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Eva Gerstel, who turned 100 on Thursday, talks about her life Wednesday at Lathrop Communities in Easthampton.

Eva Gerstel of Easthampton celebrates 100 years of feminism

Friday, January 23, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — At 100, self-proclaimed feminist Eva Gerstel is not shy about offering her opinion — not that she has ever been. On whether she was excited for her 100th birthday party, scheduled for Saturday: “To tell you the truth, not really.” Gerstel, her daughter Naomi Gerstel, and her son-in-law Robert Zussman reflected on the long life of the German-born …

Caitlin Dourmashkin & Galen Summer

Friday, January 16, 2015

Caitlin Rose Dourmashkin and Galen Summer, both of Brooklyn, New York, were married Sept. 6, 2014, at the Northampton home of the bride’s parents by Jeremiah Zagar, a friend of the couple. Susannah Dourmashkin served as maid of honor, and the bridesmaids were Luisa Rosen, Cory Mescon, Katherine Randazzo, Casey Wang, Christen Broecker, …

Kaela Chevalier & David Konefal

Friday, January 16, 2015

Saint Joseph Church in Boston was the setting for the August 2, 2014 marriage of Kaela Coughlin Chevalier and David John Konefal. The parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chevalier (Jane) of South Hadley. The groom’s parents are Dr. and Mrs. Stanley Konefal (Joan) of Westfield. The couple graduated from …

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Naming the baby

Friday, January 9, 2015

ATWOOD — Cole Stephen, son of Michael A. and Ashley (Maiorano) Atwood of Norfolk, was born Dec. 13 in The Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton. The maternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Stephen Maiorano of Southampton. The paternal grandparents are Nancy and Steven Atwood of Mansfield. The paternal great-grandmother is …

Engaged: Alexandra Markiewicz and Adam Hebert

Friday, January 9, 2015

Danuta Markiewicz of Manlius, New York, is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Alexandra Markiewicz to Adam Hebert, both of Belchertown. Alexandra is also the daughter of the late Michal Markiewicz. Adam is the son of Anne and …

Engaged: Frances Gutter Lisk & Derek MacAllister

Friday, January 9, 2015

Susan Lisk of Hadley is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Frances Knight Gutter Lisk to Derek Scott MacAllister, both of Keene, New Hampshire. Frances is also the daughter of Robert Gutter of Sun City, Florida. Derek is …

Rachel Messeck & Tom Bonner

Friday, January 2, 2015

Harvey Messeck and Linda Tiley of Northampton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Messeck of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Tom W. Bonner, also of Philadelphia. Tom is the son of Thomas J. Bonner and Susanne …

Dorothy and Michael Melnik of Hatfield celebrate 25th

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dorothy Desmond and Michael Melnik, Jr. were married Dec. 17, 1989 in Hatfield Congregational Church, North Hatfield. Michael works for the Department of Education at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in Leeds. …

Ruby and Gaylon Donovan of West Chesterfield celebrate

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ruby and Gaylon Donovan of West Chesterfield celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27, 2014 with their family. Married in Westfield on Nov. 29, 1944, they have resided on Ireland Street all of their married life, and …

Naming the baby

Friday, December 19, 2014

LOVEN – Abigail Ann, daughter of Mark and Kelly Loven of Goshen, was born Nov. 30 2014 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Robert and Pearl Burrington of Charlemont. The paternal grandparents are Ronald and Joan Loven of Goshen. The maternal great-grandmother is Constance …

Kathleen Tobin & Robert Wyckoff

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kathleen Tobin and Robert Wyckoff were married Saturday, July 26, on a private beach at Chequessett Yacht & Country Club, Wellfleet, in a ceremony performed by the Reverend Nicholas J. Boas. The bridesmaids were Mallory (Tobin) Griffin, Michelle …

Amherst native Richard ‘Jerry’ Snyder receives Congressional Gold Medal for Civil Air Patrol service

Friday, December 19, 2014

AMHERST — An Amherst native who trained with the Civil Air Patrol in Northampton during World War II is among nearly 100 surviving volunteers who recently were given Congressional Gold Medals, the highest civilian honor for their service to the United States. Richard “Jerry” Snyder, who has made …

Emma Osborne & Jason Aldrich

Friday, December 12, 2014

Emma Osborne and Jason Aldrich, both of Amherst, were married Sept. 13 at The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst by the Rev. Sarah Buteux. The matron of honor was Katy Hogan and the bridesmaids were Charity Delsie, Abby …