Remembering Francine (Rose) Strane
It is with great sadness that we report that Francine (Rose) Strane passed away on February 8, 2014. Here is the URL link to the obituary from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and a more detailed story and a report from WPXI-TV about the magnificent impact she had to so many people. She is survived by her husband of 24 years, Roger W. Strane; a son, James R. Strane; a daughter, Elizabeth E. Strane; and six brothers and one sister. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Cards may be sent to Roger W. Strane, 11 Roseanne Circle, Irwin, PA 15642-7826. Our thoughts and prayers are with Francine's families and loved ones.
Announcing a New Web Site
Since we launched this web site several years ago, I often heard people ask if there was a way for us to preserve our photos, records, videos, etc. While there is the CAHS Facebook page, which required folks to be on Facebook (which many people do not want to do) and also had limitations as to what could be posted and how it could be displayed.
With that in mind, I'm pleased to announce that a new website has specifically been set up that is for all the graduating classes of CAHS to use that is free to sign up (unfortunately, the system doesn't let your sign-in and profile here work across other sites!) and use. While our website is still in "beta" mode, there will be a Facebook connection ability in the near future.
This new website so far has audio recordings from many years of CAHS band and choral concerts, some videos provided by the amazing Lee Schaeffer, and some photos provided thus far. I'm hopeful as people learn about the site, more content can be added.
Just like our class website, donations are needed to maintain the new website itself as well as to cover the costs for software to digitize all of these photos, records, and videos.
Check out the new website, register, make a donation, and send us your artifacts!
Save The Date
CAHS Class of 1979 35th Reunion
Saturday, October 11, 2014
The Class of 1979 is pleased to announce that our 35th reunion is going to be an evening to remember!
We've changed the date from the traditional Thanksgiving weekend to the earlier Columbus Day weekend!
We've changed the location from the more formal country club setting to the casual ambience of the legendary D'Imperio's Restaurant in Penn Center, where there is abundant free parking!
And, most importantly, we've listened to your survey feedback and lowered our cost to $45.00 per person!
To make our 35th reunion affordable to all, we've created an outstanding buffet that combines delicious hot and cold small appetizers, salad, fresh Italian breads, plus a superb selection of bite-size main entree items, complimented by dessert and non-alcoholic beverages (don't worry, a cash bar is also available).
D'Imperio's will have plenty of smaller tables and locations inside, plus we adjoin an outdoor heated covered patio for you to spend time with your fellow classmates and catch up on the past five years.
We will announce more details as the months progress, but for now, we need you to help us meet our goal of $500.00 to cover our initial costs and deposits.
Go to the "Donate" button on the home page to make your "reservation deposit" - your donation will be applied to your $45.00 ticket price.
If you have any specific questions, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Announcing the Launch of a Special Event
"CAHS Alumni Celebrate Larry Cervi"
Saturday, August 30, 2014
A special event will be held on August 30, 2014 for "CAHS Alumni Celebrate Larry Cervi". More information on this event, and to register for more information, can be located on the "Other CAHS Sites" on the tab to the left, which will link to a new external site.
Email Address Bounceback
As of October 1, 2013
Kathleen Blazak, Tammy (Dorencamp) Pampena, Jonathan Leeper, Mark Matty, Lisa (Merge) Walters, Joel Robosky, Daryl Saltzman, Frank Sapienza, Karen (Smith) Keller, Frank Spena, Marilyn (Timm) DiBernardo, Jim Ways, Beth (Webb) Borza - Your email addresses are kicking back. Please send email directly to email@example.com with a valid email or phone number so you can be contacted! If others know how to contact these classmates, please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will continue to track them down!