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Celebrations / Announcements

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 29, 2014

LEMELIN — Mason Paul, son of Kyla (Lamere) and Joseph Lemelin, of West Springfield, was born July 12 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Patricia and William Lamere of Northampton. The paternal grandparents are Alice and Paul Lemelin of Heath. …

Eliza Summers & Stephen Frasier

Friday, August 29, 2014

Stephen J. Frasier, of Amherst, and Eliza A. Summers, of Belchertown, announce their engagement. Stephen is a professor and Elizabeth is a financial aid counselor, both at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. A fall wedding is planned. …

Naomi Judd & Jonathan Szymonik

Friday, August 22, 2014

Robert Judd Jr., of Chesterfield, and Donna Whiteley, of Southampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Naomi Judd, of South Hadley, to Jonathan Szymonik, also of South Hadley. Jonathan is the son of Albert and Rebecca Szymonik of South Hadley. Naomi is the self-employed owner of Mrs. Clean in South Hadley. She is …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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: …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …