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Celebrations / Announcements

Geneva Della Bitta-Nickerson & Timothy Schmitt, Jr.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Ann Della Bitta and Mark Nickerson of Amherst are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Geneva Rose Della Bitta-Nickerson, of Somerville, to Timothy P. Schmitt Jr., also of Somerville. Timothy is the son of Kacey and Timothy Schmitt of Amherst. Geneva attended Amherst schools and is currently studying for a doctorate degree at the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. Timothy is currently employed at Oracle Corporations. He attended Amherst schools and received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Massachusetts. An Aug. 22 wedding is planned. …

Samantha Walas & Ben Stafford

Friday, March 20, 2015

Mary and Jeff Walas of Sunderland announce the engagement of their daughter, Samantha Walas, to Ben Stafford, both of West Roxbury. Ben is the son of Michelle Hamilton and George Stafford of Turners Falls. Samantha is employed at Beth Israel Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. She received her bachelor’s degree in …

Naming the baby

Friday, March 20, 2015

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 …

Lisa Berg & Dakota West

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lisa Lauder Berg and Dakota Ty West, both of Hadley, were married Aug. 15 at The Log Cabin in Holyoke. Judge Mary-Lou Rup officiated at the ceremony. The bride, 22, is the daughter of Gary and Jean Berg …

Sherilyn Gaudet & Matthew Palmer

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sherilyn Gaudet and Matthew Palmer, both of South Boston, were married June 14 at Venezia in Boston. The officiant was David Gaudet. The bride, 30, is the daughter of Deborah and Michael Shakarian of Fitchburg. The groom, 30, …

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 …

Naming the Baby

Friday, October 17, 2014

BARRY — Maeve Naughton, daughter of Garrett J. Barry and Shannon Naughton Barry of Whately, was born Sept. 30 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Sandra Shields of Westfield and David Horan of Westfield. The paternal grandmother is Bonnie Barry of West Hatfield. The maternal …

Fosters celebrate 60th

Friday, October 10, 2014

John and Georgana Foster, of Northampton, recently observed their 60th wedding anniversary at the Mount Toby Friends Meeting in Leverett. Georgana Falb and John Foster married each other, in the custom of Quakers, at the Providence, R. I. …

Naming the Baby

Friday, October 10, 2014

BOND — Emma Ann, daughter of Elissa A. and Jesse F. Bond of Easthampton, was born Oct. 2 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Donna and John Storozuk of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Deborah and Stephen Bond of Northampton. The maternal great-grandmother is Jane …

Merry Hodgkins & Clinton Birch III

Friday, October 3, 2014

Pamela Tosi Hodgkins, of Deerfield, proudly announces the marriage of her daughter, Merry Elizabeth Hodgkins, to Clinton Edward Birch III. The couple live in Whitingham, Vermont. Merry is also the daughter of the late Robert C. Hodgkins Jr. …

Naming the Baby

Friday, October 3, 2014

ETHIER — Maggie Ann, daughter of Kelly and Craig Ethier of Huntington, was born Aug. 27 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Karl and Colleen Wickland of Chesterfield. The paternal grandparents are Debra Burgen of Westfield and William Ethier of Chicopee. The maternal great-grandmother is …

Graying activists return to Berkeley to mark 1964 free speech protests

Monday, September 29, 2014

BERKELEY, Calif. — Fifty years ago, Jack Weinberg was the first to be arrested in a student protest over free speech restrictions on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley. Thousands of demonstrators surrounded the police car in which Weinberg was detained for 32 hours. Subsequent protests …

Hansons celebrate 50th

Friday, September 26, 2014

Joan Frances Matteson and Allen Ralph Hanson of Shutesbury were married Aug. 23, 1964, at Zion Episcopal Church in Morris, New York. Joan graduated from the State University of New York, Oneonta, with a bachelor’s degree in education. …