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Naming the baby

Friday, October 9, 2015

HOWARD — Nathan Michael, son of Robert and Felicia (Gould) Howard of Pittsfield, was born Sept. 24 at Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield. The maternal grandparents are Philip and Belinda Gould of Goshen. The paternal grandparents are Terrie Bentz and Robert Howard Sr., both of Pittsfield. The maternal great-grandparents are Brenda Roberts of Goshen and the late Brent Roberts Sr. The paternal great-grandmother is Joyce Beals of Pittsfield. RAIHILL — …

Author, tap dancer, sociologist among ‘genius grant’ winners

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

CHICAGO — A tap dancer who has spent her life demanding respect for an overlooked art form. A writer at the center of the national conversation about race. A sociologist who lived in a trailer park to study evictions. They are among the 24 winners of this year’s “genius grants,” each to receive …

Shannon Weeks & Michael Rummel

Friday, September 25, 2015

Ronald Weeks and Kathy Boliski of Greenfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Shannon Weeks, to Michael Rummel, both of Houston, Texas. Michael is the son of Steve and Jackie Rummel of St. Helena, California. The future bride graduated in 2007 from Greenfield High School and in 2011 from Nichols College in Dudley …

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 …

Engagement: Cassandra Boughton & Connor Daly

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cassandra Lynne Boughton and Connor Bergin Daly of Sherman Oaks, California, are happy to announce their engagement. Cassandra, formerly of Farmington, Illinois, is the daughter of Theresa Boughton of Farmington and Mark Boughton of East Peoria. Connor, formerly …

Engagement: Anna Wright & Christopher Kim

Friday, April 24, 2015

Anna Mary Soo Ok Wright and Christopher Sung Kyum Kim of Los Angeles California, along with their delighted families, announce their engagement.  The bride, the daughter of Jonathan and Meg Kelsey Wright of Northampton, is a graduate of …

Naming the baby

Friday, April 24, 2015

RATHBUN — Scott Shepard, son of Scott Rathbun and Lavonne Rathbun of Pelham, was born March 7, 2015 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandparents are Donald and Diane Shepard of Pelham. The paternal grandparents are William and Jane Rathbun of Leverett. Scott has one brother, …

Engagement: Elizabeth Tancredi & Samuel Gillam

Friday, April 24, 2015

Katherine and Robert Tancredi of Amherst announce the engagement of their daughter, Elizabeth Frances Trancredi of New York City, to Samuel Baker Gillam, also of New York City. Samuel is the son of William Gillam of Glen Burnie, …

Engagement: Katherine Biegner & Matthew Olbert

Friday, April 24, 2015

Michael and Christine Biegner of Easthampton announce the engagement of their daughter, Katherine Biegner of Easthampton, to Matthew Olbert of North Chelmsford. Matthew is the son of Adolf and Diane Olbert of North Chelmsford. Katherine is currently a …

Engagement: Laura Brady & Shane Signor

Monday, April 20, 2015

Thomas and Katherine Brady of Belchertown are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Laura Brady of Bath, Maine to Shane Signore, also of Bath. Shane is the son of Brenda Signor and Steph Biza of Westfield, and Keith …

Naming the baby

Friday, April 10, 2015

RIPLEY — Ty Michael, son of Cara and Scott Ripley of Newburyport, was born March 27 at Beverly Hospital, Beverly. The maternal grandparents are Michael and Gail O’Brien of Northampton. The paternal grandparents are Gregory and Ivana Ripley of Farmington, New York. The maternal great-grandmother is Norma O’Brien …

Wedding: Abigael Maginnis & Oliver Western

Friday, April 10, 2015

Abigael McDonald Maginnis and Oliver Charles Western, both of New York City, were married April 19, 2014, at Magnolia Plantation, Charleston, South Carolina by Ted Silver, uncle of the bride. Rebekah Maginnis, sister of the bride, was the …

Victory party: Darius Cage, right, the son of newly elected Amherst School Committee Viraphanh Douangmany, and his friend, Sonisai Loeung Rinehart, both 9, celebrate Douangmany’s victory at Amherst Media Tuesday.

Friday, April 3, 2015

JERREY ROBERTS Victory party Darius Cage, right, the son of newly elected Amherst School Committee Viraphanh Douangmany, and his friend, Sonisai Loeung Rinehart, both 9, celebrate Douangmany’s victory at Amherst Media Tuesday. …