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August 25th, 2014
VERGENNES / IOWA CITY, Iowa — Vergennes resident Tom McGrath was proud last week of the efforts of the local Fraternal Order of Eagles and of all members of the international philanthropic organization for taking a major step toward stamping out the dreaded disease diabetes.
MIDDLEBURY — The Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center (PAHCC) in Middlebury announces three new faculty and staff members joining the center for the 2014-2015 school year.
Len Schmidt is the center’s new adult technical education and cooperative education coordinator. Schmidt most recently was a classroom teacher at Hinesburg Community School. He holds a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Vermont and a bachelor’s degree in English from Vermont College.
MIDDLEBURY — The longtime chairman of the board that oversees Middlebury Union middle and high schools resigned from the panel on Wednesday, Aug. 20, after accepting a job within the district’s athletic department.
“It was a tough decision for me to step down,” said Leonard Barrett, a Bridport resident who has served on the UD-3 school board for 11 years, five of them as chairman.
SHOREHAM — After spending more than a decade teaching music in the classroom, Michael Lenox is ready to play a new tune — as top administrator of Shoreham Elementary School.
Lenox, 37, is beginning what he hopes will be a lengthy tenure as principal of Shoreham Elementary, succeeding James Ross.
“I am very excited about this opportunity,” Lenox said during an interview on Thursday.
MIDDLEBURY — Gazing east from the Kenyon Lounge on the campus of Middlebury College, there’s a wonderful view — the campus’ sprawling athletic fields, golf course and Green Mountains in the distance.
That view just got a lot better, thanks to the installation last week of a new green roof on the school’s squash center, which opened last fall.
MIDDLEBURY — Three Middlebury residents have thus far submitted letters of interest to fill a vacancy on the town selectboard created by last month’s resignation of Selectman Travis Forbes.
MIDDLEBURY — August is not a time to kick back and relax for Middlebury business owner Jenn Buker. At the beginning of the month, Buker was downsizing and rebranding her skin care business. By mid-month she was moving to Texas.
Her business, formerly Glow Esthetics in the Zeno House on Court Street, has moved to the Star Mill building on Mill Street and opened there as Pro Skin Studio. Buker offers skin care services including facials, body waxing and eyebrow design for men and women.
“A garden should be in a constant state of fluid change, expansion, experiment, adventure; above all it should be an inquisitive, loving but self-critical journey on the part of its owner.”
— H.E. Bates