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Woodridge recently hired a Rehab Services Manager and physical and occupational therapists to augment staff working with the increasing number of short-term stays for rehabilitation therapy.

After over 20 years in the music industry, Joe Gittleman, bassist and producer for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, is bringing his experience to the Lyndon State College Music Business and Industry program.

Philip R. Daniels of TD Banknorth was honored by the National MS Society at the Annual Dinner of Champions. Phil received the Silver Hope Award, the highest honor given by the National MS Society.

Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom has announced the recipients of the 2009 Eunice B. Farr Incentive Award scholarships. “It is a pleasure to award these scholarships on an annual basis. We wish these motivated students the best of luck in their future endeavors,” said Gregg Haskin, President and CEO of Waitsfield and Champlain Valley Telecom. This year’s recipients were as follows:

The Barre Town Elementary 3rd grade class recently raised $455.68 for the National Life Cancer Treatment Center in honor of their teacher, Valerie Collins who underwent cancer treatment this past year. CVMC’s President & CEO Judy Tarr visited the class to thank the students for their fundraising efforts. Ms.

Pragmatic Technologies, Inc. has announced their continued growth in adding two new talented employees. The company now numbers 10 full time employees, and plans to see increased business throughout 2009.

Donald Haviland of Colchester recently joined Attacca Realty of South Burlington as a Realtor specializing in residential properties, retiring & downsizing clients, and second homes throughout the local 6 counties.

Neville Companies welcomes Robert Lestage to its maintenance team. Bob has been assigned to manage the senior housing complex known as Northern Meridian, located on Lime Kiln Road in South Burlington. He joined Neville after his most recent employment providing maintenance services for Lane Press, an 188,000 SF manufacturing facility.

The Vermont Specialty Food Association has elected Kim Crosby as president. Crosby owns and operates Vermont Roots, a distributor of Vermont specialty foods in Rutland. Also elected were George Gooss of Catamount Specialties as vice president and Bob Christoffel of Creative Labels as secretary-treasurer.

The Community College of Vermont (CCV) recently recognized four faculty members for their excellence in teaching. The awards were presented as part of at the College’s Faculty Summer Institute, a professional development day sponsored by the College. Faculty were nominated by staff and students and selected by a committee of CCV faculty.

This year's annual Tri-State Tournament was held at Hanover Country Club, Hanover, NH on June 22 and 23, 2009. The tournament is a team competition among Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont with each state sending a 30-person team. Maine won this year's competition defeating a charging Vermont team by a narrow 6 point margin.

Since arriving at North Country Hospital in 2006 to head up the North Country Hospital Oncology and Hematology Clinic Dr. Leslie Lockridge has earned the respect of his patients and peers. The cancer specialist’s dedication to his profession, and his depth of knowledge, has attracted the attention of the American Cancer Society. Dr.

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