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Weddings, engagements and anniversaries

Posted July 24, 2011
Engagement: Rourke and Madison

Mr. and Mrs. Dan Rourke of Scotia, have
announced the engagement of their daughter,
Rebecca Rourke, to Jeremiah Madison, son
of Mr. and Mrs. John Madison of Greenwood,
Rebecca is the granddaughter of the late
Hiram and Doris Hovey and Olive Rourke. The
future bride attended St. Lawrence University
and The University of St. Thomas, where she
received a doctorate of psychology. She is in private
practice in Manchester, VT.
Her fi ance attended Arkansas State University
and the U. S. Sports Academy where he received
a master’s degree in sports coaching and
management. He is a teacher in Bennington,
A September 3, 2011 wedding is planned on
Cape Cod.

Engagement: Scatko and Willis

Harry and Sandra Willis of Scotia are pleased
to announce the engagement of their son, Steven,
to Christine Scatko, daughter of Gene and
Kathleen Scatko of New Hartford, NY.
Christine is a graduate of New Hartford High
School, and received a BFA degree from The
Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University.
She is currently a freelance artist working in Boston,
Steven is a graduate of Scotia-Glenville High
School and received a BS degree from Worcester
Polytechnic Institute. He is currently employed
as a software engineer at Compete, in
A September 2011 wedding is planned.

Engagement: Freestone and Smallridge

Alan and Dianne Freestone of Saratoga
Springs, NY announce the engagement of their
daughter Chelsea Alaynne Freestone to William
Edward Smallridge, son of William and Alexandra
Smallridge of Norristown, PA.
The future bride is a 2010 graduate of Messiah
College. She is currently applying to graduate
school to become a physician assistant.
Her fi ance is a PhD candidate at Penn State
University, studying immunology and infectious
An August 2011 wedding is planned at Canfi
eld Casino, Saratoga Springs.

Wedding: Pace and Rakoske

Heather L. Pace, daughter of Biagio and Sharon
Pace of Galway, married Ryan M. Rakoske,
son of Thomas and stepson of Barbara Rakoske
of Clifton Park, on June 11, 2011, at the Saratoga–
Wilton Elks.
Maid of honor was Kerrianne Pace. Bridesmaids
were Kimberly Pace, Carrie Pace,
Trishauna Walsh, Nicole Lanoue, and Monique
Best man was Nate Kenyon. Groomsmen
were Jordan Rakoske, Nicholas Pace, Jason
Bruan, Timothy MacFarlane, and Brian Hotaling.
Ringbearer was Ashton Rakoske.


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