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Celebrations / Announcements

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 of Newtown Square, and Josephine Ahlum of Sellersville, who are both in their 90s, could attend. The bride, best known in the Northampton area as Nell, is a 2007 graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine. Her parents, Marylynn Salmon, a historian, and Joseph O’Rourke, the associate provost and dean for academic development at Smith College, live in Florence. The groom, Cliff, is also a 2007 graduate …

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 at TotalOffice Interiors in Boston. She is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, …

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 the ceremony, and the groom’s nieces, Bradyn St. Marie and Sienna Caron, gave readings. The …

Bergerons celebrate 50th

Friday, June 13, 2014

Betty and Paul Bergeron of Southampton recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Betty Fisher and Paul Bergeron were married June 13, 1964 in Easthampton. Betty is a graduate of Smith Vocational and Agricultural High School in Northampton. Her …

At 103, Amherst resident gets the gold

Friday, June 13, 2014

AMHERST — When she turned 100 she was feted by her family and church. Upon her 101st birthday, she got written congratulations from longtime NBC weatherman personality Willard Scott. Now, after passing her 103rd birthday, Marietta Iantosca is …

Naming the Baby

Friday, June 13, 2014

KELLEY — Catherine Christine, daughter of Christine and Matthew Kelley, of Hadley, was born June 3 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Stanley and Lorraine Alexander of Setauket, N.Y. The paternal grandparents are Robert and Marie Kelley of Westford. JOHNSON — Harper Grace, daughter …

Rainfords celebrate 50th

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sheila (Woodhouse) and Alan Rainford, of Amherst, were married June 6, 1964 in New Bedford. Sheila is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her working career included positions as teacher, homemaker, local historian, editor and author. …

Naming the Baby

Friday, June 6, 2014

SKOGLUND — Granite Ravine, daughter of Colby (Campbell) Skoglund and Benjamin Skoglund, of South Burlington, Vt., was born May 13 at Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington. The maternal grandparents are Carroll Campbell of Waterford, Vt., and the late Dr. Robert Campbell. The paternal grandparents are Dennis and Jan …

Naming the Baby

Friday, May 23, 2014

Information on events, classes and workshops offered by area community senior centers is available on their respective websites, listed below. Amherst Senior Center/ Council On Aging Bangs Center, 70 Boltwood Walk Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Phone: 259-3060 www.amherstma.gov/seniorcenter Belchertown Senior Center 60 State St. Hours: …

Hilary Doe & Zachary Kolodin

Friday, May 23, 2014

Hilary Anne Doe and Zachary John Fries Kolodin, both of Brooklyn, N.Y., were married June 8, 2013, at Blue Dress Barn in Benton Harbor, Mich., by the Rev. Ruth Zwald. The groom is the son of John Kolodin of Shelburne Falls and Gail Fries of Hadley. He is …

April Madera & Dustin Sawicki

Friday, May 23, 2014

Heidi and Stanley Sawicki, of Florence, announce the engagement of their son, Dustin M. Sawicki, of San Diego, California, to April R. Madera, also of San Diego. April is the daughter of Francisco and Myrna Madera of Hayward, …

US judge overturns Pa. gay marriage ban

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage was overturned by a federal judge Tuesday in a decision that legalized same-sex unions throughout the Northeast and sent couples racing to pick up licenses. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones …

Federal judge overturns Oregon gay marriage ban

Monday, May 19, 2014

SEATTLE — For Portland attorney Julie Engbloom, “the biggest stress of the last 48 hours” wasn’t waiting for U.S. District Judge Michael McShane to decide whether to overturn Oregon’s ban on same-sex marriage. It wasn’t whether she popped …