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Celebrations / Announcements

Engagement: Anna Wright & Christopher Kim

Friday, April 24, 2015

Anna Mary Soo Ok Wright and Christopher Sung Kyum Kim of Los Angeles California, along with their delighted families, announce their engagement.  The bride, the daughter of Jonathan and Meg Kelsey Wright of Northampton, is a graduate of Northampton High School and the University of Massachusetts, lives with her son, Andrew Jason Wright, and currently works in the aerospace industry.    The groom, the son of Jane In Hwa Kim and the late David Young U Kim, of Los Angeles, is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and of Southwestern Law School. He is a partner in the family law firm. A Los …

Naming the baby

Friday, April 24, 2015

RATHBUN — Scott Shepard, son of Scott Rathbun and Lavonne Rathbun of Pelham, was born March 7, 2015 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Donald and Diane Shepard of Pelham. The paternal grandparents are William and Jane Rathbun of Leverett. Scott has one brother, Jack Rathbun. …

Engagement: Elizabeth Tancredi & Samuel Gillam

Friday, April 24, 2015

Katherine and Robert Tancredi of Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Frances Trancredi of New York City, to Samuel Baker Gillam, also of New York City. Samuel is the son of William Gillam of Glen Burnie, Maryland and Patricia Hutton of Severn, Maryland. Elizabeth is an actor working in New York …

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 …

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. …

Job gains put US on pace for best growth since ’99

Friday, December 5, 2014

WASHINGTON — The resurgence in U.S. hiring accelerated in November and put 2014 on track to be the healthiest year for job growth since 1999. The gain of a robust 321,000 jobs — the most in nearly three …