Weddings

Rachel and Seth Hidde

Rachel Ann Sammons, the daughter of Garritt and Ann Sammons of Sammonsville, was united in marriage to Seth Bryan Hidde, the son of Lawrence and Barbara Hidde of Fort Hunter, at 4:30 p.m. Aug. 16.The ceremony and reception took place at The Farmers' Museum, Cooperstown, Otsego County. The Rev. ...

Daniel and Rebecca Weissman

Rebecca Guernsey, the daughter of Donald and Gloria Guernsey of Broadalbin, was united in marriage to Daniel Weissman, the son of Steve and Carol Weissman of Fredricksburg, Va., on July 3.The double-ring ceremony took place on the lawn of the historic Braehead Manor, Fredricksburg. James ...

Hohenforst — Bryant

Rebecca Hohenforst, the daughter of Richard and Nancy Hohenforst of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Paul Bryant Jr., the son of Paul Bryant Sr. of Fort Johnson and Donna Bryant of Mayfield, on June 20.The ceremony took place at Oak Mountain in Speculator. Retired Fulton County Court ...

Winchell — Westerling

Lisa Marie Winchell, the daughter of Robin Winchell of Johnstown and Michael Winchell of Perth, was united in marriage to Stephen Michael Westerling, the son of Stephen and Margaret Westerling of Broadalbin, on Aug. 28.An intimate ceremony and reception for immediate family and closest friends ...

LaPort — Melucci

Allissa LaPort, the daughter of Pierre and Mary LaPort of Broadalbin, was united in marriage to Lucas Melucci, the son of Jeff and Mary Melucci of Perth, at 4 p.m. Aug. 1.The ceremony took place at the Presbyterian Church of Broadalbin. The Rev. Linda Martin officiated.The bride was escorted by ...

Damian and Maryam Garofalo

Maryam Barzegar, the daughter of Rahman and Mahin Barzegar of San Diego, Calif., was united in marriage to Damian Garofalo, the son of Thomas and Janet Garofalo of Johnstown, at 4 p.m. Aug. 16.The ceremony took place at the Blithewold Mansion in Bristol, R.I. Bristol Town Justice Frank Camera ...

Justin and Holli Auspelmyer

Holli Anne Hanson, the daughter of Gary and Diane Hanson of Tribes Hill, was united in marriage to Justin Frederick Auspelmyer, the son of Gary and Lillian Auspelmyer of Amsterdam, at 6 p.m. Aug. 14.The ceremony took place at The Garden Bug. Florida Town Justice Stephen Brown officiated.The ...

Joni and Brian Melville

Joni Swarts, the daughter of Stephen and Clara Swarts of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Brian Melville, the son of James and Patricia Melville of Manorville, Suffolk County, on April 18.The ceremony took place at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Gloversville. The Rev. Donald Czelusniak ...

Rachel and Todd Richard

Rachel Grangrade, daughter of John and Frances Grangrade of Nantucket, Mass., was united in marriage to Todd Richard, son of Kevin and Marcia Richard of Amsterdam, at 1 p.m. July 11, 2015.The ceremony and reception took place at their home in Amsterdam and was officiated by Judge Lisa LormanThe ...

Insognia — Mulligan

Mary Carolyn Insognia, the daughter of Carl and Linda Insognia of Gloversville, was united in marriage to Ryan Patrick Mulligan, the son of Martin and Mary Louise Mulligan of Gloversville, at 1 p.m. July 4.The ceremony took place at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Gloversville. The Rev. James ...

Sicilia — Marchev

April Sicilia, the daughter of Joe Sicilia and Kathy McClary of Glenville and Debbie Sicilia and Rick Steele of Oppenheim, was united in marriage to Cassidy Marchev, the son of John and Terry Marchev and Robin Mott and Bub Crist, all of Springfield Center, Otsego County, at 3 p.m. July 25.The ...

Williams — Rose

Lisa Williams, the daughter of Douglas and Hope Williams of Fultonville, was united in marriage to Matthew Rose, the son of James and Robin Rose of Johnstown, on June 6.The outdoor ceremony took place in Sammonsville. Harry Hayner officiated.The bride was escorted by her father and mother.The ...

Snyder — Reffue

Lori Snyder and David Reffue of Johnstown were united in marriage on July 4.The double-ring ceremony took place in their backyard. Mohawk Town Justice Curt Woodcock officiated.Edward and Mary Zayicek stood beside the couple as witnesses to the event.Family and friends joined the couple in ...

Beatty — Kitchen

Meagan Beatty, the daughter of Carol Beatty of Chandler, Ariz. and Dan and Deb Beatty of Apache Junction, Ariz., was united in marriage to Josh Kitchen, the son of Paul and Kim Kitchen of Mayfield, on Oct. 24, 2014.The ceremony and reception took place at the Westin Keirland Resort, ...

Reynolds — Snell

Melissa Reynolds, the daughter of the late Priscilla Smith-Sleezer and the late Thomas Reynolds, was united in marriage to Wayne Snell Sr., the son of the late Lewis C. Snell and the late Gwendolyn Davis-Snell, on July 11.The ceremony took place at the Wells campsite (Sacandaga campsite). The ...

Mormon church publishes images in push toward transparency

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - The Mormon church took another step toward transparency Tuesday with the first published pictures of a small sacred stone it believes founder Joseph Smith used to help translate a story that became the basis of the religion.The new photos peel back another layer of secrecy ...

Homemade Touch

LOS ANGELES (AP) -No matter his client's taste or budget, interior designer Brian Patrick Flynn follows this rule: For every large, manufactured item that he adds to a room, he also includes three handmade pieces.They might be anything from "patchwork pillows and hand-woven throw rugs to a ...

Over-the-counter drug literacy a must for teens

NEW YORK (AP) - There's so much for parents to talk about with teens heading off to college for the first time.There's the safe-sex talk, the nutrition talk, the get-enough-sleep talk, the partying talk and the study-hard talk. In between all the talking and the packing and the planning, ...

Pets can understand subtle cues and comfort the dying, grieving

LOS ANGELES (AP) - For those who are dying, it's clear why all dogs go to heaven.They provide comfort not just in death, but in other difficult times, whether it's depression, job loss or a move across country. Dogs know when people are dying or grieving through body language cues, smells only ...

Area has many musical choices

Hey you guys! Herman tells me growing up in Caroga Lake there used to be quite a choice of live music and entertainment on any given weekend and it seems this summer that is still true.This past week we saw a live performance of Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Friday at 120 London ...