to long time Charlotte residents, Peter and Meg Walker, who will celebrate their Golden Wedding Anniversary (50 years) on April 30, 2016. Party on!
to Chea Evans and Ben Recchia of Charlotte who were recognized as community volunteers working through Chittenden South Supervisory Union’s “Connecting Youth” program. Chea is an “Aw Shucks Honoree,” and Ben received the CY Youth Award.
to Moneer Greenbaum of Charlotte who was named director of development at the Stern Center for Language and Development. She has extensive experience in the development field having served nine years at Champlain College, first as major gift officer, then as leadership giving director. Prior to her fundraising career, she spent 20 years at US Airways, a Fortune 500 company.
to Charlotte attorney and Vermont-National Education Association (NEA) Director Joel Cook who is retiring after nearly a quarter of a century of service to the state’s largest union—12,000 members. Joel began his career as an attorney with Vermont Legal Aid in 1975 after earning a law degree from the University of Oregon. In 1985 he joined the administration of Governor Madeline Kunin as director of the Vermont Office on Aging and as the first commissioner of what is now the Department of Disabilities, Aging and Independent Living. He joined Vermont NEA in 1992.
to Erin Kern of Charlotte and Terra Page of Windsor, Ontario, on the birth of their twin sons, Joseph Hurley Kern-Page and Grady George Kern-Page, on September 13, 2015. Erin is the daughter of Valerie Hurley and John Kern of Charlotte. The boys and their moms live in Toronto along with two cats and a watchful dog, Lila.
to Ted Castle and his company, Rhino Foods, which was named one of top 20 small- and medium-sized companies in the state by Vermont Business Magazine this month. Rhino, founded on a “climate of trust and respect,” is known for its principles as they apply to employees, According to the company’s employee principle, “We provide a vehicle for our people to develop and achieve their personal and professional aspirations.”
to Heather Morse of Charlotte who recently became the seventh licensed real estate agent on the staff of Greentree Real Estate of Monkton. Heather has a degree in architecture from Wentworth Institute of Technology and feels that real estate sales is a “perfect combination” for her two interests of architecture and helping others. She will be serving buyers and sellers primarily in Addison and Chittenden counties.
is extended to family and friends of Priscilla Throop who passed away March 8 at the age of 70. A highly recognized medieval Latin and Greek scholar, she translated and published 22 books.
is extended to family and friends of Frederic Allen of Shelburne who passed away April 9 at the age of 89. An early partner in the Burlington law firm now known as Dinse, Knapp and McAndrew, his surviving family in Charlotte includes his daughter, Martha Wool, and her husband, Mike. The family asks that those wishing to make contributions in his memory do so to the United Way of Chittenden County or to the Burlington Boys and Girls Club.
is extended to family and friends of Alice Jean Craig of Shelburne who passed away April 7 at the age of 97. Her surviving family in Charlotte includes her daughter, Barbara Craig.