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Brian Godfrey of Waterbury, a 2003 alumnus of Johnson State College, has been named one of the top physical education teachers in the nation by SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America, the country’s largest membership organization of health and physical education professionals.

Sterling College has named Margo Baldwin to its Board of Trustees.

The Vermont Commission on Women welcomes Hannah Elle Myers of Norwich as Executive Staff Assistant. Myers spent several years as Staff Attorney serving clients in the Northeast Kingdom for Have Justice – Will Travel (HJWT), a Vermont non-profit providing holistic pro-bono representation to low-income victims of domestic and sexual violence.

The Vermont Historical Society has hired Kristin Dodge as the Development Officer to enhance fundraising for preserving, exhibiting, and sharing Vermont’s historical artifacts and documents.

Andrew J. Kestner has joined the law firm Langrock Sperry & Wool, LLP as an associate in the Burlington office, working primarily in the area of family law and probate litigation. He also handles family law appeals and professional responsibility matters.

Bob Wolford, Howard Center’s Coordinator of Criminal Justice Programs, recently received the Tom Crowley Award at The Turning Point’s Circle of Stars annual dinner. The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County offers support for individuals in recovery, and the award was created in honor of Senator Tom Crowley, an advocate for people in recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction.

Cx Associates, a leading energy engineering firm and pioneer in the field of building commissioning, announces that one of their engineers, Katherine Mason, has earned her Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional Operation and Maintenance (LEED AP O+M) certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Kim Dixon of Insights, LLC has recently been announced as the 2015 Small Business Marketing Solution Provider of the Year - Northeast.

Awarded by Constant Contact Inc., an online marketing company, Dixon received the award at a conference in Las Vegas last month where she was recognized as 1 of 5 recipients amongst hundreds of marketing professionals from across the country.

AllEarth Renewables, the award winning Vermont-based solar tracker manufacturer, has announced the hiring of Debra Royce as its Chief Financial Officer.

Royce joins to AllEarth's management team with more than 25 years experience in corporate finance.  She will lead the company's finance department, strategic financial initiatives, and IT operations.

Megan Tingley, Executive Vice President and Publisher of Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, announced the acquisition of The SheepOver, the recent self-published picture book success by John and Jennifer Churchman based on the true story of their orphan lamb that fell ill on a cold winter evening.

The ribbon is cut by owners Christopher and Angela LaFlamme at the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Celebration at the new location of LaFlamme’s Furniture Mall located at 3 Diamond Run Mall in Rutland Town.

Recently, a sunny, early fall Saturday, six people put in their canoes at an access point along the Missisquoi River in East Berkshire, VT. As soon as their canoes hit the water, the six of them began collecting a motley assortment of “goods” from the river—corroded cans, pieces of steel pipe, and bits of technicolor plastic.