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Bridgewater Worker Among Women to be Honored by County

Somerset Hills residents prominent among 21 women in business, government, health care and more to be recognized at March 22 dinner.

Twenty-one women who live or work in Somerset County have been named as this year's Outstanding Women in Somerset County for 2013.

Among the honorees are Woodbridge woman Annmarie Simeone, who works with Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., a Bridgewater law firm.

“The 21 honorees represent a cross-section of backgrounds, abilities and endeavors,” said Somerset County Freeholder Mark Caliguire, commission liaison. "It is our pleasure to recognize them for the many contributions they have made to their communities.”

The county's Commission on the Status of Women presents these awards annually in celebration of Women's History Month in March. Honorees are women who live or work in Somerset County.

Tickets are on sale for what is the 21st annual Outstanding Women in Somerset County awards dinner. The event is sponsored by the county Commission on the Status of Women.

This year’s program will be is scheduled for Friday, March 22, at The Imperia at 1714 Easton Ave., in the Somerset section of Franklin Township.

A cash bar at 6:30 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m., according to an announcement from the county. Tickets are $50 per person.

Advance reservations are required by March 11. no reservations will be taken at the door, according to the county. For a reservation form or more information, call Commission Chairwoman Paula Marasco at 908-953-0791 or go online at  http://bit.ly/2013WomenDinner to print the form.

Recipients by category are:

Business/Management — Carol Ann Winder of Bernardsville

Education — Lorrie Baumann of Branchburg, Peggy Katzenberger of Lebanon and Viktoria Wargo of Hillsborough

Entrepreneur — Dawn Kettling of Bedminster and Dianne Leoni of Hillsborough

Environmental Initiatives — Kay Paragano of Bernardsville

Government/Public Service — Debra S. Joren of Watchung and Marguerite "Peg" Schaffer of Bedminster

Health Services — Alyce Brophy, RN, BSN, MPH, of Milford; and Dorothy J. DeMaio, RN, Ed.D., FAAN, of Far Hills

Hometown Hero — Morgan Dluhy of Branchburg; and Donna Dourney of Hillsborough

Law — Annmarie Simeone, Esq., of Woodbridge, who works with Norris, McLaughlin & Marcus, P.A., a Bridgewater law firm.

Medicine/Health Services — Vedrana Gjivoje, DVM, of Bernardsville; and Alieta Eck, M.D., of Franklin

Public Service — Judith A. Sullivan, municipal clerk and administrator for Bedminster Township

Social Services — Nicole DeSario of Montgomery

Volunteerism — Nancy Buck Pyne of Peapack-Gladstone; Jane R. Fidacaro of Raritan; and Bev Glockler of Montgomery.

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