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Barre Antiques Cooperative to open Old Town Antiques Consignment Center on Friday

News Release — Old Town Hall Consignment Center Nov. 25, 2015 Contact: Jamie Proctor-Brassard [email protected] A friendly reminder regarding The Old Town Hall Consignment Center’s opening on Friday, November 27th. Have a happy Thanksgiving! An “Antique Twist” on Holiday Shopping – Revitalizing Barre’s Historic Downtown On Black Friday, November 27th, The Barre Antiques Cooperative will […]

Burlington School food project receives $100,000 USDA grant

News Release — Burlington Schools November 24, 2015 Media Contact: Doug Davis Burlington School Food Project Director (802) 864-­8416 [email protected] Burlington, Vermont – The Burlington School Food Project (BSFP) is pleased to announce that they are one of 74 projects spanning 39 states receiving support this year through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) […]

Orton executive director addresses White House Rural Council convening

News Release — Orton Family Foundation Nov. 24, 2015 Contact: Leslie Wright, communications associate, 802-495-0864 x 202 or [email protected] SHELBURNE, Vt. (Nov. 24, 2015)—Orton Family Foundation Executive Director David Leckey visited the White House this month and addressed the White House Rural Council convening on placemaking. Leckey spoke before a group of about 70 representatives […]

CBP offers tips to expedite cross-border travelers during busy Thanksgiving week

News Release — U.S. Customs and Border Protection November 23, 2015 Contact: Sean Smith CBP Public Affairs 617-565-6332 ST. ALBANS, Vt. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers and agriculture specialists throughout Vermont and New Hampshire are providing guidance to assist cross-border travelers who intend to travel between the U.S. and Canada during Thanksgiving […]

Vermont Veterans Home to hold Tree Lighting on Dec. 3

News Release — Vermont Veterans Home Nov. 24, 2015 Contact: Gary Yelle 802-447-6539 [email protected] BENNINGTON, VT, November 24, 2015– On December 2, 2015 what will the Community Tree look like, lit up? We invite you to come to Vermont Veterans’ Home December 3rd at 5:30 pm and find out! Hot chocolate, cookies, carols and […]

Phil Scott: New DOL economic data highlights real challenges

News Release — Phil Scott for Vermont November 24, 2015 Contact: Brittney Wilson (802) 279-2266 Montpelier, Vt. – Lt. Governor Phil Scott today issued the following statement on the Vermont Department of Labor’s most recent unemployment report: While some officials continue to tout Vermont’s “low” unemployment rate, there’s more to the story such as, the […]

NPI enables wiring project for Local Motion

News Release — NPI November 20, 2015 Contact: Dawn McGinnis, NPI 802-859-0808 x210 NPI is pleased to announce a recent data wiring project for Local Motion, a member-supported non-profit organization promoting people-powered transportation and recreation for healthy and sustainable Vermont communities. Executive Director Emily Boedecker says, “Our IT network was all donated equipment put together […]

VTGOP statement on new state unemployment report

News Release — Vermont Republican Party November 24, 2015 Contact: Dave Sunderland Chair, Vermont Republicans (802) 483-3068; [email protected] Democrats Ignoring the Dangerous Economic Cycle Their Policies Create Workforce has contracted by more than 14,000 since Democrats took total control of state government Montpelier, VT – The unemployment report released last week by the Shumlin administration […]

Gardener’s Supply Co. joins the Green Education Foundation to cultivate young gardeners

News Release — Gardener’s Supply Company November 24, 2015 Contact: Claudia Marshall [email protected] 802-660-3524 BURLINGTON, VT–(Marketwired – November 24, 2015) – Gardener’s Supply Company is proud to congratulate the winners of this year’s Green Thumb Challenge. The challenge aims to get kids into the garden and learning about sustainability. The grant this year goes to […]

Rural Vermont reaches 1,000 member goal

News Release — Rural Vermont November 24, 2015 Contact: Andrea Stander, [email protected], 802-522-3284 OR Shelby Girard, [email protected], 802-223-7222 30TH Anniversary Celebration Finale put the grassroots family farm advocacy group at an unprecedented level of support for its advocacy for real food, real farms and real change. Bethel, VT – To resounding applause, Rural Vermont Board Member […]

Over 750 attend the first Aiken K-12 Maker Faire at UVM

News Release — Aiken K-12 Maker Faire Nov. 24, 2015 Contact: Abby Peterson, Hagan Associates [email protected] 802-863-5956 x211 Burlington, Vt. – The creators of the Champlain Mini Maker Faire and the University of Vermont hosted over 750 attendees at Vermont’s first statewide Aiken K-12 Maker Faire at the Davis Center on Saturday. Embedded in the […]

U.S. Forest Service to provide Vermont’s capitol Christmas tree

News Release — U.S. Forest Service November 23, 2015 Contact: Ethan M. Ready, Public Affairs Officer Voice: (802) 747‐6760 Cell: (802) 558‐8176 [email protected]   RUTLAND – Gov. Peter Shumlin announced today that for the first time in Vermont history, the State House Christmas tree will come from federally managed land within the 400,000-acre Green Mountain […]

VCFA welcomes new board members

News release — Vermont College of Fine Arts Nov. 23, 2015 Contact: Tim Simard [email protected] 802.828.8804 Montpelier, Vt.—The Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) has recently added two new members to its Board of Trustees—Michael Goldstein and Rafael Attias. Both trustees bring educational expertise and experience in various arts to the VCFA board. “The Vermont […]

Health department offers food safety tips for the holiday season

News Release — Vermont Department of Health Nov. 23, 2015 Media Contact: Communication Office 802-863-7281 Keep food temperatures “just right” to prevent foodborne illness BURLINGTON – Millions of people get sick with foodborne illness each year in the United States. The Vermont Department of Health recommends cooking and handling food safely to prevent foodborne illness […]

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