What’s next just a Stone’s Throw away and Congratulations and Sympathies to Charlotters.
Congratulations and sympathies to Charlotters
Congrats to Annika Gruber, John Moses and Leath Tonino. Sympathies to the families of Eileen Schilling, Joseph Lane, Sr., and Caroline W. Koehler
Sympathy is extended to family and friends of Peter Bergh of Edwards, Colorado, formerly of Charlotte. Peter died June 3 at the age of 82. He was born in New York and lived in Charlotte for many years where he served as a member of the Planning Commission, the CCS School Board and the Selectboard.
Congratulations to Alex Graham, M.D., for his appointment as a family physician at the Charlotte Family Health Center. Alex grew up in Charlotte, where his parents were both doctors, his mother on the staff of the Charlotte Family Health Center. Medicine was not the family’s only calling, however. Living on a “rough and tumble farm,” they raised most of what they ate.
Over the years of The Charlotte News, the “Around Town” section has addressed issues that impact people and organizations of our community.
Although something we call community will likely exist, the COVID-19 pandemic will produce changes in how that community displays itself. As our representative Mike Yantachka noted in the last News issue, we are faced with the unexpected and have to “adapt our lifestyle quickly.”
Achievements Congratulations to Jay Vogler whose exhibit of abstract oil paintings closed Aug. 31 at the Gallery at One…
Congratulations to Alice Outwater (daughter of Alice senior, the late Charlotte News columnist) whose book Wild at Heart: America’s Turbulent…
Congratulations to Charlotte teenagers Rose Lord and Annika Gruber whose poems appeared in the Burlington Free Press’ Young Writers Projects…
Sympathy is extended to family, friends and community members as two of Charlotte’s historically prominent agriculturalists, Theresa L. Knowles and…
to Kathryn Blume who shared her writing with patrons at the Old Meeting House in East Montpelier three days before Christmas. She was part of what Mark Nash, the former artistic director of Vermont Stage, began seven years ago and calls “Stories for a Winter’s Eve.” It features songs by local musicians as well as stories from local writers.
to Joseph Lasek, M.D. of Charlotte who was recently appointed co-president of the Vermont Psychiatric Association. He is also the Howard Center’s medical director of adult services and a clinical assistant professor at the University of Vermont Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry as well as Southern New Hampshire University’s graduate program in clinical mental health counseling. His career has extended to work in many mental-health settings, including corrections facilities and inpatient psychiatric units.
to Hadley Murphy, a senior at Rice Memorial High School from Charlotte, who volunteers her time to make art with hospitalized children and their families. Hadley also presented a check to Burlington City Arts in support of its Arts From the Heart program, with the intent of bringing “joy through art to patients in pediatric care.”
For those of us who spent any amount of time in New York City, and particularly in Greenwich Village, the passing of the Village Voice, both print and online editions, marks the end of an era, the end of a 63-year-long leading element of local journalism. According to an article in the September 23 New York Times, its demise “struck another blow to local reporting in New York.”
to P. Brian Machanic, a photographer, author and lecturer from Charlotte, who has been touring the state giving a presentation titled “The Art in Birding.” His most recent appearances have included the Manchester Public Library, Dead Creek Water Management Association in Addison and Eastview Community in Middlebury.
to Leath Tonino, author, former Charlotte resident and CVU High School grad who had a short story in the summer edition of Orion Magazine. Titled “Middle of Nowhere,” the piece takes Leath and his three friends from high school to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, not for the Burning Man festivities, “not for 60,000 humans, not for lasers and whumping bass and skyscraper flames, but for the desert’s own severe weirdness. Its isolation.”
to Courtney McDermott whose poem “Dublin” appeared in the Young Writers Project of the Burlington Free Press on August 10. In it the author wonders whether coming abroad was the right thing to do. She says she has never before felt lonely as she is sitting by herself in a café. She wonders whether she made a mistake but at the end of the poem makes her decision. Read it to see what she decides.
Congratulations: to Elizabeth Aube Kozachek and her husband, Joe, who celebrated their first wedding anniversary on June 17. Elizabeth is the daughter of Patti and Mark Aube of Charlotte.
This volcanic activity forced residents to act quickly, while they find and collect their belongings, some having to search for a vehicle in which to carry them, and move them into new homes. Jenn says it has been exhausting.
Congratulations to Jonathon Silverman of Charlotte who was featured in the “Talking Art” section of the April 25 Seven Days….