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Governor Peter Shumlin has appointed Ariel Wengroff of Burlington to serve on the Vermont Commission on Women.

Diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes (commonly known as juvenile diabetes) when she was nine years old, Monika Onusseit's life was forever changed. She was forced to meet the challenges of living with diabetes at a young age, but the disease also helped shape her future. She is now the newest pharmacist at North Country Hospital in part because of her childhood diagnosis.

Two Vermont state employees were honored at the 2013 Environmental Merit Awards ceremony of the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Often described as an art and a science, nursing is a profession that embraces dedicated people with varied interests, strengths and passions because of the many opportunities the profession offers.

A 1952 alumnus of the University of Vermont College of Medicine and his family have established a $1 million endowed fund at the university to support the work of the Vermont Cancer Center at UVM and Fletcher Allen Health Care.

Kip Steele, Quality Assurance Lead, Kip earned a BA from Lehigh University. He comes to us from Prudential, Thomson Reuters and FactSet, where he held various QA management roles. Kip developed a love for the outdoors while he was in the Marine Corps Infantry, and is looking forward to enjoying all that our great state has to offer.

With great excitement, the Lake Champlain Community Sailing Center Board of Directors announces the appointment of Mark Naud as Executive Director, effective immediately.

VT/NH Marketing Group co-founder and past president George Duncan of Peterborough, N.H., has been named to The 101 Best Copywriters in the World. The list was compiled by PhraseHQ, a website for creative professionals.

“Borderlines,” an exhibit of Terry Allen’s photography is currently hanging in the lobby at Central Vermont Medical Center. It shows people and cultures on the edges of society and the cusp of change. Some photos soften the boundaries that divide people or blur the hard borders separating sky, water, and stone.

Stephen P Marsh, president, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Community Bancorp and Community National Bank (CNB), welcomed close to 200 shareholders recently for the annual shareholders’ meeting. Louise Bonvechio, treasurer of Community Bancorp, and SVP, CFO and cashier of Community National Bank, reported on CNB’s financials for 2012. Mr.

National Bank of Middlebury has created two significant new positions: Business Community Lender Northern Market Manager for Hinesburg, Vergennes and Bristol; and Business Community Lender Southern Market Manager for Brandon.

Vermont Law School graduate Alison Milbury Stone has joined the northern New England law firm of Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC. Stone will be based in the Burlington office and will practice in the firm’s Energy and Telecommunications Practice Group.