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Van den Bergh joins Grace Cottage rehab

Van den Bergh joins Grace Cottage rehab

Physical Therapist Margaret van den Bergh has joined the staff of the Grace Cottage Rehabilitation Department in Townshend. A practicing physical therapist for over 40 years, van den Bergh brings a wealth of professional experience to the department. After earning her B.S. in Physical Therapy from the University of Vermont, she worked for Tidewater Rehab […]

VanSickle joins Family Medicine Suite in Springfield; Kissel joins Rockingham Vet Clinic

VanSickle joins Family Medicine Suite in Springfield;
Kissel joins Rockingham Vet Clinic

Renee VanSickle, DNP, FNP-C, has joined Dr. Barbara Dalton and the Family Medicine Suite team at Springfield Health Center, 100 River St. in Springfield. She is now accepting new patients to her primary care panel. VanSickle received an Associate Degree in Nursing from Central Community College; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Oklahoma Wesleyan […]

Northern Stage director awarded Genius Grant

Northern Stage director awarded Genius Grant

The Pussycat Foundation, established in the spirit of Cosmopolitan Magazine editor Helen Gurley Brown, has awarded Northern Stage’s Producing Artistic Director Carol Dunne a Genius Grant of $250,000 for her achievements in theater arts, recognizing her as a pioneering artist and artistic director. The Pussycat Foundation awards Genius Grants to individuals who dedicate their lives […]

New chef as Free Range Restaurant marks three years

New chef as Free Range Restaurant marks three years

The Free Range Restaurant in Chester has promoted Ross Westney to executive chef. Westney has worked as Sous Chef under Chef Michael Kennedy for the past 18 months. Prior to joining the Free Range, Westney worked under Chef Jason Tostrup at The Inn at Weathersfield. “We are thrilled to have Ross continue what was started […]

People on the move

People on the move

Realtor McEnaney expands volunteerism at Pan-Mass Challenge On the weekend of Aug. 4 through 6, Betty McEnaney of Chester, a Realtor with the Bean Group, will once again volunteer for the Pan-Mass Challenge, hoisting the luggage of cyclists from one stop to another as part of its Luggage Crew. More than 6,200 cyclists from more […]

Merk leaves Weston library for Woodstock

Merk leaves Weston library for Woodstock

Amanda Merk, director of the Wilder Memorial Library in Weston, will be leaving that post on June 24 to become executive director of the Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock. The Board of Directors of the Wilder Library said that in the two years that Merk has been with the library, “she has done a […]

Bellows Falls resident wins Springfield Medical service award

Bellows Falls resident wins Springfield Medical service award

Springfield Medical Care Systems announces that Michelle Tavares, BN, RN-BC, is the recent recipient of the Grayce M. Sills Award for Distinguished Service.  Tavares was honored at the 2017 American Psychiatric Nurses Association New England regional awards dinner, held at Lake Morey Inn in Fairlee. This honor recognizes Tavares’ ongoing contributions as the Vermont representative […]

Dr. Lord accepting patients at new Chester office; Merchants Bank raises $19,000 for Special Olympics

Dr. Lord accepting patients at new Chester office;
Merchants Bank raises $19,000 for Special Olympics

Dr. David Lord, clinical psychologist, has resumed his office practice at the Henry Office Building, 116 Main St., Chester. Recently retired as staff psychologist at the Veterans Administration Hospital in White River Junction,  Lord’s experience includes working with men and women struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, aging and PTSD, as well as problems […]

Merchants Trust Co. gets new president

Merchants Trust Co. gets new president

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Merchants Bank has announced that Robert G. Ripley Jr. has joined Merchants Trust Co. as president. With 30 years of experience in financial services, including wealth management, portfolio management and trust operations, Ripley comes to Merchants Trust from State Street Bank and Trust where he was a division vice president. […]

McEnaney named Crown Point Realtor of Year for 2016

McEnaney named Crown Point Realtor of Year for 2016

At its May membership meeting, Crown Point Board of Realtors awarded Betty McEnaney its highest honor as Realtor of the Year for 2016. The  CPBR said this decision was an easy one since McEnaney is considered to be the “heart and soul of our board. Betty has been a constant presence for many years and […]

Okemo chamber introduces new board members;Businesses pitch in to Green Up Springfield

Okemo chamber introduces new board members;
Businesses pitch in to Green Up Springfield

The Okemo Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce introduced new board members at its annual luncheon meeting on Wednesday, May 18, held at Coleman Brook Tavern in Ludlow. Departing board members include Julie Bowyer of CTM and Doug Ficken of Clear Lake Furniture, both in Ludlow; Barb LeMire of People’s Bank; and Sheldon Ghetler of Stonehearth […]

Southern Pie Company holds Grand Opening on Saturday

Southern Pie Company holds Grand Opening on Saturday

The Southern Pie Company, 287 Main St. in Chester, will hold its Grand Opening on Saturday, Feb. 13 starting with a ribbon cutting at noon. From 3 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, owners Scott and Leslie Blair will have a plated pie tasting and coffee sample event. Plates of Leslie Blair’s homemade pies will sell […]

Klezos noted as Respiratory Therapist of Year; S. Vermont arts mag teams with travel app to boost tourism

Klezos noted as Respiratory Therapist of Year; S. Vermont arts mag teams with travel app to boost tourism

Friends and co-workers gathered on Wednesday, Dec. 2, at Springfield Hospital to recognize Rosalind Klezos, RRT, as the 2015 Respiratory Therapist of the Year. Cathi Kugler, RRT, said, “Roz makes a huge difference every day. Sometimes I think she walks out not knowing what a difference she makes, and I hope this plaque lets her […]

Local businesses raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Two local businesses have raised funds for cancer awareness and research in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Lori Brown, owner of Boccaccio’s Hair Salon, 113 Clinton St. in Springfield, came to Springfield Hospital and put pink in everyone’s hair for a $10 donation, returning all the donations to the Springfield Hospital to support the […]

Anesthesiologist joins Springfield Hospital; SMCS earns award

Anesthesiologist joins Springfield Hospital; SMCS earns award

Springfield Hospital welcomes Dr. Xiangtian Hu to the Department of Anesthesiology. Hu earned his Bachelor of Medicine degree at Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China. He has earned awards for Best Ten Students, Outstanding Student in Medicine, Top One Percent of University Students, as well as other academic awards. He completed his internship and residency […]

Surgeons earn orthopaedic certifications; hospital golf outing raises funds for medical equipment

Surgeons earn orthopaedic certifications; hospital golf outing raises funds for medical equipment

Springfield Hospital is congratulating Dr. Kevin Dwyer on his certification by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery and Dr. David Muller on his maintenance of certification by the ABOS. Orthopaedics is a broad-based medical and surgical specialty dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. These include pediatric […]