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Over $70,000 was raised recently from a full day of events celebrating Lund’s 125th birthday.  A beautiful sunny day and river views at the Waterworks restaurant in the Champlain Mill in Winooski was the location of three parties: a legacy luncheon, ice cream social and evening party.

Geoffrey Hesslink, president and chief executive officer for Merchants Bank, has announced the promotion of Anita Bourgeois to Senior Vice President and Senior Director, Deposit Growth and Profitability.

Mercy Connections thanks the more than 400 community members who attended the annual May Luncheon at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center.  The room was full of generous sponsors and supporters.

SymQuest Group, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., and regionally based IT and document sales and service provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Meg Fleming as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of SymQuest.  

Experienced Certified Public Accountant Kelly Wood of Moretown has joined Randolph corporate furniture manufacturer WallGoldfinger as its controller.

Thomas P. Aicher, Esq., partner in the Rutland, Vermont law firm of Cleary, Shahi & Aicher, has recently been named Special Counsel for the National Ski Areas Association.  Mr. Aicher was assigned to this national ski industry role by Michael Berry, President of NSAA, at a recent meeting in Squaw Valley California.  NSAA is the national trade association of U.S.

Diane Imrie, the University of Vermont Medical Center’s director of Nutrition Services, has received a prestigious “Silver Plate Award” from the International Foodservice Manufacturing Association (IFMA).

Student-athletes from Vermont Athletic Academy brought their mindfulness practice to Burlington’s waterfront last week to volunteer with Healing Winds Vermont on behalf of cancer patients and their families.

The University of Vermont Foundation has announced new officers and members of its leadership organizations — the Board of Directors, Foundation Leadership Council, and Foundation Fellows. The announcements were made by O. Richard Bundy, III, president and CEO of the UVM Foundation.

Champlain Valley Properties which is Middlebury’s newest real estate office located at 70 Court St. has introduced Mandy Daly Hodson as a newly licensed full-time realtor. Mandy grew up as part of a large family in Middlebury and graduated from MUHS and UVM. She helped her husband Tim run Addison Outfitters in Vergennes for 13 years before moving to Weybridge 3 years ago.

After a brief closure, a change in ownership, a welcome new remodel and a menu redesign, the Lake House Pub & Grille commenced to full operating hours recently. The new owners, comprised of an independent partnership of three local couples, acquired the establishment in December 2015 and immediately began renovations.

A ground breaking ceremony was held recently for the new Middlebury Pediatric Dentistry building, located at 132 South Village Green on Court Street. The primary goal of Middlebury Pediatric Dentistry is to provide increased access to children’s dental care in the community, and it will be the first pediatric dental practice located in Addison County.