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As Roger Fox retires, new doctors join Mountain Valley Health Center

As Roger Fox retires, new doctors join Mountain Valley Health Center

For nearly half a century, Dr. Roger Fox has been an inimitable fixture at the Mountain Valley Health Center in Londonderry. Fox, who grew up in England and South Africa, and received his medical training in London and Boston, took a chance on settling in rural Vermont where the community recognized the need for more […]

Two mental health providers join Grace Cottage

Two mental health providers join Grace Cottage

Two new mental health providers have joined current provider Benjamin Wright, PMHNP-BC at Grace Cottage of Townshend. Meredith Kenyon, LICSW, and Elise Kraus, PMHNP-BC, are now seeing patients at Grace Cottage Family Health, 185 Grafton Road, in Townshend. Kenyon recently became an employee of Grace Cottage. She previously practiced in Somerville and Greenfield, Mass., and […]

SCVBR announces winners of Realtor of the Year and Good Neighbor Award

SCVBR announces winners of Realtor of the Year and Good Neighbor Award

After 2-year hiatus, members of the South Central Vermont Board of Realtors gathered at the Manchester Country Club on June 6 for a celebration and announcement of the 2022 Realtor of the Year and Good Neighbor Award. Claudia Harris, owner and principal broker of Mary Mitchell Miller Real Estate in Weston, was named Realtor of […]

Saxtons River native recognized as regional Forester of the Year

Saxtons River native recognized as regional Forester of the Year Ethan Tapper named the winner from a 20-state alliance

The Northeast-Midwest State Foresters Alliance has presented Saxtons River native Ethan Tapper, Chittenden County forester, with the Cooperative Forest Management Forester of the Year Award. This highly competitive regional award is presented annually to a forester from one of the 20 states stretching from Maine to Minnesota and from West Virginia to Missouri for outstanding […]

Smitty's honored

The Right Stuffed: Smitty’s honored by Everyone Eats

Photos and Text by Cynthia Prairie ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Click on any photo to launch the gallery. Chris Meyer of Chester Helping Hands and Trish Paradis of the Springfield Family Center last week presented Garrison Smith, owner of Smitty’s Chester Market, and in-house chef Bonny Hudson with plaques honoring their work on behalf of […]

Lindsey Pollard 2022 Spirit of Nursing Award

Lindsey Pollard receives 2022 Spirit of Nursing Award

Springfield Hospital is pleased to announce Lindsey Pollard, RN OCN, Clinical Leader, Specialty Clinic, as recipient of the 2022 Eileen Austin Neal RN Spirit of Nursing Award. She has been working at Springfield Hospital since 2004. This award was created in 2004 in honor of Eileen Austin Neal, RN, who worked at Springfield Hospital for […]

2 Collaborative staffers honored receive awards

2 Collaborative staffers honored receive awards

The Collaborative is proud to announce that two staff members, Samantha Pearce and Natalie Philpot, recently won Emerging Leaders awards from the Shires Young Professional group. This group helps young professionals and families create deep roots in the community that encourage them to stay and build a prosperous life in the Shires of Vermont. Nominees […]

Terrigenous earns award for Grafton landscape design

Terrigenous earns award for Grafton landscape design

  Terrigenous Landscape Architecture of Chester has been honored with a merit award in landscape design by the Vermont chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, one of four design awards presented this year. The award was presented on Wednesday, April 27, by ASLA President Eugenia Martin during a Zoom ceremony that featured works […]

Springfield Hospital pharmacist honored by Vermont association

Springfield Hospital pharmacist honored by Vermont association

Springfield Hospital’s director of Pharmacy Services, Lester “Pete” Peck, R.Ph., Pharm.D., was honored with the Inaugural Challenge Coin Award from the Vermont Pharmacists Association at its spring meeting. The Vermont Pharmacists Association Challenge Coin recognizes a pharmacist who has contributed to the welfare of patients and the profession of pharmacy in both civilian and military/first […]

Blake Hill Preserves honored by SBA as Small Business Persons of the Year

Blake Hill Preserves honored by SBA as Small Business Persons of the Year

The owners of Blake Hill Preserves in Windsor, formerly of Grafton, have been named the 2022 Vermont Small Business Persons of the Year. Vicky Allard and Joe Hanglin are being recognized by the U.S. Small Business Administration for Blake Hill Preserves’ employment growth, success in the marketplace, company expansion and community involvement. Two other Windsor-based […]

Vangel joins Grace Cottage Hospital board

Vangel joins Grace Cottage Hospital board

The Board of Trustees of Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital welcomes attorney Sarah Biolsi Vangel to the hospital board. A native of Brookline, Vangel attended Leland & Gray Middle/High School and received her BA from Wheaton College in Norton, Mass. She began her legal career as a paralegal for Fisher & Fisher Law Offices […]

Osteopath joins Springfield Hospital surgery

Osteopath joins Springfield Hospital surgery

Springfield Hospital is pleased to welcome Anthony Campbell, DO, to the general surgery department. Dr. Campbell received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from the Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences in Kansas City, Mo., in 2011. He completed his general surgery residency with Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital in Wyandotte, Mich., from 2011-2016. He attended […]

Andover resident named to board of Grace Cottage Foundation

Andover resident named to board of Grace Cottage Foundation

TOWNSHEND Wendell Perkins CFA has joined the Grace Cottage Foundation Board of Directors. Perkins attended the University of Warwick in Coventry, England, and graduated with a BA from Colby College. He also holds an MBA in finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned his Chartered Financial Analyst  designation from the CFA Institute in 1995. […]

Vermont Academy hires Chester business owner as snow sports manager

Vermont Academy hires Chester business owner as snow sports manager

Vermont Academy located in Saxtons River has hired Burleigh Sunflower of Lower Bartonsville and co-owner of Erskine’s Grain and Garden in Chester as its manager of sports on snow. “The coaches have a lot of passion for what the school’s program is about,” Sunflower said. “I’m excited about the prospect of continuing the snow sports […]

Family nurse practitioner joins Grace Cottage primary care staff

Family nurse practitioner joins Grace Cottage primary care staff

Family Nurse Practitioner Juliette Carr has joined the primary care staff at Grace Cottage Family Health in Townshend. Carr holds a master of science-FNP degree from Georgetown University and a bachelor of science in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is board certified as an FNP and as a maternal and newborn RN. In […]

Springfield Hospital safety chief named president of Vermont Healthcare Engineers Society

Springfield Hospital safety chief named president of Vermont Healthcare Engineers Society

Jim Smith, director of engineering/safety officer for Springfield Hospital, was recently named president of Vermont Healthcare Engineers Society. VHES is the local affiliated chapter of the American Society of Healthcare Engineers, which, with 12,500 members, is the largest association devoted to professionals who design, build, maintain and operate hospitals and other health care facilities. ASHE […]

New Chester gallery celebrates the art in nature

New Chester gallery celebrates the art in nature Fischer Arts owner blends love of science with love of art

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Fischer Arts, a new gallery specializing in antique and modern works celebrating nature, will be holding an opening celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, at its new shop at 102 The Common on the Green in Chester. Following the Nov. 27 event, the […]

New owner for Country Treasures quilt shop in Chester

New owner for Country Treasures quilt shop in Chester

Country Treasures, a destination quilt shop in Chester for the past 31 years, has taken on a new look and a new owner. Owner Sue Ashe has semi-retired and sold the shop to Angela Farrar, a Chester native and Green Mountain Union High School grad. Ashe will be at the back of the building operating […]

Grace Cottage announces new board members

Grace Cottage announces new board members

TOWNSHEND Al Claussen and Karren Meyer have joined the Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Board of Trustees. Claussen holds an MBA in Business Administration from Norwich University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Maine – Orono. He works as project manager for Noho Health Inc. dba Care/of in […]

Mendi Michael joins Engel & Völkers real estate

Mendi Michael joins Engel & Völkers real estate

Engel & Völkers Okemo announces that Mendi Michael has joined the real estate brokerage as its newest advisor. Michael brings two decades of experience in business operations and client relations that touches nearly every corner of southern Vermont. Most recently, she managed Michael Engineering, a Vermont-based family business founded in 1969. She also spent nine […]