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Champlain Valley Fair has 'Awesome' year

Fri, 09/16/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. - The 84th annual Champlain Valley Fair lived up to its theme of 'Awesome' with 290,128 people -- down from 2004 -- coming through the gates from Aug. 27 to Sept. 5. The slight dip in attendance from last years 299,168, may be due to the dramatic effects of Hurricane Katrina and resulting increase in gas prices, fair officials said this week.
Still, visitors from 45 states and as far away as New Zealand, California and Hawaii attended the 10-day fair, concert series and agricultural competitions.

Vermont State Best Grocery Bagger Named

Fri, 09/16/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

It's in the Bag!
Essex Junction, Vt. - The winner of the Vermont Grocers' Association Vermont State Best Bagger is 20-year-old Ethan Abar of Williston who works at the Shaws Market in Williston. He out-bagged eight other contestants from various stores across the state during the annual competition held at the Robert E. Miller Expo Centre at Champlain Valley Exposition.

Busy Fall ahead for Champlain Valley Expo

Fri, 09/16/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

12th Annual NSRA Northeast Street Rod Nationals, Sept. 23-25, Champlain Valley Exposition, Route 15, Essex Junction, Vt. More than 1,500 colorful pre-1949 street rods, trade show, vintage auto parts swap meet, arts and crafts show. Show hours Sept. 23, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sept. 24, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission $12 for adults, $3 for children 6-12, under 5 is free when accompanied by an adult. For more information, 878-5545 or the Northeast Street Rod Nationals at (724) 932-3747 or visit www.nsra-usa.com.

State establishes 2006 Hospital Budgets

Thu, 09/15/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

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VEMAS Expands Quality Expertise

Thu, 09/15/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tom Martello has been recently promoted to the position of Quality Manager for the VEMAS Corp. Tom has extensive experience with LEAN and Six Sigma manufacturing environments and presents a focus in process improvement. VEMAS, located in Middlebury, V.T is a woman-owned company specializing in electronic contract manufacturing.

Vermont sends final delivery for hurricane relief

Mon, 09/12/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

FINAL OPERATION SPECIAL DELIVERY CONVOY LEAVES FOR GULFPORT
Second Convoy Unloading in Gulfport
**Private Efforts Must Now Make Own Shipping Arrangements**
Waterbury, Vt. - The third and final Operation Special Delivery convoy of
tractor-trailer trucks packed with donated items from Vermonters departed for Gulfport, Mississippi Monday, September 12.
The final convoy will muster at 6:00pm at the site of a former rest area
at mile marker 24 (I-91, Southbound) in Brattleboro, in preparation for a
7:00pm departure.

Local Printer Cited by International Franchise

Sun, 09/11/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Tom Brassard, Paw Print & Mail, South Burlington, was honored for his companys performance and growth for the past y ear by Certified Printers International (CPrint") during the bi-annual board meetings in Charleston, WV. CPrint" honors printers who have had exceptional sales growth in the past year. Paw Print & Mail not only was honored for its continued sales growth, but Brassard was cited for his management skills.

Woodbury College Holds Fall Graduation Ceremonies

Sun, 09/11/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Woodbury College Holds Fall Graduation Ceremonies
Author, Civic Facilitator Susan Clark Delivers Graduation Speech
Montpelier, Vt.-On Saturday, September 10, 2005, Woodbury College held its
2005 Graduation Ceremony at U-32 High School in Montpelier. A total of 46
students received degrees and certificates in the fields of mediation and
conflict management, paralegal and legal studies, prevention and community
development, and interdisciplinary studies.
Noted Vermont author and civic facilitator Susan Clark delivered this

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