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Celebrations / Announcements

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. Their children are Jim and Amanda Griffin, with grandsons Liam and Brendan of Concord, New Hampshire; Maureen and Alan Sucharski, with granddaughter, …

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 raised their five children: Michael, Pamela, Mary, Mark and Matthew there. They have 12 grandchildren …

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 Burrington of Charlemont. The paternal great-grandparents are Elizabeth Loven and Norman Arnold of Goshen and …

Naming the Baby

Friday, October 3, 2014

ETHIER — Maggie Ann, daughter of Kelly and Craig Ethier of Huntington, was born Aug. 27 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Karl and Colleen Wickland of Chesterfield. The paternal grandparents are Debra Burgen of Westfield and William Ethier of Chicopee. The maternal great-grandmother is …

Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark 1964 free speech protests

Monday, September 29, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. — Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in a student protest over free speech restrictions on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Thousands of demonstrators surrounded the police car in which Weinberg was detained for 32 hours. Subsequent protests …

Hansons celebrate 50th

Friday, September 26, 2014

Joan Frances Matteson and Allen Ralph Hanson of Shutesbury were married Aug. 23, 1964, at Zion Episcopal Church in Morris, New York. Joan graduated from the State University of New York, Oneonta, with a bachelor’s degree in education. …

Naming the Baby

Friday, September 19, 2014

WINNIE — Brooke Allison, daughter of Craig and Amy Winnie, of Easthampton, was born Aug. 7 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. Brooke has one brother, Austin. …

Joel von Ranson & John Sublett

Friday, September 19, 2014

Joel von Ranson and John Edward “Teddy” Sublett are to be married Sept. 20 by Sag Harbor Village Justice Andrea Schiavoni at Wolffer Estate Vineyard in Sagaponack, New York. Joel, 46, is a partner at the executive recruiting …

Saskia Sidenfaden & Zachary Schlappi

Friday, September 19, 2014

Dale and Diane Schlappi, of Sunderland, are announcing the engagement of their son, Zachary Schlappi, to Saskia Sidenfaden. The couple live in New York City. Zachary is the art director at Avalanche Studios in New York City, and …

Cheryl Hewes & Gerald Cranston

Friday, September 19, 2014

Cheryl Hewes and Gerald “Fuzz” Cranston, both of Williamsburg, were married July 29 in Childs Park, Northampton, by the Rev. Mikki Viereck. Family members serving as honor attendants were Bob and Peggy Hewes, Gerry and Raeann Cranston, Kayla …

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 …