As Rosemary Dayton and Carolyn Russell stepped down to retire at the end of the 2016-2017 season, the chorale is in good hands with Jeanne Conte Eppich ‘ 95 and Ann Moser, accompanist. Jeanne has sung with the Chorale since its inceptions and is the band director at Transit Middle School. Rehearsals begin in room 602 on September 18. Come out and sing with other wonderful alumni and experience Jeanne’s talent first hand. She and the rest of the group would love to sing with you!
Jeanne Eppich’s bio:
Jeanne (Conte) Eppich is in her 18th year of teaching instrumental music and 13th year at Transit Middle School.
Mrs. Eppich is a proud graduate of the Amherst Central School District and received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Bachelors of Music in French Horn Performance from The Ohio University and her Masters in Music Education from The State University College at Fredonia. While at The Ohio State University, Mrs. Eppich studied conducting with Gary Lewis, Richard Blatti, and Russell Mikkelson. Prior to teaching in Williamsville, Mrs. Eppich held teaching positions in Lakewood School District in Hebron, OH, Hilliard City School District in Hilliard, OH and East Aurora School District in East Aurora NY.
In addition to teaching at Transit Middle School, Mrs. Eppich is also a member of the Erie County Music Educators Association, New York State School Music Association and the New York State Band Directors Association. She has also performed with The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, The Upper Arlington Symphony, The Cheektowaga Symphony and The Erie County Wind Ensemble, and maintains a private French Horn studio.
Mrs. Conte Eppich resides in Williamsville with her husband Robert and their three children, Joseph, Helene and Larsen.
If you are interested in join the chorale, contact Patricia Sandle ’77 at email@example.com or 716-626-9696.
First meeting and rehearsal for 2017-2018 season is Monday,
September 18, 2017 September 25, 2017 – 7:30-9:00pm in room 602 at Amherst Central High School’s Music Wing. Come for a evening of singing, reminiscing and to support this the group.
The concerts for the first four seasons were received with glowing reviews from the community and school district!
Chorale page: http://www.amherstalumni.org/Alumni-Chorale.htm
A memorial service for Clarence Spitzer will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 30, at Christ United Methodist Church, 350 Saratoga Rd. Amherst, NY 14226.
A lunch reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the church in memory of Clarence Spitzer.
FLANAGAN – Marjorie H. (nee Hasselbeck)
August 17, 2017, age 89, born April 29, 1928. Wife of the late John N. Flanagan; mother of Katherine F. (late Ronald) Ring of Watertown, NY and Sheila A. (Gerald Vanderheite) Flanagan of Newfane, NY; grandmother of Alexander Flanagan Moskal (fiancee Jamie Monaco); sister of Eugene (late JoAnn) Hasselbeck. Friends may call Monday 4-8 PM at the DENGLER, ROBERTS, PERNA FUNERAL HOME 3070 Delaware Ave., Kenmore. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered Tuesday 9:30 AM at St. Christopher R.C. Church, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda. Memorials to Hospice Foundation WNY 225 Como Park Blvd. PO Box 590, Buffalo, NY 14240 or St. Christopher Outreach Program, 2660 Niagara Falls Blvd., Tonawanda, NY14150.
Marjorie “Midge” (Hasselbeck) Flanagan ’46 was a longtime, active member of our Amherst Central Alumni Board of Directors. She was the Class Director for the Class of 1946 & very conscientiously Co-Chaired the Mini-Grants Committee – which laid the groundwork for our current Grants Committee.
From the Baltimore Sun:
Leafy greens grow profusely at the tiny East Baltimore farm, but not in parallel rows in the ground. They pop out of vertical white troughs that hang from a metal ceiling.
Light-emitting diodes glow 18 hours a day, providing the equivalent of full sunshine. Electronic sensors gauge temperature, pH levels and the nutritional needs of plants, driving automatic adjustments to the heat, water and food they are provided.
This retrofitted ex-shipping container in a parking lot in Broadway East is hardly your grandfather’s farm. And in his skinny jeans, black sneakers and recycled-materials T-shirt, J.J. Reidy will remind no one of the guy with the pitchfork and overalls in Grant Wood’s “American Gothic.”
Reidy, 29, is the founder and CEO of Urban Pastoral Collective, a two-year-old business with a dual mission: to produce and sell fresh, whole foods in an urban setting and to help leverage the value of such foods into a movement that transforms the way Americans live and interact in cities.
Reidy and his business partner, Christian de Paco, 27, are staking their mission’s “grand vision” on a core belief: that food is not merely a basic human need; it’s also a powerful social connector and, if handled properly, a potent driver of change.
Read full story on Baltimore Sun’s website—>
HUBER – Karl B. Jr. July 31, 2017, suddenly, after a tragic accident. Beloved husband of Barbara (Doller) Huber; dear father of Karl B. III and Eric (Nicole) Huber and survived by their mother, Joan Walsh; loving and cherished grandfather of Karl IV, Bryce, Zachary, Gavin, Jacob and Claire; brother of Joseph (late Rosalind), Edward, Francis, David (Mary Susan), Ruth Huber, Mary (Dennis) Kasprzyk, Paula, Guy Huber, Shirley (Ed) Fazekas and Michael (Louise) Huber; survived by many nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, August 5 at 11:00 AM in St. George Church, 74 Old Glenwood Rd., West Falls, NY 14170. Memorials may be made to the Lothlorien TRC, 15 Reiter Rd., East Aurora, NY 14052 or Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Karl was an avid member of Crag Burn Golf Club. Arrangements by JAMES E. GRACE FUNERAL HOME, INC.