- The Hexx Daughters release their debut album Desolate Conception and become the breakout band of the new millenium, propelling lead singer Tony Cardellino into a world of free drugs.
- 22-year-old Ken Lugar graduates from Fayette University with a bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies.
- Reuben’s older brother Louis Barnes from Somewhere Else graduates from Cypress High School in Orchard, New York
- Paige Pitman and Deanna Nelson(The Start of Something) graduate from Jefferson High, NYC
- Debra James graduates from Easton High School before becoming a stripper at the Roaring Lion in East Heights.
- Colin Minor, Lloyd Difalco, Alice Frear and Gina Williams also all graduate from Easton High School.
- Patrick Showalter, James Mulligan, Miles Cekada (Nowhere Tomorrow) Quarterback Cliff Bala, Dustin Ressler, and Troy Hall all graduate from Saint Marie’s
- Lee Fisher starts a sorted summer relationship with Amber Jenson, losing his virginity in the process, before she goes back to Doyle Finely.
- Before his sorted departure, Peter Watts and Ramona Strayer lose their virginity to one another in East Heights, Vermont.
- Henry Vaughn and Naomi Gordon get an apartment together at 1134 Mable Drive, Henry finally moving out of his mother Anna’s house.
- Peter Watts moves from East Heights, Vermont to Steeple Hill, Ohio.
- 23-year-old Ken Lugar leaves Fayette, Connecticut and attends the University of California for his masters in religion. He meets freshmen, Robert Ditko, one of his students.
- Drew Kruger is a sophomore at Clover University.
- Jonas Partsch and Annie Ripple are juniors at Vermont State.
- Peter Watts starts ninth grade at Steeple Hill High School, Ohio
- Ramona Strayer, Lee Fisher, Paige Hughes, Joan Foster, DJ Gordon, Jason Purelli, Bryant Staicer, Susan Peruso, Chase McHugh, Doyle Finely, Amber Jenson, Diane Howard, Charlie Nolan, Gina Hockensmith, Danny Hillman, Hannah Hooper start at Easton High School.
- Chas Weller starts at Saint Marie’s.
- Paige Hughes and Joan Foster become inseparable best friends.
- Mary Corwin is a senior at Jefferson High School.
- Amber Jenson gets pregnant, her and Doyle Finely both drop out of Easton High School.
APRIL- Linus’ mother Sandy (Mansfield) Roseman dies of a brain aneurysm.
- Henry Webb (The Dwelling), Gail Ellis, Lucas Mills, Nick Tipton, Eve Cardellino, Jane Leonard, Cynthia Barton and Joyce Feiser all graduate from Easton High School
- Claire Connors (The Start of Something) graduates from Steeple Hill High School, Ohio
- Mary Corwin graduates from Jefferson High School, NYC.
- Mary Corwin starts at Fayette University, majoring in nursing
- Drew Kruger is a junior at Clover University.
- Rena Finnely is born in East Heights, Vermont
- Jonas Partsch and Annie Ripple are seniors at Vermont State.
- Phoebe Dwyer transfers from Saint Marie’s to Easton High School, sending the majority of the school through a loop.
- George Feig, Adam Mazes, Aleck Griffith, and Joanna Fuller (Annexation) start at Easton High School
- Lloyd Difalco starts college at Vermont State.
- Aimee Shields, Lucy Parrish, Zeke Morgan, Greg Hood and Evie Dobson start school at Saint Marie’s.
- Annette Karson is a junior at Steeple Hill High School, Ohio.
- Peter Watts is a sophomore at Steeple Hill High School, Ohio.
- Linus Mansfield turns 14 on October 30th.
- Chase McHugh gets kicked out of Easton High School for fighting, and is sent to military school.
NOVEMBER- Ramona Strayer turns 16.
- Henry Vaughn and Naomi Gordon, both 26, start using again with some other friends including Leonard Kenny, Doran Reese and Kurt Tipton.
- Jonas Partsch and Annie Ripple graduate from Vermont State
JUNE- Rueben Barnes and Della Rhodes (Somewhere Else) graduate from Cypress High School in Orchard, New York.
- Leila Bennett and Dawn Robson graduate from Saint Marie’s.
- Andrew Strayer, Jack Vargas and Leann Kenny graduate from Easton High School.
- Phoebe Dwyer starts dating Kevin Mansfield at the end of their junior year at Easton.
- Annette Karson and Peter Watts start dating in Steeple Hill, Ohio.
- Ramona Strayer starts dating Travis Mizera after meeting him at a show in East Heights.
- Debra James and school board member, Harry Cassady, begin their doomed arrangement as lovers.
- Linus Mansfield meets Phoebe Dwyer for the first time at the family picnic.
- Family Functions and The Phoebe Dwyer Infatuation
- Leila Bennett and Della Rhodes start school at Fayette University, Connecticut.
- Rueben Barnes and Peggy Leidy start school at Homestead University, New York.
- Mary Corwin is a sophomore at Fayette University.
- Drew Kruger is a senior at Clover University.
- Linus Mansfield starts Easton High School with Mitchell Graft, Staci West, Darcey Klein, Tara Mansfield, Brett Larson and some others.
- Hell on Echo Avenue
- Linus develops a crush on Ramona Strayer in study hall
- Linus makes-out with Darcy West in the Graft’s Basement
- Of Depression and Goth Girl Obsession
- Emmett Karson and Veronica Connel start at Steeple Hill High School, Ohio, but don’t know each other.
- Peter Watts is a junior at Steeple Hill.
- David Baxter, Patrick Young, Brenda Pratt and Aurora Kyler start at Cypress High School, Orchard New York.
- Leila Bennett breaks up with Andrew Strayer after a month of college, when he visits her for the first time at Fayette.
- Josephine March starts high school at Steeple Hill, Ohio
- A Dead Format
- Linus sees Ramona with her boyfriend Travis Mizera at the mall.
- Linus smokes pot for the first time with Lee Fisher and Ramona Strayer outside of the homecoming dance.
- Against Students
- Linus’ stepsister, Paige Hughes, starts dating Lance Green.
- Linus turns 15, on the 30th, talks to Ramona in study hall.
- Jonas Partsch moves from East Heights to New York City, and gets a job for Modern Riot Magazine.
NOVEMBER- A Separate Piece of Shit
- Naomi Gordon and Henry Vaughn visit New York for the Macy’s Day Parade.
- Engaging Identities
- Ramona Strayer turns 17 on November 13th.
- The Upstanding Sons and Daughters of East Heights Country Club (Annexation Version)
- Linus Mansfield kisses Phoebe Dwyer under the mistletoe
- The events of The Start of Something
- The Formal Me for Any Occasion
- Linus Mansfield and Joan Foster go to the winter formal dance, Joan ditches him for Rickie Dewitt.
- The Greeting Card Massacre
- Linus Mansfield gets in a fight with Lance Green, making his stepsister, Paige, break off her and Lance’s relationship.
- The Song Repeats
- Linus Mansfield goes to his first punk rock show.
- Henry Vaughn buys Naomi a couch for her 27th birthday.
- Rueben Barnes and Peggy Leidy start dating at Homestead University.
- Clara Easterbrook dies in a car wreck the morning after fooling around with Curtis Buck in East Heights, Vermont. Henry and Naomi attend her funeral all drugged out.
MARCH- Modern Escapists and their Poor Excuses for Pop Music
- Phoebe Dwyer and Kevin Mansfield break-up, Staci West and Mitchell Graft, Brett Larson and Darcey Klein break up as well.
- The Holes and the Walls that Support Them
- The Annexation of the Living Room (Song and Chapter)
- Alice Frear and Max Faber start dating while working the same stint at Bender’s Toys in the East Height’s Mall.
- Harvey Karson dies of a heart attack in Steeple Hill, Ohio.
- Of Parades and Processions
- Henry Vaughn dies of heroine overdose at the age of 27.
- Tony Cardellino, lead singer of The Hexx Daughters dies after his last show in New York City and is buried in East Heights.
- Henry Vaughn’s Funeral.
- Linus Mansfield takes Ramona Strayer to prom.
- Carl Mansfield’s Funeral.
- Fathers and Their Loyal Stepsons
- 25 year-old Ken Lugar gets his masters in religion at California University in Los Angeles.
- Lee Fisher inherits some of Henry Vaughn’s marijuana plants as he sets up shop in his bedroom closet.
- Groupies Redux
- Emmett Karson first meets Veronica Connel, drunk at a party and soon writes “Paris, France” about her.
- Jim Fisher and Ross Hurst (Clips of Dissonance) graduate from Jefferson High School, NYC.
- Phoebe Dwyer, Kevin Mansfield, Amanda Applebee, Caitlin Bender, Bobby Difalco, Lance Green, Greg Dewitt Mark Kyler, and Michael Anderson all graduate from Easton High School
- Calvin Clement (Clips of Dissonance) and Annette Karson graduate from Steeple Hill High School, Ohio.
- Travis Mizera, Frank Stull, Jesse Pietron, and Bill Lester graduate from Saint Marie’s.
- Ramona Strayer moves with her father, Duane, from East Heights to Orchard, New York.
- A Rebel without a Persuasion
- Zeke Morgan spends the summer with his mother Dana and her boyfriend Seymour Lison in Florence, Nevada.
- Broadcast Fireworks Display/Corruptible Minds
- Engaging Identities
- Far Too Well for Far Too Long (Or The Obligations of American Holidays)
- The Process of Unpacking Lightly
- Naomi Gordon gets cleaned up after almost dying on the Fourth of July in East Heights; also she remembers watching the Macy’s Day Parade with Henry the previous November.
- Curtis Buck and Brandy Ryan move into 1134 Mable Drive and save Naomi Gordon’s life.
- Linus Mansfield starts hanging out with Lucy Parrish at punk rock shows, the two only occasionally making-out.
- Back Issues (An old widow visits her son’s grave)
- Leila Bennett starts her sophomore year at Fayette and meets her new artsy boyfriend Brock Allen.
- Calvin Clement, Jim Fisher and Ross Hurst (Clips) start college at Fayette University
- Lucy Parrish ditches Linus Mansfield for senior Chas Weller.
- Wendy (Strayer) McCoy breaks up with Dominick Hinton and moves to Steeple Hill Ohio with her son Andrew Strayer.
- Annette Karson stays in Steeple Hill, taking a year off and still dating Peter Watts.
- Mary Corwin is a junior at Fayette University.
- Naomi Gordon, 28, leaves East Heights and moves to Steeple Hill, Ohio where she gets a teaching job at Steeple Hill High School.
- Dalton Applebee moves from 1325 Ash Road to 1134 Mable Drive.
- Drew Kruger is a second-year senior at Clover University.
- Ramona Strayer starts her senior year at Cypress High School in Orchard, New York
- Maude Farren starts her freshman year at Steeple Hill High School, Ohio
- Annette Karson and Andrew Strayer both start working for her stepfather, Charles, at Hoover Technologies.
- Emmett Karson and Veronica Connel start dating after multiple struggles.
- Emmett and Annette Karson’s mother, Emily, gets remarried to Charles Hoover the III, soon-to-be co-head of Hoover Technologies. Emmett drives her to the wedding.
- At the same wedding, Emmett meets Casey Whipkey for the first time, although he is barely conscious after his stepfather, Charles slips him rufees.
- Shelf Life
- Ramona Strayer visits her mother and brother in Steeple Hill, Ohio. She then re-meets Peter Watts who is dating Annette Karson.
- Debra James breaks up with school board member Harry Cassady following several enlarged periods of self-reflection.
- Linus Mansfield officially starts dating Joan Foster for the summer.
- Drew Kruger graduates from Clover University and stays in town, working various jobs and dealing/doing various drugs.
JUNE- Joan Foster, Paige Hughes, Lee Fisher, DJ Gordon, Jason Purelli, Bryant Staicer, Susan Peruso, Diane Howard, Charlie Nolan, Gina Hockensmith, Danny Hillman, and Hannah Hooper graduate from Easton High School.
- Ramona Strayer, Amelia Mulligan, Tessa Garrity, George Markel, his best friend Keith Reese and Lily Rygel (Into the Pattern) graduate from Cypress High School, Orchard New York.
- Peter Watts graduates from Steeple Hill High School.
- Chas Weller graduates from Saint Marie’s and starts working at Potter’s Pizza.
- Lalena Decker graduates from Edison High School, Brier, Connecticut.
- Arlo Fry graduates from Connelly High School, Hystone, Connecticut.
- Marion Boxler graduates from Cypress High School in Orchard, New York.
- Margery Reese while swimming with Aleck Griffith and Mark Kyler breaks her hymen on a guardrail and is rushed to the hospital.
- Heavy Hearts Breaking Bread: Doran Reese, Leonard Kenny and Kurt Tipton take Margery’s Tom Petty Tickets after shooting heroine on track pick-up day.
- Josephine March discovers that Veronica Connel has slept with Calvin Clement, and ends their six-year friendship.
- Josephine and Jeannie March move from Steeple Hill, Ohio to East Heights, Vermont.
- The View from Across Linden Street (Short Story)
- Linus Mansfield dumps Joan for Josephine March, who has just moved in across the street. Alice Hughes, Linus’ stepmother sells Josephine and her mother the house.
- Lee Fisher starts working at Potter’s Pizza with his girlfriend, Aimee Shields.
- Annette Karson cheats on Peter Watts with Andrew Strayer. The couple soon breaks up afterwards.
- Brock Allen cheats on Leila Bennett with Stacey Horne, but keeps it a secret.
- Calvin Clement, Jim Fisher and Ross Hurst start their sophomore year at Fayette University.
- Leila Bennett starts her junior year at Fayette University.
- Amelia Mulligan, Arlo Fry and Marion Boxler start their freshmen years at Fayette University.
- Peter Watts leaves Steeple Hill and attends Clearview University, Illinois
- Ramona Strayer leaves Orchard, New York and also attends Clearview University.
- Paige Hughes and Tessa Garrity both start their freshman years at NYU and are roommates who loathe each other.
- George Markel and Keith Reese attend Homestead University, New York
- Mary Corwin is a senior at Fayette.
- Joan Foster starts her freshmen year at Clover University.
- Emmett Karson in his junior year of high school at Steeple Hill and has Naomi Gordon as a teacher.
- Sylvester Whipkey is born in NYC.
- Peter Watts and Ramona Strayer start hanging out and then dating.
- Annette Karson and Andrew Strayer officially start dating.
- Emmett Karson starts dating Veronica Connel in Steeple Hill.
- Trilogy: Preview
- Trilogy: Feature
- Sophomore Maude Farren at the age of 16 meets carnival head and drug dealer Clay, dropping out of Steeple Hill High School, Ohio
- Lucy Parrish breaks up with Chas Weller during Saint Marie’s homecoming weekend.
- Casey Whipkey drops her baby brother Sylvester on live television.
- Maude’s brother Jude Farren, 30, meets Naomi Gordon at a bar in Steeple Hill over Thanksgiving weekend, Naomi having taught his sister.
- Clarence Harrington is elected as president of the United States, Jeffery Whipkey being his vice president.
- Brock Allen cheats on Leila Bennett with Mary Corwin right before Thanksgiving.
- Leila Bennett returns home and sleeps with Bobby Difalco.
- Wendell James begins purchasing people’s souls in Saint Marie’s High School.
- Casey Whipkey attempts suicide for the first time and as a result is forced into therapy with Dr. Dana Statler.
- Linus Mansfield and Josephine March at the Mansfield Annual Christmas Party
- Upstanding Sons and Daughters (Do You Want To Come True)
- Wendell James buys and eats Aimee Shield’s soul, prompting Lee to beat the shit out of him.
- President Clarence Harrington and Vice President Jeffery Whipkey are inaugurated, The Hexx Daughters playing the event with a new lead singer.
- Annette Karson and Andrew Strayer get engaged in Steeple Hill, Ohio.
- Lucy Parrish and Zeke Morgan start fooling around in East Heights.
- Mary Corwin graduates from Fayette University with a degree in nursing.
- The Events of The Opposite of Blinking
- Noah Marcus and Alanna Brinker steal money from their sibling’s wedding and attempt to find any kind of discernable ground in the United States.
- Sally Everhart graduates from Connelly High School in Hystone, Connecticut
- Linus Mansfield finishes his junior year of high school and is still dating Josephine.
- The Summer’s Pull
- The View from Across Linden Street (Song)
- Parts of There Are No Groupies in Heaven
- Jim Fisher hangs out with his cousin Lee in East Heights for the summer, meeting Hannah Hooper.
- Lee leaves Potter’s Pizza and works at his father’s company for the next three months.
- George Feig, Adam Mazes, Rickie Dewitt, Aleck Griffith and Joanna Fuller graduate from Easton High School.
- Aimee Shields, Lucy Parrish, Zeke Morgan, Greg Hood and Evie Dobson graduate from Saint Marie’s.
- Katie Glass graduates from Steeple Hill High School, Ohio.
- Casey Whipkey is shipped to the Hamptons for the summer to live with her Aunt Bonnie, Uncle Darren and cousin, Laurel Minor
JULY- The events of Level Out
- Vermont State English professor Mary Guthrie dies in East Heights
- Jonas Partsch re-meets and starts dating Annie Ripple in East Heights, Vermont
- At the end of the month, Debra James moves from East Heights to Florence, Nevada and soon enough becomes a prostitute at the Ivy Cathouse.
- The Punk Rock Scene of East Heights compiles and releases Highly Vocal, featuring She’s Madly Mine, Nowhere Tomorrow, Ripple Rapture, The Burning Papers, and The Nullifiers
- Casey Whipkey meets Owen Flynn and Judd Kruger in the Hamptons for a week of teenage recklessness.
- Mitchell Graft has sex with Staci West underneath the monkey bars at Easton Middle School one particularly memorable night.
- Lucy Parrish breaks up with Zeke Morgan at the beginning of the month
- Sally Everhart and Lucy Parrish start college at Clearview University, Illinois and are roommates.
- Several kids from Orchard, East Heights, and New York filter to the Hampton’s for a legendary blunder.
- Casey Whipkey gets shipped to Steeple Hill to live with her Aunt Roberta and Uncle Rick Hoover.
- Amelia Mulligan and Arlo Fry start their sophomore years at Fayette
- Calvin Clement, Jim Fisher and Ross Hurst start their junior year at Fayette.
- Leila Bennett starts her senior year at Fayette.
- Zeke Morgan, Greg Hood and Evie Dobson move into 1325 Ash Road.
- Peter Watts and Ramona Strayer are sophomores at Clearview and still together.
- Paige Hughes is a sophomore at NYU.
- Katie Glass starts her freshman year at Bloom University in Bartlett, Colorado
- Systems and Symptoms Chapters 1-2
- Fletcher Tipton starts college at NYU.
- Linus Mansfield, Josephine March, Tara Mansfield, Mitchell Graft, Staci West, Darcy Klein, Brett Larson, Melissa Cominsky, Carey Benford, Lindsey Pope, Laney King, , Duane Coyle, Ernie Albright all begin their senior year at Easton High School
- Casey Whipkey starts her freshmen year at Steeple Hill High School, and has Naomi Gordon as a teacher.
- Emmett Karson, Veronica Connel and Chip Varner begin their senior year at Steeple Hill High School
- David Baxter along with Patrick Young, Brenda Pratt and Aurora Kyler (Into the Pattern) begin their senior year at Cypress High School, Orchard New York
- Beginning of Trilogy: Sequel
- 27-year-old professor Ken Lugar leaves LA and searches for signs of life in the United States, ending up at the Vaughn Hotel by October of the same year.
- Lee Fisher returns to Potter’s Pizza and starts dealing more heavily around East Heights and growing his own crop.
- Alanna Brinker and Noah Marcus end up at The Vaughn Hotel in Euclid, Nebraska.
- Systems and Symptoms Chapters 3-10
- Doyle Booth starts dating Gina Hamilton in North Shade, Illinois
- Systems and Symptoms Chapters 11-24
- Peter Watts gets offered acid by Ramona Strayer, but doesn’t take it at some random party at the beginning of October in Clearview, Illinois
- The Red Scare
- Smugness like Black Thread.
NOVEMBER- Melody East and Gerry Morgan get engaged in East Heights
- Mitchell Graft temporarily breaks up with Staci West and gets a handjob from Margery Reese in her basement before getting chased off by her older brother, Doran, and soon enough going back to Staci.
- Systems and Symptoms Chapters 25-27