“The nautical environment provided a fitting nod to the classmates as they commemorated their Yachtsmen days,” member Kathleen Dobson said about Falmouth High School Class of 1972’s 50th reunion at DiMillo’s floating restaurant in Portland. Contributed / Kathleen Dobson

Yachtsmen mark 5oth reunion

More than half the alumni attended when members of the Falmouth High School Class of 1972 held their 50th reunion June 29 at DiMillo’s in Portland.
Around 80 people, including guests, came for the event; the farthest distance traveled was from Las Vegas. The ’72ers were honored to welcome three former FHS teachers/administrators: Herb Hoppe and Bob McCully, both math teachers, and administrator Ted Vail. The following day several classmates toured the “new” Falmouth High School, which opened in 2001, as well as their old alma mater, now a middle school.
Organizers of the event included Karen Nelson Pudwill, Kathleen Dobson, Jean Edwards Rohrbach, Laurel Hodgdon DeRitter, Holly Korda, Kate Hough, Kathleen Cibelli Beiber and Candy Cianchette Loring.

Former teacher, student collaborate on book

Peggy Muir and her former student Lauren Almarode, Contributed / Peggy Muir

Peggy Muir, a retired teacher who taught at Freeport High School from 1984 to 2008, and her former student, Lauren Almarode, have created a children’s book. “Luca and the Bookstore Stand Off” is about a visit to a bookstore by Peggy and her 4-year-old grandson, who refused to leave, saying, “We haven’t read ALL the books!” Alamode, who did the computerized illustrations, was brought up in Freeport and is a member of the class of 2000. She is an art teacher and artist in Florida.

Students bank on internships

Two local high school students were selected for Student Leaders, an eight-week paid summer internship through Bank of America.


Anna Farmer, of Falmouth, who attends Waynflete, is working with United Way of Southern Maine across all departments, gaining exposure to the entire organization and its needs.

Sarah Musaniwabo, of Portland, a recent graduate of Casco Bay High School, is serving as a team leader of Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Maine’s youngest members (ages 6-9), leading the group through transitions during their daily schedule.