Mr. and Mrs. Kyle D. Hartman, River House, Rensselaer Falls, will observe their 40th Anniversary on June 24, 2012.
Mr. Hartman, son of the late Cornelius W. and Priscilla A. T. Hartman, and Sally W. Hartman, daughter of the late Earl F. and Helen D. White were married on June 24, 1972, at 4 p.m. in Baker Memorial Methodist Church, East Aurora, with Rev. French officiating.Attendants were Susan G. Allen, Fair Haven, sister of the bride, and William H. Hartman, Georgia, brother of the groom. Special music and vocals were performed by Mrs. Charles J. Stemples, sister of the groom. Karen flew up from Florida with her infant son Chip Stemples for the ceremony.
The Hartmans honeymooned in Niagara Falls, and during the summer traveled across country to California. They settled in Colorado for two years and returned to the North Country in 1974. Downtown Rensselaer Falls is the ‘Honeymoon Capital of the North Country’.
Kyle Hartman is a 1967 graduate of Orchard Park High School and SUNY Potsdam with a BA, 1971, and Masters in Media Management & Instructional Technology 1989. He is certified to teach 7-12 History and K-12 Art.
He has spent his life as a classic car enthusiast and photographer. He is the owner of River House Wares & Restoration and has an inventory of architectural salvage. He has been involved in restoration across the county and photographed many North Country locations during his This Place Matters photo project.
Mrs. Hartman is a 1967 graduate of West Irondequoit High School, Rochester, with a BA in Printmaking and Painting, 1971, and a Masters in Education (Media Management & Instructional Technology) from SUNY Potsdam 1989.
She started her teaching career at Knox Memorial Central School and taught at Heuvelton Central School from 1974 until her retirement in 2008. She began as an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Canton in 2005 and is currently listed on the faculty roster.
Sally conducts a pottery workshop every Tuesday afternoon with eight students and owns Ladies First Galley in the 1846 Morrison’s Grist Mill on the Oswegatchie River.
Kyle and Sally have one son David, whose interests include music, technology and media communication.
The Hartmans have organized and are hosting an event in Russell called the “Russell Arsenal Heritage Weekend on September 21 to 23. Forsyth’s Rifles will be doing an encampment and an 1812 historical and musical program at the Russell Opera House.