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Celebrations / Announcements

Naming the Baby

Friday, April 11, 2014

MARTZ — Gitel Joy, daughter of Gabe Martz and Sarah (Burns) Martz of Charleston, S.C., was born March 16 in a Prius in front of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. The maternal grandparents are Donna and Barry Harbinson of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada and the late Fred Burns of St. John, New Brunswick. The paternal grandparents are Phyllis and Eric Martz of Amherst. The maternal great-grandmother is … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, April 4, 2014

BALKUS — Liam Thomas, son of Thomas Balkus and Lindsay Rhoades, of Holyoke, was born March 15 at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are John and Lisa Rhoades of Florence. The paternal grandparents are Joan and Robert Tremblay of St. Cloud, Fla., and Thomas and Julie Balkus of Ocala, Fla. The maternal great-grandparents are Kathleen Kowalski and the late … 0

Allison Prucnal & Kevin Newton

Friday, April 4, 2014

Allison Prucnal and Kevin Newton, both of Norwood, were married Sept. 20 at Our Lady of the Valley Church, Easthampton, by Father Christopher Malatesta. The bride 23, is the daughter of Kathleen and Lawrence Caputo, and Duane Prucnal, all of Southampton. The groom, 26, is the son of Beth and Forrest Newton Jr. … 0

Naming the baby

Friday, February 28, 2014

ANDRIKIDIS — Izabella Jo, daughter of Philip Andrikidis and Shelagh Payant, of Florence, was born Dec. 7 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Marcia and David Payant of Greenfield. The paternal grandparents are George and Mary Cay Andrikidis of Florence. The maternal great-grandparents are … 0

Amy Yencharis & Ben Turner

Friday, February 28, 2014

Richard and Ann Turner of Williamsburg are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Ben Turner, to Amy Yencharis, of Massapequa, Long Island. She is the daughter of Joanne and Leonard Yencharis, also of Massapequa. Amy, who … 0

Heather Lively & Jason Goodhind

Friday, February 21, 2014

Heather E. Lively and Jason J. Goodhind, both of Hadley, were married Oct. 13, 2013 at Johnson Chapel at Amherst College, Amherst. Virginia E. Asel officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Andrea … 0

Jennifer Anderson & Gino Sorcinelli

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gino and Mary Deane Sorcinelli of Amherst, parents of Gino Griffin Sorcinelli of Florence, announce the engagement of their son to Jennifer Ann Anderson, also of Florence. She is the daughter of Elaine Anderson of Wolfeboro, N.H., and … 0

Michael Crawley celebrates 100th birthday

Friday, February 14, 2014

Michael Crawley, a former Northampton resident who lives at Linda Manor in Haydenville, will celebrate his 100th birthday on Feb. 21. According to his family, Crawley still enjoys taking to the dance floor, reading his many books, and … 0

Heidi Lukas & Steven Baj

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stanley and Michaeline Baj, of Hadley, announce the engagement of their son, Steven Baj of Hadley, to Heidi Lukas. She is the daughter of James and Hania Lukas of West Boylston. Steven is an engineer at Pratt & … 0

Tiffany Ward & Adam Scott & Tiffany Ward

Friday, February 14, 2014

Janet and Rick Scott, of Pelham, announce the engagement of their son, Adam Freeman Scott, of Amherst, to Tiffany Ann Ward, also of Amherst. She is the daughter of Martha and Dale Ward of Buckland. Adam is an … 0

Emily Swan & Jeffrey Rejniak

Friday, February 14, 2014

Debra and David Rejniak, of Florence, and Louann and Mike Swan, of West Boylston, announce the engagement of their son and daughter, Jeffrey Rejniak and Emily Swan, both of West Boylston. Jeffrey graduated from Northampton High School in … 0

Wendell fire chief retires after 57 years

Monday, February 3, 2014

WENDELL — The town of Wendell’s fire chief is retiring at the end of this month after 57 years as a firefighter, 38 of them as chief. Chief Everett Ricketts, 77, moved to Wendell from Boston in 1955 to raise pigs with his brother. They picked Wendell, about … 0

Ashley Maiorano & Michael Atwood

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ashley Elizabeth Maiorano of Mansfield and Michael Alan Atwood of Plainville were married Oct. 4, 2013 at Our Lady of the Valley Church, Easthampton, by the Rev. Douglas McGonagle. The bride is the daughter of Elizabeth and Stephen … 0