Engagement ER_Szafir and AlbersDaniel James Szafir and Danielle Nicole Albers

Sarah Szafir and husband Dennis Langdell of Essex, Vermont announce the engagement of her son, Daniel James Szafir, to Danielle Nicole Albers, daughter of Bud and Tiffany Albers of St. Louis, Mo. 

Daniel is a graduate of Boston College, received his Masters in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012, and is currently a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow in his fourth year towards completing a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  Danielle graduated from the University of Washington, received her Masters Degree in Computer Science from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2011, and is currently a full-time student in her fourth year for her PhD in Computer Graphics and Visualization at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The couple resides in Madison, Wisc. while finishing their studies.  A July 2014 wedding in Stowe, Vt. is planned.




Engagement ER_McNamara and DobosKatie McNamara and Scott Dobos

Frank and Valerie McNamara, of Essex Junction, announce the engagement of their daughter Kathryn “Katie” McNamara to Scott Dobos, son of George and Beverly Dobos, of Dedham, Mass.

The bride-to-be graduated Essex High School in 2001 and graduated the University of Vermont in 2005, where she majored in psychology and played basketball. She also went on to receive her MS in Nursing from Boston College in 2011. Katie is now employed as a nurse practitioner in the Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Plymouth, Mass.

The groom-to-be is a 2002 Dedham High School graduate and went on to receive his Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from the University of Rhode Island in 2006, where he was also a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. Scott currently works as a Realtor with Charlesgate Realty Group in the greater Boston area.

The couple is planning a September 2014 wedding at Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vt. They currently reside in West Roxbury, Mass.