Vermont Humanities Council event: Philosophy scholar considers importance of self-reflection

Philosophy scholar Susanne Claxton will discuss how self-examination contributes to a richer life in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on January 7 at 7:00 pm.

Vermont Humanities Council event: Pioneer herbalist shares history of herbal medicine

Expert herbalist Rosemary Gladstar will explain the past and current significance of herbalism in a talk at Ilsley Public Library in Middlebury on January 7 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, “The History of Herbal Medicine in America,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Vermont Humanities Council event: Dartmouth professor shares story of Jefferson’s Monticello

Dartmouth College senior lecturer Marlene Heck will discuss Thomas Jefferson’s “essay in architecture,” Monticello, in a talk at Manchester’s First Congregational Church on January 7 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, “Building Monticello,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Vermont Humanities Council event: UVM professor examines trauma and triumph of Maya Angelou

UVM professor Emily Bernard will look at the transformation of beloved poet and activist Maya Angelou in a talk at Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro on January 7 at 7:00 pm. Her talk, “Delicious to the Ear: The Inspiring Voice of Maya Angelou,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public.

Vermont Humanities Council event: International climate researcher discusses changes in cold regions

Pam Pearson, director of the International Cryosphere Climate Initiative, will discuss changes in the globe’s regions of ice and snow in a talk at Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier on January 7 at 7:00 pm.

Dartmouth professor shares history of White Mountain huts in Vermont Humanities Council event

The Appalachian Mountain Club’s Hut System is a unique institution in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Dartmouth College Professor Allen Koop will discuss its history in an illustrated lecture at St. Johnsbury Athenaeum on January 7 at 7:00 pm.

Vermonters enjoy better access at two central Vt. post offices

The post offices in Barre City and Worcester have made improvements that have made them more accessible to people with disabilities. This increased access came as a result of the U.S Department of Justice’s response to complaints filed by the Vermont Center for Independent Living.

Welch, King rally bipartisan support to boost funding for LIHEAP

Today, Representatives Peter Welch (D-VT) and Peter King (R-NY) sent a letter to President Obama calling for a $1.3 billion increase in funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) in his fiscal year 2016 budget.

Vermont conservation organizations partner with GMP to green up their power

Two prominent Vermont conservation organizations recently teamed up with Green Mountain Power to go solar, lowering their energy bills and greening their electric energy footprint.

Norwich University honors Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as an ‘Employer of Distinction’

The Norwich University Alumni Association (NUAA) in conjunction with the Career Services Center honored Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center as a Norwich “Employer of Distinction” at an event at its Hanover campus on Thursday, Dec. 18.

Community-media leaders recognized for contributions by RETN

Rob Hunter has received the Lifelong Learner Award from the Regional Educational Television Network as part of RETN’s 2014 Producer Awards.

Small business advocacy group says repeal Act 48

Vermont’s largest small business advocacy group, the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) was pleasantly surprised by Governor Shumlin’s admission yesterday that Vermont simply cannot afford a single payer health care system.

Aegis Renewable Energy installs largest single rooftop solar array in Vermont

Aegis Renewable Energy installed the largest single rooftop solar array in the state at Ayers Brook Goat Dairy in Randolph, VT owned by Vermont Creamery.

VITL appoints chief financial officer

Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) has named Nancy Rowden Brock as chief financial officer (CFO).

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