Addison County Chamber announces annual awards

first_imgPhoto captions:File name jp_carrara.jpg: Paul Carrara and PJ Carrara, J.P. Carrara & Sons, accept the Chamber’s Business of the Year Award.File name citizen_year_award2.jpg: Lynn Coale, ACCOC board chairperson, presents John Tenny, Middlebury Select Board Chair, with the Chamber’s Buster Brush Citizen of the Year Award.File name chairmans_award.jpg: Lynn Coale, ACCOC board chairperson, presents Nancy Slater Cobden, recently retired from Hannaford Career Center, with the Chairman’s Award for her long-term support of the Chamber.File name community_achievement.jpg: Lynn Coale, ACCOC board chairperson, congratulates David Donahue, Middlebury College and John Tenny, Middlebury Select Board Chair, as they receive the Chamber’s Community Achievement Award.File name gov_douglas.jpg: Lynn Coale, ACCOC board chairperson, and Andy Mayer, ACCOC president, present Governor Jim Douglas with gifts recognizing his support of the Addison County Chamber. Gov. Douglas is a past president of ACCOC. The Addison County Chamber of Commerce recognized local businesses, organizations, and individuals with its annual awards during the Chamber’s annual meeting held on September 8th at Basin Harbor Club. Four awards were presented in front of a crowd of 135 attendees which included Governor Douglas, Chamber members and other local dignitaries. In addition to the award presentations, the Chamber membership voted on a new board of directors. J.P. Carrara & Sons was presented with the Business of the Year Award which is given to a business located in Addison County that demonstrates excellent business practices and provides a positive impact on the community. According to Andy Mayer, Chamber president, ‘J.P. Carrara & Sons has exemplified all of the award criteria, and has done so for a long time. One such criterion is for improving a facility which benefits the community. J.P. Carrara qualified not just by improving the Cross Street Bridge in Middlebury, but by building it.’ He went on to say that without their expertise the project probably wouldn’t have happened.In addition to the Business of the Year award, the Addison County Chamber presented its Buster Brush Citizen of the Year Award which is given to an individual who has made numerous contributions to the community without the expectation of acknowledgement. The award was given to John Tenny, Middlebury Select Board Chair, who has shown extraordinary leadership in challenging times. He has also shown tremendous dedication by serving on the Middlebury Select Board since 1995 and Chairman since 1997. His tenacity on the Cross Street Bridge project which had been 50+ years in the making helped bring it to completion. His relationship with Middlebury College ensured a collaboration that was instrumental in funding the Bridge. The Chamber’s Community Achievement Award is given to a not-for-profit organization for outstanding services and leadership to the community. The Chamber recognized the Middlebury Select Board, Middlebury College and the citizens of Middlebury for their efforts to make the soon-to-be-opened Cross Street Bridge happen. From figuring out where it should go, to accomplishing it without the state and federal government, to developing a partnership to pay for it, and utilizing the expertise of a local company in its construction, many pieces had to come together to make the Cross Street Bridge a reality.The outgoing board chairperson, Lynn Coale, presented the Chairman’s Award which is given to an individual or business who has donated time and effort for the continuing benefit of the Chamber. This year the award was presented to Nancy Slater Cobden, recently retired from the Hannaford Career Center. According to Lynn, ‘Nancy has been instrumental in keeping the Work Force Investment Board alive and well in Addison County and she has been a founding member and constant advocate for the Middlebury Arts Walk. She has been my assistant director at the Hannaford Career Center for the last eight years.’ Annual meeting attendees voted on the board of directors for the 2010-2011 year. New to the board this year are Robin Huestis, Round Robin Upscale Resale Shop and Grover Usilton, National Bank of Middlebury. Both are serving one-year terms expiring at the 2011 annual meeting. The board and members of the Chamber recognized Jim Daily, Porter Medical Center, who is leaving the board after serving two terms. Kris Merchant, Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom, is the incoming chairperson. Other board members include:· Bonita Bedard, Vermont HoneyLights, representing Five Town Business Council· Dan Brown, Swift House Inn· *Tim Buskey, Vergennes Residential Care· Lynn Coale, Hannaford Career Center: Immediate Past President· *Jeff Costello, The Middlebury Inn· *Andy Mayer, Addison County Chamber· Kate McGowan, United Way of Addison County· Mike McLaughlin, Breadloaf Corporation · *Kris Merchant, Waitsfield Champlain Valley Telecom· *Steve Misasi, Misasi & Misasi, PC· Patrick Norton, Middlebury College· Mike Rainville, Maple Landmark Woodcraft, representing Addison County Economic Development Corporation· Paul Richey, Basin Harbor Club· Bill Sayre, A. Johnson Lumber Company, representing Addison County Regional Planning Commission· Bill Townsend, J.P. Carrara & Sons* Designates Chamber Officers   About Addison County Chamber of CommerceThe Addison County Chamber of Commerce (ACCOC) is an association of individuals representing business interests, working together to promote commercial business and tourism in Addison County. The Chamber can be found on the Web at www.addisoncounty.com(link is external).center_img Source: The Addison County Chamber of Commerce. Middlebury, Vermont ‘ September 13, 2010 ‘last_img read more

Lone tractor leads tragic Willie to his final resting place

first_imgA lone red Massey Ferguson tractor led tragic Willie Wilson to his final resting place today.The 68-year-old was killed after his tractor was involved in a collision at Drumoghill in the early hours of Friday morning last.Popular single man Willie, who lived at Fr Arnold Terrace in Manorcunningham, had renovated the tractor and helped raise thousands of euro for many charities on various tractor runs. He died instantly following the accident with another car at around 6.30am on the main Letterkenny to Lifford Road.A large crowd braved freezing conditions for the funeral service at Ray Presbyterian Church in Manorcunningham this afternoon.A lone vintage tractor led Willie’s funeral cortege to his funeral mass before he was buried.His funeral service heard how Willie lived a simple life and always put others before himself. Among the mourners were members of Willie’s friends from the Donegal Tractor Run who held a minute’s silence in his honour during their run last Sunday.The remains of tragic Willie Wilson are carried into Ray Church, Manorcunningham. (North West Newspix)Lone tractor leads tragic Willie to his final resting place was last modified: January 17th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalmanorcunninghamWillie Wilson. Massey Fergusonlast_img read more

Donegal could be in for a spectacular Northern Lights show tonight

first_imgThere is a high chance of the spectacular Aurora Borealis being visible over parts of Donegal this Thursday night following a rise in solar activity. The Aurora, also known as the Northern Lights, occurs when a solar flare strikes Earth’s magnetic field. Green and purple lights are typically seen of northern parts of Ireland and the UK when activity is particularly strong.The sun released a coronal mass ejection on Monday, which is due to hit Earth tonight and cause the lights to shimmer strongly over the northern hemisphere. The best times for tonight’s display are said to be between 9pm and 1am. Eager Aurora hunters will be hoping for clear skies to see the show. Weather forecasters are predicting a night of mixed showers and clear spells with freezing temperatures. The best areas of Donegal for aurora sightings are near the northern horizon, away from towns and lights and at higher levels.If you do catch the phenomenon tonight, send your photos to info@donegaldaily.com to be featured.Featured photo: Aurora Borealis over Ballintra Donegal, 8th September 2017. Photo: Noel Keating PhotographyDonegal could be in for a spectacular Northern Lights show tonight was last modified: February 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aurora Borealisnorthern lightslast_img read more

Sonic Mania is Getting a Vinyl Soundtrack

first_imgStay on target Hands-On: ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020’ Seems FineLive-Action ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Delayed to 2020 For many retro game fans, Sonic Mania is one of the year’s most anticipated titles. Unlike Sonic Forces, Sonic Mania is a complete throwback game with old-school graphics and sounds. Classic Sonic the Hedgehog games always had great music, and Sonic Mania — with its mix of new and remixed songs — will have memorable tunes as well. You can listen to the songs while playing the game, or, you can listen to them on a classic vinyl record.This vinyl is being manufactured by Data Disks (in partnership with Sega). It will have select tracks from composer, Tee Lopes. The vinyl disk will come housed in a heavyweight gatefold sleeve with UV spot varnish. It will feature exclusive artwork both outside and inside the sleeve. The vinyl will come in Sonic Blue, Classic Black, and limited edition variants. For those who don’t own record players but still want to buy this vinyl, the package will include a download code in lossy and lossless formats.We’re proud to announce the Sonic Mania vinyl album in partnership with @datadiscs! Pre-orders go live Mid-July. pic.twitter.com/wNXenpcR49— Sonic the Hedgehog (@sonic_hedgehog) June 23, 2017The Sonic Mania vinyl soundtrack is yet another great physical item that compliments the game. The collector’s edition comes with a 12-inch Sonic the Hedgehog figurine that’s standing on top of a replica Sega Genesis console. It also has a small Sonic Mania cartridge with a golden ring on it. Both of these items just make Sonic Mania even more desirable than it already is.You can pre-order the Sonic Mania vinyl soundtrack from Data Disks in mid-July. Sonic Mania will (finally) be released on August 15 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Expect Sonic Forces on PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Switch sometime in the fall.Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey.last_img read more