Category Archives: Class News

LFHS Alumni Mourn the Loss of Music Director, John Ferraro, Class of 1956

LITTLE FALLS: Mr. John L. Ferraro, beloved Music Director at Little Falls High School for many years, passed away peacefully on December 10, 2016.  Throughout the past week, his students have come together on social media to share an outpouring of fond memories of their time spent with “Mr. Ferraro.” John was a lifelong resident of Little Falls; born on June 29, 1938 to Florence Read More →

Class of 1966 Celebrates Their 50th Reunion!

submitted by Kandy Love What a great weekend in Little Falls for our Class of 1966, Sept. 16-18, 2016! The Organizing Team of Kandy Love, Ron Markwart, Heather Miller Dawes, Phil Scarano, Rick Zilkowski, Donna Perry and Marie Rockwell Florian created three successful events: Friday evening’s Social Gathering at the American Legion, Saturday morning’s Tour of Benton Hall, and Saturdayevening’s Banquet at Bella Vista. Friday Read More →

Class of 1961 Celebrates their 55 Year Reunion

On Canal Days weekend 2016, the Class of 1961 celebrated their 55 Year Reunion.  The weekend began on Friday, August 12th with an informal gathering at Joe DeLorenzo’s home on Friday night with 21 classmates and spouses attending from both schools. The main event followed on Saturday, August 13th at 6 PM at Ruggiero’s Trattoria where Kandyland use to be located.  The class was fortunate Read More →

Summer of 2016 Class Reunions

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Class of 1979 Alumni Tops List in National Publication

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American Pickers Visit Little Falls: Follow-Up

Author: Jessica Arsenault Rivenburg, www.TheValleySide.com MAY 19, 2015, LITTLE FALLS – Some might see a barn full of dusty old items as junk. Others, see it as a treasure trove, as is the case for Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, stars of History Channel’s show American Pickers. The duo visited just such a barn in Little Falls last week, filming an episode of the show Read More →

LFCSD Superintendent, Louis Patrei, Announces Retirement

By Stephanie Sorrell-White, Telegram Staff Writer LITTLE FALLS, N.Y. — For every kindergarten orientation at Benton Hall Academy, Little Falls City School District Superintendent Louis Patrei will quiz the students on their ABCs and their numbers. This year, someone else will have to fill in his shoes. Patrei told the school board last week that after 36 1/2 years with the school district he will retire Read More →

History Channel’s American Pickers Targets Little Falls

American Pickers, a documentary series which explores the world of antique “picking”, follows the History Channel’s Mike Wolfe and Franz Fritz on road trips across the country in search of America’s most valuable antiques from motorcycles and classic cars to one-of-a-kind vintage memorabilia…And on Monday, May 11, 2015 – their road trip led to Little Falls, NY and provided an opportunity for many LFHS Alumni and fans Read More →

Mendl Named Elk of the Year

LITTLE FALLS TIMES — Exalted Ruler Barb Dyer of the Little Falls Elks Lodge No. 42 announced Class of 1972’s Frank Mendl as the recipient of this year’s Elk of the Year Award. Since his induction in 1977, Mendl has been an active member of the Little Falls Elks for the past 38 years, always helping out when his service is needed. Never looking for Read More →

“Share the Spirits” with Class of 1976’s John George

John-Five-Saints-Distiller

Growing up in the Upstate New York countryside provided a childhood of outdoor fun and adventure for Class of 1976’s John George.  He spent much quality time with his father, John, his three uncles, Ray, Joe and Bob, and later his “Fifth Father”, Giovanni.  John’s first retail sales lesson as a stock boy in a local pharmacy inspired him to become a Registered Pharmacist.  In Pharmacy School, he took a course on spirits, manufacturing and proofing.  Little did he know at the time he would be putting that experience into future practice at his Five Saints distillery (www.fivesaintsdistilling). Read More →

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