OK ….. as we bask

July 19th, 2015

OK ….. as we bask in the afterglow of a great evening, I want to thank every one of you who attended the reunion. You are the people who make this happen every five years, you are the people who welcome and embrace each other ….. who dance together …… who laugh together …… and who helped me up from the floor after the KJHS picture. Huge thanks to Jim White for selling far more 50/50 tickets than I thought we would. Last night proved that it doesn’t matter a bit who we were 45 years ago …. we celebrated who we are right now, and we’re damn good at celebrating. Please keep on posting pictures and comments. 2020 will be here before we know it!

Update 7-9-15

July 9th, 2015

Good Morning Wearers of the Blue-
Below is the most recent list of reunion attendees. Please add the “check’s in the mail” classmates — Marcia (Anderson) & Gary Agger, Mike Flaherty & guest, Doug Cole, Cammy (Dalfonso) Reali, Janet (Swett) & Bruce Chase. THERE IS STILL TIME TO RESPOND and to contact people whose names you don’t see listed here! That goal of 100 attendees is within our grasp!

Paul Bartlett
Karen Berman-Mulligan
Larry & Jamia Brett
Ralph & Kathy Cabana
Linda Cannell
Regina Caron
Dianne (Balzano) Cavanaugh
Jimmy & Sandy Colello
Ginny (Hall) & Jerry Czuprynski
Larry & Linda Davis
Terry & Kathy Davis
Anita Dicrecchio
Patt (Murphy) & Leroy Dyer
Vicky Dylewski
Renee (Shatz) Edelstein
Ida (Miller) & Rick Engelman
Ed & Linda Enman
Robert Flagg
John & Joanie (Sylvester) Foley
Joanne (Germani) & Roger Fortin
Jim & Maryann Grimaldi
Linda (Carr) Harmon
Jim Hayden
Tonya (Giles) & Bob Heskett
Brad Hoffman & Linda Smilie
Christine (Duncanson) Huot
Mike & Donna (Grassi) Hutchins
Jerry Jimino
Mary Lou (King) & Scott Johnson
Gary Kelley
Nancy Kopel
Jim & Marty Lax
Kathy Malconian & guest
Roanne (O’Wril) & Vinnie Marzilli
Mary McCallum
Barbara (Jeffery) & Don McHarg
Nancy (Gerber) Mehta
Greg & Brenda Morneau
Chris Norton
Robyn (Eaton) Southerland
Jan Sullivan
Janet Thiboutot & Phil Gignac
Carol Toroomian
Diane (King) Taliento & Jim White
Kathy Thomas
Priscilla (Giles) & David Trudeau

Facebook Post

June 17th, 2015

Janice Sullivan

June 17th, 2015

To all my PHS 1970 classmates…..just 4 weeks from Saturday until we gather to celebrate our 45th class reunion. For those of you who ARE planning to attend – I can’t wait to see you ( helped by my progressive lenses). To those who are still thinking about it….PLEASE decide to join us and relive the great and not-so-great moments from so long ago. The reunion committee has worked very long/hard in planning this party but your presence will make it truly memorable. Head counts will be needed before too long – so get those checks/reservations sent in and start the count down to July 18th.

Ralph Cabana

June 17th, 2015
I hope you’re limbering up those bodies for reunion dancing! If you’re waiting to see who’s going, here’s a list of reunion responses I’ve received.
If someone you’d like to see there isn’t on the list yet, let me know and I’ll see if I have contact info. See you next month–

Dianne (Balzano) Cavanaugh
Jimmy & Sandy Colello
Larry & Linda Davis
Patt (Murphy) & Leroy Dyer
Vicky Dylewski
Renee (Shatz) Edelstein
Joanne (Germani) & Roger Fortin
Jim Hayden
Mike & Donna (Grassi) Hutchins
Mary Lou (King) & Scott Johnson
Nancy Kopel
Jim & Marty Lax
Kathy Malconian & guest
Mary McCallum
Nancy (Gerber) Mehta
Chris Norton
Jan Sullivan
Diane (King) Taliento & Jim White
Priscilla (Giles) & David Trudeau

June 6th, 2015

Update on “missing classmates” list for PHS Class of 1970

June 5th, 2015

Update on “missing classmates” list for PHS Class of 1970 and our 7/1845th year reunion. If you know where any of these folks are, please let me know! Thanks–
Maureen (Slane) Bickford
Stephen Boles
Karen (McDonald) Connolly
Michael Duffy
Richard Foley
Ruth (Ferrante) Foley
Paul Fox
William Joyce
Hollis Lurvey
James Roberts
Galen Schools

May 23rd, 2015

Portland High School
Class of 1970 45th Reunion
Saturday, July 18 6:00PM – Midnight (because we can still party!!)

Reunion 2015 will be at the Italian Heritage Center, 40 Westland Ave in Portland
(off Congress St behind Shaws Westgate). The evening will begin at 6:00 with a social hour and a buffet dinner will follow at 7:00. Elmore Twist will be back to provide the musical entertainment – and, yes, those are our classmates Bill Bennett and Ed Croxford rocking away in the band! Tickets for our 45th year reunion are $55.00 per person and $110.00 per couple.
You just know you’re not going to have the chance to talk with everyone you want to on Saturday, so we’re having a hearty breakfast buffet the following morning, Sunday, July 19 at 9AM, back at the Italian Heritage. We’ll need at least 50 attendees at the breakfast to make it happen – cost for this is $25 per person.
We’ll keep you posted on Facebook as well as on our website, www.phs1970.com. That’s where you will find updates, messages and a list of our “missing” classmates (if you know the whereabouts of any of these folks, please contact Ralph Cabana).
Please complete the attached reply form and return it (with payment) to Ralph by
July 8. Then get ready for a wonderful weekend spent with old (literally AND figuratively) friends. Questions? Contact any of us listed below. Thanks and see you in July!

***50/50 for the 50th***
50/50 raffle tickets will be sold at the reunion to help fund our 50th reunion in 2020!

Reunion Committee

Ralph Cabana 207-799-7823 rcabana@maine.rr.com
Larry Davis 207-776-3174 lldavis@maine.rr.com
Mike Hutchins 207-671-9706 mhutchi3@maine.rr.com



Name(s) ______________________________________________________

Address ______________________________________________________


Phone ____________________ e-mail ________________________________________

# of attendees for reunion evening ____ and amount enclosed $_________ ($55 each)

# of attendees for reunion breakfast _____ and amount enclosed $__________ ($25 each)

Checks made out to PHS Class of 1970 and mailed to
Ralph Cabana 81 Providence Avenue So Portland, ME 04106

Need Information

April 21st, 2015

Missing list for our PHS Class of 1970 reunion. Please let me know if you have info on any of these folks. Thanks! rcabana@maine.rr.com

Deborah (Davis) Aliberti
Richard Amoroso
Joseph Asquini
Warren Barker
William Barnett
Douglas Beasley
Kenneth Bemis
Larry Bishop
Donna (Sullivan) Brown
Rosemary (Flaherty) Brown
Charles Bryant
Sandra Burgess
Daniel Carroll
Geoffrey Chan
Morris Chaples
Daniel Day
Jane (Griffin) Dooley
Robert Dow
Linda (Billingslea) Downs
Brian Duffy
Judith Elwell
Dale Estabrooks
Lee Farrington
Stephen Flowers
James Foley
Pauline Foley
Rita (Wintle) Freeman
Kathleen (Billingslea) Fridel
Patricia (Skinner) Gagne
Georgiana Grant
Richard Haynes
Ricky Hicks
Paul Hodgkin
Cassie (Leighton) Hoover
Renee (Barnett) Hoschar
Donna Howard
Diane (Campbell) Huntley
Gerald Irving
Thomas Jones
John Knapp
Linda Lawler
Robert Lawrence
Stephen Leavitt
Joseph Leighton
Joyce Leo
Nancy Leo
Elvin Lewis
Janice (Murphy) Littlefield
Kathleen (Malia) Reid
Marie (Whitten) Martin
Dale Martin
Julie Martin
Richard McLain
Laurie (Martell) Mershimer
Linda Marie Miles
Edward Milhose
Ellen Miller
Gloria Jean (Meserve) Moore
Raymond Morin
Jeannette (Hodgdon) Morton
Catherine Neil
Robert Ney
Beverly (Culp) Nixon
Carol (Baker) Nickerson
Robert Parker
Richard Poulin
Lea Rae (McKeage) Pramis
William Quinn
Karen Ratliff
Thelma (Richardson) Reynolds
James Rich
Rita (DiFiore) Rich
Erwin Richardson
James Roberts
Dennis Sanborn
William Schwenk
Sharon Scruggs
Christine (Babrick) Shackley
Scott Shane
Donna (Cummings) Small
Darlene (Cooke) Smith
Jeffrey Smith
Wallace Smith
Gail Southard
Mary (Seely) Stearns
Lucinda (Martin) Stults
Donald Tarling
John Thaxter
Norene (Baker) Tibbetts
Helen (Haynes) Travis
Carin (Guimond) Turner
Wayne Turner
Peter Vachon
Al Voisine
Lorraine Walker
Richard Wallace
William Walton
J Lawrence Warren
Michael Wildes
Susan Wildes
Charles Willette
Linda (Preston) Williams
Thirza Wood
Kenneth Wooten

400 Mailer

March 30th, 2015

Just mailed out ~400 “save the date” cards (there were a lot of us!) for our 7/18/15 “you know the number, you’re welcome Maria Giordano-Kimball!!) reunion. If you don’t receive one within a week or so, please let me know (rcabana@maine.rr.com) so I can get your correct address. If you run into a classmate who didn’t get one, please have them get in touch with me. We’ll be finalizing details (cost, food, etc) soon – also planning on a breakfast at the Italian Heritage the next morning, but we’ll need at least 50 people who can attend that. Again, details to follow. We’ll be posting things on our web site (www.phs1970.com) — and you can, too! I’ll get a “missing” list on there as well as a list of our deceased classmates with a request to let me know if you know of a name I’ve missed. So, start gathering those old pictures ( Art Piteau … you seem to have a wealth of them!) and get ready to rock with Elmore Twist. Remember what I always say about reunions …… we’re not old until we have to have it at lunchtime!Many thanks to all