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Celebrations / Announcements

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. Their children are Jim and Amanda Griffin, with grandsons Liam and Brendan of Concord, New Hampshire; Maureen and Alan Sucharski, with granddaughter, …

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 raised their five children: Michael, Pamela, Mary, Mark and Matthew there. They have 12 grandchildren …

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 Burrington of Charlemont. The paternal great-grandparents are Elizabeth Loven and Norman Arnold of Goshen and …

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 …

Naming the baby

Friday, December 5, 2014

WASKIEWICZ — Cash John, son of Brian and Sarah Waskiewicz of Sunderland, was born Aug. 8 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Tim and Donna Mimitz of Williamsburg. The paternal grandparents are Joanne Keller of Hadley and the late Richard Waskiewicz, formerly of Hadley. …

Job gains put US on pace for best growth since ’99

Friday, December 5, 2014

WASHINGTON — The resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999. The gain of a robust 321,000 jobs — the most in nearly three …

Eleanor O’Rourke & Lent Clifton Johnson IV

Friday, November 21, 2014

Eleanor Mary O’Rourke and Lent Clifton Johnson IV, of Seattle, Washington, were married on Sept. 27 at the Abington Art Center in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. They chose to have the ceremony in Pennsylvania so that their grandmothers, Eleanor O’Rourke …

Carly Bassett & Patrick Duffin

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thomas Bassett and Beverly Shaw of Florence announce the engagement of their daughter, Carly Bassett to Patrick Duffin, both of Boston. Patrick is the son of Joseph Duffin and Ada Steinmetz-Duffin of Moorestown, New Jersey. Carly is employed …

Wedding Megan Lambert & Sean St. Marie

Friday, November 14, 2014

Megan Dowd Lambert and Sean Patrick St. Marie, both of Amherst, were married Oct. 11 at the home of the bride’s friends, the Bloom and Morse residence in Framingham. Hank Lambert, the bride’s uncle and godfather, officiated at …

Naming the baby

Friday, November 14, 2014

HOTZ — Gabriel Francis, son of Lauren Carmichael Hotz and Spencer Hotz of Easthampton, was born Oct. 13 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Mikkie Alves and Jerry Carmichael of Southampton. The paternal grandparents are Robert Hotz of Watertown and the late Donna Duprey. The …

Wedding Hannah Garlock Olshansky & Fernando Pazos

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hannah Garlock Olshansky and Fernando Joaquin Pazos, both of Brookline, were married Jan. 11 in a small private wedding in Florence. A wedding celebration was held Sept. 27 at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in …