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Celebrations / Announcements

Naming the baby

Friday, April 10, 2015

RIPLEY — Ty Michael, son of Cara and Scott Ripley of Newburyport, was born March 27 at Beverly Hospital, Beverly. The maternal grandparents are Michael and Gail O’Brien of Northampton. The paternal grandparents are Gregory and Ivana Ripley of Farmington, New York. The maternal great-grandmother is Norma O’Brien of Northampton. Ty has one sister, Adeline Ripley. …

Wedding: Abigael Maginnis & Oliver Western

Friday, April 10, 2015

Abigael McDonald Maginnis and Oliver Charles Western, both of New York City, were married April 19, 2014, at Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina by Ted Silver, uncle of the bride. Rebekah Maginnis, sister of the bride, was the matron of honor. The bridesmaids were Katelyn Silva Howard, Kelsey Silver and Vanessa Larareo, all …

Victory party: Darius Cage, right, the son of newly elected Amherst School Committee Viraphanh Douangmany, and his friend, Sonisai Loeung Rinehart, both 9, celebrate Douangmany’s victory at Amherst Media Tuesday.

Friday, April 3, 2015

JERREY ROBERTS Victory party Darius Cage, right, the son of newly elected Amherst School Committee Viraphanh Douangmany, and his friend, Sonisai Loeung Rinehart, both 9, celebrate Douangmany’s victory at Amherst Media Tuesday. …

Contoises celebrate 60th

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ronald Contois and Beverly Boulanger of Westfield, formerly of Easthampton, are celebrating their 60th anniversary. They were married Feb. 19, 1955 at Sacred Heart Church in Easthampton. Beverly was a secretary at Glendale Manufacturing Company of Easthampton before her retirement. She is a graduate of Easthampton High School …

Naming the baby

Friday, February 27, 2015

ST. MARIE — Jesse Patrick Lambert, son of Megan D. and Sean P. Lambert St. Marie of Amherst, was born Feb. 19 at The Birthplace, Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield. The maternal grandparents are Linda Dowd Lambert of Amherst and Raymond Lambert of Brattleboro, Vermont. The paternal grandparents …

Leah Sands & Adam Duffield

Friday, February 20, 2015

James and Rita Sands of Goshen announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Ashlan Sands, to Adam Michael Duffield, both of Revere. Adam is the son of William and Renee Duffield of Brookfield Connecticut. Leah is administrator for …

Brazil’s have-nots take in Carnival parades from afar

Monday, February 16, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO — Neuza Maria Terreira loves Carnival so much that neither the pouring rain nor the stench of a sewage-filled canal can keep her from getting as close as possible to Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous samba …

Naming the baby

Friday, February 13, 2015

GATZ — Caroline Ann, daughter of Jason and Jaclyn Gatz of Columbia, Missouri, was born Feb. 8 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. The maternal grandparents are Richard and Julie Neylon of Hadley, and the paternal grandparents are Ronald Gatz and the late Deborah Gatz of Joplin, Missouri. …

Lilah Brown & Paul Desabrais

Friday, February 13, 2015

Marthe and David Young of Easthampton and Benjamin Brown of Worthington are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lilah Brown, to Paul Desabrais, son of Karen and Roger Desabrais Jr. of Middlebury, Vermont. Paul and …

Engagement: Andres Bustamante & Krystal Santos

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hilda M. Puente is announcing the engagement of her son, Andres Sebastian Bustamante, to Krystal Alexis Santos, both of Miami, Florida. Andres is the son of Hilda M. Puente of Amherst and Eduardo M. Bustamante of Easthampton. He …

Naming the baby

Friday, February 6, 2015

HOLMES — Zachary Brian, son of Keith and Melinda Holmes of Westfield, was born Sept. 25 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Janet and Michael Zmaczynski of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Donna Holmes and the late Brian Holmes of Manchester, Connecticut. …

Joey and JB Mitchell celebrate 51st wedding anniversary

Friday, February 6, 2015

Joey Fitts and JB Mitchell of Brimfield, were married Feb. 7, 1964. Joey attended Amherst schools and nursing school, and worked at the Veterans Administration hospital in Leeds for more than 20 years. JB attended school in Tennessee. …

Travelers like plan for rail link to NY’s LaGuardia

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Fiore knows what it’s like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia …