Whitney Gambrill, Nicholas Krotec

Whitney Mayfield Gambrill and Nicholas Alexander Krotec were married Dec. 28 at the Rye Presbyterian Church in Rye, N.Y. The Rev. Dan Love, a Presbyterian minister, performed the ceremony. The bride, 32, is a fifth-grade teacher at California Elementary School in Costa Mesa, Calif. She graduated from Northeastern and received a master’s degree in education…

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Courtney Lenoir, CJ Stavrakos

Courtney Anne Lenoir and Christopher William Stavrakos Jr. were married Dec. 29 at St. John’s of Lattingtown Episcopal Church in Locust Valley, N.Y. The Rev. Stephen C. Tamke, an Episcopal priest, officiated. Until June, Mrs. Stavrakos, 26, was a fourth-grade teacher at the Green Vale School in Old Brookville, N.Y. She is on a yearlong…

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Molly Clements, Patrick Fisher

Molly Montgomery Clements and Patrick Christian Fisher were married Dec. 29 at All Souls Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City. The Rev. Patrick Edmund Bright, the parish rector, performed the ceremony, with the Rev. John Henry Marlin, who is also an Episcopal priest, taking part. Mrs. Fisher, 27, works as an account strategist at LGND Digital…

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Molly Cordell, James Wartski

Margaret Ann Cordell and Army First Lt. James Zygmunt Wartski Jr. were married Dec. 29 at the Knowles Memorial Chapel in Winter Park, Fla. The Very Rev. Richard M. Walsh, a Roman Catholic priest, performed the ceremony. Mrs. Wartski, who is 24 and known as Molly, is a speech-language pathologist for Kidz Therapeze in Killeen,…

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Katherine Duceman, Bryan Plummer

Katherine Indira Duceman and Bryan James Plummer were married Dec. 29 at the Arnold Arboretum in Boston. Rick Michalka, a friend of the couple, received temporary permission from the State of Massachusetts to officiate. The couple met at Columbia, where the bride received a master’s in public administration and the groom a master’s in international…

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Ann Mathews, James Pereira

Ann Liz Murugi Mathews and James Francis Pereira were married Dec. 29 at the Roundhouse, an events space in Beacon, N.Y. Matthew Pellegrini, a friend of the couple and a Universal Life minister, officiated. The bride, 30, is a managing director at Goldman Sachs in Manhattan. She graduated from Duke. She is a daughter of…

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The Treatment Gap: In Rehab, ‘Two Warring Factions’: Abstinence vs. Medication

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Just past a cemetery along a country road, an addiction treatment center called JourneyPure at the River draws hundreds of patients a month who are addicted to opioids and other drugs. They divide their days between therapy sessions, songwriting, communing with horses and climbing through a treetop ropes course. After dinner, they’re…

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Our Best Wedding Proposals in 2018

Image CreditFederica Del Proposto Marriage proposal stories submitted to The New York Times’s Society News Desk in 2018 ranged from spontaneous to well-scripted, though the jumbled manner in which a man from Illinois went about asking the love of his life to be his wife was truly puzzling. Proposal getaways were a popular theme this…

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noted: Where Have All the Vowels Gone?

The first step in the next stage of language’s inevitable evolution — or devolution — may have already hppnd. The year now ending has been one of catastrophes. To name just two: The planet is getting warmer and the alphabet is getting shorter. Where have all the vowels gone? It’s true that A, E, I,…

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Medical News Today: How coffee might protect against Parkinson’s

Coffee is thought to protect the brain against Parkinson’s disease. A recent study investigates which compounds might give coffee its neuroprotective powers. The findings may eventually lead to innovative new treatments. Understanding how coffee protects the brain could give Parkinson’s drug discovery a boost. More than 60,000 people are diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in the…

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