Tag: Valentines

Commonalities and a devious blind date lead to marriage

Commonalities and a devious blind date lead to marriage

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Kathi and Mike Genewick grew up two blocks apart in Lockport, New York, a town of 25,000 in the snow belt near Buffalo. There, as Kathi states, “Everybody knows everybody.” They attended the same schools, shared friends, and he, three years her senior, dated one of her older sisters before turning his attention to Kathi. […]

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Love bloomed in the Catskills and at Village Pizzeria

Love bloomed in the Catskills and at Village Pizzeria

| January 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Steve and Nancy Cohen, owners of Village Pizzeria on Larchmont Boulevard, met at Queens College in New York. They had mutual interests and friends, and one weekend Nancy asked Steve for a ride upstate to her friend’s bungalow. During the summer and on weekends, Steve worked in hotels in the Catskills. Top stars and comedians […]

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Noodles, boxed wine led to love

Noodles, boxed wine led to love

| January 29, 2020 | 1 Comment

Dr. David Skaggs and Dr. Valerie Ulene met during their medical school years at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in the late 1980s. The first encounter was unremarkable save for the memory of Val’s voice, which resonated with David, and the image of David eating ramen noodles in his apartment with his mother, […]

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Crossed wires spell love for couple celebrating 47 years together

Crossed wires spell love for couple celebrating 47 years together

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Mike and Anne Fraser met by chance 47 years ago. “I met my husband at my mom’s house,” Anne tells us. She was at her mom’s S. Orange Grove Ave. home, as she was every Friday after work for dinner, when at about 7 p.m. the doorbell rang. “I went to answer the bell, and […]

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Seven-Year Itch? Hardly… it’s more like 40 years of bliss

Seven-Year Itch? Hardly… it’s more like 40 years of bliss

| January 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

We first featured Luis and Carol Fondevila in our 2013 Valentines issue and are happy to inform readers that the past seven years have not resulted in the titular phenomenon. In fact, the couple is celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary this year. Still residing in Windsor Square, Carol reports that life and marriage have only […]

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A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

A fateful trip to the airport and ‘goodbye’ waves resulted in 66 (and counting) years of marriage

| January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

It was post-World War II Los Angeles. Two recent college graduates, one returned from war service in the Navy, had known each other slightly growing up. One had grown up in Windsor Square, the other in Hancock Park. But they had been three years apart in age, and they really didn’t socialize. Both families — […]

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