Guy - Berutti
Erin Leigh Guy and Aaron Johns Berutti were married by The Reverend Doctor Douglas Todd DeCelle, March 29, 2008. The ceremony was performed at First Presbyterian Church, LaGrange, Georgia. The reception followed at the Highland Country Club.
The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Daniel Kreffes Guy of LaGrange, Georgia and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard George Berutti, Dayton, Ohio.
The bride is a graduate of LaGrange High School, Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, the University of Georgia, where she received a Master’s Degree, and the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, where she received her law degree.
She is an associate attorney at Stites & Harbison in Louisville, Kentucky.
The groom is a graduate of Oakwood High School and Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee and is Corporate Sales Manager with Wright Medical Technology, Louisville, Kentucky.
Following a wedding trip to St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Louisville.
San Roman - Finke
Rafael San Roman and Mercedes Ruiz Gomez of Madrid, Spain announce the marriage of their daughter, Mercedes San Roman to Richard P. Finke.
The couple were married on June 20, 2008 in Madrid, Spain with Rev. Juanjo Aguado, SJ, presiding. A reception was held following the ceremony.
The bride graduated from Universidad Autonomade in Madrid, Spain with BA degree followed up with a MA from Cooperacion Internacional Para DeSarollo. She currently works for the United Nations, in the Development Programs section.
The groom is a graduate of Oakwood High School, graduated from Marquette University with a BA and then graduated from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University with an MA. He currently works at the firm Simon – Kucher & Partners LLC. He is the son of R. Peter and Judith Finke of Oakwood, Ohio.
Ellen Weprin and Bart and Linda Weprin announce the engagement of their son, Andrew Jay Weprin of Manhattan, N.Y. to Meredith Pamela Hochman of Manhattan, N.Y.
The bride-elect graduated from the Hebrew Academy of Albany, and graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst with a Bachelor of Science degree and earned a Master of Arts degree from New York University. She is currently working as a speech language pathologist. Meredith is the daughter of Dr. Sydney and Lorri Hochman of Queensbury, N.Y.
The groom-to-be graduated from Oakwood High School and graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and earned a Juris Doctorate from New York Law School. Andrew is currently working as an attorney for the firm Dechert LLP in Manhattan, N.Y.
A wedding is planned for February 15, 2009 in Long Island, N.Y.
August Beautification Awards announced
Congratulations to the owners of the following residential and business properties:
Mr. Richard Lipowicz 259 Spirea Drive
If you know of someone who has enhanced the beauty of our community by either planting shrubs, flowers, trees or with other landscaping improvements, or by making architectural or building improvements (including painting) to existing structures, and is deserving of recognition, we encourage you to take a minute and complete a nomination form (forms are available at the O.C.C. and city building) or simply call the city offices at 298-0411.
Little Exchange wins 2nd place in nat’l competition
Nancy Kussman gets kudos for design idea
Nancy Kussman designed the winning display of the Beatriz Ball collection of hammered-look metal alloy pieces
The Little Exchange, 45 Park Ave., a fine gift shop in Oakwood that donates its proceeds to The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton, has won second prize in a national merchandising competition sponsored by Beatriz Ball.
Volunteer designer Nancy Kussman is responsible for the winning display of the Beatriz Ball collection of hammered-look metal alloy pieces. According to the Beatriz Ball announcement, this display “demonstrates that more contemporary and whimsical pieces are at home in more traditional and elegant surroundings.” Beatriz Ball also noted that the eye-catching vignettes of displayed merchandise inspire the imaginative customer to adapt the look for her own home, which is a signature of the merchandising approach at The Little Exchange.
Kussman has lived in Oakwood with her husband Bill for 36 years. She coached the Oakwood High School girls tennis team for four years, has served with the Women’s Guild at St. Albert’s and was a member of the Junior League of Dayton and Four Seasons Garden Club. She enjoys golf, gardening and being with her granddaughter.
“We are so fortunate to have Dayton Children’s to serve the youngsters of our community and I am proud to volunteer at The Little Exchange so that we can offer continued financial support to the hospital,” said Kussman. To date, The Little Exchange has donated nearly $1.4 million to Dayton Children’s and in recent years, has supported The Family Resource Center at the hospital.
The Little Exchange is located at 45 Park Avenue in Oakwood and is open for summer hours in August on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. The Little Exchange is closed on Sunday. For information on volunteering at The Little Exchange, contact store manager Judy Washburn at 299-1561.
Heavy lifting at annual Lange Work Day
Junior Rotarians Bryan Stewart and Phil Wille lend a hand to annual Lange cleanup day.
Sunny, pleasant weather graced Lange School’s annual Work Day, held this year on Saturday, Aug. 9. Sixteen Rotarians as well as five OHS students from the newly formed Interact (a junior Rotarian organization) donated three hours of intense sweat equity to Lange. The group dismantled and removed the old Lange sandbox and shoveled out about five tons of sand in the process! One Rotarian jokingly commented that he didn’t realize that they would be moving the Gobi Desert. The group also spread three cubic yards of playground mulch and about six cubic yards of landscaping mulch. There was also a good deal of trimming and painting. The grounds of Lange School are now pristine and ready to embrace our new cohort of Kindergarteners and Pre-K students. Oakwood’s commitment to volunteerism in its schools is unparalleled, and Lange’s Work Day embodies this commitment. Thank you, Rotarians and Interact students, for your dedication!
Cottage industries in Oakwood’s past
The store at the street car loop at Monteray and Far Hills Avenues is remembered in two accounts. In interviews, folks remember Marge’s, which sold candy and snacks. Bill Biddle remembered it as Kellys’ fruit stand which burned down July 4, 1926, when the fire works it sold caught fire. It was operated by Mrs. Herbert Kelly, a widow who lived at 301 Triangle Ave., and who also had children in the Oakwood schools.
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