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Happy Summer of 69 -
after the Winter of 2013 - 14
our 10th Anniversary is 2014!  Plan your visit !
Welcome  Can you feel the LOVE?  Yes you can because we are all planning on our next Rock 'n Roll Reunion!  Plan your visit!

PLANS:For 2014:  July 10, 11 and 12,   It will be held at the Center Street Gazebo,  July 11, 2014.  The Summer of 69 Rock 'n Roll Stone Jug Event, will be in Youngstown, July 12, 7 pm 'till we drop. 

THERE IS MORE:   The LewPort Class of 69 is having their 45th Reunion that weekend!  The Planning Committee is Sue Jakubowski, Vince Scherber, Cathy Baker O'Neil, Cathy Ardan Lee, Debbie Tuttle Chereck Ralph Borelli, Holly Dunbar Beaudet, Colleen Finley, Donald Laurie, Linda Bergey Herman, Dennis Boast and Dave Myers will lay out particulars at the Summer of 69 event this year.  They will be presented on the Class of 69 Reunions page here.

STILL MORE:  The Niagara Falls High School Classes of 1969, Niagara Falls HS, Madonna HS and Bishop Duffy High School are planning their 45th year Reunion.  Look on the Class of 69 Reunions page for information in the near future.  NFHS - Contact Tina McNelis, kellerwoman@msn.com
Madonna, Duffy - Claudia Kazeangin, ckazeangin@aol.com

The LewPort Class of 72 is having their 60th Birthday Party and the LP Class of '74 is having a 40th Reunion.  We are inviting the entire Don Hoolihan "Let's Do It Again!" EVENT to the FOUR day Reunion in Lewiston, Youngstown and Wilson.  We would love to see you!

Thanks for planning on your visit, enjoy yourselves here and please look for more news of the scheduled dates for 2014.  We grandly promote the Lakefest Fundraiser Event for MercyFlight which follows on the Sunday (13th) of the July weekend and the 2012 event pictures are here off the Lakefest page.

Every house has a screen door.


Frank Broucek  
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PICTURE NEWS

Over the three performance nights last weekend in 2013, over 5,500 pictures were taken for the 2013 Shows and those albums are up thru 2006.  Sign the Guest Book!

If anyone DOES NOT want a picture up that they see, please just write me the filename (number)  and it will be promptly removed.

The Lewiston, Youngstown and Niagara County links (at left) are done; I have finished the 2012 - 2005 Summer of 69 Shows links on the navigation bar,  it is fun to see how far we have come. 

There are lots of new features to this new photo account so look for those.  You can write a comment on a photo now. Please try that.  I want to see what happens.
Lower Niagara River
So Historic District
Our original artwork    by Kathryn Serianni
Museum in 2009
"Five more minutes!"  The Battle of the Bands - 1967 on Main Street, by Jim Brunn, Niagara Falls. Click on the photo for a link to Mr. Brunn's new blog page where he describes his memories of when we all played in the hot sun with so many others that July afternoon.  That is Dick Lucinski of the Loved Ones waving to us when he was 17 !  Now who is that girl?

I am asking Mr. Brunn to write us a column here.  He writes...

Back in 1967 when Main Street was still a vibrant business district, the Main St. Businessmen's Association sponsored a yearly "Battle of the Bands," as part of the North End Festival Days. The event attracted 13 of the local "garage bands" existing in the area. The first year the "stage" was the back of a flat bed trailer parked in front of Ruben's Discount Music Shop. The second year two stages were set up in what was then a vacant lot on the NE corner of Cleveland and Main, next to Ruben's. Gerry Jaffe, of Jaffe Jewelers was the chairman of the event, assisted by Bob Goodman and Ed Riley. I was asked to assist as the Contestant Coordinator because of my experience in the local music scene. Judges were John Pilato, music director of Lew-Port Central School, John McEwan, manager of Denton, Cottier & Daniels music store, and John Love of Rube'ns. The bands consisted primarily of young men between 14 and 20 years old. A large crowd of about 500 turned out for the Saturday June event and The Apaches from Niagara Falls came in first, with The Invaders, second, and The Loved Ones, third, both from Lewiston.

Here are photos from the event of 10 of the participating bands. It is interesting to note that 40 years later, a number of the musicians are back playing in retro-groups, and several have never left the music business. You may recognize many of the names in some of the groups as they are prominent citizens of our area. 

Jim Brunn,  Niagara Falls

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The 45th High School Reunion Year for
LewPort Class of 69, Niagara Falls HS Class of 69,
Madonna Class of 69, and Bishop Duffy Class of 1969.

Look for news and flyers here for their Reunion Events on July 10 and 11th, 2014 !