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Engagement/Wedding | Watertown
Tiffany Heckathorn & James Randall

On November 11, 2013, James Randall and Tiffany Heckathorn were engaged. They had met that May in Hawaii while James was on orders with the US Navy. Tiffany was serving on Active Duty at the time.

James is a Watertown native and his parents are James Randall Sr. and Loraine Randall. He has one older sister, Renee Randall. James is currently employed as a Jefferson County Deputy Sheriff.

Tiffany is from Orofino Idaho and her parents are Wesley and Kristin Heckathorn. She has one younger brother, Kevin Heckathorn. Tiffany is attending school full-time at Jefferson Community College studying to be a Chemical Dependency Major with a prospective graduation date of May 2016.

A small, intimate ceremony will be held December 14, 2014.

Posted: December 14, 2014


Anniversary | Fishers Landing
Peter & Joan Dougall - 40 Years

Peter and Joan Dougall of Largo, Florida and Fishers Landing are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on December 28 with a family dinner, hosted by their daughters in Rochester.

Peter, son of James and Julia Dougall of Evans Mills, and Joan Crumb, daughter of Bernard and Kathleen Crumb of Sherrill were married at St. Helena's Catholic Church in Sherrill on December 28, 1974. Peter West of Rodman was best man and Christine Merritt of Vernon was matron of honor.

Both attended SUNY Oswego and taught at Indian River Central School. Peter also taught for 13 years at Lyme Central School in Chaumont. They are now enjoying retirement in Largo, FL in the winter and Fishers Landing in the summer.

They have two daughters, Alison Albright (Russ) in Spencerport and Julie Slate (Ben) in Rochester. They also have two adorable grandsons, three year old Owen Slate and one year old Ryan Albright.

Posted: December 14, 2014


Wedding | Watertown
Kaitlin Sara Robbins & Jacob William Backus

Kaitlin Sara Robbins and Jacob William Backus were married on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm at the Manor House in Pierrepont Manor.

Kaitlin is the daughter of Kurt and Maureen Robbins, Watertown. Jacob is the son of Scott Backus and the late Julie Valvo Backus, Three Mile Bay. The ceremony was officiated by Martin Lamon Jr., cousin of the bride.

The wedding party included the bride's sister, Kristin Dickson, Matron of Honor, Stephanie Pierce, cousin of the bride, Kelsey Brand, Molly Lashomb, Brittany Forbes, and Olivia Speno as bridesmaids. The best man was the groom's brother, Zachary Backus, and groomsmes were Christopher Day, cousin of the bride, James Dickson, brother-in-law of the bride, Joshua Dietterich, cousin of the groom, Zachary Allen, and Tyler Garrett.

A reception followed the ceremony at the Manor House surrounded by their closest friends and family.

Kaitlin is a Marketplace Facilitated Enroller with UnitedHealthcare. Jacob is a Business Intelligence Analyst with Car Freshner Corporation.

The couple enjoyed a honeymoon in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. They reside in Watertown with their two German Shepherds.

Posted: December 2, 2014


Anniversary | Watertown
Charles & Sheila Branche - 40 Years

Charles and Sheila Branche, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on November 30, 2014.

Mr. Branche, son of the late Edward and Evelyn Branche, Sackets Harbor, married Sheila M Greco, daughter of the late Frank and Estelle Greco, Watertown, on November 30, 1974 in Watertown at St. Anthony’s Church.

After a long career as a dairy farmer, and school custodian for both St. Anthony’s School and Sackets Harbor, Charles has “retired” but still keeps very busy and is an active member in the Knights of Columbus.

Sheila currently works for Teals Express and The Bon-Ton, both in Watertown.

The couple has two sons, Frank (Sackets Harbor) and James (Syracuse) and two wonderful grandchildren Brystol and Vincent.

Mr. and Mrs. Branche enjoy spending time with their family and celebrated their anniversary with their children and grandchildren and intend to have a larger gathering in the spring.

Posted: December 2, 2014


Engagement | Alexandria Bay/Winthrop
Brittney Munson & Ryan Umstead

Together with their families, Brittney Munson, Winthrop, and Ryan Umstead, Alexandria Bay announce their engagement. The couple got engaged on October 7, 2014.

Brittney is the daughter of Kevin and Cindy Munson, Winthrop and Lisa and Robert Doran, Norfolk. Brittney graduated from Brasher Falls Central School in 2008. She will graduate from SUNY Canton in May 2015 with a Bachelors Degree in Funeral Service.

Ryan is the son of Brian and Kristy Umstead, Alexandria Bay. Ryan graduated from Alexandria Central School in 2008. He graduated from St. Lawrence University in 2012 with a BS in Mathematics and Clarkson University in 2013 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently employed as a test code engineer at New York Air Brake in Watertown.

The couple plans a January 2, 2015 wedding in Alexandria Bay.

Posted: November 30, 2014


Birth | Carthage
Abbigail Rose Gantt

Anthony and Heather Gantt of Colorado Springs, CO, formerly of Carthage, announce the birth of their daughter, Abbigail Rose Gantt.

She was born at Memorial Hospital on November 10, 2014 an 9:45 a.m., weighing 8 pounds 8 ounces.

Abbigail's maternal grandparents are Tammy Limbaugh and Mike Barlow of Carthage and Alan Queary of Croghan. Her paternal grandparents are Keith and Sharon Gantt of Bend, OR and Beverly Storey of Puyallup, WA.

Abbi was welcomed home by her big sisters, Kori and Ryli.

Posted: November 30, 2014


Engagement | Brownville
Elissa M. Dupee & Thomas P. Townsend IV

Together with their families, Elissa M. Dupee and Thomas P. Townsend IV, announce their engagement.

Elissa is the daughter of Timothy and Keitha Dupee, Brownville. She is a 2000 graduate of General Brown Jr./Sr. High School. She received her Assoicates Degree from Crouse School of Nursing, Syracuse in 2004. Continuing her education at SUNY Upstate, she received her BSN in 2006 and her MSN in 2012. She currently works as a Family Nurse Practitioner with MinuteClinic in Moore, SC.

Thomas is the son of Tommy Townsend, Brunswick, GA, and Mary Rees, Roswell GA, and step-son to Laura Townsend also of Brunswick. He is a 2007 graduate of Kennesaw Mountain High School. Thomas served as a Calvary Scout in the US Army with the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum from 2008-2012. He completed one tour to Afghanistan. After the Army, he attended the Golf Academy of America in Myrtle Beach and received an Associates Degree in Golf Complex Course Management in 2013.
He is currently an Outdoor Service Supervisor at Thornblade Club in Greer, SC.

A wedding is planned for May 30, 2015 in Hendersonville, NC.

Posted: November 22, 2014


Wedding | Croghan
Buffy June Graves & Kevin Michael Pelo

Buffy June Graves and Kevin Michael Pelo were united in marriage on August 16, 2014. The ceremony was held in the Veteran's Memorial Park in Lowville. Minister Duane Farney officiated. The reception followed at the Lowville Fire Hall.

Buffy is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Graves Jr., Croghan. Kevin is the son of William Pelo, Lowville, and Dawn Pelo, Lowville.

Miss Sarah Mahiques, friend of the bride, served as Maid of Honor. The bridesmaids were Mrs. Leah Widrick, friend of the bride, and Mrs. Leigh Baker, friend of the bride. The flower girl was Miss Annabel Pelo, niece of the groom.

Mr. Jack Kelley, friend of the groom, served as Best Man. The groomsmen were Mr. Robert Pelo, brother of the groom, and Daryl Swiernik, friend of the groom.

Kevin and Buffy honeymooned to Lake Placid. The newlyweds reside in Croghan.

Posted: November 22, 2014


Engagement | Woodville/Watertown/Chaumont
Jessica Pierce & Ryan Jones

Norm and Kathy Widrig, Woodville, and Jeffrey Pierce, Watertown, along with Edward and Martha Jones, Chaumont, announce the engagement of their children, Jessica Pierce and Ryan Jones.

Jess is a 2003 graduate of General Brown High School. She received her Liberal Arts Humanities & Social Sciences A.A.S. degree in 2005 from Jefferson Community College, where she is now employed as the English Department secretary.

Ryan, also a 2003 graduate of General Brown High School, received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Investigation in 2007 from SUNY Canton. He is currently the Executive Vice President of Advanced Business Systems, Inc. of Watertown.

The high school sweethearts became engaged at their housewarming party on August 16, 2014 surrounded by family and friends. They will celebrate their special day on September 26, 2015 at The Kallet Theater in Pulaski.

Posted: November 11, 2014


Engagement | Watertown
Summer Lane & Matthew DeCaprio

Together, Matthew DeCaprio and Summer Lane announce their engagement.

Summer is the daughter of Patty Brown of Watertown. Summer is employed at Neighbors of Watertown where she works as a Properties Manager/Supervisor.

Matthew is the son of the late Michael and Laura DeCaprio. He owns his own business, Pitcher’s Sewer and Drain Cleaning Services. Inc.

The couple became engaged in Sackets Harbor on September 3, 2014 and together with their daughter, Ella 6, will be tying the knot on September 19, 2015 in Alexandria Bay.

Posted: November 11, 2014


Engagement | Black River/Carthage
Amber L. Hunt & Robert W. Oldfield

Together with their families, Robert W. Oldfield and Amber L. Hunt, Fayetteville, announce their engagement.

The couple got engaged April 25, 2014.

Amber is the daughter of Patrick and Mary Louise Hunt, Black River. She graduated from Carthage Central High School in 1997. Amber graduated from Jefferson Community College and attended both SUNY Fredonia and Western Michigan University. She currently works in Cazenovia.

Robert is the son of Allen and Martha Oldfield, Horseheads. Robert graduated from Horseheads High School in 1995 and graduated from SUNY Fredonia and Alfred University. He is currently employed with the Cazenovia Central School District.

The couple is planning a July 11, 2015 wedding.

Posted: November 11, 2014


Birth | Evans Mills
Eleanor Grace Kurzenberger

Krystal and Daniel Kurzenberger of Evans Mills announce the birth of their daughter, Eleanor Grace Kurzenberger.

Eleanor was delivered by Joyce Wilder, CNM, at 11:51 a.m. on August 9, 2014 at Samaritan Medical Center. She was 7 lbs. 11 oz. and 21 inches long.

Eleanor’s maternal grandparents are Kevin and Dawn Robinson of Evans Mills and her paternal grandparents are Nicole and John Hoselton of Dexter.

Ellie was welcomed home by her fur babies, Zoey, Hannah, and Walter.

Posted: November 11, 2014


Anniversary | Copenhagen
Bernard C. & Mary H. Jones - 40 Years

Bernard C. and Mary H. Jones, Copenhagen, celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on August 19, 2014.

Mr. Jones, son of the late Vincent and Jessie Jones, Copenhagen, married Mary Ellen Hess, daughter of the late Sidney and Dorothy Thomas Hess, Henderson on August 19, 1974 in Carthage.

Mr. Jones is a graduate of Copenhagen Central School. He served in the National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserves. Together, Mr. and Mrs. Jones operated a dairy farm in Copenhagen for 31 years.

Mrs. Jones graduated from Henderson Central School and Watertown School of Commerce. She is Secretary to the Superintendent/District Clerk at Copenhagen Central School.

The couple has two daughters and sons-in law, Lisa and Michael Quirk, Brownville, Marci and Richard Wagner, Calcium; and three grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Jones enjoy going to NASCAR races, reading and travel. Mr. and Mrs. Jones celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family dinner in August and in October they took a two-week tour of Europe.

Posted: November 11, 2014


Wedding | Watertown/Sackets Harbor
Kearstin Morgann Johnson & John Dallas Carter

Kearstin Morgann Johnson and John Dallas Carter were united in marriage on September 27, 2014. The ceremony was held in the ballroom of the Scottish Rite Cathedral in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Rev. Samuel Hill, great-uncle of the groom, officiated. The reception followed, in the Cathedral lobby.

Kearstin is the daughter of Ms. Sheri Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama and the step daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Harris of Hamilton, Alabama. John is the son of Dr. and Mrs. Steven (Elisabeth) Van Dyk of Stafford, Virginia. John is the grandson of the late Rev. David E. Larkin; and the nephew of Dan and Sherry Larkin of Sackets Harbor and Sam and Micki Larkin of Watertown, New York.

Miss Tiffany Harris, sister of the bride, served as Maid of Honor. The bridesmaids were Miss Sarah Harris, sister of the bride; Mrs. Chalisa Pfeiler; Mrs. Tiffany Masters and Mrs. Abigail Youngs, cousin of the groom. The flower girl was Miss Savannah Youngs, Mrs. Youngs’ daughter.

Staff Sergeant David T. Carter, brother of the groom, served as Best Man. The groomsmen were Mr. Richard P. Gilleland, III, brother of the groom, Mr. Tyler Masters, Mr. Nick George and Mr. Robert Garza. The ring bearer was Gunner Ferguson, brother of the bride.

Staff Sergeant John Dallas Carter and his bride, Airman First Class Kearstin Morgann Carter are stationed at Minot Air Force Base in Minot, North Dakota, where they are also both students at nearby Minot State University. The couple is planning a Spring honeymoon.

Posted: November 11, 2014


Wedding | Clayton
Lyndi Hall & Travis Hill

Travis Hill and Lyndi Hall were married on September 27, 2014 at Bonnie Castle Resort, Alexandria Bay. The ceremony was officiated by Michael Ingerson, Uncle of the Bride.

Lyndi is the daughter of Gary & Sheri Hall, Cape Vincent. Travis is the son of Gerald & Joedy Hill, Clayton.

The Matron of Honor was Leann Hill, sister of the bride, and Maid of Honor, Lizabeth Hall, sister of the bride. The bridesmaids were Megan Hill, Laura Mollica, Lisa Ingerson, Kristin Phinney, Kylie Buker, Jessica Spicer, and Sophia Ingerson. Flower girls were Elliana and Juliette Hill and Carlee Phinney.

The Best Men were Brayton Hill, brother of the groom, and Greg Wiley, friend of the groom. The groomsmen were Scott Roes, Freddy Bach, Justin DeVito, Matthew Phinney, Mark Morgia, Andrew Barraco, and Owen Ingerson. Ring bearers were Eli Ingerson, Christian Mollica, and Carter Phinney.

Travis & Lyndi honeymooned to Negri, Jamaica. The newlyweds reside in Clayton.

Posted: November 7, 2014


Anniversary | Adams
John & Grace Gardner - 20 Years

John and Grace Gardner, Adams, celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on November 5, 2014. They exchanged vows on November 5, 1994 at Zion Episcopal Church in Pierrepont Manor, with Father Roger Butler officiating.

Their children and grandchildren include Douglas Welbourn Jr. of Adams; Tarah (Tirsa & Jessiah Welbourn) and Mark Eastman of Watertown; Megan Welbourn of Virginia; Alissa and Justin Waite (Jaelyn) of Adams Center; and the late Samuel Welbourn.

Posted: November 7, 2014


Birth | Watertown
Weston James McCray

Eric and Kimberly McCray of Parkville, MD announce the birth of their son, Weston James McCray.

Weston was born February 10, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Weston weighed 9 lbs., 9 oz. and was 20 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Lynn and Corby Cleveland of Watertown. Paternal grandparents are James and Sue McCray of Corry, PA.

He was welcomed home by his big sister, Charlotte, 2 years-old.

Posted: November 7, 2014


Engagement | Dexter/Copenhagen
Danielle DeBona & Jordan Sawyer

Steve and Tracey DeBona, Dexter, and Mary and Todd Sullivan, along with Scott Sawyer, Copenhagen,  announce the engagement of Danielle DeBona and Jordan Sawyer.

Danielle is a 2009 graduate of General Brown Jr./Sr. High School. She received her bachelors degree in radiation therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2013. She is currently working as a radiation therapist at Upstate Medical.

Jordan is a 2008 graduate of Copenhagen Central School. He received his bachelors degree in respiratory therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2012. He is currently working as a respiratory therapist at Samaritan Medical Center.

The couple became engaged on May 22, 2013 in Cancun, Mexico. An August 8, 2015 wedding is planned.

Posted: November 1, 2014


Engagement | Carthage
Amber L. Mehaffy & Robert J. Brotherton III

Together with their families, Robert J. Brotherton III and Amber L. Mehaffy announce their engagement.

The couple got engaged on the shore of Daytona Beach on Mother's Day 2014 in the company of their children, Mackenzie Elexis and Robert James IV.

Amber is the daughter of Lisa Mono of Carthage and the late Wayne Mehaffy and step-daughter to David Mono Jr., also of Carthage. She graduated Carthage Central High School in 2001. Amber is pursuing certification as a Medical Assistant and is currently employed at Women's Care Options.

Robert is the son of Vickie Brotherton and Robert Brotheron Jr. of Carthage and step-son to Tammy Allen, also of Carthage. Robert also attended Carthage Central School and graduated from Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Union Masonry School and is currently employed at Carthage Specialty Paperboard. Robert enjoys doing masonry work on the side with hopes of developing an entrepreneurship.

The couple as been together for almost seven years and is planning a July 18, 2015 wedding.

Posted: November 1, 2014


Birth | Rodman
Bristol Paige Ritz

Derek and Jenna Ritz, Rodman,  announce the birth of their daughter, Bristol Paige Ritz.

Bristol was born at 8:53 p.m. on September 3, 2014 at Samaritan Medical Center. She was 8 lbs. 3 oz. and 20 1/4 inches long.

Bristol’s maternal grandparents are Jack and Amy Spry of Rodman. Her paternal grandparents are Keith and Tina Ritz, also of Rodman.

Bristol was welcomed home by her canine siblings, Jewels and Cheyanne.

Posted: November 1, 2014


Birth | Three Mile Bay
Mason Dee Hicks

Shane Hicks and Danielle Mason, Three Mile Bay, announce the birth of their son, Mason Dee Hicks. Mason was born on September 10, 2014 at 10:49 am. He weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and was 21 inches long.

His maternal grandparents are Tim and Jill Mason of Three Mile Bay, and Dee and Deb Hicks of Cape Vincent.

Mason was welcomed home by his big brother Dayton and great-grandmother Betty Reed.

Posted: November 1, 2014


Wedding | Watertown/Clayton
Jerrica McCreadie & Ronald Gamble Jr.

Jerrica McCreadie and Ronald Gamble Jr. were married on September 20,2014 at the United Community Church in Carthage.

The Bride is the daughter of Patrick & Sandra McCreadie of Carthage. The Groom is the son of Ronald & Diane Gamble Of Webster Florida, and Mark & Charlene Meeks of Clayton.

The bride was given away with love by her father, Patrick and brother, Jordon Gebo.

The Matron Of Honor was Heather Bailey, friend of bride; bridesmaids included Melinda Pierce, friend of bride, Jasmine Hadley, friend of Bride, Erin Gebo, sister-in-law of the bride, Emily Wilcox, friend of bride, and Hailea Gamble, the bride & groom's daughter

The Best Man was Mark Meeks Jr., brother of the groom, groomsmen were Jason Gamble, brother of the groom, Michael LaLonde, friend of groom, Chris Sweet, friend of groom, Jordon Gebo, the bride's brother, Justin Naatz, friend of groom.

Flower girls were Rori & Blake Gebo, the bride's nieces. Ring bearers were Kolton Gamble, son of bride & groom and Lane Gebo, nephew of the bride.

A reception followed at the Elks lodge in Carthage.

The couple enjoyed a hockey-themed wedding followed by a honeymoon in their favorite city of Boston where they watched the Boston Bruins season opener and enjoyed the beautiful city.

Jerrica is currently the operations manager with Harbor Freight Tools and Ronald is employed with Equipment Rentals Inc. They reside in Watertown with their children and two dogs.

Posted: November 1, 2014


Birth | Watertown/Three Mile Bay
Mason Cameron Farmer

Stephanie and Ben Farmer, Port Royal, South Carolina, announce the birth of their son, Mason Cameron Farmer.

Mason was born at 1:08 a.m. on June 9, 2014 at Memorial Health University Hospital in Savannah, Georgia. He weighed 8 lbs., 1 oz. and was 20 ¾ inches long.

Mason’s maternal grandparents are Ian and Debbie Hill of Watertown. His paternal grandparents are Wayne and Marie Farmer of Three Mile Bay.

He was welcomed home by his family and the family dog, Bubba.

Posted: October 22, 2014


Birth | Watertown
Vincenzo Remy DiStefano

Christopher and Leslie DiStefano of Watertown announce the birth of their son, Vincenzo Remy DiStefano.

Vincenzo was born at 10:49 pm on August 1, 2014 at Samaritan Medical Center. He was 8 lbs. 2 oz. and 21 inches long.

Vincenzo’s maternal grandparents are Timothy and Melissa Atkins of Redwood, NY and James O’Hara of Tampa, FL. His paternal grandparents are Marc and Peggy DiStefano of Dexter.

Posted: October 22, 2014


Wedding | Watertown
Matthew & Lindsey McCargar

Matthew and Lindsey McCargar announce their marriage.

On Friday, October 10, 2014 Lindsey and Matthew were married outside in a small intimate ceremony surrounded by close friends and family.

Penny O'Hara of Clayton, mother of the bride, gave her away. Bobbi and John Brett of Watertown, & Tammy and Jim McCargar of Chaumont also attended.

Other friends and family were there to show their love for the couple. Following the ceremony they enjoyed dinner at Shuler's Restaurant. A summer reception is planned for next year.

Posted: October 22, 2014


Engagement | Watertown
Dessa M. Jackson & Andrew W. Miller

Glenn and Michelle Armstrong, Watertown, and Doug and Nancy Miller, Watertown, announce the engagement of Dessa M. Jackson to Andrew R. Miller.

Dessa is a 2011 graduate of Watertown High School. She is employed at Convergys, Watertown.

Andrew is a 2013 graduate of Watertown High School. He is employed through JRC on Ft. Drum.

A spring 2015 wedding is planned.

Posted: October 22, 2014


Engagement | Watertown
Kristy Alberry & Michael A. Buchalla

Earl and Debbie Alberry, Watertown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristy Alberry, to Michael A. Buchalla.

The couple got engaged at Disneyworld in August.

Kristy is in her 11th year of teaching in the Cortland Enlarged City School District, where she currently teaches third grade. Michael is the founder and owner of M.A.B. Roofing & Siding, in its 26th year of business in Cortland.

The couple resides in Virgil with the groom's two daughters and their three dogs.

A July 18, 2015 wedding is planned.

Posted: October 12, 2014


Wedding | Watertown/Greene
Mandi Bottle & Lars Hasseler

On the sunny afternoon of August 30 in the garden of the Bottle Homestead, Greene, Lars Hasseler and Mandi Bottle were married.

They bring together the families of Robert and Marsha Hasseler, Watertown, and Tom and Donna Bottle, Greene. Mandi was given by her father and her family in marriage. The Reverend William Reinmuth of All Souls Community Church, Chestnut Ridge, presided over the wedding.

Attendants included the groom’s twin brother Anders, Mahwah, NJ, as best man and as groomsmen his brother Bjorn, Laurel, MD, collegemates Danny Pilpe, Jermyn, PA and Benjamin Haggerty, Franklin, IN, and high school friend Jordan Jones, Bethel, CT.

The bride’s maid of honor was her sister Emily Bottle, Endicott. The bridesmaids included sister-in-law Carly Hasseler, Mahwah NJ; friends Jen Stuk, Haiti; Sarah Davis Schwartz, Los Angeles, California and Jenn Utter, Philadelphia, PA. Niece Lydia Bottle, McGraw, was flower girl. Nephews Aiden and Callum Powell, Middletown, PA, carried chalkboards to say “Here comes” and “your bride”. The bride carried lisianthus and vines.

The bride’s mother’s sister Heidi Best sang. The outdoor reception followed the wedding at the Bottle Family Homestead.

Mr. Hasseler graduated from General Brown High School in 2002 and Mrs. Hasseler from Greene High School in 2003. Both are graduates of Nyack College, with majors in pastoral ministry.

He is currently stationed at Ft. Bragg, Fayetteville, NC as he serves in the US Army. Prior to the marriage the bride was employed as a manager at a Barnes and Noble Bookstore in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

Following a weeklong wedding trip to the Atlantic coast, the bride and groom have located to their first home in Fayetteville, NC.

Posted: October 9, 2014


Engagement | Philadelphia/Theresa
Jamie M. Lawrence & Andrew J. Traver

Together, Jamie M. Lawrence and Andrew J. Traver announce their engagement.

Jamie is the daughter of Robin Barbarito of Philadelphia and the late John Lawrence. She is a 2010 graduate of Indian River High School and is currently attending JCC to obtain a registered nursing degree. Jamie is employed at Samaritan Medical Center where she works as a patient care assistant in the emergency department. She has worked for Samaritan since 2010.

Andrew is the son of the late Gregory Traver. He is a 2005 graduate of Indian River Central School. He currently works on Wellesley Island for D.A.K. Design and Constructing as a painter/carpenter and will be pursuing New York State Corrections.

The couple became engaged on their four-year anniversary, August 11, 2014 and will be tying the knot on September 12, 2015 at Boldt Castle.

Posted: October 9, 2014


Engagement | Cape Vincent/Black River
Nichole Ashley Oneil & Ryan James Lafex

Donna and Wallace Oneil of Black River, along with James Lafex of Watertown, and children, Maddison Oneil and Abbigail LaFex,  announce the engagement of Nichole Ashley Oneil & Ryan James Lafex.

Nichole is a 2006 Graduate of Watertown High School, and studied Cosmetology at BOCES. She is currently employed at the Watertown Walmart in the pharmacy. She also volunteers with Cape Vincent Fire Dept and Ambulance Squad.

Ryan graduated from Thousand Islands High School in 2008 and studied welding at BOCES. He is currently employed at Guilfoyle Ambulance as a full-time dispatcher. He also volunteers with Cape Vincent Fire Dept and Ambulance Squad.

The couple have two children, Maddison Rose (age 3) and Abbigail Frances (age 1). The engagement took place in Big Moose in the Adirondacks on Sunday, October 5, 2014. The date for the wedding is set for August 29, 2015, out doors with a camo theme.

Posted: October 9, 2014


Wedding | Watertown
Kaitlyn Bouchard & Justin Dyke

Kaitlyn Bouchard and Justin Dyke were married on July 11, 2014 at 5:00 pm at Saint Christopher’s Church in York, Maine.

Kaitlyn is the daughter of Mary Fults Watertown. Justin is the son of Arthur and Kim Dyke, Watertown. The ceremony was officiated by Father David Affleck.

The wedding party included the bride’s sister, Brooke Bouchard, as the Maid of Honor, along with Lauren McKinney, and Meghan Sboro as the bridesmaids. The best man was the groom’s brother Jayson Dyke, and the groomsmen were Dylan Hardwick, Gordon Ward, and Scott Freeman.

A reception overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in York Harbor at the Stage Neck Inn followed the ceremony surrounded by their closest friends and family.
Kaitlyn is a Paraprofessional at South Windsor Public Schools and the Registry Specialist at Pottery Barn. Justin is Project Engineer at the Trane Company. The newlyweds reside in Connecticut.

Posted: October 2, 2014


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