The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, November 28, 2008


Graeme Saphier weds Kelly Henzl

Jon Saphier and Margie King Saphier of Bellows Hill Road are happy to announce the marriage of their son, Graeme O’Connor Saphier to Kelly Henzl, daughter of Linda Myers of Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania, on June 14, 2008 in Hyde Park, Vermont.

Graeme graduated from CCHS in 1996, and from University of Delaware in 2001 with a bachelor of arts degree in History. After living and working in Chile, South America, Graeme attended the School of International Training (SIT) in Brattleboro, Vermont where he met Kelly. Both graduated in 2005, with master’s degrees in teaching English as a Second Language. Graeme presently teaches Spanish in the Stowe Elementary School while he attends Middlebury College in the summer, working toward his master’s degree in Spanish.

Kelly graduated from North Pocono Regional High School and attended Stroudsburg State University receiving her bachelor of arts degree in teaching Health and Physical Education. She taught in Newark, New Jersey, as well as Anchorage, Alaska, before attending SIT. Kelly presently teaches English as a Second Language in the Lamoille Supervisory Union in Vermont. Kelly also teaches yoga at the Stowflake Resort.

Greg Saphier, Graeme’s twin brother, was best man. The groomsmen were Andrew Saphier, Graeme’s youngest brother, Brian Saphier Belfer, Graeme’s brother-in-law, and Monir Bruckner, Kelly’s cousin.

Patricia Henzl, Kelly’s sister, was maid of honor. Genevieve Saphier Belfer, Graeme’s sister, and Lauren Bereska Saphier, Greg’s wife, were bridesmaids. Emma Saphier Belfer, Graeme’s niece, was flower girl along with Isa Echarte, Madeline Moser and Alyssa Valenza, all who are children of friends. Zoey Jopling was junior bridesmaid.

Graeme and Kelly live in Stowe.

Gordon Hardy (Photo by Dave Ives)

Gordon Hardy of Pine Brook Road was honored at the annual COA Thanksgiving Dinner, held on Thursday, November 20, in Union Hall. Hardy, who recently retired, had been a COA van driver since 1999.

Adam Johnson of South Street, a first year student of St. Olaf College, will participate in the 2008 St. Olaf Christmas Festival, one of America’s longest-running celebrations of Christmas. Johnson, a member of the Viking Chorus, will appear in four performances December 4 through December 7. The performance will be broadcast on public television during the holiday season. St. Olaf College is a liberal arts college south of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tyler W. Smith of Hartwell Road was named to the Honor Roll at St. Sebastian’s School in Needham.

Stephanie Upton of Baldwin Road has assembled a group of volunteers to decorate a tree based on the classic children’s book, Goodnight Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown, illustrated by Clement Hurd. The tree will be part of the annual Family Trees exhibit at the Concord Museum, running from December 5 to January 4, 2009.

Kate Erickson and her horse Dually are on winning equestrian team

Kate Erickson and Dually (Courtesy photo)

Kate Erickson of Lowell Street was a member of the three-person team who won the 2008 United States Equestrian Federation National Junior/Young Rider CCI* Team Eventing Championship-West. The three-day-long event was held at Galway Downs in Temecula, California on October 31 to November 2.

The competition included a dressage test on the first day, a four-part cross country competition on the second day, including steeplechase and cross-country jumping phases, and a stadium jumping round on day three. Kate and her horse, Dually, jumped clean, with no jumping penalties in all phases.

Kate, who was representing Area I (New England) in the competition, was teamed with two riders from Area VI (California).

Erickson is a graduate of Middlesex School and currently attends college at Stanford University. Her horse Dually is a 13-year-old thoroughbred-Percheron cross.

Her parents, Tom and Tammy Erickson, and her brother, David, were all members of Kate’s ground crew for the event.

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