A veteran newspaper reporter, Jackie Majerus covers the goings on in Bristol, Connecticut for The Bristol Press. She's been on the job there since June 1993.
She's an award-winning pro who loves investigative work, but daily demands leave little time for much of that.
She believes strongly in the role that a good newspaper can and should play in shaping a community for the better.
With her husband and favorite co-worker, Steve Collins, she founded Youth Journalism International, an educational non-profit organization connects teen writers, artists and photographers with peers around the globe, teaches journalism, fosters cross-cultural understanding, and promotes and defends a free youth press. Check it out at www.youthjournalism.org.
The couple also founded The Tattoo, an independent online teen newspaper (www.ReadTheTattoo.com)
Jennifer Janelle, a board member of the Bristol Downtown Development Corp., an environmental attorney and a devotedBristol mother of two, was married over the weekend to her beau Don Arasimowicz.
He was her high school sweetheart (collective "awwww....)
I found out about it from looking at my husband Steve Collin's facebook page. He's facebook friends with Jennifer and that's why I got to see the happy couple posing for the photographer. She was looking stunning and he was looking ... right at her, of course!
I am not on facebook and wouldn't post her photo here if I was, unless she said it was okay.
“He and I dated in high school and after painful divorces, ended up back together” about two years ago, she told me in February for a profile I wrote of her published back then in The Bristol Press. “We’re happy. Things are good.”
It seems that things are even better now.
Congratulations, best wishes and a rose to the happy couple.