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FICTION "A Legacy of Spies" By John Le Carré Viking 264 pages, $28 Spying is an old game the Good Book tells us. “God said to Moses, Choose twelve men, one from each of the tribes of Israel, and send them to spy on the land of Canaan.” John Le Carré’s latest spy novel, “A Legacy Of Spies,” is a book whose title is chosen carefully. John Banvi…

FICTION The Ninth Hour By Alice McDermott Farrar, Straus and Giroux 247 pages, $26 “And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”  (Matthew 27:46) Alice McDermott reaches deep into the well of human experience once again in her superlative  “T…

FICTION Origin By Dan Brown Doubleday 456 pages. $29.95 Exploring the competitive tensions between religion and science, Dan Brown’s “Origin” is a mystery that will appeal to readers looking for thoughtfulness and thrills. Brown tells the tale of Edmond Kirsch, a brash computer scientist and atheist activist who thinks his recent discovery about humani…

Cheektowaga Garden Club will meet at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Cleveland Hill faculty dining room on Mapleview Road, Cheektowaga. Use the playground entrance. Mark Carra, of Beaver Meadow Audubon Center, will present “Hummingbirds – Their Behavior and How to Attract Them.” Guests and new members welcome. Smallwood Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in Williams…

Lisa M. Frandina and Thomas D. Pearce were married at 2 p.m. on March 4, 2017, in Holy Angels Catholic Church, Buffalo, where The Rev. David Munoz, parochial vicar, heard their vows. Guests gathered for a reception at Salvatore’s Hospitality in Lancaster. The bride’s parents are Joseph M. and Barbara J. Frandina of Williamsville. The bride, a graduate of Williamsville …

Elizabeth K. Mitchell and Anthony J. Cumbo were married at noon May 20, 2017, in St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo, where the Rev. Peter Drilling heard their vows. Guests gathered for a reception in the Marquis Ballroom in the Hotel Lafayette. The bride is the daughter of Sally and Joseph Mitchell of Syracuse. A graduate of Fayetteville-Manlius High School, she earned a bachel…

Monica L. Kemp and Charles Simpson III were married at 4 p.m. on July 8, 2017 in Dunkirk Lighthouse, Dunkirk, where guests gathered for a reception. Christopher Penfold of Dunkirk heard their vows. The bride is the daughter of Lisa M. Jablonski and Kurt Wagner of Buffalo. A graduate of Cheektowaga Central School, she earned a bachelor’s degree from the University at Buff…

Shannon L. Deibel and Brian S. Levy were married at 5 p.m. on Aug. 24, 2017 in Excellence El Carmen, Punta Cana, with Jose Luis Sanchez as officiant. Guests gathered for a reception at Excellence El Carmen. The bride, daughter of Mary Ellen Deibel and John J. Deibel of Orchard Park, is a graduate of Orchard Park High School. She earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical e…

Alexa M. Antonacci and Daniel D. Barrancotta were married at 2:30 p.m. on May 27, 2017, in St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church, Lewiston, where their vows were heard by Monsignor David G. LiPuma of St. Peter’s. Guests gathered for a reception at the Niagara Falls Conference Center. The bride, daughter of Mario and Donna Antonacci of Lewiston, is a graduate of Niagara Cat…

Theresa M. Fagan and John R. Kennedy were married at 1 p.m. on May 27, 2017, in St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church, Middleport, where their vows were heard by the Rev. Dan Fawls. Guests gathered for a reception at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, downtown Buffalo. The bride, daughter of James P. and Mary Patricia Fagan of Middleport, is a graduate of Royalton-Hartland. She earn…

Siobhan Hanley and Hendrik Kits van Heyningen were married at 5:30 p.m. on Aug. 5, 2017, in St. Louis Church, Buffalo, where Monsignor David Lee heard their vows. Guests gathered for a reception at The Buffalo Club. The bride, daughter of Patrick M. and Sharon K. Hanley of Buffalo, is a graduate of Nichols School. She earned a classics degree from Yale University and is at…

Lisa M. Perry and Steven C. Harris were married at 5 p.m. on Aug. 12, 2017 in Hope United Methodist Church of Niagara County, Sanborn, where their vows were heard by the Rev. Matthew Kofahl of Lewiston. Guests gathered for a reception at Niagara Falls Country Club, Lewiston. The bride, daughter of Timothy S. and Dorothy D. Perry of Sanborn, is a graduate of Starpoint Centr…

Michelle Poweski and Christopher Gilmour were married at 1 p.m. on Aug. 12, 2017 in Queen of Heaven Church, where the Rev. Daniel Walsh and the Rev. Dave Richards heard the couple’s vows. Guests gathered for a reception at Michael’s Catering and Banquets. The bride, daughter of Thomas and Kim Poweski of Fredonia, is a graduate of Fredonia High School. She earned a degr…

Geurin “Gigi” S. Jones and Anthony J. Greene were married at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2017, in North Tonawanda City Hall, where Mayor Arthur Pappas heard their vows. The bride’s parents are the late Nancy G. Brawner-Jones and Fredric A. Jones and Mary Jones of Newport, Ore. The bride, a graduate of Newport High, earned an associate’s degree degree and works as a pha…

Victoria Reitz and Matthew Fitzpatrick were married at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18, 2017 in St. John Vianney Roman Catholic Church in Orchard Park, where the Rev. Robert L. Gebhard Jr. heard their vows. Guests gathered for a reception at Templeton Landing. The bride, daughter of Kathleen E. and the late Joseph J. Reitz of Elma, is a graduate of St. Mary’s High School. She earned b…