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July 21, 2007

Weddings and Engagements for July 21, 2007

Jervis - Mattice

Melissa Lynn Mattice, daughter of Shane and Elaine Mattice of Oneonta, and Eric Vincent Jervis, son of Irene Jervis of Oneonta, were united in marriage at the First United Presbyterian Church in Oneonta on June 16.

The 3 p.m. ceremony was officiated by the Rev. Holly Ross Noble, the Rev. Robert A. Noble III and Father Joseph Benintende. Marjorie Lutner was organist.

The bride, escorted by her father, wore a strapless white chiffon gown. The dress featured sequins and beading along the bodice and peplum skirt, gently cascading down the chapel-length train. She wore a fingertip-length veil and carried a bouquet of white hydrangea, pink freesia and blue columbine.

Tamara Elwood was maid of honor. Bridesmaids were Nicole Miller, Lindsey Estock, Melissa Fleshman, Melissa Pidgeon, Elizabeth Brown and Tina Lossi. Jasmine Bonadies was flower girl.

William Elwood was the best man. David Bishop, Jeremy Enck, Jeffrey Baker, Mark Lossi, Scott Thomas and Solomon Stone served as ushers. Garrett Bonadies was the ring bearer.

The couple greeted 150 guests during a dinner reception at Agora Hall on the Hartwick College campus.

The bride is a 2002 graduate of Oneonta High School and a 2006 graduate of Western New England College. She is a part-time graduate student at Binghamton University and is employed as a quality engineer at Amphenol Aerospace in Sidney.

The groom is a 1998 graduate of Oneonta High School, a 2002 graduate of Canisius College and a 2005 graduate of Albany Law School. He is an attorney at Harlem Law Office in Oneonta.

The couple took a wedding trip to Florida. They live in Oneonta.

Greiner - Steenrod

Marilyn Steenrod of Oneonta and Harry Greiner of Sidney were wed Saturday, June 16, by Town Justice Donald Smith in Franklin.

They were attended by Barbara Parker and Gordon Hitchcock of Oneonta.

The bride is an Avon representative and the groom is employed at Amphenol.

Following the ceremony, they entertained a small gathering of family and friends for dinner at Jay’s Place in Oneonta.

The following day, the groom’s daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Eric Gilbertson, hosted a picnic reception at their home in Otego.

The couple spent a week in Las Vegas and Zion National Park in Utah, along with their attendants.

The couple live in Oneonta.

Curtis - Greene

Beth May Greene and Craig William Curtis were united in marriage at 2 p.m. May 12 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Cooperstown. The double-ring ceremony was officiated by Father John Rosson.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Greene of Delhi.

The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. William Curtis of Bedford, Va.

Jennifer McCartney, sister of the bride, of Greenville, N.C., was the matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Erin Crowe of Saratoga, Cheryl Garrant of Milton and Lisa Schilling of Utica. Emma Stephenson of Arlington, Va., was the flower girl.

Christopher Curtis, brother of the groom, of Orangeburg, S.C., was the best man. The groomsmen were Tiandre Sanders of Pearland, Texas, Richard Stephenson of Arlington, Va., Scott Snyder of Moorestown, N.J., and William McCartney of Greenville, N.C. Connor Loomis of St. Augustine, Fla., was the ring bearer.

A reception was held in the Louis C. Jones Center at The Farmers’ Museum.

The bride earned her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from Utica College of Syracuse University and her Master of Business Administration degree from East Carolina University. She is employed by Forrest General Hospital in Hattiesburg, Miss., as an occupational therapist.

The groom earned his bachelor’s degree in sports administration from the University of South Carolina. He is employed by ISP Sports as the general manager of the Southern Mississippi University’s ISP Sports Network in Hattiesburg, Miss.

The couple took a honeymoon to St. Lucia. They live in Petal, Miss.

Chase - VanSteenburg

Joanne L. VanSteenburg and Lester G. Chase were married June 2 at the Harpersfield United Methodist Church in Harpersfield.

The double-ring ceremony was performed by Pastor Elliott Oaks.

The bride was escorted down the aisle by her son, Daryl J. VanSteenburg.

Sabia Rigby performed "The Wedding Song," and Emily Gage performed "Wind Beneath My Wings." Gage also played piano for the ceremony. Guests from as far away as Pennsylvania and North Carolina were in attendance.

The bride wore a three-piece gown with a floor-length skirt, matching tank and a jacket with sequins and beads outlining the neck. She carried a bouquet of peach roses with yellow, pink and white accent flowers.

Matron of honor was Bonnie Chase. Best man was Edward Chase.

Bridesmaid was Sherry Chase. Groomsman was Daryl J. VanSteenburg. Junior bridesmaid was Lila Bhatti. Junior groomsman was Isam Bhatti. Flower girl was Haley Streicher. Ring bearer was James Streicher. All are cousins of the bride.

After the wedding, the couple spent their wedding night at Heartbreak Hotel’s honeymoon suite.

They live in Jefferson.

Lawrence -VanBenschoten

Kathryn E.G. Lawrence and John W. VanBenschoten of Margaretville are engaged to marry Oct. 4, 2008, in Roxbury.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joan Lawrence-Bauer of Oliverea and JR Lawrence of Margaretville. She is a 1995 graduate of Onteora High School in Boiceville and attended the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Conn. She is employed at Mang Insurance Agency in Fleischmanns.

The groom-to-be is the son of Sally and Eric VanBenschoten of New Hope, Pa. He is a 1995 graduate of High Point Regional High School in Sussex, N.J., a 1997 graduate of Paul Smith’s College in Paul Smiths and a 1999 graduate of Johnson State College in Johnson, Vt. He is employed at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation in New Paltz.