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eague III, Bert Rapini, Frank Roberts, Frank
and Joe Wild. The group has been
getting together every fall since 1974. Charles
was named chair of Henderson,
Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.'s Land Use & Envi-
ronmental Law Practice. He handles matters re-
lating to Developments of Regional Impact
(DRI), rezonings, special exceptions, special per-
mits, variances, comprehensive plan interpreta-
tions and amendments, and a host of other
land use-related matters. He also reviews proj-
ects from a zoning and a planning standpoint,
as well as from a financial feasibility and fi-
nancing perspective. Basinait was recognized
by Best Lawyers in America (2013-2014) for
his work in land use and zoning law. He is also
AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Prior to join-
ing Henderson Franklin in 1988, he was an as-
sistant state attorney and an assistant Lee
County attorney. Basinait received his law de-
gree from the New England School of Law in
1982. Dr. Fred Luongo (far right) was pre-
sented with the
Overall Masters
Trophy (35 years
and older) by
Chris Collins
and Buffalo Bills Hall of Fame running back
Thurman Thomas following The Prostate Can-
cer Run in Buffalo that drew more than 400
1976 -- James Rahmlow
was appointed to lead
Mengel Metzger Barr &
Co.'s new business develop-
ment efforts. Rahmlow,
who lives in Fairport, has
been a part of the account-
ing firm for many years.
1978 -- Todd Conormon received a mas-
ter of divinity degree from Gordon Conwell
Theological Seminary - Charlotte, in May,
graduating magna cum laude. He attended
Gordon Conwell part time while maintain-
ing his law practice in Fayetteville, N.C.
Conormon lives in Fayetteville with his
wife, Jeanine. Anna M. Gaffney was ap-
pointed general manager of The Verb
Hotel, a new property located in Boston's
vibrant Fenway neighborhood. She will
oversee daily operations for the property,
as well as sales, revenue management,
marketing and event programming. Most
recently, Gaffney was director of sales and
marketing at the 4-star Sanctuary Hotel in
New York City, where she managed sales
and guest satisfaction. Dan J. Herbeck
and his Buffalo News colleague Lou Michel
were selected as honorees
and guest speakers at The
Buffalo History Museum's "Gi-
ants of Buffalo: Journalism"
program. Honorees are her-
alded as history-making indi-
viduals who have made
extraordinary contributions in
their industry. Herbeck has won national and
statewide awards for his stories on fraud, gov-
ernment corruption, and the New York State
prison system. He and Michel co-authored the
New York Times best-seller "American Terror-
ist." They were the guest speakers at the "Gi-
ants" April 18 discussion series at the history
1979 -- Lisa A. Biedenbach received the
Amaranth Award from her high school alumni
association. The award is given annually to a
graduate of Our Lady of Angels High School in
Cincinnati for exemplifying Christian ideals
and living a Franciscan life. The award was
presented Nov. 2, 2013, at a dinner and cere-
mony at Roger Bacon High School (Our Lady
of Angels no longer exists). Also, in September
Biedenbach was appointed to a three-year
term on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati Com-
munications Committee to advise the archdio-
cese on its communications strategy and its
monthly publication, The Catholic Telegraph.
Fr. Kevin Corcoran celebrated his 25th an-
niversary of ordination Nov. 9, 2013. Fr. Kevin,
pastor of St. James Church in Cazenovia, N.Y.,
celebrated the Liturgy and
then attended a reception
hosted by St. James Parish.
Many members of his family
attended, along with parish-
ioners from St. James as well
as parishioners from his for-
mer parish, St. Agatha's
Church in Canastota, N.Y. Fr. Kevin was or-
dained a diocesan priest at the Cathedral of
the Immaculate Conception in Syracuse on
June 4, 1988. Joseph A. DeMaria joined Fox
Rothschild LLP's Miami office as a partner. Cer-
tified by the Florida Bar as a business litigation
specialist, DeMaria is an aggressive courtroom
advocate on behalf of his
clients. He has managed some
of South Florida's most high-
profile complex business liti-
gation and financial criminal
defense cases during his ca-
reer, which have drawn na-
tional media attention.
DeMaria, a former trial attor-
ney for the U.S. Department of Justice's Organ-
ized Crime and Racketeering Section,
frequently acts as a legal commentator for
CNN, CNBC and national and local radio pro-
grams surrounding white-collar and criminal
issues. An active member of the Miami legal
community, he serves as an adjunct professor
for the University of Miami School of Law, is a
past chair of the Business Litigation Certifica-
tion Committee of the Florida Bar and serves
on the Florida Bar's Federal Practice Com-
1980 -- Stephen J. Harrison was
elected president of the New York City
chapter of the Construction Financial
Management Association (CFMA). Harri-
son is the co-office man-
aging partner of the
White Plains office of
CohnReznick LLP, the
10th largest accounting,
tax, and advisory firm in
the U.S. Harrison, who
leads the efforts of Cohn-
Reznick's construction in-
dustry practice in the Northeast, has been
an active member of the New York City
chapter of CFMA for almost 30 years. He
held the position of director for the last
several years and will remain in the role
of president for a two-year term. Harrison
provides accounting, auditing and con-
sulting services to a diverse group of con-
struction industry clients and focuses on
performing internal control studies and
litigation support services. His clients in-
clude construction contractors and engi-
These alumnae from the class of 1968 try
to get together yearly for a trip. In Octo-
ber 2013, the group headed to Scottsdale,
Ariz., and Sedona, Ariz. Pictured from left
are MaryAnn (Wilhelm) Harper, Michelle
(White) Haab, Meg (Speuhler) Ford,
Shirley (Longski) Guerdon, Monica (Nollet)
Roland, Mary (Boyle) Woods, Clare
and Jackie Fay.