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Celebrations / Announcements

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 of Amherst. Geneva attended Amherst schools and is currently studying for a doctorate degree at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Timothy is currently employed at Oracle Corporations. He attended Amherst schools and received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Massachusetts. An Aug. 22 wedding is planned. …

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 Beth Israel Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She received her bachelor’s degree in …

Naming the baby

Friday, March 20, 2015

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Naming the baby

Friday, January 9, 2015

ATWOOD — Cole Stephen, son of Michael A. and Ashley (Maiorano) Atwood of Norfolk, was born Dec. 13 in The Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton. The maternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Stephen Maiorano of Southampton. The paternal grandparents are Nancy and Steven Atwood of Mansfield. The paternal great-grandmother is …

Engaged: Alexandra Markiewicz and Adam Hebert

Friday, January 9, 2015

Danuta Markiewicz of Manlius, New York, is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Alexandra Markiewicz to Adam Hebert, both of Belchertown. Alexandra is also the daughter of the late Michal Markiewicz. Adam is the son of Anne and …

Engaged: Frances Gutter Lisk & Derek MacAllister

Friday, January 9, 2015

Susan Lisk of Hadley is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Frances Knight Gutter Lisk to Derek Scott MacAllister, both of Keene, New Hampshire. Frances is also the daughter of Robert Gutter of Sun City, Florida. Derek is …

Rachel Messeck & Tom Bonner

Friday, January 2, 2015

Harvey Messeck and Linda Tiley of Northampton are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Messeck of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Tom W. Bonner, also of Philadelphia. Tom is the son of Thomas J. Bonner and Susanne …

Dorothy and Michael Melnik of Hatfield celebrate 25th

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dorothy Desmond and Michael Melnik, Jr. were married Dec. 17, 1989 in Hatfield Congregational Church, North Hatfield. Michael works for the Department of Education at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System in Leeds. …

Ruby and Gaylon Donovan of West Chesterfield celebrate

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ruby and Gaylon Donovan of West Chesterfield celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27, 2014 with their family. Married in Westfield on Nov. 29, 1944, they have resided on Ireland Street all of their married life, and …

Naming the baby

Friday, December 19, 2014

LOVEN – Abigail Ann, daughter of Mark and Kelly Loven of Goshen, was born Nov. 30 2014 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Robert and Pearl Burrington of Charlemont. The paternal grandparents are Ronald and Joan Loven of Goshen. The maternal great-grandmother is Constance …

Kathleen Tobin & Robert Wyckoff

Friday, December 19, 2014

Kathleen Tobin and Robert Wyckoff were married Saturday, July 26, on a private beach at Chequessett Yacht & Country Club, Wellfleet, in a ceremony performed by the Reverend Nicholas J. Boas. The bridesmaids were Mallory (Tobin) Griffin, Michelle …

Amherst native Richard ‘Jerry’ Snyder receives Congressional Gold Medal for Civil Air Patrol service

Friday, December 19, 2014

AMHERST — An Amherst native who trained with the Civil Air Patrol in Northampton during World War II is among nearly 100 surviving volunteers who recently were given Congressional Gold Medals, the highest civilian honor for their service to the United States. Richard “Jerry” Snyder, who has made …

Emma Osborne & Jason Aldrich

Friday, December 12, 2014

Emma Osborne and Jason Aldrich, both of Amherst, were married Sept. 13 at The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst by the Rev. Sarah Buteux. The matron of honor was Katy Hogan and the bridesmaids were Charity Delsie, Abby …