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Saturday August 3, 2013

Chase appointed director of marketing tech at Mount Snow

DOVER -- Mount Snow Resort announced that Mike Chase has been hired as the resort’s first Director of Marketing Technology, a newly created position that will oversee both the information technology and marketing departments with the goal of integrating the two in an effort to take advantage of ever-evolving, technology-based marketing opportunities.

Most recently, Chase was the Director of Information Technology at Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah, and before that he directed the IT departments at Oasis Management Resources and KSL Recreation.

Chase will start his new position in mid-August. He will be moving from Utah to the Mount Snow area with his wife and two children.

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River Valley Credit Union’s Barrett promoted to Assistant Branch Manager

BRATTLEBORO -- Helayne Barrett was recently promoted to Assistant Branch Manager from Head Teller at River Valley Credit Union’s main office in Brattleboro.

Barrett, who joined River Valley in 2011, brought many years of teller operations experience to the credit union from her career in the financial services industry. Barrett just completed intensive consumer lending training, and is qualified to assist members with consumer loans for automobiles, RVs, boats, ATVs, motorcycles, snowmobiles, and loans for other consumer needs.

BMH hires new finance director

BRATTLEBORO -- Brattleboro Memorial Hospital announced the hiring of Bob Rovella to be its new Director of Finance.

Rovella joins BMH after serving as Director of Finance at Central Vermont Medical Center in Barre. Previously, he has held similar positions at Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Mass., and Lakes Region General Hospital in Laconia, N. H. Rovella has an MBA from the UMASS Isenberg School of Business and a BS in Accounting and Business Administration from Connecticut State University.

Tasha Tudor Museum recognized in publishing contest

BRATTLEBORO -- Competing against larger institutions, the Tasha Tudor Museum recently won second place in the annual New England Museum Association publication competition for its biennial newsletter.

The museum also was recently voted No. 3 in Museums/Attractions by area residents in the annual "Best of Brattleboro" survey conducted by the Reformer.

Since opening for its fourth season in mid-June, the museum has welcomed more than 250 people from across the country and around the world to its collection of Tasha Tudor books, artifacts, documentary videos and exhibitions.

Located temporarily in the Jeremiah Beale House on Western Avenue, the museum gives visitors a glimpse into the world Tasha Tudor created in her many books, such as "The Secret Garden" and "Corgiville Fair" -- and in her own life. Drawn to the idylls of America’s rural past, she cooked on a woodstove, wove her own clothes, enjoyed proper cups of tea, made and wore period dresses, and savored the solitude and stillness of her southern Vermont home.

The museum’s current exhibition, "Unending Delight; Tasha’s World of Dolls," features Daisy Brownthrush, one of the few dolls made by Tasha. Visitors will enjoy the rarely seen photographs of other dolls Tasha made, including Captain Shakespeare, Thaddeaus Crane, Lavina and Catherine. The exhibition will run until Oct. 19.

For Tasha Tudor fans who’d like a deeper understanding of Tasha’s world, the documentary, "Take Joy, The Magical World of Tasha Tudor," will air on Aug. 6, on the Springfield, Mass., public television station WGBY. The first 20 donors who call during the broadcast and make a pledge to the station of $150 will receive a ticket to the sold-out Corgi Cottage Tour of Tasha’s home and gardens on Sept. 28. Viewers may call 800-639-5057 when the phone lines open at 8:16 p.m.

The Tasha Tudor Museum is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It is located at 974 Western Avenue, Brattleboro. Hours subject to change.

To learn more about the museum, including membership benefits, call 802-258-6564 or visit For information on visiting Tasha Tudor’s home and gardens, call 802-257-4444 or visit www.t


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