Education notes

Green Street receives grant

BRATTELBORO >> Green Street School has just been awarded an ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Grant of $1,000. The money is to be used for math and science enrichment at the school. Anita Grant, the owner of Brattleboro Mobil, has been instrumental in getting this gift. Green Street School thanks her and the ExxonMobil corporation.

Coonan joins Youth Services

BRATTLEBORO >> Cathy Coonan of Brattleboro recently joined 15 other community members in serving on Youth Services' board of directors. Through 10 programs ranging from court diversion to mentoring, the non-profit agency helps Windham County young people and families thrive.

Coonan has served before in similar capacities in the region, on the board of Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (three years as board chair) and as a founding member of Building a Better Brattleboro. She is active in the Brattleboro Rotary Club and serves on the Board of Directors of Holton Home.

A commercial insurance agent for The Richards Group for the past 30 years, Coonan is a Certified Insurance Councilor specializing in health care and human service organizations. Coonan's many contributions to the community were recognized by the Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce when they named her 2004 Person of the Year.

"Cathy's organizational skills and her deep community roots, having spent her entire life as a resident of Windham County, will be a tremendous asset to the Youth Services board," said Tom Nunziata, Youth Services' board president. "As the newest member of Youth Services' golf tournament committee, Cathy brings valued expertise from running the Brattleboro Rotary Club's successful tournament for many years," he said.

To learn how you can get involved with Youth Services or to refer a youth for assistance, visit or call 802-257-0361.

Ski bus hopes to restart Jan. 3

BRATTLEBORO >> Due to weather conditions, there will be no Mt. Snow Express this Sunday, Dec. n7. It is hoped to re-start on Jan. 3.

Sponsors of the Mt. Snow Express include A.L. Tyler & Sons, Lawton Flooring, the Marina Restaurant and the Vermont Country Deli.

Once the weather improves enough for regular skiing, the bus will run All Sundays in January; all Sundays in February; Winter Carnival on Thursday, Feb. 18; and Town Meeting day, March 1.

The bus departs from Academy School at 8 a.m. with a stop at 8:15 a.m. at the gas station on Route 30 in Dummerston. It arrives at Sundance Lounge at 9 a.m. The bus leaves Mount Snow at 4 p.m. and stops at the Dummerston gas station at 4:30 with arrival at Academy School at 4:45.


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