Ripperger Family Welcomes Son, Owen Louis
Mr. and Mrs. John Ripperger of Westfield have announced the birth of their son, Owen Louis Ripperger, on Friday, August 14, at Overlook Hospital in Summit. Owen weighed 8 pounds and 13 ounces at birth. He joins his siblings, Kimberly, 8, Kyle, 6½, and Lindsay, 3½. The baby’s maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Bob Lavender of Scotch Plains and Sarasota, Florida. His paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Lou Ripperger of Springfield and Naples, Florida.
Miss Jennifer Hughes Horner and Daniel Fuchs
Miss Jennifer H. Horner To Marry Daniel Fuchs
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Horner of Westfield and Cape May have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Jennifer Hughes Horner, to Daniel Fuchs of Somerville, Massachusetts. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Fuchs of Burlington, Massachusetts. A graduate of Westfield High School, the bride-elect earned her
MR. AND MRS. ANDREW OLSON
(She is the former Miss Audra Senato)
Miss Audra Senato Weds Andrew Olson Miss Audra Senato, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Zych of Dobbs Ferry, New York and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Senato of Lindenhurst, New York, was married on Saturday, June 27, to Andrew Olson of Edison. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gary Olson of Mountainside, formerly of Westfield. The late afternoon ceremony took place at the Mountainside Chapel in Mountainside, with Dr. Gregory Hagg, Pastor, officiating. The reception took place at the Olson residence in Mountainside. The bride, who was given in marriage by her father and stepfather, wore a long, silk Shantung, creamcolored, off-the-shoulder gown with light bead work and a princess waistline, complemented by a fingertiplength veil with a beaded edge and beaded crown. She carried a cascading, gardenstyle bouquet of open roses, stephanotis, and orchids in shades of white and cream. Miss Colette Retif and Miss Amanda Zych, the sister of the bride, both of Dobbs Ferry, served as the maid of honor and the junior maid of honor, respectively. They wore long, light blue, silk Shantung gowns and carried gardenstyle bouquets in shades of dark blue, light blue, purple, violet and cream. Bridal attendants included Miss Heather Jayne of Mays Landing, the cousin of the bride; Miss Claudine Retif of Dobbs Ferry, Mrs. Malia Gordon of King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, and Miss Jennifer Jayne of Mays Landing, the cousin of the bride, who was the junior bridesmaid. They also wore long, light blue, silk Shantung gowns and carried garden-style bouquets in shades of light
blue, violet and cream. Michael Shultz of Waynesboro, Virginia, was the best man. Groomsmen included David Walton of Oley, Pennsylvania, Daniel Ravipinto of King of Prussia, and Patrick Sturmer of State College, Pennsylvania. Erick Olson of Lake Oswego, Oregon, the cousin of the bridegroom, was the junior groomsman. The bride is a 1994 graduate of Our Lady of Victory Academy in Dobbs Ferry, and was awarded her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology earlier this year from Rutgers College. She is currently pursuing her master’s degree in counseling psychology at the Rutgers University School of Education. A 1992 graduate of Westfield High School, the bridegroom earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, in 1996. He is a candidate for a Master of Science Degree in Computer Science at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. A shower for the bride was given by the bridal attendants at Rudy’s Beau Rivage in Hastings, New York, and a luncheon for the bridal attendants was given by the bride at the Brick Oven in Westfield. A luncheon for the groomsmen was given by the bridegroom at Paparazzi in Short Hills. The rehearsal dinner was hosted by the parents of the bridegroom at the Grand Summit Hotel in Summit, and a post-wedding brunch was given by the bride’s mother and stepfather at Joe’s American Bar & Grill in Short Hills. Following a wedding trip to Switzerland and France, the couple reside in Edison.
Emma Louise Born to Ticknors
Margie and Sam Ticknor of New York City have announced the birth of their daughter, Emma Louise Ticknor, on Sunday, August 16, at New York University Medical Center. Emma weighed 8 pounds and 12 ounces and measured 21 inches in length at birth. Her maternal grandparents are Dr. Gerald and Anne Glasser of West f i el d. The paternal grandparents are Mandy and Art Ticknor of Sewickley, Pennsylvania. Emma is named after her maternal great-grandmother, Esther Silverstone of Westfield, who just celebrated her 95th birthday.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware. She is employed as a Human Resources Supervisor with Origin Technology in Business in South Plainfield. Her fiancé, who graduated from Brookline High School in Massachusetts, received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering and Biology from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He is employed as a Senior Systems Analyst with Partners Healthcare System in Boston. A wedding is planned for May of next year.
Friends of WSO to Present ‘Overture Reception’ Saturday
WESTFIELD — Georgann Dowling and Andrea McDermott, the new Co-Presidents of the Friends of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra (WSO) have announced that the annual “Overture Reception” will be held this Saturday, September 19, to launch the orchestra’s 16th season. The Friends of the WSO is a volunteer organization which helps support the orchestra while offering members an opportunity to socialize and share their interest in music. Participation in the organization, which recently launched its fall membership drive, can be tailored to an individual’s lifestyle, according to the Co-Presidents. This year, the group’s officers include Emily Risko of Mountainside, Director of Fundraising; Jane Franz of
LEADING THE WAY…Andrea McDermott, left, and Georgann Dowling, the new Co-Presidents of the Friends of the Westfield Symphony Orchestra, look forward to starting the new season.
Westfield, Director of Membership; Debbie Walker of Westfield, who is in charge of special events; Diane Walsh and Pamela Cooper of Westfield, who will handle public relations; Gaile Boothe of Westfield, who will oversee the Junior Friends; Sharon Walker of Fanwood, Secretary; Bobby Grecco of Westfield, Treasurer, and Carmen Salgueiro of Cranford, who will be the Liaison to the symphony. A new member orientation is scheduled for Thursday, October 29. David Wroe, the conductor and Music Director of the symphony, will meet with the membership that evening and discuss the upcoming season, which is entitled “The Power of Music.” For more information about joining the Friends of the WSO and the upcoming season, please call (908) 232-9400.
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