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Miss Stephenie Richardson Engaged to Sean Gilmore
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur C. Richardson of Westfield have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Stephenie
Richardson of Fanwood, to Sean Gilmore of Fanwood, formerly of New Castle, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Mrs. Kathy Mathews and Ronald Gilmore, both of New Castle.
The future bride graduated from Westfield High School and Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, where she received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature and Communications. She is employed as an assistant manager by Walden Books in Bridgewater.
Her fiancé graduated from New Castle High School and Slippery Rock University, where he earned his Bachelor of Science and Business Administration Degree, with a specialization in Management and Marketing. He is employed as a manager with Café Rock in Cranford.
A wedding is planned for September.
William Joseph Born to Harmers
Dr. and Mrs. Edward W. Harmer of Westfield have announced the birth of their son, William Joseph Harmer, on Tuesday, January 27, at Overlook Hospital in Summit.
William weighed 10 pounds and 11 ounces, and measured 22 inches in length at birth.
He joins his siblings, Lauren, 3, and Ryan, 18.
William's maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cardile of New York City.
The paternal grandparents are Mrs. Mary Harmer of Bayonne and the late William E. Harmer.
Miss Debra Ann Stern and Barry Utterbaugh
Miss Debra Ann Stern To Wed Barry Utterbaugh
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence J. Stern of Rockville, Maryland, formerly of Westfield, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Debra Ann Stern of Annapolis, Maryland, to Barry Utterbaugh of Bel Air, Maryland. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Roland B. Utterbaugh, Jr. of Bel Air.
The bride- to- be is a 1986 graduate of Westfield High School and a 1990 graduate of Syracuse University in New York. She is employed with Concentra Health Services as a consultant.
The future bridegroom is a 1987 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School and a 1991 graduate of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. He is employed with HCIA as an accounts representative.
The couple plan to be married in October of this year.
Ian Christopher Born to Henions
Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Henion of Boston have announced the birth of their son, Ian Christopher Henion, on Sunday, December 21, 1997, at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston.
Ian weighed 6 pounds and 10½ ounces, and measured 19¾ inches in length at birth.
The baby's maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hendrzak of Westfield.
Ian's paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Henion of Prospect Harbor, Maine.
Janet Lyman Named Orchestra Conductor
Janet Elaine Lyman of Rahway was recently named as conductor of the Region 1 Junior Orchestra for the New Jersey Music Educators Association, following tryouts which were held on February 28.
The orchestra will perform in concert on Sunday, April 5, at Tenafly Middle School on Sunset Avenue in Tenafly at 3 p. m. For further information, please call (201) 816- 7700 or (732) 381- 3021.
Mrs. Lyman is a member of the faculty of The New Jersey Workshop for the Arts in Westfield, where she teaches violin, clarinet, and trumpet.
The Rahway resident performs with the members of the Workshop's Jazz Band, Concert Band, and String Ensemble.
Robert Anderson to Perform During Tour With Ensemble
Robert Anderson of Westfield, a junior information science major at Hartwick College in Oneonta, New York, will perform with the Hartwick College Wind Ensemble during a tour of Massachusetts this spring.
The ensemble will make a special stop in Methuen, Massachusetts on Thursday, April 16, to perform with the Reverend David Gallagher, an organist, at 8 p. m. at the Methuen Memorial Organ Hall. A reception will follow the concert.
Robert, who plays trumpet in the ensemble, is the son of Nancy and Robert Anderson and is a graduate of
Hopatcong High School. The ensemble's itinerary begins with a 10 a. m. concert on Wednesday, April 15, in Pittsfield, Massachusetts and continues on to Haverhill, Massachusetts for a 7: 30 p. m. concert at Haverhill High School.
Ensemble Director Dr. Brian S. Wilson will conduct the combined Hartwick College Wind Ensemble and Haverhill High School Bands at this event. The tour continues through Friday, April 17, with stops in Rockland, Scituate, Mansfield and Sudbury, Massachusetts.
Pianist Shuang Guo Set To Perform at WSO Gala
A GALA PERFORMANCE... Concert pianist Shuang Guo, who will perform Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" at the Westfield Symphony Orchestra's 1998 Gala, is shown here with Warren C. Rorden of Rorden Realty in Westfield, who has underwritten Ms. Guo's Saturday, March 28 performance.
Long- time Westfield Symphony Orchestra (WSO) supporters Mr. and Mrs. Warren C. Rorden of Westfield's Rorden Realty, have underwritten concert pianist Shuang Guo's scheduled performance at this year's WSO Gala.
Ms. Guo, who has graced international stages in Europe, Asia and the Middle- East, in addition to many in North America, will perform Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" at the event entitled "'S Wonderful!" celebrating the centennial of George Gershwin's birth.
Rorden Realty is among a number of area businesses that have offered Gala underwriting and contributions of goods and services to support the 15- year- old orchestra's major fundraising event. Westfield's own Michael Kohn Jewelers, Burton Video Services, Mojave Grille, Trader Joe's, Falcon Printing, Romance, Talbots and Theresa's Restaurant, as well as Le Rendez- vous of Kenilworth, Martin Jewelers in Cranford, and The Stagehouse of Scotch Plains are some of the WSO's Gala supporters.
The 15th annual event will be held Saturday, March 28, at The Hilton at Short Hills. It will include a cocktail reception and auction preview, dinner and dancing to Gershwin tunes, and both live and silent auctions. Jon
Bramnick, a lawyer, stand- up comedian and auctioneer extraordinaire, will encourage guests in competitive bidding during the Gala's always lively live auction.
Germaine and Richard Trabert of Westfield have been named the event's honorary chairs. Germaine is a member of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and a member of The Friends of The Westfield Symphony Orchestra. Richard is Executive Director of Public Affairs for Merck & Co., Inc., which has been a major contributor to the orchestra for more than 10 years, having sponsored several opening- night concerts at the Union County Arts Center in Rahway.
PNC Private Bank returns this year to join Merck in support of the WSO as a Gala Sponsor, and the new Town Bank of Westfield (in organization) has made its sponsorship debut in the community as a Private Sponsor.
Further information about the Westfield Symphony Orchestra Gala, is available by calling (888) GALA WSO.
Co- Chairs for the event are Mercedes Saval Cooper and Georgann M. Dowling. The Core Committee includes Pamela Cooper, Emma DeGiralamo, Sally Kaine Hobbs, Russell J. Minion and Bernard V. Peterson.
Genealogical Society Plans Symposium for May 2 and 9
The Genealogical Society of the West Fields has planned a symposium entitled "New Routes to Old Roots," which will be offered on two successive Saturdays, May 2 and May 9, from 10 a. m. until 1: 30 p. m. in the Meeting Room of the Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad Street, in Westfield.
There will be two presentations each day, with a refreshment break in between those presentations.
On May 2, two aspects of "Genealogical Problem Solving" will be discussed: "Probing the Depths of Common Resources" and "An Overview of Uncommon Sources."
For May 9, "Computers and Genealogy" will feature "Computers and Data Management" and "The Internet — A New Genealogical Resource."
Pre- registration is required. Interested individuals are advised to register early because attendance may be limited by space considerations.
A donation of $7 per person per day will be charged to defray the cost of materials provided. The registration deadline is Saturday, April 25.
To register, a check made payable to the Genealogical Society of the West Fields should include the name, address and telephone number of those attending each day.
Please indicate "Symposium" on the lower left of the check, and mail to GSWF, care of Westfield Memorial Library, 550 East Broad Street, Westfield, 07090- 2116.
For further information, please call Nancy Fratt at (908) 233- 7236.