Photo Mark Cole

By Edd Merritt, contributor

Congratulations to Ava Rohrbaugh, whose poem “My final thought at night,” appeared in the Burlington Free Press Young Writers Project on October 9. In it she picks up a bit on a previous poem of hers that appeared in the Project in which she hears nighttime sounds that make her think there is “Something almost here.” In her current poem her thoughts shift to what enters her mind as she falls asleep. “Everything is moving, because the night can breathe if you let it.”

Congratulations to Christy Leonard and Jonathan Enos who were married on September 18 at the Old Lantern in Charlotte with Justice of the Peace, Caitlin Terry, officiating. Jonathan is the son of Robert and Janey Enos. He grew up on Lewis Creek Road in Charlotte where his parents still live. He attended CCS and CVU. Christy’s parents are William Leonard and Christal Brown. She also graduated from Champlain Valley Union High School. Christy and Jonathan now live in Hinesburg. He earns his living as a roofer; she is taking courses on line.

Congratulations to Marge and Hal Blake of Southern Pines, NC who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. The couple spent many summers on North Shore Road, Thompson’s Point, Charlotte, in a camp which Marge’s family maintained. Although they moved to a senior living community in North Carolina, they still manage to remain quite independent at ages 98 and 94.

Congratulations to Christy Gallese of Charlotte who was recognized as one of 40 “Outstanding Young Leaders” by the Vermont Business Magazine. Christy is one of 15 from Chittenden County. Twenty-four of the nominees are women this year, and the 40 were selected from over 190 nominees. She is employed by the Burlington School District. The 2020 Rising Stars will be featured in the November issue of the Vermont Business Magazine.

Sympathy is extended to family and friends of Renee Sahyoun who passed away at her daughter’s home in Charlotte on October 10 at the age of 92. Her daughter, Rima Burton, survives her. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy be made to Home Health and Hospice, 1110 Prim Road, Colchester, VT 05446.