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LISA BLANCHETTE and TIMOTHY BESIER

Lisa Blanchette & & Timothy Besier

Friday, July 4, 2014

Liz Robbins and John Blanchette, of Southampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Lisa Blanchette of Charlotte, North Carolina, to Timothy Besier, also of Charlotte. Lisa, a 2005 graduate of Northampton High School, received her doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut in 2011. She completed two years of residency training in Boston and Hartford, and is an infectious disease clinical pharmacist at a 600-bed acute care hospital in Charlotte. Timothy is the son of Kurt and Pamela Besier of Old Lyme, Conn., and an assistant project manager for a national environmental consulting firm. He is a 2005 graduate of Old Lyme High … 0

Sharing your special news

Friday, June 21, 2013

The Daily Hampshire Gazette publishes news about weddings, engagements, anniversaries, new babies and adoptions with local connections. There is a small charge for wedding, engagement and anniversary announcements. Forms and information about submitting announcements can be found at GazetteNET.com. Look for Reader Service at the top right on the page. Or type in www.gazettenet.com/reader-services. All forms for submitting information to the Gazette can … 0

Bells celebrate 50th anniversary

Friday, July 4, 2014

Ronald and Elizabeth Bell of Amherst are celebrating their 50th anniversary. Elizabeth Anne Beckman and Ronald Eugene Bell were married July 5, 1964 in Dessie, Ethiopia, where they were serving as Peace Corps volunteers. The Bells have two children, Christine Tsehi Bell of Providence, R.I., and Jonathan Matthew Bell, of Amherst. Elizabeth received … 0

Heidi Lukas & Steven Baj

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stanley and Michaeline Baj, of Hadley, announce the engagement of their son, Steven Baj of Hadley, to Heidi Lukas. She is the daughter of James and Hania Lukas of West Boylston. Steven is an engineer at Pratt & … 0

Tiffany Ward & Adam Scott & Tiffany Ward

Friday, February 14, 2014

Janet and Rick Scott, of Pelham, announce the engagement of their son, Adam Freeman Scott, of Amherst, to Tiffany Ann Ward, also of Amherst. She is the daughter of Martha and Dale Ward of Buckland. Adam is an … 0

Emily Swan & Jeffrey Rejniak

Friday, February 14, 2014

Debra and David Rejniak, of Florence, and Louann and Mike Swan, of West Boylston, announce the engagement of their son and daughter, Jeffrey Rejniak and Emily Swan, both of West Boylston. Jeffrey graduated from Northampton High School in … 0

Wendell fire chief retires after 57 years

Monday, February 3, 2014

WENDELL — The town of Wendell’s fire chief is retiring at the end of this month after 57 years as a firefighter, 38 of them as chief. Chief Everett Ricketts, 77, moved to Wendell from Boston in 1955 to raise pigs with his brother. They picked Wendell, about … 0

Ashley Maiorano & Michael Atwood

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ashley Elizabeth Maiorano of Mansfield and Michael Alan Atwood of Plainville were married Oct. 4, 2013 at Our Lady of the Valley Church, Easthampton, by the Rev. Douglas McGonagle. The bride is the daughter of Elizabeth and Stephen … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, January 31, 2014

ANDRADES — Ainsley Blair, daughter of William and Erika Andrades of Easthampton, was born Dec. 21 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Peter and Donna Geis of Easthampton. The paternal grandmother is Jeanette Quiles of Jersey City, N.J. The maternal great-grandmother is Thelma Boulanger … 0

Ashley Maiorano & Michael Atwood

Friday, January 24, 2014

Ashley Elizabeth Maiorano of Mansfield and Michael Alan Atwood of Plainville were married Oct. 4, 2013 at Our Lady of the Valley Church, Easthampton, by the Rev. Douglas McGonagle. The bride is the daughter of Elizabeth and Stephen … 0

Merry Hodgkins & Clinton Birch III

Friday, January 24, 2014

Pamela T. Hodgkins of Deerfield and Susan and Clinton Birch Jr. of Hubbardston, formerly of Readsboro, Vt., proudly announce the engagement of their children, Merry Elizabeth Hodgkins and Clinton Birch III, both of Whitingham, Vt. Merry is also … 0

Glenda Brodeur & Ronald Baranowski

Friday, January 24, 2014

Glenda Michele Brodeur and Ronald Baranowski, both of Florence, were married Aug. 17, 2013 at Old Orchard Beach, Maine, under the pier on the beach by Justice of the Peace Ronald Vier. The bride is the daughter of … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, January 24, 2014

WESTON — Joseph Auclair, son of Kimberly (Vachula) Auclair and Christopher Auclair of West Dennis, was born Jan. 15 at Cape Cod Hospital, Hyannis. The maternal grandparents are David and JoAnn Vachula of Orleans. The paternal grandparents are Richard and the late Paula Auclair of Sandwich. The maternal … 0