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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 […]

S. Central Vermont realtors honor two as Realtor of Year, Good Neighbor

S. Central Vermont realtors honor two as Realtor of Year, Good Neighbor

Jenifer Prouty Hoffman, principal broker and owner of Hoffman Real Estate, has been named the 2021 Realtor of the Year by the South Central Vermont Board of Realtors. SCVBR’s Realtor of the Year award is the board’s highest honor and recognizes a realtor member for outstanding commitment to the real estate industry, and to their […]

Weston Hub restaurant opens Friday night at Playhouse

Weston Hub restaurant opens Friday night at Playhouse Temporary home as work continues on Walker Farm site

The Hub at Weston opens on Friday, June 25, in its temporary home at the Weston Playhouse, located on the Green in Weston, 12 Park St., while work at its permanent home at the Walker Farm farmhouse is being completed. Walker Farm is also the home of the Playhouse at Walker Farm, a state-of-the-art, flexible  […]

3 at Engel & Völkers Okemo honored as top producers

3 at Engel & Völkers Okemo honored as top producers

The Ludlow-based team of advisors of Engel & Völkers Okemo was recently honored as among the top producers in the company’s global network of 800+ luxury real estate brokerages. Recognized for their commitment to hard work and excellence at Engel & Völkers Okemo are principal broker Gail Beardmore, pictured center, broker/advisor Geralyn Donohue, right, and […]

Fehrenbach joins Engel & Völkers

Fehrenbach joins Engel & Völkers

Engel & Völkers Okemo announces that Kristen Fehrenbach of Bellows Falls has joined its growing team of real estate advisors. Fehrenbach brings more than 20 years of leadership experience in art education and hospitality across New England. She is a founding director of Popolo, a beloved farm-to-table restaurant in Bellows Falls that opened in 2012. […]

Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections, located in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace, announces the addition of three new staff members. Elisa Donato joined the agency in August 2020 as Outreach and Development director. She comes from the Albany, N.Y., area, where she has worked with individuals experiencing homelessness, those impacted by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses and in hospice care. […]

New admissions position at Stratton Mtn. School; Springfield Hospital hires CEO

New admissions position at Stratton Mtn. School; Springfield Hospital hires CEO

Stratton coach to become action sports admissions coordinator Stratton Mountain School has named Brian Knowles as its action sports admissions coordinator, establishing a new position within the school’s current admissions team. “We are very excited to have Brian joining us,” said Head of School Carson Thurber ’02. “He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience […]

Grace Cottage welcomes new primary care doctor

Grace Cottage welcomes new primary care doctor

Dr. Jeremy Morrison, DO, has joined the primary care staff at Grace Cottage Family Health in Townshend. A graduate of Towson University in Maryland and Case Western University in Cleveland, Dr. Morrison received his doctorate from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at the University of Massachusetts. “As a family medicine […]

Terrigenous earns Society of Landscape Architects award for Chester tree plan

Terrigenous earns Society of Landscape Architects award for Chester tree plan

The Vermont Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects has awarded Terrigenous Landscape Architecture of Chester a 2020 Planning and Analysis Award for its Chester Village Canopy Management Plan. To view the 16-page plan, click here. Correction: This link takes you to the 16-page ASLA slideshow presentation by Terrigenous. According to Scott Wunderle, owner […]

Engel & Volkers agent elected CPBR treasurer

Engel & Volkers agent elected CPBR treasurer

Rachael Hyjek, an agent with Engel & Völkers Okemo and a Mount Holly native, has been elected as treasurer of the Crown Point Board of Realtors for the 2021 term. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, the Crown Point Board of Realtors supports more than 70 realtors throughout the region, including in Ludlow, […]

Grace Cottage's Rosenblum elected to board of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Grace Cottage’s Rosenblum elected to board of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants

Joshua Rosenblum of South Londonderry, a physician assistant at the Grace Cottage Emergency Department, has been elected to the national Board of Directors of the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants. Rosenblum brings a wealth of experience to his work at Grace Cottage and to his role on the SEMPA board. He holds a Master […]

New owners for Erskine's, iconic Chester store

New owners for Erskine’s, iconic Chester store Bartonsville family keeps 'Erskine' name, products as it targets young clientele

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC This afternoon, R.B. Erskine Grain & Supplies officially became Erskine’s Grain and Garden as the feed store in Chester Depot was sold to new owners. The similar name is not the only thing that will be familiar to long-time customers. As Bartonsville residents Janessa Purney and Burleigh […]

Route 103 Auto donates to Family Center; <br>Ida Mae Specker to guest host VPR show

Route 103 Auto donates to Family Center;
Ida Mae Specker to guest host VPR show

Route 103 Auto donates $2,020 to Chester-Andover Family Center Route 103 Auto of Chester has presented the Chester-Andover Family Center with a holiday donation of $2,020. “Route 103 Auto values our community and we have sincere appreciation for the folks that have reached out and been supportive of us,” said owner Roger Batchelder. “We feel […]

Grace Cottage Food Service manager receives national award

Grace Cottage Food Service manager receives national award

Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital Food Service Manager Denise Choleva of Jamaica has been named the Certified Dietary Manager of the Month by the national Association of Nutrition & Foodservice Professionals. Choleva has worked in food service at Grace Cottage for 22 years and has managed the department since 2002. Choleva started her training […]

The Collaborative fills new epidemiologist post

The Collaborative fills new epidemiologist post

The Collaborative, the regional substance misuse prevention organization located in Londonderry, announces Samantha Pearce as its community health epidemiologist, a new position funded by a federal grant. Pearce, who recently earned her master’s in Public Health from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine, will oversee designing, collecting and analyzing statistical data to measure […]

Daire Gibney earns two real estate certifications; One Credit Union named best in Vermont

Daire Gibney earns two real estate certifications; One Credit Union named best in Vermont

Gibney earns Real Estate Negotiation, Seller Rep certifications Daire Gibney with Barrett & Valley Associates Inc., a local family-owned real estate firm, has been awarded the Real Estate Negotiation Expert certification, the premier negotiation credential in the country. He also simultaneously obtained the Seller Representation Specialist designation. Both the RENE and the SRS are conferred […]

New staff at Grace Cottage, Mary Mitchell Miller

New staff at Grace Cottage, Mary Mitchell Miller

Pediatric Nurse Cynthia Howes of Chester joins Grace Cottage Grace Cottage Family Health welcomes Cynthia Howes, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. Most recently employed at Just So Pediatrics in Brattleboro, Howes will begin seeing patients, babies through age 21, at Grace Cottage in mid-August. A 1983 graduate of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program at State University […]

Lisai's becomes Smitty's with new owner

Lisai’s becomes Smitty’s with new owner

  By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Garrison Smith is no stranger to working 12 hours a day, but it’s a long way from working as an attorney and corporate counsel to babysitting an ailing cooler until service can arrive. Smith is the new owner of Lisai’s Chester Market, whose name will be […]