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Celebrations / Announcements

Engagement: William Musante & Emily Klassen

Friday, June 26, 2015

William J. and Maureen (Nolan) Musante, of Florence, announce the engagement of their son, William “Bill” Musante, to Emily Klassen, both of Alexandria, Virginia. Emily is the daughter of Richard and Nancy Klassen of St. Louis, Missouri. The bride is an events manager at Virtue Feed and Grain in Alexandria. She earned a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies from the …

Naming the baby

Friday, June 26, 2015

GRUSZKOWSKI — Zakary John, son of Michael and Mary Gruszkowski of Southampton, was born April 26, 2015 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Charles and Caroline Growhoski of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Walter Gruszkowski of Chesterville, Maine and Valeda Andrew of Greenfield. Zakary has two brothers, Jacob and Nathan. …

Northampton fundraiser to celebrate 100th birthday of activist Rose ‘Arky’ Markham

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

NORTHAMPTON — A fundraiser Sunday at Smith College for the Markham-Nathan Fund for Social Justice will celebrate a major birthday milestone for one of its founders. Social justice activist Rose “Arky” Markham turns 100 years old June 21, and an event celebrating her birthday is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m. at the Smith College Conference Center, 49 College Lane. Donations will be …

Naming the baby

Friday, February 27, 2015

ST. MARIE — Jesse Patrick Lambert, son of Megan D. and Sean P. Lambert St. Marie of Amherst, was born Feb. 19 at The Birthplace, Baystate Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield. The maternal grandparents are Linda Dowd Lambert of Amherst and Raymond Lambert of Brattleboro, Vermont. The paternal grandparents …

Leah Sands & Adam Duffield

Friday, February 20, 2015

James and Rita Sands of Goshen announce the engagement of their daughter, Leah Ashlan Sands, to Adam Michael Duffield, both of Revere. Adam is the son of William and Renee Duffield of Brookfield Connecticut. Leah is administrator for …

Brazil’s have-nots take in Carnival parades from afar

Monday, February 16, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO — Neuza Maria Terreira loves Carnival so much that neither the pouring rain nor the stench of a sewage-filled canal can keep her from getting as close as possible to Rio de Janeiro’s world-famous samba …

Naming the baby

Friday, February 13, 2015

GATZ — Caroline Ann, daughter of Jason and Jaclyn Gatz of Columbia, Missouri, was born Feb. 8 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia. The maternal grandparents are Richard and Julie Neylon of Hadley, and the paternal grandparents are Ronald Gatz and the late Deborah Gatz of Joplin, Missouri. …

Lilah Brown & Paul Desabrais

Friday, February 13, 2015

Marthe and David Young of Easthampton and Benjamin Brown of Worthington are pleased to announce the upcoming marriage of their daughter, Lilah Brown, to Paul Desabrais, son of Karen and Roger Desabrais Jr. of Middlebury, Vermont. Paul and …

Engagement: Andres Bustamante & Krystal Santos

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hilda M. Puente is announcing the engagement of her son, Andres Sebastian Bustamante, to Krystal Alexis Santos, both of Miami, Florida. Andres is the son of Hilda M. Puente of Amherst and Eduardo M. Bustamante of Easthampton. He …

Naming the baby

Friday, February 6, 2015

HOLMES — Zachary Brian, son of Keith and Melinda Holmes of Westfield, was born Sept. 25 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Janet and Michael Zmaczynski of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Donna Holmes and the late Brian Holmes of Manchester, Connecticut. …

Joey and JB Mitchell celebrate 51st wedding anniversary

Friday, February 6, 2015

Joey Fitts and JB Mitchell of Brimfield, were married Feb. 7, 1964. Joey attended Amherst schools and nursing school, and worked at the Veterans Administration hospital in Leeds for more than 20 years. JB attended school in Tennessee. …

Travelers like plan for rail link to NY’s LaGuardia

Sunday, January 25, 2015

NEW YORK — Tom Fiore knows what it’s like to sit in a taxi for as long as two agonizing hours, over bridges or through a tunnel, to travel a mere eight miles from midtown Manhattan to LaGuardia …

Eva Gerstel of Easthampton celebrates 100 years of feminism

Friday, January 23, 2015

EASTHAMPTON — At 100, self-proclaimed feminist Eva Gerstel is not shy about offering her opinion — not that she has ever been. On whether she was excited for her 100th birthday party, scheduled for Saturday: “To tell you …