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Celebrations / Announcements

Engagement: Douglas Thayer & Kristin Torres

Friday, September 4, 2015

Richard and Mary (Elder) Thayer of Hadley announce the engagement of their son, Douglas Thayer, to Kristen Torres, both of Hadley. Kristen is the daughter of Christine Torres of Long Island, New York. Kristen earned her bachelor’s degree in human development and psychology from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, Florida, in 2012, and her master’s in education with a school counseling concentration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, in 2015. Douglas works for Winton Corp., a property management company. He earned his bachelor’s degree in business from Eckerd College in 2012, and is working on his master’s degree in facilities management from the Wentworth Institute …

Wedding: Cynthia Rauch & Daniel Willard

Friday, September 4, 2015

Daniel H. Willard and Cynthia Englehardt Rauch, both of Northampton, were married May 23 at 11 a.m. at Willard Riverfront Park in the Northampton Meadows by the Connecticut River, by retired judge, Justice of the Peace Lillian Miranda. The groom is the son of Doris and Harold Willard of Northampton. The bride is …

Naming the baby

Friday, September 4, 2015

BOURDON LEVY — Vera Louise, daughter of Nicole Bourdon and Joshua Levy of Florence, was born Aug. 21 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital. The maternal grandparents are Deborah and David Bourdon of Southampton. The paternal grandparents are Susan and Morey Levy of Shelburne, Vermont. The maternal great-grandmothers are Mary Caldwell of Florida and Dorothy Bourdon of Florida. The paternal great-grandmother is Belle Perskey …

Engagement: William Musante & Emily Klassen

Friday, June 26, 2015

William J. and Maureen (Nolan) Musante, of Florence, announce the engagement of their son, William “Bill” Musante, to Emily Klassen, both of Alexandria, Virginia. Emily is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Klassen of St. Louis, Missouri. The …

Naming the baby

Friday, June 26, 2015

GRUSZKOWSKI — Zakary John, son of Michael and Mary Gruszkowski of Southampton, was born April 26, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Charles and Caroline Growhoski of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Walter Gruszkowski of Chesterville, Maine and Valeda Andrew of Greenfield. Zakary …

Northampton fundraiser to celebrate 100th birthday of activist Rose ‘Arky’ Markham

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A fundraiser Sunday at Smith College for the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice will celebrate a major birthday milestone for one of its founders. Social justice activist Rose “Arky” Markham turns 100 years old June 21, and an event celebrating her birthday is scheduled for 4 …

Naming the baby

Friday, June 12, 2015

GAUGER — Benjamin Edmund, son of Todd and Amy Gauger of Easthampton, was born April 30, 2015 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Howard and Marcia Booker of Ashfield. The paternal grandparents are Frederick and Barbara Gauger of Southampton. The paternal great-grandmother is Berta …

Peter and Barbara Grygorcewicz celebrate 60th

Friday, June 12, 2015

Peter and Barbara Grygorcewicz of Easthampton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary May 16, with a Mass at Our Lady of the Valley Parish in Easthampton followed by dinner at Pizza 99 in Southampton with their children, grandchildren and …

Northampton graduates look toward life ‘beyond the bubble’

Sunday, June 7, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — On a beautiful day that seemed a perfect symbol of hope and future good times, some 222 Northampton High School seniors received something they’d been busy working toward for the last four years: a diploma. And …

Engagement: Kelsey Sulinski & Thomas Pettigrew

Friday, June 5, 2015

Kelsey L. Sulinski and Thomas Pettigrew, both of Sarasota, Florida, were married at the historic Palmetto Inn, Palmetto, Florida, Feb. 28, 2015 by the bride’s aunt, Michelle Gallagher. A poem chosen by the couple was recited by Lesléa …

Engagement: Benjamin Rae & Karen Martinez Ona

Friday, June 5, 2015

Benjamin Allen Rae and Karen Ivonne Martinez Oña, both of New York City, were married Jan. 10, 2015 at Catedral Castrense in LaPaz, Bolivia by Bishop Oscar Aparecio. A reception was held at La Castela in LaPaz, and …

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, …