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The Vermont Center for Independent Living has announced an addition to its team, intended to help the organization more effectively meet the needs of Deaf Vermonters. Erin Sanders-Sigmon joins VCIL as an Interpreter Referral Specialist for the Vermont Interpreter Referral Service program.
Robert Currier of Colchester is Vermont's State Game Warden of the Year. A state game warden since 2011, Currier received the award in recognition of his excellent service from Governor Peter Shumlin on May 31 Montpelier.
The University of Vermont Medical Center has announced that Deirdre Folsom PT, WCS has earned her Certificate in Aquatic Physical Therapy Clinical Competency from the American Physical Therapy Association. She currently works for the Aquatic Rehabilitation Center in Winooski, VT.
Northfield Savings Bank has announced appointments to the community banking and commercial banking teams.
Christopher H. Jarvis: Senior Community Banking Officer, College Street, Burlington
The Vermont Agriculture Hall of Fame Committee has announced the inductees for 2016.
Recipients are chosen based on their accomplishments and significant contributions to Vermont agriculture. They are:
• Gordon J. Booth, Barre dairy farmer and legislator (posthumously)
• Anne C. Brown, Vermont Morgan Horse breeder and promotor
The City of Winooski has announced the appointment of Raymond Coffey as interim city manager. The City Council confirmed Coffey’s appointment on Monday, July 18th after accepting the resignation of former City Manager Katherine “Deac” Decarreau. Decarreau had served Winooski for the previous seven years as City Manager and has accepted a position at the Chittenden Central Supervisory Union.
In late June, Public Radio News Directors Inc. and emcee Korva Coleman of NPR presented 173 awards to 72 organizations at its conference in St. Louis for work done at stations and other outlets during calendar year 2015. Vermont Public Radio took home three of the awards for commentary, newscast, and arts feature.
Burlington Parks, Recreation and Waterfront in Vermont, has welcomed Nina Safavi as the new Parks Comprehensive Planner.
Adam Hergenrother, CEO of Hergenrother Enterprises headquartered in Colchester, VT, was recently announced as one of the Quarter Finalists for the Men's Health Magazine's Ultimate Guy Search.
Merchants Bank is sponsoring the Papering the Town: Circus posters in America exhibit at the Shelburne Museum. The $5,000 sponsorship shares circus posters from the 1800's and 1900's with guests through January 22, 2017. This is an exciting exhibit as some of these circus posters have not been displayed since becoming part of the Shelburne Museum's collection, due to their enormous size.
BlackRock Construction recently broke ground on a state of the art office building at Meadowlands Business Park in South Burlington. The completed two-story building will boast modern architecture and 18,590 sf. The site includes an additional "build-to-suit" two-story, 12,000 sf office building. When the project is complete, there will be two buildings with a total of 30,000 sf.
SchoolHack Solutions of Bristol, Vermont has announced the addition of Gary Obermeyer to its team of education professionals developing and marketing LiFT™ - the company’s student-centered, personalized learning platform.