David and Donna Menius of Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachael Menius, to Dan Burgess, son of John and Susan Burgess of Newport. Ms. Menius, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the University of Pennsylvania, is a Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Boston Children's Hospital. Mr. Burgess, a graduate of the University of Maine and Northeastern University, is the Deputy Commissioner and Chief of Staff at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. An April 2016 wedding is planned. Dan and Rachael live in Boston.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis J. Lessard celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, July 25th. The party was held at their home in Canaan and was given by their three children.
Francis and the former Patricia Babnaw of Hartland were married on July 24th, 1965 at the Notre Dame de Lourdes Church in Skowhegan.
Francis is the youngest son of the late Victor and Mary (Chizmar) Lessard of Skowhegan. Patrica is the daughter of the late Oliver and Ida (Hall) Babnaw of Hartland. 
They have three children, Julie Bourassa of Winslow, Alan Lessard of Richmond, and Kate Lessard of Skowhegan. Three grandchildren, Dayton Bourassa, Colby and Reese Buzzard. The party was attended by many friends and family.
Kristy Huff and Patrick Hapworth were married on June 27, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Pittsfield. The bride is the daughter of Darlene and Ralph Huff Jr. of Burnham. The groom is the son of Barbara and Frank Poirier of Burnham, and Wendy and Kevin Hapworth of Winslow. Matron of honor was long-time friend Monique Moody; bridesmaids were Vanessa Huff, Jessica Huff, Lydia Fortin, Brooke Libby and Jess Hollenkamp. Dylan Hapworth, brother of the groom, was the best man. Groomsmen were Matthew Huff, Corey Huff, Cameron Campbell, Brandon Gagne and Nate Olsen. A reception was held at the Millennium in Palmyra.
Kristy is a 2013 graduate of University of Maine Orono where she received a degree in Psychology. She is currently a 3rd year student at the Maine School of Law in Portland. Patrick is a 2015 graduate of The University of Maine-Orono where he received a degree in Athletic Training. He is currently employed as a personal trainer at World Gym in Portland, Maine. The newlyweds travelled to the Grand Cayman Island for their honeymoon and are now residing in Portland, Maine.