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Tuesday January 29, 2013

Brattleboro Rotary donates $500 to Pure Water for the World

BRATTLEBORO -- At its Jan. 10 meeting, the Brattleboro Rotary Club hosted guest speaker Carolyn Crowley Meub, the executive director of Pure Water for the World, a non-profit organization that originated with the Brattleboro Rotary Club nearly 20 years ago and has since flourished. The club presented Meub with a donation of $500.

The roots of Pure Water for the World began in 1994 when Peter Abell, a local dentist and member of the Brattleboro Rotary Club, volunteered to go to a small Salvadoran village to provide medical services. Abell was moved by the poor living conditions and vowed to make a difference and do something. With the support of the Brattleboro Rotary Club, Abell decided to help the people by providing rural villages with potable water.

The success and interest of the club's activities soon outgrew the capacity of the Rotary Club. As a result, Pure Water for the World, Inc. was set up as a 501(c)(3) organization to carry out this important humanitarian effort. Pure Water for the World focuses on remote regions of developing countries which lack sustainable clean, safe drinking water. PWW works with local governments and community partners to select, analyze the appropriate technology for the community, and to implement cost effective projects.

For more information about the Brattleboro Rotary Club and Pure Water for the World, visit

Vermont Chiropractic Healthcare welcomes Wendy Mathews

BRATTLEBORO -- Dr. Marcy Caulkins and Vermont Chiropractic Healthcare announced Wendy Matthews joined its practice as a massage therapist.

Matthews has practiced as a massage therapist for the past 35 years, having graduated from Gefion School of Massage in 1978. She has also studied craniosacral therapy with the Upledger Institute and has completed advanced training in biodynamic craniosacral therapy. She is a member of the National Certification Board of Massage and Bodywork. In addition, Matthews has a master's degree in counseling. Her exploration of alternative therapies combined with her deep knowledge of body based healing techniques has led her to a profession which offers a unique approach to physical, emotional and mental wellness.

Matthews joins Caulkins, a Chiropractic Physician who has 12 years experience and who has practiced at Vermont Chiropractic Healthcare for the past three years.

The office is located at 205 Main Street, Merchants Bank Building. For more information, call 802-257-5177.


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