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Celebrations / Announcements

Naming the Baby

Friday, October 17, 2014

BARRY — Maeve Naughton, daughter of Garrett J. Barry and Shannon Naughton Barry of Whately, was born Sept. 30 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Sandra Shields of Westfield and David Horan of Westfield. The paternal grandmother is Bonnie Barry of West Hatfield. The maternal great-grandmother is Kathryn Naughton of North Adams. DAVEY — Griffin Sirius Davey, son of Patrick Sullivan and Rachel Davey of Hardwick, Vermont, …

Fosters celebrate 60th

Friday, October 10, 2014

John and Georgana Foster, of Northampton, recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary at the Mount Toby Friends Meeting in Leverett. Georgana Falb and John Foster married each other, in the custom of Quakers, at the Providence, R. I. Friends Meeting on Sept. 4, 1954. The couple met in India in 1952 where they …

Naming the Baby

Friday, October 10, 2014

BOND — Emma Ann, daughter of Elissa A. and Jesse F. Bond of Easthampton, was born Oct. 2 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Donna and John Storozuk of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Deborah and Stephen Bond of Northampton. The maternal great-grandmother is Jane Mumblow of Easthampton. Emma has two brothers, Nathan Bond and Jackson Bond. …

At 103, Amherst resident gets the gold

Friday, June 13, 2014

AMHERST — When she turned 100 she was feted by her family and church. Upon her 101st birthday, she got written congratulations from longtime NBC weatherman personality Willard Scott. Now, after passing her 103rd birthday, Marietta Iantosca is …

Naming the Baby

Friday, June 13, 2014

KELLEY — Catherine Christine, daughter of Christine and Matthew Kelley, of Hadley, was born June 3 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Stanley and Lorraine Alexander of Setauket, N.Y. The paternal grandparents are Robert and Marie Kelley of Westford. JOHNSON — Harper Grace, daughter …

Rainfords celebrate 50th

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sheila (Woodhouse) and Alan Rainford, of Amherst, were married June 6, 1964 in New Bedford. Sheila is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her working career included positions as teacher, homemaker, local historian, editor and author. …

Naming the Baby

Friday, June 6, 2014

SKOGLUND — Granite Ravine, daughter of Colby (Campbell) Skoglund and Benjamin Skoglund, of South Burlington, Vt., was born May 13 at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. The maternal grandparents are Carroll Campbell of Waterford, Vt., and the late Dr. Robert Campbell. The paternal grandparents are Dennis and Jan …

Naming the Baby

Friday, May 23, 2014

Information on events, classes and workshops offered by area community senior centers is available on their respective websites, listed below. Amherst Senior Center/ Council On Aging Bangs Center, 70 Boltwood Walk Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 259-3060 www.amherstma.gov/seniorcenter Belchertown Senior Center 60 State St. Hours: …

Hilary Doe & Zachary Kolodin

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hilary Anne Doe and Zachary John Fries Kolodin, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., were married June 8, 2013, at Blue Dress Barn in Benton Harbor, Mich., by the Rev. Ruth Zwald. The groom is the son of John Kolodin of Shelburne Falls and Gail Fries of Hadley. He is …

April Madera & Dustin Sawicki

Friday, May 23, 2014

Heidi and Stanley Sawicki, of Florence, announce the engagement of their son, Dustin M. Sawicki, of San Diego, California, to April R. Madera, also of San Diego. April is the daughter of Francisco and Myrna Madera of Hayward, …

US judge overturns Pa. gay marriage ban

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday in a decision that legalized same-sex unions throughout the Northeast and sent couples racing to pick up licenses. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones …

Federal judge overturns Oregon gay marriage ban

Monday, May 19, 2014

SEATTLE — For Portland attorney Julie Engbloom, “the biggest stress of the last 48 hours” wasn’t waiting for U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to decide whether to overturn Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. It wasn’t whether she popped …

Naming the Baby

Friday, May 16, 2014

HOYT — Joanna Marie, daughter of Regina Johanna and Sean Deming Hoyt of Trinity, Fla., was born May 8 at Mease Countryside Hospital, Safety Harbor, Florida. The maternal grandparents are Donna Shotwell of Trinity, Fla., and Robert Shotwell of Enfield, Connecticut. The paternal grandparents are Joanna and Victor …