The Kenwood Press|
The Kenwood community gathering in Plaza Park on Nov. 12 was just what we needed – a chance to see friends and neighbors, share our experiences of the fire, and thank the Kenwood Fire Department! Our firefighters are so humble, “just doing my job” kind of people, but they are heroes to all of us, and we thank them from the bottom of our hearts. Thanks also to the people who, in a very short amount of time, organized the day – Nicki Artieres, Cynthia Coleman, Dave and Linda McCuan, Jo-Anna Partridge, Alec Peters, Abby Peterson, Regina Rolland, Linda and Bob Solomon, Andrea Staby, Jennifer and Rich Stark, and probably many others I’m missing. Great work, everyone!
Pris and Jack Abercrombie celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary, Aug. 15, with a Pearl Seas cruise on the Great Lakes. After the cruise, they visited their daughter, two granddaughters, two great grandsons and one great granddaughter in Omaha, and Pris said they thoroughly enjoyed both parts of their trip. Congratulations, Pris and Jack. Sixty years is impressive!
I’ve been waiting months to print this next item: Congratulations to Ross Peters and Pearl Berchenko, who were married in Kenwood on Aug. 12! Ross is Alec and my son, and we absolutely adore our new daughter-in-law. Since Pearl and Ross planned everything to a tee, it was a perfect, happy day, right down to the weather. Pearl’s bridesmaids included maid of honor Katherine Guiney, Pearl’s sister Marcia Lane, Ross’ sister Elizabeth Peters, and Chloe Molla. The groomsmen were the All-Kenwood team – best man Mike Atkin, Ross’ brother Gus Peters, Diego Moulton, Joseph Gruchawka and Max Kruzic. Ross’ cousin Juliet Charnas performed the marriage ceremony. The Peters live in Oakland where Ross is a cabinet and furniture maker, and Pearl is a sex ed teacher for middle schools.
Congratulations also to Connor Fagent and Janielle Parangao who were married on Sept. 16 at Connor’s childhood home in Kenwood. Connor is the youngest son of Carolee and Dennis Fagent, and they were delighted and honored to welcome family and friends from afar. After honeymooning in the far east, Janielle and Connor settled into their home in Los Angeles where they are both employed, but their goal is to move back to San Diego, as soon as their careers allow it.
That’s all for now. Thank you, everyone, for sending in your news and photos for Village Chat. It’s easy to do – just email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 833-5155 and chat me up! – AQP