Weddings

Ramona Baker and Chase McGee plan to marry on May 11, 2013 at Snipe’s Farm and Retreat in Chapel Hill, N.C.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Robert and Leslie Baker of Nikiski. She graduated from Nikiski High School 2004; earned BA in Environmental Studies from Lewis & Clark College in 2008; and is currently attending the University of North Carolina School of Law. Her bridesmaids will include two Nikiski High School graduates: Anjani Salonen Webb of Charlotte, N.C., and Tatiana Butler of Washington, D.C.

The future groom is the son of Trish and Jeff Lynch of Altoona, Fla., and Jeff and Wendy McGee, of Surrey, England. He graduated from the University of Florida with a BA in Political Science in 2008 and is employed as a Staffing Coordinator at Nursecare in Durham, N.C.

A reception at Snipe’s Farm and Retreat will follow the ceremony.

The couple makes their home in Durham.

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