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Celebrations / Announcements

STEPHEN ORSZULAK and MARGARET SHEPARD

Margaret Shepard & Stephen Orszulak

Friday, August 1, 2014

Kevin and Donna Shepard, of Easthampton, and Paul and Colleen Orszulak, of Ware, announce the engagement of their children, Margaret Shepard and Stephen Orszulak, both of South Hadley. Margaret is a teacher in the Ware public school system. A graduate of Westfield State College, she also has a master’s degree from Lesley University, Cambridge. Stephen is a teacher in the Belchertown public school system. He is a graduate of Westfield State College and has a master’s degree from American International College, Springfield. A Nov. 21 wedding is planned. … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 1, 2014

MEADE — Grace Palmer, daughter of Thomas Francis Meade IV and Alison Palmer (Branch) Meade, of Quincy, was born May 10 at Tufts Medical Center, Boston. The maternal grandparents are Dr. Alan Palmer Branch and Lynell McQuillan Branch of Leeds. The paternal grandparents are Thomas Francis Meade III of Quincy, and the late Francis McCrackin Meade. The maternal great-grandparents are the late Dr. … 0

Barcombs celebrate 50th

Friday, July 25, 2014

William and Evelyn Barcomb recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary, joined by family and friends at the Florence Elks Lodge. The couple were married on June 20, 1964. Bill and Evie built their life together in Southampton. They are proud and blessed with two sons, Steven and his wife, Donna, of Southampton; Robert … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, June 20, 2014

FELDMAN — Zoey Elizabeth, daughter of Rachael Elizabeth (Lessard) Feldman and Daniel Feldman of Mountain View, Calif., was born June 7 at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, Palo Alto, Calif. The maternal grandparents are Richard and Brenda Lessard of Williamsburg. The paternal grandparents are Jerry Feldman and … 0

Robertsons celebrate 60th

Friday, June 13, 2014

Janice and Robert Robertson of South Hadley recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Janice Marie Huey and Robert Laird Robertson were married June 19, 1954 at Colonial Oaks — the Huey farmhouse, in Aurora, N.Y. Janice earned her … 0

Bergerons celebrate 50th

Friday, June 13, 2014

Betty and Paul Bergeron of Southampton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Betty Fisher and Paul Bergeron were married June 13, 1964 in Easthampton. Betty is a graduate of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. Her … 0

At 103, Amherst resident gets the gold

Friday, June 13, 2014

AMHERST — When she turned 100 she was feted by her family and church. Upon her 101st birthday, she got written congratulations from longtime NBC weatherman personality Willard Scott. Now, after passing her 103rd birthday, Marietta Iantosca is … 1

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