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Celebrations / Announcements

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 bride is an events manager at Virtue Feed and Grain in Alexandria. She earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies from 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 has two brothers, Jacob and Nathan. …

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 to 6 p.m. at the Smith College Conference Center, 49 College Lane. Donations will be …

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 …

Jack Finn, founder of A2Z toy store, named Gazette ‘Person of the Year’

Monday, June 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Those who know A2Z Science & Learning center founder Jack Finn best say his genuine lifelong commitment to his community is what makes him a true stand-up citizen. “Jack is driven by a very community approach,” …

naming the baby

Saturday, May 30, 2015

BRYANT — Callie Lee, daughter of Chelsea Tatro and Christopher Bryant of Chicopee, was born May 12, 2015 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. The maternal grandparents are Louise O’leary of Easthampton and Michael Tatro of Easthampton. The paternal grandparent is Sherry Anne Bryant, of Wayland. Callie has one brother, …

Engagement: Kimberley Montgomery & Gabriel Abbott

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kimberley Ilona Montgomery and Gabriel Weeks Abbott of San Francisco, California are pleased to announce their engagement. Kimberley is the daughter and step-daughter of Joanne Montgomery and William Orr of Northampton, and daughter of the late John T. …

Stanley E. and Darlene T. Plaza celebrate 40th

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stanley E. and Darlene T. (Bliznak) Plaza were married May 17, 1975, at the St. John Cantius Church in Northampton. Stanley and Darlene live in Easthampton. Stanley graduated from the Williston Northampton School. He received his bachelor’s degree …

Wedding: Sarah Miles & James Winston

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sarah Miles and James Bennett Winston were married March 29 at Congregation Bnai Israel, Northampton, by Rabbi Justin David. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Congregation Bnai Israel. Sarah is the daughter of the late Jack …