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Births | Cape Vincent/Clayton
Stella Jane Lyon & Finley James Lyon

Ashley and Damien Lyon of Liverpool announce the birth of their twins, Stella Jane and Finley James Lyon.

Stella was born at 12:55 a.m. on June 1, 2014 and was 5 lbs. 1 oz. and 19 inches long. Finley was born at 12:56 on June 1, 2014 and was 4 lbs. 10 oz and 17 Ĺ inches long. The babies were born at Crouse Hospital.

Stella and Finley's maternal grandparents are Patricia LeConey and Joseph Favret of Clayton, and Thomas and Cheryl LeConey of Cape Vincent. Their paternal grandparents are George and Charlene Lyon of Saquoit and Debra Lyon of Dolgeville.

Posted: September 6, 2014


Anniversary | Lorraine
James & Christine Shelmidine - 60 Years

James and Christine Shelmidine, Lorraine, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on September 4,2014. They were married September 4, 1954 at Concordia Lutheran Church Watertown, by Reverend Fred Vogt.

They have two children, Mark (Beth) Shelmidine and Michele (Kevin) Bradberry, all of Lorraine.

They have two grandchildren, Allison and James Bradberry .

Their children are having an open house on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at the Lorraine United Methodist Church to help them celebrate.

Posted: September 6, 2014


Birth | Evans Mills
Kelenn Ashton Wilson

Kelenn Ashton Wilson was born June 8, 2014 at 4:15 a.m., at 8 lbs. 21 in. He was born at home in McGraw.

His parents are Georgia and Corey Wilson of McGraw, formerly of Pamelia and Evans Mills. Paternal grandparents are Kimberly Wilson of Evans Mills and Chris Wilson of St. Mary's, Ga. Maternal grandparents are Don Dear of Watertown and Sally Dear-Healey of Endicott.

He was welcomed home by his big sisters, Hannah and Emersynn and big brother, Brennan.

Posted: September 6, 2014


Wedding | Deferiet
Janet Sequeira & Travis Tiernan

Travis Tiernan and Janet Sequeira were married on June 2, 2014 at The Beloved Playa Mujeres Resort, Cancun, Mexico, in a beachfront ceremony.

Travis is the son of Tom and Meg Tiernan, formerly of Deferiet and now of Clay, New York. Janet is the daughter of Joseph and Odete Sequeira of Boca Raton, FL.

Standing up with the couple was Cassie Tomasso and Ashley Kelz, friends of the bride and Jared Cook and Mike Hedges, friends of the groom.

An evening reception immediately followed the ceremony beachside.

Mr. and Mrs. Tiernan traveled to Belize for their honeymoon. They have now relocated to Scottsdale, Arizona. Travis is an account executive with FedEx and Janet is an accountant with Catlin Group.

Posted: September 1, 2014


Engagement | Watertown
Nicole M. Marconi & Chadwick P. Green

Together with their families, Nicole M. Marconi and Chadwick P. Green announce their engagement.

Nicole is the daughter of David and Deborah Marconi of Watertown. She graduated from General Brown High School in 2002 and obtained an Associates Degree in Nursing in 2010 from Jefferson Community College. She is currently continuing her degree through Keuka College and will graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing in February of 2015. Nicole is employed as a Registered Nurse at Samaritan Medical Center.

Chadwick is the son of Ralph and Christine Green, also of Watertown. He graduated from South Jefferson High School in 2004 and went on to receive a Bachelors Degree in Educational Studies from Keuka College in 2008. Chad is currently employed as a hydro mechanic at Brookfield Power and he is a volunteer firefighter for the Town of Watertown Fire Department.

The couple became engaged on March 15, 2014 and are currently planning a May 23, 2015 wedding at the Tug Hill Vineyard.

Posted: August 30, 2014


Engagement | Glenfield/Lowville
Lucy Cole & Garrett Austin

Together with their parents, Frederick and Suzette Cole of Glenfield along with Randy and Spring Austin of Lowville, announce the engagement of their children, Lucy Cole and Garrett Austin.

Lucy is a 2007 graduate of South Lewis Central School. She then received her Pharm.D. in 2013 at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She is currently employed as a pharmacist at Lewis County General Hospital.

Garrett is a 2001 graduate of Lowville Academy and Central School. He is currently employed at Black River Plumbing and Heating as a plumber and heating technician.

The happy couple was engaged on December 20, 2014 and will be tying the knot on November 8, 2014.

Posted: August 30, 2014


Wedding | Adams Center
Ursula Doris Beese & John David Carlton Maxon

Ursula Doris Beese and John David Carlton Maxon were married on August 3, 2014 at Airport Christian Fellowship, officiated by Pastor David Maxon, father of the groom.

Ursula is the daughter of Kathleen and John Beese Sr., Adams Center. John is the son of Connie and David Maxon, Adams Center.

Matrons of honor were Lesley Wood and Erika Cabrera, friends of the bride. Bridesmaids were Bethany Zembiec, Leah Zembiec, Antje Seebens, Kristen Gorczynski, and Tamra Agen, friends of the bride, and Sarah Maxon and Rose Bierce, sisters of the groom. Flowers girls were Alanni and Melina Cabrera, goddaughters of the bride.

Best men were Joshua Eppley, friend of the groom, and Stephen Maxon, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Jeremiah Maxon and Thomas Maxon, brothers of the groom, Michael Bierce, brother-in-law of the groom, Edmund Beese and William Beese, brothers of the bride, and Ian Kinnie, friend of the groom. The ring bearer was Joshua Bertschler, godson of the bride. Ushers were John Beese Jr, Seamus Beese, and Timothy Beese, brothers of the bride.

The ceremony was followed by a reception at The Commons on Fort Drum.

Mrs. Maxon is studying psychology and social work. Mr. Maxon is studying ministry at Elim Bible Institute. The couple resides in Lakeville.

Posted: August 30, 2014


Wedding | Clayton
Kimberly Erin Kiefer & Jay Carl Knapp II

Kimberly Erin Kiefer and Jay Carl Knapp II were married on August 16, 2014 at Thousand Island Winery, officiated by Pastor Tom Augliano of Clayton River Church.

The bride is the daughter of Teri Kiefer, Lafargeville and Dale and Rikki Miller, Souderton,PA. The groom is the son of Jay and Julie Knapp SR.

The maid of honor was Katharyn Kiefer, sister of the bride. Bridesmaids were Karly Kiefer sister of the bride , April Heyman, cousin of the groom and Brittney Huff , cousin of the groom. The flower girl was Hannah Knapp sister of the groom.

Best man was Daniel Badour, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Dan Ascough, brother of the groom, Robert Heyman, cousin of the groom, & Kyle Huff, cousin of the groom. Dalton Huff was ringbearer.

The reception immediately followed the ceremony at Thousand Island Winery.

Mrs. Knapp works for Kraftsmaids, Watertown and Lanzís Motel, Clayton.
Mr. Knapp works for Mainscape, Fort Drum

The couple currently resides in

Posted: August 23, 2014


Engagement | Castorland
Marissa Hirschey & Joseph Hartnett

Martin and Linda Hirschey of Castorland, along with Bill and Debbie Hartnett of Wilmington, DE, announce the engagement of their children, Marissa Hirschey and Joseph Hartnett.

Marissa is a 2005 graduate of Lowville Academy. Following graduation, Marissa attended Clarkson University where she earned a Bachelorís Degree in Applied Mathematics and Statistics with a minor in Economics. She also attended Syracuse University where she earned a Masterís Degree in Economics. Marissa is currently in the Portfolio Objectives Group at Manning Napier Advisors in Fairport.

Joseph is a 2004 graduate of Wilmington Friends High School in Wilmington, DE. Following graduation, Joseph attended Cornell University where he earned a Bachelorís Degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering. He then completed Lockheed Martinís Engineering Leadership Development Program, where he earned a Masterís Degree in Systems Engineering from Cornell University. Joseph is currently a Senior Software Engineer at Lockheed Martin in Liverpool.

The couple currently resides in Liverpool. A September 6, 2014 wedding is planned in Verona.

Posted: August 23, 2014


Anniversary | Watertown
Mike & Nora Derrigo - 45 Years

Mike and Nora Derrigo, Chazy, formerly of Watertown, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary on August 16, 2014. They were married in St. Anthony's Church in Watertown on August 16, 1969, by Father Robert Lamitie.

They have 4 children, Michele and Jim Barnes (Plattsburgh), Kristi and Dave Olszewski (Marietta, GA), Erica and Rob Marino (Suwanee, GA) and Michael and Kirsty Derrigo (Suwanee, GA).

They have seven grandchildren, Lindsay & Ashley Barnes, Carter & Cody Olszewski and Matthew, Kelsi & Alyssa Marino.

Their children surprised them with a trip to NYC to celebrate their anniversary.

Posted: August 23, 2014


Wedding | Copenhagen
Hayley Marie Moser & Nathaniel Ray Kennell

Miss Hayley Marie Moser weds Nathaniel Ray Kennell on July 18, 2014. Miss Hayley Marie Moser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenton Moser, Copenhagen, was married to Nathaniel Ray Kennell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Kennell Jr., Sarasota, Florida, at a private cabin overlooking the valley of Lowville. The couple was married by Pastor Titus Mast, and the bride was given by her father.

Miss Briana Moser, sister of the bride, was Maid of Honor. Bridesmaids were SaRena Eves, friend of the bride, Faith Finney, cousin of the bride, Autumn Moser, cousin of the bride, and Denika Roggie, friend of the bride. Josiah Gingerich, cousin of the Groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Nathan Coblenz, friend of the groom, Joshua Mann, brother-in-law of the groom, Mervin Kennell, uncle of the groom, and Cory Moser, brother of the bride.

A reception immediately followed the ceremony at Croghan Mennonite Church where there was a meal catered by Millerís Meat Market.

The Bride is a 2012 graduate of Copenhagen Central School and a 2014 graduate of Jefferson Community College. The groom is a 2011 graduate of Sarasota Christian School and a recent graduate of The Fire Science Academy, Sarasota, Florida.

The couple currently resides in Sarasota, Florida.

Posted: August 23, 2014


Wedding | Watertown
Laurie Marie France & Robert Leon Gardner

Laurie Marie France and Robert Leon Gardner were married on July 4, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. at Alexandria's in Oswego.

The bride is the daughter of Mark and Cathy France of Fulton. The groom is the son of Jerry and Laura Gardner of Watertown.

The ceremony was officiated by Tyler Gardner, brother of the groom.

The Matron of Honor was Sara France, sister-in-law of the bride. Bridesmaids were sister of the groom: Bonny Gardner, and friends of the bride: Emily Southard, Kim Hough, Elisha Janas, and Sara Roik. The bride was given in marriage by her father.

The Best Man was Steve Swank, friend of the groom. Groomsmen were brothers of the bride: Brandon France and Travis France, cousins of the groom: Ryan McFaul, Sydney Pond, Matthew L. Pond, and Matthew S. Pond, and friends of the groom: Eric Zenzel, Scott Ball, Jordan Greeno, and Steve Connelly.

The ceremony was followed by a reception inside of Alexandria's in Oswego, New York.

Laurie is an ESOL Teacher at Calcium Primary for Indian River Central School District.

Robert works at J.R. Gardner Accounting Services in Watertown, New York and he is interested in real estate for which he has his broker's licence.

The couple resides in Watertown.

Posted: August 23, 2014


Birth | Dexter
Addison Elizabeth Rounds



Ashley and Christopher Rounds of Dexter announce the birth of their daughter, Addison Elizabeth Rounds.

Addison was born at 8:17 a.m. on June 4, 2014 at Samaritan medical center she was 7 lbs. 2 oz. and 20 inches long.

Addison's maternal grandparents are Mark and Tammy Catlin of Theresa, Wendy Hagen of Virginia and Scott Hagen of Evans Mills. Her paternal grandparents are Sue and Dean Peck of Theresa and Harold Rounds & Carol Brown of Alex Bay .

She was welcomed home by her big sister Avery and her dog, Patch.

Posted: August 16, 2014


Anniversary | Lowville
Marcy & Daniel Teal - 25 Years



Marcy and Daniel Teal, Lowville, celebrate their 25th silver anniversary August 12, 2014.

They were married at St. Johns' Church in Lyons Falls. Marcy is the daughter of Glenn Smith and the late Patricia Smith. She is an emergency room nurse at Lewis County General Hospital. Dan is the son of Robert and Jean Teal. He is president of T&D Transportation and is employed by Teal's Express.

The couple have two children, Lucas and Anna.

Posted: August 10, 2014


Engagement | Castorland
Rebecca L. Crump & Richard R. Meyer



Together with their families, Richard R. Meyer and Rebecca L. Crump announce their engagement.

Rebecca is a 2009 graduate of South Jefferson Central School. She received her Associates degree in Early Childhood Education from Jefferson Community College in 2011 and plans to graduate from SUNY Cobleskill with her Bachelors degree in Early childhood Education in May. She is currently employed as a teaching assistant at Beaver River Central School.

Richard is a 2006 graduate of Beaver River Central School and received his Associates degree in Dairy Management from Morrisville State College in 2009. He is currently employed as a quality analyst at Kraft Foods in Lowville.
Rebecca and Richard currently reside in Castorland with their dog Hercules.

A June 27, 2015 wedding is planned at Klosters barn in Lowville.

Posted: August 6, 2014


Hunter Andrew John Schuster



Andrew Schuster and Brittany Simser announce the birth of their son, Hunter Andrew John, born July 8, 2014 at 6:16 pm at Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, FL.

Hunter weighed 6 lbs. 15 oz. and was 21.5 inches long. Hunter's maternal grandmother is Heidi Hicks and great- grandparents Connie and the late John Mulcahy. His paternal grandparents are Don and Bev Schuster and great- grandmother Elizabeth Bennett.

Posted: August 5, 2014


Engagement | Watertown
Morgan E. Chevier & Timothy W. Walsemann



Together with their loving families, Morgan E. Chevier and Timothy W. Walsemann announce their engagement.

Morgan is a 2008 graduate of St. Lawrence Central and received her LPN degree from NCCC. She is employed as a Care Manager with Interim Healthcare.
Timothy is a 2006 graduate of Beaver River Central School and received his Criminal Justice degree from SUNY Brockport. He is currently employed with Southern Transport in Mosely, Va.
Morgan and Timothy currently reside in Mechanicsville, Virginia.

An August 30, 2014 wedding is planned in Thompson Park.

Posted: August 5, 2014


Class Reunions

Carthage Central School Class of 1969


The Carthage Central class of 1969 will hold a 45-year reunion.

Ice breaker will be Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7 pm at Jose O'Conners  (formerly Keddy's).

Dinner and Dance will be Saturday Sept 13, 2014 at the Carthage Elks Lodge. Cocktails at 6, dinner at 7, dance from 8 - 12 with Tom Ellis DJ.

Complete details will follow in a letter.

We still need some classmates address or phone so please contact Mary Miller Jones at or via Facebook.

Do you remember how beautiful it is in Carthage in September? Come back & see us!

Posted: February 13, 2014

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