Written by Stu Kushner

Midnight Sun Online v01n02 September 1996

Volume 1, Number 2, September 1996

-The Online Newsletter for Robert E. Peary High School Alumni-


Huskies and Huskiettes:

Welcome to the second issue of the Midnight Sun Online (MSO) and welcome to those of you who recently made it onto the Peary distribution list! Neal Pizzano (class of ’76) continues to maintain the database for ALL Peary graduates as well as this e-mail distribution list. Kudos Neal. This newsletter will be compiled each month and distributed to the list. The news items come from YOU and will provide others with whatever it is you’d like everybody to know about your life since Peary. Please spread the word to your alumni friends that this exists and is working, okay?

Research is still continuing for setting up a listserv for our group. In the meantime, if you would like a copy of past issues of this newsletter, just drop me a note and I’ll be happy to forward any issue to you (only one so far). In addition, a website is under construction and you’ll be able to retrieve the current newsletter and archives (plus some other surprises) from there via your WWW browser. Stay tuned for details.

Enjoy – and stay in touch with everyone via the list and newsletter. Thanks for your e-mail contributions and support – it’s alive and growing!

Bob Lau, Class of ’76

Some comments on the first issue and the overall effort:

On Sat, 10 Aug 1996, Jim Hardman wrote: “Outstanding job sir!”

On Mon, 12 Aug 96, Diane Arena Wilson wrote: “Downloaded all your messages, especially the first edition of Peary’s Midnight Sun Online. Great stuff.”

On 12 Aug 1996, Marianne Capacchione wrote: “Thanks so much for the first issue of Midnight Sun Online. I thoroughly enjoyed it! I’m printing off a copy and mailing to Rie Leimbach-Crowley in Texas.”

From: Dale Weisenfeld-Winchell (1976) Weisenfeld[AT]aol.com Date: Sun, 11 Aug 1996 Subject: A note from Dale (Weisenfeld) Winchell

My 2 yr. old son, Zachary and I are now living in Cherry Hill, NJ. Since high school, I performed for about 10 years in Dinner Theater, worked as an Adm. Asst. for a Sr. VP at Ringling Bros. and taught dance classes at my own studio in Lancaster, PA. I just got part-time work teaching childrens dance classes starting in September here in New Jersey. I got an Assoc. Degree in Theater/Dance. I’m going to continue my education in the fall, but this time I’ll be training to be a Legal Assistant – at this stage of the game, I’d like a job that offers more job security and benefits.

Best wishes, Dale

From: Marianne Capacchione (1976) mcapacch[AT]hrsa.ssw.dhhs.gov Date: Thu, 15 Aug 1996 Subject: HHS

I am employed by the Health Resources and Services Administration. We’re a smallish agency in HHS, not as well known as NIH or CDC. I’m the Deputy Chief of the Financial Management Branch, which means I help spend money (billions) for AIDS patients, community health centers, National Health Service Corps doctors, leprosy (Hansen’s Disease) patients in Carville, Louisiana, migrant workers, Black Lung programs, some other small stuff. I love it!

Annamarie Liembach (Crowley) doesn’t have an e-mail address. She’s a stay-at-home mom raising two boys, 5 and 7.

Linda Estes. I last saw her at the 10 year reunion. She was living in Florida. Apparently, she got married somewhere between the 10th and the 20th reunion!

From: Art Posey (1976) ArtPosey[AT]aol.com Date: Sat, 17 Aug 1996 Subject: New E-Mail Address for Art Posey

My new e-mail address is: ArtPosey[AT]aol.com

We have switched to AOL primarily due to peer pressure from the kids. It seems that AOL is considered much cooler than Prodigy, and I don’t mind making the switch if the kids will do something on the computer other than space-pilot-killer-of-the-universe games. AOL also seems to keep better control of the kids chat lines.

We’re still in Birmingham. I’m still working fo the Rust Division of Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, Inc. I’ll be on the road for most of the next few months to the Houston, Texas area. Monsanto has a plant in Chocolate Bayou, Texas that is in need of a conversion project. Construction starts September 3 and the plant should be back on-line by Thanksgiving.

The kids start school next week. Alabama History is a required course. I wonder how they cover George Wallace and the 60’s in general. Should be interesting.

Take Care. Art Posey

From: Diane Arena Wilson (1976) wilson[AT]hq.hhmi.org Date: Tue, 20 Aug 96 Subject: Happy Hour

By the way, still need to fill you in on this past Friday, which was great. Greg Perkins, Jerry Adcock, Sue K, Patti C, myself, and lots of other people we brought all had a wonderful time chugging beers and exchanging memories, and then, dances to Van Morrison and the ever-so- popular DJ at T-Bones. We are planning our next outing, Friday, August 30th. So, for now, that’s all I have to report, talk to you soon!

From: Neal Lee Pizzano (1976) npizzano[AT]erols.com Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1996 Subject: Your Brothers and Sisters

Dear Classmates;

I am writing to everyone through the Midnight Sun Online (MSO), in order to reach out and ask all of you to supply updates on your siblings. You see, besides working on the Class of 1976 20 Year Reunion, I have been keeping an extensive record of all Peary graduates from 1963-1984. That equates to over 9600 names. The reason – to ultimately help and assist all of the classes with their reunions. I like getting people together and re-living the nostalgia.

SO…here is my appeal. I would like all of you to please forward the following information for the master list.

First name, middle init., Maiden Last Name, Married Last Name, Spouse’s Name, Year graduated, Home address, Home Phone Number, Work Phone Number, Type of Business involved in, how many kids (or grandchildren), and finally – their e-mail address (if available).

Now understand that I am not asking you to divulge “ANY” information that you do not wish me to have, but I may come to you in the future for that information again, if their class is looking for your sibling. So, anything you can provide will be of great help. This also leads me to say that if you are looking for another classmate, let me know who it is and I will try to locate them for you.

If you have any questions, contact me at my e-mail address npizzano[AT]erols.com and I’ll get back to you.

(ALSO – New Subject: send me any home pages you may have and I’ll provide a separate listing for them)!

Ciao for Now

Neal Lee Pizzano

From: Gerry Adcock (1976) Gerry_Adcock[AT]freddiemac.com Date: Fri, 06 Sep 1996 Subject: What’s happening

First off let me say that our reunion in July was a blast! It was so good to see everyone (that I had a chance to see). Personally, I really enjoyed the planning and preparation for the events, there was some work and a lot of fun there too.

Right now I am working at Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp). We are the guys that buy up groups of home mortgages and resell them to investors. I don’t work directly with the mortgages but instead I provide the communications resources. Basically, I make computers talk to each other.

This involves the usage of T1’s, Fiber Optics and all the related peripherals. It’s challenging and interesting working with the latest technologies. My work has provided the opportunities to do a lot of project management with relation to communication infrastructure installations.

Other things going on…I got married (round two) to a wonderful girl, named Nancy, who is a Savings Administration officer with Chevy Chase Bank in Bethesda. We got married in October of ’92. Since that time we have been fortunate enough to be able to take a couple of cruises to the Bahamas (what a way to go). I highly recommend a cruise to anyone who has never been. Nothing like getting excellent service during your vacation. We also bought a house in the Wheaton Woods area (back in the old neighborhood for me, she’s a Springbrook grad).

I have two children from a previous marriage, they are Jeremy & Ashley (ages 15 & 13 respectively). Jeremy is into playing a trumpet in the marching band at his high school in Frederick while working on getting his black belt in Karate. Ashley is enjoying cheerleading for the basketball team last year and the football team this year (so far) while continuing to impress daddy with her grades last year (one B, the rest A’s). She must be following in her dad’s footsteps – HA!

If you haven’t sent anything into the Midnight Sun – Online yet, I encourage you to do so. It’s great to use the available technology to communicate with old friends and keep in touch with what is going on in our lives. I look forward to future editions of that electronic rag.

T-T-F-N, Gerry w/ 703-450-3699

From: Amy Hinkle Allex (1976) dallex[AT]erols.com Date: Sat, 07 Sep 1996 Subject: Issue 2 Deadline

Now for some updated information:

I graduated from the University of Maryland in June 1980 with a B.S. in Business Administration. Worked for three years at EDS in Contracts Administration and another three at Vitro Corporation. Married Dan Allex in October, 1992 and have three children, Adam (9), Kevin (7), and Amanda (3). Lived in Germantown for nine years until moving to Frederick in 1992. Have put my career on hold since my first child was born in 1987. I really have enjoyed being home with the kids on a full time basis.

From: Bob Lau (1976) blau[AT]clark.net Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 Subject: MSO Issue 2 Update

Hello classmates:

We seem to be getting a lot of support for the Peary on-line effort. Let’s keep it going! I think there are about 35 names on this list. Where are the other 480 or so from the class of ’76? Not to mention the thousands from other classes?!

Let’s see… since my life story in the last newsletter I’ve been enjoying a temporary “vacation” as my contractual term ended at the end of August with University of MD University College. I was their Distance Education Telecommunications Planning Coordinator working under a grant from the Department of Commerce. So if your company (or any opportunities you know about) is in need of an administrative computer and online computer and multimedia weenie, please let me know!

Kristy and I continue our English-style riding and jumping each week, we still have two cats… one of them only 4-months old, and I’m staying busy with online communications and maintaining the public BBS I operate for a professional society. Although a lot of this extra-curricular activity is time consuming, I really enjoy it. On the acting front, since “Washington Square,” “Shadow Conspiracy,” and “The People vs. Larry Flynt,” it’s been kind of slow – worked in a Harrison Ford movie called “Air Force One” and auditioned for a part in a Jodie Foster movie called “Contact” (another “Phenom”-type flick I think). I’ll be working for three days later this week in “Day of the Jackal” being shot in Pentagon City (sorry, can’t disclose specifics). It’s strictly part-time and no, I do not plan to move to L.A. Kristy continues her studies at UMUC, now enrolled in a 6-credit online course, so there are no classes to attend. I’ve been throwing around the idea of going for my PhD or EdD, but lemme find work first so I’ll still have a house!

I continue experimenting with a listserv for our growing members of the Peary e-mail distribution list and I’ll be setting up a Web site for this list and the newsletter – figured I better use the time now while I can since I don’t have to go to work everyday for the time being! I’ll be digitizing some photos and making them available on the site as well, including the 20-year 1976 Class Reunion photo.

That’s about all for now. Hope to get some personal mail from you folks and continued contributions to the newsletter and solicitation of e-mail addresses to forward to Neal Pizzano. And I’d be more than happy to send you a resume as well !

Bob Lau, Class of ’76 Germantown, MD

P.S. I have two recent, e-mail-ready, newspaper articles about Ken Brace (Teacher) and Jim Hage (1976) if you want them. Just let me know and I’ll be happy to forward to you. Also e-mail me if you want a copy of previous issues of the MSO/Peary Newsletter.

From: Neal Lee Pizzano (1976) npizzano[AT]erols.com Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 Subject: Peary H.S. Teacher Reunion

NewsFlash… Peary High School Faculty will be having their annual get together at the Anchor Inn on October 12, 1996. Complete details are not known, but the cost is said to be $11.00 per person. It would be great to see them again, wouldn’t it? Look for more information to be available in the coming weeks.

From: Neal Lee Pizzano (1976) npizzano[AT]erols.com Date: Sat, 14 Sep 1996 Subject: Maryland Get-Togethers

NewsFlash… For those of you living in the general Peary vicinity, weekends have been the time for alumni get-togethers. It appears that Friday Nights have been the time for many to keep in touch, even after the reunion (’76). The places vary anywhere from Copeland’s in Rockville, to Slade’s of Bethesda, to The Gaithersburg Tavern in Old Town Gaithersburg. To find the latest watering hole for the weekend of your chances, contact Diane Arena-Wilson or Sue Kennison-Wilson at their e-mail address found in the latest published listing I’ve sent out. Afterall, the more the merrier! (Sorry Diane and Sue, but the two of you seem to have been the focal points of contact so far) Hope to see you there sometime in the future. And for those of you living out of town, check it out ahead of time before your next trip back here. I am sure all are welcome, no matter what year you graduated.

Past issues of MSO available: Volume 1, Number 1 – August 1996

Also available:
Article about Ken Brace (Teacher) from the Gazette Article written by Jim Hage (1976) in The Washington Post

Midnight Sun Online
Volume 1, Number 2, September 1996

Written by Stu Kushner

Midnight Sun Online v01n01 August 1996

Volume 1, Number 1, August 1996

-The Online Newsletter for Robert E. Peary High School Alumni-


Huskies and Huskiettes:

Welcome to the first issue of an attempt to keep in touch and inform Peary alumni of news about your former classmates, the school, faculty, and life since high school. This endeavor is the result of escalating events and correspondence since the Class of 1976 held its 20-year reunion at the Doubletree Inn in Rockville on July 6th – and the bulk of the credit for maintaining enthusiasm, organization, and school spirit goes to Neal Pizzano who served on the reunion committee and who has become the “keeper” of an ever-growing list of e-mail addresses.

If you have news items you wish to be posted in a future edition of this newsletter, just send them to: PearyHS[AT]iicsdc.clark.net We’re optimistic that this will become a regular activity as we collect e-mail addresses and have items to post. Aside from this newsletter, a listserv is being created that will automatically handle an “open” virtual conference for us. Individuals will be able to subscribe or unsubscribe to this list as they wish, and postings to the listserv by any subscriber will automatically be distributed to those on the list. Any subscriber will also be able to issue commands (via e-mail) to the listserv to automatically retrieve archived messages, newsletters, a a current listing of e-mail addresses on the distribution, and to subscribe or unsubscribe. Thanks to the Internet and technology (this will be operating off my public system), it ain’t gonna cost you a cent beyond your current Internet access – in other words, no dinero for this service! I plan on creating a Peary conference on the system as well, that will contain all the messages from the listserv that can be accessed by direct dial-up for those of you without an Internet Service Provider, but have a modem. Stay tuned for details on the progress of this. Currently, several programs are being tested and configured, so patiently bear with us as trial runs are conducted.

As this is the first issue of Midnight Sun Online (Diane Arena Wilson gets the credit for this title), you may want to keep a copy for forwarding to others as you come across other classmates’ e-mail addresses. If you DO obtain addresses of others, please send them to Neal Pizzano at npizzano[AT]erols.com so he can keep the list current, or please ask these folks to contact him. This isn’t exclusive for the Class of ’76 either, all Peary alumni are welcome to participate. In course of “research” lately, we’ve also run across a “Peary Alumni” Home Page being maintained by Greg Luther. Attempts to contact Greg at the address listed on the page have been unsuccessful, however. But considering the page’s location, maybe someone can try writing to him at gluther[AT]fred.net and see if we can get any information – especially as many of us have created personal home pages on the World Wide Web. This Web site’s URL is: http://www.fred.net/gluther. In addition, we’re casually keeping track of home pages, so you can send these to either me or Neal too.

So much for an introduction for the premier issue. Enjoy, contribute to it when you can (we’re ALL busy) and don’t be a stranger. I can be reached at blau[AT]iicsdc.clark.net if you have any questions, comments, suggestions, or gripes – but, again, send your NEWS ITEMS to PearyHS[AT]iicsdc.clark.net and they will be compiled and distributed periodically. The remainder of this first issue is the format that this posting will follow, with news items from those who have posted to it – and I’ll try to keep the introductory blurb to a minimum from now on .

Hope to be corresponding with you soon,

Bob Lau, Class of 1976

From: Neal Lee Pizzano (1976) npizzano[AT]erols.com Date: Sun, 21 Jul 1996 Subject: Untimely passing of Frank Santilhano

Dear Classmate:

I deeply regret having to inform you that Frank Santilhano, member of our 20 year High School Reunion Committee, has passed away. As of this writing, I only know the following information. I was called at 12:40 PM today, Sunday July 21st, 1996, by Frank’s girlfriend Theresa Palumbo (class of ’78). She was in Virginia Beach when she called. He was home in Rockville.. He had not showed up for work.

Theresa informed me that he apparently had passed away on Friday of a possible heart attack, but was not found until today. I have asked that she keep me informed, and I will pass along any information I can, once I receive it.

Keep the Faith.

Neal Lee Pizzano

From: Jim Hardman (1976) root[AT]earthops.org Date: Sun, 28 Jul 1996 Subject: Hey there…

… if you remember Jay Wenger, say a prayer for him okay? He’s got Lupus and other problems as well, has been through several very scary surgeries, and he’s far exceeded doctor’s expectations for his survival. He’s living at his mom’s house over by Aspen Hill pool, due to his poor health. By the way, he seems to have become something of a lay expert on homeopathic medicine, and loves to tell people things about holistic diets and stuff like that.

From: Jim Hardman (1976) root[AT]earthops.org Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 Subject: Re: Hey there…

On Tue, 30 Jul 1996, Bob Lau wrote:

May I post this information about Jay Wenger in a Peary online “newsletter” distribution coming up?

Yes, please! I was talking to him the other day and he’d definitely like to see a few of the folks. He asked specifically if I’d seem Arnie Sherman and a few other folks, I told him I hadn’t seen them. (Last time I saw Arnie was at Jay’s house, in maybe 1982 or so; he had this immense beard and was skinny as a rail, evidently he was attending classes at UC Boulder on a very limited budget, and had been subsisting on rice and pasta for a year or two…)

Um, Jay’s become quite the lay expert on homeopathic medicine, diet and vitamins and all that sort of thing, to which he attributes his survival beyond the span expected of someone with such a collection of disorders. Lupus is definitely nothing to mess with; and there does seem to be something to the proposition that such an auto-immune disorder could well be triggered by additives in commercial foods, or lack of vitamin in the same. At any rate, he’s doing well enough to talk yer ear off it you’ll sit still and listen to him, though he’s not exactly in the mood or condition to go dancing or anything.

From: Neal Lee Pizzano (1976) npizzano[AT]erols.com Date: Tue, 6 Aug 1996 Subject: Peary gets new lease on life

An article reprinted from the Gazette on April 3, 1996

PEARY GETS NEW LEASE ON LIFE Hebrew Academy’s lease of vacant Aspen Hill school final

by Manju Subramanya

The private Hebrew Academy of Greater Washington has set a target date of April 15, 1998, for moving into the vacant Robert E. Peary High School in Aspen Hill. The academy’s lease agreement with the county on Peary, a county school closed since 1984, became final last week with County Executive Douglas M. Duncan signing off on it Friday. The terms of the lease agreement call for the academy to lease the school for 25 years with three five-year renewal options. The academy will pay an annual rent of $60,000 with the rent abated for the first four years and built-in escalation over the remaining years, according to academy president Jonathan Blank. Blank said Friday that “an awful lot of work” needs to be done on Peary before the academy can actually move in. The academy plans to raise a few million dollars to renovate Peary, which has deteriorated over the years, he said. “We won’t do the entire school-just enough to ensure occupancy and then we will do it in stages,” said Blank. “Everybody is very excited,” said Blank about the proposed move. “The response from parents has been quite positive.” Blank said that while some parents faced a longer commute to drop off their children, the advantages of moving to Peary far outweigh the disadvantages. The lease also allows for community use of school, said Blank. The Hebrew Academy plans to move its 627 students, nursery school through grade 12, from its current location on Linden Lane in Silver Spring to the Aspen Hill site. Peary is located on a 19.52 acre site on Arctic Avenue off Aspen Hill Road. The Hebrew Academy is a private school that combines instruction in Judaic studies with a general education curriculum. It has been recognized twice as a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. The academy has been a tenant of the county since 1976, leasing the former Montgomery Junior High School building. The academy has been paying $48,801 annually for the 122,930 square-foot-facility, according to information provided in its proposal to the county for reusing Peary.

From: Bob Lau (1976) blau[AT]clark.net Date: Sat, 10 Aug 1996 Subject: Class of 1976 20-Year Reunion

A warm THANK YOU is in order to the members of the Class of 1976 Reunion Committee members: Sharon Burns Duffy, Neal Pizzano, Jerry Adcock, Maureen Difulgo Bladen, Nancy Barrett Carpenter, Mary Gilmartin Cummings, Kevin Brooks, Sue Kennison, Kathy Brown Evans, Linda Needham Ratigan, Lois Cohen Kramer, Martine Paran Palmader, Patti Colihan, Carole Stein Dibo, and Frank Santilhano. This group was responsible for working with The Reunion Company to contact members of the class, and for scheduling and organizing four days of activities that went off without a hitch. All who attended won’t forget it! Teachers present during the weekend (that I know of) included Mr. Boteler, Mr. Hill, Mr. Hassler, and Mr. Gardner (Linda Gardner’s dad – Linda is married and living in Richmond, and active with her music in a band).

A handful of folks attended the fireworks held at Richard Montgomery High School where space was reserved for Peary alumni (though the enforcement of this “reservation” is another story). Friday’s happy hour at the Silo Inn resulted in a barfull of blasts-from-the-past and featured 76-cent beers in our class’s honor. Saturday’s main event at the Doubletree Inn featured lots of catching-up, laughing at pictures on nametags, browsing memorabilia, indulging in food and drink, a special ceremony dedicated to class members who are no longer with us, and the playful presentation by Kevin Brooks “KB” and Carole Stein Dibo — which then moved onto Studebakers night club for dancing, further indulging, Electric Sliding and “Macarena-ing.” No, that wasn’t the end of it as the party moved to Kevin Brooks’ suite in the hotel that he generously opened-up to whomever was left at 2 or 3 in the morning! Needless to say, many of us wound up hitting the sack after the sun had already risen – to get a few hours of sleep and then attend Sunday’s picnic at Black Hill Regional Park where the offspring outnumbered the adults. Last-minute exchanges of addresses and phone numbers, fond farewells, and Tylenol wrapped-up the weekend activities. What a surprise to see Paul Kadin at the picnic too!

From: Bob Lau (1976) blau[AT]clark.net Date: Sat, 10 Aug 1996 Subject: Whassup?

Nothing much, really. Life since Peary has been pretty good, actually. I’ve worked four jobs since graduating from UMCP and I got my Master’s recently from UM University College. Worked at The Washington Ear, a radio reading service for the blind for three years, then NUS Training Corporation in Gaithersburg for ten years, then a multimedia company, ThunderWave, who did the multimedia applications for the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and now I work in College Park for the University of Maryland University College in the Office of Instructional Development as their Distance Education Telecommunications Planning Coordinator. I like the academic environment a lot. Alas, my contractual term there expires at the end of August with no guarantee for a renewal or extension – so if you have any leads, I’ll surely follow-up on them!

I operate a public BBS focusing on interactive communication and multimedia, I’m active with a couple of professional organizations on on their Boards, and I speak occasionally at conferences. I’m single, but been attached to a wonderful girl named Kristy for over 2-1/2 years and we went to Ireland in June (her gift to me for getting my graduate degree) and we enjoy visiting plantations (Williamsburg), mansions, antiquing, dining out, travel, yard sales. We have two cats and are living in Germantown, MD. I’m also an AFTRA-SAG part-time actor and have been doing movies, industrials, commercials, and TV shows since 1986, with the most recent work in a movie called “Washington Square” with Jennifer Jason Leigh where I play a Chinese coolie. My most “horrific” experience was getting yelled at by Mary Stuart Masterson on the set of “Gardens of Stone” and my most memorable experience was working with Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington in “The Pelican Brief.” If you have to know, yes, Holly Hunter is a sweetheart, William Hurt is a jerk, Merryl Streep smells, Charlie Sheen IS a slut, Clint Eastwood is COOL, Melanie Griffith is an airhead, Arnold Schwartzenegger has a HUGE neck, Roseanne is disgusting and has painted-on eyebrows, Linda Hamilton has MUSCLES, and Courtney Love is on drugs (DUH). So much for “Entertainment Tonight” gossip.

I stay in touch “semi-regularly” with Darrell Moy, who up and quit his “career” job a few years ago to pursue a new career with Bridgestone sporting division – he is always on the road with the pro golf tours and he enjoys… well, golf. Darrell recently separated from his wife of 6 years (no kids). I also stay in touch with Al Nishi, who also serves as my CPA. Al is divorced with no kids and has his own CPA firm that covers the entire top floor of that building in the center of Rockville (Monroe Street) with the antennae all over it – on a clear day, one can see DC from his office. Others I have run into and “try” to stay in touch with are Debbie Dempsey Desibour (she’s married to Greg Desibour, class of ’75 I think) who has two children, and I used to work with a fellow from the class of 1966(?!) who married Joe Reid’s sister, Laura (class of 1975). Recently I threw a dinner/party at Rosecroft Raceway and Neal Pizzano and Ed Wheeler attended. As you may be aware, Jack Diamond (aka Diamond Phillips, aka Harvey-something) on Q107’s morning show is a graduate of Peary (class of 1972?)… he occasionally mentions Peary HS and once spoke about Miss Fox (English, Parkland Junior High for us) and what a “fox” she was on the air. She is out of the Montgomery County School system now after serving as the Principal of Seneca Valley High School in Germantown. Recent contacts with Maureen Difulgo Bladen and Diane Arena Wilson as a result of the reunion – plus many others I still need to contact and stay in touch with. Geesee, Patti, you have my head turning towards every white convertible I see now (just KIDDING)!

So it goes with this first issue of the newsletter. I hope the next one is chock-full of YOUR news, so start writing and spread the word, okay? Thanks!

Bob Lau

From: Neal Lee Pizzano (1976) npizzano[AT]erols.com Date: Tue, 6 Aug 1996 Subject: Peary Classmates’ e-mail addresses

Mr. Boteler:

I’m so glad that you were able to join in on the celebration. We were very pleased that you, and a few other teachers, were able to be a part of our reunion. You, and the other faculty, helped to make us what we are today. For that, we are eternally grateful. Thank You!

Bob Lau has started a Peary High School News Letter, which he will transmit every couple of months. I will forward a new list of e-mail addresses each time I receive new ones. That way, everyone will always have a complete list (with the newest ones highlighted). Please, let any other faculty members know about this. Are you a member of “The Friends of Peary”? I understand this is a group of former Peary faculty members that have a reunion once a year. It would be great if we could tap into this source.

I maintain a listing of all (or nearly all) graduates and faculty from Peary, from 1963-1984. This list is incomplete, but currently contain over 9600 names. It only contains a couple of thousand addresses. I am slowly trying to fill in the gaps. I hope this effort will help keep the Peary High School Family closer. This is my way of helping.

I’ll send more info later

Ciao for Now!!!!!!

Neal Pizzano

Midnight Sun Online
Volume 1, Number 1, August 1996

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