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Gary S Thulander, president and general manager of the Woodstock Inn & Resort, announced the appointment of Andrew Porter as director of tennis at the Woodstock Athletic Club.

Most Rev Christopher J Coyne announced that Lisa Lorenz, the Superintendent of Catholic Schools, will be the Interim Principal for Rice Memorial High School for the Academic Year of 2017-2018 as the national search for principal of Rice continues this coming year.  Lisa will begin this interim role August 1st and I know the Rice community will welcome and support her

The Vermont Arts Council today announced that Karen S Mittelman, PhD, has accepted the position of executive director for the state arts agency. Mittelman is currently director of the Division of Public Programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in Washington, DC.

Front Porch Forum’s recently moved into new headquarters on Burlington’s waterfront and added three employees to its growing staff of 14. Since 2006, FPF has been helping neighbors connect and build community by hosting a statewide network of online local forums. More than 140,000 members participate, in a state containing a total of 260,000 households.

The Committee for the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame is pleased to announce the inductees for 2017. Recipients are chosen based on their accomplishments and significant contributions to Vermont agriculture. They are:

• Rupert and Muriel Chamberlin, former dairy farmers and well-known Jersey breeders

• Ray and Pam Allen, applegrowers and agritourism leaders

Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) State Director Linda Rossi this week announced Business Advisor Laurel Butler as VtSBDC’s 2017 Vermont State Star. “I am pleased to make this announcement, and to recognize Laurel for her many contributions to Vermont start-ups and the positive impact she has made to our organization.

Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (SVMC) is proud to announce the graduation of its first resident in the Podiatry Residency Program. At a gathering of health system leadership, fellow residents, and faculty, Michael Banh, DPM, was awarded a certificate of completion on the evening of July 11 at the Mount Anthony Country Club.

Hall Communications Radio Group, a family owned and operated business since 1964, recently announced winners of their annual achievement awards. Employees of their Vermont radio stations were recipients of many of those awards.

Lori Antell of North Hero, VT won the 2016 Advantage Systems Top Performer award and was named a Senior Account Executive for WOKO-WKOL-WJOY

Maple Capital Management is proud to announce and congratulate the election of Elizabeth Lewis, CFA as Shareholder. Liz has served as a committed Portfolio Manager at Maple Capital for the last five years and is thrilled to keep driving the company towards further growth.

Donald Mathews, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Anesthesiology at the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont (UVM) and chief of the Anesthesiology Health Care Service at The University of Vermont Health Network. Mathews joined UVM in 2010 as associate professor and director of the Anesthesiology Residency Program, and was promoted to full professor in 2013.

Dynapower is pleased to announce the addition of Renee Naud to the Executive Management team as the Director of Human Resources and Corporate Counsel. Her focus in leading human resources at Dynapower will be to build upon employee support and engagement.

Speaker of the House Mitzi Johnson has appointed two new Commissioners to Vermont Commission on Women: Marybeth Christie Redmond of Essex and Emilie Kornheiser of Brattleboro.