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Darien HS faced off against Greenwich, Ludlowe and New Canaan in a 3 mile event held at Greenwich Point on Monday. In the boys event, Darien finished in third place behind Greenwich and New Canaan.

Darien did post the third and fourth fastest time behind the winning time of 16:00 run by Greenwich.

In the girls event, the Wave finished third behind New Canaan and Greenwich. Darien’s best time was 19:06 and the winning time was New Canaan at 18:15.

The Blue Wave boys are 8-3 and the girls are 9-2.
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The Blue Wave football team has gotten back to even with a big win Friday night against previously unbeaten Warde, 55-14. Darien is now 2-2 and Warde 3-1. Darien led at the half 20-14 and piled on 21 unanswered points in the third quarter to put the game out of reach. They added 14 in the fourth for the impressive win. Darien’s running back carried 28 times for 188 yards.

Next up is a Friday away game against the Wilton Warriors, currently riding high at 4-0.


 
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Darien Public Schools are considering adding armed school security officers to the town's elementary schools.  The proposal is for six guards, one in each elementary school, with a back-up guard to cover absences. The security guards would carry both firearms and Taser or other non-lethal weapon. The price tag is around $500k. Such officers have been at DHS since 2011 and Middlesex since 2019.

Newton, Easton, Redding and Monroe have this protection in their elementary schools.

 
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Darien is one of 169 Connecticut towns required to submit an affordable housing plan to the state this year. 

Six Fairfield County communities — Bridgeport, Darien, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Shelton and Trumbull — have not submitted plans as of early September. Due June 1, more than 50 statewide still have not yet submitted them.

Under a state law passed in 2017, towns and cities must submit affordable housing plans to the state Office of Policy and Management at least once every five years and post them publicly online. The plans must "specify how the municipality intends to increase the number of affordable housing developments in the municipality," the law says.


 
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Great shot of Cap'n Mike Lopriore as he takes command of the USS Indianapolis. Actually Mike's golfing friend is the real CO and Lope got a personal tour. 

Anchors Away!


 
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1967 DHS Cheerleading Squad

As the high school gets ready for a new season of sports, here is another great picture from the camera of DHS grad Joe Vitti. 

From left: Janet Meyer, Lindy Allen, Mary Lou Brameier, Jenny Hunt, Nancy Brown, Byllie Hill, Lynnie Lynch, Carol Haesche, Josie Mullen.

Go Blue Wave!


 
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There are many reasons to celebrate, as summer draws to a close. One real good one is that we still can!
Classmates Dave Lynch and George Farrington came up with a Survivor Party for those of us who’ve skirted death - with ailments ranging from cancer to heart bypass.
The red-cross shirts harken back to the Maher/Crump team football days when injured players wore the cross to avoid being hit (again).

Continued success to us all!


From left: Tinker, Robin and Jay Baker, Marisa, Nancy and Steve Verses, Skins, Deana and Dick Costello, Lynch, Patti Mazza Sturges, Christi and George Farrington
 

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A Lobster lunch and a summer shout-out from

Steve Craig, Heidi Gerber Wolfey, Janet Martin Fisher, Goody Bates and pooch Sammy, and Patti Shaw Craig



 
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Long Live the Sugar Bowl! 

It happened over the summer, news that the iconic Sugar Bowl, a Darien staple and teenage hangout since 1958, has been sold. The new owner, Peter Crawford, also owns the Darien Butcher Shop, a local store on the same block.

The lunchette came into being by classmate Patty Mazza’s aunt Edna in 1958. The classic Americana décor of wood paneling and checkered tile floors has little changed, even as Darien has transformed around it.

In 1975 Patty’s cousin Bobby Mazza began managing the place for his mother. The plan was to help out for a few weeks but Bobby remained for 47 years as the proprietor, pouring countless cups of Joe while serving breakfast and lunch with the classics: eggs, pancakes, burgers and BLTs.

The new owners are planning changes to the space beginning in 2023. Tentavely called “The Club”, they are planning a restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and are applying to serve alcohol.


 
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DHS Class of 1971 Plan interesting 50th
 
DHS Class of 1971 is hoping for success with their 50th/51 reunion this coming fall.

Schedule for Oct 14-16, the plan is to get together on Friday at Louie’s Restaurant across from the Darien train station at 5:30. Louie’s is a nice spot with indoor and outdoor dining.

Saturday plans include a breakfast at the Sugar Bowl or nearby eateries and eat together outside. Also Saturday morning there is a Yoga class at 11:00 and a golfing event at the Darien CC. Some folks might even travel to Wilton HS to watch the Blue Wave play football. 

The evening Dinner/Dance will take place at the Darien Country Club.

Sunday events include a Darien bike tour to start at 9:00 from Pear Tree Beach and a Sunday gathering at the Paddle Ball Pavilion at Weed Beach beginning at 11:00. 




 
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Classmate Rick Weber attended the recent DHS Class of 1970 Reunion, the year his wife, Chris Garr Weber, graduated. The 50th reunion for the class had been delayed two years but finally went forward at the end of July. 

Despite the warm weather, a festive time was had by all. Check out more photos at darienhigh1970.com

 
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People Finally Getting Together Again

After a long year of masks and quarantines, people are once again back together.

Benny Bruno and Mike Lopriore recently drove up to Myrtle Beach for some golf with Dick Costello and Navy friends. 

As Mike said: "Great golf courses, good food, and we even had a few beverages." 

Amen to that.

 
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Summer Wing-Ding

Some DHS Classmates got together at a party at Patty Mazza's house this summer.

Around the table are Christy Farrington, Nancy and Steve Verses, George Farrington, Mark Tinker, Dick Costello, Patty Mazza and Dave Lynch.

Behind the camera is Kathy 'Skins" Strachan. 

Keep the good times and pictures coming!



 
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Picture from Pear Tree Beach posted on Facebook

 

Hard to Believe
More than Three Years since our 50th Reunion !
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See You Again Soon!
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Post 50th Reunion Get-Together
 
Great shot of classmates Kenny Peliksza, Mike 'Lope' Lopriore, Dick Costello, and Ben Bruno in Jacksonville. Nobody mentioned any golf scores but all were sad to see former Jax resident Paul Hepp leave for Texas. 

 
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Go Team!

We know things are rough right now. So who better than some cheerleaders to keep up our spirits to finish the fight!

Front row left to right:
Anahid Kavookjian, Josie Mullen, Joni Dobson
Back row left to right:
Sue Geiger, Sharon Denunzio, Cinny Cobb, Sue Perschino, Peggy McNeil, Sue Venarde
Sandy Young, Carol Ann Augustus



 
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Mardie Porter shares her winter adventure:

Another ski adventure! Three days at the Appalachian Mountain Club  Lodge “Gorman Chairback”. We left home when the temp was a freezing -14 below.  We trekked eight mile to the lodge as temperatures  warmed to near 17 degrees. 

The second day was on snowshoe on back-country trails. Day 3 we skied back out to our cars on a glorious day, with temps above freezing!!!

Sounds like a ball!

 
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Steve and Patti Craig did well in their apple orchard this fall. They report harvesting over 20 bushels of apples. (Note: 1 bushel = 48 pounds). The Craigbo Cider Co. made 16 gallons of unadulterated apple cider, while also donating apples to a local farmer and food pantry.
 
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The Big 5-0
Reunion Central

 
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Check Out the Photo Album page with Pictures from all 3 Nights
Send Us Your Pictures
From Our 50th!


 
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Chris Eng Leventhal, Kate Mason Gredinger, Sue Geiger Johanson
 
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Benny Bruno, Mark Tinker, Gary Gibbs
 
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Tim and Jamila Potts
 
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Folks From Hindley School
 
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Sue Venarde Mahoney, Sue Geiger, Anahid
 
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Thomas Lane and Edward Tyler
 
Upload by going to the Photo Album tab on left side
or send them to tapotts@darkfield.com or johndvdh@gmail.com



 
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Georgianna Smith Bloom, Rick Bloom, Tom Lane
 
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Charlie Smith and Lauren Fair
 
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Carol Ann Augustus Summers and Bev Bonfoey
 
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Patti Shaw Craig and Mardie Porter
 
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Mark Paddock, Dennis Sullivan, Sue Venardi Mahoney, Janet Martin Fisher, Martyn Goossen, Kathy DelleFontane Goossen, Steve Craig

 
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Dave Lynch, Barb and Jim Tully
 
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Cliff Powell, Gork Boneman, Sandy McGill
 
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Chris Eng Leventhal, Dennis Sullivan, Patti Shaw Craig, Dick Costello
 
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Rick Weber, Chris Weber, Eric Joosten, Paul Hendrickson

 
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Josie Mullen and Lauren Fair
 
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Peter Johnson, Paul Dominis, Paul Buckley, Carolyn Johnson

 
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Sue Geiger, Anahid Kavookjian Vrana, Ann Back Price

 
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Josie Mullen and James Tully
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Bill and Annie Schade
 
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Ed Tyler and Bob Mercer

 
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Dick Costello and Rick Poccia

 
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Janet Martin Fisher and Sally Armus Shutts
 
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Anahid
 
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Charlie Smith, Bill Guptill, Kathy Strachan
 
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Tom Lane, Stu Traver, Jay Baker, David Miller

 
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Bruce Frail, Eric Joosten, Vandy Van Wagener

 
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Sue Venarde Mahoney, Kathy DelleFontane Goossen, Marty Goossen, Ed Tyler
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Gary Gibbs and Chris Bischof

 
Our Schedule of Events

Friday


The Goose Restaurant at 7:00 pm.
Cash Bar, Refreshments, Free Appetizers 

Saturday


Breakfast at the Sugar Bowl

A golf outing at Ridgefield CC 11:00 

Main Event at Tokeneke Club
6:00-11:00

Dinner and music at the Tokeneke Club


 
Sunday

Weed Beach Paddle Pavillion
Lunch and refreshments




 
    Our Guest List

 
Pete White Dave Terry
Claudia Smith Davenport Kathy DelleFontane Goossen
Dennis Gavin Pete Johnson
Rick Poccia Janet Martin Fisher
Mark Beckwith Anita Conway
Bruce Frail Paul Dominis
Patty Mazza Sturges Sue Dickman Klein
Sally Armus Christy Rodgers
Mardi Porter Ed Tyler
Bill Guptill Mark Blackman
Georgiana Smith Bloom Kate Mason Gredinger
Pete Franklin Gary  Gibbs
Tom Lane Billy Harper
Anahid Kavoojian Vrana Dave Lynch
Lauren Fair Jimmy Valente
Tim Potts Casey Nickerson
Suzanne Nikola Baldino John van den Heuvel
Jim Morrison Chris Bischof
Josie Mullen Paul Buckley
Johnny Maul Skip Kennedy
Bev Bonfoey Barb Thorne
Marni Kent Hansell Bob Mercer
Bob Ierardi Eric Joosten
Dennis Sullivan Tom Milek
Gary Swartz Dave Miller
Steve Verses Jay Baker
Cliff Powell Ann Back Price
Steve and Patti Craig Anne Marie McGarry
Vandy Van Wagener Bill Schade
George Farrington Todd and Martha Robbins
Rick Weber Jane Seyferth
Sue Venarde Mahoney Mark Tinker
Joan Dobson Glazebrook Paul Hendrickson
Sandy McGill Ted Vanech
Jim Tully Stu Traver
Dick Costello Mike Lopriore
Charlie Smith Chris Eng Leventhal
Jane Genster John Wuerthner
Carol Ann Augustus Summers Anne Irvine
Ken Broska Paul Hepp
Dave Jefferson Sue Geiger
Allison Poccia Joanne Schoepf Reisser
Benny Bruno                 Kyle Hepp    
Kathy Strachan Pam Burkhardt Mele 
Peter Scholtz  
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Comments from Class Members!

 
Mary Bass Brown: Have fun everyone! Enjoy - post pictures.....lot's of pictures!
 
 
Anna Lamberton Whelpley: So sorry to be missing this great time😫Have a blast!

Thank-you!!
 
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Important Contact Info

Where to send Classmate info : darienhs1969@gmail.com

Where to update your profile and see classmate's info: www.50thdarienhigh69.com

Where to post your pictures: On Facebook, join

Darien High School Class of '69 members group

Thanks, and see you soon!
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Christy Rogers on the Camino de Santiago
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Pete White
Thanks for the Update!

 
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Joanne Schoepf Reisser

Thanks for the Update!
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We Thank the DHS 1969 Classmates Who Served
 
 
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Laura Mandi
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Skins and Terry Cummings
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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
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Greetings Anahid!
Great to Hear from You
 
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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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