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More than 200 fundraising professionals from Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire gathered to celebrate National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2012 during the Association of Fundraising Professionals Northern New England (AFP-NNE) Conference at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort in Stowe, VT.

Elizabeth Métraux, a Virginia native with more than ten years of experience in communications and international development, was recently announced as the new vice president of the National Gardening Association, based in Burlington, Vermont.

Travel Leaders~ Child Travel/Albany Travel recently hired Jason Houle to lead the corporate sales department. Houle will be corporate travel business manager. Houle comes to Child Travel/Albany Travel from the automobile rental industry where he successfully managed the airport-based Enterprise Rent-A-Car division in the Albany, NY region.

Chip Edson, Adria Schozer and Ben Weiss have been named to the Board of Directors of the Northshire Civic Center, the non-profit organization for Hunter Park and Riley Rink in Manchester Center.

Team Leader, Brian Armstrong is pleased to announce that Tauty Shalna of Williston has joined The Nate Malley Team at Keller Williams Realty Green Mountain Properties.

The Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle Counties (VNA) held its 106th Dinner and Staff and Volunteer Recognition event on November 8th at the Doubletree Hotel in South Burlington. 195 staff, volunteers and friends of the VNA gathered to honor their colleagues and friends at the yearly celebration

John Anderson Drawings: 2006-2012 Constructed Conceptual will be on display at Burlington City Arts. Opening reception and artist talk is scheduled for Friday, November 30th, 5-8 PM at BCA Center.

On November 29th, 2012, Burlington School Food Project Director Doug Davis will participate in the first roundtable discussion of the Department of Education monthly series "Education – Join the Conversation". The title of the discussion, to start at 2:15 p.m. at the Department of Education, 120 State Street, 4th Floor, Montpelier, VT, will be "Let's Talk About Nutrition".

Vintage Inspired Lifestyle Marketplace on Flynn Avenue in Burlington is pleased to announce an exhibition of mixed media work from Vermont artist Haley Bishop, December 7th through December 31st. There will be an opening reception Friday, December 7th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm.

Since it was founded in 1990, MBA HealthGroup has been a female owned company providing consulting and revenue cycle management services to healthcare organizations. As the world of healthcare changes around us, MBA HealthGroup has adapted and grown with a new focus on healthcare information technology.

The Vermont Arts Council joins Governor Peter Shumlin on Monday, December 10, as he presents the Governor's Award for Excellence in the Arts to author Karen Hesse, author Archer Mayor, cellist Sharon Robinson, and teacher and professional clown Stephen Stearns.

The Weather Channel’s on-air personality Jim Cantore, (Class of ’86) returned to his alma mater on November 10 to give his ninth annual day-long “TV Weathercasting Techniques” workshop at Lyndon State College.