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Naming the baby

Friday, October 25, 2013

SIMMONDS-MELNIK — Eliana Jane, daughter of Marilee Simmonds-Melnik and Daniel Melnik, of Leeds, was born Sept. 24 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. The maternal grandmother is Joan Simmonds of Conche, in Newfoundland, Canada. The paternal grandparents are Alice and Pat Melnik of Leeds. MELNIK — Zara Alice, daughter of Zoe Blechman Zeichner and Patrick John Melnik Jr., of Leeds, was born Oct. 10 at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton. … 0

Stone memorial at Leeds School honors teacher Marsha Ciaschini

Friday, June 21, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — When he was in second grade, Charlie Hale’s teacher Marsha Ciaschini attended a cello recital in which he was performing. Ten years later, Hale, 18, who graduated from Northampton High School earlier this month, returned the favor by performing at the dedication of a memorial in his late teacher’s honor. A … 0

Picards, Judges celebrate 40th

Friday, June 21, 2013

JoAnn (Hurley) Picard and Richard Picard, of Easthampton, and Karen Margaret (Hurley) Judge and Donald Judge, of Leeds, celebrated the two couples’ 40th wedding anniversaries with a party at the Picards’ home. Both couples were married on May 26, 1973, in a joint wedding ceremony at Our Lady of the Annunciation Church in … 0

Easthampton’s Ross, Ashley Krause fare well at Mount Washington Road Race

Sunday, June 16, 2013

New England’s strongest mountain runner, Eric Blake of New Britain, Conn., faced his best counterparts from the Rocky Mountains and the West Coast on Saturday and beat them to reclaim the champion’s title in the Northeast Delta Dental Mt. Washington Road Race. Blake, who won this 7.6-mile all-uphill … 0

Life at Leeds Elementary School

Friday, May 17, 2013

Leeds Elementary School student Xyomara Kessler, 8, competed in a softball throw event May 9 as part of the Special Olympics hosted by Northampton High School. Shown with Xyomara is Craig Murdock, who teaches adaptive physical education at … 0

Veterans services highlighted at expo in Cummington

Saturday, May 11, 2013

CUMMINGTON — Iraq war veteran Alonzo Swift lived in his car for close to four years after becoming unemployed soon after his return from duty in 2005. This changed when he learned about Soldier On, an organization that … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, February 8, 2013

HINDS — Lyla Simonne, daughter of Nathaniel and Megan Hinds of Pelham, was born Dec. 31, 2012, at Elliot Hospital, Manchester, N.H. The maternal grandparents are Simonne and Roger Sansoucy of Saco, Maine. The paternal grandparents are Katherine and Spencer Hinds of Southampton. Lyla has one sister, Emma. … 0

Retired Northampton educator Kathleen Sheehan dies at 85

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

NORTHAMPTON — Kathleen M. “Kay” Sheehan, a retired educator whose indefatigable contributions as a civic leader during the past five decades touched thousands of lives in Northampton, died Monday at the Linda Manor Extended Care Facility in Leeds. … 0

Naming the baby

Friday, November 30, 2012

EMMETT — Kaelyn Marie, daughter of Nicholas and Alissa (Kuc) Emmett of Indian Orchard, was born Sept. 28 at Baystate Medical Center in Springfield. The maternal grandparents are John and Diane Kuc of South Hadley. The paternal grandparents are Brian and Susan Emmett of Easthampton. The maternal great-grandparents … 0

Toy Fund donations honor spirit of John McCormick

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — After John F. McCormick stopped working as a nurse’s assistant at the VA Medical Center in Leeds more than a decade ago, he continued to follow his true vocation: people. During what would have been his … 0

Naming the Baby

Friday, November 16, 2012

GLEASON — Declan Wilhelm, son of Daniel Gleason and Julie Wilhelm of Beaumont, Texas, was born Oct. 22 in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Beaumont. The maternal grandparents are Stephen and Pam Wilhelm of Techachapi, Calif. The paternal grandparents are Daniel and Alison Gleason of Leeds. The maternal great-grandparent … 0

VA hospital in Leeds raises money, challenges gravity with ancient technology, wagon full of pumpkins

Thursday, November 8, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — There are probably lots of easier ways to compost pumpkins than strapping them in to a 250-pound trebuchet and flinging them 70 feet into wooden targets. “But not one as much fun,” said Lorraine Brisson. Brisson, … 0