Westbrooks wed in Westbrook

Westbrook City Clerk Barbara Hawkes officiated Friday at a unique wedding ceremony on the City Hall lawn.

Jonathan E. Westbrook, 42, married Jeannine Marie Griffin, 33. They live in South Windsor, Conn.

He has collected city memorabilia over the years and, coincidently, his father’s middle name is Warren, a name long associated with the city and the paper mill.

The bride enjoys Maine, too. So, they chose Westbrook for the ceremony. “Jeannine’s favorite place to stay is Oqunquit,” Westbrook said.

As do most tourists, they planned to hang out and go to the beach. “Eat lots of lobster,” Jeannine added.

The ceremony drew attention as a passing motorist honked and the couple even met Westbrook Mayor Bruce Chuluda. While they completed paperwork in Hawkes’ office, Chuluda met the couple.

“I’m glad to have you tying the knot here,” Chuluda said.

Berniers’ 50th

J. Paul and Angela (Rondeau) Bernier celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on July 14th in their home with a barbecue and pool party given by their family.

The couple married on July 13, 1957, at St. Hyacinth’s Church. They have lived in Westbrook since returning from their honeymoon at Niagara Falls. “They have had 50 wonderful years together while raising three children, spending time with family, traveling extensively and living life to the fullest and they continue to do so,” their family said.

Guests attending included their daughter, Theresa Stuart; sisters Claudette and husband “”Skip” Young, Charlotte Pinard, Joan and Walter Jordan; granddaughter Lyndsay Stuart and boyfriend Mark Smith Jr.; nephews Scott and wife Cheryl Fournier and family, Michael and wife Sherrie Pinard and family; nieces Michelle and husband George Dow, and Chrissy Jordan Woodward. The couple’s faithful companion, Max, also attended.

Those unable to attend included Kenneth Pinard, Mark Fournier and Bryan Jordan. Two sons, Raymond Bernier and Robert Bernier, died previously.

Carmichael, King engaged

Heidi and John Stalling of Westbrook and David Carmichael of Garland are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Christy Carmichael, to Christopher King.

Carmichael is the son of Charles and Jane (Kelly) King of Cape Cod, Mass.

Carmichael is a 2001 magna cum laude graduate of Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., with an architecture degree. King is a 1999 graduate of Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., with a degree in civil engineering.

The couple resides and works in Massachusetts.

Wavelength in concert

In a summer concert series, Wavelength will be at Riverbank Park from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday.

The free concerts are sponsored by Westbrook Recreation Department. The series concludes on Wednesday, Aug. 29, with Tony Boffa.

Post 197 to host children ID program

Westbrook Memorial Post 197 of the American Legion is teaming with the Maine Masons to offer the children identification program to local residents on Saturday.

This program is a comprehensive child identification and protection tool designed to give families a measure of protection against the ever-increasing problem of missing children. The program, provided free to every Maine family who wishes to participate, will be held at the Legion post home, 300 Conant St. (Route 25), Westbrook, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

All identifying items generated by this program are placed in a pack and given to the parent or guardian to take home for safekeeping.

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