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Donald N. Weinberg, M.D., FACP recently joined the Central Vermont Medical Center Hospitalist staff. “Dr. Weinberg’s years of experience as a primary care physician will serve his patients well as he moves into the role of Hospitalist,” noted Judy Tarr, CVMC President and CEO. “Primary Care Physicians essentially turn over the care of their patients to Hospitalists and Dr.

Margolis, Healy & Associates (MH&A) (, a leading professional services firm specializing in higher education safety and security, today announced that it has named Jonathan Kassa as Vice President of Operations and Business Development. Mr.

Bilodeau, Wells & Company, P.C., Certified Public Accountants of Essex Junction announces that Jeanette Berry has successfully completed the requirements to represent tax payers before the IRS as an Enrolled Agent. Performing tax and accounting services for the firm’s wide range of clients, as an Enrolled Agent, Ms.

John Ryan, director of assessment in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University, has been appointed director of institutional research by Jane Knodell, provost and senior vice president, effective March 1.

Krystal Smith of the Hannaford Supermarket on North Ave, Burlington, bested other competitors from across the country to become the 2011 National Grocers Association “Best Bagger.” The competition, sponsored by ConAgra Foods, took place February 14, 2011 during the NGA annual convention and expo at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.

Vermont Natural Resources Council Executive Director Elizabeth Courtney announced today that VNRC has made several changes to its staff responsibilities and titles.

FairPoint Communications recognized its outstanding sales leaders at the annual company wide sales gathering earlier this month.

Emily McDonald recently joined the Vermont Lake Monsters organization as the Director of Community Relations and Promotions, the New York-Penn League single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics announced today.

Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. announces that Aaron Guyette, PE has been appointed project manager in the firm’s North Ferrisburgh, Vt. office.

Luke Drabyn, 18, of Grafton and Katherine Ham, 13, of Sheffield today were named Vermont's top two youth volunteers for 2011 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.

Karen Henderson’s woven paintings express her interest in the connections between self, place, emotion and time. The seasons, atmospheres and the time of day intrigue her. “I try to recreate these natural occurrences, evoking emotions that I associate with them through the use of color, line, and texture,” Karen explains.

UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced six elite drivers from Vermont are among 1,122 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving. Vermont boasts 12 active Circle of Honor drivers with a combined 317 years of accident-free driving.