IHS 1978 reunion website

Monday, August 24, 2015

Update for the Reunion later this week!

Aug 28 - Aug 30

Here is the last (we think) update for our casual 37th. Please share with anyone who might like to come, including other years and non-IHSers. We are just looking for warm, friendly company!

Friday, August 28:
Boatyard Grill, 6pm - ?

Saturday, August 29
Lower Treman, meet at the picnic tables to hang out or hike: 1pm
Ithaca Beer Company food and drink and outdoor games: 4pm

Sunday, August 30
Perhaps a breakfast? We’ll decide together in person.

If it rains, we will have to be resourceful at the last minute.
My cell: seven-one-seven 480 8874
Looking forward to a great time with anyone and everyone who shows up.

Warmly, Claire de Boer


Wednesday, July 9, 2015


Hi IHS '78'ers!

If you haven't heard already, here's the story: we are putting together a 37th reunion in Ithaca on August 28,29, 30. Really. A BYOE (*Everything) weekend just to spend some time together, share some laughs and low-key adventures. That's it. Please share this with anyone I have missed– thanks.

Here's how things are leaning:

Friday evening, August 28
Bookers Backyard by the old North Forty because a few of you have recommended it as an easy, casual place that accommodates groups. http://www.bookersbackyard.com

Saturday, August 29
1pm hike at Buttermilk (or Treman) State Park
3pm-8pmish Ithaca Beer Company by the south end of the inlet. http://ithacabeer.com They have outdoor tables, food, home brew, and room for us to play some outdoor games.

Sunday, August 30 Breakfast together somewhere TBD

We have a growing number of yes's and a bunch more maybe's. Families, friends welcome too, of course. Would you like to join us? It would be a pleasure. Just let me know which events and then show up!
Here's to celebrating great company… midstream!

Best wishes, Claire de Boer


Thursday, June 25, 2013

Wrap Up!

What a great time classmates had reconnecting at our 35th Reunion! Attached is a “Reunion Wrap up” intended for everyone - regardless of whether or not you were able to attend the reunion.

Many photos from our reunion can be found on our Facebook page: Ithaca High School Class of 1978 (on the Photo Tab)

We are CREATING a NEW DATABASE in preparation for future reunions – particularly the 40th

Please take a moment to click on this link: update your contact info. Your contact information will feed directly into a database and be ready to be used by whoever chooses to plan the 40th Reunion.

Down the road, if any of your contact information changes, please take a moment to come back to the link and update your information! Thanks.

group shot


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Look who's coming!

As of today —here’s who is coming to at least one of the reunion events.

Alex Harwit, Allison Hogue, Allison (Doney) Riley, Allison (Durham) Vincent, Bill Chaffee, Claire de Boer, Dan Jenkins, Dave Mazurek, Denise (Corbit) Beeners, Douglas Calnek, Eric Bowman, Gail (Braun) Piazza, Jackie (McDonnell) Bangs, Jane Smith, Jeanette (Aumick) Owens, Jeffrey McAdams, Jennifer Livesay, John Baldini, Julie (Heffron) Sorrell, Kathy Levatich, Kathy (Belous) Troy, Ken Moraff, Kyllikki (Hodgen) Inman, Linda Marie (Reid) Heegard, Lisa (Hashimoto) Payne, Mark Mecenas, Mikel Cary, Mimi (deWysocki) Simmons, Nancy Nesheim, Noni Korf, Norm Jordan, Renee (DiPasquale) Seibel, Bobby Troy, Rodney Kemp, Susan (Slaght) Cary, Susan (Spencer) Coin, Zoe (Brinkerhoff) Wells...

Feel free to contact us at: ihsclassof1978 @ gmail.com for an up-to-date list.
(if you prefer that your name not be displayed on this list, let us know)

If you haven't done it yet, please Register for reunion – July 12-14th!


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Reunion Updates - Tshirts available!

We hope you will join us for the reunion! We want to let you know – some of your classmates have generously made an extra donation to anonymously assist classmates who might currently be facing some financial challenges. So, please don’t let cost prevent you from attending – contact us at: ihsclassof1978 @ gmail.com (the information shared will be kept in strict confidence)

So far we have 40 folks registed for our reunion. If you haven't done it yet, please Register for reunion – July 12-14th!

Want to purchase a REUNION SHIRT or MUG?

Many thanks to Kevin Stoneman for designing our Ithaca High Reunion Shirts and mugs!!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Reunion Updates

Register for our upcoming reunion – July 12-14th! And… since you’re here… it would be great if you would take a moment and help us by updating your contact info.
(regardless of whether or not you are planning on attending the reunion)

Are you on Facebook? Join our Facebook group!

Our SKUNK REPORT was sent to those classmates who are not on our Ithaca High School Class of 1978 facebook page or who we don’t have a valid email address.


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Yes, we're ON! Help us keep in contact with you!

Start planning now to join us THIS SUMMER!
We sent out a mailer and emails about the event. Did you receive one?

It's not easy keeping track of everyone after so many years, so we are hoping that you will help us by updating your contact info.


Monday, December 13, 2010

Save the Date! July 12 - 14, 2013

Start planning now to join us as we celebrate being out of high school FOREVER!
If our previous gatherings are a good indicator then this should be a blast. Don’t lament missing another great time, plan now to join us in Ithaca for a weekend of re-uniting.

class photo


IHS Class of 1978 class 50th Birthday Party Celebration July 30th & 31st

Our weekend Birthday celebration is fast approaching and we are thrilled by all the people who are planning to attend. The class of 1975 and 1980 are having their 35th & 30th reunions this weekend also. Hopefully you will run into old friends from those classes too.

Your class organizes are waiting with open arms for you!

Weekend activities

Friday Free Music at Castaways (the old A Salty Dog)
Go Gone
will be playing from 5-8 and there is no cover! Come enjoy visiting with old friends on the deck and enjoy listening to this fun band. This is a great way to get the weekend started and a chance to make some of your own plans for other self guided activities. For more info go to:

Saturday Picnic at Upper Buttermilk 4-7
Food provided by The Italian Carryout, $20 per person includes beverages, dinner and cake. Please pre register so we know how many to plan for. (Kids under 8 are free) If you have not signed up but are planning to attend please email us today at
ihsclassof1978@gmail.com so we can get you on the list.

There is an entrance fee for the State Park. Feel free to organize yourselves if you want to carpool and reduce the cost of the park entrance fee.

Saturday Night at The Haunt - Free Boody Institute 7-10 pm
After the picnic, come support Ithaca's local music scene!
Free Boody Institute (a.k.a. our classmate Franklin's 70's funk band!)
is the revival band that exposes the great FUNK and R&B B-Side classics of the 70’s! Classic danceable music by Sly and the Family Stone, Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Earth Wind & Fire, Chaka Kahn, Chic and many, many others.
Based in Ithaca, NY, FBI was founded by IHS 1978 classmate Franklin Henry Jr. and his buddies London McDaniel and members of the Blue Sky Mission Club and the Bernie Milton R&B Allstars.

Note: the Haunt is no longer on Green Street! It's over on Willow Ave, on the way to the city golf course.

See you soon!


Monday, April 12, 2010

Save the Date! Saturday July 31, 2010 -- 50 yr bday bash!!

What: a party
Why: get together and mark our mutual mid-century milestone
Where: Upper Buttermilk Falls
When: July 31st, 2010
Who: You and me and all of 487 of our IHS classmates (plus friends and families of course!!)

Details will be coming.
are you on Facebook? Join our Facebook group!

see you soon!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Join us in Ithaca THIS SUMMER -- 50 yr bday bash!

Hey all, hoping we can get together this summer for a big birthday party!

No, it's not a reunion year, but we had so much fun last time, who can wait another 8 years??!

More news to come...

Friday, January 23, 2009

West Hill Elementary School

Here's a photo from Friday night, where we tried to gather all the "kids" from West Hill School that attended the reunion. How many can you name?

Thanks to Elizabeth (Dougherty) Johnson for the photo!
(Missing from the photo, but at the party: Chris Reuning and Denise (Corbit) Beemers. Tony Townley couldn't make it until Saturday so he's also missed in the photo.)

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

photos from the reunion

Thursday, September 4, 2008

wonder who showed up?

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

picnic pic

First photo of many?
If you have photos to share, please send them to us or send us a link!

Friday, August 1, 2008

This Weekend!

Looking forward to a great weekend!!

Even the weather looks cooperative.