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Gabriel Abbott and Kimberley Montgomery

Engagement: Kimberley Montgomery & Gabriel Abbott

Friday, May 22, 2015

Kimberley Ilona Montgomery and Gabriel Weeks Abbott of San Francisco, California are pleased to announce their engagement. Kimberley is the daughter and step-daughter of Joanne Montgomery and William Orr of Northampton, and daughter of the late John T. Nachmann. She is a graduate of Northampton High School and McGill University, Montreal, and currently is associate registrar at the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco. Gabe is the son of Sarah Weeks of Nyack, New York and Michael Abbott of New York City. He is a graduate of Bronx High School of Science and McGill University, Montreal, and is director of business development at Locus Energy, …

Stanley E. and Darlene T. Plaza celebrate 40th

Friday, May 22, 2015

Stanley E. and Darlene T. (Bliznak) Plaza were married May 17, 1975, at the St. John Cantius Church in Northampton. Stanley and Darlene live in Easthampton. Stanley graduated from the Williston Northampton School. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Massachusetts. Prior to his retirement Stanley worked as cost …

Wedding: Sarah Miles & James Winston

Friday, May 8, 2015

Sarah Miles and James Bennett Winston were married March 29 at Congregation Bnai Israel, Northampton, by Rabbi Justin David. The ceremony was followed by a reception at Congregation Bnai Israel. Sarah is the daughter of the late Jack and Dina Miles of Brooklyn, New York. A billing manager for Cooley Dickinson Medical Group, …

Amherst native Richard ‘Jerry’ Snyder receives Congressional Gold Medal for Civil Air Patrol service

Friday, December 19, 2014

AMHERST — An Amherst native who trained with the Civil Air Patrol in Northampton during World War II is among nearly 100 surviving volunteers who recently were given Congressional Gold Medals, the highest civilian honor for their service to the United States. Richard “Jerry” Snyder, who has made …

Emma Osborne & Jason Aldrich

Friday, December 12, 2014

Emma Osborne and Jason Aldrich, both of Amherst, were married Sept. 13 at The Lord Jeffery Inn in Amherst by the Rev. Sarah Buteux. The matron of honor was Katy Hogan and the bridesmaids were Charity Delsie, Abby …

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 …