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Wedding | Dexter/Tylerville
Danielle L. DeBona & Jordan P. Sawyer

Danielle L. DeBona and Jordan P. Sawyer were married August 8, 2015 at Immaculate Conception Church in Brownville.

The bride is the daughter of Steven and Tracey DeBona, Dexter. The groom is the son of Scott Sawyer, Watertown and Mary and Todd Sullivan, Tylerville.

Maids of Honor were Megan Scordo and Samantha Grard, friends of the bride. Bridesmaids were Jessica Keech, Courtney Tanner, and Kelsey Posey, friends of the bride. Samantha Sawyer and Sarah Sawyer, sisters-in-law of the groom. Flower girl was Sandy Beaumont, grandmother of the bride.

Best men were Shane Berghorn, friend of the groom and Joseph Sawyer, brother of the groom. Groomsmen were Michael Sawyer, and Paul Sawyer, brothers of the groom. Nathan DeBona, brother of the bride. Jay Rowsam, Matt Aubin, Hayden Freeman, and Erik Edmonds, friends of the groom.

The couple plans on taking a honeymoon to Aruba in December.

They currently reside in Brewerton with their dog, Daisy.

Posted: October 3, 2015


Wedding | Lowville
Richard R. Meyer & Rebecca L. Crump

Richard R. Meyer and Rebecca L. Crump were married on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at Kloster’s barn in Lowville by a close friend.

The bride is the daughter of James and Nancy Crump, Watertown. The groom is the son of Richard and Jodi Meyer, Carthage.

The ceremony was small and had a bagpiper playing. The reception was at the same place which was fun filled with their family and friends. Right after the wedding the couple took a two week enjoyable honeymoon to Florida.

The couple resides in their home in Lowville with their pooch.

Posted: September 27, 2015


Birth | LaFargeville
Abel William Phelps

Brittany Marriam and Jacob Phelps, LaFargeville, announce the birth of their son, Abel William Phelps, born on September 15, 2015 at 2:45 p.m. at Carthage Area Hospital.

He was 8 lbs. 4 oz. and 20.5 inches long.

Posted: September 27, 2015


Bill & Sandy Coliet - 27 Years

Bill and Sandy Coliet celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary on September 19, 2015.

Bill works at Reedhaven Farm and Sandy works as an LPN at Samaritan Keep Home. They are both race fans, love to travel and will celebrate their anniversary with a trip to the NHRA drag races in Charlotte, NC

Posted: September 23, 2015


Engagement | Adams/Lorraine
Bianca Tokos & Artie Phillips

Together with their families, Artie Phillips and Bianca Tokos announce their engagement.

Artie is the son of Arthur and Jo Anne Phillips of Adams. He is a 1993 graduate of South Jefferson Central School. He is currently employed with Widrick Auto Sales, Watertown.

Bianca is the daughter of Martin and Lynette Tokos of Lorraine. She is a 2007 graduate of South Jefferson Central School. She is currently employed with CNY Diagnostic Imaging, East Syracuse.

The couple became engaged on May 17, 2015. A July 2016 wedding is planned at the Ridgeview Inn, Lowville.

Posted: September 20, 2015


Birth | Watertown
Noah Jacob Duffy

Jennifer and Michael Duffy, Watertown, announce the birth of their son, Noah Jacob Duffy.

Noah was born September 1, 2015 at Samaritan Medical Center at 10:54 a.m.

Maternal Grandparents are John and Denise Ivan of Watertown. Paternal Grandparents are Dale Duffy and Judy Vincent, both of Watertown.

Noah was welcomed home by his two big brothers, Landen and Karter.

Posted: September 20, 2015


Wedding | Watertown
Ann E. Compo & Thomas J. Bedard

Thomas J. Bedard and Ann E. Compo were married on August 28, 2015 at St. Cyril of Alexandria, Alexandria Bay.

Following the ceremony the wedding party enjoyed a ride aboard the Zipper to the reception which was held at the 1000 Islands Harbor Hotel, Clayton.

The Bride is the daughter of Thomas G. and Judy P. Compo of Alexandria Bay. The Groom is the son of John and Christine Bedard of Watertown, New York and Curt and Linda Brandt of Safety Harbor, Florida.

Matron of Honor was Sarah V. Compo, sister of the Bride. Best Man was Ryan West, Friend of the Groom.

The couple resides in Watertown.

Posted: September 14, 2015


Engagement | Cape Vincent
Samantha May & Taylor Maloney

Together with their families, Taylor Maloney and Samantha May announce their engagement.

Taylor is the son of Greg and Tammy Maloney of Cape Vincent. He is currently the foreman for Tarzan Tree Service, Virginia Beach.

Samantha is the daughter of John and Brigitte May of Virginia Beach. She is currently a mortgage loan officer for NewTowne Mortgage of Virginia Beach.

The couple is planning with their parents a destination wedding to Cancun, Mexico set for November 20, 2015. A small family reception will be held July of 2016 in Cape Vincent.

Posted: September 14, 2015


Wedding | Brownville
Elissa M. Dupee & Thomas P. Townsend

Elissa M. Dupee and Thomas P. Townsend IV were married May 30, 2015 at Kanuga Conferences, Hendersonville NC.

The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Keitha Dupee, Brownville. The groom is the son of Tommy and Laura Townsend, Brunswick GA and Mary Rees, Roswell GA.

Maid of Honor was Elana Dupee, sister of bride. Bridesmaids were Elyse Dupee, sister of bride, Janelle Dupee, sister in law of bride and the late Erika Hunt, sister of bride. Junior bridesmaid was Ava Dupee, niece of bride. Flower girls were Rylee Dupee Hoover and Katie Dupee both nieces of bride.

Best man was Jonathan Kiger, friend of groom. Groomsmen were James Townsend, brother of groom, Bryan Dupee, brother of bride, and Will Townsend, half brother of groom. Ring Bearers were Kolton Hunt and Reegan Dupee Hoover both nephews of bride. Ushers were Hayden Hunt, Carter Hunt, Julian Dupee, and Owen Dupee, all nephews of bride.

The couple took a week long honeymoon to Costa Rica.

They currently reside in Greenville, SC with their dog Tripp.

Posted: September 14, 2015


Engagement | Watertown
Amanda Darlene Barker & Anthony Vincent Gervera

Together with their families, Anthony Vincent Gervera and Amanda Darlene Barker announce their engagement.

Tony is the son of Pasquale and Lori Gervera of Watertown. He is a 2006 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School. He received a A.S. degree in Math/Science from Jefferson Community College. He is currently employed with National Grid as a lineman.

Amanda is the daughter of David and Darlene Barker of Boylston. She is a 2007 graduate of South Jefferson Central School. She received a B.S. degree in Elementary Education (1-6) from SUNY Oswego in 2011. Amanda obtained a Master of Science in School Psychology & Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Mental Health from SUNY Oswego in 2014. She is currently employed with the South Jefferson School district as a School Psychologist.

The couple became engaged on March 31, 2015. A July 30, 2016 wedding is planned.

Posted: September 14, 2015


Engagement | Carthage
Michelle Ann Houghton & Alex Clifford Wilcox

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Houghton announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Ann Houghton, to Alex Clifford Wilcox of Fort Edward.

Michelle is a 2005 graduate of Carthage Central High School with an advanced regents diploma. She graduated from SUNY Potsdam in 2010 with a degree in art history. She is a claims specialist with State Farm Insurance Company in Ballston Spa.

Alex graduated fro South Glens Falls High School in 2008. He is the owner of ACW family builders of Fort Edward.

A November 7, 2015 wedding is planned in Silver Bay, on Lake George.

Posted: September 14, 2015


Birth | Watertown/Carthage
Cameron Rex Cooper

Shelbie and Cory Cooper announce the birth of their son, Cameron Rex Cooper.

Cameron was born on August 23rd at Samaritan Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces and measured 19.5 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Mary Jane Harvey of Carthage and Bob Fritzen of Syracuse.
Paternal grandparents are Regina and Jim Cooper, both of Carthage

Cameron was welcomed home by his two fur-sisters, Nala and Lily.

Posted: September 14, 2015


Birth | Adams
Cheyenne Helen Caroline Loomis

Cheyenne Helen Caroline Loomis, born June 8, 2015 to Claude and Allison Loomis of Adams.

Posted: September 14, 2015


Wedding | Redwood
Alicia M. Swan & Lane D. Reeder

Lane D. Reeder and Alicia M. Swan were married on May 22, 2015 at Kring Point State Park in Redwood.

The Bride is the daughter of Theodore and Cynthia Swan of Watertown. The Groom is the son of John and Karen Reeder of Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Matron of Honor was Alexis Gordon and Maid of Honor was Andrea Swan, sisters of the Bride. Best Man was Aaron Cheyne, friend of the Groom.

Lane and Alicia now reside in Williamsburg, Virginia.

Posted: September 8, 2015


Anniversary | Mannsville
Mr. & Mrs. Clarence "Pete" Reardon - 65 Years

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence “Pete” Reardon, Mannsville, celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary on September 16, 2015. They were married in the Methodist Church in Sandy Creek on September 16, 1950. Their attendants were Lyndon and Joyce Brown, Mannsville.

The couple have two daughters and one son-in-law, Vicky McLean, Mexico, NY, and Karen and Joe Plummer, Mannsville. They also have two grandchildren, Matthew McLean, Mexico, NY and Jamie Moody, Lockport. A grandson, Freddie McLean, Jr. passed away in 2014. They also have six great-grandchildren, Cody Woolson, Oswego; Destiny and Freddie McLean III, Mexico, NY; Nolyn McLean, Mexico, NY; Griffin and Parker Moody, Lockport.

Mr. Reardon was recently honored with a key to the village. He is the oldest living residents in the Village of Mannsville who was originally born in a house in the village. He has lived in Mannsville all of his 88 years.

Their favorite pasttimes include watching NBA basketball, watching the Young and The Restless, spending time with their family, playing cards on Thursday afternoons with their friends Lee and Joyce Babcock; eating lunch at Grams Diner in Adams on Wednesdays and enjoying Friday Fish Frys at the Hometown Diner in Pulaski with their brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Thelma Reardon of Adams Center.

Mary still maintains her beautiful flower gardens and Pete manages to walk one mile every day.

Posted: September 8, 2015


Engagement | Glen Park/Rodman
Emily Elizabeth Patterson & Matthew James Rudd

Together with their families, Emily Elizabeth Patterson and Matthew James Rudd announce their engagement.

Emily is the daughter of Steve and Reata Castor of Glen Park. She is a 2007 graduate of General Brown Central School. She received a B.S. degree in Early Childhood/Childhood Education (B – 6) from SUNY Potsdam in 2012. Emily obtained her Master’s Degree in Literacy Education from SUNY Potsdam in May 2013. She is currently employed with the Thousand Island Central School District as a Kindergarten Teacher.

Matthew is the son of Jeffery and Karen Rudd of Rodman. He is a 2006 graduate of South Jefferson Central School. He received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from SUNY Potsdam in 2010. He is currently employed with Rudds Town and Country/Rudds Spray Service as a Spray Technician.

The couple became engaged on July 11, 2015 in front of many family members and friends. A July 30, 2016 wedding at Selkirk Shores State Park is planned.


Posted: August 30, 2015


Engagement | Dexter/Beaver Falls
Donielle Allison Hall & Andrew Tyler Kilionski

Dawn and Jason Hall, Dexter, announce the engagement of their daughter, Donielle Allison Hall, to Andrew Tyler Kilionski, son of Amy and Stephen Kilionski, Beaver Falls.

Donielle is a 2009 graduate of General Brown Jr./Sr. High School. She received a B.S. degree in Biology from SUNY Cortland in 2013 and an A.S. degree in Nursing from Jefferson Community College in 2015. She is currently employed at Samaritan Medical Center as a Registered Nurse.

Andrew is a 2008 graduate of Indian River High School. He received a B.S. in Physical Education from SUNY Cortland in 2012. He is currently employed as a Physical Education teacher and coach in the Watertown City School District.

The couple became engaged on May 15, 2015. A September 17, 2016 wedding is planned in Lowville.


Posted: August 30, 2015


Engagement | Copenhagen
Jennifer McConnell & Andrew Maggard

Carl and Janice McConnell, Copenhagen, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer McConnell, to Andrew Maggard, son of Glenn and Anna Maggard, Sumter, SC.

The couple engaged on April 29, 2015, and are planning a small wedding for June 4, 2016.

Posted: August 30, 2015


Wedding | Harrisville
Jessica L. Briggs & Cody T. Frerichs

Cody T. Frerichs and Jessica L. Briggs were married on August 22,2015 at Tug Hill Vineyards, Lowville.

The Bride is the daughter of David Briggs of Harrisville and Michelle Harriman of DeKalb Junction. The Groom is the son of Patricia Frerichs of Harrisville. The bride and groom have two sons, Jayden and Lucas.

Matron of Honor was Miranda Parson, sister of the bride. Best Man was Joshua Frerichs, brother of the groom.

Jessica and Cody were both graduates from Harrisville Central School.

Posted: August 30, 2015


Wedding | Black River
Juanita L. Culbertson & Scott R. Kolodzie

Juanita L. Culbertson and Scott R. Kolodzie were married on May 30, 2015 at 3 p.m. at the south gazebo in Pulaski with a picnic reception to follow at the American Legion. Officiating the ceremony was Judge Michelle Sandford, Williamstown.

The bride is the daughter of Carl and Paula Culbertson of Black River. The groom is the son of John Kolodzie of Syracuse and the late Karen Kolodzie.

Maid of Honor was Searra Plaster, daughter of the bride. Bridesmaids were Yvonne Colby, best friend of the bride and Amber Tolsma, daughter of the bride.

Best Man was Jerry Burrows. Groomsmen were Dave Burrows and Matt Bull, all best friends of the groom.

The bride was walked down the sidewalk and given away by her two-year old grandson, Jordan Tolsma.

The couple took a one-week honeymoon to North Carolina and a one-week cruise to the Western Caribbean.

Posted: August 30, 2015


Scott & Darci Day - 20 Years

Scott and Darci Day celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary on August 26, 2015.

Family includes Sara Holub and her children, Liana and Braeden, Castorland. Rebecca Bull and her daughter, Elizabeth, Pulaski. Melissa Gibbs and her children, Marissa and Kenny, Sandy Creek.

Scott and Darci enjoy spending time with their family and friends, camping, and riding motorcycle.

Posted: August 30, 2015


Wedding | Alexandria Bay
Cierra Daily & Brian Trickey

Brian Trickey and Cierra Daily were married on July 18, 2015 at Bonnie Castle outside at their gazebo on the St. Lawrence River in Alexandria Bay.

The reception was held at the Alexandria Bay Fire Hall, where the groom is member of the Alexandria Bay Voluntary Fire Dept.

The Groom is the son of Jill and Darin Trickey, Alex Bay and the Bride is the daughter of the late Richard Daily and Teresa Vinson also of Alex Bay.

Brian graduated from Alexandria Central School and has been working for the IBEW Electrical Union for the last six years.

Cierra also graduated from Alexandria Central School and from Cazenovia College. She has been working as Substance Abuse Counselor at Credo Community Center for the last three years.

Posted: August 30, 2015


Engagement | Watertown
Jillian MaryElizabeth Young & Jeffery John Marra

Daniel and Kerry Young, Watertown, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jillian MaryElizabeth Young, to Jeffery John Marra, son of Deanna Marra, Watertown, and the late Jeffery Marra.

Ms. Young is a 2010 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School. She received an A.A.S. degree in Nursing from Jefferson Community College in 2013. She is pursuing her B.S. in Nursing from Utica College to be awarded in May 2016. Jillian is employed as a Registered Nurse in Labor & Delivery at The Maternity Place at Samaritan Medical Center.

Mr. Marra is a 2011 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central School. He graduated from Jefferson Community College in 2013 with an A.S. in Criminal Justice. He graduated from SUNY Potsdam in May 2015 with his B.S. in Criminal Justice. Jeffery is employed with the City of Watertown Department of Parks and Recreation.

The couple became engaged July 4, 2014 at The Point at Potter’s Beach on Grindstone Island. A June 4, 2016 wedding at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church is planned.


Posted: August 22, 2015


Engagement | Watertown
Rajani Prasad & Ryan Day

Together with their families, Rajani Prasad and Ryan Day, both of Silver Spring, Maryland, announce their engagement.

Rajani is the daughter of Drs. Srinivasa and Sukanya Prasad of Vestal. Rajani is a 2002 graduate of Vestal High School and received her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from George Washington University in 2006. In 2013, she earned her in Management of Information Technology at the University of Virginia. Rajani is a Senior Software Engineer with TSymmetry, Washington, D.C.

Ryan is the son of John and Melanie Day of Watertown. He is a 2001 graduate of Watertown High School and received a B.A. in Writing from Ithaca College in 2005. Ryan is the Editorial Manager of PR Newswire, Washington, D.C.

The couple will be married on September 26, 2015 at The Full Moon Resort in the Catskills.

Posted: August 21, 2015


Engagement | Watertown
Cathy Denny & Jerry Sherman

Together with their families, Cathy Denny and Jerry Sherman announce their engagement.

Cathy is the daughter of Earl and Sandra Nicholson.

Jerry is the son of Linda Saur and the late Jim Sherman, also step-son of John Saur and Jo Ann Pastor.

Their children are Karissa Denny, Mackenzie Denny, Kyle Denny, Kayla Sherman, and a grand daughter Brynn Peyton.

The couple became engaged on March 14. A September 19, 2015 wedding is planned.

Posted: August 16, 2015


Engagement | Pillar Point
Merry Jo Devine & Loughlain Toland

Together with their families, Merry Jo Devine and Loughlain Toland announce their engagement.

Merry Jo is the daughter of Jack and Charlene Devine of Pillar Point. Loughlain is the son of Sean and Cathy Toland of Derry, Northern Ireland.

The couple were introduced by Loughlain’s sister. The couple got engaged on June 17, 2015 during one of Loughlain’s trips to America.

Posted: August 16, 2015


Birth | Watertown
Andrew William Smith

Matthew and Sarah Smith of Watertown announce the birth of their son, Andrew William Smith.

Andrew was born on August 1, 2015 at Samaritan Medical Center. He weighed 9 pounds, 14 ounces, and measured 22 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Marcia Hynes of Watertown and the late William Hynes. Paternal grandparents are Steve and Judy Ulmen-Smith, and Shawn and Kathleen McWayne, all of Watertown.

Andrew is welcomed home by his big sister, Madeline.

Posted: August 16, 2015


Wedding | Gouverneur/Antwerp
Barbara A. Bartle & Talfourd T. Wynne

Barbara A. Bartle and Talfourd T. Wynne II married on July 25, 2015 at Gouverneur United Methodist Church with a reception at the Evans Mills Fire Hall. Officiating the ceremony was Beth O. Benham, Pastor

The bride is the daughter of Rusty and Laurie Bartle of Antwerp. The groom is the son of Ralf Wollinsky of Lakeside OR, and Ruthie Wollinsky of Brawley CA.

Matron of Honor was Corinne Koerick, sister of the bride. Best Man was Dale Davidson, best friend of the groom.


Posted: August 6, 2015


Wedding | Lowville/Carthage
Miranda Gilbert & Bryan Weatherhead

Bryan Weatherhead and Miranda Gilbert were married on July 4,2015 at St Peters Church in Guymon, OK.

The reception was held at the Elks Lodge following the wedding.

The Bride is the daughter of the late Erma Gilbert and Ted Gilbert of Loveland, OK. The Groom is the son of Valerie and Don Getman of Lowville.

Miranda graduated from Guymon High School and OK Panhandle with a degree in psychology and minor in art. She has worked in the mental health field and is now in her sixth year at the City of Guymon Community Development and Public Relations.

Bryan Graduated from Carthage Central High School in Carthage. He has traveled the US working on new developments in the wind energy Industry for several years and is now in his third year at Dewind as a wind Technician.


Posted: August 6, 2015


Audrey Anne Curry

Darrell and Rachel Curry announce the birth of their first child, Audrey Anne Curry.

Audrey was born on May 17, 2015 at 5:46 a.m. at Canton-Potsdam Hospital. She was 7 lbs., 11 oz. and 20 inches long. Audrey is the first grandchild of Joel and Danielle Bartlett, Watertown and John and Lynn Curry, Tupper Lake. She was welcomed home by family, friends and her excited fur-sister, Ellie.


Posted: August 6, 2015


Birth | Theresa
Kendalynn Rayne Hoover

Wade and Morgan Hoover of Hollidaysburg, PA announce the birth of their daughter, Kendalynn Rayne Hoover.

Kendalynn was born on May 19, 2015 at Nason Hospital in Roaring Spring, PA. She weighed 8 lbs. and was 19 3/4 inches long.

Maternal grandparents are Stephen and Jean Side of Theresa. Paternal grandparents are Gregg and Ann Louise Hoover of Sweet Valley, PA. Her great grandmother is Fodora Hotis of Fishers Landing.

Kendalynn was welcomed home by her big brother, Boston and her fur-brothers, Kai, Chase and Sophie.


Posted: August 6, 2015


Anniversary | Adams
Ronald & Judith Newton - 50 Years

Judith (Judy) daughter of the late Frank V. and Vera C. Sischo, Adams, and Ronald (Ron) son of the late Lewis M. and Viola B. Newton, Adams were married on July 31,1965 at the Adams United Methodist Church, Adams.

The Rev. David Wolcott officiated the ceremony of love and friendship. Attendants were the late Cathy Hudnall, sister of Judy and Al Caldwell, Lockport, college friend of Ron’s. Ron and Al were reunited at their 40th anniversary party hosted by their children. Their friendship remains strong today.

Judy graduated from A.H.S. and Mohawk Valley Community College. Ron graduated from A.C.H.S. and Morrisville College. Both are active members of the Adams United Methodist Church. Ron holds the financial chairperson position and Judy sings in the choir. Both attend Bible studies.

Ron retired from New York Air Brake in 2009 after 43 years of service. Judy retired in 2010 after 36 years of cake baking and decorating. In their retirement, Ron enjoys building street rods including a 1932 Ford Roadster Hi Boy and a 1934 Sedan Delivery. His current build includes a 1950 Chevrolet Fleetline two door sedan. He also enjoys flying RC airplanes and quadcopters. Judy enjoys crafts, crocheting, reading, flower gardening, painting, and water aerobics at the YMCA.

The Newtons enjoy the old cars with a group of local friends. Highlights are going to the Syracuse Nationals in July and Burlington, Vermont in September. Ron and Judy will be wintering in Melbourne, FL.

Family is very important to Ron and Judy. They have two sons and daughter-in-laws, Steve and Elizabeth and Gary and Allison, both of Adams. Their three grandsons, Noah, Owen and Samuel and one granddaughter Avery, always put smiles on their faces. A family celebration will be enjoyed to celebrate their 50 years together.


Posted: August 2, 2015


Engagement | Brownville
Kimberly Burcume & Franklin Roberts Jr.

Together with their families Kimberly Burcume and Franklin Roberts Jr., Brownville, announce their engagement.

Ms. Burcume is the daughter of Robert Burcume, Canton and the late Patricia Burcume.

Mr. Roberts is the son of Frank and Suzanne Roberts, Watertown.

A September 12, 2015 wedding is planned.


Posted: August 2, 2015


Lily-Ann Rose Peets

David Peets Jr. and Nicole Lesperance announce the birth of their daughter, Lily-Ann Rose Peets.

She is the granddaughter of Steve and Rebecca Lesperance and David Peets Sr. and Linda Balch. Lily-Ann was born on June 14, 2015 at Crouse Hospital. She was 4 pounds, 9 ounces at birth, and 17 1/2 inches (44cm) long.

Posted: August 2, 2015


Anniversary | Black River
Don & Sandy Jennings - 20 Years

Don & Sandy Jennings will be celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary on August 18, 2015.

Their wedding and reception took place at Bonnie Castle Resort, Alexandria Bay, NY with Lee Clary officiating. The maid of honor was Debbie (Frink) Nygard (friend of the bride), the best man was Bob Sholette (friend of the groom), the ring bearer was Vinny Cesario (son of the bride), and bridesmaids were Elisa & Adrianna Cesario (daughters of the bride) & Kari Parriott Jennings (daughter of the groom). The groomsmen were Don & Brandon Jennings (sons of the groom). The couple celebrated their 20th anniversary in Cancun, Mexico earlier this year with friends.

Don & Sandy reside in Davenport, FL. Just outside Orlando, FL. They permanently relocated 3˝ years ago from Black River.

Mrs. Jennings, formerly Sandy Flanagan is the daughter of Edward & the late Julia Flanagan, Watertown. Mr. Jennings is the son of Phillip & Jean Jennings, Ogdensburg.

Mr. Jennings has been a CVS Store Manager for the past 3 years in Wildwood, FL, prior to that he worked as a Store Manager for Rite Aid in Watertown for 10 years and worked as a Salesman for Frito Lay for 25 years.

Mrs. Jennings has been a third grade teacher at Renaissance Charter School at Poinciana, Kissimmee, FL for the last 3 years and worked as an Assistant Director for 3 years at Chapel and Po Valley CDC, Ft. Drum.

The couple have six children, Don Jennings and spouse Tracy Jennings, Rome; Brandon and spouse Alexis Jennings, Fuquay-Varina, NC, Kari Parriott Jennings and spouse Olivia Parriott, SanFrancisco, CA; Elisa Cesario, Black River; Adrianna Cesario, Buffalo; and Vinny Cesario, Black River. They have 10 grandchildren.


Posted: July 28, 2015


Anniversary | Watertown
Roger W. & Philomena J. Bombard - 54 Years

Roger W. & Philomena J. Bombard celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary on July 8, 2015.

They met on a blind date and have been inseparable ever since. They were married on July 8th, 1961 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Watertown.

Roger and Philomena reside in Cornelius, North Carolina just outside of Charlotte. They permanently relocated from Watertown to North Carolina over a year ago.

Mrs. Bombard, formerly Philomena J. Storino, is the daughter of the late Pasquale Storino and the late Mary Storino, Watertown. Roger is the son of the late Roger J. and the late Lilla V. Bombard.

Mrs. Bombard was employed with Fort Drum for 15 years in the Civilian Personnel Office and the New York State Department of Labor. Mr. Bombard is a retired sergeant of the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, where he was employed from 1961 to 1981. He served in the United States Air Force as an air policeman from 1955 to 1959. He is a life member of the Sampson Air Force Veterans Association and an honorary life member of the Knights of Columbus, third and fourth degree, in North Carolina.

Mr. & Mrs. Bombard are the former co-owners of Dalton’s Religious Store and Gift Shoppe. They both enjoy participating in craft fairs.

Philomena is interested in crafts, music, art, camping, gardening and traveling. She is a lifetime member of the National Home Gardening Association and the Creative Arts Home Club. Roger is interested in woodworking, gardening, camping and traveling. He is a regular participant in Knights of Columbus activities in North Carolina. Both enjoy spending time with their family. They recently purchased a Winnebago camper and are looking forward to traveling together.

Roger and Philomena have three children, Phyllis B. Taylor and spouse Frank Taylor, Fayetteville, North Carolina; Roger P. Bombard, Fredericksburg, Virginia and Patricia A. Bossert and spouse Justin Bossert, Cornelius, North Carolina. They have 7 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.


Posted: July 13, 2015


Engagement | Thousand Islands
Kelsey R. Pacific & Cory J. Ferguson

Together with their families Kelsey R. Pacific and Cory J. Ferguson announce their engagement.

Kelsey is the the daughter of Timothy and Cheryl Pacific. She is a 2012 graduate of Thousand Islands High School. She received her cosmetology license from Bohlen Technical center in 2013. She is currently employed at River Hospital as a patient access clerk and at Ellen's Beauty Shop as a nail tech.

Cory is the son of Jay Ferguson and Tawny Calhoun. He is a 2007 graduate of Albion High School. Cory was born in the Thousand Islands and moved away when he was young, he returned to the area 5 years ago and now resides in Clayton. Cory is currently employed at Peterson's Painting as a Finish Painter.

The couple became engaged on January 17, 2015. A wedding is planned for August 20, 2016 at the Thousand Islands Winery with a reception to follow at the K of C Hall in Clayton.

Posted: July 5, 2015


Engagement | Carthage
Christy Paddock & Joshua Cianciosi

Together with their families, Christy Paddock and Joshua Cianciosi announce their engagement.

Christy is the daughter of Richard and Roxann Paddock. She is a graduate of Carthage High School in 2000.

Joshua is the son of Daniel Cianciosi and Tamar Micha, also step-son to Dennis Micha. Joshua is a graduate of Hilliard Davidson High School in Hilliard, OH. Joshua is from Endicott.

Christy said yes on June 13, 2015. A wedding is planned for September 17, 2016, followed by reception with close friends and family.

Posted: June 28, 2015


Anniversary | Watertown
Doug & Nancy Miller - 25 Years

Doug and Nancy Miller celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on June 23, 2015.

Family includes a son, Andrew, and his wife, Dessa, and Doug’s mom, Betty, who shares their home. Nancy’s parents, Bob and Eunie in Bullhead City, AZ; Doug’s brother, Charles in Copenhagen; Nancy’s brother, Steve in Brownville, and several nephews and a niece and several cousins.

They enjoy golf in their spare time.

Posted: June 28, 2015


Engagement | Watertown
Kristin Mary Puccia & Adam Michael Storino

Together with their families, Kristin Mary Puccia and Adam Michael Storino announce their engagement.

Kristin is the daughter of Michael and Margaret Puccia of Watertown. She is a 2009 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central. She received an A.A. degree in Childhood Education from Jefferson Community College in 2011 and a B.S. degree in Childhood Education (1 – 6) from SUNY Oswego in 2013. Kristin recently obtained her Master’s Degree in Literacy Education from SUNY Potsdam in May 2015. She is currently employed with the Watertown City School District.

Adam is the son of Thomas and Sue Storino of Watertown. He is a 2001 graduate of Immaculate Heart Central. He received an A.A.S. degree in Forest Technology with Land Surveying Concentration in 2003 from SUNY ESF Ranger School and a B.S. degree in Surveying Engineering Technology from SUNY Alfred in 2005. Adam is a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of New York, Vermont, and Pennsylvania and is Vice President of Storino Geomatics, Land Surveying Services & Consulting, PLLC in Watertown. In 2014 Adam began teaching Subdivision Surveying as a Visiting Instructor at SUNY ESF Ranger School.

The couple became engaged on March 22, 2015. A June 10, 2016 wedding is planned.

Posted: June 8, 2015


Anniversary | Alexandria Bay
Mr. & Mrs. J. Fred Kocher - 68 Years

Fred and Arlene Kocher were married on June 7, 1947 in Endicott. Fred retired from IBM in Endicott in June 1984, and Arlene was a housewife. The Koches have been in the Thousand Islands/Alexandria Bay area for over 68 years and became permanent residents after retirement.

Family includes Ronald and Diane Kocher of Conway, SC, Lynn and William Cucci of Vestal, Donna and Gary Gressler of Watertown, Barry Kocher of Rochester, and Gary Kocher of Alexandria Bay.

Grandchildren include Amber Adams of Corning,NY, Zachary Gressler of Watertown, Wyatt Gressler of Lake Placid, Jason Cucci of Vestal, Justin Cucci of Binghamton, Christopher Cucci of Hollywood,CA, and great- grandson Benjamin Cucci of Vestal.


Posted: June 8, 2015


Anniversary | Croghan
Mr. & Mrs. Robert H. Monnat - 65 Years

Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Monnat, Croghan, will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on June 10, 2015.

Mr. Monnat, son of the late Harrison and Maude Monnat, and Mildred Boliver, daughter of the late Alvin and Erma Boliver were married on June 10, 1950 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Indian River, with the Reverend Cosmos Gerard officiating.

Honor attendants were Norma Boliver Monnat, Carthage, sister of the bride, and the late Niles Monnat, brother of the groom.

Mr. and Mrs. Monnat attended Father Leo Memorial School and are currently communicants of St. Stephen’s Catholic Church in Croghan.

Mr. Monnat served in the Navy for a total of eight years during World War II and the Korean War. He was employed by Climax Manufacturing Company, Castorland, United Block Company, Croghan, and retired from Beaverite Products, Beaver Falls. He is a member of American Legion Post 1663 and a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6912, Lowville.

Mrs. Monnat retired from Beaverite Products after 38 years of service. She is a life member of VFW Post 6912 Auxiliary, Lowville, and has been a frequent volunteer for many local church and community organizations.

The couple have three children; Bruce (married to Kay Baumgartner), Marsha (married to Lee Zehr), and Jim (married to Beth Austin), along with six grandchildren, and sixteen great-grandchildren.

Mr. and Mrs. Monnat will be celebrating their 65th anniversary with family and friends.


Posted: June 5, 2015


Wedding | Clayton
Erin M. Doney & Patrick John McCarron

Erin M. Doney and Patrick John McCarron married on May 23, 2015 on the St. Lawrence River in Clayton with a reception at the Clayton Opera House. Officiating the ceremony was Alexander Vartanov, Friend of the Groom.

The bride is the daughter of Timothy and Karen Doney of Clayton. The groom is the son of John and Joanne McCarron of North Falmouth, MA.

Matron of Honor was Claire Waterson, best friend of the bride. Best Man was Jon Meunier, best friend of the groom.

Posted: June 5, 2015


Class Reunions

Lowville Academy Class of 1958


LACS Class of 1958 Get together August 1st 5 pm at the Lowville American Legion 5383 Dayan St, Lowville, New York 13367.

Pizza, Wings and other appetizers $13.00 per person, Tax & Tip included
Reservations by July18th to 376-2095 or


Posted July 5, 2015

Thousand Islands Class of 1980


Thousand Islands Class of 1980 reunion set for 6:00 pm Friday, July 10 at Sunnybanks Restaurant, Cape Vincent.


Posted July 5, 2015

Adams High School Class of 1950


The 65th reunion of the 1950 Class of Adams High School, Adams, New York, will take place at 12:00 PM Saturday, 1 August, 2015 at the Adams Country Club, R.11 North, Adams, New York.

Members of adjacent classes and all other interested parties are also cordially invited to attend.


Marge Brown Hough at mbhough@frontier, or phone 315) 232-2248

Bruce E. McCarthy,  phone (703) 370-7281


Posted July 5, 2015

South Jefferson Central School Class of 1980


The South Jefferson Central School Class of 1980 announces their 35th Class Reunion.

On Friday, July 24th, we will have a casual gathering at South Jeff Lanes in Adams at 7:00 p.m.

On Saturday, July 25th we will gather at St Lawrence Spirits and Manor House for dinner and cocktails.

Social Hour starts at 5:30 with dinner at 6:30.
RSVP’s are requested by 7/6. Please contact Lisa at or visit the South Jefferson Class of 1980 Facebook page for additional information.


Posted June 28, 2015

Watertown High School Class of 1965


Watertown High School Class of 1965 Reunion:

Friday, July 10, 2015 Casual gathering @ Savory Downtown, Bar & Lounge, 300 Washington St., Watertown. 7 pm til ? ($15.00 per person) Cash Bar and Hors D'Oeuvres.

Saturday, July 11, 2015 Savory Downtown Cocktails 6 pm (cash bar) Buffet Dinner 7 pm
($35.00 per person) Dress: Resort Casual DJ

If you were missed in our prior mailings we apologize but it's not too late to attend and reconnect with your high school friends. Please contact Patty (Soares) Spicer at


Posted June 28, 2015

Indian River Central School Class of 1990


Indian River Central Schol Class of 1990 Reunion: Saturday, July 11, 2015 @ 7PM.

Location: John Hoover Inn Evans Mills, NY
DJ or Band to start at 9PM
Cash Bar

Bring any photos and many memories to share!


Posted June 28, 2015

Immaculate Heart Academy Central Class of 1975


The 1975 Immaculate Heart Central 40th Class Reunion

WHEN: July 24th & 25th, 2015
*RSVP: By June 20, 2015

*Friday evening, July 24th, 6:00 pm until ???? Ives Hill Country Club, Flower Avenue West, Watertown. Pizza and cash bar
Cost: $5.00 per person

*Saturday evening, July 25th, Riveredge Resort, Alexandria Bay

Cocktail hour withh appetizers: 6:00 - 7:00pm
Dinner at 7:00 pm - The Prime Rib Dinner Buffet
Entertainment from 9:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost: $55.00 per person

Send reservations & check to Cabrina Rotella, 931 Holcomb Street, Watertown, NY 13601


Posted June 8, 2015

Watertown High School Class of 1985


The 1985 Watertown High School 30 th Class Reunion

Classmates have pooled their talent & enthusiasm to organize our 30th High School Reunion. We hope you are as delighted as we are and will be able to make at least one of the scheduled events!

WHEN: July 10th & 11th, 2015
*RSVP: By June 20, 2015

*Friday evening, July 10th, 6:30 pm Top of the Bay, 1 James Street, Alexandria Bay (315) 482-4968. Join us for appetizers, a relaxing atmosphere for catching up, and live music.
Cost: $25.00 Single $50.00 per Couple

*Saturday evening, July 11th, 5:30 pm Ives
Golf Course, 435 Flower Ave. W., Watertown (315) 775-4837.
Arrive early! Evening includes appetizers at 5:30 pm and dinner at 6:30 pm.
Cost: $50.00 Single $100.00 per Couple

Posted June 5, 2015

Indian River Central School Class of 1965


The Indian River Central School Class of 1965 is celebrating their 50th reunion on July 17 and 18, 2015. 

Classmates from 1963- 1967 are also invited to attend these reunion activities:

Friday, July 17th, 1 PM - 3 PM: Open house at Home Again Alpaca Farm, 37098 Schell Road, Theresa, NY 13691. (No charge)

Friday, July 17th, 4 PM: The Friday Gathering (picnic) in Philadelphia. ($10.00 per person, BYOB)

Saturday, July 18th, 4 PM: Social hour (cash bar) and dinner (6 PM) at the Antwerp American Legion Post 916. ($15.00 per person)

If you are interested in attending, please contact Don Smiley


Posted June 5, 2015
Updated: June 8, 2015

Immaculate Heart Academy Class of 1965


50th Reunion

Friday, July 24, 2015 - Casual get together at the Johnston House- Clayton, NY. 7-10 pm

Saturday, July 25, 2015
Mass 5 pm at St. Anthony's Church
6 pm Cocktails 7 pm Dinner
Italian American Civic Association - Bellew Ave.

CONTACT: Midge Clark Fraser at:

Posted May 22, 2015

South Jefferson Central High School Class of 1975


South Jefferson Central High School Class of 1975 40th Reunion

Friday 31 July - Private Uncle Sam's 1,000 Islands Boat Tour from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm, boarding at 5:15 pm at Alexandria Bay. Members of the class of 1974 and 1976 are also invited to join us.

Saturday 1 August Adams Country Club
6pm cocktail hour
6:45pm salads served
7pm dinner
8:00 pm Memorial presentation

Followed by group social event, music, dancing and socializing.

Sunday brunch in the planning stages.

Additional information available from the following: (Facebook group, request to join)

Posted May 17, 2015

Watertown High School Class of 1990


Watertown High School Class of 1990 25th Reunion

Meet and Greet at Shenanigans Irish Pub (formally Pewter Mug)
Friday July 17th @ 7 PM
Saturday July 18th @ 6 PM Happy Hour, Dinner to Follow
Drinks and Dinner at Ramada outer Arsenal St, Watertown
In Renaissance Room
Dinner at 7:00 P.M. with DJ
“Happy Hour” Drinks (Cash Bar) Bar in Room
Buffet Choices Include:
Garden Salad w/ Italian and Ranch Dressings
Tortellini Salad
Fruit Salad
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Macaroni & Cheese
Broccoli Pasta Alfredo
Sliced Top Round in Au Jus & Horseradish
Chicken Marsala
Traditional Roast Turkey with Dressing and Gravy
Includes rolls with butter, Chef Veggie Choice,
Coffee, tea, and soda
Couples $80 and singles $40
Ramada has a block of rooms for $90 and 2 complimentary breakfast Sunday morning must tell them you are part of the WHS class of 1990 reunion
Paid through Cash, Check, or Class PayPal account
Please RSVP to  or in box to the WHS1990 Facebook page


Posted May 10, 2015

Watertown High School Class of 1960


WATERTOWN High School CLASS of 1960 55th Reunion will be celebrated July 24-25, 2015.

Friday night dinner, program, and music at Italian-American Club. Saturday morning golf and high school tour. Saturday evening with DJ and heavy hors d-oeuvres at classmate’s home.

For further details and class update information, please contact Dorothy (Harris) Tuzzi:   937-436-9425 or 937-369-3604


Posted May 2, 2015

Henderson Alumni Banquet


Some of you already know that new officers were elected at the 2014 banquet. For those of you who don't let me introduce us. We all had the pleasure of going to HCS from Kindergarten through Graduation together.

We graduated in 1968:
President; Diana (Burr) Crate 315-437-8818
Vice President; Lorraine(Whitney)Wiggins
Treasurer; Sue(Shear)Sutcliffe
Secretary; Judy(Maitland)Brooks 315-938-5033
We have also included Gayle(Lane)Benjamin to sit in and consult at our meetings.

The 2015 banquet will be held Friday, July 24th at 5:00pm at Ryans Lookout Restaurant, Rte 3 Henderson. Dinner will be a buffet featuring a carving station of roast turkey. There will be a cash bar. Price is $20.00(tax and tip are included) per person. Reservations must be made and paid in full by July 8th. Enclosed is reservation form, please make checks out to "Henderson Alumni Association".
We all know that the economy is not what we would like it to be but the Alumni of HCS have always taken pride in being able to give awards to outstanding students. We want to continue this tradition but we need your help. We have 5 that we sponser: The DorothyThomas Hess Award, The Vocational School Award, The Marion C. Stevens Award, The Ken and Marian Lamb Award. The Jessie L. Horton RN Award. If you would like your donation to go to a specific award let us know so we can apply it accordingly. We also can use donations for the association itself, we have tried to use as little of the funds as possible.

The honor class this year is the Class of 1965. There will be no formal program or speaker. We will have a short business meeting. This is a social gathering, a chance to reunite and catch up with old friends. So bring your spouse, mate or friend and enjoy yourselves! We were able to secure the services of a DJ. How many of you remember the "Double D's"? They use to do the record hops during high school,( Hint, They were the Dick Brothers) Bob will be bringing back the memories.

Any questions call or text Judy or Diana.

RESERVATION FORM; $20.00 per person


NUMBER ATTENDING........................



Lorraine Wiggins
7044 Nutting Street Road
Henderson, NY 13650

Posted May 2, 2015

Carthage Central Class of 1975


Carthage Central class of 1975 will be holding a 40th class reunion on August 1,2015 at 7:00pm, Elks (bar room), snacks, cash bar.

Any info contact

Posted March 27, 2015

Carthage Central 1968-1974


3rd Annual Combined Carthage Central Alumni Reunion Graduation Years 1968-1974 *Highlighting the 45th Reunion for the Class of 1970!*
Any graduate from other years are welcome to attend.

Special invitation to graduates of CAA to attend.
Date: Saturday, July 18th

Location: Tug Hill Vineyards- 4051 Yancey Road, Lowville

Time: Cocktail Hour 5:00-6:00
Dinner at 6:00 followed by music from 8:00-10:00

Price: $40 per person

Icebreaker will be held Friday, July 17th

Location: Rooted Drifter Bar and Grille
(next door to Jose’s (Keddy’s)
Time: 6-?
Food Menu will be available.

RSVP By July 1st - haffinati1@
Please send payment to Helen Pinkham
29 Franklin Street
Carthage, NY 13619

Posted March 27, 2015

South Jefferson Class of 1995


The South Jefferson Central School Class of 1995 will celebrate its 20th reunion on July 18, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Rainbow Shores Restaurant, Pulaski.


Posted March 7, 2015

Indian River Class of 1975 - 40 Years



The Indian River Class of 1975 will celebrate its 40th reunion on July 11, 2015 at 6 p.m. at Ramada Inn, Watertown.


Posted February 16, 2015
Updated: June 11, 2015

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