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Celebrations / Announcements

JUNE 20, 1964

Barcombs celebrate 50th

Friday, July 25, 2014

William and Evelyn Barcomb recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, joined by family and friends at the Florence Elks Lodge. The couple were married on June 20, 1964. Bill and Evie built their life together in Southampton. They are proud and blessed with two sons, Steven and his wife, Donna, of Southampton; Robert and his wife, Carol, also of Southampton; and four grandchildren, Elizabeth, Gareth, Alyssa, and Austin. … 0

Elizabeth Latten & Benjamin Zucker

Friday, July 25, 2014

Elizabeth Noel Latten and Benjamin Louis Zucker, both of Brooklyn, New York, were married May 10, 2014 at Danfords Hotel & Marina in Port Jefferson., N.Y., by the Rev. Alison Caoila. The bride, 26, is the daughter of Kathy (Schmaeling) and Lance Latten of Huntington Station, New York. She is a junior photographer … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, July 18, 2014

BAUMER — Alice Mescon Baumer, daughter of Ben Baumer and Cory Mescon, of Florence, was born April 8 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Jeanne Borfitz of Northampton and Gary Mescon of Amherst. The paternal grandparents are Don Baumer and Polly Baumer of Florence. … 0

Bergerons celebrate 50th

Friday, June 13, 2014

Betty and Paul Bergeron of Southampton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Betty Fisher and Paul Bergeron were married June 13, 1964 in Easthampton. Betty is a graduate of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. Her … 0

At 103, Amherst resident gets the gold

Friday, June 13, 2014

AMHERST — When she turned 100 she was feted by her family and church. Upon her 101st birthday, she got written congratulations from longtime NBC weatherman personality Willard Scott. Now, after passing her 103rd birthday, Marietta Iantosca is … 1

Naming the Baby

Friday, June 13, 2014

KELLEY — Catherine Christine, daughter of Christine and Matthew Kelley, of Hadley, was born June 3 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Stanley and Lorraine Alexander of Setauket, N.Y. The paternal grandparents are Robert and Marie Kelley of Westford. JOHNSON — Harper Grace, daughter … 0

Rainfords celebrate 50th

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sheila (Woodhouse) and Alan Rainford, of Amherst, were married June 6, 1964 in New Bedford. Sheila is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her working career included positions as teacher, homemaker, local historian, editor and author. … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, June 6, 2014

SKOGLUND — Granite Ravine, daughter of Colby (Campbell) Skoglund and Benjamin Skoglund, of South Burlington, Vt., was born May 13 at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. The maternal grandparents are Carroll Campbell of Waterford, Vt., and the late Dr. Robert Campbell. The paternal grandparents are Dennis and Jan … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, May 23, 2014

Information on events, classes and workshops offered by area community senior centers is available on their respective websites, listed below. Amherst Senior Center/ Council On Aging Bangs Center, 70 Boltwood Walk Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 259-3060 www.amherstma.gov/seniorcenter Belchertown Senior Center 60 State St. Hours: … 0

Hilary Doe & Zachary Kolodin

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hilary Anne Doe and Zachary John Fries Kolodin, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., were married June 8, 2013, at Blue Dress Barn in Benton Harbor, Mich., by the Rev. Ruth Zwald. The groom is the son of John Kolodin of Shelburne Falls and Gail Fries of Hadley. He is … 0

April Madera & Dustin Sawicki

Friday, May 23, 2014

Heidi and Stanley Sawicki, of Florence, announce the engagement of their son, Dustin M. Sawicki, of San Diego, California, to April R. Madera, also of San Diego. April is the daughter of Francisco and Myrna Madera of Hayward, … 0

US judge overturns Pa. gay marriage ban

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday in a decision that legalized same-sex unions throughout the Northeast and sent couples racing to pick up licenses. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones … 0

Federal judge overturns Oregon gay marriage ban

Monday, May 19, 2014

SEATTLE — For Portland attorney Julie Engbloom, “the biggest stress of the last 48 hours” wasn’t waiting for U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to decide whether to overturn Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. It wasn’t whether she popped … 0