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State of the art Health Club now open in Essex Junction

Tue, 06/28/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Hammer Fit is Vermonts newest health and fitness center. The club offers Hammer Strength training equipment. The equipment is designed for joint comfort and natural planes of motion. The facility houses plenty of treadmills, cross trainers, bikes and elliptical trainers. Operations Director Jason Lefebvre states, The equipment is perfect for people of all fitness levels and it is ideal for people rehabilitating injuries.

Morse to step down as head of welfare department

Tue, 06/21/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Secretary of Human Services Michael K. Smith Announces Change in Leadership for the Department for Children and Families
Agency of Human Services Secretary Michael K. Smith has announced that James Morse will retire as Commissioner of the Department for Children and Families on September 30, 2005. Commissioner Morse stepped down from the bench in February of 2003 to accept the leadership position in what was then the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services.

New strategic planning book

Tue, 06/21/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Merryn Rutledge, President of ReVisions, has published Strategic Planning Guide for Leaders of Small Organizations, a complete planning guide for organizations in all sectors. Since 1995 Merryn has been assisting leaders in envisioning excellence and recreating their organizations through planning, leadership development, organizational assessment, and coaching. Strategic Planning Guide is available from

Champlain College students create mercury video game for State

Mon, 06/20/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

SERIOUS FUN: Champlain College students create a video game about dangers of mercury for Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation
In the entertainment industry today, animated movies are developed concurrently with video games based on those movies---The Incredibles and Madagascar are two recent examples. Champlain College students are mimicking that industry trend this summer, but instead of a story about espionage, comedy or romance, the students have a higher goal: educating youngsters about the dangers of mercury.

Digital T-Shirt Printer Purchase

Wed, 06/15/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Amalgamated Culture Works of Burlington has purchased and put into production the Kornit 931, the worlds first industrial digital t-shirt printing machine. ACWs Kornit printer, which is manufactured in Israel, is one of only 10 such machines in North America and the first east of the Mississippi.

One Stop for a Variety of Free Vermont Travel Publications

Sun, 06/12/2005 - 8:00pm -- tim

Come one and all to Vermont this summer! The Vermont Chamber, along with the State of Vermont, Vermont Attractions and Vermont Farms Association partners, will help just about anyone plan a trip to Vermont. Like a kid in the scoop shop, every Vermont traveler will find their favorite flavor combination with the states best listings of lodging and activity resources.