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Retreat’s Villeneuve recognized by ‘Social Work Today’

BRATTLEBORO -- The Brattleboro Retreat’s Michelle Villeneuve, LICSW, has been named by Social Work Today magazine as one of "10 Dedicated and Deserving Social Workers" for 2014. The announcement and accompanying article were published in the magazine’s January/February 2014 edition (vol.14 No. 1 p.14).

Villeneuve, who works at the Retreat’s Birches program, was nominated by her colleague Daniel Rodrigues, LICSW. With March being Social Work Month, the recognition could not have been more timely.

Villeneuve has been in the human services field for 25 years and has been a social worker for 21 years. She joined the Brattleboro Retreat in 2005.

"I am honored and humbled at the same time," said Villeneuve. "I would like to thank Danny (Rodrigues) for nominating me."

Norton House named Elna Sewing Machine Dealer

WILMINGTON -- The Norton House, A Quilter’s Paradise, in Wilmington, has become an Elna Sewing Machine Dealer. Elna Sewing Machines are designed in Switzerland and are of the highest quality sewing machines made today. The Norton House carries a large selection of mechanical and computerized machines. Free classes are available with the purchase of any machine. All machines are fully guaranteed by the manufacturer.

The Norton House is also participating in World Wide Quilting Day Saturday March 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be door prizes, quilting and sewing machine demonstrations, refreshments, special sales, and more. The Norton House is located at 30 West Main Street. For more information, call 802-464-7213 or visit


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