Blair Gravem Goldman and William Bennett Kopelcheck were married on August 12, 2017 at Old St. Hilary’s Chapel in Tiberon, California. The Reverend Br. Richard William Helmer, BSG, Rector of The Episcopal Church of Our Savior in Mill Valley, California, officiated. A reception followed at the Corinthian Yacht Club.

The bride, 29, is the daughter of Lawrence and Jennifer Goldman of Rye. She is a graduate of Rye High School, class of 2006 and of St. Lawrence University, where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 2010. She works as a product stylist at Stitch Fix in San Francisco.  

The groom, 28, is the son of William and Margaret Kopelcheck of Jamestown, Rhode Island. He is a graduate of Prout School in Wakefield, Rhode Island, and St. Lawrence University, from which he received a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in Economics. He is currently an operations specialist at Glencore, Ltd. in San Francisco. 

The couple, who were college classmates, reconnected in 2014 when they were both living in San Francisco.

After a honeymoon in Italy and London, the couple returned to their home in Sausalito, California.


Julian — Duffy

Sarah Josephine Julian and Keith Michael Duffy were married on September 2, 2017 at Church of the Resurrection in Rye. The Monsignor Donald Dwyer celebrated the nuptial mass, which was followed by a reception at Westchester Country Club.

The bride, 27, is the daughter of Thomas and Mary Julian of Rye. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in Public Policy and Economics, and received her JD from NYU School of Law in May. She is a law clerk at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

The groom, 27, is the son of Kevin and Lynn Duffy of Concord, Mass. He graduated summa cum laude in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University, and received his MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in May. He is a consultant at Bain and Company.

The couple met at Brown during their freshman year.

Tremendous fans of opera, they have been buying season tickets to the Met for the last five years, even though for the last three Keith has had to travel from Boston to enjoy the performance. During the dinner hour at their wedding, five “waiters” and a “chef” (professional opera singers) surprised them with a flash mob performance of an aria from “La Traviata”.

After a honeymoon in Hawaii, the couple moved into an apartment in New York City – an easier commute to both work and the Met.

Monin Photography


Kathryn and Robert Rafter announce the birth of a daughter, <<Alice Garland Rafter,>> on October 9, 2017 at Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, Pa. She weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces. Alice joins her two older sisters, Jane and Claire Rafter.

She is the third granddaughter of Patsy and Bob Rafter of Port Chester, N.Y., and Nancy and Skip Rogers of New Hartford, Conn.

Well Done!

At The Osborn Foundation’s annual “Women Who Make a Difference” luncheon last month, three women whose work exemplifies a commitment to wellness and nature conservation received the Miriam A. Foundress Award. 

Over 200 guests raised a glass to Angel Morris, past president of Rye Garden Cub, the Rye Nature Center, and The Osborn Board of Managers; Dr. Catherine Isaac, a member of the Mind-Body Medicine practice at Scarsdale Medical Group; and Hilary Forman, senior vice-president of Health-PRO Heritage.  

The guest speaker was Florence Williams, author of “The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.”

Proceeds will go to support the expansion of The Adams Library as well as The Charity Care Program, which provides residency and care for love who could not otherwise afford to live at The Osborn.

Photos courtesy of The Osborn

Spacavento — Kanos

Kristin E. Spacavento and Thomas J. Kanos were married August 26, 2017 at The Greek Orthodox Church of Our Saviour in Rye. A reception followed at Westchester Country Club.

The bride is the daughter of Charlene Walter and Larry Kaiser of White Plains and the stepdaughter of Patricia Spacavento of Rye. She graduated from The Catholic University of America. She is a vice president in Securities Lending at JPMorgan.

The groom is the son of Elaine and Christopher Kanos of Stamford, Conn. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a director in Rates Trading at Deutsche Bank.

The couple met two years ago, introduced by family friends, in New York City.

Following a honeymoon in Hawaii, Mr. and Mrs. Kanos returned to their home in White Plains.

Close to two-dozen Rye Garden Club members gathered downtown to do their civic best: sprucing up pots, clearing paths, and trimming beds. They left a swath of green in their wake and the pots on Purchase Street and at the Rye Free Reading Room and the Square House Garden are now ready for their fall close-up.

Photos courtesy of Sarah Barringer

Liz Kayle and Lucy Berkoff tending to the central Square House garden.

Master gardener Angel Morris weeding the Square House path. 

Lori Kost, Melissa Grieco, and Elizabeth Moyer after replanting the pots outside the Library.

It was full team ahead at the Square House.

Marcia Kimmel and Patti Connor at one of the Purchase Street pots- replanted with decorative cabbage and pansies for autumn splendor.


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