Editor of the Reformer:

The 4th Annual Green Street School TULIP TROT 5K Run/Walk and .5 mile Sprout Run, a fundraiser to support a variety of PTO projects and initiatives, was held on Saturday, May 14, 2016. With over 300 runners registered, over 50 volunteers, and many enthusiastic supporters in attendance, the event was a success on many levels.

We would like to thank the many sponsors who provided financial support for this event: Brattleboro Savings & Loan, Brattleboro Subaru and Ford, Brattleboro Area Realty, Auto Mall, Pro AV Systems, BPOE #1499, Integrated Solar, Against the Grain Gourmet, Brattleboro Veterinary Clinic, Renaud Bros., Inc., Valley Crane Services, Inc., Homestead Heating & Plumbing, LLC, Lawton Floor Design.

The family and friends: Allard Lumber Company, Barry and Grace Mazur, Clarence and Mary Ann Mann, Brown and Roberts Hardware, Cersosimo Lumber Company Inc., Cheryl Gendron, Daniel and Gisela Berkson, David and Joanne Corey, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Helen Schultz, Kramer Law Offices, Berkley and Veller, The Richards Group, the Speno Family, Mrs. O'Connor and Family, Evelyn's Entourage, Rentals Plus, River Valley Credit Union, The Brattleboro Retreat, The Hotel Pharmacy, the Stahley-Aither Family, the Wilson-Cay Family, Elizabeth A. Vendetta and Winnie Vogt.

Many thanks to our fabulous food donors: Albert's Organics, Commonwealth Dairy, C & S Wholesale Grocers, Pepsi-Cola Brattleboro/Leader Distribution, The Works Bakery Café, and Grafton Village Cheese.


And thanks to the following businesses and individuals for their wonderful prizes and in-kind donations: The Marina, Mount Snow, Stratton Mtn., Kidsplayce, River Gallery School, Whetstone Restaurant, Sam's Outdoor Outfitters, Supreme Fitness, The Porch Café, Baker's Hallmark, Burrows Specialized Sports, The Colonial, Brattleboro Food Coop, Layers By Lauren, Fast Eddie's Bakery, Amy' s Bakery Arts Café and Beadniks.

We extend our gratitude to the staff, students, and families of Green Street School, the Town of Brattleboro, and to the many special volunteers whose support and enthusiasm were instrumental in creating the overall sense of excitement that characterized the TULIP TROT 5K. We could not have done it without you! Finally, we wish to thank all those who came to run and walk the 5K in support of Green Street School.

Lisa Bauer, On behalf of the children and PTO at Green Street School, May 20

Editor of the Reformer:

United Way of Windham County wishes to thank all of the 65 medical and non-medical volunteers who made this year's Adult Dental Care Day a huge success. Over 115 local area residents received the dental care they needed on May 7th.

First of all, thank you to the ELKS Lodge in Brattleboro for the use of their facility at which Dr. Lance Miller and Dr. Jeffrey Wallace screened clients. Also, a big thank you to the participating dental offices and staffs: CT Valley Oral Surgery, Deerfield Valley Dental Care, Dental Health, Estey Dental, Professional Dental Care, Dr. Suzanne West, and West River Family Dental.

This event helped shed light on dental health and we would like to give special thanks to Jennifer Fitzgerald, RN and CHT Care Coordinator, Community Health Team, at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital for providing educational resources at the event. A big round of applause goes to Rick John who helped transport many of the clients to the dental offices!

We would also like to thank Vermont 2 – 1 – 1 and Rescue, Inc. Other financial and in-kind supporters included: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Deerfield Valley Rotary Club, C & S Wholesale Grocers, Patterson Dental, Northeast Delta Dental, Gouger's Market and Brattleboro Memorial Hospital.


Victoria Chertok Volunteer Engagement Manager, United Way of Windham County, May 31

Editor of the Reformer:

As I finish up my first term as a State Senator representing Windham County, I want to thank the entire Windham County delegation for welcoming me and helping me to learn the ropes. It is not an easy job, and I am grateful for all the assistance I received. I also wanted to single out one representative whose work behind the scenes sometimes goes unnoticed, but her efforts are appreciated by all of us on the delegation: Representative Valerie Stuart.

Stuart, Brattleboro Rep. from District 1, coordinates regular caucuses for the entire Windham delegation. We gather to meet with folks from Brattleboro Memorial Hospital, The Retreat, HCRS, the Windham Planning Commission, Chris Recchia from the Department of Public Service, representative from the Agency of Commerce, and many others. Representatives from other parts of the state are always impressed that the Windham County delegation meets regularly as a team to discuss issues of concern for our constituents back home. I find these meetings very useful, and I feel certain they would not happen without her commitment.

Becca Balint Brattleboro, May 12