MR. AND MRS. GREGG DAVID SCHMALZ
(She is the former Miss Magda Leah Kornitzer)
Miss Magda L. Kornitzer Weds Gregg D. Schmalz
Miss Magda Leah Kornitzer, the daughter of Dr. George D. Kornitzer and Ms. Betty Kornitzer of Newton, Massachusetts, was married on Sunday, May 24, to Gregg David Schmalz. He is the son of Lois and Leigh Schmalz of Mountainside.
Judge John Acres officiated at the late afternoon ceremony, which took place in the Wharf Room of the Boston Harbor Hotel. The bride was given in marriage by her father. A reception was also held at the hotel, with cocktails served on Rowes Wharf there.
Miss Miriam Rose Kornitzer of Newton, the sister of the bride, served as the maid of honor. The bridesmaids included Miss Lauren Queler, Miss Ellen Sullivan and Miss Joanna Colton, all of Boston; Miss Louisa Liss of New York City and Miss Jennifer Fox of Atlanta, Georgia.
Robert Glenn Schmalz of Westfield, the brother of the bridegroom, was the best man. The ushers were Kenneth Schmalz of Millington and Jeffrey Schmalz of Marshfield, Massachusetts, the brothers of the bridegroom; Benjamin Kornitzer of Newton, the brother of the bride; M. Colin McLane of White Plains, New York, and L. Adam Sherman of Boston.
The bride earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina in 1992. She received her Master of Education Degree in School Psychology from the University of Massachusetts in 1996, and was awarded a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology the following year. She is employed as a school psychologist for Rockport public schools.
The bridegroom, a 1988 graduate of Westfield High School, received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Duke University in 1992.
He was awarded his Master of Business Administration Degree this year from the Boston University School of Management, and is employed by the Coca-Cola company as an account executive.
A couples shower and dinner was hosted in the bride and bridegroom’s honor by Mr. and Mrs. Robert McTamaney of Scotch Plains. A bridal shower was given by Lauren Queler. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the bridegroom at The Bay Tower in Boston.
Following a wedding trip to Bermuda, the couple reside in Boston.
MRS. MARLAN KENNARD SCHWARTZ
(She is the former Miss Shelly Maria Engelke)
Miss Shelly Engelke Weds Dr. Marlan Schwartz
Miss Shelly Maria Engelke, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Carmen Grausso of Scotch Plains, was married on Sunday, May 17, to Dr. Marlan Kennard Schwartz of Green Brook. He is the son of Mrs. Estelle Schwartz, formerly of Wayne, and the late Dr. Mendon Schwartz.
Judge Herbert Susser officiated at the garden wedding at the Forsgate Country Club in Jamesburg, where the reception also took place. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Gilbert Engelke.
Miss Sandra Grausso of Scotch Plains, the sister of the bride, was the maid of honor. She wore light pink colors and carried a bouquet of roses. Jeff Skolnick of Rahway served as the best man.
The bride graduated from Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington and currently attends Rutgers University in New Brunswick. She is employed by Wakefern Food Corporation.
The bridegroom, an alumnus of Wayne Valley High School in Wayne, graduated from Wake Forest Univer
sity in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He earned his medical degree at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine, also in North Carolina, and maintains a private practice in Piscataway.
Following a wedding trip to Bora Bora in the South Pacific, the couple reside in Green Brook.
Miss Nanci M. Micione and Michael W. March
Miss Nanci M. Micione To Wed Michael W. March
Leon and Marie Micione of Toms River, formerly of Westfield, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Nanci M. Micione of
Tampa, Florida, to Michael W. March, also of Tampa. He is the son of Richard and Dianne March of Stratford, Connecticut.
A 1983 graduate of Westfield High School, the bride-elect earned her degree in business management from Trenton State College.
She is currently pursuing her master’s degree at Florida Institute of Technology and is employed as Regional Human Resources Manager for Shands Health Care, which is affiliated with the University of Florida in Gainesville.
The future bridegroom, who graduated from Bunnell High School in Stratford in 1988, received his degree in marketing and management from the University of South Florida. He is employed as manager of Jabil Circuit in St. Petersburg, Florida.
A wedding is planned for February of 1999.
Schmalzes Welcome Tyler Kenneth
Kenneth and Debra Schmalz of Millington, formerly of Mountainside, have announced the birth of their son, Tyler Kenneth Schmalz, on Monday, July 13.
Tyler weighed 7 pounds and 6 ounces and measured 20 inches in length at birth.
He joins his sisters, Madison, 3, and Kayla, 2.
Tyler’s maternal grandparents are Connie and Eugene Quarrie of Armonk, New York.
His paternal grandparents are Lois and Leigh Schmalz of Mountainside.
Kathryn Taylor Welcomed By Musso Family
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey S. Musso of Fanwood have announced the birth of their daughter, Kathryn Taylor, known as Kate, on Wednesday, July 8, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.
Kate weighed 7 pounds and 14 ounces and measured 20½ inches in length at birth.
She joins her brother, Jack, 1. Kate’s maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Deegan of Fanwood.
Her paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Frank Musso of Mountainside.
Broadway Performer Plans Workshop Based on Cats
Broadway performer Susan Santoro will teach a workshop for aspiring actors, actresses and dancers on Wednesday, August 12, focusing on Cats, the longest-running show in Broadway history.
Ms. Santoro, who began her career as a dancer, has performed on Broadway in Cats, A Chorus Line (playing Maggie in the final company), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (as the Narrator) and Late Night Comic.
The three-hour workshop will cover acting the part and cat movement; choreography from the show, and a look at how to apply the cat makeup. Participants are encouraged to wear knee pads.
The workshop will be held at the Broadway Dance Theatre, 791 Route No. 22, West, in North Plainfield. The theater is owned and operated by Lorinda Haver, the award-winning choreographer of Westfield High School’s spring musicals for the past five years.
A Broadway veteran herself, Ms. Haver recently received the Papermill Playhouse’s Rising Star Award for Best Choreographer of a high school show in New Jersey for her work on Westfield’s Two Gentlemen of Verona.
There are two sessions scheduled, including one from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for those ages 6 to 11, and another from 2 to 5 p.m. for ages 12 and up. The cost for the three-hour session is $25.
A Stage Combat Workshop will also be offered by the theater on Friday, August 14, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will learn how actors execute fight scenes without getting hurt. It will be taught by Kevin Gallagher, who was educated in London and is certified by the British Board of Fight Directors.
The $25 workshop will cover slaps, punches, kicks, head slams, hair pulls and taking a fall. The focus is how to perform these stunts safely while making them seem real. To register, please call (908) 791-9494.