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.

Karen Elizabeth Hogan and Andrew Thomas Ketchum were married October 29, 2016 at Fordham University Church. A reception followed at the Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan.

Both the bride and groom are 2009 Fordham University graduates. The bride is a senior editor at Sports Video Group in New York City. She is the daughter of Thomas and Susan Hogan of Hamilton, New Jersey.

The groom is a teacher at Cristo Rey Brooklyn High School. He is the son of Rick and Mary Beth Ketchum of Rye.

The couple lives in Brooklyn and will be honeymooning this summer in Barcelona and Nice.

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

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



Bryan and Joanna Sullivan of Glenview, Illinois, and Beth and David Conley of Rye, are excited to announce the engagement of their children, Rebecca Sullivan and Brendan Conley.

The future bride graduated from Williams College with a Bachelor of Physics in 2008. She teaches high school science in Brooklyn.

The future groom also graduated from Williams, from which he received a Bachelor of Economics and History in 2008. He currently works for a financial services firm in Manhattan.

The two currently reside in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn. A July wedding is planned in Skaneateles, New York.

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