Baine — Stem
Julia Elizabeth Baine and Theodore Joseph Stem were married September 29 at the Church of the Resurrection. The Reverend Daniel O’Reilly performed the ceremony. A reception followed at Westchester Country Club.
The maid of honor was Emily Baine, the bride’s sister. The bridesmaids were Allison Fast, Alexandra Koegel, Molly Peters Mahoney, and Catherine Stevenson, the bride’s friends from Rye, along with Alison Bloom-Feshbach and Chase Heitman Martinek.
The best men were Jonathan Stem and Christopher Stem, the groom’s brothers. The groomsmen were Kevin Baine and Michael Baine, the bride’s brothers, as well as Benjamin Breunig, Alexander Faherty, Ryan King, Jeffrey Mroz, and J. Robert Wills, the groom’s teammates from Yale.
The couple met as undergraduates at Yale.
The bride, 28, is a daughter of Elizabeth and Christopher Baine of Rye. She received a law degree from Columbia in May and will join the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton in November.
The groom, 29, is a son of Kathy and Theodore Stem of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. He works in high yield bond sales at Barclays Capital. He received an M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon.
The couple resides in New York City.
Olko — Thunell
Dr. Robert and Mary Joan Olko of Rye announce with pleasure the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Estelle Olko, to Hunter Andrew Thunell, son of David and Lisa Thunell of Walpole, Massachusetts.
After graduating from Rye High School, the future bride received her undergraduate degree from Brown University in 2010. She is currently a graduate student at Columbia University School of Nursing in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program.
After graduating from Phillips Academy Andover, the future groom received his undergraduate degree from Brown University in 2010. He is currently an Oil and Gas Analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Boston.
A Few Words From Rye’s
Douglas Brunt gave a delightful talk about his new novel, “Ghosts of Manhattan”, at the Rye Free Reading Room October 5. He spoke about all the research that went into his fast-paced tale of a Wall Street trader on the brink, and how happy he is to have been able to turn a hobby into a career. Brunt is already hard at work on his second novel.
The library’s Community Room was filled with boldface names that night, notably FOX News anchor Megyn Kelly, the author’s wife, pictured at right. Longtime resident Edith Halpern, left, was one of many in the audience who had an opportunity to chat with Brunt after his talk.
Another great “novel night” at the Rye library. (The library’s bi-annual Novel Night gala is November 3.)
Spreading Hope With Spare Change
Rye Middle School sixth graders dug deep to make a contribution last week. They brought their extra quarters and filled one whole side of the Leukemia and Lymphoma card at Upper Crust Bagels. The girls were excited to be able to help.
The staff at Upper Crust was also motivated to help a good cause and donated their tips to fill the card in just four days.