Weddings

 
Howie Kittelson, of Stockton Springs and Vera Jones, of London, Ontario, plan to wed on-air Saturday night on WERU-FM in East Orland.

WERU DJ to marry on-air Saturday night

By Abigail Curtis on Dec. 27, 2012, at 5:07 p.m.
EAST ORLAND | What the music of Frank Zappa has joined together, let no man put asunder. That could be the wedding motto of Howie Kittelson of Stockton Springs and his bride-to-be, Vera Jones of London, Ontario. The couple — both aficionados of the eclectic music of Zappa — …
Executive Director of the Christian Civic League of Maine, Carroll Conley, talks about how the new same-sex marriage law does not exempt notaries public, unlike clergy, from marrying same-sex couples.

Same-sex marriage law means notaries can’t discriminate in performing weddings

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 12, 2012, at 7:50 p.m.
AUGUSTA — Notaries public in Maine who officiate weddings of opposite-sex couples and refuse to marry same-sex couples could be subject to a claim of discrimination under the Maine Human Rights Act, according to the Maine secretary of state’s office. The notice sent to municipal clerks this week effectively means …

Same-sex marriage expected to bring economic windfall in Maine

By Whit Richardson on Dec. 07, 2012, at 8:12 p.m.
PORTLAND | When Maine voters chose to legalize same-sex marriage in early November, they gave several thousand gay couples in Maine the right to legally marry. They also, in the few hours it took to count and tally the votes, set in motion what is widely expected to be …

Municipalities to open offices Dec. 29 to issue same-sex marriage licences

By Judy Harrison on Dec. 06, 2012, at 7:01 p.m.
PORTLAND | The city clerk’s office in Maine’s largest municipality will be open from 12:01 to 3:01 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, the first day same-sex couples can obtain marriage license under a law passed by voters Nov. 6. A press release issued by the city late Thursday afternoon said …

5 myths about marriage

By Stephanie Coontz, Special to The Washington Post on May 27, 2012, at 6:04 a.m.
Economically as well as emotionally, modern marriage has become like an affluent gated community.

Claire Winchester – Lonnie El-Hajj

on Dec. 16, 2011, at 2:26 p.m.
BREWER — Lonnie and Claire El-Hajj are blessed to announce that they married on Sept. 23, 2011, in Winterport. The groom previously owned El-Hajj Construction. The bride, the former Claire P. Winchester, was the assistant business manager of Local 2327 International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and also worked for various …

Nicole Conway – Shawn Rosebush

on Dec. 09, 2011, at 2:09 p.m.
NORTH BERWICK — Dorothy and Robert Rosebush of East Millinocket are pleased to announce the marriage of their son Shawn Rosebush to Nicole Conway, daughter of Dolores and Joseph Conway of Barrington, R.I. The wedding was held overlooking a lake in Poland, Maine, on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011. The reception …

Judi Brown – Matthew Cyr

on Nov. 25, 2011, at 2:53 p.m.
LEVANT — Judi Brown and Matthew Cyr exchanged wedding vows on July 10, 2011, at the bride’s parents’ home in Levant with Shirlene Lindsay officiating. Judi is the daughter of Claude and LuAnn Brown of Levant. Matthew is the son of Jean and Della Cyr of Bangor.

Nicole Day – Gregory Johnston

on Nov. 25, 2011, at 2:43 p.m.
PORTLAND — Nicole Day and Gregory Johnston exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Peaks Island in Portland with Max Greeley officiating. Nicole is the daughter of Layton and Lorri Day of Corinth and Jeanine and G. Kent Tableman of Veazie. She is the granddaughter of James and …

Kristina M. Kee – Alex M. Rand

on Nov. 18, 2011, at 2:30 p.m.
WINDHAM — Kristina Marie Kee and Alex Michael Rand were married Aug. 20, 2011, at Fort Williams Park in Cape Elizabeth. John Rand, uncle of the groom, performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jeffrey and Terrie Kee of Rockland and Augusta. The groom is the son of …

Tracy B. Collins – Adam W. Lacher

on Nov. 11, 2011, at 12:50 p.m.
ORLAND — Tracy Blisse Collins and Adam Wyatt Lacher exchanged wedding vows on Oct. 1, 2011, at the Belfast Boathouse, Belfast. Collins is the daughter of Kathryn Collins of Brewer and Thomas Collins of Bangor, while Lacher is the son of Tammy Lacher Scully and Jack Scully of Belfast, and …

Kathleen Gerrish – Robert Childers

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 2:15 p.m.
GOULDSBORO — Kathleen Gerrish and Robert Childers exchanged wedding vows on Aug. 20, 2011, at Lamoine Beach in Lamoine. A reception was held at the Elks Lodge in Ellsworth. Kathleen is the daughter of the late Allen Gerrish and Cindy and Lester Vandergrift of Winter Harbor, and granddaughter of Hiram …

Alayna White – James Hebert

on Nov. 04, 2011, at 1:41 p.m.
PORTLAND — Alayna White and James Hebert exchanged wedding vows on Sept. 17, 2011, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Bangor with Father Seamus Griesbach officiating. The wedding reception was held at the Lucerne Inn in Dedham. Alayna is the daughter of William and Rinda White of Hermon, and James …

Samantha J. Taber – Christopher O. Leonards

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 1:43 p.m.
BANGOR — Samantha Jeanne Stearns Taber and Christopher Olaf Leonards were honored with a wedding reception Saturday, Oct 8, 2011, at the Bangor home of Linda Stearns and Thomas Bartlett. The couple were wed May 31 in Berlin, Germany, where they reside and study medicine at the Charite Hospital. Ms. …

Lauren Nichols – Matthew Haag

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 1:41 p.m.
BROOKLINE, Mass. — Lauren Nichols and Matthew Haag exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2011, in Corea, Maine, with Margaret Beckman officiating. A reception was held at Hammond Hall in Winter Harbor, Maine. Lauren is the daughter of Susan Wishkoski and Jim Nichols of Bangor, Maine, and Matthew is …

Sara Bond – Douglas Emerson

on Oct. 28, 2011, at 1:40 p.m.
MILTON SPRINGS, Fla. — Sara Bond and Douglas Emerson of Milton Springs, Fla., were married on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in a ceremony held at the bride’s parents’ home in Milton, Fla., with the Hon. Stephan Duffy officiating. The bride is the daughter of Jay and Pam Bond of Milton, …

Sheila Carideo – Christopher Cabell

on Oct. 21, 2011, at 6:28 p.m.
BOCA RATON, Fla. — Sheila Carideo and Christopher Cabell exchanged wedding vows on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at the Bayside Inn in Key West with the bride’s maternal aunt Maura Sweeney Doyle, clerk of Supreme Court of Massachusetts, officiating the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Thomas S. Carideo …

Danfeng Li – David Kircheis

on Oct. 21, 2011, at 6:20 p.m.
QUINCY, Mass. — Danfeng Li and David Kircheis exchanged wedding vows on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011, at the Ocean Edge Resort in Brewster, Mass., with Marie Sherman, justice of the peace, officiating. A small family reception was held in Blue Hill. The bride is the daughter of DongXiang Zhao and …

Shannon A. Grund – Kurt G. Bishop

on Oct. 14, 2011, at 12:23 p.m.
VEAZIE — Mr. and Mrs. Stephen and Paula Bishop have the honor of announcing the marriage of their son Kurt Grayson Bishop to Shannon Allene Grund, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Skip Grund of Reno, Nev., on Friday, Sept. 9, 2011, at Villa de Amore in Temecula, Calif. After a …

Brita Coleman – William Hallett Jr.

on Oct. 14, 2011, at 12:15 p.m.
HERMON — William Hallett Jr. of Hermon and Brita Coleman of Tuam, Ireland, were married Sept. 3, 2011, on a bright, sunny day in the gazebo at the Lucerne Inn with many friends and family in attendance. The best man was Travis Bogan, friend of the groom; maid of honor …
 
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