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Celebrations / Announcements

Engagement: Jessica Petrus & Evan Aird

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jessica Ashley Petrus and Evan Clay Aird announce their engagement. Evan is the son of Linda Aird of Granby and the late Thomas Aird. He is a graduate of Northampton High, class of 2000, Brown University and the University of Massachusetts. He works for MassGIS. Jess is the daughter and step-daughter of Janet and Michael Vogel of Ann Arbor, Michigan, …

Naming the baby

Saturday, July 25, 2015

HASTY — Artemis Indiana, daughter of Ginger Galvagni and Joshua Hasty of Pittsfield, was born July 13, 2015 at Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield. The maternal grandparents are Dianne and Gary Galvagni of North Hatfield. The paternal grandparents are Linda and Rodney Hasty of Pittsfield. The maternal great-grandparents are Arlene Dextraze and the late Leo Dextraze of Haydenville and the late Henriette and Victor …

Engagement: Andrea Sheppard-Brick & Korey Linder

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Robert Brick and Janet Sheppard of Northampton announcement the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Sheppard-Brick, to Korey Linder, both of New Milford, Connecticut. Korey is the son of Kathleen Linder of Peekskill, New York. Andrea has received a master of science degree and Korey has a bachelor of science degree. A Sept. 18 …

Naming the baby

Friday, July 17, 2015

CHARETTE — Joseph David, son of Christopher L. and Jennifer (Liebenow) Charette of South Hadley, was born May 8, 2015 at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are David and Susan Liebenow of Hatfield. The paternal grandparents are Robert and Shirley Charette of Florence. The maternal …

Megan Nash & Charles Kurose

Friday, July 10, 2015

Megan Nash and Charles Kurose were married June 6 in Chicago. Megan is the daughter of Jody and Michael Nash of Chicago. Charlie is the son of Julie and Jim Kurose of Northampton. Sara Nash served as maid …

Engagement: William Musante & Emily Klassen

Friday, June 26, 2015

William J. and Maureen (Nolan) Musante, of Florence, announce the engagement of their son, William “Bill” Musante, to Emily Klassen, both of Alexandria, Virginia. Emily is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Klassen of St. Louis, Missouri. The …

Naming the baby

Friday, June 26, 2015

GRUSZKOWSKI — Zakary John, son of Michael and Mary Gruszkowski of Southampton, was born April 26, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Charles and Caroline Growhoski of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Walter Gruszkowski of Chesterville, Maine and Valeda Andrew of Greenfield. Zakary …

Northampton fundraiser to celebrate 100th birthday of activist Rose ‘Arky’ Markham

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A fundraiser Sunday at Smith College for the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice will celebrate a major birthday milestone for one of its founders. Social justice activist Rose “Arky” Markham turns 100 years old June 21, and an event celebrating her birthday is scheduled for 4 …

Naming the baby

Friday, June 12, 2015

GAUGER — Benjamin Edmund, son of Todd and Amy Gauger of Easthampton, was born April 30, 2015 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Howard and Marcia Booker of Ashfield. The paternal grandparents are Frederick and Barbara Gauger of Southampton. The paternal great-grandmother is Berta …

Peter and Barbara Grygorcewicz celebrate 60th

Friday, June 12, 2015

Peter and Barbara Grygorcewicz of Easthampton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 16, with a Mass at Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Easthampton followed by dinner at Pizza 99 in Southampton with their children, grandchildren and …

Northampton graduates look toward life ‘beyond the bubble’

Sunday, June 7, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — On a beautiful day that seemed a perfect symbol of hope and future good times, some 222 Northampton High School seniors received something they’d been busy working toward for the last four years: a diploma. And …

Engagement: Kelsey Sulinski & Thomas Pettigrew

Friday, June 5, 2015

Kelsey L. Sulinski and Thomas Pettigrew, both of Sarasota, Florida, were married at the historic Palmetto Inn, Palmetto, Florida, Feb. 28, 2015 by the bride’s aunt, Michelle Gallagher. A poem chosen by the couple was recited by Lesléa …

Engagement: Benjamin Rae & Karen Martinez Ona

Friday, June 5, 2015

Benjamin Allen Rae and Karen Ivonne Martinez Oña, both of New York City, were married Jan. 10, 2015 at Catedral Castrense in LaPaz, Bolivia by Bishop Oscar Aparecio. A reception was held at La Castela in LaPaz, and …