A dream wedding comes true.
When Lunenburg residents Pamela Lucier and Joshua McKenna tied the knot at the Boston Public Library on Oct. 31, their $100,000 wedding was a dream come true - in more ways than one. Their classic, elegant celebration was planned and paid for by the WeddingChannel.com and US Weekly magazine.
Engaged in June, they had planned on a June 2012 wedding date to save money for a house and wedding expenses. But one day Ms. Lucier spied the "Win a $100,000 Wedding" online at UsWeekly.com and entered.
Ten couples were chosen from more than 2,000 applications, and the couples' pictures and answers to contest questions were put online for the public to vote on. According to WeddingChannel.com, Ms. Lucier and Mr. McKenna received more than 50,000 votes to win their dream wedding.
Though it fell on Halloween, it was far from a holiday-themed affair. The wedding was coordinated by celebrity wedding planner Michael Russo of Roses-n-Lollipops Event Planning and Design.
Martin F. Connors Jr. was elected to the board of trustees of Central New England HealthAlliance Inc. and HealthAlliance Hospital, serving the Fitchburg and Leominster areas. Mr. Connors has been the president and CEO of Rollstone Bank & Trust, based in Fitchburg, since 2005.
Mr. Connors is a trustee and Finance Committee chairman at Fitchburg State University, a trustee of the Fitchburg State University Foundation, and the incoming chairman of the North Central Massachusetts Chamber of Commerce.
He also serves on the board of directors of Savings Bank Life Insurance, United Way of North Central Massachusetts and the St. Paul Catholic Schools Consortium.
In addition, he is involved with the Diocesan Expansion Fund of Worcester and the President's Council at HealthAlliance Hospital.
Competing against their peers from 20 colleges and universities, a team of Exercise and Sport Science students from Fitchburg State University took first place Nov. 11 at the seventh annual College Bowl organized by the New England chapter of the American College of Sports Medicine.
"The ACSM is the largest, most respected sports medicine and exercise science organization in the world," said Jeff Godin, chair of the Exercise and Sport Science Department at Fitchburg State.
Constance Perry, Kevon Plouffe and Charles Kostopoulos represented Fitchburg State at the event, which was held in Providence.
The College Bowl is in the style of the television game show "Jeopardy." The Fitchburg State contingent competed against their peers from the University of Massachusetts, University of Connecticut, University of Rhode Island, University of New Hampshire, University of Maine and Westfield State University and Springfield College, among other institutions. They were asked questions concerning strength training, exercise testing, pathophysiology, pharmacology, sports nutrition and exercise metabolism.
Their victory earned them a spot at the National College Bowl, which will be held at the National ACSM conference in May in Denver. Their travel and conference registration is being covered by a scholarship.
Trinity Congregational Church in Fitchburg recently welcomed its new pastor, the Rev. Susan Thomas. She is also employed at the Congregational Library and City Mission Society in Boston. Her previous pastorate was as interim sabbatical pastor for Memorial Congregational Church in Baldwinville.
Mercedes Erickson of Webster and Lillian Reyes of Leominster were recently awarded the Elizabeth Ann (Erickson) Morrone Scholarship at Salter College in Worcester. The scholarship, established by the Morrone family, is the first endowed scholarship given to the college and honors outstanding students in the college's office administration programs.
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CUTLINE: (1) Lunenburg residents Pamela Lucier and Joshua McKenna won a $100,000 celebrity-inspired wedding in Boston Oct. 31. (2) From left: Fitchburg State University faculty mentors Danielle Wigmore and Thomas Pellinger, with students Connie Perry, Kevon Plouffe and Charles Kostopoulos, and faculty mentor Jeff Godin. (3) Mr. Connors
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|Publication:||Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, MA)|
|Date:||Dec 2, 2010|
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