We are still looking for ideas for our 55th reunion so if you would like to tell us what you would like to do for our reunion please let us know via email at NorthwoodHighSchool@gmail.com.

Report and Pictures from our 55th

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Revised December 7, 2014

Northwood High School Class of 1959 – 55th Reunion


On October 11th the Class of 1959 gathered at The Kings Contrivance Restaurant in Columbia Maryland to celebrate our 55th Reunion.  The wonderful old mansion with beautiful landscaped lawns located on a 370 acre farm, granted in 1730 by Lord Baltimore to Reverend James Macgill, was rebuilt in the late 1890’s and served as a residence for the Macgill family for 60 years.  For the past 44 years it has operated as a fine dining restaurant.


We had cocktails in the Hunt Room, a rich wood paneled part of the restaurant that provided a wonderful venue to begin meeting, greeting and catching up.  Joan SINGER Spicknall-Mahy, Hospitality Committee Chair, made certain that all of the details were complete to set the stage for a terrific experience.  Mike Lopes, our class historian, provided videos of past Northwood events and photographs as well as a video from the Milt Grant Show. Ron Beard prepared an exceptional poster that brought back memories of the ‘50s and challenged our somewhat rusty memories.  The many different hors o’euvres were delicious.


We all moved in to the glassed in porch to have dinner.  Jane GREENBERG Nyce and the program committee, Bob McCullah, Rob Ciapetta, and Barbara WHITON Redding presented a program that brought back many wonderful memories.  We laughed, and shed a tear or two as many classmates contributed their favorite stories of our time at Northwood.  We talked about our favorite teachers, Marion Jordan, Kay Lynch, and many others as we remembered the significant impact they had on us. People traveled from as far away as Florida, Arizona and Montana.  Vice Principal Dr. Richard Ahlberg, who just celebrated his 91st birthday, shared some of his memories of our class.  Bob McCullah recounted the Williamsburg saga.  You should look at the tongue-in-cheek letter on our website sent to Dr. Edward Bartlett after we returned from Williamsburg.


Based on the many favorable comments from those attending it became clear that this event provided an opportunity for people to reconnect, renewing friendships of years past.  We all were fortunate to be able to revisit a very special time in our shared history.


Many thanks to the 55th Reunion Committee and Ernie Fine our Treasurer who kept track of the dollar details, Ken Simons our Webmaster for Life who has kept us up to date on events and classmates for so many years and especially to Joan SINGER Spicknall-Mahy whose hard work and persistence made this night work so well.


We welcome all of our classmates to join us at our periodic lunch meetings.  Why wait for 5 years to catch up?  Look for email notices re time and location.


Ed Hutman and Jane Greenberg Nyce Co-Chairs

Northwood Class of 1959 – 55th Reunion