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Celebrations / Announcements

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 of Newtown Square, and Josephine Ahlum of Sellersville, who are both in their 90s, could attend. The bride, best known in the Northampton area as Nell, is a 2007 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her parents, Marylynn Salmon, a historian, and Joseph O’Rourke, the associate provost and dean for academic development at Smith College, live in Florence. The groom, Cliff, is also a 2007 graduate …

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 at TotalOffice Interiors in Boston. She is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, …

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 the ceremony, and the groom’s nieces, Bradyn St. Marie and Sienna Caron, gave readings. The …

Naming the Baby

Friday, October 10, 2014

BOND — Emma Ann, daughter of Elissa A. and Jesse F. Bond of Easthampton, was born Oct. 2 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Donna and John Storozuk of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Deborah and Stephen Bond of Northampton. The maternal great-grandmother is Jane …

Merry Hodgkins & Clinton Birch III

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pamela Tosi Hodgkins, of Deerfield, proudly announces the marriage of her daughter, Merry Elizabeth Hodgkins, to Clinton Edward Birch III. The couple live in Whitingham, Vermont. Merry is also the daughter of the late Robert C. Hodgkins Jr. …

Naming the Baby

Friday, October 3, 2014

ETHIER — Maggie Ann, daughter of Kelly and Craig Ethier of Huntington, was born Aug. 27 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Karl and Colleen Wickland of Chesterfield. The paternal grandparents are Debra Burgen of Westfield and William Ethier of Chicopee. The maternal great-grandmother is …

Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark 1964 free speech protests

Monday, September 29, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. — Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in a student protest over free speech restrictions on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Thousands of demonstrators surrounded the police car in which Weinberg was detained for 32 hours. Subsequent protests …

Hansons celebrate 50th

Friday, September 26, 2014

Joan Frances Matteson and Allen Ralph Hanson of Shutesbury were married Aug. 23, 1964, at Zion Episcopal Church in Morris, New York. Joan graduated from the State University of New York, Oneonta, with a bachelor’s degree in education. …

Naming the Baby

Friday, September 19, 2014

WINNIE — Brooke Allison, daughter of Craig and Amy Winnie, of Easthampton, was born Aug. 7 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. Brooke has one brother, Austin. …

Joel von Ranson & John Sublett

Friday, September 19, 2014

Joel von Ranson and John Edward “Teddy” Sublett are to be married Sept. 20 by Sag Harbor Village Justice Andrea Schiavoni at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, New York. Joel, 46, is a partner at the executive recruiting …

Saskia Sidenfaden & Zachary Schlappi

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dale and Diane Schlappi, of Sunderland, are announcing the engagement of their son, Zachary Schlappi, to Saskia Sidenfaden. The couple live in New York City. Zachary is the art director at Avalanche Studios in New York City, and …

Cheryl Hewes & Gerald Cranston

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cheryl Hewes and Gerald “Fuzz” Cranston, both of Williamsburg, were married July 29 in Childs Park, Northampton, by the Rev. Mikki Viereck. Family members serving as honor attendants were Bob and Peggy Hewes, Gerry and Raeann Cranston, Kayla …

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 29, 2014

LEMELIN — Mason Paul, son of Kyla (Lamere) and Joseph Lemelin, of West Springfield, was born July 12 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Patricia and William Lamere of Northampton. The paternal grandparents are Alice and Paul Lemelin of Heath. …