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)
Co-workers of Melissa Dziob at Countryside Manor and those of her late husband Jeff Dziob, who worked at the Bristol Post Office, will have a friendly and celebratory softball game on Saturday at Page Park. That's Jeff in the photo at the left.
The game starts at 4 p.m. and is a way to bring friends and family together in memory of Jeff, a much beloved husband, father of two young children, son, brother, co-worker and friend who was killed when a drunk driver smashed into his garage last December.
I hope they get great weather and are able to enjoy each other's company as they celebrate Jeff and life itself.