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LISA BLANCHETTE and TIMOTHY BESIER

Lisa Blanchette & & Timothy Besier

Friday, July 4, 2014

Liz Robbins and John Blanchette, of Southampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Blanchette of Charlotte, North Carolina, to Timothy Besier, also of Charlotte. Lisa, a 2005 graduate of Northampton High School, received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut in 2011. She completed two years of residency training in Boston and Hartford, and is an infectious disease clinical pharmacist at a 600-bed acute care hospital in Charlotte. Timothy is the son of Kurt and Pamela Besier of Old Lyme, Conn., and an assistant project manager for a national environmental consulting firm. He is a 2005 graduate of Old Lyme High … 0

Sharing your special news

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Daily Hampshire Gazette publishes news about weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies and adoptions with local connections. There is a small charge for wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. Forms and information about submitting announcements can be found at GazetteNET.com. Look for Reader Service at the top right on the page. Or type in www.gazettenet.com/reader-services. All forms for submitting information to the Gazette can … 0

Bells celebrate 50th anniversary

Friday, July 4, 2014

Ronald and Elizabeth Bell of Amherst are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Elizabeth Anne Beckman and Ronald Eugene Bell were married July 5, 1964 in Dessie, Ethiopia, where they were serving as Peace Corps volunteers. The Bells have two children, Christine Tsehi Bell of Providence, R.I., and Jonathan Matthew Bell, of Amherst. Elizabeth received … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, March 14, 2014

THIBODEAU — Bradley Thaddeus, son of Tanrah Slabinski and Seth Thibodeau of Easthampton, was born Feb. 15 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Shelly and Sean Sullivan of Easthampton and the late Thaddeus (Ted) Slabinski of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Dave and Laura … 1

Abigael Maginnis & Oliver Western

Friday, March 7, 2014

Timothy E. and Patricia M. Maginnis of Westhampton announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigael McDonald Maginnis, of New York City, to Oliver Charles Western, also of New York. He is the son of Dr. Dominique Coulet DuGard … 0

Hendricks celebrate 70th

Friday, March 7, 2014

Leona Beach and Robert Hendrick were married March 9, 1944 in Hartford, Conn. The couple live in Southampton and have two daughters, Verna Plona of Saint Augustine, Fla., and June Hendrick of Tunbridge, Vt.; five grandchildren, and eight … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, March 7, 2014

FILLIO — Camden John, son of John and Heather Fillio of Hadley, was born Dec. 5, 2013 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Marianne Kelley Wanczyk and Peter Wanczyk Sr., of Hadley. The paternal grandparents are Pamela Fillio and Glenn Fillio of Dalton. Camden has … 0

Meagan Sanderson & Dan Murphy

Friday, February 28, 2014

Alan Sanderson Jr. and Cindy Sanderson, of Whately, announce the engagement of their daughter, Meagan Sanderson of Whately, to Dan Murphy of Westfield. He is the son of Tim and Eileen Murphy of Westfield. Meagan is a Head … 0

Naming the baby

Friday, February 28, 2014

ANDRIKIDIS — Izabella Jo, daughter of Philip Andrikidis and Shelagh Payant, of Florence, was born Dec. 7 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Marcia and David Payant of Greenfield. The paternal grandparents are George and Mary Cay Andrikidis of Florence. The maternal great-grandparents are … 0

Amy Yencharis & Ben Turner

Friday, February 28, 2014

Richard and Ann Turner of Williamsburg are happy to announce the engagement of their son, Ben Turner, to Amy Yencharis, of Massapequa, Long Island. She is the daughter of Joanne and Leonard Yencharis, also of Massapequa. Amy, who … 0

Heather Lively & Jason Goodhind

Friday, February 21, 2014

Heather E. Lively and Jason J. Goodhind, both of Hadley, were married Oct. 13, 2013 at Johnson Chapel at Amherst College, Amherst. Virginia E. Asel officiated at the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Kenneth and Andrea … 0

Jennifer Anderson & Gino Sorcinelli

Friday, February 21, 2014

Gino and Mary Deane Sorcinelli of Amherst, parents of Gino Griffin Sorcinelli of Florence, announce the engagement of their son to Jennifer Ann Anderson, also of Florence. She is the daughter of Elaine Anderson of Wolfeboro, N.H., and … 0

Michael Crawley celebrates 100th birthday

Friday, February 14, 2014

Michael Crawley, a former Northampton resident who lives at Linda Manor in Haydenville, will celebrate his 100th birthday on Feb. 21. According to his family, Crawley still enjoys taking to the dance floor, reading his many books, and … 0