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Darien HS Readies for Opening Kick-Off
 
Sat, Sep 10 -  St. Joseph at St. Joseph High School at :30 p.m.

Sat, Sep 17 -  Stamford  at DHS Stadium Field at 1:30 p.m.

Sat, Sep 24  - Greenwich at DHS Stadium Field at 1:30 p.m.

Sat, Oct 1 -    Norwich Free at DHS Stadium Field at 2:00 p.m.

Sat, Oct 15 -  Brien McMahon at DHS Stadium Field at 1:30 p.m.

Fri, Oct 21 -  Danbury at Danbury High School at 7:00 p.m.

Sat, Oct 29 -  Wilton at DHS Stadium Field at 1:30 p.m.

Fri, Nov 4 -  Fairfield Warde at Davis Field at 7:00 p.m.

Fri., Nov 11 - Darien at Staples Stadium at 7:00 p.m.

Thu, Nov 24 - New Canaan at Dunning Stadium at 10:30 a.m.

 
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Next stop, Darien!
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From Facebook ‘You Know You are from Darien CT’

Classmate Eric Sibelius wrote:

I did a little research on Hindley School which I attended for 7 years and found this interesting item on Wikipedia: "Hindley stands on historic ground. Nearby, at the corner of Noroton Avenue and the Boston Post Road, a skirmish during the American Revolution between local patriots and raiding Tories based on Long Island resulted in the deaths of several patriots, who were ambushed at the stone walls which still exist at the corner."

I remember playing on those walls, even building forts on them. I didn't realize the wall were 200 years old!

 
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Meri Hock-Bjork Garden
Classmates In The News
Mike 'Lopey' Lopriore
from the Hidden Hills CC


 
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Hey Mike, all bets are now off at the 50th!
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To Dick and Deana Costello on their 40th Anniversary!
My, how times have changed...
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Thanks to Lauren Fair
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Darien Library Recommended Reading List:

Luckiest Girl Alive - Jessica Knoll - “Luckiest Girl Alive is Gone Girl meets Cosmo meets Sex and the City. Knoll hits it out of the park.”
 
When Breath Becomes Air - P. Kalanithi -
A powerful look at a stage IV lung cancer diagnosis through the eyes of a neurosurgeon. When Paul Kalanithi is given his diagnosis he is forced to see this disease, and the process of being sick, as a patient rather than a doctor--the result of his experience is not just a look at what living is and how it works from a scientific perspective, but the ins and outs of what makes life matter.
 


Lab Girl - Hope Jahren - An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world.
Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she’s studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more.
 

 
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Weed Beach has a new look
 
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A Paddle Tennis complex
and 6 resurfaced Tennis Courts
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A New Playground
 
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But it's still The Place where the COOL KIDS hang-out!
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Woodstock

Newly Released Photos
Joe Cocker (t) and the great Bill Graham
Joe Cocker (t) and the great Bill Graham
32 Acts Costing a total of $140,700.

Cost for Max Yasgur's Hay Field - $75,000.

3 Days of Peace and Love:
Priceless

 
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Arlo Guthrie: "The New York Thruway's closed, man!

Truth- NY never closed it
Eric Joosten Lays Out His Garden
 
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Christie Rogers takes off on The Camino de Santiago
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The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain where legend has it that the remains of Jesus’s apostle Saint James the Elder lie.

When the Apostles divided the known world into missionary zones, the Iberian Peninsula fell to James. Seventh and eighth century documents suggest that he spent a number of years preaching there before returning to Jerusalem, where in the year 44 AD he was beheaded. After his martyrdom, popular belief relates that his followers carried his body to the coast and put it into a stone boat, which was guided by angels and carried by the wind beyond the Pillars of Hercules (the Strait of Gibraltar) to land in northern Spain. The local Queen, Lupa, provided the team of oxen used to draw the body from Padrón to the site of a marble tomb which she had also provided. Saint James was believed to have been buried there with two of his disciples. And there the body lay, forgotten until the 9th century.

Yearly, hundreds of thousands of people walk the Camino de Santiago.

 
 

 
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Catching Up - Anne Cady

Vermont has been Anne Cady’s home for most of her adult life. She is a graduate of Middlebury College, the mother of four children and the proud grandmother of five. Her home is located on a small horse farm in New Haven, Vermont where she lives with her husband and youngest son, Rider, two labs, and five horses. 
 
Anne Cady's distinctive oil paintings are inspired by the Vermont countryside that surrounds her.  Her paintings are playful and bold, full of vibrant color and spirit. They are held in collections throughout the U.S., Canada, New Zealand and Europe. Before embracing a career as a full time painter, Anne was an art educator who founded and directed "The Children's Art School" for many years.


 
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Pete White
Thanks for the Update!

 
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Classmates Meet at Vail

DHS Classmates Vandy Van Wagener, Keith Clark, Walt Tuthill and friends gather at the Vail home of Walt's brother Bill for some winter relaxation.

 
Classmates on Facebook
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Deb Ridabock
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Sue Dickman Klein
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Sally Armus Shutts
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Joanne Schoepf Reisser

Thanks for the Update!
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Rick Poccia and Granddaughter Julia

 
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The A B Cs (and D) of Medicare

When - Enroll as early as 3 months before 65th Birthday

How to sign-up:

Automatic enrolled in Medicare A and B for anyone receiving social security benefits before their 65th birthday.

Otherwise:

Online: Select “Apply for Medicare Only” at www.socialsecurity.gov/medicare/apply.html;

Complete the application, which normally takes 10 to 30 minutes; and

Select “Submit Now” to send your application electronically to Social Security.

or

Visit your local Social Security Office or

Call Social Security at 1-800-772-1213

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Original Medicare (Part A and B)

Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance).  This plan is free

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). Expected cost is $104.90/month (higher with higher income). Premiums are either deducted from social security payments or from bank accounts.
People with current health coverage through employers should contact their HR regarding their Part B coverage.
Original Medicare Part B has a small deductible ($147 for 2015) and typically a 20% co-pay.

Medicare Supplement Insurance policies, sold by private companies, can help pay some of the health care costs that Original Medicare doesn’t cover- like copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. Medicare Supplement Insurance policies are also called Medigap policies.
Every Medigap policy must follow federal and state laws must clearly be identified as “Medicare Supplement Insurance.” Insurance companies can sell you only a “standardized” policy identified in most states by letters A through D, F through G, and K through N. All policies offer the same basic benefits, but some offer additional benefits so you can choose which one meets your needs. Different insurance companies may charge different premiums for the same exact policy.

AARP says the 2 most popular Medigap plans are F and N. It has also been said the best deal may be the Medigap F plan with a deductible, resulting in smaller premium payments.

The best time to buy a Medigap policy is during your Medigap Open Enrollment Period. This 6-month period begins on the first day of the month in which you’re 65 or older and enrolled in Part B.

 
Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage)
A Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO) is another way to get your Medicare coverage. If you join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you still have Medicare. You’ll get your Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) coverage from the Medicare Advantage Plan, not Original Medicare. Medicare Advantage Plans, sometimes called “Part C” or “MA Plans,” are offered by private companies that Medicare approves.
Medicare Advantage Plans cover all Medicare services
In all types of Medicare Advantage Plans, you’re always covered for emergency and urgent care. Medicare Advantage Plans must cover all of the services that Original Medicare covers except hospice care and some care in qualifying clinical research studies. Original Medicare covers hospice care and some costs for clinical research studies, even if you’re in a Medicare Advantage Plan.
Medicare Advantage Plans may offer extra coverage, like vision, hearing, dental, and other health and wellness programs. Most include Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D). In addition to your Part B premium, you might pay a monthly premium for the Medicare Advantage
You usually get prescription drug coverage (Part D) through the Medicare Advantage Plan.

Medicare Part D (Prescription drug coverage)
Medicare Part D helps pay for the prescription drugs you use. Medicare Part D coverage is not automatic. You decide whether to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan. If you delay signing up after you are first eligible, though, you may pay a penalty on your premium, unless you qualify for an exception.
Prescription drug coverage is an insurance policy you buy from private companies. You can buy a separate policy just for drugs, called a prescription drug plan (PDP). Or you can buy some types of Medicare Advantage plans that include drug coverage. The federal government has created guidelines for the types of drugs that must be covered by drug plans and set minimum standards of benefits.
Insurance companies that offer Medicare Part D plans must meet these standards. But all plans are not the same. They vary by cost and by their formulary, or list of specific drugs covered.

 
Memorial Day 2016
We Thank the DHS 1969 Classmates Who Served
 
 
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Skins and Terry Cummings
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Barb Thorne in Armenia with family
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Paul Hepp with grandkids


 

The Class of 1969 mourns the passing of David "Doc" Ettele.

Please see Memorials



 
The 45th Reunion
The 45th Reunion
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Mike Lopriore and Paul Hepp get together in Jacksonville, FL.

Hey, where's the invite? It's freezing up here!


 

 
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Vandy Van Wagener - Good to hear from you!

Thanks for the Update.
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Anne Marie McGarry
 
Thanks for Your Update!
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Deb Ridabock preps for the end of summer
Paul Hendrickson and Dick Costello, both graduates of USNA
Paul Hendrickson and Dick Costello, both graduates of USNA
45th Reunion
At the Beach

 
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The morning began overcast, but the sun was shining at the start of the Sunday picnic.
Jenny, Janet, and Josie
Jenny, Janet, and Josie
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We missed many classmates, but those who came had a special time. A shout-out to our illustrious 45th committee, especially Steve and Patti Craig, and to Dennis Sullivan who took the majority of the pictures.
The 45th Reunion
Jo Anne Schoepf and Christy Rogers
Jo Anne Schoepf and Christy Rogers
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Baker School Alums
Baker School Alums
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45th Reunion - Saturday Night
Jenny Hosts Q and A -- Tinker Drops Trou

 
Under cloudy skies, the 45th Reunion Dinner-Dance kicked off at the tony Wee Burn CC at 6:30 sharp.  We mostly stayed inside and drank cocktails while greeting one another in the Red Room.
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Later, after repeated requests, our group headed to the dining room for an appetizing buffet of prime rib, salmon, and side dishes. Dessert was cheese and chocolate cakes, ice cream, toppings.
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Once the tables were cleared, Jenny Bates started the evening entertainment as host of a general Q and A. Questions were asked from the audience about our class and our years in the high school.

One question regarding the shape of a tattoo led Mark Tinker to drop his pants in front of the room to provide the answer. Dick Costello remained quiet when a question arose about a shamrock tattoo.

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It was good to have an opportunity to get back out on the dance floor. While some groaning was heard over bad hips and bum knees, a good time was had by all.

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Check Out More Pictures from Saturday Night
and Sunday at the Beach
in the Photo Albums section

 

Chris Bischof,Jim Tully, Eric Joosten, Jay Baker, Lope, Benny, Dave Lynch (Next Row)  Dick Costello, Nick Augustus, Tim
Chris Bischof,Jim Tully, Eric Joosten, Jay Baker, Lope, Benny, Dave Lynch (Next Row) Dick Costello, Nick Augustus, Tim Potts, Steve Verses, Mark Tinker

While many attended the 45th, many were missed. A number of folks attended for the first time or from much earlier reunions – Mary Bass, Mark Beckwith, Paul Buckley, Linda Castle, Pete Helweg, Diane Holland, Dave Jefferson, Anahid, Mike Lopriore, Tom Milek, JoAnn Schoepf, and Christy Rogers among others.

Pretty much 75% of the attendees made Friday night and it was a chance to reconnect with classmates and to thank many on the reunion committee for all their work.

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Thank you's are certainly in order for the group responsible for putting this reunion together:

STEVE AND PATTI CRAIG
JENNY BATES
SUE DICKMAN KLINE
DENNIS SULLIVAN
JIM AND CINDY VALENTE

Outstanding job.

(If we missed anyone, please let us know)
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Greetings Anahid!
Great to Hear from You
 
 
The Class of 1969 mourns the losses of  Peter Popov, Nancy Levering Rozzelle, Mark Freeman and Joan Anderson Christopoulos. Please turn to Memorials.
 
 
Back when smoking was cool
Back when smoking was cool
A Bevy of Beauties
 
 
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Hot Fun in the Summertime
 
The perils of missing class on senior 'Skip' Day
 
 
 
 
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George Wehmann's Pontiac Super Chief
 
 
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Mary Grace Joynt and Suzanne Ferree
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 Terry Cummings, Tim Maul, Cliff Powell

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Tina Rollins McKay in Bali
Tina Rollins McKay in Bali
 
George Farrington, Mark Tinker and Jay Baker  Photo by George Wehmann
George Farrington, Mark Tinker and Jay Baker Photo by George Wehmann

 Shot of trip out west during summer of '69 when we hitchhiked to California. Mark Tinker's dad bought us the car to roam around California and back to CT. Thought I lost this. Great memories from that trip. Those were the days!  -George Wehmann
     

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The names just keep on coming in!

(starting bottom left): Chris Garr, Ellen Johnson, Martha Whelan, Jane Hindenlang
Sue Dickman, Kathy McIntyre, Pam Burkhart Melee, Co Koppert (Young LIfe)
Bobby Grant, Kathy Fricke, Jackie Fitzpatrick, MaryLou Sivos
Heidi Gerber
Carol Augustus Summers, Anna Lamberton, Louis Belfour, Sara Schyler
Man in hat- L. (Ron) Hubbard, the kid on far right with hood is Mardie Porter's brother, Clark Porter 
The guy near top row hat and glasses: Middlesex science teacher "Booger" Bates
Right Center back row: The man in the hat and woman next to him-
Mr and Mrs Hendrickson (Paul's parents)! 
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Reunion Quiz
What is the DHS Motto?

Cheaper than Prep School!
Ivy League Here I Come!
Best partyin' school in Fairfield County!
Veritas vos liberabit
Reunion Poll
What should the theme be for the reunion ?

Disco
Country
Toga
Come as you are
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