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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 …

Engagement: Anna Wright & Christopher Kim

Friday, April 24, 2015

Anna Mary Soo Ok Wright and Christopher Sung Kyum Kim of Los Angeles California, along with their delighted families, announce their engagement.  The bride, the daughter of Jonathan and Meg Kelsey Wright of Northampton, is a graduate of …

Naming the baby

Friday, April 24, 2015

RATHBUN — Scott Shepard, son of Scott Rathbun and Lavonne Rathbun of Pelham, was born March 7, 2015 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Donald and Diane Shepard of Pelham. The paternal grandparents are William and Jane Rathbun of Leverett. Scott has one brother, …

Engagement: Elizabeth Tancredi & Samuel Gillam

Friday, April 24, 2015

Katherine and Robert Tancredi of Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Frances Trancredi of New York City, to Samuel Baker Gillam, also of New York City. Samuel is the son of William Gillam of Glen Burnie, …

Engagement: Katherine Biegner & Matthew Olbert

Friday, April 24, 2015

Michael and Christine Biegner of Easthampton announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Biegner of Easthampton, to Matthew Olbert of North Chelmsford. Matthew is the son of Adolf and Diane Olbert of North Chelmsford. Katherine is currently a …

Engagement: Laura Brady & Shane Signor

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thomas and Katherine Brady of Belchertown are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Laura Brady of Bath, Maine to Shane Signore, also of Bath. Shane is the son of Brenda Signor and Steph Biza of Westfield, and Keith …

Naming the baby

Friday, April 10, 2015

RIPLEY — Ty Michael, son of Cara and Scott Ripley of Newburyport, was born March 27 at Beverly Hospital, Beverly. The maternal grandparents are Michael and Gail O’Brien of Northampton. The paternal grandparents are Gregory and Ivana Ripley of Farmington, New York. The maternal great-grandmother is Norma O’Brien …

Wedding: Abigael Maginnis & Oliver Western

Friday, April 10, 2015

Abigael McDonald Maginnis and Oliver Charles Western, both of New York City, were married April 19, 2014, at Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina by Ted Silver, uncle of the bride. Rebekah Maginnis, sister of the bride, was the …

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 …