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Wedding | Watertown
Ashley Zaremba & Andrew Carducci


Arthur and Patricia Zaremba announce the marriage of their daughter, Ashley Zaremba, to Andrew Carducci, son of Kathy Boland and Thomas Carducci.

The couple was married on July 1, 2016 at St.Patrick's Church. The wedding was officiated by Msgr. Aucoin and followed by a reception at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel.

Ashley graduated from Immaculate Heart Central in 2006 and went on to attend LeMoyne College. She graduated from LeMoyne in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology and a concentration in Dual Childhood and Special Education. She continued on to receive her Master of Science degree in Instructional Technology from Syracuse University, and is currently completing her Certificate of Advanced Studies towards School Building & District Leadership. She pursued a career in education and currently works for the Fayetteville-Manlius School District.

Andrew was born and raised in Syracuse, New York, the youngest of two. He graduated in 2004 from Henninger High School and also went on to attend LeMoyne College. Andrew graduated from LeMoyne with a degree in Business Administration and in 2011, Andrew joined the Syracuse Fire Department where he is currently employed.

The new Mr. & Mrs. Carducci reside in Syracuse and they are looking forward to a lifetime of love and happiness together.

Posted: July 27, 2016


Birth | Gouverneur/Lowville
Jackson Oliver Bates


Jackson Oliver Bates was born Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at Samaritan Medical Center at 1:35 p.m. He weighed 7 lbs. 4oz. and was 20 inches long.

His parents are Todd and Paula Bates of Gouverneur. His maternal grandparents are Harold and Nora Moody of Lowville. His paternal grandparents are Tom and Cindy Bates of Keeseville. His paternal great-grandmother is Shelby Brasie of Lowville.

Posted: July 27, 2016


Wedding | Copenhagen
Elwood & Kellie Waugh


Elwood and Kellie Waugh were married on July 16, 2016, followed by their reception at the Carlowden County Club.

Groom Elwood Waugh, parents Don and Shelley Waugh of Copenhagen.
Bride Kellie Scott, parents Ronald and Deborah Scott of Carthage.

Private Wedding was at family camp in Barnes Corners, with both bride and grooms parents, and their three children.

The couple resides in Copenhagen. They are excited for this journey and life they have created to spend together

Posted: July 27, 2016


Wedding | Watertown
Danielle M. Hogan & Michael A. Lazore


Danielle M. Hogan and Michael A. Lazore were married on June 4, 2016 at Holy Family Church.

Danielle is the daughter of Ron and Cheryl Hogan of Dexter. She is a 2006 Graduate of General Brown Junior/Senior High School. She graduated Jefferson Community College in 2008 with an associates degree in Applied Science. She then went on to study Ophthalmic Dispensing with the National Academy of Opticianry and became a Licensed Optician in 2013. She is currently employed at Visionworks in Watertown.

Michael is the son of Arnold and Joanne Lazore of Carthage. He is a 2006 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central. He graduated Hobart College in 2010 with a Bachelors degree in American Studies. He is currently employed by the New York State Department of Corrections. In 2011 he started playing Major League Lacrosse and currently plays for the Rochester Rattlers.

The couple enjoy camping, hiking, and kayaking. They reside in Watertown with their chocolate Labradoodle, Jory.

Posted: July 20, 2016


Wedding | Carthage
Stephanie E. Bauer & Matthew M. Yancey


Stephanie E. Bauer and Matthew M. Yancey were married on May 28, 2016 at The Hayloft at Moonshine Farms in Port Leyden.

Stephanie is the daughter of Elizabeth Bauer and the late Eric Bauer of Williamsville, NY. She is a 2010 graduate of Williamsville South High School. Stephanie graduated from Canisius College in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and from University at Buffalo in 2015 with her Masters in Social Work. She currently works as a clinical therapist at the Behavioral Health and Wellness Center in Lowville.

Matthew is the son of Daniel and Debra Yancey of Copenhagen. He is the 2010 graduate of Lowville Academy. Matt graduated in 2012 from SUNY Canton with a degree in automotive technology. He currently works for the NYS Department of Transportation as a motor equipment mechanic.

Pastor George Gray of River of Life Fellowship officiated the outdoor ceremony which was followed by a reception at The Hayloft at Moonshine Farms. The maid of honor was Allison Bauer, sister of the bride; followed by bridesmaids Andrea Dycha, Megan McPeak, Jenna Poinan, Alyssa Pepe, and Emily Yancey. The best man was Marcus Yancey, brother of the groom; followed by groomsmen Zachary Nicol, Tyler Lago, James Lafountain, Joshua Reed, and Derek Nicol.

Mr. and Mrs. Yancey currently reside in Carthage and look forward to many years of happiness.

Posted: July 20, 2016


Anniversary | Carthage
Paul & Lou Ann Cesario - 35 Years


Paul and Lou Ann Cesario, North Lake Road, Carthage, celebrate 35 years together. They were married Aug 15, 1981 at St Paul's Episcopal Church, Watertown.

Lou Ann is a graduate of WHS 1972
She took courses in computer classes at JCC and ran a hair salon from home and then on Fort Drum. When the Iraq war began she was hired as a medical clerk to help with medical deployment, retiring in 2012.

Paul is a 1976 Carthage graduate.
He attended Canton ATC and graduated in 1978. He has been a contractor inspector on Fort Drum for 34 years, retiring in July 2016.

They both enjoy golf and gardening. The grandchildren are their hearts.

They have a son, Joseph, serving his country in the Army for 21 years and married to Michele Piccione and have a son, Dominic.

A daughter, Jessica, is employed at the 1000 Islands School District and married to Gene Thompson and have a son, Sage.

Posted: July 20, 2016


Anniversary | Watertown
Patrick Kevin Hunt & Mary Louise Hunt - 45 Years


Patrick Kevin Hunt and Mary Louise Hunt, Watertown, celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary on July 24, 2016.

They were married July 24, 1971 at the St. Anthony's Church in Watertown.

Patrick retired in 2012 from the Carthage Central School District where he was a 4th grade teacher at Black River Elementary. He currently volunteers at the Sally Ploof Hunter Memorial Library in Black River.

Mary Louise also retired from the Carthage Central School District in 2008 where she was a 3rd grade teacher. She currently works at the Sally Ploof Hunter Memorial Library and creates many of the children's programs for the community.

The couple has two daughters, Amber (Bob), Fayetteville, and Angel (Vicki), Warners, along with a son Shawn, Black River. They currently have one granddaughter but by the end of the summer they will be blessed with one more granddaughter and twin grandsons.

Posted: July 20, 2016


Engagement | Watertown
Lauren M. Lettiere & Colin M. J. Lutz


Together with their families, Lauren M. Lettiere and Colin M. J. Lutz announce their engagement.

Lauren is the daughter of Michael and Kathleen Lettiere of Watertown. Lauren is a 2008 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central. She graduated from Jefferson Community College earning an Associate's degree in Applied Science majoring in Medical Office Technology in 2014.

Colin is the son of Tabatha Lutz of Dexter and Michael Dahl of LaFargeville. Colin is a 2013 graduate of General Brown High school. Colin is currently employed at Raymour and Flanigan. Colin will be leaving in September to start his career in Security Forces for The United States Air Force.

The couple currently reside in Watertown with their daughters, Giovanna and Francesca. An outdoor wedding is planned for July 29, 2016 in Sackets Harbor.

Posted: July 14, 2016


Birth | Henderson
Tug William Thomas Ambeau


Tom and Natalie Ambeau, Henderson, announce the birth of their son, Tug William Thomas Ambeau.

Tug was born Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:43 p.m. at Samaritan Medical Center.

Tug weighed 9 lb. 1 4oz. and measured 22.5 inches long. 

Tug was welcomed by his sister, Stella. Tug's maternal grandparents are Bill and Beth Maguire, Adams Center and Margie Maguire and John Arcaro, Adams Center. His paternal grandparents are Larry and Vickie Ambeau, Henderson.

Posted: July 5, 2016


Engagement | Theresa/Philadelphia
Courtney L. Edgar & Brady F. Thomas

Together with their families, Courtney L. Edgar and Brady F. Thomas announce their engagement.

Courtney is the daughter of Darren and Marsha Edgar of Theresa. She is a 2012 graduate of Indian River High School and a 2016 graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences. She is currently attending SUNY Plattsburgh to earn her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology.

Brady is the son of Fran and Eleanor Thomas of Philadelphia. He is a 2010 graduate of Indian River High School. He is also a 2012 graduate of Morrisville State College with an Associate’s Degree in Renewable Energy Technology and a 2013 graduate of Clinton Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Wind Turbine Technology. He is currently employed at Noble Environmental Power as a wind turbine technician.

The couple resides in West Chazy with their Black Labrador, Rheya. They were engaged October 9, 2015, while taking family pictures. A May 2017 wedding is planned on the St. Lawrence River, surrounded by family and friends.

Posted: June 28, 2016


Wedding | Watertown
Tricia A. Glasper & Ryan J. Loomis


Tricia A. Glasper and Ryan J. Loomis were married on June 18, 2016 in Pierrepont Manor.

Tricia is the daughter of William Glasper of Watertown and Sherry Bright of Hawaii. She is a graduate of Watertown High School. She attended Jefferson Community College for business and later on got a degree as a nursing assistant and works at Samaritan Summit Village in Watertown.

Ryan is the son of James and Christine Loomis of Watertown. He attended Watertown High School. He currently owns his own lawn and snow removal business, Loomis Lawn Care.

The couple meet in Junior High were they were just friends, and went all through High School as well and started dating shortly after graduation.

They were attended by family and friends at The Manor House for the reception, followed by the ceremony. In the wedding was Best Man Jon Kunz escorted by Matron of Honor Aimee Tarin. Groomsmen AJ Biggs escorted by Bridesmaid Shaelynn Miller. Groomsmen Jonathan Loomis escorted by Bridesmaid McAllister. Ring Bears Noah and Ryder Loomis and Flower Girl Caelyn Glasper.

The couple currently resides in Watertown with their three beautiful children and look forward to many years of happiness.

Posted: June 28, 2016


Anniversary | Calcium
Mr. & Mrs. William (Bill) Cratsenberg - 50 Years


Together with their families, Mr. & Mrs. William (Bill) Cratsenberg of Calcium will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 2, 2016.

Mr. Cratsenberg, the son of Ralph & Ethel (LaForty) Cratsenberg, married Janet Dalton, the daughter of John (Kenneth) and Sarah Dalton, at the United Methodist Church on Main Street in Copenhagen on July 2nd, 1966. Attendants were Elizabeth (Toots) and John Shultz, friends of the bride and groom. The bride was given away by her father. A small reception was held on the front lawn at the Cratsenberg home on Main Street in Copenhagen. The newlyweds honeymooned in Ontario Canada, visiting Upper Canada Village.

Mrs. Cratsenberg attended school at Indian River Central School until her senior year, when she graduated from Gouverneur High School. She worked for many years at Stature Electric, McDonald's in LeRay, Velocity Express and is currently enjoying retirement.

Mr. Cratsenberg attended school at Copenhagen Central and also attended courses at R.I.T. in Rochester. He was a tractor trailer owner/operator who drove for Ranger Transportation for many years, he also drove as a courier for Velocity Express, then hauled mail for the U.S. Postal Service through private contractors. He is now currently employed by Penske Truck Rental in Watertown.

They have three children, Mark & Lisa Cratsenberg of LaFargeville, Tammy & William Herbst of Walworth and Tina & Paul Timmerman of Rodman.

They have five grandchildren: Amanda (Joles) Schober, Bethany & Olivia Cratsenberg, Dillan Stoddard & Brittany (Stoddard) Stephens. They have three great grandchildren: Sophia & Mackenzie Stephens and Wyatt Stoddard.

They are planning a trip to Ontario Canada to revisit Upper Canada Village in the coming weeks.

Posted: June 28, 2016


Birth | Philadelphia
Kyle Allen Kiechle


Alicia and Ben Kiechle of Philadelphia announce the birth of their son, Kyle Allen Kiechle.

Kyle Allen was born on June 7, 2016 at 10:54 p.m. at Samaritan Medical Center. He weighed 8 pounds and 7 ounces!

He was welcomed home by his big sister, Morgan. His maternal grandparents are Joanne and Allen Spooner of Watertown and his paternal grandparents are Teresa and Kyle Kiechle of Philadelphia.

Posted: June 28, 2016


Anniversary | Watertown
Mr. & Mrs. Roscoe (Sonny) Carlisle - 50 Years

Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe (Sonny) Carlisle of Plessis celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on July 2, 2016.

Mr. Carlisle the son of Edward and Frances Carlisle, married Carol Tibbles, the daughter of Katherine Tibbles, at the First Methodist Church on Bolton Ave, Alexandria Bay.

Attendants where Linda Carlisle Schwandner, sister of the groom, Mildred Wagoner, friend of the bride and Ross Wagone,r uncle of the groom. The bride was given away by her Uncle, Worth Tibbles, on his birthday.

Mrs. Carlisle attended school in Carthage. She worked at various laundromats, Edgewood resort, Bonnie Castle resort and she currently works at the Riveredge Resort in Alexandria Bay.

Mr. Carlisle attended school in Plessis. He worked at the New York State Air Brake, Bundy Concrete, Jefferson Concrete and retired from Cherry Island as a grounds keeper.

They have four children, Roscoe (Rocky) Carlisle Jr. and his companion, Amanda Johnson, of Plessis; Peggy (Fred) Schraenkler of Adams; Karen (Billy) Denner of Alexandria Bay; and daughter, Jackie Carlisle, who died at birth.

They have five grandchildren and two step-grandchildren and four step-great grandchildren.

Posted: June 26, 2016


Anniversary | Watertown
Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Herzig - 60 Years

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Herzig will celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary on June 30, 2016

Mr. & Mrs. Daniel Herzig of Watertown will be feted on July 10 in celebration of their 60th anniversary. The occasion hosted by their children will be held at the Post 61 American Legion where friends and family will enjoy an afternoon of fellowship, dinner and dancing.

Mr. Herzig son of the late Roland and Elizabeth Geiser of Beaver Falls and Carol Prittie daughter of the late Leonard and Helen Prittie of Natural Bridge were united in marriage on June 30, 1956 at the Beaver Falls Methodist Church with Rev. Robert Bird officiating. Jane Daby, Parishville was her sister's Maid of Honor and Thomas Spina of Syracuse was Best Man.

Mr. Herzig entered the army in 1951 serving in Korea as a Tank Commander until his discharge in 1953. He worked many years in the trucking industry in Syracuse, Massena and Watertown where he became Terminal Manager for Deluxe Lines until the company closed. He retired from NYSDOT in 1995. He enjoys baseball and the pursuit of big game hunting and trout fishing.

Mrs. Herzig graduated from West Carthage High School and attended Smith Tech in Syracuse. She was employed by General Electric before settling in Watertown where she was employed in retail. Through the years she spent much time in numerous volunteer programs including 14 seasons as a tax preparer.

Mr. & Mrs. Herzig winter in Florida enjoying music, dancing, family, friends and travel. Their daughter, Laurie, and husband, James Griffith, reside in Adams Center, a Grandson, Daniel McDaid, lives in Buffalo, and Granddaughter, Andrea (Griffith) Renwick and husband, Michael, reside in West Leyden with Great- Granddaughters, Kaitlyn and Paige.

Posted: June 18, 2016


Anniversary | Watertown
Barrie & Clemeth Hughes -55 Years

Barrie “BJ” and Clemeth “Clem” Hughes, Watertown, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on June 24.

They were married June 24, 1961 at St. Giles Presbyterian Church, Ottawa, Ontario.

BJ retired after over 35 years in newspaper distribution, and for 20 years has had a piano circuit among retirement and nursing homes in New York and Ontario.

Clem retired after 31 years as a high school secretary in Ottawa and Watertown, and was a member of women’s barbershop choruses in Watertown and Florida.

The couple has two sons Randy (Carol), Watertown, and Rich (Marnie), Croghan, and four grandchildren. A daughter, Lyndall, is deceased.

Posted: June 12, 2016


Engagement | Harrisville
Morgan J. Lawrence & Carson J. Patnode

Together with their families, Morgan J. Lawrence and Carson J. Patnode announce their engagement.

Morgan is the daughter of Bridgett M. & Richard W. Hitchman and Jay L. & Debbra E. Lawrence, both of Star Lake. She is a 2010 graduate of Clifton-Fine Central School and works at Gouverneur Hospital as a Patient Representative.

Carson is the son of Randy J. & Mary C. Patnode of Harrisville. He is a 2009 graduate of Harrisville Central School and is a T3 for Nelson Tree Service out of Dayton, OH.

Carson and Morgan reside in Harrisville with their two Labrador Retrievers, Brooke and Winchester. They enjoy hanging out with friends, working on their home and spending time with their two dogs. An outdoor wedding with family and friends is planned for September 2017.

Posted: June 4, 2016


Anniversary | Turin
Mr. & Mrs. John Conway - 60 Years

Mr. and Mrs. John “Jack” Conway, East Road, Turin, observed their 60th wedding anniversary on May 24, 2016.

Mr. Conway, son of the late Marie and Edward Conway, was married to Eileen McCanney, daughter of the late Bernice and Stanley Percoskie Jr. on May 24, 1956 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Constableville.

Honor attendants were the late Donald McCanney, uncle of the bride and Mary Conway Mathis, sister of the groom.
Mr. & Mrs. Conway are graduates of Constableville Central School, Constableville.

John served with the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. They owned and operated a dairy farm on the East Road in Turin from 1960 until retirement.

The couple have three children: Randy (Sue) Conway, Turin; Jackie Kenealy, Lowville and Joanne (Dwayne) Salmon, Turin. The couple also have two granddaughters; Rachel Salmon & Sarah Kenealy, six grandsons; Doug (Brittany) Salmon, Ryan (Tracy) Salmon, Patrick (Karleen) Salmon, Nick Kenealy, Derek Conway & Jacob Conway as well as 10 great-grandchildren; Landyn & Cadyn Salmon; Carter, Brooke & Tyler Salmon, Gabrielle, Emma & Harper Salmon and Julia & Khloe Shue.

Posted: June 4, 2016


Wedding | Watertown
Amanda Lee Barker & Johnathan Richard Beebe

Amanda Lee Barker and Johnathan Richard Beebe were married on May 13, 2016 in Watertown.

Amanda is the daughter of Scott Barker and June Biccum. She is a 2006 graduate of Watertown High Scool, and is currently seeking a degree in Nanofabrication/Nanotechnology from Syracuse University. Presently she works as a warehouse distribution supervisor at Timeless Frames in Watertown. Amanda is an excited and proud expectant mother of her daughter, Raegan Elizabeth Beebe.

Johnathan is the son of Robin Simpson and Russel Simpson. He is a 1997 graduate of Indian River High School. Johnathan is medically retired from the Army where he guarded Presidents Bush and Clinton, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and conducted 9/11 Pentagon rescue and recovery efforts. As a Master Mason in the Third Degree, he is currently active in Watertown's own Masonic Lodge, Solomon Wallace Lodge #125. Johnathan is a proud father of his sons Soryn Stanley Michael Beebe, Wesley Ellsworth Beebe, and is awaiting the birth of his daughter, Raegan Elizabeth Beebe.

Mr. and Mrs. Beebe currently reside in Watertown in their new home.

Posted: May 26, 2016


Anniversary | Carthage
Mr. & Mrs. Gene W. Camidge - 50 Years

Mr. and Mrs. Gene W. Camidge of Carthage will observe their 50th wedding anniversary on May 28, 2016.

Mr. Camidge, son of the late Nelson and Eloise Camidge, married Arlene J. Zehr, daughter of the late Reuben and Melvina Zehr, on May 28, 1966 at Calvary Assembly of God Church, West Carthage, with the Rev. Bruno A. Glodkowski officiating.

Honor attendants were Connie Pierce, friend of the bride, and Emerson Camidge, brother of the groom.

Mrs. Camidge is a 1965 graduate of Carthage Central School and obtained her certificate for nurses aide at Lewis BOCES and worked several years at Carthage Area Hospital, then several
years in food service for Carthage Central School District.

Mr. Camidge attended Carthage High School, served in the U.S. Army and retired in 2001 from Carthage Paper Makers with 36 years of service.

They have three children, Duane, Fla.; Laurie and Michael, both of Carthage; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Their most enjoyable time is that spent with family.

Posted: May 22, 2016


Engagement | Croghan
Margaret C. Harrigan & David R. Noftsier

Together with their families, Margaret C. Harrigan and David R. Noftsier announce their engagement.

Maggie is the daughter of Daniel and Debra Harrigan of Cato. She graduated 2009 valedictorian of Cato Meridian High School and Summa Cum Laude from Gordon College in 2013 with a Bachelors degree in Music Education.

She currently teaches music at Stanley Elementary School in Waltham, MA and is pursuing a Masters of Music Education at Eastman School of Music in Rochester.

David is the son of Randall and Connie Noftsier of Croghan. He completed homeschool in 2007 and is a 2015 graduate of the University of Albany with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science. He is currently a software developer at eClinical Solutions in Mansfield, MA.

An August 13, 2016 wedding is planned at Wagner Vineyards, Lodi.

Posted: May 21, 2016


Engagement | Carthage
Heather Bridges & Ryan Cole

Together with their families Heather Bridges and Ryan Cole announce their engagement.

Heather is the daughter of Craig and Robin Bridges of Simpsonville, SC. Heather graduated from Lander University with a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and then continued on to Greenville Technical College to pursue a certificate in Occupational Therapy. She now works at a short term rehab facility in Spartanburg, SC as an Occupational Therapy Assistant.

Ryan is the son of Chris Cole of Carthage. Ryan attended school at Greenville technical college and now works at Honeywell Aerospace in Greer, SC as an engineering lab technician. He was born in upstate NY but moved to Greer, SC at an early age. Ryan continues to visit frequently to see family and fish for steelhead when in season.

Ryan and Heather will live in Lyman, SC with their cat, Harley. They enjoy warm southern nights spent outdoors playing lawn games and relaxing. An outdoor wedding with family and friends is planned in Woodruff, SC on June 4, 2016.

Posted: May 21, 2016


Birth | Castorland
Anderson Levi Greaud

Rebecca (Roggie) and Stacy Greaud, Castorland, announce the birth of their son, Anderson Levi Greaud.

Anderson was born Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 7:52 p.m. at Lewis County General Hospital.

Anderson weighed 7 lb. 8 oz. and measured 20 inches long.

Anderson was welcomed by his siblings Jaxon, Claire and Alexander. Anderson’s maternal grandparents are Lonny and Debbie Roggie, Castorland. His paternal grandparents are the late Anita Greaud, Robert Greaud and step-grandmother Margaret Greaud, Port Allen, LA.

Posted: May 21, 2016


Birth | Heuvelton
Julia Rose Bellinger

Tom and Elaine Bellinger, Heuvelton, announce the birth of a daughter, Julia Rose Bellinger.

She was born on May 18, 2016 at 3:04 p.m. at Canton-Potsdam Hospital, delivered by Dr. Dicolby>

Julia joins her almost 3-year-old old brother Jackson.

Maternal grandparents are Keith and Carol Britton and Louie DeMatteo and paternal grandparent Peter Bellinger.

Posted: May 21, 2016


Birth | Watertown
Devin Mackenzie Ryan

Sean and Marisa Ryan announce the birth of their daughter, Devin Mackenzie Ryan.

Devin was born on February 13, 2016 at 8:47 p.m. at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. She weighed in at 7 lbs., 12 oz. and was 21 inches long.

Maternal Grandparents are Edson and Lorice Setzer of Pulaski and Paternal Grandparents are Timothy and Marthe Ryan of Dexter.

Devin's arrival was ecstatically welcomed by friends and family.

Posted: May 14, 2016


Engagement | Lowville
Rebecca Joy Windover & Rose Angela Urban

Together with their families, Rebecca Joy Windover and Rose Angela Urban announce their engagement.

Rebecca is the daughter of John and Lori Windover of Lowville. She graduated from Lowville Academy Central School in 2009 and Alfred University in 2013 with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education and Psychology. She earned a Master's degree in Higher Education Administration from Kent State University in 2015. Rebecca currently works as a Program Manager at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Rose is the daughter of Louise Urban of Burton, Ohio and the late Mark Urban. Rose graduated from Solon High School (Ohio) in 2004. She enlisted in the Marines serving in squadron HMX1. She received a Bachelor's degree from Kent State University in 2011 with a degree in Justice Studies. She now works as a HR Specialist in Personnel Security for the Department of Veteran Affairs in Cleveland, Ohio.

The couple resides in Willowick, Ohio with their dog, Dior and cat, Baby. The couple became engaged in May 2015 while on a cruise. A June 11, 2016 wedding is planned at Tug Hill Vineyards in Lowville.

Posted: May 9, 2016


Engagement | LaFargeville
Alicia Dewey & Jake Tibbles

Together with their families, Alicia Dewey and Jake Tibbles announce their engagement.

After seven years of unwed bliss, Jake and Alicia have finally decided to make it official.

Alicia is the daughter of David Dewey of LaFargeville. She attended LaFargeville Central and is a graduate of Jefferson Community College and St. Lawrence University. She is currently employed by the Town of Clayton and is the owner of Green Meadow Consulting.

Jake is the son of Michael and Irene Tibbles of Redwood. He attended Alexandria Central School and is a graduate of SUNY Cortland. He is currently the Executive Director of the Thousand Islands Land Trust.

The couple currently resides in LaFargeville with their daughter, Harper Rilee, and the family spends most of their time with their fur-children: Emma, Jax, Baxter and Auggie, six chickens and three ducks. An outdoor wedding with family and friends is planned in Clayton on September 17, 2016.

Posted: May 6, 2016


Anniversary | Clayton
Mr. & Mrs. Harry Wayne Bazinet - 50 Years

Mr. & Mrs. Harry Wayne Bazinet of Clayton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 7, 2016.

Patricia A. Clarke, daughter of the late Robert C. & Mary Jane Clarke, was married to Harry Wayne Bazinet, son of the late R. Gerald and Edith Higgins Bazinet, on May 7, 1966 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clayton with the late Monsignor Dennis Lynch officiating. Honor attendants were Mary Helen Bazinet LaLonde and the late Cpl. William Andrew Brabant.

Mr. Bazinet retired in 2011 after nearly 45 years at the New York Air Brake-Knorr Company and was also a member of the Machinist Union Local 761 for over 40 years. He also worked as a caretaker on Whiskey Island and Grindstone Island. He continues to caretake for a couple of families on Grindstone with his nephew, Gerald Hill. He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and a lifelong communicant of St. Mary’s Church. He enjoys spending time on islands of the St. Lawrence River, coffee with friends, and spending time with his dear friend and neighbor, of many years, Mr. "B".

Mrs. Bazinet retired as a bookkeeper and enjoys gardening, crocheting, spending time with the couple’s pets, riding elephants and traveling to Sri Lanka. She has traveled throughout Sri Lanka many times and has had many wonderful adventures. Additionally, she enjoys participating in the Clayton Sunflower competition.

The couple enjoys spending time with their friends Sue and Lew Bevens, often traveling north to the casino for a day trip.

They are the parents of a son, Andrew William, and his wife Stephanie Lynn, Macedon, and a daughter, Andrea Renee', Clayton.

Posted: May 4, 2016


Engagement | Watertown
Rachel Hillerman & Cordell Critchell

Together with their families, Rachel Hillerman and Cordell Critchell are happy to announce their engagement.

Rachel is the daughter of Anne and Braxton Hillerman of Watertown. She graduated from Watertown High School in 2005 and Ithaca College in 2009 with a Bachelor's degree in Television and Radio Communications. Rachel currently works as a national fundraiser for U.S. Senatorial candidates.

Cordell is the son of Penelope Critchell of Washington, D.C. and Douglas Critchell of Moon, VA. He graduated from St. John's High School in 2006 and Hobart College in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and American Studies. Corey currently works as records manager and IT support provider at National Real Estate Advisors.

A July 2016 wedding is planned in the couple's home city of Washington, D.C.

Posted: April 30, 2016


Engagement | Theresa/Alexandria Bay
Alexis K. Lynch & Christopher R. Easter

Together with their families, Alexis K. Lynch and Christopher R. Easter announce their engagement.

Alexis is the daughter of Dennis and Amanda Lynch of Theresa, and Nicole and Doug Walroth of Georgetown, KY. She is a 2010 graduate from Indian River. She is currently attending Jeff-Lewis BOCES nursing program for her LPN.

Christopher is the son of Ann Easter of Alexandria Bay, and the late Robert Easter. He is a 2008 graduate from Thousand Islands. He is currently employed at Eiss Brothers.

The couple resides in Clayton, with their two dogs, Summit and Diesel. A October 15, 2016 wedding is planned at Tug Hill Vineyards in Lowville.

Posted: April 28, 2016


Birth | Carthage
Steven Eric Marc Getman-Sadler

Paul Sadler and Stephanie Sech-Getman, Carthage, announce the birth of their son, Steven Eric Marc Getman-Sadler.

Steven was born on March 28, 2016 at Carthage Area Hospital. He was born at 9:06am, weighed 7 lbs. 15 oz. and was 19 inches long.

He was welcomed home by his siblings, Ryan and Shayla. His maternal grandparents are Cindy and Eric Hubbard, Carthage and paternal grandparents, Jody and Marc Sheltray. Many aunts, uncles and cousins also welcomed him home.

Posted: April 23, 2016


Engagement | Clayton/LaFargeville
Rachel Laura Barry & Ryan Mitchell Segouin

Michael and Victoria Barry of Clayton announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Laura Barry, to Ryan Mitchell Segouin. Mr. Segouin is the son of Peter and Janelle Segouin of LaFargeville.

The bride to be is a SUNY Potsdam graduate and is employed at Laboutique, a family owned business. The groom to be is a SUNY Potsdam graduate and is employed as a NYS Corrections Officer.

An October 2016 wedding is planned at the Thousand Islands Winery.

Posted: April 23, 2016


Engagement | Watertown
Jasmine Becker & Travis Knight



Together with their families, Jasmine Becker and Travis Knight announce their engagement.

Jasmine Becker is the daughter of Beth Buck, Hammond, and Jeffery Becker of Fort Myers, Fl. She is a 2008 graduate of Hammond Central School. She is also a 2012 graduate of SUNY Jefferson with an Associate's degree in Liberal Arts and a 2016 graduate of Keuka College with a Bachelor's degree in Soical Work. She is currently employed as a cashier at Lowe's in Watertown.

Travis Knight is the son of Arlene Daily and the late Duane Knight of Alexandria Bay and Redwood. He is a 2003 graduate of Hammond Central School. He is also a 2012 graduate of SUNY Jefferson with an Associate's degree in Business and a 2014 graduate of Columbia College with a Bachelor's degree in Business. He is currently employed at AT&T in Watertown.

The couple resides in Watertown with their dog, Stark and cat, Zoey. A July 9, 2016 wedding is planned in Redwood.

Posted: April 23, 2016


Madison June Beebee

Alexander and Kristen Beebee announce the birth of their daughter, Madison June Beebee.

Maddie was born on March 28, 2016 at 8:55 a.m. at Samaritan Medical Center in Watertown. She weighed in at 6 lbs 4 oz and was 19 inches long.

She was welcomed at the hospital by friends, many proud aunts and uncles and cousins. She was also excitedly welcomed by her big brother, Mason.

Her maternal grandparents are John and Nancy Marra of Brownville. Her paternal grandparents are Darin Duarte and Janet Abrams-Duarte of Copenhagen and Steve and Cindy Beebee of Dunnellon, Florida.

Posted: April 17, 2016


Birth | Watertown
Hannah Rose Webb

Nicholas and Kassandra (Sweet) Webb, Watertown, announce the birth of their daughter, Hannah Rose Webb.

Hannah was born on April 12, 2016 at Samaritan Medical Center at 12:03 a.m. She weighed in at 6 lbs. 3 oz. and was 19 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Rebekah Goutremout & Jamie Platt of Rutland, Also Brian & Sheila Sweet of Florida, and Paternal grandparents are Mark & Jessie Webb of Brownville, Rebecca & Brandon Gentile of Brownville.

Hannah was lovingly welcomed home by big sister, Hailee.

Posted: April 17, 2016


Engagement | Watertown
Felicia Featherby & Andrew R. Majak

Felicia Featherby and Andrew R. Majak, together with their families, are happy to announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Annamarie Selecky, of West Wyoming, PA and Russell J. Featherby of Moscow, PA. She is the granddaughter of Anthony C. Tavella and the late Angeline Tavella, of Pittston, and the late Russell and Mary Featherby, of Scranton.

Felicia is a 2008 graduate of Wyoming Area High School. She is a 2012 graduate of Kutztown University where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education. She is currently employed as an Assistant Toddler Teacher in Watertown.

The prospective groom is the son of Walter and Kristine Majak, of Clayton, NY. He is the grandson of Stanley Majak and the late Margaret Majak, of Watertown, NY and the late Edward and Elizabeth Reilly of Paulsboro, NJ.

Andrew is a 2004 graduate of Watertown High School. He is a 2008 graduate of Cornell University where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences. He is a 2012 graduate of Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine where he obtained a Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine. Andrew completed his surgical residency at Geisinger Community Medical Center, Scranton, PA. Andrew recently joined his father in practice in Watertown.

The couple was engaged on May 2, 2015 and will exchange vows in July 2016.

Posted: April 8, 2016


Wedding | LaFargeville
Amber Arnold & Jeremy Goodenough

Amber Arnold and Jeremy Goodenough were married on March 24, 2016 in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Amber is the daughter of Charleen and Scott Arnold. She is a 2007 graduate of LaFargeville Central school and is currently employed as a surgical technologist at Samaritan Medical Center.

Jeremy is the son of Darlene Nier and James Goodenough. He is a 2006 graduate of LaFargeville Central School and an alumnus of both Jefferson Community College and SUNY Potsdam. He is currently employed with Absolute Construction in Cape Vincent.

The couple currently resides in LaFargeville.

Posted: April 5, 2016


Engagement | Alexandria Bay
Jena Kay Coon & Jayson David Hoistion

Together with their families, Jena Kay Coon and Jayson David Hoistion announce their engagement.

Jena, daughter of Gregory and Martha Coon, Alexandria Bay, is a 2011 graduate of Alexandria Central School. She is a 2013 graduate of SUNY Jefferson with an Associate's in Science and a 2015 graduate of SUNY Canton with an Associate's in Nursing. She is currently employed as a Registered Nurse at River Hospital, Alexandria Bay.

Jayson, son of David Hoistion, Calcium, and Kelly Volway, Michigan, is a 2011 graduate of Indian River Central School. He is currently employed by Gilmore Landscaping, Watertown.

The couple resides in Alexandria Bay with their dog, Berkley. A September 3, 2016 wedding is planned in Alexandria Bay on the St. Lawrence River.

Posted: April 5, 2016


Alyssa Moroz & Michael Bleau

Together with their families, Alyssa Moroz and Michael Bleau announce their engagement.

Alyssa is a 2010 graduate of South Jefferson High School, but spent most of high school attending G. Ray Bodley High School in Fulton. She is also a 2012 graduate of Jefferson Community College. She is currently a Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty and is finishing her Bachelor's degree in Special Education.

Michael is a 2006 graduate of G. Ray Bodley High School. He is also a 2011 graduate of the University at Buffalo where he received his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. He is currently employed at Nine Mile Nuclear Station where he is a System Manager.

The couple currently resides in Liverpool with their two dogs, Milo and Bandit. They became engaged on February 13, 2016 and a destination wedding in the Bahamas is planned for December 2016.

Posted: April 3, 2016


Birth| Dexter/Pillar Point
Grant Richard Earl

Announcing the birth of Grant Richard Earl, on February 24, 2016 at 4:44 a.m., weighing 6 lbs. 12 oz. and 20 1/4 inches long. He was born at Crouse Hospital in Syracuse.

His is the son of Suzanne and Michael Earl of Dexter/Pillar Point.

Posted: April 3, 2016


Engagement | Copenhagen
Haily Mae Dunn & Nick Valachovic

Mark and Debra Dunn of Copenhagen announce the engagement of their daughter, Haily Mae Dunn, to Nick Valachovic, son of Suzette Valachovic of Whitney Point and William Valachovic of Binghamton.

The bride-to-be received her high school diploma in 2006 from Copenhagen Central School and graduated from SUNY Cortland with a Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education. She went on to earn her Master’s Degree in 2014. She is currently employed as a 4th grade teacher at Whitney Point Central School District.

The groom-to-be graduated from Whitney Point Central School District in 2004 and attended Broome Community College until 2006. He is currently employed by Diekow Electric as an electrician.

The couple recently purchased their first home together and reside in Whitney Point.

They are planning an August 2016 wedding in Alexandria Bay.

Posted: April 2, 2016


Wedding | Lowville
Carolyn Philson & Ethan Kraybill

Carolyn Philson and Ethan Kraybill were married on August 21, 2015 at Sonnenberg Gardens in Canandaigua.

Carolyn is the daughter of Karen and Dick Philson of Rochester. Ethan is the son of Ann and Dale Kraybill of Lowville. They were attended by family and friends in the wedding party, and a reception at Casa Larga Vineyards followed the ceremony.

The couple met as students at SUNY Geneseo. Carolyn graduated from Churchville-Chili High School in 2003, SUNY Geneseo in 2007, and Nazareth University in 2008. Ethan graduated from Lowville Academy in 2002, SUNY Geneseo in 2006, and SUNY Buffalo Law School in 2010. Carolyn is a Special Education Teacher with the West Irondequoit School District. Ethan is as an Attorney Editor with Thomson Reuters.

The two currently live and work in Rochester, where they are incredibly happy to set out on the next phase of their lives together.

Posted: April 2, 2016


Engagement | Watertown
Loretta Lynn Mashaw & Anthony Edison Lee

Together with their families, Loretta Lynn Mashaw and Anthony Edison Lee announce their engagement.

Loretta is the daughter of Coleen Mashaw and the late Earl Mashaw. She is also the step daughter of Donald Arquitt.

Anthony is the son of Gail and Richard Lee. He works for Orkin. They reside in Wadsworth Ohio. Loretta is originally from the Watertown area.

The couple will be married on October 15, 2016 at The Conrad Botzum Farmstead in Akron Ohio.

Posted: April 2, 2016


Birth | Mannsville
Wyatt Elias Sweeting

Bob and Jackie Sweeting, Mannsville, announce the birth of their son, Wyatt Elias Sweeting.

Wyatt arrived on June 9, 2015 at Carthage Area Hospital at 12:57 a.m. He weighed 7 lbs. 9.2 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Wyatt was welcomed home by his big brother, Tucker, and his big sister, Lola, along with their family dogs, Cam and Mollie.

Posted: April 2, 2016


Class Reunions

Watertown High School Class of 1996


Watertown High School Class of 1996 Reunion

Come join us for cocktails & conversation....and party like it's 1996!

Where: Maggie's On The River
When: July 30th from 6:30-11:30
Cost: $20 for individual tickets. Tickets include: Hot & Cold hors d'oeuves, along with entertainment from Fred and the Ed's!!!!! Cash Bar.

Tickets need to be purchased by July 10th to ensure we have enough food for everyone! Please use the Eventbrite link to purchase your tickets.

For any further information...please follow us on Facebook: WHS Reunion 96. And if you aren't on Facebook, you can email:

Posted: July 5, 2016


South Jefferson Class of 1976


South Jefferson Central School Class of 1976 is holding their 40 year reunion the weekend of July 29 & 30.

We are having a Friday night gathering at South Jeff Lanes starting at 7:00 and a Saturday night buffet dinner at the Adams VFW, $25 per head paid by July 15th. Contact Rea Simpson at to RSVP for Friday and for payment information for Saturday.

Posted: June 26, 2016


General Brown Class of 1979


General Brown Class of ’79 is holding a class reunion at Ramada Inn on August 6, 2016. Social hour 5-6, buffet at 6.

Deadline to sign up is July 20, 2016. Buffet is $25 per head paid in advance. For more information please contact Rae Lee Lamon at if you are interested and for more information on payment. Teachers we had are also invited.

Posted: June 11, 2016


Indian River Class of 1976


Indian River Class of '76 will hold a 40th class reunion. Fri. July 22, get together at the John Hoover Inn in Evans Mills, cash bar and pizza & wings for snacking, cost $5.00 per person. Sat. July 23, buffet dinner at the Philadelphia American Legion $20.00 per person, Sunday cook-out at Amy Martusewicz Fitzsimmon's home, hot dogs and hamburgs provided, bring a dish to pass and beverages of choice.

IRCS classes of 74, 75, 77, 78, and faculty are welcome to attend Sat. & Sun. events. RSVP with payment by July 1. Payments to Rhada Decker 36455 Nolan Rd. Theresa, NY 13691. For questions:

Posted: May 9, 2016


Watertown High/Immaculate Heart Class of 1966


Savory Best Western, Washington St., Watertown.

Hors Devours w/carving stations
Cash bar and DJ Music
July 8th, 2016 6 to ?
$35. Per person
Please send checks to:
Candi Gerken
23868 Spring Valley Drive
Watertown, NY 13601
Further contact info:
Bob Fox 315-523-1075
Larry Fioretto 315-723-5300
Facebook: 1966 Watertown High and Immaculate Heart
Or email us at:
Look forward to seeing you !

Posted: April 2, 2016


Carthage Central Class of 1971


The Carthage Central High School Class of 1971 Reunion Committee has plans for their 45th reunion on Friday, July 29, 2016 with an Ice Breaker at Jose O’Connor’s in West Carthage (The old Keddy’s). On Saturday, July 30th there will be a dinner & entertainment (Dave Scanlin) at the Elks Club, Carthage.

Please reach out to us on FB – CCS Class of 71, contact Sue at or Deb at or Peg at for more details. We also would like to get an estimate of the number of people planning on attending the Saturday event to assist us with the planning.

Posted: April 2, 2016


Immaculate Heart Central Class of 1976


The Immaculate Heart Central High School Class of 1976 Reunion Committee has plans for their 40th reunion on Friday, 8 July with a meet and greet at Coleman’s. On Saturday, 9 July will be a dinner at the Savory Café. This will be in conjunction with our good friends from the Watertown High School Class of 1976 although we will have separate rooms on Saturday evening.

Please reach out to us on FB – Immaculate Heart Central Watertown Class of 1976 or contact Aileen Dawley at or Steve Fazio at for more details.

Posted: March 8, 2016


Watertown High School Class of 1976


The Watertown High School Class of 1976 Reunion Committee has plans for their 40th reunion on Friday, 8 July with a meet and greet at the American Legion (138 Sterling Street) at 7pm. On Saturday, 9 July - at 6pm - will be heavy apps served at the Savory Café (Carriage House).

Please contact us on FB – WHS CLASS OF 1976 or contact Kelly at Jill at or Amy at for more details.

Posted: March 6, 2016
Updated: May 26, 2016


Indian River Class of 1986


The Indian River High School Class of 1986 Reunion Committee has plans for their 30th reunion.

July 22nd Friday night is at The Last Call Bar and Grill (Meet and Greet Night)
July 23rd Saturday night is at The Paddock Club (Hot and Cold Buffet with a cash bar)

A letter with registration will be placed on the Indian River Class of 1986 Reunion Facebook page. We will also be sending them out to people who are not on Facebook. For further information contact Sue Looker Raible (315)405-5110 or

Any information you have on classmates that aren’t on Facebook would be appreciated, so the mailings will be addressed correctly.

Posted: January 31, 2016


Watertown High School Class of 1961


The Watertown High School Class of 1961 Reunion Committee has plans for their 55th Reunion on July 8 & 9, 2016, at the Ramada Inn, Watertown. Friday Night will be Social Gathering with Hors Devours & Cash Bar. Saturday Night will a Buffet, Cash Bar & DJ Music.

Flyers & Registration forms will be forth coming early 2016. For further information contact Mary Lou (Hanby) Gerloff (315) 782-0882 or 

We need to update classmate information. Any information on classmates would be appreciated, so the mailings will be addressed correctly.

Posted: September 14, 2015


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