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Class of '66 Fortieth Reunion Photos
GIHS First Graduating Class - 2006

   


(Photos by Brenda Atkinson Black and Nancy Hogue Capsuto) Click photos for larger view

 


Richard Gibbons photos - Richard and his wife, Lois are shown in the fourth picture. Click photos for larger view

   


   

   

(Photos by Swain) Click photos for larger view
   Members of Grand Island's first graduating class, the Grand Island High School Class of 1966, celebrated the 40th anniversary of their senior year at the new high school with an icebreaker at Island Lanes on June 30, 2006, a boatride on the Grand Lady followed by a picnic at classmate, Terry Swain's home on Webb Road on Saturday, July 1st.




And More Class of '66 Fortieth Reunion Photos
GIHS First Graduating Class - 2006

        


            
(Photos by Dora "Muller" Harrison) Click photos for larger view

  

(Photos by Jay Kormash) Click photos for larger view - Scroll up for more Class of '66 fortieth reunion photos.
Attention GIHS Grads - Distinguished Alumni Award Announced






June 30 - July 1 - 2006
Arrangements have been made to visit Grand Island High School Friday, June 30, 2006 at 3 p.m.
cebreaker - Island Lanes (cash bar) 8 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2006
Music by Brent Minet & The Accuratones
With Jam Session at Island Lanes Friday, June 30th
Grand Lady Cruise - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 1
Picnic - Terry Swain's house, 1890 Webb Road - Saturday, July 1
Music and Karaoke by Solid Gold Entertainment


Attention GIHS Grads - Distinguished Alumni Award Announced



June 30th open party at the Bowling Alleys




Yes! They Will Attend The Class Of '66 Fortieth Reunion
   The following (with newest additions to the bottom) is a list of those who will be attending the Grand Island Class of 1966 - 40 Year reunion taking place June 30 and July 1, 2006:
Brenda Atkinson Black, Jan Baker, Sharon Benzing Minet, Nina Braddell Goss, Mary Braidich Jaron, Marilyn Britt Morski, Dan Buckley, Nancy Buckley Valone, Frankie Budwey, Ruth Burkhardt Blajsczak, Betty Caldwell, Nancy Carlson Becht, Jeff Carr, Joe Chimento, JoAnn Clarke Linenfelser, Bonnie Click Kaiser, Casey Colley Ebert, Patty Costello Rink, Tim Ehde, Ed Falsetti, Richard Franke, Terry Funk, Richard Goulah, Dan Gregory, Beverly Harmaty Speller, Grant Hennigar, Linda Hillock Clark, Nancy Hogue, James Greathouse, Linda Johnstone Pinzel, Sandra Johnstone Munzert, Betty Kantenwein Foley, Jeff Kirsch, John Kormash, Daryl Kutzbach Schaefer, Lyn Laman, Alan Lee, John Madia, Patrick McCartan, Sylvia McCullough Mattrey, Kathy McFee, Mary McNamee, Cathy McNamee Wilhelm, Sue Milkey Cronin, Charles Mock, Dora Muller Harrison, Margaret Mulvena Haller, Ellen Nassoty, Sandy Nelson, Douglas Ness, Mike O'Dea, Jackie Prichard Mordaunt, Karyl Reinauer, Jen Rindone Harris, Jim Rosensteele, Rita Satterlee Rosensteele, David Schaefer, Jim Schaefer, Richard Skotnicki, Colin Smith, Barbara Spadaro Miller, Susan Stricker Benns, Terry Swain, Doug Taylor, Diane Tetkowski Porkorski, Cathy Trautman Kaegebein, Dan Walgate, James Waters, Charles Wolffer, and Michael Yensan. Also Mike Podlucky and Jim Waters. Also Reg Schopp, Barbara Schopp, Irene Austin, Jean Wilkinson, Susan Johnston and Marianne Macoomb.
   Scroll up for reunion details.




Class Of '66
June 13 Meeting
   The June reunion meeting will be held at 7 p.m. June 13th, at Terry's Swain's home. Scroll up for list of who is attending the reunion.




DEADLINE - Reunion Reservations Due for Class Of '66 Fortieth Reunion
   Reservations must be made by June 1st for the Grand Island High School Class of '66 Fortieth Reunion that includes a tour of the high school, ice breaker at Island Lanes, a Grand Lady boat cruise, and picnic dinner with music. Scroll up for details.

Posted June 27, 2006
Old Photo Album

Sidway Jr. High - 1963
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Class Of '66 Ninth Grade Photos (1963) and More

Posted April 24, 2005

Mrs. Orson's 9th grade class, June 1963


Mr. Perno's 9th grade class, June 1963


Class of '66 Twentieth Reunion - 1986


June 1964 photos of the new Grand Island Jr. Sr. High School, opened in September 1963


Class of 1966 ten-year reunion - 1976





Class Of '66
May 2 Meeting Announced - No April Meeting - Reservations, Please!!!
   The April reunion meeting has been cancelled. The next Class of '66 meeting will be held at 7 p.m. May 2, at Terry's Swain's home. It is extremely important and would be a great help to the committee if those planning on attending the 40th reunion, would make reservations as soon as possible.




Class Of '66 Narrows Missing Classmates List To Five - Can You Help?
    The GIHS Class of 1966 fortieth reunion committee has located all but five classmates. Anyone with information on Scott Herlan, Thomas Levin, Jane Sirois, Glenda Tysinger or Linda Smith is asked to contact Terry Swain at "tigerterry1@yahoo.com".




Class Of '66 Announces March Reunion Meeting - Looking For Photos
   The Grand Island High School Class of 1966 Fortieth Class Reunion committee will meet 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 7 at 1890 Webb Road. The reunion, by reservation only, is open to all. Please scroll up or down for further information.
   The committee is looking for old photos of class events etc. They may be sent to Terry Swain at
"tigerterry1@yahoo.com".
   "Get out those old guitars, drum sticks etc. if you are at all interested in taking part in the jam session at the bowling alleys on Friday night, June 30th - just like the good old days."




Class Of '66 Announces February Reunion Meeting
   The Grand Island High School Class of 1966 Fortieth Class Reunion committee will meet 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 7 at 1890 Webb Road. The reunion, by reservation only, is open to all. Please scroll up or down for further information.




Fortieth Reunion Reservation Form On Line!
    Click for Fortieth Reunion Reservation Form. Also, if interested, please sign the Isledegrande Guestbook, an excellent way to keep in touch.





Solid Gold Entertainment Booked For Class Of '66 Fortieth Reunion In 2006
    Just to let you all know, Solid Gold Entertainment - will be playing Saturday night, July 1, 2006 so bring your singing voices. Solid Gold is ready to party with us. Check out that website!!!




Class Of '66 Announces December Reunion Meeting
   The Grand Island High School Class of 1966 Fortieth Class Reunion committee will meet 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 6, 2005 at 1890 Webb Road. Classmates who haven't received information on the June 30-July 1, 2006 reunion or anyone interested, are asked to email "tigerterry1@yahoo.com" or call Terry. The reunion, by reservation only, is open to all.




Class Of '66 September Reunion Meeting
   The Grand Island High School Class of 1966 Fortieth Class Reunion committee will meet 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 at 1890 Webb Road.
   Scroll up for reunion dates.




Class Of '66 Missing Classmates - Can You Help?
   The Grand Island High School Class of 1966 Fortieth Class Reunion committee is searching for addresses for the following classmates:
Thomas J. Levin
John W. Diringer
Betty J. Caldwell
Lynne R. Crawford
Richard R. Kramer
Theo May
Kathleen C. Miller
Harold H. Parker
Roy W. Polliard
Jane L. Sirois
Susan E. Schulz
Linda J. Smith
Glenda E. Tysinger
James R. Watters
David J. Prentice
   Information should be sent to Terry Swain at
"tigerterry1@yahoo.com"





More Class Of '66 Twentieth Reunion Photos - 1986 Posted November 23, 2005




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Grand Island High School's first graduating Class, the Class of '66, held a twentieth reunion at River Oaks on July 5, 1986 when these photos were taken. Scroll down for other pictures. This is the third group of pictures to be added to the Class of 1966 reunion page at Isledegrande.com





Class Of '66 Twentieth Reunion Photos - 1986









"MORE" Class Of '66 Thirtieth Reunion Photos - 1996 (Posted 9/15/05)



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These photos are from the Grand Island High School Class of '66 thirtieth reunion in July 1996 . Scroll down for other pictures.





Class Of '66 Thirtieth Reunion Photos - 1996



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Grand Island High School's first graduating Class, the Class of '66, held a twentieth reunion at River Oaks on July 5, 1986 when these photos were taken. Scroll down for other pictures.





Class Of '66 Twentieth Reunion Photos - 1986

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Grand Island High School's first graduating Class, the Class of '66, held a twentieth reunion at River Oaks on July 5, 1986 when these photos were taken. From left are Mr. Wolfer and Dora Jean Muller (Do you want to know a secret?); Paul Harper, Dora Jean Muller and Tony Guenther; Terry Swain and Dora Jean Muller ; and Marianne Macoomb Pastore, Ruth Burkhart and Dora Jean Muller. Email to teddy@giecom.net with the missing names!

Class Of 1966 Reunion Meeting - 2005
   The Class of 1966 will hold a 40th class reunion meeting on May 25, 2005 at Terry's, 1890 Webb Road. The Class of '66 reunion weekend will begin on Friday, June 30, 2006.




Reunion Update - April 21, 2005
Class Of 1966 Icebreaker At Island Lanes
   As a reunion tradition, we are having an icebreaker at the Island Lanes (cash bar) on Friday night, June 30, 2006 starting at 8 p.m. Come and enjoy a jam session with your classmates with sounds from the past from Sidway Record Hops. If interested, bring your instrument and share your talent.
   We will keep you updated on the latest reunion news on the website Isledegrande.com (see "GI Class Reunions).
   Questions?
      Terry at
"tigerterry1@yahoo.com"
      Nina at "mng825nc@aol.com".
   Next meeting is May 25, 2005 at Terry's, 1890 Webb Road.

Class Of 1966 Reunion News - 2005
   Members of the Grand Island High School Class of 1966 should have received the following letter from the 40-year class reunion committee:
Dear Classmates and Teachers,
   A lot can happen in a year. . . imagine how much has happened to all of us in FORTY years! Yes, the time has come to gather with old friends, reminisce, laugh, and catch up with your Grand Island High School classmates on what they've been up to since you saw them last time. We hope you'll join us for this very special event because we really want to see you!
   Mark your calendar now for Saturday, July 1, 2006. You won't want to miss this!
   We will be starting off with a cruise up the Niagara River with an ice breaker on the Grand Lady, leaving from the Holiday Inn on Whitehaven and East River Roads. The boat will leave promptly at 2:00 p.m. and return at 4:00 p.m. (cash bar).
   After the cruise, the celebration will continue at Terry Swain's house at 1890 Webb Road. It will be a fun evening of food, open bar, music and karoake by Solid Gold.
   For those interested, we have arranged to visit our old stomping grounds at Grand Island High School at 3 p.m. on Friday, June 30th. Also, the Holiday Inn has the Blues on the River (cash bar) from 6:30-10:30 p.m.
   This is an open reunion for teachers, underclassmates, and friends, so come and have fun!
   We will keep you updated on the latest reunion news on the website, Isledegrande.com. Hope to see you there!

   Please scroll down for next committee meeting and a list of missing classmates.

Class Of 1966 Announces April Reunion Meeting - 2005
   The Class of 1966 reunion committee will meet on Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at Swain's house.
   Missing Classmates
David Prentice
Richard Kramer
Thomas Levin
Sue Milkey
Harold Parker
George Parker
Roy Pollard
Glenda Tysinger
Information on missing students may be forwarded to Terry Swain at "tigerterry1@yahoo.com" or Nina Braddell Goss at "mng825nc@aol.com". Please use "1966 40 Year Reunion" in the subject line.

Grand Island's Very First Graduating Class Sets Reunion Date - Friday, July 1, 2006
   Members of the Grand Island High School Class of 1966 reunion committee have set Saturday, July 1, 2006 as the date for their 40th class reunion. The date coincides with the Independence Day weekend and the VFW gathering after the Island's July 4th parade.
   The next planning meeting is set for 7 p.m. January 12, 2005 at Terry Swain's home on Webb Road.
   "We would like to let our classmates know that we need their updated addresses, telephone numbers and names if they have changed," a spokesman for the reunion committee said this week. Classmates are asked to contact either Terry Swain at 716-773-7068 or email "tigerterry1@yahoo.com" or Nina Braddell Goss at 716-773-1224 or email "mng825nc@aol.com". Classmates are advised to put "1966 40 Year Reunion" in the subject line of their email to eliminate any chance of their email getting deleted.
   All class reunion updates will be posted on this page. Headlines linking to the Class of 1966 page will be on the front page of Isledegrande.com as the news updates are submitted.







First Class Graduating at Grand Island High Will Be Quite Unusual - February 1966


Examing class rings are officers of first senior class (left) Steve Dreyer, J. Scott Herlan, Nina Braddell (Goss) and Jayne Pless - Click photo for a larger view.

   This story by Sue Fruchtbaum appeared in the Buffalo Evening News on Wednesday, February 9, 1966 and is an overview of education at the junior/senior high school level on Grand Island, NY. Click Graduating Class Of 1966 for the story.
                  Scroll up for reunion information


Class of 1966 - First Graduating Class of Grand Island High School
"We're forming a reunion committee for our 40th!!!
Next meeting is December 8, 2004 at 7 p.m., 1890 Webb Road
Call Terry for details 773-7068"


   Reunion Planners - send us your news and we will post it online on our front page with a link to this page with the "complete story." How about a picture of your class from the yearbook? We can scan it if that will help. Send your email to Teddy Linenfelser




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