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Celebrations / Announcements

Geneva Della Bitta-Nickerson & Timothy Schmitt, Jr.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ann Della Bitta and Mark Nickerson of Amherst are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Geneva Rose Della Bitta-Nickerson, of Somerville, to Timothy P. Schmitt Jr., also of Somerville. Timothy is the son of Kacey and Timothy Schmitt of Amherst. Geneva attended Amherst schools and is currently studying for a doctorate degree at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Timothy is currently employed at Oracle Corporations. He attended Amherst schools and received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Massachusetts. An Aug. 22 wedding is planned. …

Samantha Walas & Ben Stafford

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mary and Jeff Walas of Sunderland announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Walas, to Ben Stafford, both of West Roxbury. Ben is the son of Michelle Hamilton and George Stafford of Turners Falls. Samantha is employed at Beth Israel Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She received her bachelor’s degree in …

Naming the baby

Friday, March 20, 2015

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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 …

Eleanor O’Rourke & Lent Clifton Johnson IV

Friday, November 21, 2014

Eleanor Mary O’Rourke and Lent Clifton Johnson IV, of Seattle, Washington, were married on Sept. 27 at the Abington Art Center in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. They chose to have the ceremony in Pennsylvania so that their grandmothers, Eleanor O’Rourke …

Carly Bassett & Patrick Duffin

Friday, November 21, 2014

Thomas Bassett and Beverly Shaw of Florence announce the engagement of their daughter, Carly Bassett to Patrick Duffin, both of Boston. Patrick is the son of Joseph Duffin and Ada Steinmetz-Duffin of Moorestown, New Jersey. Carly is employed …

Wedding Megan Lambert & Sean St. Marie

Friday, November 14, 2014

Megan Dowd Lambert and Sean Patrick St. Marie, both of Amherst, were married Oct. 11 at the home of the bride’s friends, the Bloom and Morse residence in Framingham. Hank Lambert, the bride’s uncle and godfather, officiated at …

Naming the baby

Friday, November 14, 2014

HOTZ — Gabriel Francis, son of Lauren Carmichael Hotz and Spencer Hotz of Easthampton, was born Oct. 13 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Mikkie Alves and Jerry Carmichael of Southampton. The paternal grandparents are Robert Hotz of Watertown and the late Donna Duprey. The …

Wedding Hannah Garlock Olshansky & Fernando Pazos

Friday, November 14, 2014

Hannah Garlock Olshansky and Fernando Joaquin Pazos, both of Brookline, were married Jan. 11 in a small private wedding in Florence. A wedding celebration was held Sept. 27 at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art in …

Didiers of Easthampton celebrate 50th

Friday, November 7, 2014

Jacqueline A. “Jackie” Thompson of Northampton and Lawrence J. “Larry” Didier of Port Washington, Wisconsin were married Oct. 24, 1964, in Blessed Sacrament Church, Northampton. The couple lived most of their married life in Middletown, Connecticut, and moved …

Gino Sorcinelli & Jennifer Anderson

Friday, November 7, 2014

Gino Sorcinelli and Jennifer Anderson, both of Florence, were married July 19 in Edwards Church of Northampton by Deb Moore, director of Christian education, and Jim Christensen, United Church of Christ minister. The maid of honor was Camille …

Naming the baby

Friday, November 7, 2014

THORESEN — Mackenzie Mary, daughter of Maggie Maginnis Thoresen and Scott Thoresen, of Framingham, was born Sept. 24 in Emerson Hospital, Concord. Maternal grandparents are William and Teresa Maginnis of Northampton. Paternal grandparents are Richard and Ruth Thoresen of The Villages, Florida. Maternal great-grandfather is Michael Crawley of …