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10E Sunday, January 24, HELEN SPIRO Out About 'shops and home-buying seminars. Among the guests attending were Valerie Swan of Croton, a director of the Youth Bureau in Peekskill; Samuel McCorveyof Peekskill, executive director of Peekskill's Family Resource Center; and Greenburgh residents Donnella Hines, owner of Donnella's Hair Sculpturing; Mary Jackson, a social worker with the Westchester County Department of Social Services; and Patricia Davenport, a sales representative with Swiss Air. AAMW marks King's birth with 3 events "Leadership for the Future," the theme of the 11th annual African-American Men of Westchester's observance of the birth of the Rev. Martin Luther King, opened with a dinner dance on Jan. 16 at Rudy's Beau Rivage in Dobbs Ferry.

The three-day observance also included a Gospelfest, featuring a performance by the Union Baptist Church Inspirational Choir at Mount Hope AME Zion Church in White Plains and a family day of activities, exhibits, seminars and entertainment at, Westchester County Center in White Plains. AAMW is headed by David Cheek of Greenburgh and counts among its membership men in business, finance, politics, government and education. Members work together on social issues affecting minorities in Westchester as well as fostering alliances with nonminority people and organizations. Funds raised at the dinner dance will be used for the group's work, including health clinics, youth forums, educational work- MENTAL HEALTH GROUPS CELEBRATE RECENT MERGER To celebrate the recently completed merger of two Westchester County mental health agencies Futura House of White Plains and Human Development Services of Port Chester a dinner was held Jan. 20 at the Davenport Club in New Rochelle.

Administrative offices for the combined agencies Human Development Services of Westchester -will be housed in Port Chester. Honored at the event were founder and former director of HDS of Port Chester, Henry Hobbs of Port Chester, a retired Methodist minister, and Helen Vogel of Scarsdale, a Futura House founding board member. The new agency offers housing and rehabilitative services to Westchester residents recovering from serious mental illnesses and sponsors a clubhouse program that assists recovering persons in obtaining employment and education. Working with the staff of 60 is director Andrea Kocsis of New Rochelle and deputy director Kathy Pandekakes of Stony Point. Among those attending the dinner were David Rasmussen of Port Chester, board president and a lawyer with Schiavetti, Geisler, Corgan, Soscia, DeVito, Gabriele and Nicholson; Thaddeus Kuczinski of White Plains, a school administrator and immediate past board president of HDSW; and Letty Zander of Edgemont, event chairman and former director of the White Plains Hospital Continuing Day Treatment Program.

Helen Ganz Spiro is social editor of The Journal News. 1999 The Journal News Hogg Clare Herbert and Michelle Clare of Patterson have announced the marriage of their daughter, Debra, to Mark Hogg, son of Stanislaus and Barbara Hogg of Yonkers. Monsignor A. Francis Burns officiated at the ceremony, which was held at Christ the King Church in Yonkers, where a reception followed at the Polish Community Center. Amy Greve was maid of honor, and Chris Balem was best man.

The bride, a cashier and office assistant at Torre Lumber in Yonkers, graduated from Sacred Heart High School. Edward W. Macri and Dana M. Waldron Macri Waldron Mr. and Mrs.

William Waldron of Peekskill have announced the marriage of their daughter, Dana to Edward W. Macri, son of Sandi Macri of Peekskill. The Rev. Steven Clark officiated at the Oct. 24 ceremony, which was held at the Church of the Assumption in Peekskill.

A reception followed at the Reef in Peekskill. Liz Sarita was the honor attendant. Sean McCollum, a nephew of the bridegroom, was the best man. The bride is employed at NDL Organization, and her husband is employed by D. Bertolini Sons, both in Peekskill.

Frantzen Margulis Dr. Melvin and Martha Margulis of Harrison have announced the marriage of their daughter, Beth Lauren of Amsterdam, Netherlands, to Steven Frantzen of Amsterdam. Cantor Raymond Smolover performed the Jan. 3 ceremony at the United Nations Chapel in New York City. A reception followed at the Masterview Studios in New York City.

Honor attendants were Caryn Coran and Shari Lifson. The bride is an architect at Metropolitan Architecture in Rotterdam, Netherlands. After graduating from Harrison High School, she earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University, attended Yale University and earned a master's degree from the Columbia University School of Architecture. Her husband, son of Maria Caspera SchildmeijerFrantzen of Nieuwegein, Netherlands, and the late Joseph Maria Frantzen, is the owner and director of AFF Materials. He attended Wageningn University in Wageningn, Netherlands, and the Technical University in Delft.

Winnay Miernik Marlene Miernik of Tarrytown and Marcel Miernik of Irvington have announced the marriage of their daughter, Hayley Judith, to Christopher Joseph Winnay of Burlington, son of Lynne and Joseph Winnay of Burlington. The Jan. 9 ceremony was held at the home of the bridegroom's parents, where a reception followed. The bride, who holds a bachelor's degree from Champlain College in Burlington, is an administrative assistant with IDX Systems Corp. there.

Her husband attended the University of West Virginia and is a quality control inspector for Barton Snowboards Laboratory in Burlington. WEDDINGS Blanc Schneider Beth A. Schneider and Pierre A. Blanc of New Rochelle were married Nov. 14.

The Rev. Gary Meade officiated at the ceremony held at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. A reception followed at The Davenport Club. Holly A. Kearns, a sister of the bride, was matron of honor.

Christopher S. Brace was best man. The bride, daughter of Arthur G. Schneider of Nashua, N.H., is attending Marymount College. Her husband is the son of Catalina M.

Teitelbaum of New Rochelle and a gradu- LOVE Story Still very MYRA DEMBROW The Journal News Bob and Toni Henry of Valhalla are in love. His affection is obvious, even when he's teasing. "Fifty years it's unbelievable, and it doesn't get any easier!" he says with a laugh. "No, really, we've had a good marriage." For her part, says Toni, "Bob has satisfied my every wish all these years." One of those wishes was to celebrate their golden anniversary at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan, where they spent their wedding night. The hotel got into the spirit by offering them a deluxe room at the same rate they paid on Sept.

5, 1948: $17.65. Robert Bruce Henry and the former Antoinette Frango of White Plains met through a mutual friend less than a year before they were married at Mount Car- Bob and Toni Henry are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary. "We've had a good marriage," said Bob. much in love mel Church in White Plains. The couple were guests of honor at; a recent surprise party at the Pleasantville Country Club, given by their daughter, Joanne Henry of Valhalla.

The couple's son, Robert Nelson Henry, died in 1974. Bob is retired from the now defunct R.B. Henry Milk Co. in Valhalla, which was founded by his father; Toni held several jobs before retiring from the Westchester County Airport, where she was a secretary. The secret of their success? "She plays bridge and mah-jongg a couple of times a week," Bob says.

"Right now, she's out bowling. "I've gotten started with Meals on Wheels. I drive three, four or five times a week, whenever they need me. "And that's how we do it: We have our own time, and we still go out a lot (together) and have a good time." Anniversaries The Todaros Frank and Lorraine Todaro of Harrison were honored at a 50th wedding anniversary celebration at Sam's of Gedney Way in White Plains. The party was given by the couple's daughter, Francine, and her husband, Steven Forrest.

The Todaros were married Nov. 20, 1948, at Holy Family Church in New Rochelle. They have five grandchildren. Mr. Todaro is retired from the New Rochelle Board of Education.Mrs.

To- The Ralph and Eleanor Langham of Putnam Lake, former residents of Mamaroneck, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on January 21st. Mr. Langham who is know. as "Chubby" and his wife, were married in Mamaroneck, and after moving to Putnam Lake have owned Debra Clare and Mark Hogg The bridegroom is an assistant manager at Speedway in Pleasantville and a graduate of Charles E. Gorton High School.

Mae and Isaac J. Crute The Crutes Isaac J. and Mae Crute of Ossining were married there on Jan. 11, 1934, and recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary. Mrs.

Crute is a retired beautician, and her husband was a head custodian at the Winfield Morris School. They have two grandchildren and one greatgranddaughter. Pierre A. Blanc and Beth A. Schneider ate of Fordham University.

Owner and chief executive officer of Sunshield Energy Control Systems in New Rochelle, he is also: a stock analyst and trader. Frank and Lorraine Todaro daro is retired from Chase Manhattan Bank. Langhams and operated the Putnam Lake Bargain Store for 35 years. The couple graduated from Rye Neck High School, and have two children, Ralph C. Langham and Joan Sudol.

They have six grandchildren and seven greatgrandchildren. WEDDING Banks Outhier Carrie Outhier and Jona- Mason University in Fairfax, Nan and Allen Banks of than Banks were married she graduated from the Ossining, is an attorney in Dec. 31 at the Willard Hotel University of Tennessee in the Washington law firm of in Washington, D.C. Knoxville and earned a mas- Williams and Connolly. The bride is the daughter ter's degree from the Uni- He graduated from Yale of Barbara and Frank Out- versity of Arkansas in University and earned his hier of Nashville, Tenn.

A Fayetteville. law degree at Vanderbilt doctoral student at George Her husband, the son of University in Nashville. Getting married? For a wedding or engagement form or for more information, call 696-8400, or write to Living, The Journal News, 1 Gannett Drive, White Plains, NY 10604. www.nyjournalnews.com Rubino Strang Mr. and Mrs.

Robert Strang of Shrub Oak have announced the marriage of their daughter, Cynthia, to Thomas Rubino, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Rubino of Shrub Oak. The Rev. Thomas Mercer officiated at the Oct.

24 ceremony, which was held at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Granite Springs. A reception followed aboard the Amberjack V. Donna Nygard, a sister of the bride, was matron of honor, and Peter Rubino, a brother of the bridegroom, was best man. The bride graduated from Lakeland High School and earned a bachelor's degree from Hofstra University. She is employed by Ziff Brothers Carozza Paglia Mr.

and Mrs. Michael Paglia of Yonkers have announced the marriage of their daughter, Cristina, to Ralph Carozza, son of Mr. and Mrs. Matteo Carozza of Yonkers. The Rev.

Anthony Sorgie officiated at the Oct. 24 ceremony, which was held at the Monastery Church of the Sacred Heart in Yonkers. A reception followed at Villa Barone Manor in the Bronx. Maria Carozza was maid of honor, and Lorenzo Carozza was best man. The bride, a graduate Our Lady of Victory Academy and Westchester Community College, is a radiologic technologist at DOCS Physicians.

Mafaraci Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Mafaraci of Yonkers have announced the engagement their daughter, Dawn Marie, to Rodney J. Watson, son Mr. and Mrs.

Cyril Watson New Rochelle. Miss Mafaraci graduated from Saunders Trades Technical High School and Liscio Vincent T. Liscio and Susan M. Liscio, both of Somers, have announced the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Elizabeth of Somers, to Dr. Christopher Bernard Nicora of Paterson, N.J.

The future bride, speech therapist with the Croton-Harmon School District, earned a bachelor's degree from Ithaca College and is pursuing a master's Miazga Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Miazga of Mahopac have announced the engagement of their daughter, Allison, Michael Bedrick, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Bedrick Malverne, N.Y.

Miss Miazga graduated from Duke University and earned a master's degree O'Neill Mr. and Mrs. Roy O'Neill of Worcester, N.Y., formerly of Mamaroneck, have nounced the engagement their daughter, Maureen Anne of Bedford Hills, Paul A. Noonan, son of Mr. and Mrs.

John D. Noonan Ridgefield, Conn. Miss O'Neill, who graduated from the State University of New York College Nolan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas NoIan of Mahopac have nounced the engagement their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth, to Michael Maguire, son of Mary Maguire Somers and the late Thomas Maguire.

Miss Nolan graduated from Mahopac High School. She is attending Marymount Nolan Mr. and Mrs. Thomas lan of Mahopac have nounced the engagement their daughter, Kristen Stacey, to Bryan Winsko Royersford, son of and Mrs. Robert Winsko Medway, Mass.

Miss Nolan graduated Thomas Rubino and Cynthia Strang Investments in New York City. The bridegroom, a graduate of John F. Kennedy High School, is a technician with Awning Systems Plus. Ralph Carozza and Cristina Paglia The bridegroom is a police officer with the City of New York. He graduated from Sacred Heart High School and Manhattan College.

Watson Berkeley College. She is employed by Pino Associates. Her fiance graduated from New Utrecht High School in Brooklyn and is employed by Louis Dreyfus Corp. A May 2000 wedding is planned. Nicora degree at the College of New Rochelle.

Her fiance, son of Dr. and Mrs. Bernard J. Nicora of Colonia, N.J., is a resident in internal medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital in Paterson.

He is a graduate of Seton Hall University and St. George's University School of Medicine. A July 2000 wedding is planned. Bedrick from Vanderbilt University. She is employed by Mars.

Her fiance graduated from Emerson College a and is employed by the Globix Corp. A July wedding is planned. Noonan Cortland, is a second-grade teacher at the RippowamCisqua School in Bedford. Her fiance graduated from Fairfield University and Widener University School of Law in Chester, Pa. He is employed by G.E.

Capital in Stamford, Conn. An August wedding is planned. Maguire College and is employed by Resource Mortgage Banking. The future bridegroom graduated from Somers High School and attended Westchester Community College. He is employed by the New York City Police Department.

A June 2000 wedding is planned. Winsko from Mahopac High School; her fiance graduated from Medway High School. Both graduates of Villanova University, they are employed by S.E.I. investments and plan to marry in October..

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