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•   James Zynsky  5/8
•   Bonnie Palka  5/5
•   Robert Gunther  5/4
•   John McMahon  4/29
•   Dean Gulezian  4/29
•   Shelia Clark (Iacopino)  4/28
•   Heidi Hoffman  4/27
•   Merrill Lindquist  4/27
•   John Grady  4/27
•   Trisha McDonald (Riggi)  4/18
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UPCOMING BIRTHDAYS



•   Jean Vangelder  5/16
•   Joseph Tutrone (Tutrone)  5/17
•   Anne Pierce (Bruening)  5/21
•   Martha Langill  5/26

WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

8 live in California
1 lives in Colorado
2 live in Connecticut
16 live in Florida
3 live in Georgia
1 lives in Hawaii
1 lives in Kansas
6 live in Maine
3 live in Maryland
47 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Minnesota
16 live in New Hampshire
1 lives in New Jersey
1 lives in New York
1 lives in North Carolina
2 live in Oregon
2 live in Pennsylvania
1 lives in South Carolina
1 lives in Tennessee
2 live in Texas
3 live in Vermont
3 live in Virginia
1 lives in Washington
1 lives in Australia
59 location unknown

WHERE ARE THEY NOW


JOINED CLASSMATES


Percentage of Joined Classmates: 67.4%


A:   126   Joined
B:   61   Not Joined
(totals do not include deceased)

Lynnfield High School
Class of 1970

 

Welcome & Announcements

126 Classmates Have Joined

                                         

Hello fellow classmates of Lynnfield High School Class of 1970!  Due to Covid-19 our 50th Reunion has been rescheduled for September 17 & 18, 2021.  Block your calendars.  The Reunion Committee will keep classmates updated on details via this Website. 

This website has enabled many classmates to connect and re-connect (even those that will not be attending the Reunion).  This site is private!  Please read through the instructions for “First Time Visitors”.  In order to access the pages that are password protected on this site, you must set up a profile by providing a minimum of your email address and a password.  To set-up a profile, locate the “Classmates Profiles” link and locate your name and click on it.  Follow the prompt to create your profile. 

Since December 2019, we’ve had 17,346 cumulative website visits, 126 classmates have joined the site and have added 49 photos to their profiles. The “Save The Dates Invitation” link has been updated to reflect 2021 plans. The “Hotel” link has been updated. A “Photo” link is provided which has eight Galleries, where you can add photos. The "Class Donation" link remains active and it takes a couple of minutes to make an online donation.  Check out the "What's New" link for classmate updates.

Timely updates will be provided as we move towards 50+1 in 2021!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

Attendance Survey ... update & reminder

As of May 4th, 41 classmates (33% of Website registered) have responded to our Reunion Attendance Survey.  Great news, 76% indicate they would plan to attend.  As suspected, some are still concerned about Covid and gathering restrictions.  The Reunion Committee continues to monitor CDC and Massachusetts guidelines and will keep you posted as updates become available.  

If you have not completed the 5 question survey, please take a few minutes and fill out the survey on the Website (Reunion Attendance Survey). We would like your replies by 5/11/21 so we can discuss during our monthly meeting that evening.   A link to the Website is provided below;

https://www.lhs-1970-50th.com/

If you have not registered on the Website, please use the link above to do so.  Follow the instructions for First Time Visitors.

Thank you,

The 50+1 Reunion Committee

 

Did you know there once was a Wine Cellar & Speakeasy in Lynnfield?  ...  by Alan Foulds

The Bowman Viles House at 281 Chestnut Street was built about 1789. The story gets interesting when Robert Burton Hawley purchased the house in the early 1900s. He was a wool merchant, traveling around Europe, where he learned a lot about wines. He decided to build an underground wine cellar on the property, apart from the house. It was built and designed by the man who was, at that time, designing new tunnels for Boston's subway system. Its dimensions were 100 ft by 30 ft. with an arched ceiling. It was lined on the side by 40 wine barrels.

He began producing wine from grapes grown on the property.

Robert Hawley often invited friends to the room for tastings. 

When Prohibition went into effect Hawley had the only permit to sell alcoholic beverages north of Boston. When Robert died, his son Trog Hawley took over. Apparently he was less discriminate than his father had been. He didn't exactly follow the rules, and he often had people in the room for more than tastings. One Saturday night one of his "guests" was a so-called "spotter" for the government. The following week the room was swarming with federal agents. All the wine was confiscated and dumped into Boston Harbor. That was the end of Trog Hawley's business.

I got a glimpse of the room once when I was in junior high school and attended a party at what was then the Boynton home.

In the early 1970's the Boynton property was subdivided. The home still exists today, and the speakeasy/wine cellar still existed at least up to a few years ago (and may still be down there). Because of the subdivision it is now on the property of 4 Charing Cross. 

I've attached an overhead shot of the area. 4 Charing Cross is marked. I put an oval around the Boynton/Hawey/Viles home, and I put a blue line there to depict the driveway to the house. The star is my best guess as to where the wine cellar/speakeasy was or is.

By the way, today, Off Charing Cross, is a road called Trog Hawley Street.

Alan

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