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At the recent Girls on the Run International Summit conference, Nancy Heydinger, the founder and director of the Vermont council of Girls on the Run, was recognized as the 2015 Legacy Award recipient for her instrumental contributions to building Girls on the Run as an organization.

NAMI Vermont has announced that Laurie Emerson has been appointed to serve as Executive Director to further the organization’s mission to support, educate and advocate so that all communities, families, and individuals affected by mental illness can build better lives.

United Counseling Service (UCS), a mental health and human social services provider in Southern Vermont, has announced the appointment of Alya Reeve, M.D., M.P.H. as the organization’s Medical Director. Dr. Reeve brings over 20 years of experience to the position and is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and the National Board of Medical Examiners.

Rutland Regional Medical Center has announced that Henry R. (Hank) Dimuzio, Jr., MD has been named Rutland Regional Medical Center’s 2015 Physician of the Year. The annual announcement is one of the community’s most prestigious honors bestowed upon a physician because of its acknowledgment from colleagues and medical peers.

As part of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA) Safety Week, Bromley turned to local JISP (Junior Instructional Ski Program) groups, passing out NSAA Kids’ Safety Poster Contest sheets. The JISPers are all local school kids that ski & ride at Bromley one afternoon each week, all season long. The contest is part of NSAA’s Safety Week, held each February.

After a thorough job search, the Board of Directors of the Burlington-Williston Church of the Nazarene is thrilled to announce that the Church District has approved the appointment of Andrew Magnuson as the church’s next pastor.

The New England Board of Higher Education (NEBHE) will honor former Vermont State Colleges Chancellor Tim Donovan with its 2015 Eleanor M. McMahon Award for Lifetime Achievement, when the  regional organization holds its 13th annual New England Higher Education Excellence Awards ceremony at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel on Friday, March 13, 2015. 

ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, is happy to introduce the newest members of its staff.

SymQuest Group, Inc. has announced the addition of Ashley Slater and Adam DeRuzza to the company’s South Burlington headquarters. Slater is SymQuest’s newest Client Support Representative and DeRuzza joins as a Network Engineer, supporting SymQuest’s SafetyNet network solutions.

Vermont businessman, Jeff Nicholson, has authored a new marketing book, “Stick This! Using Promotional Stickers to Build Identity, Create Word-of-Mouth and Grow Sales”, the first ever book written about stickers as a valuable marketing tool.

The Vermont Agency recently awarded their top 2014 agents at their annual awards banquet which was held at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center in Burlington.

During the month of February, City Market, Onion River Co-op celebrated their love of local with their annual “We ♥ Local Food Recipe Contest”. This year, the featured ingredient was local dried beans from Morningstar Farm in Glover, VT.

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