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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 his home in Arizona since the 1950s, was one of 46 alumni of the Civil Air Patrol who attended a recognition ceremony …

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 Fuhrman and Becky Downey. The flower girl was Zivia Parikh. The best man was Nathan …

Naming the baby

Friday, December 5, 2014

WASKIEWICZ — Cash John, son of Brian and Sarah Waskiewicz of Sunderland, was born Aug. 8 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Tim and Donna Mimitz of Williamsburg. The paternal grandparents are Joanne Keller of Hadley and the late Richard Waskiewicz, formerly of Hadley. The maternal great-grandfather is Robert Mimitz Sr. of Florence. The paternal great-grandparents are Donald and …

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 …

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 15, 2014

KIRIAKOPOULOS — Nora Cecelia and Elizabeth Rita, twin daughters of Annie Scagel and Alex Kiriakopoulos of Northampton, were born June 24 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Ann B. Scagel of Northampton and the late Edwin Scagel. The paternal grandmother is Elizabeth A. Curtin of …

Heather Labrecque & Timothy Hodnicki

Friday, August 15, 2014

Heather Labrecque, of South Hadley, is announcing her engagement to Timothy Hodnicki, also of South Hadley. Heather is the daughter of Nancy and Allen Bisbee of Easthampton. She works for the United States Postal Service and is a …

Naming the Baby

Friday, August 8, 2014

BATTEY — Bowen Daniel, son of Jason and Courtney Battey, of Worthington, was born July 28, 2014 in the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Paul and Shelley Cronin of Williamsburg. The paternal grandparents are Mark and Joy Battey of Florence. The maternal great- grandparents are …

Margaret Shepard & Stephen Orszulak

Friday, August 1, 2014

Kevin and Donna Shepard, of Easthampton, and Paul and Colleen Orszulak, of Ware, announce the engagement of their children, Margaret Shepard and Stephen Orszulak, both of South Hadley. Margaret is a teacher in the Ware public school system. …