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Dale and Edith Cadran celebrate 55th anniversary

Friday, August 21, 2015

Dale and Edith Cadran (nee Molongoski) of Westfield and Naples, Florida, and former 30 year residents of Southampton, celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with local family and friends with a party in July. They met in high school and were married at Our Lady of Czestehowa Parish in Turners Falls on Nov. 21, 1959, while Dale was serving in the U.S. Air Force. He retired after a career as a microbiologist with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and a 29- year tenure as a professor and administrator at Holyoke Community College, where he founded the environmental science program and served as the dean of …

Engagement: Melanie Hentz & Collin Laurin

Friday, August 21, 2015

Patty and John Hentz of Hatfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Melanie Hentz, to Collin Laurin, son of Becky and Jamie Laurin of Hatfield. The couple met while performing together in the school musical “Fiddler on the Roof” at their alma mater, Smith Academy High School in Hatfield. He …

Wedding: Katie Szpila & Jon Kelley

Friday, August 21, 2015

Katie Szpila of Easthampton and Jon Kelley of Florence were married June 27 at Our Lady of the Valley Church in Easthampton by Father John Gawienowski. The bride is the daughter of Thomas and Kathy Szpila of Easthampton. She is employed as a certified registered nurse anesthetist by Springfield Anesthesia. She is a …

Jennifer Truhart & Brian Ford

Friday, March 6, 2015

Jennifer Truehart and Brian Ford, both of Southampton, were married July 19, 2014 in the backyard of the bride’s parents’ home in Southampton by Justice of the Peace Mike Busiere, the groom’s uncle. The maid of honor was …

Kimberly Truehart & Steve Hodges

Friday, March 6, 2015

Kimberly J. Truehart and Steve Hodges, both of Hyde Park, were married Oct. 22, 2014, at Brook Meadow Country Club, Canton, by the bride’s aunt, Justice of the Peace Cathy Truehart. The maid of honor was Rachel Truehart, …

Naming the baby

Friday, March 6, 2015

GONET – Evelyn Claire and Madalyn June, twin daughters of Aubrey (Chabot) and Michael Gonet of Charleston, New Hampshire, were born Jan. 25, 2015 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. The maternal grandparents are Mary and Wayne Chabot of Whately. The paternal grandparents are Shirley …

Gabrielle Nagy & Daniel Miller

Friday, March 6, 2015

Stephen and Susan Nagy of Leverett announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle Nagy of Leverett, to Daniel Miller of Belchertown. Daniel is the son of Douglas and Sue Miller of Belchertown. Gabrielle works for the Greenfield Public …

Contoises celebrate 60th

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ronald Contois and Beverly Boulanger of Westfield, formerly of Easthampton, are celebrating their 60th anniversary. They were married Feb. 19, 1955 at Sacred Heart Church in Easthampton. Beverly was a secretary at Glendale Manufacturing Company of Easthampton before her retirement. She is a graduate of Easthampton High School …

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 …