On December 18, 1969, the CHS band recorded a Christmas album on the stage of the old CHS auditorium. Band members were from the Classes of 1970, 71, 72 & 73, under the direction of band director Ralph Sgrillo. So, from 40 years ago, a blast from the past..


December 24, 2009

Class of '65 - Pat Callahan has a Then & Now page.

December 22, 2009

The Partridge family has been added to the family pages.

December 17, 2009

J. Richard Franklin from the MHS class of '48 wrote to back in June to identify the Cromwell students in the class of 1948 and those who were known to be deceased. His note was unfortunately put aside at the time due to the upcoming reunion and it just came to light again. I apologize to Richard for taking so long to act on his information.

December 15, 2009

Mark Roy '70 submitted the CHS Band recordings from a 1969 Holiday album. Currently one track is available in the box above. The rest are on a scrapbook page.

The Pirruccio/Pryor family has been added to the family pages.

December 04, 2009

Class of '76 - Our condolances to the family of Susie Johnson, who's death was reported in today's paper.

December 02, 2009

Class of '65 - Another new photo has been added to Mary Henderson's scrapbook. It is Halloween 1956.

December 01, 2009

Class of '65 - A new photo has been added to Mary Henderson's scrapbook. It is the ?1961-62 JV Cheerleading squad.

November 22, 2009

May Zellers Preble received an email from Frank Seligman saying his brother (and twin), Paul, passed away on Friday, Nov. 20, 2009. For those who know the Seligmans, Frank's contact information is: frankseligman@msn.com

November 21, 2009

Class of '76 - Rena Fisk sent some new photos for her Then & Now page.

November 6, 2009

Class of '80 - Mrs. Ostergren's class at graduation and Miss Behm's 4th grade class are now in the 1980 Early Years. That is all of them. I need ID's for the graduation picture.
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Class of '80 - Mrs. Kotok's 1st grade class and Miss Hatton's 3rd grade class are now in the 1980 Early Years. Still 2 more to go. .
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November 6, 2009

Class of '80 - Tina Sullivan lent me some photos of some early years classes. I have a second one of Mrs. Ostergren's kindergarten classes, Mrs. Litka's 2nd grade class and Mr. Jasenski's 5th grade class in the 1980 Early Years. There are 4 more that I am working on. If anyone know if they went to morning or afternoon kindergarten, I would like to know.

November 2, 2009

Class of '65 - Mary Henderson sent some photo scans (via Joan Hatfield) which I have put into a page in the 1965 Scrapbook.

November 1, 2009

Class of '72 - Our condolances to the family of Dennis Nash, who's death was reported in today's paper.

October 29, 2009

Our condolances David Schwartz '81, who lost his son Joshua past week.

October 29, 2009

Our condolances to the family of Robert Duval, a Cromwell student in the class of 1949 at MHS. His children attended CHS. His daughter Laura '71, sent a lovely letter which is included on Robert's memorial page.

October 15, 2009

Class of '81 - David Schwartz added two photos to his page.

I could use some more imput for this site. People need to start digging in their attics or going through the moving boxes that they have never opened in ten years to see if they have anything to add.

September 3, 2009

The search function above is now powered by Google, but will still only search this site.

August 28 , 2009

Class of '87 - Our condolances to the family of Michelle Daniele, '87, who's death was reported in today's paper.

August 24 , 2009

Class of '65 - Tony Lolli has a Then and Now page

August 21 , 2009

Class of '65 - Linda Flynn Groeper sent two photos taken during her grade school years; Field day and brownies. They are in the 1965 section of the Scrapbook.

August 18 , 2009

All School Reunion - Maria Ruffino Tolman '73 photos of All School Reunion are available (see reunion link above). Hers are pages 59 thru 61.

August 14 , 2009

Class of '66 This is a Public Service Commercial in which Roger Capilos took part.

August 13 , 2009

Class of '62 It is with sadness that the death of Joan Branciforte Barillaro '62 is reported.

July 31, 2009

One more of Dorene Caso Gugliemino '59 Panther Prints is in the Scrapbook . The new one is marked NEW 7/31/09.

July 30, 2009

Dorene Caso Gugliemino '59 gave me some more publications that I have put into the Scrapbook . The new ones are marked NEW 7/30/09

July 28, 2009

All School Reunion - Henry Groeper '60 and Nancy Dagle '66 photos of All School Reunion are available (see reunion link above). Henry's are pages 46 thru 55. Nancy's are pages 56 thru 58.

July 28 , 2009

All School Reunion - Michael Groeper '68 photos of All School Reunion are available (see reunion link above). His are pages 36 thru 45

July 27 , 2009

All School Reunion - Nancy Dagle '66 sent some photos of All School Reunion and of John Swingen's Friday evening party. I only have the Friday party so far. (see reunion link above). I also have some photos from Michael & Henry Groeper, and some more photos and memorabilia for '59 & '60 from Dorene Caso Gugliemino that I am working on.

July 20, 2009

Class of '59 - Dorene Caso Gugliemino gave photos of the class of '59's sophomore year, with a special nod of thanks to Mrs. Egan who saved and gave them to Dorene. She also gave a lot more photos that I am scanning and will be putting on as I get them done.

July 13 , 2009

Class of '77 It is with sadness and a sense of shock that the death of Anthony Varricchio, Jr. has been reported in the newspaper. Tony was at the All school Reunion just 2 weeks ago. He is another example of how fragile life can be.

July 12 , 2009

All School Reunion - Linda Davidson Bittner '71 and Roger Capilos '66 sent some more photos of All School Reunion (see link above).

July 11 , 2009

All School Reunion - John Swingen '66 sent some more photos of All School Reunion (see link above). John has the only photo I've seen with the ominous clouds before the storm.

Roger Capilos sent a note about the reunion and I have started a page called Memories that can also be accessed in the above link.

July 10, 2009

Class of '76 - Rena Fisk sent an update for her Then & Now page.

Class of '65 - Bob Halstedt sent an update for his Then & Now page.

Class of '59 and '60 - Larry Jezouit put together a '59-'60 reunion Journal and it can be also found in the reunion sections of 1959 and 1960

July 9, 2009

Class of '59 and '60 - Dick Nixon sent more photos of the '59-'60 reunion on Friday evening. The new pages are 21-22. Gail Summ sent some by way of Larry Jezouit and they are pages 23-26.

July 8, 2009

Class of '65 - Harry Pomstein sent his kindergarten graduation photo. Thank you to Robin Russell, Allen Swanson, Ellen Byrnes and Claire Bonney for some of the ID's. There are more needed, so if you recognize yourself or anyone else, please let me know. Ellen also said that she was in the morning class, so I had them mixed up and have changed them accordingly.

July 6 , 2009

All School Reunion - Bob Halstedt sent some more photos of All School Reunion (see link above).

July 2 , 2009

All School Reunion - More photos of All School Reunion (see above).

Class of '59 - There are photos of the 1959 Senior ball now in the scrapbook given by Alan Myhal.

Class of '59 and '60 - more photos of the '59-'60 reunion on Friday evening. The new pages are 15-20. There is also a link from the 1959 and 1960 pages for reunions and these photos can be accessed there also.

June 28, 2009

All School Reunion - Photos of All School Reunion (See link above). I have added the rest of Richard & Janice Carlson '61 photos and Joanie Hatfield's '65 photos. There is also a link on the main reunion page to The "official" photos, and Henry Groeper's photos. I have added Sandy Clark Doyle's '78 photos

June 28, 2009

The link is fixed. Sorry about that. I should have mentioned that you could get to the pictures from the above reunion link or the Reunion information link at the left.
All School Reunion - photos of All School Reunion are at the link above. I was having so much fun that I hardly took any photos. I hope that everyone who was taking photos will send them so I can put them on this site. I wish I had taken a picture of the end of the reunion with the rain blowing sideways and the hail coming down. A good time was had by all !!! Rena Fisk '76 sent pictures that have been added. Several others have sent photos also and I will add them all as quickly as I can.

I have also added some of the ones that Richard & Janice Carlson '61 sent. I will add the rest of theirs and the other people's photos in the morning.

June 26, 2009

Class of '59 and '60 - '59-'60 reunion this past evening. It was getting late so only the first photos are identified. Many People were taking photos, so if I didn't get your picture, someone did and it will be put up here.

June 26, 2009

Class of '60 - Mary Ann Syzdek '60 sent information and photos for her "Then & Now" page.

June 24, 2009

Class of '59 - Leon Gibbs '59*(MHS), has sent some photos for his "Then & Now" page.

June 23, 2009

Class of '65 - Bill Young '65 sent some teacher and friend rememberances that I put on his "Then & Now" page and also on the Teacher Accolades page.

June 22, 2009

Class of '60 - Richard Nixon '60 sent information and photos for his "Then & Now" page.

Class of '81 - David Schwartz '81 sent a note to his teachers, friends and other classmates that I have added to his "Then & Now" page. I also put his nice comments about some of his teachers on the Teacher Accolades page.

Class of '65 - Bill Young '65 sent information for his "Then & Now" page.

June 20, 2009

Class of '68 - Mary Ann Samolyk sent an update of her life and it is on a "Then & Now" page.

June 20, 2009

All School Reunion - I updated the Watrous Park map page to include a map of Cromwell for those who have been away a long time.

June 19, 2009

Class of '59 - Leon Gibbs '59*(MHS), who was freshman class president before moving to Middletown, sent a letter which is on a "Now" page.

June 12, 2009

Class of '84 - Kim Goebel Mikolajczak '85, sent photos from the 1980 8th grade yearbook. They are in the 1984 Early years section section. There is a link at the bottom of the page to the 1980 Middle School Staff and Administration.

Class of '85 - Kim Goebel Mikolajczak '85, sent photos from her 1981 8th grade yearbook. They are in the 1985 Early years section section. There is a link at the bottom of the page to the 1981 Middle School Staff and Administration.

June 10, 2009

Class of '59 - Conrad "Doc" Schilke '59 sent information and photos for his "Then & Now" page.

June 4, 2009

Class of '85 - Kim Goebel Mikolajczak '85, sent a few photos from her senior year and they are in the scrapbook section.

June 1, 2009

Class of '59 - Laurie Heldt Rhodes '59 sent information and photos for her "Now" page

May 20, 2009

Class of '84 - Allan Downie from the Class of 1984 died back in 1994. He has been added to the Memorial section.

May 18, 2009

A nice jump today in names of those attending the reunion. I just added over 20 that just came in.

May 7, 2009

Class of '81 - Bill Eager identified a few more classmates in the Kindergarten photo

May 5, 2009

Class of '73 - Carle Partridge Grabowski '73sent a new photo for her now page

May 3, 2009

Class of '66 A photo and obituary was sent for Joanne Monnes from the Class of 1966. Her Family moved to Ohio and she graduated out there.

April 21, 2009

Luella Schreier Huntley, a long time member of the Cromwell Board of Education and a 1938 Cromwell graduate of Middletown High School passed away on April 18th. Our condolances to her family.

Class of '73 - Mark Pagano sent a bio and pictures and is in the 1973 Then & Now.

April 20, 2009

The Classes of 1960, 1968 and 1970 have added a list of their lost classmates to the reunion site. Also a letter and information that has gone out to all the alumni of the classes of 1959 and 1960 has been posted in the Reunion information index

Class of '70 - Miss Bonvino's 2nd grade class has been added to the 1970 Early Years.

April 18, 2009

Class of '59 - Alice Hatfield Azure has updated the information and some of the photos on her page.

April 14, 2009

I put a page in the above 2009 reunion site for lists of people that representatives or committees can't find or lost track of since graduation. So far it is just the class of 1959, but if anyone else want to list classmates just send me a list.

Class of '81 I just learned that Joseph Liseo from the Class of 1981 had died back in 2007. He has been added to the Memorial section.

April 10, 2009

Class of '95 I just learned recently that Chris Benson from the Class of 1995 had died as the result of an accident back in 1997. He has been added to the Memorial section.

Dick Nixon sent scans of his last 2 editions of the Panter Prints (November 1957 and May 1958) and they can be found in the Scrapbook.

April 8, 2009

Funeral services for Everett Dagle will be held Friday, April 10, at Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill, at 1:30 p.m. Burial will be in Rose Hill Memorial Park with military honors. Friends may call at Rose Hill Funeral Home on Thursday, April 9, from 5 to 7 p.m.

April 7, 2009

I have added a list to the "who's coming" page of those who have indicated that they intend to come but have not yet registered. If you would like to be included on this list, please just send me an email. That way people can see who else plans to be there.

Our condolances to the Dagle family on the passing of our original custodian, Everett Dagle. I got this note from Dianne Dagle Brainerd yesterday.

"I have to report that my uncle Ebby Dagle passed away this morning. He was 97 years old and was still living in his house. That is the way he wanted to go. He watched the UCONN girls last night and passed this morning.Most of you know him as our high school janitor. I do not have any info as yet. I can post calling hours etc when I know."

The 1967 and 1968 Cromwell students at Vinal Regional Technical School have been added. Thank you to Michael Groeper for getting the books and thank you to Joe Passamano for lending them out.

April 6, 2009

Dick Nixon sent scans of 2 more editions of the Panter Prints and they can be found in the Scrapbook. These two are the full edition of June 1958 (page 2 was there previously) and October 1958.

March 24, 2009

Our condolances to the family of one of CHS' first English Teachers, Regina Lee, who died on March 22.

Dick Nixon sent some more Panther Prints (December 1959 and April 1960) They can be seen in the Scrapbook .

March 21, 2009

On behalf of the alumni, I would like to congratulate the 2008-9 Cromwell Panther Basketball Team on their Class S CIAC State Championship.

March 14, 2009

Class of '72 Kathy Valk lent us her Mercy 1972 yearbook and the cromwell seniors have been added to the 1972 senior class pictures page.

A few things have been added to the scrapbook in the mid 60's sections.

March 11, 2009

Dick Nixon sent some photos from the Class of '60 Senior class play dress rehearsal and they can be seen in the Scrapbook .

March 10, 2009

Dick Nixon sent a photo from the Class of '60 Junior class play and can be seen in the Scrapbook .

The Top Ten List has been moved to 2009 Archive

David has been working on giving the site a somewhat unified look and this can be seen on the Mailroom sign in page, the Submit to this site page, the Reunion Information page, and the Scrapbook page. All of these can be accessed from the buttons at left.

March 6, 2009

Who's coming to the 2009 reunion has been updated.

March 4, 2009

You may or may not have noticed that the scrapbook has changed somewhat. David and I had been talking about it and got Dick Nixon involved with some suggestions on how to improve the look, content and ease of use of the scrapbook, and while the three of us didn't always exactly agree on everything, what is there now is the result. David is also working on a bit of a new look for it also. We have defined mementos of each year as those things that has common interest to that year, and scrapbook contents as one's more personal memorabilia. Right now there are things in the scrapbooks that will have to be brought out and put into the Mementos sections, but I will be working on that for a while.

March 3, 2009

Class of '62 Gil Santavenere sent a recent photo and I have put it on a "Now" page.

Panther Prints for December 1963 and November 1966 are now in the Scrapbook . These are also from Margaret Davis Colella '69,

March 2, 2009

Panther Prints for February 1964 is now in the Scrapbook . This is another from Margaret Davis Colella '69,

February 28, 2009

Dick Nixon found a few scans that he had done earlier of single pages of some Panther Prints. June 1958 (page 2), December 1958 (page 1) and June 1960 (page 1) are now in the Scrapbook .

February 25, 2009

Our condolances to the family of William Goodwin. He was a Cromwell student who graduated from MHS in 1957.

February 21, 2009

Class of '79 Tim Griffin's sister Sharon sent me some photos and his obit that I have added to the 1979 Memorial page. Tim died in 1985.

February 19, 2009

Panther Prints for December 1962 is now in the Scrapbook . This one came from Margaret Davis Colella '69, and I have a few more that she gave me that will be going on soon.

February 17, 2009

Class of '81 David Schwartz added some pictures and a message to his classmates on his Then and Now page.

Class of '69 The Seniors from Cromwell at Mercy and at Vinal in the class of 1969 are now on the Class of '69 site. Thank you again (Joan) Amber Valk Caverly-Shepherd

February 16, 2009

Class of '60 Mrs. Gibbons 2nd grade class is now in the Early Years for 1960. Thank you Dick Nixon.

Dick Nixon also sent an issue of a school paper that I had not seen before. It is a pre-Highlights paper from Nathaniel White called the Quarterly Review and can be found in the Scrapbook. It is from June 1951 and has articles about the next school year and the teachers at the school at the time as well as small articles, stories and poems that the children wrote. The class of 1959 was in 4th grade here and some of the last classes going to MHS also have articles.

February 15, 2009

Class of '70 The Seniors from Cromwell in the Mercy class of 1970 are now on the Class of '70 site. Thank you (Joan) Amber Valk Caverly-Shepherd

Panther Prints for May 1957 and June 1959 are now in the Scrapbook .

February 14, 2009

Our condolances to the family of Rita Fontanelli Marselli '40 MHS who passed away on February 8th. Rita lived in Middletown until she married, then she and her husband Daniel spent many years in Cromwell, raising three children, Frank, Danita and Robert as well as grandchildren and great-granchildren who went to Cromwell schools.

February 12, 2009

Panther Prints for December 1956 and March 1957 are now in the Scrapbook .

Class of '84 I have added Shelly Ann Bonewicz to the "1984 Memorial page." She died in 2004.

February 10, 2009

Highlights for June 1955 and Panther Prints for December 1957 are now in the Scrapbook .

February 9, 2009

Class of '69 Margaret Davis Colella gave me her Kindergarten graduation photos of your class.

February 7, 2009

Our condolances to the family of Charles Shea '53 MHS who passed away on February 1st.

Class of '81 David Schwartz sent Mrs. Ostergren's Kindergarten class photos of your class. I don't know if this was morning or afternoon session.

February 6, 2009

Class of '81 David Schwartz's Then and Now page has new photos.

Class of '59 and all the other early years classes. More of Alice Hatfield Azure's scrapbook is up on the site. 1955-56 basketball (all freshmen) is in the scrapbook and a news article from the 56-57 season is added to that page in the scrapbook

Class of '68 Bill Swanson sent Miss Golub's's 4th grade class photos of your class.

Class of '83 Michael Slifer loaned us Mr. Frederick's 5th grade class photos of your class.

Class of '81 David Schwartz sent Mrs. Eckersley's 1st grade class photos of your class.

Between us, my brother David and I worked like mad to get all the new stuff we have gotten in the last few days up and on the site for all to enjoy. I still have about half of Alice Hatfield Azure's scrapbook to do, and David Schwartz is going to send a few more photos so there will continue to be new stuff for a little while at least.

February 5, 2009

Our condolances to the family of Helene Loveless who's death was reported today in the newspaper.

February 4, 2009

Class of '83 Tracy Way Deegan sent me the 8th grade photos of your class.

February 3, 2009

Class of '59 I have started a scrapbook page for Alice Hatfield Azure's photos and memorabilia. As I get more done, I will probably rearrange the content of the pages. If I had read her note to me before putting up the 6th grade class yesterday, I would have known that the teacher was Mrs. Anderson.

February 2, 2009

Class of '59 Alice Hatfield has loaned me a treasure trove of photos and memorabilia that I am starting to get scanned. What I have up here first is a 6th grade class but I don't know the teacher's name. This can also be found through "Early Year" on the '59 page. I'll be adding more soon.

January 25, 2009

Class of '58 MHS has lost another alumnus. Our condolances to the family of Robert Wesoloski.

January 23, 2009

Class of '84 I have added Kent Gageby to the "1984 Memorial page." He died unexpectedly in 2002.

January 19, 2009

Class of '98 Your Freshman year pictures have been added to the "Early Years".

January 18, 2009

Class of '97 Your Freshman year pictures have been added to the "Early Years".

January 15, 2009

Class of '96 Your Freshman year pictures have been added to the "Early Years".

January 14, 2009

Class of '95 Your Freshman year pictures have been added to the "Early Years".

January 13, 2009

Class of '94 Your Freshman year pictures have been added to the "Early Years".

Class of '93 Your Freshman year pictures have been added to the "Early Years".

Class of '83 I have added Lenore Gulliksen to the "1983 Memorial page." She died in 1991 as the result of an automobile accident.

January 11, 2009

Class of '92 Your Freshman year pictures have been added to the "Early Years".

January 10, 2009

Class of '91 Your Freshman year pictures have been added to the "Early Years".

Class of '89 Your Freshman year pictures have been added to the "Early Years".

Class of '88 Your Freshman year pictures have been added to the "Early Years".

January 7, 2009

Linda Jacobson '70, sent me a photo of her father's grade school class from (probably) North West School. The kids look about 4th grade. Her father, Douglas Jacobson, was born in 1919, so if anyone else had a parent or parents born in or around that year, take a look and see if you recognize anyone. The photo is in the scrapbook and can be found directly here.

January 4, 2009

Happy New Year !!. Vollunteers are needed for the Day of the reunion in June. Click on the above link to see how you can be of help.

Everything in this "New & News" section before December has been added to the "Index Page Archive."

March 10, 2009

Top Ten List Moved to Archive