June 29th, 2011
CHARLOTTE — Charlotte’s Eating Well Media Group — including the popular “Eating Well” magazine, a book-publishing arm, an increasingly popular website, and what company officials say is a promising venture into licensing its products to Internet partners and firms related to the health care sector — has been sold to media giant Meredith Corp.
MIDDLEBURY — Addison Central Supervisory Union officials believe that raising healthy and well-adjusted children is a challenge, and that even the most prepared parents sometimes need a little coaching.
With that in mind, ACSU health coordinator Mary Gill and more than dozen other ACSU elementary school teachers, counselors and principals are taking time out of their summer, learning how to help make parents’ jobs a little easier.
VERGENNES — The Vergennes Champs opened their 2011 Champlain Valley Swim League season at home on Thursday, when 2010 champion and perennial contender Burlington Tennis Club powered to a 341-136 victory. The Champs return to action on Tuesday with a meet at St. Albans, and then will host Essex on Thursday.
Against BTC, younger female swimmers enjoyed the most success for the Champs, as Alyse Beauchemin and Moriah Cushing won two 12-and-under races each, and Megan Tarte won an under-10 event.
MIDDLEBURY — To say that Ian Worley developed an interest in flying at an early age would be an understatement.
“Before I had memory,” he said, when asked of the point at which he became obsessed with all things aviation.
MIDDLEBURY — Extending coverage to every last mile may be the buzzword in Vermont’s broadband Internet discussion, but at a meeting in Middlebury last Wednesday, the real question was “what’s next?”
The event was the first meeting of the ad hoc “regional technology team” at the Addison County Regional Planning Commission, and it brought together voices from various sectors in the community to discuss what planner Kevin Lehman said will be a county-wide plan for increasing technology usage.
MIDDLEBURY — Future young patients at Porter Hospital will owe a debt of gratitude to 11-year-old Jamee Barnum, who recently turned 10 days of post-operative boredom into a quest to provide entertainment options for other recuperating kids.
It was back in late March that the New Haven resident took ill — while eating her own birthday cake, no less. Her parents took her to Porter Hospital, where she received a disturbing diagnosis: Her appendix had ruptured, requiring speedy surgery.
MIDDLEBURY — The Mary Hogan Elementary School (ID-4) board is looking to fill two vacancies in the wake of recent resignations.
Board member Ruth Hardy has stepped down from the board in anticipation of a long-term family commitment abroad. She was in her first three-year term on the seven-member panel.
Serena Eddy-Moulton, an eight-year veteran of the board and its former chairwoman, also stepped down recently, citing a need to spend more time with family.