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Governor Jim Douglas has announced the appointment of Lisa A. Warren of Waterford to be State’s Attorney for Caledonia County. Warren was most recently Deputy State’s Attorney for the county. She has also been active on the Northeast Kingdom Domestic Violence Task force as well as the Vulnerable Adults Task Force.

Green Up Vermont announced winners in its annual writing and student poster design contest for Green Up Day 2009. Olivia Bellingham, Grade 5 from Flood Brook Union School was the overall winner. The artwork features a smiling, young girl in an orange dress who is putting litter in its place, in a trash can.

UVM College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences has announced the winners for elementary, middle and high school students from the 2009 engineers Day activities which took place Thursday, March 5, 2009 at the Vermont Air National Guard
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1st Brookfield Elementary School – Eli Hulse, Anna Hulse

Starr Jewell pulls double duty for Therapy Dogs of Vermont, donating her marketing talents and the love of her Bernese Mountain Dog A Vermont native with more than 20 years of experience as a marketing professional, Jewell donates her creative services to this all-volunteer, non-profit organization of well-mannered, sweet-tempered, people-loving dogs and their handlers.

Naturopathic physician Dr. Christopher Hollis and massage therapist Beth Rettig of West Fairlee were among the experts lecturing and leading workshops at a Caribbean medical school recently.

Liz Lovely, Inc. received national exposure when company co-founders Liz and Dan Holtz were featured on “The Story,” a nationally syndicated program on National Public Radio, on Thursday, March 5th. The show was one in an on-going series called “What’s Working? Who’s Working?” that focuses on people and companies that are thriving despite the downturn in the economy.

Fifteen partners at Langrock, Sperry & Wool, LLP have been named “Best Lawyers” in Vermont in one or more areas of law. They received these honors from Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

Kelly Brush Foundation President Charlie Brush announced the hiring of Betsy Cabrera as executive director of the growing non-profit. Cabrera is the three-year-old non-profit’s first executive director.

The trustees of the Vermont Historical Society have announced the appointment of Mark S. Hudson as the new Executive Director of the organization. Sarah Dopp, president of the Society's board, noted that "We are so pleased to welcome Mark Hudson as the new Executive Director of VHS!

Executive Director Sarah Carpenter announced that Mark Westergard of South Burlington has joined Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) as General Counsel.

North Country Hospital is celebrating Certified Nurses Day, March 19th by honoring its board certified nurses. Board Certification of nurses plays an increasingly important role in the assurance of high standards of care for patients and their loved ones. Nursing, like health care in general has become increasingly complex.

Bill Young, Executive Director of Maple Leaf Farm is pleased to announce that Tarah Woolgar, an Assessment Counselor and Case Manager, recently received certification as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor.   Tarah has also completed the first year of her Masters Degree in Community Mental Health at Southern New Hampshire University, with one more year to complete.

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