Digital copies are $35 and are available for purchase for all years in the 1960s and specific class years 1971, 1976, 1981, 1986, and 1996.
Why only these years? The Alumni Foundation decided to first offer digital copies to classes having reunions in 2016. We will release more yearbooks for digital purchase in the coming months. They will be released by decades. A notice will be emailed to alumni when additional digital copies are available.
The digital yearbooks are placed on a flash drive. They can be mailed or picked up in the alumni office at the high school.
You can order by visiting: http://www.amherstalumni.org/Purchase-Yearbook.htm
The Class of 1979’s Tom Hambridge has put together the Tom Hambridge Americana Music Festival. It’s going to to take place on Saturday, June 25th and Sunday June, 26th at the Sportsmen Tavern in Buffalo’s Black Rock neighborhood.
From Buffalo Rising:
The impressive two-day talent line-up (two festivals in one) includes Tom Hambridge and the Rattlesnakes, Commander Cody Band, Bill Kirchen and Too Much Fun, The Willies Ten Cent Howl, The Steam Donkeys, Leroy Townes, McCarthyism, Uncle Ben’s Remedy, Flatbed and The Kensingtons.
Americana music fans are not going to want to miss this show.
To find out more about the festival, visit Buffalo Rising by clicking here—>
Sue Fay Allen ’57 and Carl Klingenschmitt
Sue Fay Allen and Carl Klingenschmitt wear many hats.
Residents of Akron, the couple was recently nominated by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra for the “Un-Sung Heros” award in acknowledgment of their philanthropy to the Western New York musical community.
In an award ceremony being held May 25 at the Hotel Lafayette in downtown Buffalo, Allen and Klingenschmitt were to be presented with the award by the Arts Services Initiative of WNY.
Allen and Klingenschmitt are both retired; Allen was the music coordinator for the Amherst schools, and her husband was an engineer.
Since retiring, the two have searched out ways to remain active and involved as a team.
“You begin to see the things you can make a difference in,” Allen said of retirement.
The duo focused their energy on music, Klingenschmitt as a problem solver and Allen as the “Energizer bunny.”
Read full story on Amherst Bee—>
Our office received the following from the Amherst Retired Teachers Association (ARTA):
We regret to inform you of the passing of Lorraine Meinke, who was a kindergarten and first grade teacher at Eggert Rd. & Windermere schools. Her death notice was in yesterday’s Buffalo News. A memorial service will be held on Friday, June 3rd at 10 a.m. at Asbury Pointe on Stahl Rd. in Getzville. Thanks, Linda Tornquist, for alerting us to this loss. Lorraine’s death notice is at this link:
ARTA newsletter editor