McGuire – Farinella
Gina Francesca Farinella and Christopher Cottam McGuire were married August 13 at the Church of the Resurrection in Rye. A reception followed at American Yacht Club.
The bride is the daughter of Laura and Antonino Farinella of Pittston, Pennsylvania. The groom is the son of Pamela and Eugene McGuire of Rye.
Leanne Farinella, the bride’s sister, was the maid of honor. Colleen King was the matron of honor. Michael O’Connor was the best man. James Anderson and Edward Young were the groomsmen. The wedding was celebrated by Rev. Msgr. Edward O’Donnell and Rev. Thomas Pellaton, the groom’s godfather.
The bride and groom met while undergraduate students at Georgetown University. The groom also is a graduate of Rye Country Day School and NYU Law School. He currently is an Associate at the New York office of Latham & Watkins. The bride is a third-year student at NYU Law School.
The couple took a short honeymoon in Newport, R.I., where they stayed at New York Yacht Club’s Harbor Court. They are planning a longer honeymoon trip to France next year, after Gina takes the Bar Exam. They live in Manhattan.
Robert and Amy Phillips of Carlsbad, California, announce the birth of a son, Lleyton C. Phillips, February 2 at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. He weighed 9 pounds, 10 ounces. He joins sister Graye Elise, who is 2.
His paternal grandparents are Donald and Mary Ann Phillips of Rye. His maternal grandparents, David and Donna Holmander, live in Epsom, N.H.
Showing Their Sustainable Stripes
Young Preservationists filled the 1838 Jay Mansion October 15 for a “Zebra Soiree” to raise money for the sustainable restoration of John Jay’s boyhood home. The Jay Heritage Center’s group of 25- to 45-year-old members is filling the historic home with modern programs, not furniture.
Inspired by the zoological interests of one of the Jay Estate’s later Gilded Age residents, the Van Norden family, guests donned festive black and white attire and proudly displayed their preservation zeal.
Co-chaired by Rye residents Emma Hanratty and Caroline Wallach, the evening featured tapas and dancing along with tours of the Jay Center’s current exhibit on Abolition and the Civil War. The Jay’s green restoration practices have earned it local and national recognition through educational programs like “Our Footprints Matter”, funded through grants by Con Edison.