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Celebrations / Announcements

Dale and Edith Cadran celebrate 55th anniversary

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dale and Edith Cadran (nee Molongoski) of Westfield and Naples, Florida, and former 30 year residents of Southampton, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with local family and friends with a party in July. They met in high school and were married at Our Lady of Czestehowa Parish in Turners Falls on Nov. 21, 1959, while Dale was serving in the U.S. Air Force. He retired after a career as a microbiologist with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and a 29- year tenure as a professor and administrator at Holyoke Community College, where he founded the environmental science program and served as the dean of …

Engagement: Melanie Hentz & Collin Laurin

Friday, August 21, 2015

Patty and John Hentz of Hatfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Hentz, to Collin Laurin, son of Becky and Jamie Laurin of Hatfield. The couple met while performing together in the school musical “Fiddler on the Roof” at their alma mater, Smith Academy High School in Hatfield. He …

Wedding: Katie Szpila & Jon Kelley

Friday, August 21, 2015

Katie Szpila of Easthampton and Jon Kelley of Florence were married June 27 at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Easthampton by Father John Gawienowski. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Kathy Szpila of Easthampton. She is employed as a certified registered nurse anesthetist by Springfield Anesthesia. She is a …

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,” …

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, …

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. …

Stanley E. and Darlene T. Plaza celebrate 40th

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stanley E. and Darlene T. (Bliznak) Plaza were married May 17, 1975, at the St. John Cantius Church in Northampton. Stanley and Darlene live in Easthampton. Stanley graduated from the Williston Northampton School. He received his bachelor’s degree …

Wedding: Sarah Miles & James Winston

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sarah Miles and James Bennett Winston were married March 29 at Congregation Bnai Israel, Northampton, by Rabbi Justin David. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Congregation Bnai Israel. Sarah is the daughter of the late Jack …

Engagement: Cassandra Boughton & Connor Daly

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cassandra Lynne Boughton and Connor Bergin Daly of Sherman Oaks, California, are happy to announce their engagement. Cassandra, formerly of Farmington, Illinois, is the daughter of Theresa Boughton of Farmington and Mark Boughton of East Peoria. Connor, formerly …

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 …