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Jack Finn at A to Z during the Yo Yo club that meets there.

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,” said André Boulay, who now owns A2Z with his wife, Devon. “It’s not about him — it’s about trying to do things …

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, Cole Bryant. YORK — Addison Charlotte, daughter of Christopher and Elizabeth (Klaes) York of Vienna, …

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. Nachmann. She is a graduate of Northampton High School and McGill University, Montreal, and currently …

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. …

Geneva Della Bitta-Nickerson & Timothy Schmitt, Jr.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ann Della Bitta and Mark Nickerson of Amherst are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Geneva Rose Della Bitta-Nickerson, of Somerville, to Timothy P. Schmitt Jr., also of Somerville. Timothy is the son of Kacey and Timothy Schmitt …

Samantha Walas & Ben Stafford

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mary and Jeff Walas of Sunderland announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Walas, to Ben Stafford, both of West Roxbury. Ben is the son of Michelle Hamilton and George Stafford of Turners Falls. Samantha is employed at …

Naming the baby

Friday, March 20, 2015

The Daily Hampshire Gazette publishes news about weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies and adoptions with local connections. There is a small charge for wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. Forms and information about submitting announcements can be found at GazetteNET.com. Look for Reader Service at the top right on …

Elizabeth Seaberg & Peter Kuusisto

Friday, March 20, 2015

John and Cynthia Kuusisto of Amherst announce the engagement of their son, Peter Kuusisto, to Elizabeth Seaberg, both of Pelham. Elizabeth is the daughter of Robert and Janet Seaberg of Abington. Elizabeth is a speech-language pathologist at the …

Lindsay Smith & Patrick DiSalvo

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lawrence and Debra Smith of Belchertown announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Alaina Smith, to Patrick Joseph DiSalvo, both of Washington, D.C. The future bridegroom is the son of Joseph DiSalvo and Joanne Baecher-DiSalvo of Hastings-on-Hudson, New …

Naming the baby

Friday, March 13, 2015

HEBERT — Colson Reid, son of Tracey Jones and Nicholas Hebert of Easthampton, was born Feb. 28 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Reid and Deborah Jones of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Michael and Joyce Hebert of Saco, Maine and Cathy Hebert of Leeds. …

Jennifer Truhart & Brian Ford

Friday, March 6, 2015

Jennifer Truehart and Brian Ford, both of Southampton, were married July 19, 2014 in the backyard of the bride’s parents’ home in Southampton by Justice of the Peace Mike Busiere, the groom’s uncle. The maid of honor was …

Kimberly Truehart & Steve Hodges

Friday, March 6, 2015

Kimberly J. Truehart and Steve Hodges, both of Hyde Park, were married Oct. 22, 2014, at Brook Meadow Country Club, Canton, by the bride’s aunt, Justice of the Peace Cathy Truehart. The maid of honor was Rachel Truehart, …

Naming the baby

Friday, March 6, 2015

GONET – Evelyn Claire and Madalyn June, twin daughters of Aubrey (Chabot) and Michael Gonet of Charleston, New Hampshire, were born Jan. 25, 2015 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The maternal grandparents are Mary and Wayne Chabot of Whately. The paternal grandparents are Shirley …