Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center launches Big Kids Camps
GRAFTON -- Grafton Ponds Outdoor Center, a year-round recreation center located in Grafton has added a new twist on summer camps this year by offering a Big Kids Camp for adults.
Grafton Ponds is known for its summer week-long day camps for kids age 5 through 16 years. Now Big Kids Camps will be offered in conjunction with kids summer camps which run from June 25 through Aug. 3.
Big Kids Camps are offered to adults Tuesday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include mountain biking, swimming, canoe trips, hiking, Biathlon, low ropes course and blacksmithing. They will be led by Grafton Ponds Director Bill Salmon who recognizes the need for adults to have fun in the summer, too. He led similar camps in Smugglers Notch during his tenure with the popular Vermont resort. The cost for the Grafton Ponds Big Kids Camp is $150 per week and includes daily lunch and rental equipment.
Reservations can be made by visiting GraftonPonds.com or calling 802-843-2400. The Grafton Inn is offering special lodging deals on its rental homes for families who have children attending summer camps. Information can be found at GraftonInnVermont.com.
Mukuski recognized for 49 years of
service to Sanel
KEENE, N.H. -- Albert Mukuski recently retired from Sanel Auto Parts after spending
After joining Sanel in 1963, Mukuski held a number of positions with the company, including serving as manager of the Brattleboro, Vermont store for over 20 years.
Mukuski is a long-time resident of Vernon.
At the time of his retirement, he worked as a counterman in Sanel’s Keene store.
"Albert epitomizes why our people are so important to our company," said George Segal, Sanel Auto Parts’ chairman of the board. "For nearly half a century, Albert has devoted himself to providing the best possible service to our customers. He has been a terrific asset to our company and we will miss him."
New directors join the United Way Board
BRATTLEBORO -- The Board of Directors of the United Way of Windham County recently elected three new members: Maggie Aldrich, Caleb Clark, and Sandra Clark.
The new directors were brought on to replace three recently resigned members who were unable to complete their terms.
"The directors took this opportunity to identify needed skills at the board level, and have brought on three new members with many of the skills currently needed on the UWWC board," said board Chairman Bahman Mahdavi.
Aldrich grew up in Bellows Falls and has worked exclusively in Windham County, the past seven years in Brattleboro. She is an experienced human resource professional currently working as Assistant Human Resource Manager at G.S. Precision.
Caleb Clark is the director of the Educational Technology Masters program and a teacher at Marlboro College Graduate School. He has an MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University, and an MA in Educational Technology from San Diego State University.
Sandra Clark returns to the UWWC board after six years. She has been working in Brattleboro for over 20 years, first as property, purchasing and fleet administrator at Holstein Association, then as asset manager at Brattleboro Housing Authority since 1999.
Dearborn joins Connecticut River Bank
WALPOLE -- Connecticut River Bank, N.A. President and CEO, Gary W. Gray, recently announced that Katie Dearborn is now overseeing the bank’s Walpole and Langdon branches to service existing customers and develop new loan and deposit relationships.
Dearborn’s lifelong residency in the Bellows Falls area, with more than 15 years of banking experience in the consumer, residential and business markets, expands the bank’s presence along the Connecticut River. With a history of providing superior customer service and building strong banking relationships, Katie will complement the bank’s commitment to provide "Service That Earns Your Trust."
"Katie comes highly recommended by customers and community members; she understands the needs of the consumers and businesses along the Connecticut River Valley, which will greatly benefit our customers and the community alike," said Regional Vice President Timothy Maney.
Dearborn has been a volunteer board member of the Great River Coop in Walpole, of the Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance, of the Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce, and with local baseball and football teams to support the area youth.