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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 went on for months. While university authorities had hoped for a quick return to order, a seminal youth rebellion — the Free …

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. She was a first-grade teacher in Ithaca, N.Y., a financial administrator for DataViews Corp. in …

Naming the Baby

Friday, September 19, 2014

WINNIE — Brooke Allison, daughter of Craig and Amy Winnie, of Easthampton, was born Aug. 7 at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Northampton. Brooke has one brother, Austin. …

Julia Braczyk & Brian Emery

Friday, April 25, 2014

Christopher and Carol Emery, of Leverett, announce the engagement of their son, Brian Emery, to Julia Braczyk. The couple live in Brooklyn. Julia is the daughter of Robert Braczyk and Monica Bernier, of Manhattan. Brian is an assistant …

Naming the Baby

Friday, April 11, 2014

MARTZ — Gitel Joy, daughter of Gabe Martz and Sarah (Burns) Martz of Charleston, S.C., was born March 16 in a Prius in front of the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston. The maternal grandparents are Donna and Barry Harbinson of St. John, New Brunswick, Canada and the …

Naming the Baby

Friday, April 4, 2014

BALKUS — Liam Thomas, son of Thomas Balkus and Lindsay Rhoades, of Holyoke, was born March 15 at The Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are John and Lisa Rhoades of Florence. The paternal grandparents are Joan and Robert Tremblay of St. Cloud, Fla., and Thomas …

Allison Prucnal & Kevin Newton

Friday, April 4, 2014

Allison Prucnal and Kevin Newton, both of Norwood, were married Sept. 20 at Our Lady of the Valley Church, Easthampton, by Father Christopher Malatesta. The bride 23, is the daughter of Kathleen and Lawrence Caputo, and Duane Prucnal, …

Kristen Culver & Christopher Cirelli

Friday, April 4, 2014

Donald and Diane Culver, of Westhampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Culver of Westhampton, to Christopher Cirelli of Springfield. Christopher is the son of John and Lisa Cirelli of Springfield. Kristen is employed at MassMutual. She …

Naming the Baby

Friday, March 28, 2014

ARCARO MEYER — Frances (Frankie) Jo, daughter of Alexis Arcaro and Nick Meyer, of Florence, was born March 20 at home. The maternal grandparents are Jan and Vincent Arcaro of Toluca Lake, Calif. The paternal grandparents are Florence Meleo-Meyer of Shelburne and the late Chuck Meyer, formerly of …

Jennifer Truehart & Brian Ford

Friday, March 28, 2014

Paul and Darcy Truehart, of Southampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Renee Truehart, to Brian James Ford, also of Southampton. Brian is the son of Nancy Ford of Southampton and James Ford of Russell. Jennifer is …

Kimberly Truehart & Steve Hodges

Friday, March 28, 2014

Paul and Darcy Truehart, of Southampton, announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Truehart, to Steve Hodges. The couple live in Boston. Steve is the son of Cathy Hodges of Rockland and Bill Hodges of Quincy. Kimberly is …

Crystal Truehart & David Heisler

Friday, March 28, 2014

Crystal Rose Truehart and David Heisler, both of Austin, Texas, were married Nov. 18, 2013, by Carl Deal in Wimberley, Texas. The bride is the daughter of Cathy and Richard Truehart of Southampton. The groom is the son …

Naming the Baby

Friday, March 14, 2014

THIBODEAU — Bradley Thaddeus, son of Tanrah Slabinski and Seth Thibodeau of Easthampton, was born Feb. 15 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Shelly and Sean Sullivan of Easthampton and the late Thaddeus (Ted) Slabinski of Easthampton. The paternal grandparents are Dave and Laura … 1