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Celebrations / Announcements

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

Tara Kuchyt & Joshua Wise

Friday, July 11, 2014

Family and friends are announcing the engagement of Tara Kuchyt and Joshua Wise, both of Easthampton. Tara is the daughter of Tammy and Stan Kuchyt of Easthampton, and Joshua is the son of Laurie and Ray Gougeon of Westfield. Tara, a graduate of Easthampton High School, is currently employed at a car dealership … 0

Kendra Bishop & Ryan O’Neill

Friday, July 11, 2014

Michael and Lori Lannon of Westhampton announce the engagement of Lori’s daughter, Kendra Bishop, to Ryan O’Neill. Ryan is the son of Francis O’Neill of Holyoke and Michelle Powers of Lantana, Florida. Kendra is a branch supervisor at United Bank in Connecticut. Ryan is a professional poker player. A May 23, 2015 wedding … 0

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

Naming the Baby

Friday, May 16, 2014

HOYT — Joanna Marie, daughter of Regina Johanna and Sean Deming Hoyt of Trinity, Fla., was born May 8 at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, Florida. The maternal grandparents are Donna Shotwell of Trinity, Fla., and Robert Shotwell of Enfield, Connecticut. The paternal grandparents are Joanna and Victor … 0

Window opens for gay couples to marry in Ark.

Monday, May 12, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — More than 200 gay couples obtained Arkansas marriage licenses Monday after a judge tossed out the state’s 10-year-old same-sex marriage ban, but only at a handful of courthouses as an overwhelming majority of county … 0