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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

Friends and Neighbors

Friday, November 2, 2012

To submit an item to Friends & Neighbors send an email to kaubingazettenet.com or mail your news to the Daily Hampshire Gazette, Box 299, Northampton, MA 01061, c/o Friends & Neighbors.  Emmanuel College The following people were named to the spring semester dean’s list at the Boston college: … 0

Holly Robinson & Craig Rowe

Friday, November 2, 2012

Linda C. and David G. Robinson of Leeds announce the engagement of their daughter, Holly Odianna Robinson, of Philadelphia, Pa., to Craig Thomas Rowe, also of Philadelphia. Rowe is the son of Jim and Eileen Rowe of Harleysville, … 0

Ryo First-Arai of Leeds pleads not guilty to assaulting police officers while high on mushrooms

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — A Leeds teenager Wednesday denied charges that he assaulted two Northampton police officers. Ryo S. First-Arai, 19, of 523 Kennedy Road pleaded not guilty in Northampton District Court to two counts of assault and battery on a police officer and one count of resisting arrest. According … 2

Guyettes celebrate 50th

Friday, October 5, 2012

George and Christine Guyette of Leeds celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at a gathering at the Northampton Country Club with family and close friends. George Guyette and Christine Clapp were married Sept. 1, 1962, at the Westhampton Congregational … 0

State receives $1.5 million federal grant to combat homelessness among veterans

Thursday, October 4, 2012

NORTHAMPTON — A $1.5 million federal grant from the Obama administration has been awarded to Massachusetts to help alleviate homelessness among veterans. The money will help expand the Statewide Housing Advocacy for Reintegration and Prevention (SHARP) program that provides support, mental and medical health services and emergency shelter … 0