NeedhamOnline Guestbook

October 1996


Date: Fri, 4 Oct 1996 18:51:20 -0400
From Sandra Joncus

My husband Stephen and I are NHS graduates, Class of '51, returning
for our 45th reunion 10/12/96.


Date: Tues, 8 Oct 1996 18:51:20 -0400
From: Michael Wegner

Greetings from Krefeld, Germany


Date: 9 Oct 96 15:52:20
From: Bruce.w.Abels"

I was born in Needham in '54. I spent the first four years of my life
at 17 Prince St. I wonder who's there now?


Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 19:49:06 -0400
From: Marianna Foos

I live in Needham and I think it is the best town in the world.

(webmaster note: So do we!)


Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 10:27
From Dez Fyler

Wow! I was searching for cooperative playgroups and found this place.


Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 11:41 PM
From: Shawn Fraser

Very nice site!

(webmaster's note: Thanks Shawn!)


Date: Thurs, 10 Oct 1996 10:53 AM
From: Mikey Vaughan

Hello there Massachusetts. Heard about it on TV.


Date: Sun, 13 Oct 1996 18:25 PM
From: Dave Peters

Great Fun! Thanks for sharing your wonderfull site with all of us.

(Webmaster's note: Thanks..we enjoy doing it!)


Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 23:05:42 -0400
From: John and Tracy Cates

I came to this site looking for historical info on the founding of the
town. I understand that my great (x7) grandfather was one of the
petioners for the incorporation of the toen of Needham. My guess
would be that Benjamin Mills is buried in that old cemetery you spoke
of. (He died in 1734 or so.)


Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 14:27:18 +0100
From: Jose Luis Arilla

Greetings from Barcelona, Spain


Date: Mon, 14 Oct 1996 09:05:32 -0700
From: Jerry Reilly

Very well done and warm site. I use FrontPage. How did you insert
the animation? Whare did you get it?

(Webmaster's note: Most of the animation on the site was retrieved from
animation libraries on the 'net. Search for "animated gif" in any of the search
engines. With FrontPage, simply insert as a regular gif.)


Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 22:20:40 +0000
From: Johann Kristjonsson

Good work.
Greetings from Iceland


Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 00:23:41 -0600
From Dale R.Scott

A truely fine site,and deserving of the award.
animated smile


(Webmaster's note: Thank you for the comments and the smilie!)


Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996 12:17:58 -0400
Municipal Offices

Daniel Pitts, Assitant Director - Needham Park and Recreation

Hey - great site, Needham is lucky to have efforts of the residents
who put this page together.

(webmaster's note: Thanks for the comments!)


Date: Fri, 18Oct 1996 00:23:41 -0600
From: Eric Jolicoeur

We're please to know your city and we hope that we'll can visit it soon.


Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 15:35:56 -0400
From: Joanna Symington Kahn Parker

I live in Needham and go to Hillside Elementary school.
I have a brother named James. We both go to Hillside school.

We love to use e-mail to keep in touch with our family and
friends around the world and the country.

Now we can tell our friends about the Needham home page.


Date: Sun, 20 Oct 1996 22:12:54 -0600

Very much enjoyed your site. We will definitely include Needham on our
next vacation East. Found you just by looking at the sites that had won the
developer's contest. Congratulations!

Jack Outhier


Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 12:09:40 +0000
From: Tom Giarrosso

The web site is looking good! Just wanted to update you on The
Needham Channel 13 Web Site. We're planning on a new Local
Sports section, covering High School Sports - Football, Soccer,
Field Hockey, etc. Anyone who is on these teams and would like
to pass along up to date information would be welcomed!
Noah Pransky is compiling the stats, and they should be up
starting the week of October 14th. You're welcome to link to
them if you'd like... I'm hoping to update them several times a
week. Keep up the good work!

Webmaster - The Needham Channel 13


Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 15:09:40 +0000
From: Anne Elise O'Connor

I produce the local news show in Needham called the Needham Cable
News. I am always looking for interesting stories about Needham
and this site certainly qualifies!

This really is a good looking page. Very impressive. I would like to do
a story on you and what motivated you to produce this site. If you're
interested please give me a call at 449-6964 to set something up.

Congratulations on your award!

Anne Elise O'Connor
Needham Cable News

P.S. Tune into the news every Thursday night at 7:30 pm!
And look at Needham Channel 13's website at

(webmaster's note: Thanks for the comments...and stay tuned to Channel
13. We'd really like to share our thoughts on the air...)


Date: Mon, 21 Oct 1996 19:12:00 -0400
From: Robert Dunkle

Very nice site! A visually creative introduction to your
town. Kudos to Needham for the foresight to step into cyberspace.


Date: Tue, 22 Oct 1996 16:39:03 -0700
From: rich fisler

Nice skeleton graphics! What package did you use to draw them???

(webmaster's note: Um, er...I downloaded them from an animated shareware site!)


Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 06:44:03 -0400
From: LinR

This is great! Living in Needham is wonderful! My sister in NJ
told me about this site. She was really impressed. We love it here!


Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 16:10:52 -0600
From: Mitesh Patel

Is the guestbook posting real-time?

(webmaster's note: A little background...when we put together the site, one
of our goals was to provide interactivity, such as the guestbook. We also
wanted to ensure a professional and appropriate "flavor" of the site, and
were concerned about the kinds of postings we might receive through the
guestbook. As a result, we used a non-realtime guestbook paradigm - a
guestbook signer actually sends us their guestbook entry as an email, we
review it, and then post it to the page. We're very happy to report that in
the hundreds of guestbook postings we've received, not a single one was
inappropriate or otherwise unpostable.)


Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 15:23:09 -0700
From: Ove Braathen

Kuulll, i have frontpage 97, and i dont get it,hihi
keep on rolling


Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 19:26:10 -0700
From: "R. Chip Gard"

Does Hazels Ship to Virginia ? I have heard from a ICE HOCKEY friend
about them !


Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 23:30:50 -0700
From: Willam (Bill) C. Earl

You have some great ideas! Keep up the good work.


Date: Sun, 27 Oct 1996 11:02:34 +0000
From: Ian D. McInally

Just strolling by!! Hi from Dunblane in central Scotland...


Date: Sun, 27 Oct 1996 16:37:06 +0000

Loved the website... have family in Fall River, and was visiting there recently.
The Websites sure were a big help, when coming back.. after many years'

Yours is too cool for words!


Date: Tues, 29 Oct 1996 12:15:06 +0000
From: Tom Giarrosso

I'd like to anounce that our Needham High School Sports pages are up!
Feel free to link to
for the latest information on how our high school sports teams are
doing this fall...We're also planning on playoff reports and updates
on which games can be seen on the Needham Channel 13!


Date: Wed, 30 Oct 1996 05:38:23 -0800
From: Jack Stainger

Very nice site. How did you find this microsoft website homepage program?
I want to create my own.

Please let me know and happy Halloween.
Jack Stainger

(webmaster's note: you can download MS FrontPage from


Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 14:42:49 +0100
From: Chris Chalmet

Very nice website !

Congratulations with the Microsoft award.

Greetings from Brussels, Belgium


Date: Thu, 31 Oct 1996 12:46:28 -0500

Looking great from Colorado, couldn't you use another name
besides the "town dump"?

(webmaster's note: Well, that's what we call it around here...I guess
formally it's the "Transfer Station", but for those of us that hang out there
on Saturday mornings, it is the dump!)


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