• Community News
    March 02,2013

    Barre Historical Society photo This image is believed to have been taken at the J.K. Pirie Quarry in Barre. Anyone who can help identify the workers are asked to email news@timesargus.com.

    Jenna Goodall of East Montpelier has been named to Plymouth State University’s president’s list.

    Area students were named to the dean’s list at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, for their outstanding academic achievement during the fall semester of the 2012-13 year.

    Jake Barton, a senior, is the son of James and Donna Barton of Morrisville. He attended Peoples Academy.

    Adele R. Priestley, a junior, is the daughter of Michael and Joanne Priestley of Stowe. He attended Stowe High School.

    Carl M. Vitzthum, a first-year student, is the son of Sandra Vitzthum of Montpelier and Thomas Vitzthum of Montpelier. He attended Montpelier High School.

    Bentley University recently announced the names of local residents who were honored for their outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2012 semester.

    Jillian Goldsworthy of Barre, a junior and accountancy major, was named to the dean’s list.

    Jacob Mucha of Barre, a senior and finance major, was named to the dean’s list.

    Noah Comen of Middlesex, a junior and finance major, was named to the president’s list.

    Marine Corps Pvt. Trevor D. Giles, a 2012 graduate of Chelsea High School, earned the title of U.S. Marine after graduating from recruit training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, S.C. For 13 weeks, Giles stayed committed during some of the world’s most demanding entry-level military training in order to be transformed from civilian to Marine instilled with pride, discipline and the core values of honor, courage and commitment. Training subjects included close-order drill, marksmanship with an M-16A4 rifle, physical fitness, martial arts, swimming, military history, customs and courtesies.

    Kelcie A. Bean of Middlesex has been selected for inclusion on the dean’s list for academic achievement during the fall semester at St. Lawrence University in Canton, N.Y.

    Bean, a member of the class of 2013, graduated from U-32 High School.

    Hannahmarie Hayes of Hardwick graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a bachelor of fine arts degree in professional photographic illustration from RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences in the fall 2012 quarter.

    Mount Ida College, in Newton, Mass., conferred four associate degrees, 50 bachelor’s degrees and one master’s degree to graduating students as of Jan. 28, 2013. These graduates majored in more than 20 different fields from fashion design to veterinary technology. As there is no formal ceremony in January, graduates take part in the May commencement. he following students graduated from Mount Ida College: Carly Quinn, of Northfield, management; Aileen Ruel, McIndoe Falls, graphic design.

    Margaret R. McLaughlin, of Warren, has recently been named to the dean’s list at Boston University for the fall semester.

    Berklee College of Music announces that the following local students have earned placement on the dean’s list for the fall semester of the 2012 academic year:

    Dillon Zahner of Marshfield; and Kaitlin MacLean Daley of Moretown.

    Jaye Grundy, of Montpelier, has been placed on the Gettysburg College dean’s honor list for outstanding academic achievement in the fall 2012 semester.

    The following Plymouth State University students will perform in a production of “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot,” from March 7-10 at the Silver Center for the Arts:

    Melissa Furbish of Plymouth, N.H., as Gloria and Mother Teresa and Luke Meierdiercks of St. Johnsbury as Butch Honeywell.

    Central Vermont Medical Center

    A son, Joseph Syderick Fontaine, was born on Feb. 22, 2013, to Krista Boyce-Goulette and Alexander Fontaine of Montpelier.

    A son, Nathaniel Richard Quesnel, was born on Feb. 25, 2013, to Kayla (Perry) and Jeffrey Quesnel of Montpelier.

    Training planned

    BURLINGTON — For nearly 70 years, veteran town officials and those new to their positions have gathered annually for updates on tax laws and to learn about new technologies, municipal recordkeeping and effective strategies for handling planning, zoning and other town issues. Known as the Town Officers’ Educational Conferences, these meetings help town clerks, listers, select board members and others who govern Vermont’s towns and cities do their jobs better.

    The conferences, offered in April at three locations this year, are organized by University of Vermont Extension and participating agencies. Registration is $70, with a $10 discount for online registrations, and covers lunch, morning and afternoon refreshments and a choice of five concurrent workshop sessions.

    Venues include the Hilton Burlington Hotel, Burlington (April 3); Lake Morey Inn, Fairlee (April 17); and the Killington Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center, Killington (April 24). All meetings run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. with on-site registration beginning at 8 a.m.

    The keynote session will be a panel discussion on effective communication within town offices and between town governments and citizens, including how to use technology to more effectively manage information. Several concurrent workshop sessions also are planned on a diverse range of topics including disaster relief, grand lists and current use, implementation of actions in town plans, managing public access to documents, engaging youths in community change, civic engagement using slow democracy processes for pressing community issues, natural resources mapping and other issues of interest to town officials.

    Bodette to speak

    NORTHFIELD — The Community College of Vermont will hold its 46th commencement ceremonies at Norwich University’s Shapiro Field House on June 13. The college announced that radio personality and author Tom Bodett will deliver the commencement address. Bodett began his national broadcasting career as a commentator for NPR’s evening news program “All Things Considered” in 1984. His voice has also been heard on Saturday Night Live, Steven Spielberg’s Animaniacs and several Ken Burns’ documentaries. Bodette recently retired from seven years on the Dummerston Select Board.

    More than 500 students representing all Vermont counties, multiple states and countries will be awarded associate degrees at the ceremonies. Also attending the event will be Gov. Peter Shumlin, Vermont State College Chancellor Tim Donovan, CCV President Joyce Judy, and members of the VSC Board of Trustees. The ceremonies will begin at 2 p.m.

    Professor honored

    JOHNSON — Associate Professor Tyrone Shaw of Johnson State College has received a Fulbright Specialist grant to teach at Riga Stradins University in Latvia for two weeks this April. In his first week as a Fulbright specialist, Shaw will deliver a 35-hour seminar on media ethics to undergraduates; the second week, he will focus on issues in the American news media, including media conglomeration, coverage of political campaigns and the increasing influence of political advertising in the electoral process, sociological norms within the profession, and the promise of civic journalism.

    In addition to teaching journalism and communications at JSC, Shaw has worked as a reporter, a news director for a radio station and a managing editor in northwestern Vermont.

    Author releases book

    CABOT — Tony Lolli of Cabot has just had his newest book released. “Fly Patterns By Fishing Guides: 200 Patterns That Really Work” is a how-to manual with a real difference for fly tying enthusiasts. Most of the 200 patterns shown have never appeared anywhere in print until now. Forty foreign countries are represented. More important, all have proved effective because all were created by professional fishing guides who now have agreed to share their secrets. These are flies for difficult fishing conditions. Readers will also find information on how, when, and where each fly is fished. Every fly in this book is shown in both life-size and in enlarged color photos so that fisherman can examine them in detail. 450 color illustrations show the fly patterns in detail. “Fly Patterns” is Lolli’s sixth book.

    He has also written numerous magazine articles and writes monthly columns for several fishing magazines. He is currently writing two books that will be published later this year.


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