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May 9, 2014

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Pingree School will host a spring admission open house on Tuesday, May 20, on their South Hamilton campus at 537 Highland St. from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Parents and prospective students will be able to learn about the admission process, meet the head of school and current students, and tour the buildings, including the soon-to-open new arts and athletics facilities. Pingree is a co-educational day school for grades 9-12. RSVP to Denise DeCristoforo at or 978-468-4415 ext. 262.

The Danvers High School Class of 1969 45th reunion will be held at the Franco American Club, 44 Park St., Beverly, on Friday, June 6, from 6 p.m. to midnight. The cost, which includes dinner and drinks, is $50 per person and should be sent to Michael Hagan, 21 Roman Ave., Danvers, MA 01923 on or before May 20. The committee planning the reunion has commissioned a granite bench, to be placed in the courtyard memorial garden at the new high school, to honor deceased members of the class. Part of the ticket price will go toward the bench. Contributions toward the memorial may be sent, in a check with “memorial bench” in the memo, to Michael Hagan. The next planning session will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Elm Club K of C, 35 Elm St., Danvers. Class members are invited to join the Facebook group DHS Class of ’69 Reunion or send an email to Mike Hagan at

In “Exploring Summer,” a creative writing class at Pingree School for youngsters in grades seven, eight and nine this summer, Ailsa Steinert of Manchester will lead students from free writing in journal entries to creating finished stories and poems. The class is open to students from any schools throughout the area. It is part of the No Kids Allowed summer program of courses designed for middle-schoolers who are looking for something interesting to do and have outgrown summer camp. Steinert is a published poet and former chair of the English Department at Pingree, which is at 537 Highland St. in South Hamilton. For more information, go to or call 978-468-4415 ext. 233.

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