Monthly Archives: August 2011

And the celebrity prep school grad of the week is…

…Seth MacFarlane of the Kent School!

MacFarlane graduated from The Kent School in CT, and later went on to create a little-known television cartoon series known as “Family Guy.” For those of you unfamiliar, here’s a clip.

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Former Avon and Hyde prep standout Tom Bragg to coach at Bowdoin

Bowdoin Names Thomas Bragg Assistant Coach

BRUNSWICK, Maine – The Bowdoin College Athletic Department has announced the hiring of Thomas Bragg, a Bath native and 2011 graduate of Tufts University, as assistant men’s lacrosse coach.

Bragg graduated from the Hyde School in Bath in 2006, where he was the Athlete of the Year and a recipient of the Maine State All-American Lacrosse Award. After a post-graduate year at Avon Old Farms, Bragg attended NESCAC rival Tufts where he was a four-year contributor for the Jumbo men’s lacrosse team. Bragg was a member of Tufts’ NCAA Championship squad in 2010 and the national runner-up team in 2011. He graduated in May with a degree in History.

He has an extensive coaching background that includes work at various regional camps, including clinics at Tufts, Bowdoin and for College Connections Lacrosse in Medfield, Massachusetts. Bragg also served as a Select Team Coach at Prime Time Lacrosse in Natick, Massachusetts for the past two summers.

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Don't forget to use your code for Anchored Style polos

Use code BOGOpolo today to get 2 Anchored Style Polos for the price of 1. All nautical, surfer, or lifeguard preps could benefit from a few of these sweet polos.

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Legendary prep school football coach and mentor passes away

Coach Norm Walker


Norman Walker passed away last week. Walker coached at Wayland, Newton North and Holderness from 1966-2004. His 273 wins ranks fifth on the all-time state list behind Armond Colombo,  Bill Broderick, Vito Capizzo and Ken LaChappelle.

Walker won a Class D title at Wayland and led Newton North to a pair of Super Bowl appearances. He was named Massachusetts Coach of the Year for football as well as for wrestling.

In 1984, he accepted an offer to teach at the Holderness School in Plymouth, NH. Over the course of 23 years, he coached the Holderness football team to an 83-1 record which included eight New England championships.

Holderness School created the Norman M. Walker Scholarship Fund to provide financial assistance to promising students, and in the fall of 2010 dedicated the football field, co-naming it the Walker-Hinman Field.

In lieu of flowers, donations to support the Norm Walker Scholarship Fund would be greatly appreciated. Donations should be sent to: Holderness School P.O., Box 1879, Plymouth, NH 03264.

Coach Walker was also 1959 graduate of Williams College, an English teacher and football coach, and father of eight children.

One of the NEPSAC football bowl games is named for Norm Walker, and last year The Rivers School faced off vs. Pingree, as both teams put their undefeated 8-0 records on the line.

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The New Guy

Yeah that’s me. NantucketRedMan. The new writer for Twines and I’m a good friend of the boss and a huge fan of the site. I look forward to writing some exciting stuff about the prep world. I’ll be writing on everything from sports, school, swag, chill people, music, you know what I mean, the prep-school lifestyle.

Vines’ catching fire,


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Introducing our newest lifestyle editor: nantucketredman

Twines & Vines is proud to announce that nantucketredman is our newest site contributor. He will be adding on to my lifestyle humor with wit and wisdom. A fisher of the ack sound and lore of the beach, nantucketredman is a outdoorsman who loves to kick it with his bros on the weekend. However, on the weekdays nantucketredman scores 1940s on his SAT earning his way into the top 5% in the nation’s ranks. nantucketredman aspires to become one of the nation’s top sports medicine surgeons, but for now, he’s sharing his knowledge with all of ya’ll lifestyle readers! 

Yours in Vines.

This is The Boss – Because it’s all about the prep

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Michael Ellis Marder-Lake Highland Prep

Michael Ellis Marder is a member of the class of 2012 at Lake Highland Prep in Orlando, Florida.

Despite having an offer from Tulane, this 6’1″ 185 lb athlete has already committed to head north and play at UConn next fall. Marder will be playing DB for the Huskies. Keep your eyes on him this fall as Lake Highland takes to the gridiron. 

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Sweet Tee Bowtie Tee

Sometimes a broken-in t-shirt is the best way to slip into southern style. Our Sweet Tees are made with our comfy cotillion cotton and designed to reflect the prepster in all of us! This Sweet Tee is new for Fall 2010.

A black lab,  a rainbow of bowties, and a comfy cotton material. For the simple preps trying to say, “Hey I’m formal, but I’m here to party.” Southern Proper


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Roads are gone in VT. Whaddup tho!


Dear Irene,

     Thanks for postponing our boarding in VT. 


All VT prep schools

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Hurricane Irene floods CT prep school

Wow. It looks like it’s mostly the playing fields, but did Avon Old Farms take a hit or what? Check out how high the water reaches the field goal posts in the top of the photo.

From The Hartford Courant

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