Catamount, SOCAPA invite filmmakers, families to slam the curve

Catamount Arts and SOCAPA (School of Creative and Performing Arts) were preparing for their annual Tap Into Film: 48-hour Student Film Slam when COVID-19 struck, seemingly shutting the world down in a matter of weeks. Efforts to slow the pandemic’s deadly speed have included widespread quarantines, cancelations, and closures—including Catamount Arts—and stranding a panicked population […]

Generator and partners rapidly prototyping PPE for medical community

Media Contact: Generator Communications Director, Christine Hill [email protected] 339-223-0722 BURLINGTON: Generator, a makerspace in Burlington’s South End, is prototyping personal protective equipment (PPE) in response to requests from the UVM Medical Center. Generator and some of their medical, educational, manufacturing, and engineering partners are working to immediately start producing equipment including face shields, N95 masks, […]

National Life donates $200,000 to COVID response funds

Montpelier, Vermont – The National Life Group Foundation has approved grants of $100,000 each to community foundations in Vermont and Texas as an initial investment to support Coronavirus relief. The National Life Foundation continues to work with other charities and will make additional investments to help address the current crisis and the recovery from it. These […]

PARENTS HELPLINE, 1 800 CHILDREN, Open and Helping!

For Immediate Release: March 26th, 2020 Contact Person: Linda E Johnson Executive Director, Prevent Child Abuse Vermont PARENTS HELPLINE, 1 800 CHILDREN, Open and Helping! The Parents Helpline is open and helping! We understand isolation, though necessary for preventing the spread of the corona 19 virus, can be very challenging for families with children. Young […]

Bearded Vermonters Raise over 60K for Make-A-Wish  

For details contact Grace Per Lee at [email protected] or (802) 316-0362 Burlington, VT – Make-A-Wish Vermont is pleased to announce that their annual fundraiser, the Vermont Beardies, has raised over $60,000.00. Since January, bearded Vermonters have been turning their whiskers into wishes by gathering online donations via A total of 97 contestants (or Beardos, as Make-A-Wish calls […]

VHFA grants $120,000 to help meet immediate housing needs arising from Coronavirus pandemic

Burlington, VT – In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Vermont Housing Finance Agency (VHFA) announced today the award of $100,000 in grants to the state’s nonprofit housing providers and public housing agencies. Another $20,000 will be donated to Vermont-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations selected by VHFA’s 38 staff members. “The Governor’s directive to Stay Safe and […]

Standard Offer Facilitator releases 2020 request for proposals

Manchester, VT – On March 13, 2020, the Vermont Public Utility Commission (“Commission”) approved the release of the Standard Offer Program 2020 Request for Proposals (RFP) for new renewable energy plants. The RFP is issued through the Vermont Standard Offer Program Facilitator, VEPP Inc.  Under the Standard Offer Program, eligible projects can be no larger […]

Berlin Mall hosts Red Cross when others turn them away

The Berlin Mall steps up when others need to step away. Fear of a looming blood shortage has the Red Cross partnering with the local mall when others turn them away resulting from the COVID-19 crisis. The Berlin Mall regularly hosts the Red Cross in the HUB community space, where they continue to top donor […]

*UPDATE* Blue Cross benefit and policy changes in response to COVID-19

For Immediate Release: March 25, 2020 Contact: Sara Teachout (802) 279-9686 *UPDATE* Blue Cross Benefit and Policy Changes in Response to COVID-19 Berlin, VT – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is committed to supporting our members, providers and the Vermont community during these uncertain times. As COVID-19 evolves, we are responding by making […]

Fletcher Free Library suspends outside pickup service and book drop

(Burlington, VT) The Fletcher Free Library will stop its new Outside Pickup Service (OPS) and lock its book drop to comply with Governor Scott’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order, effective Wednesday, March 25 at 5 pm. There will be no returns or fines during the time the library is closed. “We were pleased to be […]

VBSR announces helpful business COVID-19 webinar series

The series will feature these topics: adjusting to the new culture of remote work, supporting employees and families in this time of crisis, and a discussion with Congressman Peter Welch on the federal response to COVID-19. Burlington, VT – Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) announces a series of webinars connecting businesses dealing with the […]

Statement of Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy on status of bipartisan negotiations to address the coronavirus pandemic

Today, the American people are making sacrifices to keep themselves, their family, and their communities safe.  Health care providers, grocery store staff, state and local government workers, truckers, bank tellers, journalists and countless others are doing important and necessary work on the front lines of this crisis.  As a Senator from Vermont, and a member […]