By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | January 7, 2013
Imagine marrying the love of your life and winning the lottery a few weeks later. This is exactly what happened to Debby Opper, 51, of Owings Mills, last month. On Dec. 1, Opper married Hassan Manafikhalesi, 58, at a ceremony and reception at Martin's West in Baltimore. And on Dec. 28, she won $250,000 in the Mega Millions prize drawing. "It's been quite a month for us," says Opper. The two met at a singles dance about six years ago. When Manafikhalesi popped the question in October 2012, the couple quickly went to work planning a wedding but hadn't scheduled a lengthy honeymoon because Opper was taking care of her mother, who lived in a nursing home.
By Art Buchwald | September 24, 1992
JUST when you think that you've heard everything there is t hear about lawyers, you pick up the newspaper and realize that there is still more.A corporate lawyer named Frank D. Zaffere III has sued his fiancee, Maria Dillon, for breaking off their engagement.Mr. Zaffere is asking Ms. Dillon, a 21-year-old restaurant hostess, to pay him $40,310, which is the amount he spent while pursuing her.This includes the cost of a fur coat, a ring, a car, a typewriter and even the champagne consumed in Chicago's Pump Room.
By Sheila Young and Sheila Young,Sun Staff | October 6, 2002
Margaret Williams' children had it made when they decided to get married. Williams is a Columbia event planner whose business consists mostly of weddings. She had the local contacts, knew the caterers, the great spots for a ceremony. But both her children opted instead for destination weddings. Her son got married at a resort in Florida. Her daughter chose Charlottesville, Va., home of the University of Virginia, where she and her fiance went to school. "For the family, personally, it was much more fun," Williams said.
January 9, 2005
Kathleen Avery Stalter and Dale Edward Bittinger were married on November 6, 2004 at St. Mary's Star of the Sea. A reception followed at Flag House Star-Spangled Banner Museum. The bride is the daughter of Renee Stalter and the late F. Lyle Stalter, of Timonium, MD. She graduated from University of Baltimore and is Assistantto the president of Chef's Expressions Catering. The groom is the son of Don Bittinger and Esther Trawtwein, of Oakland, MD. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Public Policy and is Associate Director of Admissions at UMBC.
October 31, 2004
The parents of Lindsay Diane Chiodi and David Alonzo Rohrer announce the marriage of their children. The wedding took place October 2, 2004 at Piney Branch Golf Club. Matron of Honor was Liz Evans and Best Man was Jim Burk. Bridesmaids were Courtney Johnson, Sara Sears, and Linda Thompson. Groomsmen were Brian Mc Farland, Dave De Lauro, and Sonny Ziegler. The Flower Girl was Selena Chiodi and the Ring Bearer was Bennett Ellrich. After a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple will reside in Hampstead.
April 17, 2005
The Bellagio, Las Vegas, NV, was the setting for the April 3, 2005 wedding of Serena Tafoya and Brent Weidner. The bride is the daughter of Genevieve Tafoya, of Fallston, MD, and William Tafoya, of Baltimore, MD. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Weidner, of Wesminster, MD. Attending the bride as Maid of Honor was Leah Tafoya, sister of the bride. Lori Voorhees served as the bridesmaid. Serving the groom as Best Man was Ryan Weidner, brother of the groom. After a honeymoon in St. Lucia, the couple now resides in Laurel, MD.
August 7, 2005
Robert and Linda Dusel, of Towson, MD, are pleased to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn, to Christopher Sam Eig, son of Keith Eig and Mary Hayden, of Potomac, MD. The couple was wed on Saturday, June 4, 2005 at the Cloisters in Brooklandville, MD. Sunny Schnitzer, of Bethesda Jewish Congregation, officiated. Honor attendants were Katie Horn, Christianne White, Rebecca Eig, Brian Eig, Jeremy Feinberg and Brendon Dusel. After a honeymoon in Florida, the couple resides in Hoboken, NJ with their son, Ethan.
April 1, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J Norton of Towson, MD are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Julie Anne Norton to Blair Robert Stewart, son of Fabian Stewart and the late Beverly Stewart of Wellington, New Zealand. The couple was married on November 4, 2006 at Immaculate Conception Church in Towson, MD. Reverend Glen Byrne officiated. The Reception followed at The Mount Vernon Club, Baltimore, MD. Heather Jeff, sister of the Bride was the Best Woman and Andrew Broe, lifetime friend of the Groom was the Best Man. Julie and Blair are practicing Architects in London, UK, and returned there after a honeymoon trip to Argentina.
July 29, 2011
Arthur and Megan Greitzer, of Audubon, Pa., announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Greitzer, to Cody Boswell, son of James Boswell, of Elkridge, and Carol Boswell, of Laurel. The bride is a graduate of Methacton High School in Norristown, Pa. The groom is a 2001 graduate of Howard High School. An August wedding is planned in Hershey, Pa., with a honeymoon in the Bahamas. The couple currently reside in Hummelstown, Pa.
October 16, 2005
On July 23, 2005, Tracey H. Levitt, daughter of Joseph and Carol Levitt, and Michael J. Grela, son of Janusz and Barbra Grela were united in marriage. The couple was united in The Little Historic Wedding Chapel in Elkton, MDin an intimate afternoon ceremony. In addition to the couple and their parents, the groom's grandmother, Halina Gorski, was in attendance as well as Jeffrey and Kim Levitt, Keith and Dana Levitt, and Kathy Grela. The couple had an extended honeymoon in Bermuda, Ocean City, MD, and Bald Head Island, NC. Both bride and groom are Registered Nurses and willcontinue to travel the country withtheir job assignments.
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