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to Carly Dwight, now living in New York City, who earned a masters degree in elementary inclusive education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Carly, who grew up in Charlotte, has accepted a first-grade teaching position in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Her student teaching assignments prepared her for the Bridgeport job by taking her into inner-city neighborhoods in the Bronx and Harlem where she became convinced that she could add the most value to an inner-city school in a challenged neighborhood.

Aiden Powell

Aiden Powell

to Aiden Powell who has been recognized for his work in at least two artistic sectors of the community—film and music. One of Aiden’s documentary film shorts was selected for showing at the Middlebury New Filmmakers’ Festival August 28. The movie, entitled “This is My Home,” had also been chosen for the Green Mountain Film Festival last winter. Aiden created it when he was 15 years old, and it depicts the devastation of landscape in Appalachia, something he would not like to see happen to Vermont’s Green Mountains.

On the musical side of the equation, Aiden and his acoustic partner, John Tatlock, known collectively as the Blind Continuum, played their brand of hip hop earlier this year at Radio Bean in Burlington and recently at Shelburne Days. Aiden’s parents are Wendy Bratt and Tom Powell of Charlotte.


is extended to the family and friends of Lee McIsaac, who passed away on August 23 at the age of 52. She served as an editor of The Charlotte News for several years and later became publications coordinator for the Young Writers Project. The current head of the YWP said of her, “YWP is proud to be dedicating its latest anthology to her.”

is extended to family and friends of Chandler Moore of San Francisco, California, who passed away August 12. She was the daughter of the late Stephen and Rayelen Moore of Charlotte and a graduate of Champlain Valley Union High School. Her surviving family includes her sister Ronda Moore of Boston and Charlotte. The family asks that donations in her name be made to the Sierra Club Foundation, 85 Second Street, Suite 750, San Francisco, CA 94105 or to the Sharks Foundation, 525 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113.

is extended to family and friends of Derick L. Benoit of Charlotte who passed away at the age of 21. Derick is survived by his mother and father, Ginna Montani and Shawn Benoit, his sisters Crystal and Jennifer Montani, and brother, Logan Benoit. Those wishing remember him with flowers may send them to the Brown-McClay Funeral home and donations may be made to his family.

Edith Illick

Edith Illick

is extended to family and friends of Edith Windells Illick of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and Charlotte, Vermont, who passed away June 22 at the age of 95. Edith, her husband, Rowland, and their family lived for 46 years in Middlebury and maintained a camp on Thompson’s Point where they spent summers since 1966. Her surviving family includes her daughter Marty, Marty’s husband,Terrance Dinnan, her granddaughter Tai Dinnan and husband, Evan Webster, all of Charlotte.