Richard Cavallaro '55 has written his first book. After many years of researching his family's beginnings in Sicily and writing stories about them, My Sicilian Legacy (The Struggles and Joys of Three Generations) is finally in print. Richard has traced his ancestor's lives from their humble beginnings in Sicily, their tumultuous journey across the Atlantic Ocean, their memorable experiences going through Ellis Island, and their eventual arrival in Rochester. Prior to purchasing the book you can view it on-line. You can do this by going directly to www.mysicilianlegacy.com on your browser. In addition to purchasing the book from www.authorhose.com (the publishers), it is also currently available on 34 websites online in six countries. At the present time, the book will only be available for purchase for one year online.
Donald F. Staffo '69 has been selected by the AAHPERD (American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) Recognition Awards Committee to receive the Charles D. Henry Award. The award will be presented at the 2009 National Convention in Tampa, FL, on Thursday, April 2, 2009, during the Recognition Awards Ceremony.
Nancy Vanzetta '70 recently helped establish the College Financing Group, LLC. College Financing Group will help college-bound families minimize the time, energy, and stress associated with the college financial aid process. They will work one-on-one with families in their homes, by telephone or via the web. VanZetta is a well-known professional who has been consulting with college-bound families in the Western New York and Rochester area for more than two decades. Nancy was the Director of Financial Aid at Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) for 24 years. Prior to FLCC, she held various financial aid positions at The College at Brockport. To obtain more information about College Financing Group, please visit their website at www.collegefinancinggroup.com or e-mail email@example.com.
Ralph Tambasco '76 is currently working at Tambasco & Associates, P.C., Indianapolis, IN. His practice emphasis is on criminal defense, with other case types including civil rights violation actions, forfeiture actions, and civil.
Paul Heine '77 is Executive Editor at Radio & Records magazine and veteran Conclave board member. He will co-chair the Conclave's 34th Conference Agenda Committee. The 2009 Conclave Learning Conference is set for July 15-19 in Minneapolis. For more information, visit www.theconclave.com .
Randall Moore '81 has been selected as one of the "Ohio Super Lawyers" by Law and Politics magazine, Northern Ohio Live magazine,and Cincinnati Magazine. To be chosen as an "Ohio Super Lawyer," attorneys first are nominated by their peers as being outstanding in the profession, based on first-hand knowledge of the top lawyers within the state. N ominees then are evaluated by a blue ribbon panel for their practice area and final selections are made. Only five percent of the total lawyers in the state were chosen to be "Ohio Super Lawyers." Moore works at the law firm of Roetzel & Andress in Akron, OH.
Tim Dodge '83 announced the release of his new podcast thriller novel, Acts of Desperation. The book is available as a free download in audio form at the iTunes Music Store and on his Web site, www.timdodgestories.com.
Joanne Wideman '88 was the keynote speaker at the Annual Martin Luther King Jr. luncheon sponsored by the Dunkirk-Fredonia branch of the NAACP. Currently, Wideman is the principal of John Williams School No. 5 in Rochester. She is affiliated with and active in the National School Leaders Network; National Association of Elementary School Principals; School Administrators Association of New York State; and New York State Association of Women in Administration. Wideman is the recipient of numerous awards such as Who's Who Among America's Teachers, Who's Who Among Rising Women, Woman of the Year and Virtuous Principal of the Year. With all of her achievements and accomplishments, Wideman is most proud of her work with students in challenging them to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.Len Colella '89 is directing the Stan Colella Orchestra, which has performed throughout New York State pleasing capacity crowds with their toe-tapping tunes. The Stan Colella Orchestra is quite versatile and can range in size from five pieces to 16 pieces. A traditional ensemble contains 11 members and a vocalist. By offering ensembles of different sizes, it allows for flexibility for groups staying within a budget, while continuing to receive top-notch entertainment. You can view the website at www.stancolellaorchestra.com for more information.
Scott G. Martzloff '98 has been named Byron-Bergen Central School District's new superintendent of schools. He will begin his new position effective July 1
Michael C. Veglucci '07 and Amy K. Neamon '07 were married on August 11, 2007.
Heather (Wilson) Hedges '99 and her husband, Mark, are thrilled to announce the birth of their daughter, Vivien Marie Hedges, on January 5, 2009.
Lynn C. Hoyt '97
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