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Tuesday April 30, 2013

Dana-Farber recognizes Brattleboro resident for service

BOSTON -- Dana-Farber Cancer Institute recognized Coral Vogel of Brattleboro for her dedication to Dana-Farber during its annual Staff Service Award Ceremony on April 3. The ceremony recognized more than 200 employees who have worked at Dana-Farber between 10 and 35 years. Vogel was honored for ten years of service to Dana-Farber.

"It is the dedication of our employees that makes Dana-Farber one of the truly great cancer centers," said Dana-Farber’s President and CEO Edward J. Benz Jr., MD. "Patients rely on us to provide expert care and conduct innovative research, but, as many have shared in letters to me, they are especially impressed and moved by the compassionate care and services our staff provided them.

Resume workshop this evening

BRATTLEBORO -- Employers are asking more and more for a link to one’s work and resume. This workshop will cover two free tools and some key skills that will enable any moderately web savvy person to post a bio, resume and work samples online. Examples of online portfolios will also be reviewed and discussed.

"Professional Web Portfolios with Free Tools" will be held at Marlboro College Graduate School in Brattleboro on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

This workshop is free, but participants should register at

Also, this is a hands-on workshop. Bring your own laptop and your enthusiasm because this workshop will emphasize a practical, hands-on approach to learning about technology.

Leading the workshop will be Caleb Clark, the director of the EdTech Masters program at Marlboro Grad School where he also teaches. Caleb is also a technology integrator with local schools. He has been a Web geek since 1994 and an educational technologist since 1999. Caleb has an MPS from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, and an MA in Educational Technology from San Diego State University.

This workshop is provided by Marlboro College Graduate School’s EdTech Program as part of their community-focused HOT (Hands On Technology) Workshop series.

For more information, contact Ariel Brooks at

Constant Contac seminar

DOVER -- ASEMC is hosting a free business seminar with Constant Contact at the Mount Snow Conference Center from 9 a.m. to noon on May 9. The title of the seminar is "The Power of Email Marketing with Local Search and Social Media Integration"

This free seminar will detail the steps by which local businesses can obtain first page listings in the search engines, an area that Constant Contact has not presented upon before. In this day and age, where the Internet has replaced the yellow pages, every local business must have first page listing in the search engines for their business offering. The various Chambers throughout southern Vermont have stated that they will send out notification of this free business seminar to their members.

For more information, or to register, visit

New stylists join Shear Designs

BRATTLEBORO -- Shear Designs Hair Studio & Tanning announces a new addition to its team of stylists. Tara Aither recently joined the staff.

Aither studied cosmetology at Keene (N.H.) Beauty Academy and has worked in the Brattleboro area. She has a wide range of skills, including cuts, colors, spiral perms, as well as manicures and pedicures.

Shear Designs is located at 735 Putney Road in Brattleboro. For an appointment, call 802-257-5030. Walk-ins are welcome.

Cota & Cota announces
Season of Warmth winner

BRATTLEBORO -- Each year, Cota & Cota holds a contest to gift heating fuel to a lucky customer. Mary Lawlor of Westminster was this year’s winner.

Lawlor won up to $2,000 of fuel for the 2013-2014 heating season. She entered the contest on the Cota & Cota website in March, and was chosen in a random drawing on April 1.

For more than 70 years, Cota & Cota has been providing families in Vermont and New Hampshire with quality petroleum products and complete plumbing and heating services.

For more information, call 802-254-0000 or visit

Baxter attended bereavement
skills training course

BRATTLEBORO -- Connie Baxter, Bereavement Care Coordinator for Brattleboro Area Hospice, recently attended Comprehensive Bereavement Skills Training at the internationally recognized Center for Loss and Life Transition in Fort Collins, Colo.

The course was taught by Alan D. Wolfelt, Ph.D., a noted author, educator and grief counselor. The Center for Loss and Life Transition is a private institute dedicated to furthering understanding of grief.

Baxter is available for short term grief counseling for anyone in the community grieving the loss of a loved one. No prior connection to Brattleboro Area Hospice is necessary. This and all services at BAH are free of charge. To request grief counseling, or to learn more about services offered by BAH, call 802-257-0775 or visit


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