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Celebrations / Announcements

Engagement: Christine Ugolini & Brian Misterka

Friday, July 31, 2015

Christine Ugolini and Brian Misterka of Amherst, together with their parents, are happy to announce their engagement. Christine, formerly of Wilbraham is the daughter of Paul and Jean Ugolini of Wilbraham. She is a graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School, Westfield State University and American International College in Springfield. She is a teacher in the Springfield public school system. Brian …

Wedding: Sam Goldlust Astor & Danielle Dankner

Friday, July 31, 2015

Sam Goldlust Astor and Danielle Renee Dankner, both of New York City, New York, were married July 18, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York by Rabbi Joshua Strom at The Liberty Warehouse. Sam, 30, is the son of Robert Astor and Vicki Goldlust of Northampton. A 2007 graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, …

Wedding: Heidi McGuire & Mark Chereski

Friday, July 31, 2015

Heidi Lynn McGuire and Mark J. Chereski, both of Goshen, were married July 18 at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton by Justice of the Peace Maureen Lee. Heidi was escorted and given in marriage by her brothers, Sean and Chad. The matron of honor was Sandy McGuire, mother of the bride. Yuki served as …

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 …

Caitlin Dourmashkin & Galen Summer

Friday, January 16, 2015

Caitlin Rose Dourmashkin and Galen Summer, both of Brooklyn, New York, were married Sept. 6, 2014, at the Northampton home of the bride’s parents by Jeremiah Zagar, a friend of the couple. Susannah Dourmashkin served as maid of …