VPR Features the Purpose-Land Connection at Rock Point School

on Nov 10, 2017 4:32:32 PM

 

"He started to find himself again on a 10-by-15 foot garden plot, at the Rock Point School in Burlington." This was one of several stories Vermont Public Radio shared of Vermont veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and who have begun to find healing through farming and connection to the land.

Rock Point School is located on a 146-acre peninsula jutting into Lake Champlain two miles north of Burlington. Rock Point hosts the school, community gardens, a conference center, hiking trails, a large solar-power installation, and one of the most famous geological features in Vermont. Listen at:
Vermont Veterans Find Peace And Purpose In The Soil, on Vermont Public Radio

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Vermont Rural Ventures attracts $47.6 million in new capital

on Oct 25, 2017 7:05:00 AM

Vermont Rural Ventures through June 2017 has raised more than $47 million in new capital through the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program to support 15 projects in Vermont and neighboring areas, creating 559 new jobs and retaining 1,332 existing jobs.

NMTC funds are used to retain and create jobs and essential services by financing key community developments in downtowns and village centers and in other concerted efforts that demonstrate positive community impacts. Using New Markets Tax Credits, these investments provided $47,693,516 of equity to 15 projects, allowing expansion and job growth. Vermont Business Magazine ran the story first.

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Small Dog Electronics Named Apple Premier Partner

on Sep 7, 2017 10:05:00 AM

Locally owned retailer bucks national retail trends. Small Dog Electronics was proud to announce its selection as an Apple Premier Partner, one of a small, elite group of independent Apple resellers and service centers serving North America. Small Dog Electronics is one of only 55 independently owned and operated Apple Premier Partners currently in North America.

Small Dog Electronics has been an authorized service provider for Apple's range of iPhones, MacBooks, iPads and more for many years, and is pleased to have earned the prestigious new Apple Premier Partner title in 2017 after meeting Apple's strict standards for exceptional customer experience and repair support.

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AllEarth Rail's commuter Budd cars pull into Vermont

on Aug 15, 2017 4:04:00 PM

Veteran transportation reporter C.B. Hall of Vermont Business Magazine was onsite as AllEarth Rail's Budd cars pulled into Montpelier en route to their servicing and resting spot in Vermont. The excitement about community rail returning to our state was palpable.

Read all about it at VermontBiz.com, and learn all about the Budd cars at https://www.allearthrail.com/remarkable-budd-rail-diesel-car-rdc-resources

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Spring Lake Ranch featured in the Mountain Times

on Jul 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

'Conserving lands, healing people' is the title of a wonderful piece by Julia Purdy in the Mountain Times about the June event at Spring Lake Ranch to celebrate a double anniversary: Spring Lake Ranch’s 84th and Vermont Land Trust’s 40th. The two organizations became partners in 1993, when Spring Lake Ranch put a major portion of its property into the land trust.

"The two organizations share complementary missions: while the Vermont Land Trust conserves cherished old Vermont farmland, the Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community nurtures and treats adults with psychiatric illness through productive physical work amid a tranquil farm-and-forest setting." 

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Topics: Sustainability, Health care

'Sugaring sweet for the birds' in St. Albans Messenger

on Jun 2, 2017 8:57:15 AM

Elaine Ezerins of the St. Albans Messenger tells the story of local maple sugar maker Branon Family Maple Orchards in Fairfield, to illustrate how integrating bird conservation practices into their forest management plans helps to protect birds and their habitats.

Elaine interviewed Cecile Branon and Audubon Vermont conservation biologist Steve Hagenbuch for an original and detailed piece that explains how the project works and its benefits as well as any we've seen. Education on bird-friendly habitat and recognizing participating maple producers are both goals of Audubon Vermont -- a win-win for people, business and the birds!

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Topics: Energy & Climate Change, Vermont

Vermont Guardian ad Litem pilot program on WCAX-TV series

on May 7, 2017 5:33:26 PM

Judiciary Court Administrator David Kennedy and a volunteer Vermont Guardian ad Litem (GAL) were interviewed in a WCAX news series on a pilot program in Franklin county to address the need to recruit more GALs. Explaining how a GAL advocates for a child in the court system can be complex, but news anchor Alexandra Montgomery did a great job!

Watch the news series on WCAX to learn more.

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Cx Associates profiled in Business People Vermont Magazine

on May 1, 2017 3:45:04 PM

In what is (to some people) a dry and technical field like energy engineering consulting — for healthcare, higher education, multifamily, manufacturing and other large commercial and industrial facilities, no less — it can be challenging to attract substantive attention from the media.

So we are all celebrating the in-depth profile of Cx Associates and its principals, Jen Chiodo and Matt Napolitan, in the May issue of Business People Vermont. Check it out.

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Topics: Energy & Climate Change, Vermont

Audubon Vermont's Bird-Friendly Maple Project featured in national magazine

on Apr 24, 2017 12:00:00 PM

The headline in the Spring 2017 issue of the national Audubon magazine starts the story, "Maple Syrup Makers Are Turning Their Forests Into Prime Songbird Habitat." And then the story continues by introducing one of the maple syrup producers participating in Audubon Vermont's Bird-Friendly Maple prgram.


For maple syrup producers Steve and Amy Wheeler, a good year isn’t only measured by buckets of sap. It’s also marked by the number of pewees singing in the woods, the rows of woodpecker tunnels lining the sticky trunks, and the sight of nuthatches clownishly piling into tree cavities.

Read the full article to learn more about how the program works and the at-risk birds that are benefiting the most. 

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Topics: Energy & Climate Change, Brand Identity, Vermont

Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services: New website

on Mar 30, 2017 4:04:40 PM

New website for CCVS

Just in time for the annual celebration of Crime Victims Rights Week, the Vermont Center for Crime Victim Services launched its new look, website and social media accounts.


The CCVS website and social media accounts pick up the beautiful, soothing colors artist Carol Boucher used in the sunset pastels she has graciously given CCVS permission to use in printed posters for many years. The site was also reorganized and rebuilt to be mobile-friendly and to meet W3C standards for website accessibility for persons with disabilities.

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