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Kathryn Lawrence and John VanBenschoten

Kathryn Elizabeth Gillen Lawrence and John William VanBenschoten were united in marriage in a double ring ceremony on Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008 at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Roxbury. The bride, daughter of Joan Lawrence-Bauer of Oliverea and JR Lawrence of Margaretville, wore a floor-length, ivory beaded gown by Oleg Cassini, an antique headpiece from the VanBenschoten family, and antique cameos from the Lawrence family as she was given in marriage by her parents.


Couple celebrates 49th anniversary

Halcottsville residents Francis and Loretta Daniels celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They were married on June 28, 1959 in the Calvary Baptist Church in Norwich. They are the parents of two sons, Kip, 42, and Mark, 44, both of Halcottsville.

Francis and Loretta DanielsFrancis and Loretta Daniels


Arena natives celebrate 60th

Jean and Frederick Ketchum were married in Pittsfield, Mass., on June 26, 1948.
Fred is the son of Roland and Gertrude Ketchum of Arena and Margaretville.
After their honeymoon, Jean and Fred returned to the Arena home. Their first night back they were treated to an old country custom — a Skimmelton!


Finkel earns law degree from Tulane

Sayde Finkel, daughter of Cheryl Stelter and Steve Finkel of New Kingston, graduated from Tulane University School of Law in New Orleans in May.
An honors graduate from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., in 2005, Sayde originally attended Tulane for just one week during August of 2005, but was forced to evacuate just prior to Hurricane Katrina and spent that fall interning at a law firm in Chicago.


Randazzo named CEO, president of The Sulfur Institute

Catherine Randazzo, daughter of Ted Randazzo of Halcott Center, recently began work as president and CEO of The Sulphur Institute (TSI) in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining The Sulphur Institute, Randazzo was chief operating officer and executive vice president of The Society of the Plastics Industry, also located in Washington.


Cobleskill couple welcomes baby boy

Paul and Erin France of Cobleskill have announced the birth of their son, Tyler Holden France, born April 2, 2008 at 3:32 p.m. at Bellevue Hospital. He weighed six pounds, seven ounces and was 19 inches long at birth.


Local student earns Dean's List honors at Adirondack CC

Adam Barrett, the son of Thomas and Anne Barrett of Andes, has been placed on the Dean’s List for the Spring Semester at Adirondack Community College in Queensbury.


Local students earn honors from BOCES for third quarter

The ONC BOCES, Northern Catskill Occupational Center has released a list of local students who earned Principal’s List and Honor Roll spots for the third quarter of the 2007-2008 school year.


Eun Lee named to Merit honors

Eun Lee of Margaretville, daughter of Joon Lee and Sunny Lee, was named to the Merit List of Oxford College, the two-year liberal arts division of Emory University located in Oxford, Ga., for the spring 2007 semester.


Winfield Hinkley earns promotion

Technical Sgt. Winfield Hinkley, son of Wink and Karen Hinkley of Grand Gorge and an instructor at the Elmendorf Professional Military Education Center in Alaska, recently became a master sergeant through a ‚"Stripes for Exceptional Performers‚" promotion, an unexpected, on-the-spot promotion awarded on the merits of hard work and ‚"superior dedication to the mission."


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