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Celebrations / Announcements

Stanley E. and Darlene T. Plaza celebrate 40th

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stanley E. and Darlene T. (Bliznak) Plaza were married May 17, 1975, at the St. John Cantius Church in Northampton. Stanley and Darlene live in Easthampton. Stanley graduated from the Williston Northampton School. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to his retirement Stanley worked as cost accounting supervisor at the former Tubed Products in Easthampton and L3 KEO (Kollmorgen) in Northampton. For numerous years Stanley was an avid accordion player in local bands that included the Sparko Brothers, Chet Dragon and Ken Morey bands. At present during his retirement, he enjoys traveling with his family. He also volunteers …

Wedding: Sarah Miles & James Winston

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sarah Miles and James Bennett Winston were married March 29 at Congregation Bnai Israel, Northampton, by Rabbi Justin David. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Congregation Bnai Israel. Sarah is the daughter of the late Jack and Dina Miles of Brooklyn, New York. A billing manager for Cooley Dickinson Medical Group, …

Engagement: Cassandra Boughton & Connor Daly

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cassandra Lynne Boughton and Connor Bergin Daly of Sherman Oaks, California, are happy to announce their engagement. Cassandra, formerly of Farmington, Illinois, is the daughter of Theresa Boughton of Farmington and Mark Boughton of East Peoria. Connor, formerly from Leverett, is the son of Alison Whitlock of Belfast, Maine and Jerry Daly of …

Kaela Chevalier & David Konefal

Friday, January 16, 2015

Saint Joseph Church in Boston was the setting for the August 2, 2014 marriage of Kaela Coughlin Chevalier and David John Konefal. The parents of the bride are Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Chevalier (Jane) of South Hadley. The …

Naming the baby

Friday, January 9, 2015

ATWOOD — Cole Stephen, son of Michael A. and Ashley (Maiorano) Atwood of Norfolk, was born Dec. 13 in The Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton. The maternal grandparents are Elizabeth and Stephen Maiorano of Southampton. The paternal grandparents are Nancy and Steven Atwood of Mansfield. The paternal great-grandmother is …

Engaged: Alexandra Markiewicz and Adam Hebert

Friday, January 9, 2015

Danuta Markiewicz of Manlius, New York, is announcing the engagement of her daughter, Alexandra Markiewicz to Adam Hebert, both of Belchertown. Alexandra is also the daughter of the late Michal Markiewicz. Adam is the son of Anne and …

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 …