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Celebrations / Announcements

Naming the Baby

Friday, April 11, 2014

MARTZ — Gitel Joy, daughter of Gabe Martz and Sarah (Burns) Martz of Charleston, S.C., was born March 16 in a Prius in front of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. The maternal grandparents are Donna and Barry Harbinson of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada and the late Fred Burns of St. John, New Brunswick. The paternal grandparents are Phyllis and Eric Martz of Amherst. The maternal great-grandmother is … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, April 4, 2014

BALKUS — Liam Thomas, son of Thomas Balkus and Lindsay Rhoades, of Holyoke, was born March 15 at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are John and Lisa Rhoades of Florence. The paternal grandparents are Joan and Robert Tremblay of St. Cloud, Fla., and Thomas and Julie Balkus of Ocala, Fla. The maternal great-grandparents are Kathleen Kowalski and the late … 0

Allison Prucnal & Kevin Newton

Friday, April 4, 2014

Allison Prucnal and Kevin Newton, both of Norwood, were married Sept. 20 at Our Lady of the Valley Church, Easthampton, by Father Christopher Malatesta. The bride 23, is the daughter of Kathleen and Lawrence Caputo, and Duane Prucnal, all of Southampton. The groom, 26, is the son of Beth and Forrest Newton Jr. … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, November 22, 2013

LAFLAMME — Evan Richard, son of Tara and Nathan LaFlamme, of Granby, was born Oct. 16 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Nancy Robertson of Florence, and Bruce and Laura Guyette of Northampton. The paternal grandparents are Bruce and Debra LaFlamme of Granby. The … 0

Danica Kucinski & Kevin Parker

Friday, November 22, 2013

Vivian and Roman Kucinski of Shutesbury are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Danica Faith Kucinski, to Kevin David Parker, son of Annemarie and David Parker of South Windsor, Conn. The couple live in Laurel, Md. … 0

Briana Matuszko & Jeffrey Costa

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Dan and Deb Matuszko of Leverett announce the engagement of their daughter, Briana Matuszko of Northampton, to Jeffrey Costa, also of Northampton. He is the son of Marianne Costa of Fall River, and James Costa of Plymouth. Briana, … 0

Anna Dagarin & Daniel Scott

Friday, November 8, 2013

Anna B. Dagarin and Daniel S. Scott, both of Easthampton, were married May 9 at the Garden House at Look Park, Florence, by the Rev. Steve Behlke. The bride, 21, is the daughter of Doug and Barbara Dagarin … 0

Jenna Hubbard & Philipp Karcher

Friday, November 8, 2013

Julia and Richard Hubbard, of New Salem, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Elizabeth Hubbard, of Jamaica Plain, to Philipp Henning Karcher, also of Jamaica Plain. Philipp is the son of Candy and Henning Karcher of Antipolo … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, November 8, 2013

MACGREGOR — Ryan Daniel, son of Ian MacGregor and Katie Wojtowicz-MacGregor of Hadley, was born Oct. 25 at Baystate Medical Center, Springfield. The maternal grandparents are Paula and Nick Wojtowicz of Hadley. The paternal grandparents are Dan and JoAnne MacGregor of Peabody. Ryan has one sister, Reese. … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, November 1, 2013

BLONIARZ — Jacob Edward, son of Edward J. and Jenny (White) Bloniarz, of Easthampton, was born May 19 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Jeanmarie and Charles Bayer, of Florence. The paternal grandparents are Edward Blain of Bailey Island, Maine, and Joanne Barclay of Southampton. … 0

Catherine McNally & Jeffrey Gnatek

Friday, November 1, 2013

Catherine E. McNally and Jeffrey M. Gnatek were married June 8 at their home in Worcester. The ceremony was performed by James Michael Patterson, a friend of the couple. The bride is the daughter of Catherine R. and … 0

Emma Morzuch & Lyndon Iles

Friday, November 1, 2013

Emma Louisa Morzuch and Lyndon Geoffrey Iles, both of Carlton, in Victoria, Australia, were married June 8 at Bucknall Memorial Church, at Tullaroop Reservoir, Rodborough, Victoria. Valerie Williams, a civil celebrant, officiated at the ceremony. The bride is … 0

Naming the baby

Friday, October 25, 2013

SIMMONDS-MELNIK — Eliana Jane, daughter of Marilee Simmonds-Melnik and Daniel Melnik, of Leeds, was born Sept. 24 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandmother is Joan Simmonds of Conche, in Newfoundland, Canada. The paternal grandparents are Alice and Pat Melnik of Leeds. MELNIK — Zara Alice, … 0