-winning play Urinetown that starts next month at the Geva Theater Center in Rochester, NY. The performance dates are 5/15 - 6/24. Karen will be playing the part of Ms. Penelope Pennywise. Click here for more information about the play and to purchase tickets.
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(4/28/07) Congratulations go out to Cathy Russell for her 20-year run with Perfect Crime on Broadway. A 20-year anniversary party was held on April 12 after the evening performance. Check out the Perfect Crime anniversary announcement complete with a picture of Cathy and cast.
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(4/28/07) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Amy Lamborn. Condolences go out to John Foran on the death of his father, John, on April 16, 2007.
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(3/23/07) Directory Updates: A new email address and cellphone number has been posted for Paul Kennedy.
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(3/5/07) Sam Duncan would like to alert his classmates that he’ll be riding in this year’s Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) 2-day bike-a-thon event on August 4-5 in support of cancer research and in memory of his nephew, Nat Duncan, who died of cancer a few years ago. The PMC benefits the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. If anyone would like to help sponsor Sam’s ride by making a donation, you can Click Here to be taken directly to his rider donation page on the PMC website.
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(3/5/07) Ward Chapdelaine and Wendy Russell Peroni hosted the second annual Florida Winter Reunion on the Beach get-together last month. Click on over to the Get-Togethers page for the write-up and photo.
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(2/22/07) Condolences go out to John Osadnick on the death of his father, Jerome, on February 5, 2007.
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(2/12/07) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Sue Roache Dieck. Condolences go out to Sandra Mohan Jute on the death of her mother, Beverly, on November 23, 2006.
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(2/5/07) On May 4, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Western Connecticut Chapter, will be presenting Anne Franco McAndrew with this year’s Georgina B. Davids Award for her determination and commitment to the fight against MS. Anne has sent in a letter to her NCHS73 classmates asking for contributions to MS that will go towards the cause and the placement of an ad in the program booklet showing our support. Click here to read Anne’s inspiring letter. Any donations that she receives by March 5 will be recognized in the program ad so please take a moment of your time now to write out and send in your check if you wish to contribute to the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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(2/5/07) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Rob Wilson. New/updated personal pictures have been added for Anne Franco McAndrew.

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our classmate, William (Billy) M. Gilroy on January 17, 2007. A link to his obituary can be accessed from the In Memoriam page.
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(1/27/07) Directory Updates: Contact information has been added for Sally Apy.
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(1/20/07) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Sue Saline Durtsche.
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(1/13/07) Directory Updates: Contact information has been added for Debbie Jordan Walsh. A new email address has been posted for Deborah Mulford Biondolillo. Condolences go out to Robin Fenner Corwith on the death of her mother, Patricia, on December 31, 2006, and to Barbara Murray Hardy on the death of her mother, Ruth, on January 4.
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(1/3/07) Directory Updates: Contact information has been posted for Elizabeth “Tigger” Mann and Joanne Nicoletti. A new picture page has been added for Don Kyle.
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(12/20/06) Directory Updates: All new contact information has been posted for Joe Bonner. A new email address has been posted for Cheryl Gray Boyd. A new location and telephone number has been posted for Amy Lamborn, and a new telephone number has been added for Judy Johnston Smolek. A new picture page has been added for Leslie Wiedemann Piernik, and new/updated personal pictures have been posted for Joe Ashenbrucker, Jamie Kuhnheim Reid, and Paul Zec.
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(12/4/06) Heads up to classmates in the Rochester, NY area. Karen Murphy will be appearing with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra for two performances of The 1950s: The Golden Age of Television on March 2 and 3, 2007. Hopefully, some of you in the area will be able to catch the show and say HI to Karen. You can Click Here to go to the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra website for more information and to purchase tickets. There’s a promo picture of Karen in one of her sketch costumes on the program webpage that you can check out.
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(12/4/06) Directory Updates: All new contact information has been posted for Cliff Browne and Jack Voller.
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(11/18/06) Directory Updates: All new contact information has been posted for Robert Flippin who is now in Malaysia. An email address and phone contact information has been added for Tom Igler. A new email address has been posted for Thom Kiernan.
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(11/3/06) Terry VanDerheyden had an interesting bit of work come her way unexpectedly this summer. Through a friend-of-a-friend, she was “volunteered” to help out the NYPD with getting measured for their new bulletproof vests...all 20,600 of them (give or take a few)! Apparently, the NYPD had not purchased new vests for about 10-15 years. Terry reports that her two week experience was wonderful, and all the cops were very nice and grateful for the long hours spent by everyone helping out with the measuring project. (You weren’t thinking that Terry measured all 20,600 of them by herself, were you?) Check out Terry’s personal picture page for her souvenir shot of the experience provided by the NYPD highway patrol.
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(11/3/06) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for David Slagle. Terry VanDerheyden has a few new photos added to her personal picture page. Condolences go out to Macie Huwiler on the death of her mother, Janet (Jan), on October 27.
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(10/17/06) Well, with all of the early snow flying (especially for those poor souls in the Buffalo, NY area), our southern Florida classmates are looking to tempt us all with a sun-and-fun 2nd Annual NCHS Class of 1973 Winter Reunion On The Beach get-together. This year they’re planning to hold it in February when it is really cold up north and really brilliant, warm, and lovely along the southern Florida beaches. So book your flights now to avoid the crush and get some good prices! Click on over to the Get-Togethers page for more information.
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(10/14/06) With the holidays fast approaching, Robert Connery would like to make everyone aware that he creates and sells sets of notecards that are reproductions of many of his coastal-themed works of art. Currently, there are three notecard collections retailing at various shops. Each contains 8 notecards, 2 each of four different images, and sells for $20. For his classmates, he will also create customized notecard sets upon request (8 cards with your choice and mix of images from his artwork). Much of his art, created using a technique he calls “paintography”, is also available for sale in framed 16x20 format. For a look at his paintography art, visit his Flying Dog Studio website. For more detailed information on his notecard collections, check out his ad over on the Classifieds page.
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(10/14/06) Directory Updates: Karen Phelps Swecker has returned from Germany, and her new mailing address and phone have been posted. A new street address and email address have been posted for Peter Jacobson. Robert Connery has a new, recent photo added to his personal picture page. Condolences go out to Matt Forbes on the death of his father, William, on October 11.
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(10/4/06) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Laurie Stashenko Dundrea.
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(9/22/06) On a recent west coast trip, Ann Hubbard Rotatori and her husband stopped in Sisters, Oregon to spend the weekend at Anne Stroker Siele’s home. A brief write-up and some photos can be found over on the Get-Togethers page. These photos can also be found on their personal picture pages.
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(9/22/06) Directory Updates: Fellow classmate, David G. Bieling, has joined us, and his contact information has been added. New personal picture pages have been added for Ann Hubbard Rotatori and Sam Valentine. Sam’s senior picture has been posted. Condolences go out to Tigger Mann on the death of her mother, Lois, on August 27, and to Sherri Deblasi Simonelli on the death of her father, Pasquale "Pat", on September 6.
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(9/5/06) School is back in session, and Karen Murphy will be working as a volunteer at a local elementary school soon. She would love to share some of the teaching tools from her elementary school days with the kids, specifically a daily vocabulary workbook that was used in Harold Rice’s sixth grade class at South School. Karen is hoping that someone in our class might still have one of those workbooks around that she could borrow. Please contact her as soon as possible if you happen to have this vocabulary workbook or know of someone else who might be able to get a copy to Karen.

AND, Karen will be getting away from the kids for a weekend to appear with the Phoenix Symphony for performances of The 1950s: The Golden Age of Black & White Television program on September 29, 30, and October 1. Hopefully, some of you in the Phoenix area will be able to catch the show and say HI to Karen. You can Click Here to go to the Phoenix Symphony website for more information and to purchase tickets.
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(9/5/06) Bob Knight has formed a new band called Magnetos!, and they’ve put together a CD recently titled Menage A Faux Pas. You can get more information on the band, and see some recent photos of Bob, by going on over to their new website, www.magnetos.biz. The CD can be purchased at the Internet music site CDBaby for $12.97. You can also listen to all of the songs contained on the CD from its CDBaby page.

AND, while you’re there, consider picking up a copy of Karen Murphy’s CD, Torch Goddess, or one of Steve Gilligan’s City of Roses CDs at the same time.
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(9/5/06) OK...under the category of “tooting our own horn” here, the northern Delaware community is just gushing over the fact that Travel & Leisure named The Inn at Montchanin Village as the world’s best hotel for $250 or less in the magazine’s August 2006 issue. It’s an easy weekend drive destination off of I-95 to see many of the historic, art, and horticultural highlights of this area in all seasons, and the Inn has many nice seasonal packages available to choose from if some local sightseeing is part of your getaway plan. Hopefully, you’ll be able to touch base with a classmate here in the Delaware Valley area too if you come.

Is there something wonderful going on in your community/area that you would like your classmates to know about? If so, write in and let us know!
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(9/5/06) Directory Updates: A new address has been posted for Judy Johnston Smolek with a new telephone number to be added soon. Condolences go out to Judy on the death of her father, Milton (age 92), on August 30, and to Tim Kiley on the death of his mother, Patricia, on August 18.
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(8/12/06) Directory Updates: All new contact information has been posted for Andrea Kerr Hutter. A new picture has been posted for Bill Eckhardt and Priscilla Watson Eckhardt.
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(8/6/06) Condolences go out to Sally O'Neill McMahon on the death of her mother, Sara, on July 30.
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(7/19/06) Robert Connery is making his final 2006 appeal for your sponsorship support of his ride in the Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon being held on August 5 and 6. Click here for a new personal message from Robert and more information on this event and the charities it benefits.
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(7/15/06) The latest issue of the New Canaan Advertiser has an article on Steve Hoffmann’s stand against current health insurance regulations as they relate to patient health care. It contains information provided by Steve in a recent interview they conducted with him in addition to some summary information from the original article that appeared in The Boston Globe. Since this is a very hot topic that is likely to continue for some time, a separate page has been created to track Steve’s story in the media and provide some additional links to articles and information that Steve feels are relevant to the discussion on reforming the health care system. This new page can be accessed from Steve’s contact listing in the Directory.
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(7/15/06) Directory Updates: New email addresses have been posted for Jeff Ogden and John Osadnick. Condolences go out to Jaz Fabry on the death of his mother, Sally, on
July 5.
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(7/6/06) Steve Hoffmann recently wrote an editorial opinion (Op-Ed) piece as a follow-up to the news article that ran in The Boston Globe on June 11. In it, he elaborates on his concerns about the state of our insurance healthcare system and provides details on how it specifically impacts both physicians and patients alike. Steve hopes that this piece will facilitate discussion and get people thinking more about their health and how they can have an impact on solving the healthcare system problems. Click Here to access Steve's Op-Ed piece from the June 29 issue of The Boston Globe.
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(7/2/06) Directory Updates: Contact information has been added for Zoe (Venay) Felton.
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(6/22/06) As some of you may already be aware, last week The Boston Globe broke a story on one of our classmates, and a number of other newspapers around the country picked it up and printed it a few days later. Steve Hoffmann, who has a private medical practice in Framingham, Massachusetts, came forward and admitted to a number of situations where he found it necessary to break drug prescribing regulations in order to get around insurance company coverage limitations on medicine he had prescribed for his patients. Needless to say, this is a very bold move on Steve’s part in an effort to raise awareness about a healthcare system he feels places too much emphasis on cost cutting and not enough on patient welfare. Click Here to access The Boston Globe article for more information.

Steve would welcome getting your thoughts on the healthcare issues he addresses in the article. Given his new notoriety, we have removed his contact information from the directory for the time being. If you’d like to get in touch with Steve, go to his directory listing and click on his name. An email message window will come up. Just send as is (the subject is already filled in for you), or add a text message requesting his contact information if you wish, and Steve’s contact information will be sent to you so that you can communicate with him directly.
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(6/22/06) Directory Updates: Anne Marie Bell is no longer on the WANTED list. Condolences go out to Anne Marie Bell on the death of her sister, Christine, on June 4; to Gary O'Keeffe on the death of his mother, Beverly, on June 7; to De Lys Brown Harman on the death of her mother, De Lys, on June 10; and to Jacqueline Higbie on the death of her father, Herbert, on June 16.
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(6/10/06) Directory Updates: New email addresses have been posted for Wendy Seamans Bardet and Karen Speltz Abramson and a new mailing address has been posted for Sue Morrow Winstead. Contact information has been added for Claire Hilton Higgins.
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(6/6/06) Don’t forget that Robert Connery will again be participating in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) 2-day bike-a-thon event on August 5-6 and would love to have the help of his NCHS73 classmates to meet his goal of $6,000 in contributions. Click here for Robert’s personal message and more information on this event and the charities it benefits.
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(6/6/06) Directory Updates: Zoe (Venay) Felton is no longer on the WANTED list.
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(6/3/06) After many, many months of tireless work by Cathy Russell, the doors to the new Snapple Theater Center opened with great fanfare on Monday, May 22. The conversion of the building at 50th and Broadway from an educational facility to an entertainment complex serving the arts in New York City has certainly kept Cathy busy. Click Here for a Yahoo! article that has all the details on the grand opening.
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(6/3/06) The Baltimore Sun posted a great review of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra’s recent Pops performance program The 1950s: The Golden Age of Black and White which featured Karen Murphy. Click Here to read over the review. Hopefully, many of you were able to catch Karen in one of her many performances around the country during the past symphony “season”. Most symphonies begin their seasons in September, and it looks like those of you in the Phoenix area may be able to see Karen when the Phoenix Symphony presents the program September 29, 30 and October 1.
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(6/3/06) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Wendy Krivsky Hutchinson. Condolences go out to Alice McGinty Burke on the recent death of her mother, Katherine (Kay), on May 29.
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(5/12/06) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Karin Lewis Cook, and contact information has been added for fellow classmate, Thom Kiernan. Condolences go out to Robert Ponzini on the recent death of his father, Lino, on April 8.
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(5/3/06) We have had very favorable responses from many of you when news is posted about what a classmate is up to now or family pictures are added. A suggestion was put forth that we try to create a forum for more of that type of information to be submitted and made available to the class. So, we’re going to give that a shot in the form of a Profiles section in the monthly update email instead of having what might be private information placed here on the website where it would then become public information. Each month, we’ll include up to five (5) profiles at the end of the email message. If we receive more than five in any given month, they will be carried over to the following month’s email message.

Profiles can include any information you would like your classmates to know about you, such as: your family, what you did after leaving NCHS, what you are doing now, work/work experience, hobbies and expertises, NCHS teachers that influenced or made a lasting impression on you, etc. Profile information should be emailed to Lynn (via the Contact Us page) so that she can include them in the monthly update email. She’ll also keep an archive of them in case a classmate wants to re-read a profile from a monthly update email that they may have already deleted.
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(5/3/06) As many of you may already be aware, Coach Murphy passed away at the end of March. He inspired a great many students during his long career at NCHS and, surely, there are members of our class who would count themselves as part of that group. Dave Stewart wrote a wonderful article that was published a few weeks ago in the New Canaan Advertiser. You might want to take a moment to read it over as I am sure it will bring back fond memories of an exceptional teacher and friend to many. Click Here to access the Advertiser article. If you have trouble with the link, please let Lynn know, and she will send you a copy of the article via email.
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(5/3/06) Directory Updates: A new picture has been posted for Dave Goss.
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(4/22/06) Finally, most of the New Canaan Advertiser is available online for those of us living too far away to keep up on New Canaan news. Actually, all of the Hersam-Acorn published newspapers in the Fairfield County area can now be accessed online at www.acorn-online.com. There is a cost associated with accessing previous issue news, so you will have to be diligent about reading online regularly to keep it free. And though it has been available online for some time now, some of you may not have known that you can also read through the daily Stamford Advocate at www.stamfordadvocate.com.
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(4/22/06) Karen Murphy has another performance scheduled with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra next month. This one will be on Thursday, May 18, at the Symphony’s Strathmore location in North Bethesda, Maryland. That means those of you in the Washington, DC area will be able to catch The 1950s: The Golden Age of Black and White show you may have missed earlier in the year at the Kennedy Center. Click over to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra website for more information.
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(4/22/06) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Rick Burbank. Condolences go out to Carol Roorbach on the recent death of her mother, Reba, on April 16.
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(4/10/06) Condolences go out to Pat Sullivan on the recent death of his mother, Elizabeth (Mema), on April 7.
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(4/7/06) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Hank Huidekoper, and contact information has been added for Toni Phypers Howard.
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(4/3/06) Having had a great experience last year, Robert Connery will again be participating in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) 2-day bike-a-thon event on August 5-6 benefiting the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event is sponsored by the Boston Red Sox and Overstocks.com. He is gearing up early this year and would love to have the help of his NCHS73 classmates to meet his goal of $6,000 in contributions. Click here for a personal message from Robert and more information on this event and the charities it benefits.
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(4/3/06) Directory Updates: New pictures have been posted for Terry VanDerheyden and Tom Pfeffer.
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(3/17/06) Congratulations are in order for Jamie Kuhnheim Reid who was recently named as one of the 2005-2006 Golden Apple Teaching Award winners in Lee County, Florida. The Golden Apple is a community award honoring excellence in teaching. On March 1, members of the Golden Apple Selection Committee surprised Jamie in her classroom with the presentation of her award. Click here to view a couple of pages of pictures of Jamie in her classroom accepting the award and being interviewed by the media. You can visit the Lee School Foundation website for more information about this prestigious teaching award.

This is not Jamie’s only recent recognition for being an outstanding teacher. On November 18, 2005, she was one of only 7,289 teachers nationwide to earn the teaching profession’s highest credential of becoming National Board Certified. Obtaining this certification is a voluntary process that requires a teacher to go through a rigorous, performance-based assessment typically taking more than a year to complete and must include a demonstration of how the teacher’s activities, both inside and outside the classroom, improve student achievement. Jamie’s certification is in the category of Generalist/Middle Childhood (student ages 7-12).
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(3/17/06) Accomplished musicians and vocalists...we’ve got ’em here folks! Gordon Rustvold specializes on bass and, as part of the group Sligo Blues (an Irish Pub and Concert Trio), is incredibly busy this St. Patrick’s Day weekend. That’s not his only gig though...check out Gordon’s website at www.gordonrustvold.com for more information and music. Bobby Knight is busy writing songs to record and perform as lead vocalist/guitar with the band Axis 423. You can get more information about the group and listen to some of Bobby’s original music on the Axis 423 website, www.myspace.com/axis423.
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(3/17/06) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Gordon Rustvold, and a new postal address and email address has been posted for Bobby Knight.
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(3/3/06) The New York City Opera's production of the musical The Most Happy Fella begins its (14 performance) limited engagement run tomorrow, March 4, at Lincoln Center with Karen Murphy in the role of Marie and starring Paul Sorvino. More information about the production and tickets can be found on the New York City Opera website. Be sure to let Karen know if you’ll be attending any of the performances as she’d love to say HI after the show.

AND, Karen will be doing some traveling again after The Most Happy Fella finishes its run at Lincoln Center. Her first stop will be Pittsburgh where she will be performing with the Pittsburgh Pops in the program The 1950s: The Golden Age of Television from March 30 through April 2. Click over to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra website for information on the program and links to purchase tickets. Then in May, you can catch her down in Baltimore with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performing in The 1950s: The Golden Age of Black and White on May 19, 20, and 21 (that’s Preakness weekend). Click over to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra website for more information.
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(3/3/06) Cathy Russell has just about completed the construction process at the new Snapple Theater Center. The renovation of the building, once an educational facility, into a new two-theater off-Broadway complex at 50th and Broadway has been Cathy’s project for over a year now in addition to her already busy acting and teaching schedule. She relocated the Duffy Theater and her play, Perfect Crime, to the second floor theater there last year while the remaining construction was being completed on the lower level. The Snapple Theater Center expects to have its big sign-launch party sometime around March 20. They are hoping for national coverage of the event so keep tuned to your cable and news stations.
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(3/3/06) It turned out to be a lovely, sunny day in Orlando where a number of classmates got together for lunch on February 18. Jamie Kuhnheim Reid, Terry VanDerheyden, Wendy Russell Peroni, and Lynn Winstanley Ryan spent many hours of fun and sun at Downtown Disney. A brief write-up and photo can be found over on the Get-Togethers page.
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(3/3/06) NEW CLASSIFIED LISTINGS - MaryAnn Ruggiero Gabriel is hoping that a classmate can assistance her in finding a nice family living arrangement for her daughter, Sarah, this summer on Cape Cod where she expects to be employed. De Lys Brown Harman is seeking some networking opportunities to find a new employment situation in the Stamford/southern Fairfield County area. Please click on over to the Classifieds page for more specifics to see if you can possibly help either of them out in any way.
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(3/3/06) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Keith Herreman. Condolences go out to Sue Delage Reardon on the recent death of her mother, Jennifer, on February 25.
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(2/11/06) Wendy Krivsky Hutchinson is the proud sister of the new General Manager for the Cincinnati Reds. Her brother, Wayne (Class of 72), was named General Manager last Wednesday, 2/8, after working for almost 30 years in major league baseball with the Texas Rangers and Minnesota Twins. He went right to work and heads south to Florida next week to prepare for the team’s spring training season. You can get more information from the press conference on the Reds’ website. If you'd like to get in touch with Wayne to extend your congratulations, just give Wendy a call (she’s unable to receive email at this time), and she’ll be happy to provide contact information.
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(2/11/06) Directory Updates: a new postal address and email address has been posted for De Lys Brown Harman. A new email address has been posted for Laurie Spanik Pearl. Condolences go out to Judy Johnston Smolek on the recent death (2/8/06) of her mother, Marjorie.
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(1/27/06) Condolences go out to Christie McCoy Steele on the recent death (Jan. 2006) of her father, Don.
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(1/20/06) Directory Updates: A new email address has been posted for Liz Alleman Peterson.
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(1/4/06) With a number of classmates coming back to New Canaan for holiday celebrations with family, an invitation went out to gather for drinks at Gates the day after Christmas. Though many ultimately found it impossible to join the group, it was fun to be able to spend a few hours catching up and reminiscing with those who were able to stop by. A brief write-up and photo can be found over on the Get-Togethers page.
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(1/4/06) Ward Chapdelaine, Wendy Russell Peroni, and Bill Swartzman held the first of what they hope will be many December Reunion on the Beach get-togethers last month. Click on over to the Get-Togethers page for the write-up, photos, and more.
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(1/4/06) Karen Murphy has been cast as Marie in the New York City Opera's upcoming production of the musical The Most Happy Fella which will run for 14 performances beginning March 4 through March 25 at Lincoln Center and stars Paul Sorvino. More information about the production and tickets (which have just gone on sale) can be found on the New York City Opera website.

AND, don’t forget about her 3 performances of The Fifties: The Golden Age of Black and White at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC tomorrow through Saturday (January 5, 6, and 7) with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops. Click over to the Kennedy Center website for information on the program and links to purchase tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Instant-Charge at 1-800-444-1324 or in person at the box office.
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(1/4/06) Regretably, an electronic invitation (e-vite) to Jaz Fabry’s New Years Eve event and party didn’t arrive in time to post prior to holiday vacations starting, but you can Click here to view it. The discount sale of his paintings continues, and he has recently added pricing (by painting size) online at his website JazFabry.com. You can find pictures of some of his newest paintings there, as well as pics from some of his recent exhibitions and events.

The EVite site that Jaz used to distribute his invitation provides an interesting service that some of you may like to take advantage of in the future when hosting business or personal events. Check it out by using the link above for Jaz’s e-vite!
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(1/4/06) Directory Updates: New pictures have been added to Bill Swartzman’s picture page.
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(12/16/05) Directory Updates: a new email address has been posted for Audrey Paglialunga.
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(12/10/05) Directory Updates: contact information has been added for Pat Steele Lasky. A new email address has been posted for Frank Panella, and new cellphone information has been posted for Mary Spencer Smaw. New picture pages have been added for Steve Flachsbart and Paul Zec. A new picture has been added to Ward Chapdelaine’s picture page.
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(12/2/05) Jim "Jaz" Fabry invites everyone to his various open studio and gallery exhibitions this holiday season and to take advantage of an incredible discount that he is offering on the purchase of his paintings through January 15, 2006. Here is an e-Invitation for this weekend's SOFA (South of Fruitvale Artists) Open Studios event.

The invitation also has the announcement of the discount he is offering on his paintings (70%), links to his website, JazFabry.com (where you can view his paintings), as well as various exhibition websites. There is an excellent article on Jaz, his life and work, that appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle recently that you’re sure to find of interest.

Even if you can’t find the time to head to the Bay Area, do take a moment to look at Jaz’s website. You might just find that perfect holiday gift you’ve been looking for!
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(12/2/05) Mary Ann West was one of the many incredibly dedicated volunteers who traveled to the Gulf Coast as part of the Red Cross’ Hurricane Katrina relief effort. She and a few other volunteers were recently singled out and featured in Mid-Fairfield County Chapter Red Cross advertisements heralding the giving of their time and contributions. Mary Ann worked as a shelter manager and unexpectedly ended up becoming an evacuee herself when Hurricane Rita came through not too long after Katrina. Click on over to the Red Cross ad to see a picture of Mary Ann and read the tribute to her and the others who gave so selflessly to the relief effort.
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(12/2/05) Karen Murphy will be starting the new year with 3 performances of The Fifties: The Golden Age of Black and White at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on January 5, 6, and 7 with the National Symphony Orchestra Pops. Click over to the Kennedy Center website for information on the program and links to purchase tickets online. Tickets can also be purchased by calling Instant-Charge at 1-800-444-1324 or in person at the box office.
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(12/2/05) Condolences go out to Mary Ann West on the recent death (11/14) of her sister, Emily, who was NCHS Class of 1977, and to Barbara Stockmar Ramistella on the recent death (11/17) of her father, John. (11/26/05) Directory Updates: a new mailing address has been posted for Brian Blair, and a new phone number has been added for Scott Sageman.
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(11/19/05) If you’re in the Boston area, chances are that you will cross paths with Stephen Gilligan playing bass guitar and singing with any one of the many musical groups/bands of which he is a member. From his fame as a founding member of The Stompers to his current groups City of Roses and Fox Pass, Steve has kept very active in the Boston music scene. For more information, including upcoming performances, click on the group name to go to their website.

AND, one of Steve’s hobbies happens to be antique toy trains which he shares with the kids and the rest of the world through The North American Hornby Society website which he created and administers. The website covers just about everything and anything you would want to know about Hornby trains. So if you and/or your kids are into model trains, check out the website and contact Steve.
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(11/19/05) Directory Updates: a new email address, mailing address, and phone number has been posted for Lisa Ryan Feldman. New pictures have been added for Stephen Gilligan, Tom Pfeffer, Anne Stroker Seile, and Rob Wilson.
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(11/12/05) Directory Updates: a new email address has been posted for Michelle Foss Buscher. David Mead is no longer on the WANTED list. New pictures have been added for Rick Burbank, Allison Lange Wray, and Leslie Lange Matthews. Senior pictures have been added for Joe Ashenbrucker and Sue Morrow Winstead.
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(11/2/05) MaryAnn Ruggiero Gabriel, Audrey Paglialunga, Sue Saline Durtsche, and Lisa Gellatly Terfehr had a fabulous lunch get-together in Minneapolis last month. Click on over to the Get-Togethers page for the write-up and photo.
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(11/2/05) Scott Davis played a dream round of golf in September. It wasn’t so much his score (no disclosure given) but his soon-to-be LPGA Hall of Fame playing partner who made it a memorable day! Lucky man. Check out the photo on Scott’s photo page.
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(11/2/05) In connection with the Florida get-together planned for Saturday, February 18 in Orlando, a number of attendees have decided to see the 6pm performance of Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba that evening. If you are contemplating coming to the get-together and would like to join the group at the performance, please contact Lynn to arrange for tickets. More information can be found over on the Get-Togethers page.
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(11/2/05) Another enhancement has been made to the class lists in the Directory section. A camera icon () appearing at the end of a classmate name indicates that a personal picture page exists for that individual. Just click on the camera icon to access the classmate's pictures. These pages will include a classmate's senior yearbook photo if they have asked to have it appear.

Additional pictures will be added as they are received and/or approvals to post are obtained. Notice of new personal picture postings will be given as part of a Directory Updates item. Any personal pictures that you would like to have posted to your picture page should be sent/emailed to Lynn.
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(10/22/05) The class lists in the Directory section have been enhanced so that you can visually identify classmates who have indicated that they do not desire a listing at this time. Names appearing in this color red have no current contact information available. Hopefully, this will save some keystrokes as you move around through the directory.
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(10/22/05) Directory Updates: a new email address and a fax number has been posted for Ward Chapdelaine. Ward has formed a new company, United Yacht Sales, in Ft. Lauderdale and hopes that anyone in need of a new yacht will give him a call.
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(10/14/05) Nancy Coutts Ryan and her husband, Alan, have recently started showing their young stallion, LechsCaliber, at the national level with great results. Click here to view the press release announcing LechsCaliber’s recent accomplishments. You can visit the Ryan Arabians website to learn more about Nancy and Alan’s operation and their fabulous Arabian stallion, *Lech PASB.
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(10/14/05) Directory Updates: a new email address has been posted for Diane Brault Beck, and contact information has been added for Sue Wernersbach.
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(10/08/05) Congratulations to Cathy Russell! Her play, Perfect Crime, is back up and running again at the new Duffy Theater in the Snapple Theater Center (50th and Broadway), and it has just become the second longest running show ever in NYC with a total of 7,500 performances. Now that’s a successful play! Cathy offers discount show tickets to her NCHS73 classmates, so click on over to the Classifieds page for more information.
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(10/08/05) Robert Connery has sent in a picture from his participation in the PMC bike-a-thon back in August along with a note to his classmates. Click here to read about Robert's experience. In addition, he still has a ways to go to reach his contribution goal, and the deadline is Monday, October 17. Please consider contributing whatever you can to this worthy charitable cause.
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(10/8/05) Directory Updates: a new email address has been posted for Janice Giampa and Paul Mills. Condolences go out to Pat Henry on the recent death of her brother, Richard, who was NCHS Class of 1971.
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(9/30/05) Directory Updates: her email address has been deleted, but address and cellphone information has been added for Sue Russel Neagle, and a new address has been posted for Scott Sageman.
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(9/23/05) Ward Chapdelaine has changed his fall schedule and will no longer be working at the Norwalk and Annapolis boat shows that appeared on his itinerary posted here back in August.
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(9/23/05) Unfortunately, if you didn't get a chance to see Karen Murphy perform in All Shook Up on Broadway, your opportunity has past. The announcement has gone out that the show is closing, and the final performance is scheduled for Sunday, September 25.
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(9/23/05) Directory Updates: a new email address and phone number has now been added to the listing for Jeanne Hodges Grandmont.
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(9/9/05) Directory Updates: Mary Jane O’Donnell and Pat Steele are no longer on the WANTED list.
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(9/5/05) Come have lunch and spend an afternoon with us in Orlando, Florida on Saturday, February 18! A new informal get-together announcement has been posted over on the Get-Togethers page. This is the promised advance notice, so we hope that all of you looking for that always much needed winter escape will have enough time to get plans made to join us. Check it out and mark your calendar.
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(9/5/05) All Shook Up News: Karen Murphy is scheduled to step into the principal role of Mayor Matilda Hyde for the October 4-12 and October 16 performances. If you have been trying to find a good time to head to Broadway to see the show, this would certainly be the time to do so since it’s possible the musical will be closing in the near future, and you don’t want to miss out on seeing Karen!

AND, Karen will be away from the show for performances with major orchestras in Canada and Nashville, TN at various times during the month of October. You can catch her in Ottawa with the National Arts Centre Orchestra CJOH Pops on October 13, 14 and 15, then in Toronto with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra Pops on October 25 and 26, and finally in Nashville with The Nashville Symphony on October 28 and 29.
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(9/5/05) Directory Updates: a change of address has been posted for Jeanne Hodges Grandmont and a new email address has been posted for Linda Cochran Sykes. Condolences go out to Chuck Cunningham on the death of his father, Charles, at the end of last month.
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(8/22/05) Directory Updates: It is with great sadness that we inform you of the passing of our classmate, Frederick L. O'Neill. He died of cancer on August 6, 2005. A link to his obituary can be accessed from the In Memoriam page.
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(8/13/05) Ward Chapdelaine will be making a swing around the northeast this fall as a representative of West-Bay SonShip Yacht Sales at a number of the premier boat/yacht shows. He would welcome having classmates stop by these venues to talk over what's new in the world of watercraft and catch up on what folks are doing these days. He’ll be located on the 50-foot West-Bay SonShip motor yacht, so stop by and say hello if you get a chance. If you’d like, contact Ward to let him know you’ll be stopping by. Click here to view Ward’s show itinerary.
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(8/13/05) Jeff Stevens and Mark Baker met up for a lunch get-together in Denver recently. Click on over to the Get-Togethers page for the write-up and photo.
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(8/5/05) The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Connecticut has asked Anne Franco McAndrew to chair a fundraising event for the entire northwestern section of the state. She will be hosting a luncheon on Wednesday, September 14 at the Troutbeck Inn (fantastic setting) over in Amenia, NY. An anonymous benefactor of the MS Society has offered to donate $5,000 if the charity can raise that same amount in contributions prior to the luncheon, so Anne is asking her classmates for help to attain that goal. Click here for more information from Anne on making a contribution and/or participating in the prize raffle she has organized to coincide with the luncheon. There’s some great stuff to be won so do check it out.

AND, since this is going to be such a great event, Anne suggested taking the opportunity to make it a NCHS73 get-together! So head on over to the Get-Togethers page for more information and maps to the Troutbeck Inn.
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(8/5/05) Directory Updates: a change of address has been posted for Karen Phelps Swecker, and a correction has been made to Lisa Gellatly Terfehr’s recently changed telephone number.
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(8/2/05) A couple more pictures from the New York City get-together and lunch have been added. Never been backstage at a Broadway theater? Check out the picture of Karen Murphy touring the group through the wig/prop/sewing room. Lots of items to keep organized and ready at a moment’s notice!
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(7/29/05) Directory Updates: a change of address and telephone number has been posted for Mary Ann West.
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(7/8/05) Directory Updates: a change of address and telephone number has been posted for Lisa Gellatly Terfehr.
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(7/5/05) Robert Connery will be participating in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge (PMC) 2-day bike-a-thon event on August 6-7 benefiting the Jimmy Fund and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event is sponsored by the Boston Red Sox. He would love to have the help of his NCHS73 classmates to meet his goal of $6,000 in contributions. Click here for a personal message from Robert and more information on this event and the charities it benefits.
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(7/1/05) Directory Updates: a change of address has been posted for Paul Zec.
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(6/24/05) Maine Summer Vacation Rental Property. Wendy Russell Peroni would like to make everyone aware that her cousin’s cottage on Russell Cove in Trenton, Maine is available for vacation rentals during July and August. Wendy often visited there growing up and remembers it as a beautiful and tranquil setting. Interested? More information and photos can be found over on the Classifieds page.
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(6/18/05) A good time was had by all this past week in New York City! Stop on over to the Get-Togethers page for a couple of brief write-ups and some initial pictures from the Saturday festivities as well as the Wednesday group lunch.
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(6/18/05) If you just happen to be in the Cincinnati or Indianapolis area next month, be sure to try to catch Karen Murphy’s performances with the Cincinnati Pops on July 1 and 2, and the Indianapolis Pops on July 22 and 23.
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(6/18/05) Directory Updates: a change of address has been posted for Jamie Kuhnheim Reid. Condolences go out to Diane Hartley Campbell on the death of her father, George, earlier this month.
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(6/6/05) The New York City get-together is scheduled for this coming weekend, and Cathy Russell is looking forward to hosting classmates at her newly renovated theatre complex for a little mix-and-mingle beginning around 5:00pm followed by dinner at a nearby restaurant. Though the RSVP deadline of 5/31 has past, please let us know if your evening is now free and you will be able to join us for a relaxing evening in the city. See the Get-Togethers page for location information and schedule.

New Midweek New York City Lunch Planned. There have also been plans “hatched” for a group lunch to be held in Manhattan on Wednesday, June 15, for classmates living in the area/working in the city. More information is posted on the Get-Togethers page. Restaurant referrals are appreciated.
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(5/13/05) We have been able to obtain lower priced orchestra and front mezzanine tickets for our NYC Get-Together theatre show, All Shook Up. Click on over to the Get-Togethers page for more updated information and a list of those currently confirmed to be attending.
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(5/13/05) Directory Updates: a change of email address has been posted for Janice Giampa.
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(5/6/05) Come spend an afternoon and evening with us in New York City! A new informal get-together announcement has been posted over on the Get-Togethers page. We’ve planned a theatre/dinner event. Check it out and mark your calendar.
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(5/6/05) Directory Updates: a change of email address has been posted for Bill McCormick. Contact information has been added for Sherry Arendt Heit.
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(4/22/05) Our first informal get-together in Boston has been cancelled. It seems to have been a really bad date for everyone. Check the Get-Togethers page for information. Anyone in the area who is free on Friday evening is still encouraged to gather in Marlborough at the Borders Books Cafe to listen to Steve Gilligan and City of Roses.
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(4/22/05) We are always sad to announce the passing of a member of a classmate’s family, and it has become increasingly difficult to get the word out to everyone in a timely manner using the monthly update email messages. Therefore, a new link has been added over on the In Memoriam page in the upper right position under the mug image. The link will take you to a separate page with classmate family condolence information. Notification that new information has been added to the Condolences page will appear as part of a Directory Updates paragraph on this (What’s New) page.
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(4/22/05) Directory Updates: a change of email address has been posted for Bill Gillerlain. Melissa Bush and Arthur Johnston are no longer on the WANTED list. Contact information has been added for Melissa Bush Gardner.
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(4/15/05) Directory Updates: Gail Holloway is no longer on the WANTED list. Contact information has been added for Gail Holloway Shiel, Denise Jaquess Green, and Mary Spencer Smaw.
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(4/8/05) Directory Updates: Don Kyle has a new cellphone number posted (not necessarily new for Don, but an update to the one previously shown in the directory), and the email address for Audrey Paglialunga has been changed. Anne Marie Stroker and Denise Annette Jaquess are no longer on the WANTED list. Contact information has been added for Anne Stroker Seile. Fellow classmate, Marilyn Bobbin, has joined us, and her contact information has been added.
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(3/25/05) Directory Updates: A correction has been posted for Judy Johnston Smolek's email address. Susan Polansky is no longer on the WANTED list. Fellow classmate, Thomas Pfeffer, has joined us, and his contact information has been added.
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(3/18/05) Meet us in Boston! The first informal get-together announcement has been posted over on the new Get-Togethers page. Check it out and mark your calendar.
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(3/18/05) Next Thursday, March 24, is the official Broadway opening of All Shook Up at the Palace Theatre. More information can be found on the Classifieds page. Get yourself some tickets and head to New York City to see Karen Murphy in this new musical. It’s suppose to be a great Spring for Broadway! Stay tuned for a possible June NYC get-together announcement.
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(3/18/05) Best wishes to Ward Chapdelaine who has announced his engagement to Maria Victoria. They plan to hold a private wedding ceremony on the beach in the British Virgin Islands this May. Click here to view a picture of the happy couple.
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(3/18/05) Directory Updates: Mary Spencer and Peter Way are no longer on the WANTED list. Contact information has been added for Scott Barnum, Fred O'Neill, and Peter Way.
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(3/11/05) Directory Updates: a change of email address has been posted for Nancy Coutts Ryan and Sue Galione Saksa. Contact information has been added for Pat Dilworth Card, Allison Lange Wray, Leslie Lange Matthews, Deb Mulford Biondolillo, David Sanger, and Rob Whitlow. Katherine Bantz is no longer on the WANTED list.
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(3/4/05) Nancy Coutts Ryan, Wendy Russell Peroni, Terry VanDerheyden, and Lynn Winstanley Ryan got together in Florida two weeks ago for lunch and some reminiscing. Check out the photo on the new Get-Togethers page. This page has been created to notify everyone of plans for informal gatherings and post reports and pictures on any that occur. Any information and/or pictures for posting should be sent to Lynn.
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(3/4/05) Directory Updates: a change of email address has been posted for Kathy Knoble. De Lys Brown Harman also has a change of email address and has requested that it be shown as PRIVATE. A new cellphone number has been posted for Dave Goss, and Patricia Dilworth is no longer on the WANTED list. Contact information has been added for Laura Mahler Marker.
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(3/4/05) Information from this page (What's New) that is three months past the original posting date has started being moved over to the News Archives page.
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(2/14/05) Directory Updates: a change of email address has been posted for Wendy Russell Peroni, and contact information has been added for Robin Fenner Corwith and Peter Keating.
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(2/11/05) Directory Updates: additional contact information has been added for Harry Skeele.
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(2/4/05) Karen Murphy is back home after the new Broadway show, All Shook Up, finished its pre-Broadway run in Chicago. Now it’s on to Broadway with previews starting February 20 at the Palace Theatre and an official opening date of March 24. Pop over to the Classifieds page for links to reviews and an online ticket purchasing site (fyi only...this is not a recommendation) for performance times and ticket prices.

And talk about a busy schedule...if you happen to be in the Detroit, Michigan area between April 6 and April 10, you can catch Karen performing with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra for their Pops series "The 1950s: The Golden Era". Great tunes, and Karen has a number of solos.
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(2/4/05) Directory Updates: a change of email address has been posted for Mark Baker, and the following classmates are no longer on the WANTED list: Eric Kratz, Allison Lange, Leslie Lange, Laurie Mahler, Bev Ratti, Nora Smith, Tom Walter, and Lisa Wilson. Contact information has been added for Karen Keegan, Nora Smith, and Tom Walter.
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(1/28/05) Nancy Coutts Ryan and her husband, Alan, own and operate Ryan Arabians in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Their fabulous stallion, *Lech PASB, has been honored as the horse whose image will represent the Arabian Horse Association of America in its new international campaign promoting the Arabian horse. *Lech’s image was also used last February to promote the 49th Scottsdale Arabian Show which is the largest Arabian event in the world.

Click here to view the Arabian Horse Association of America’s press release announcing the use of *Lech’s image and the amazing story of how Nancy and Alan saved the horse from many years of neglect and restored his registration. Visit the Ryan Arabians website to see and learn more about *Lech and Nancy and Alan’s operation.
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(1/28/05) Directory Updates: The following classmates are no longer on the WANTED list: Sharon Arendt, Peter Bowers, Naomi Clarke, Karen Keegan, Janet Lycan, Thomas Madden, Clyde Metzger, Deborah Mulford, Samuel Thorne, and Robbie Wilson. Contact information has been added for Thomas Madden and Robbie Wilson. Fellow classmate, Janice M. Giampa, has joined us, and her contact information has been added.
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(1/21/05) As many of you know, Anne Franco McAndrews has multiple sclerosis. This year’s reunion committee donated all funds left over after expenses to MS on Anne’s behalf. Anne has sent in a note of thanks that includes a wonderful picture of her sons and nephews participating in a bike tour event to help raise money for MS research.
Click here to view Anne’s note to her classmates.
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(1/21/05) It may not look like it as some of you gaze out the window, but Spring is on the way. That means the gardeners among us are thinking about plants. Of course, Andrea Sessions is always thinking about plants because she and her husband, Marty, own and operate a native plant nursery in Tennessee. Lucky for us, we can visit the nursery online at www.sunlightgardens.com to fill a virtual shopping cart with great shrubs and perennials to have shipped right to our doorsteps! Read about Andrea and her nursery operation in her 'ad' over on the Classifieds page under Offered.
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(1/21/05) Directory Updates: a change of email address has been posted for Pat Sullivan. Mary Ann West is no longer on the WANTED list, and her contact information has been added.
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(1/7/05) Directory Updates: additional contact information has been added for Kali Yoder Reynolds, and William Jeffrey Stevens (Jeff) is no longer on the WANTED list.
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(1/3/05) MORE PHOTOS ARE UP ON THE REUNION PAGE. Thanks to Kathy Pugliese Saulitis and Bill McCormick for sending in their pics!

There’s a new format for viewing the pictures too! Now you can keep going through them without having to close the window to go to the next photo. If you like, you can start at the beginning and keep clicking 'Next' to go through the entire batch (110+ pics now) like a slideshow! Other enhancements include the names of those appearing in the photo as you pass the mouse pointer over the thumbnail pic.
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(1/3/05) Many of you will remember the Head of the English Department at NCHS, Warren Allen Smith. Well, Warren is the webmaster of a website for NCHS alumni and teachers spanning the years he taught at NCHS (1954-1986) as well as some postings from alumni who graduated in earlier and later classes. The site also includes the names of New Canaan School District teachers who have passed on. Check out wasm.us/alum.htm if you get a chance. There will be a permanent reference to this link placed over on the Classifieds page under Notices.
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(1/3/05) Directory Updates: a change of email address has been posted for Bill Ensslen and Wendy Krivsky Hutchinson, and an email address has been added for Sam Valentine.
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(12/14/04) Directory Updates: contact information is now available for classmate Lisa Harvey Tobler and fellow classmate Mary Newberry Lamb.
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(12/14/04) Karen Murphy will be opening on Broadway in a few months! It’s a new show called All Shook Up. You Elvis fans should certainly take note and make plans to catch it. It begins a pre-Broadway run in Chicago soon. Karen is understudying the lead female role, but will be on stage regularly in a number of scenes throughout the show. She’s happy to give backstage tours before a show if you let her know that you’ll be coming. Get all the information by checking out the show’s website, www.allshookup.com. We’ve also placed information over on the Classifieds page.
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(12/14/04) You may have been out of the 'Class of 73 Loop' until now and unaware that Cathy Russell has been starring on Broadway for the past 17 years in Perfect Crime! Head over to the show’s website, www.perfect-crime.com, for more about the play and Cathy. She’s offering a 25% discount on tickets to all class members. Contact her at the theater’s box office, 212-695-3401. This information is also on the Classifieds page.
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(12/1/04) Karen Murphy has a new CD of classic tunes for sale just in time for the holidays. Check it out in the Classifieds.
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(12/1/04) We’re still taking reunion photos from the July (31st) class reunion to place on the website, so please be sure to send them in to Suzy. Don’t be shy!
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(12/1/04) Please take a moment to look over the list of classmates we are still trying to locate just in case you, your siblings, or parents happen to hear something or are in contact with these individuals or their families over the holidays. Until further notice, they’re WANTED!

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