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Celebrations / Announcements

Engagement: Christine Ugolini & Brian Misterka

Friday, July 31, 2015

Christine Ugolini and Brian Misterka of Amherst, together with their parents, are happy to announce their engagement. Christine, formerly of Wilbraham is the daughter of Paul and Jean Ugolini of Wilbraham. She is a graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School, Westfield State University and American International College in Springfield. She is a teacher in the Springfield public school system. Brian …

Wedding: Sam Goldlust Astor & Danielle Dankner

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sam Goldlust Astor and Danielle Renee Dankner, both of New York City, New York, were married July 18, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York by Rabbi Joshua Strom at The Liberty Warehouse. Sam, 30, is the son of Robert Astor and Vicki Goldlust of Northampton. A 2007 graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, …

Wedding: Heidi McGuire & Mark Chereski

Friday, July 31, 2015

Heidi Lynn McGuire and Mark J. Chereski, both of Goshen, were married July 18 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton by Justice of the Peace Maureen Lee. Heidi was escorted and given in marriage by her brothers, Sean and Chad. The matron of honor was Sandy McGuire, mother of the bride. Yuki served as …

Peter and Barbara Grygorcewicz celebrate 60th

Friday, June 12, 2015

Peter and Barbara Grygorcewicz of Easthampton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 16, with a Mass at Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Easthampton followed by dinner at Pizza 99 in Southampton with their children, grandchildren and …

Northampton graduates look toward life ‘beyond the bubble’

Sunday, June 7, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — On a beautiful day that seemed a perfect symbol of hope and future good times, some 222 Northampton High School seniors received something they’d been busy working toward for the last four years: a diploma. And …

Engagement: Kelsey Sulinski & Thomas Pettigrew

Friday, June 5, 2015

Kelsey L. Sulinski and Thomas Pettigrew, both of Sarasota, Florida, were married at the historic Palmetto Inn, Palmetto, Florida, Feb. 28, 2015 by the bride’s aunt, Michelle Gallagher. A poem chosen by the couple was recited by Lesléa …

Engagement: Benjamin Rae & Karen Martinez Ona

Friday, June 5, 2015

Benjamin Allen Rae and Karen Ivonne Martinez Oña, both of New York City, were married Jan. 10, 2015 at Catedral Castrense in LaPaz, Bolivia by Bishop Oscar Aparecio. A reception was held at La Castela in LaPaz, and …

Jack Finn, founder of A2Z toy store, named Gazette ‘Person of the Year’

Monday, June 1, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — Those who know A2Z Science & Learning center founder Jack Finn best say his genuine lifelong commitment to his community is what makes him a true stand-up citizen. “Jack is driven by a very community approach,” …

naming the baby

Saturday, May 30, 2015

BRYANT — Callie Lee, daughter of Chelsea Tatro and Christopher Bryant of Chicopee, was born May 12, 2015 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. The maternal grandparents are Louise O’leary of Easthampton and Michael Tatro of Easthampton. The paternal grandparent is Sherry Anne Bryant, of Wayland. Callie has one brother, …

Engagement: Kimberley Montgomery & Gabriel Abbott

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kimberley Ilona Montgomery and Gabriel Weeks Abbott of San Francisco, California are pleased to announce their engagement. Kimberley is the daughter and step-daughter of Joanne Montgomery and William Orr of Northampton, and daughter of the late John T. …

Stanley E. and Darlene T. Plaza celebrate 40th

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stanley E. and Darlene T. (Bliznak) Plaza were married May 17, 1975, at the St. John Cantius Church in Northampton. Stanley and Darlene live in Easthampton. Stanley graduated from the Williston Northampton School. He received his bachelor’s degree …

Wedding: Sarah Miles & James Winston

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sarah Miles and James Bennett Winston were married March 29 at Congregation Bnai Israel, Northampton, by Rabbi Justin David. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Congregation Bnai Israel. Sarah is the daughter of the late Jack …

Engagement: Cassandra Boughton & Connor Daly

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cassandra Lynne Boughton and Connor Bergin Daly of Sherman Oaks, California, are happy to announce their engagement. Cassandra, formerly of Farmington, Illinois, is the daughter of Theresa Boughton of Farmington and Mark Boughton of East Peoria. Connor, formerly …