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Posted January 13, 2013
Engagement: Beals and Lehr

Michael and Ellen Beals of Scotia announce
the engagement of their daughter Lindsey Ellen
Beals, to Jason Alexander Lehr, son of Russell
and Annelora Lehr of Saratoga Springs.
The future bride is a 2003 graduate of Hunter
College. She is manager of Swedish Hill Winery.
Her fiance is a 1995 graduate of Syracuse University.
He is director of infrastructure and technology
at Auto Task.
The couple met at the Schenectady Indoor
Farmer’s Market in Proctor’s in January 2011.
They were engaged in NYC’s Central Park in
March of 2012. They will be married January 19,
2013 at Key Hall in Proctors.

Engagement: Menendez and Sciocchetti

Peter & Marie Sciocchetti of Niskayuna are
pleased to announce the engagement of their
son, Christopher Peter to Kathryn Menendez,
daughter of William and Anne Marie Menendez
of Bayside, Queens.
The future groom is a graduate of Colonie
Central High School, he earned his bachelor’s
degree from SUNY Oswego and his MBA from
Touro College in Manhattan. He is a Property
Manager for Mall Properties Inc. in NYC.
Kathryn is a graduate of Benjamin Cardozo
High School in Queens, NY. She earned her
bachelor’s degree from SUNY Oswego and her
M.S. Ed from Lehman College in the Bronx. She
is a counselor at Hunter College in Manhattan.
A June 2013 wedding is planned.

Engagement: Moran and Dobies

Katie Moran and Ron Dobies have announced
their engagement. Katie is the daughter
of John and Linda Moran of Malta and granddaughter
of Jack and Mary Lou Moran and
Richard and Thelma Askew. Ron is the son of
Ron Dobies of Schenectady and the late Donna
Dobies and grandson of Filomena Frisone and
Ben and Jane Dobies.
The future bride is a graduate of SUNY
Fredonia, where she received her bachelor’s degree
in early childhood education. She earned
her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction
from the College of Saint Rose. She is assistant
director at Maple Leaf Childcare Center.
Her fiance is a graduate of Canisius College,
where he received his bachelor’s degree
in sports medicine. He is currently completing
his master’s degree in human resources from
Clemson University.
A July 2013 wedding is planned

Engagement: Brooks and Smitkin

Chuck and Becky Brooks of Guilderland, NY
are pleased to announce the engagement of
their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Brooks to Gregory
Scott Smitkin, son of Ed and Lynn Smitkin of
Ballston Lake, NY.
Jennifer attended Guilderland High School
and received her bachelor’s degree from Siena
College. She later received a Psy.D in school
psychology from the University at Albany, State
University of New York. Currently, Jennifer is a
school psychologist in the North Colonie Central
School District and has a private practice at
Capital Psychology in Guilderland, NY.
Gregory attended Shenendehowa High
School and received his bachelor’s degree from
Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston,
MA. Currently, Gregory is the owner of First
Chair Builders, LLC, in Ballston Spa, NY.
An April 5, 2013 wedding is planned.


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