By Edd Merritt, contributor

Congratulations:

to Rachel Morse Scarborough of Castle Rock, Colorado, who earned the 2021 American Society of Landscape Architects/Colorado Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Honor Award for serving as the lead designer for the Montbello Space Park in Denver. Her group took a degraded vacant site in Northeast Denver and turned it into an ecologically sound, much-needed open space and outdoor learning laboratory. Rachel is the daughter of Jim and Gretchen Morse of Charlotte.

to Amelia Anair of Charlotte, who earned placement on the Dean’s List with distinction for the fall semester, 2021 at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. A native of Charlotte, Amelia is a communication arts major. The daughter of James and Jennifer Anair, Amelia graduated from Trinity Baptist School.

to Cassandra Franklin, an upcoming senior at Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut, who grew up in Charlotte and who earned placement on the college’s Deans List with High Honors. She is a biological sciences major.

Sympathy:

is extended to family and friends of Matthew Stevens of Essex Junction, who passed away at the age of 81 after a seven-year battle with kidney and heart disease. His surviving family includes his stepdaughter Mary Patnaude and her husband, Jason, of Charlotte. The family asks that those wishing to recognize Matthew through donations consider giving to the McClure Miller Respite House, 3113 Roosevelt Highway, Colchester, VT 05446.

is extended to family and friends of Ann E. Cleary of Boynton Beach, Florida, who passed away on Jan. 13 at the age of 89. Ann and her husband, Jack, moved to Vermont in 1978. A Catholic practitioner, she served as Minister of Holy Communion for several years at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church in Charlotte. Donations in her memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

is extended to family and friends of Thomas Hart of South Burlington, who passed away Dec. 19 at the age of 79. Tom taught at Champlain Valley Union High School and created and directed the Life Program which is now in its 50th year. Weightlifting became his passion after he retired from teaching.