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Dr. Barbeau named Vermont Physician of the Year

Dr. Barbeau named Vermont Physician of the Year

Delores Barbeau, MD, MPH, was named Physician of the Year by the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians. This distinguished award, presented by co-worker Barbara Dalton, MD, recognizes Dr. Barbeau’s long-standing reputation as “an outstanding physician and humanitarian,” acknowledged by fellow practitioners and staff at the Springfield Health Center. Dalton, who is […]

SVAC hires gallery-development director

MANCHESTER Jennifer Weinstein, executive director of the Southern Vermont Arts Center, has announced the appointment of Sarah Hall Weaver to the post of director of galleries and development. A graduate of Alfred University, Hall Weaver was most recently the assistant director of the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., where her responsibilities included […]

8th grader wins GMUHS Geo Bee

8th grader wins GMUHS Geo Bee

Chase Ordway-Smith, an eighth grade student at Green Mountain Union High School, has won the school competition for the National Geographic Bee. On Thursday, Nov. 6, Chase went through seven preliminary rounds against 16 other students. Chase Ordway-Smith and other school champions — culled from thousands of school around the states and in the five […]

Seven join Green Mountain Union High staff

Seven join Green Mountain Union High staff

Green Mountain Union High School has hired three new classroom teachers and four support personnel for the current school year. They are Keighan Chapman, librarian; Brad Houk, social studies teacher; Anne Morton, administrative assistant to Principal Tom Ferenc; Shannon Parker, guidance secretary; Jason Rickles, English teacher; Cortney Donohue Slobodnjak, student assistance program coordinator; and Janet […]

Perkinsville teen wins health scholarships; VSAC completes $30M bond sale

Perkinsville teen wins health scholarships; VSAC completes $30M bond sale

Perkinsville student wins Lovell, Neal health scholarships Springfield Olivia Clement, of Woodstock High School’s Class of 2014, is the recipient of two health-related scholarships. She is the fourth recipient of the Dr. E. Sherburne Lovell Health Career Award and the ninth recipient of the Eileen Austin Neal, RN, Nursing Scholarship. Both are for $1,000, with […]

Cole to lead Springfield Rotary for 2014-2015

Cole to lead Springfield Rotary for 2014-2015

Carol Cole became president of the Springfield Rotary Club for the 2014-2015 year at a recent meeting. Cole follows Jeanice Garfield, who enjoyed a successful term as president, embracing the theme of “Peace & Justice” for the club. As president, Cole said she would focus on the Rotary International yearly theme “Light Up Rotary,” with […]

Spater Scholarship Fund awards $12,000 to eight students

Spater Scholarship Fund awards $12,000 to eight students

A total of $12,000 from the Tom Spater Scholarship Fund has been awarded this year to eight area students who are graduating or have graduated from Green Mountain Union High School and are pursuing college degrees. The scholarships recognize their academic achievements, excellence in athletics and the arts, community service a clear demonstration of leadership […]

Jeanette Staley featured at River Artisans Co-op

June’s River Artisans Cooperative featured artist is painter and collage artist Jeanette Staley, whose painting career has spanned more than 30 years. As proprietor of an art studio in Hudson, Mass., for 12 years, she provided a venue to support emerging visual and performing artists and musicians. Staley taught classes in painting and collage to […]

Pilates studio opens in Chester; Employer Appreciation Breakfast held

Pilates studio opens in Chester; Employer Appreciation Breakfast held

 New Pilates studio opens Patty Nader, a certified personal trainer and Pilates teacher, has opened a Pilates studio in Chester. Made to Move Pilates is located at 34 School St. Pilates, pronounced pu-lah-teez, is a practice of physical and mental conditioning developed by Joseph Pilates more than  100 years ago and involves over 500 exercises.   […]

Chester's Maci Prescott places 1st in vault at nationals

Chester’s Maci Prescott places 1st in vault at nationals

By Greg Hart Maci Prescott of Chester, age 15, won the vault event at the 2014 U.S. Gymnastics Level Nine Eastern Nationals held in Bradenton, Fla., in early May. She is the first Vermonter in more than 18 years to even make it into the event, and now she has reached the top tier of […]

Kaiman honored for farm activism; Weston Playhouse names new managing director

Kaiman honored for farm activism; Weston Playhouse names new managing director

Chester farmer Lisa Kaiman, owner of Jersey Girls Dairy and Jersey Girls Farm Cafe and  Market in Gassetts, was honored last week by Rural Vermont, a education and advocacy organization that lobbies for family farming and local consumer interests. The honors were bestowed upon Kaiman at the annual Rural Vermont meeting, this year held at […]

Celebration of Georgette Thomas’ life on Saturday

  A memorial celebration for Georgette Thomas, better known to her friends as “Georgie,” will be held on Saturday, May 17 on the 2nd floor of the Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St., Chester. Georgette Thomas was 83 when she died on Feb. 13 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was best known as […]

Burkland opens medical practice in Chester; SMCS honors nurse; Stettner recognized for BRAT environmental work; photographer featured in Saxtons River

Burkland opens medical practice in Chester; SMCS honors nurse; Stettner recognized for BRAT environmental work; photographer featured in Saxtons River

   Burkland opens medical practice in Chester Greg Burkland, ND has opened an office at 295 Main St. in Chester, home of Moon Dog Café, SongYard Children’s Playspace, Sama Yoga and The Art Garden, VT. Dr. Burkland continues to practice Naturopathic Medicine and CranioSacral Therapy at Green Mountain Family Medicine in Rutland, where he has […]

GMUHS Honor Roll for 3rd Quarter

Green Mountain Union High School has announced its Honor Roll for the 3nd Quarter of the 2013-2014 school year. Honors Middle School Honors are earned by those students with one off-setting grade not below a C-. (There must be an A+, A, or A- to offset the one grade of a C+, C or C-). […]

Rumrill appointed to Springfield Hospital Board of Directors; Springfield recognized among Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

Rumrill appointed to Springfield Hospital Board of Directors; Springfield recognized among Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

  SPRINGFIELD Springfield Hospital recently appointed James Rumrill, of Ludlow, to its board of directors. “Jim is well-known to residents throughout our service area, has a long history of community involvement, and brings strong local perspective to our board,” said Lori Muse, Springfield Hospital Board chairwoman. “We are pleased that he is joining our Board […]

Whiting trees get a much-need pruning from RVTC

Whiting trees get a much-need pruning from RVTC

    Students from the River Valley Technical Center’s Horticulture and Natural Resources program have trimmed the trees in front of the Whiting Library. Library trustee Suzy Forlie had contacted the technical center, located in Springfield, to see if its horticulture students would be interested in the work. So on Tuesday, April 29, teacher John […]

GM grad Kuniko Hunter accepted to study in Denmark

GM grad Kuniko Hunter accepted to study in Denmark

  TROY, N.Y. Kuniko C. Hunter of Chester, Vt., has been accepted as a design student by the Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (DTU – The Technical University of Denmark in Kongens Lyngby). Hunter, a (junior by cohort) senior dual majoring in Biomedical Engineering and Design, Society and Innovation Studies at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, will be attending […]

2011 GM grad Kuniko Hunter makes RPI dean's list;  Chester Academy grant awarded to GM kids for hydroponic garden

2011 GM grad Kuniko Hunter makes RPI dean’s list; Chester Academy grant awarded to GM kids for hydroponic garden

Hunter excels at Rensselaer Polytechnic Kuniko C. Hunter of Chester has been named to the Dean’s List of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s School of Engineering for the fall 2013 semester. Hunter has earned a place on the dean’s list in each of her five semesters at Rensselaer. She is a (junior by cohort) senior majoring in […]

GM Drama Department advances to state competition

Green Mountain Union High School Drama Department will be advancing to the Vermont State One Act Festival, to be held this coming weekend in Brandon. On Saturday, March 22, GM competed in the Vermont Regional One Act Festival held at Springfield High School. Their performance of the drama “Booby Trap” by Ed Monk, secured them […]

GM to perform 'Cinderella' the musical; Springfield resident tapped as new CCV academic dean

GM to perform ‘Cinderella’ the musical; Springfield resident tapped as new CCV academic dean

      Green Mountain Union High School’s Drama Department will be performing the Rodgers + Hammerstein fairy tale musical Cinderella at 7 p.m. Thursday April 3,  Friday April 4 and Saturday April 5 with a 1 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday April 5. Performances will take place in the auditorium of the school, 716 […]