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August 2017 Newsletter


August 2017 Newsletter

PO Box 181, Eastchester, NY 10709


Eastchester Alumni Association

HALL of FAME honorees announced! 

The Eastchester Alumni Association Hall of Fame Selection Committee is happy to announce the 2017 Hall of Fame and Golden Eagle Service Award inductees!

On Thursday, October 26th, the Eastchester Alumni Hall of Fame will honor graduates of the Eastchester schools who have made significant contributions in arts, sciences, business,  education, sports, military service, entertainment, professional leadership, volunteerism and community service in the years following their graduations. This year, in addition to honoring Eastchester alumni, we are introducing a new award – the Golden Eagle Service Award – which pays tribute to outstanding teachers, coaches, volunteers and others who have gone above and beyond in service of the Eastchester School District. 

2017 Hall of Fame honorees:

Louis Di Francesco  ’59                                                              

Dr. Michael Spinell  ‘62

Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson ‘70

Jeanne Alter ‘78

Michael Mann  ‘78

Jennifer Levene Bruno ‘90

Dr. Robert C. di Targiani  ’94   

2017 Golden Eagle Service Award recipient:

“Coach” Dominic Cecere


Congratulations to the future 2017 inductees!

Join us! Tickets are $100. For more information, email us at info@eastchesteralum.orgCheck our facebook group for updates:!/groups/eastchesteralumni/

Please consider volunteering for the event committees - including sponsor recruitment and journal ad collection, dinner, decorations, and more. Email us  if interested in helping out.

We want to thank all who submitted nominations. There are many alumni who are doing outstanding work post EHS and we hope to award many with Hall of Fame status in the years to come!





The Westchester Marriott- 670 White Plains Road  - Tarrytown, NY 10591


Friday Evening 6 p.m. – Informal meet and greet in the bar, pay as you go 

Main Event – Saturday – 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Westchester Ballroom

             Open Bar – four hours                               Cocktail & hors d’oeuvres hour

             Dinner Buffet                                            Dessert & Coffee

            50’s & 60’s music

             $115/person – Checks payable to Phil Colicchio by AUGUST 15, 2017

See our “Reunions” Page for more information


EHS Class of 1960 Reunion “75th Birthday Party” - Saturday, September 9, 2017 

The Westchester Marriott - 670 White Plains Road - Tarrytown NY 10591


Saturday, September 9, 2017 - Westchester Room  - 7 pm - 11 pm

Open Bar - 4 hours, Cocktail Hour, Dinner Buffet, Dessert & Coffee/Tea

50’s & 60’s Music

$115 per person      Check payable to Lee Brechner, Treasurer

For more info: Loretta Cirrincione, 125 Oakland Avenue, Tuckahoe NY 10707

See our “Reunions” Page for more information


Class of 1977 - EHS 40th Reunion  - Saturday, September 16, 2017   

Mulino’s at Lake Isle Country Club – 680 White Plains Road, Eastchester, 10709

Cost $125 per person- includes dinner buffet and open bar

Checks payable to Linda Berardi,

Friday Night – Special Event – Doug Weiss is organizing a group outing to Yankee Stadium (

See our “Reunions” Page for more information


EHS Class of 1968 - October 6, 2018

Next year will be 50 years. Time to celebrate!  A 50th reunion is being planned for October 6, 2018 at Lake Isle Country Club.  More details will be coming. Save the Date!

Anyone wishing to assist in planning the event, please contact Gale Schneider Woolley at



Eastchester Alumni Association Awards Scholarship

The Eastchester Alumni Association awarded a $500 scholarship to graduating senior Catherine Winn.  We congratulate Catherine and all of the graduating seniors and welcome them to the Eastchester Alumni Association!  Once and Eagle, always an Eagle!  Congratulations to the EHS Class of 2017!




EHS homecoming will be held the weekend of September 15-17.  The pep rally will be on Sept 15th and the football and soccer games on the 16th.  Other games and times to be announced.





Las Vegas, July 11, 2017—Ron Rothstein, an innovative and illustrious Assistant Coach for five different NBA teams and three NBA Championships, is the recipient of the 2017 Tex Winter Assistant Coach Lifetime Impact Award, the National Basketball Coaches Association (NBCA) announced today.

“Ron Rothstein is most deserving of this prestigious recognition. Over several decades, Ronnie has helped countless players and coaches become their very best while continually helping promote the NBA game. I had the privilege to work with Coach Rothstein during the 2003-04 season. As an assistant for me in Indiana that year, Ron was a high impact contributor to our Pacers team that set a franchise record with 61 wins. More recently, Ronnie was top assistant to Erik Spoelstra during Miami's run of back to back Championships in 2012 and 2013,” said Dallas Mavericks Head Coach and NBCA President Rick Carlisle.

“I would like to thank the NBCA for the honor of being chosen as this year’s recipient of the Tex Winter Assistant Coach Lifetime Impact Award. This is not only an honor, it is also a truly humbling experience, said Rothstein.

For complete article:



Alum Named As Head Softball Coach At Concordia College

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. - Concordia College has tapped a familiar face to take over as the head coach of the softball team. Concordia’s Director of Athletics Kathy Laoutaris announced that alum Jaime Lorenzo – Concordia Class of 2011 - has been promoted from assistant to head coach of the college’s softball team.

An Eastchester native, Lorenzo was a graduate assistant coach in 2012 before being elevated to assistant coach, where she served for several years before her latest appointment. She played for the Clippers under Laoutaris for four years before she left her position of 23 years to focus as the school’s Director of Athletics.

For complete article:



Brandon Salerno, a 2012 graduate of EHS and a recent graduate of NYU Gallatin and former EHS Players Club actor, has performed in numerous theatre, film, tv and commercial productions, post-graduation.

His latest film "Half Empty" was accepted to the NYC Indie Film Awards where he received an Honorable Mention for Best Actor. In addition, Brandon stars as the titular character in the comedic web series, "Flying High With Charlie," which has received over 200,000 views on YouTube and AmazonPrime. Brandon is currently represented by BMG NY and his latest work can been seen at



Laura Browne, EHS Players Club Standout and 6 time Stand Up Comedy Night host, and currently a sophomore at Hofstra University, has been writing for the comedy website "Above Average" which is owned my Lorne Michaels, the producer of Saturday Night Live.

You can read some of her articles here:



Jeremiah "Jerry" Murphy, EHS 2004 graduate, has become a professional docudrama TV writer participating in projects such as programs for NASCAR, the Chicago mob from the early 1900's and a Netflix original series about Rome during the Commodus era.

Amazon recently released his new series which documents the life of Hugh Hefner. You can see his credits by clicking the link below.



From the Eastchester Music Boosters:

The Eastchester Music Boosters are organizing another Careers in the Arts event for the 2017-2018 school year, and would like to find the most convenient time for all.  The event will again feature EHS Graduates who study or work in the arts or arts related fields.

Please complete this one question survey to let us know your preference:

Should you have questions or suggestions, please let me know!

Thank you, Diane Lama, President, Eastchester Music Boosters



Eastchester 5K run/walk - Sunday, September 24th -  9 a.m. - Eastchester Town Hall

All proceeds will go to benefit the Eastchester Historical Society Restoration Fund and the Tuckahoe/Eastchester Girl Scout Cabin Fund.

To register:

To volunteer:

Go to website ( for more information and a copy of the race route.

For more information, please go to


Check our facebook group for updates:!/groups/eastchesteralumni/

P.O. Box 181, Eastchester, NY 10709