Mr. & Mrs. Kyle D. and Sally Hartman, River House, Rensselaer Falls, observed their 45th anniversary on June 24, 2017.
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 of Fair Haven, N.Y., sister of the bride, and William H. Hartman of Georgia, brother of the groom. Special music and vocals were performed by Karen Stemples, sister of the groom, who 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, settling in downtown Rensselaer Falls, which they call the "Honeymoon Capital of the North Country."
Kyle Hartman is a 1967 graduate of Orchard Park High School and SUNY Potsdam with a bachelor of arts, 1971, and master's degree in media management and 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 (40th Anniversary), 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 bachelor of arts in printmaking and painting, 1971, and a master's degree in education (media management & instructional technology) from SUNY Potsdam, 1989, certified to teach art K-12. She started her teaching career at Knox Memorial Central School 1971 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 owns Ladies First Galley in the 1846 Morrison’s Grist Mill on the Oswegatchie River. The Gallery opened in 1994. Sally was recently honored by Sen. Patty Ritchie as one of the 45 Women of Distinction, Class of 2017.
The Hartmans are members of and support many of the North Country historical organizations and Kyle is member of the ESSAR and Sally is a member and former Regent of the Swe-kat-si Chapter NSDAR.
Kyle and Sally have one son David, whose interests include music, technology and media communication, and a granddaughter, Lariah Anne Rose.