Charlotte Rodes Gerrish and Simon Emlyn Koster were married on June 24, 2017 at The University Club in New York City. The Rev. Daniel Love performed the ceremony.

The bride, 31, is a second grade teacher at St. Bernard’s School in New York City. She graduated from Bates College and received a Master’s degree in Education from Manhattanville College. She is the daughter of Jannie and Campbell Gerrish of Rye. The bride’s father is a principal and founder of the Winged Keel Group. Her mother is an art consultant.

The groom, 36, is a partner at JDS Development Group. He graduated from Rutgers and received a Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Michigan. He is the son of Maryse and Emlyn Koster of Raleigh, North Carolina. The groom’s father is Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.

The bride and groom were both leaders for Overland, an outdoor adventure company based in Williamstown, Mass. They never led a trip together, but were introduced by mutual friends.

The bride and groom honeymooned in Canada, doing things they love to do together, mountain biking, hiking, and surfing. They reside in New York City.

Van Wagenen — Mudano

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Van Wagenen of Rye, New York, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisbeth Miller Van Wagenen to Robert Louis Mudano, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Mark Mudano of Milledgeville, Georgia.

The future bride is a graduate of Rye High School and Davidson College where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a minor in Philosophy. She received her Master of Accounting from Wake Forest in 2011, graduating at the top of her class. She is a manager at KPMG in their Deal Advisory practice in Atlanta.

The future groom is a graduate of Hilton Head Preparatory School and Davidson College, from which he received a ROTC scholarship and a Bachelor of Arts in History with a minor in Chinese. Upon graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army and served a tour of duty in Afghanistan in 2012. He resigned his commission as a Captain and received a Master of International Policy from the University of Georgia. He is now a Post-Masters fellow at Savannah River National Lab, working in their Global Security division.

Libby and Robert met in 2009 during their junior year at Davidson and are planning a late summer wedding.

Goodenough — Schumacher

Kyle Idel Goodenough and Austin James Schumacher were married June 17, 2017 at the Shenorock Shore Club in Rye. Rev. Daniel H. Love officiated.

The bride is the daughter of Andrew and Susan Goodenough of Rye. She works at Google’s headquarters office in Mountain View, California, where she is product marketing manager for the Pixel phone. She graduated from Middlebury College.

The groom is the son of Joan Andrews of Bethel, Connecticut, and Mel Schumacher of Tequesta, Florida. He is head of entertainment marketing at Lyft, a ride-sharing company based in San Francisco. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis.

The bride grew up in Rye and the groom in Greenwich, but it took a trans-continental move for the couple to meet.

Following a honeymoon in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, the couple returned to their home in San Francisco.

In a two-week stretch, rain or shine, members of the Ceres Garden Club of Rye assembled the hanging baskets that now grace the light poles downtown, and planted annuals around the sundial next to City Hall and at the nearby Blue Star Memorial marker.

Liz Northshield spoke on behalf of the entire club in thanking the DPW crew for setting up work stations in their dry garage on a wet and wild day, and lending a hand whenever needed, to ensure the baskets were up in time for the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony.

Ceres Garden Club members with their hanging baskets one day and at the sundial by the Village Green another

Flynn — Palaigos

Brittany Ann Flynn and Jason Peter Palaigos were married on May 6, 2017 at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye. The Rev. Thomas Collins performed the wedding ceremony. A reception followed at Mamaroneck Beach and Yacht Club.

The bride is a 2008 graduate of Rye High School. She graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2012, and earned a Master of Science in Speech Language Pathology from Northeastern University in Boston. She is a speech pathologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She is the daughter of Kevin and Jacki Flynn of Rye, New York.

The groom is a 2007 graduate of Gilman School in Maryland. He graduated from Loyola University Maryland in 2011, and received a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a medical director at Berks Animal Emergency and Referral Center in Pennsylvania. He is the son of Anthony and Linda Palaigos of Catonsville, Maryland.

The couple lives in Pennsylvania and will honeymoon in Switzerland in the fall.

Silver Lining History

The Jay Heritage Center chose a gorgeous night for its 25th Anniversary Soiree kickoff. Co-chairs Kingsley Rooney, Angie Nadler, Kathryn Schnaars, and Kelly Bakshi welcomed Committee members to the Jay Mansion for a tour and cocktails. Funds raised from the Soiree, to be held on October 21, will help continue work on the meadow and gardens at the historic Jay Estate.

Photos by Cutty McGill and Suzanne Clary

Jay Soiree co-chairs Kingsley Rooney, Angie Nadler, Kathryn Schnaars, and Kelly Bakshi

#3985 Suzanne and Rich Clary, Danielle Tagger-Epstein, and Christy and George Schultze



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