Darien played at home under the lights on Friday against The Jesuits of Fairfield Prep. In a low-scoring affair, Darien won the game 10 – 2 to up their record record to 3–0. The Wave are tied for first with Brien McMahon in the FCIAC East. 
Other Week 3 scores included top-ranked Greenwich come from behind win against No. 3 Maloney on a last-second field goal to go 3-0, and New Canaan is 2-1 by beating Windsor HS 33-12 after scoring 21 unanswered points in the second half. 
Darien faces 1-2 Norwalk and their old coach Mike Forget next Friday night at Norwalk. 


The amazing Darien HS Field Hockey team is off to another strong start, continuing last year's winning streak of 23-0, with a 5-0 record this season. The team is both the CIAC and FCIAC defending champion. 
Last year the team scored 137 goals while allowing only 6. The year, they have scored 25 and allowed a single goal. The team is ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 8 in the country. 

Darien boys golf has come out swinging this fall, so to speak, with an FCIAC best 6-0-1 record.


Under longtime head coach Tom O’Donnell, Darien Boys Golf Team practices five days a week, in addition to incorporating workouts to keep up strength and endurance. The golfers alternate from local courses around town such as the Country Club of Darien, Woodway, and Wee Burn, playing about nine holes per day. For a golfer, “it doesn’t get much better than that,” says the team captain.
The FCIAC includes a handful of extremely strong and competitive teams, including Greenwich and New Canaan, perennial powerhouses in the league.

Coach O’Donnell has been coaching golf for the better part of 28 years and in addition to being named  CIAC and FCIAC Coach of the Year, was a finalist as National High School Coach of the Year. 

The DoubleTree Hotel in Norwalk, a go-to resting spot for many a DHS class reunion, has closed its doors.  Costco, the hotel’s next-door neighbor, has purchased the property. The hotel had been experiencing financial difficulties.  In 2018 the DoubleTree was declared in foreclosure after defaulting on a roughly $20 million loan. An attempt to sell the hotel in 2019 for $19 million pushed up against the COVID pandemic before a sale was completed. The 8 story, 265 room Hilton Hotel on 3.2 acres of land had an appraised value of 12.5 million with a replacement cost of over $18 million.

Costco plans to use the property to improve customer's parking experience in its busy store.

Class L Lacrosse Champs

Darien capped off a perfect 2023 season (22-0) by defeating rival New Canaan in the state lacrosse finals 14-13.  Darien now has 20 state championships and are 37-2 in state playoff games since 2013. 

This season is the first time the team has gone undefeated, but they had one-loss seasons in 1998, 2007, and 2013.

Despite beating the Rams three times this season, Darien scored the game-winner with only 1:13 remaining, this after New Canaan had tied the score three times in the final 10 minutes. The 14-13 score was identical to last years Class L final, only it was New Canaan that had won that contest. Darien ends the season as the No. 1 ranked HS team in the US along with the top-ranked player in HS lacrosse, Chloe Humphrey.


Mardie Porter (in the red jacket) sends winter greetings from snowy Maine. Here Mardie and husband Mark are on their annual XC ski trip, this year to West Branch Pond Camp in Greenville.

Mardie made it home just in time before snow began falling again. Glad someone is having a snowy winter!


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!

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

Darien of the 50s
Great shot looking down the Post Road toward Norwalk. 
On the left, the old Tots N Teens store.
Great shot of the Post Road in Darien back in the '50s. 


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

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

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


Hard to Believe
Four Years since our 50th Reunion !

50th Group

See You Again Soon!
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. 


The Big 5-0
Reunion Central


Chris Eng Leventhal, Kate Mason Gredinger, Sue Geiger Johanson

Benny Bruno, Mark Tinker, Gary Gibbs

Tim and Jamila Potts

Folks From Hindley School

Sue Venarde Mahoney, Sue Geiger, Anahid

Georgianna Smith Bloom, Rick Bloom, Tom Lane

Charlie Smith and Lauren Fair

Carol Ann Augustus Summers and Bev Bonfoey

Patti Shaw Craig and Mardie Porter

Mark Paddock, Dennis Sullivan, Sue Venardi Mahoney, Janet Martin Fisher, Martyn Goossen, Kathy DelleFontane Goossen, Steve Craig


Dave Lynch, Barb and Jim Tully

Cliff Powell, Gork Boneman, Sandy McGill

Chris Eng Leventhal, Dennis Sullivan, Patti Shaw Craig, Dick Costello

Rick Weber, Chris Weber, Eric Joosten, Paul Hendrickson

Josie Mullen and Lauren Fair

Peter Johnson, Paul Dominis, Paul Buckley, Carolyn Johnson


Josie Mullen and James Tully

Bill and Annie Schade

Eddy Tyler and Bob Mercer
Eddy Tyler and Bob Mercer


Dick Costello and Rick Poccia


Janet Martin Fisher and Sally Armus Shutts


Charlie Smith, Bill Guptill, Kathy Strachan

Tom Lane, Stu Traver, Jay Baker, David Miller

Bruce Frail, Eric Joosten, Vandy Van Wagener

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

Our Schedule of Events


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


Breakfast at the Sugar Bowl

A golf outing at Ridgefield CC 11:00 

Main Event at Tokeneke Club

Dinner and music at the Tokeneke Club


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  
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!


Hey You!
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We Thank the DHS 1969 Classmates Who Served





Laura Mandi


Christy Rogers on the Camino de Santiago
Pete White

Joanne Schoepf Reisser

Thanks for the Update!
George Wehmann's Pontiac Super Chief
Skins and Terry Cummings
Vandy Van Wagener - Good to hear from you!

Thanks for the Update.

Anne Marie McGarry

Deb Ridabock preps for the end of summer
Greetings Anahid!
Great to Hear from You
Hot Fun in the Summertime
The perils of missing class on senior 'Skip' Day

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.

Mary Grace Joynt and Suzanne Ferree

 Terry Cummings, Tim Maul, Cliff Powell

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

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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