2014 4-H Fashion Show Winners Recognized

April 22, 2014 7:49 pm0 comments

Approximately fifty 4-H members participated in this year’s 4-H Fashion Revue showing off the outfits and items they created during our recent 4-H Fashion Show at the Claremont Middle School. These members presented their creative talents on stage to an audience of approximately one hundred ninety family and friends.


The top advanced sewers were Anna Avery of Claremont and Annie and Virginia Drye of Plainfield. These sewers will have their garments judged and represent Sullivan County at State 4-H Activities Day on May 31st at UNH in Durham, NH.


The Intermediate II category winners were Clara Avery of Claremont, Caleigh Plunkett of Charlestown and Rebecca Robertson of Newport. These 4-H’ers will also have the opportunity to model their garments in the State 4-H Fashion Show at the University of New Hampshire.


Fashion Selections winners put their decision making skills to work as wise consumers of clothing. The objective of the program is to help youth explore the strategies for getting most value from the money they have available to spend. In first place was Alison Numme of Claremont; in second place, Selina Fowler of South Acworth; Brigitte Taylor of Acworth in third and Virginia Drye of Plainfield placed fourth.


Intermediate I category winners were Cayla Carpia of Claremont, Hailey King and Morgan Snelling of Charlestown.


Novice II winners were Stella Coulter-Duling of Newport and Rebekah Baker of Charlestown.


In the Novice I category, the following members were recognized: In first place was Anna Numme of Claremont and in second was Shelby Adams of Newport.


The winners in our Aprons and Other Items category were Maria Luther-Houghton of Acworth and Erika Wilson of Alstead.


Volunteer sewing leaders were also recognized on April 11th for the time and talent they shared with 4-H members in teaching them how to sew. Each sewing leader received a flower. Commentators for the show included Anna Avery of Claremont, Annie Drye of Plainfield and Maria Luther-Houghton of Acworth. They all did a terrific job narrating the show! The theme of this year show was a “4-H Spring Fling Fashion” and the stage was decorated by the members of the Claremont Jaguars 4-H Club.


Photo caption: State 4-H Fashion Bound: During Sullivan County’s 4-H Fashion Revue, Anna Avery, Annie Drye, Clara Avery, Alison Numme and Caleigh Plunkett were selected to model the garments they have sewn at the state competition on May 31st at UNH in Durham.


UNH Cooperative Extension to offer Making Money Work For You – a Financial Fitness Money Management Webinar Series

April 8, 2014 7:14 pm0 comments

UNH Cooperative Extension in collaboration with More Than Wheels will be offering a weekly, six-session money management online series, Making Money Work For You.  This financial education program will be taught by Gail Kennedy, UNH Cooperative Extension Field Specialist in Youth, Family and Community Economic Development. The class will be held in a webinar held online, weekly on Thursdays, April 24th through May 29th, 2014, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The cost of materials for this workshop series is $15.00 per individual/couple and will be mailed to the participant prior to the first class on April 24th. (more…)

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center Welcomes Back Physician Specializing in Pain Management and Anesthesiology

March 18, 2014 4:59 pm0 comments

WINDSOR, VT, March 13, 2014  — Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC) is pleased to announce that Dr. Peter Rauert has returned to the medical team as a board-certified Staff Anesthesiologist and as a specialist in pain management working alongside Ralph Beasley, MD.

Dr. Rauert, who first joined MAHHC in 2009, served as the Hospital’s Chief of Anesthesia until 2013, leaving MAHHC for a Pain Medicine Fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.  He completed the fellowship in January, 2014 and has rejoined the Mt. Ascutney Hospital staff.

In addition to his current work as a Staff Anesthesiologist at MAHHC, he is also accepting new patients in the Pain Management Program. Dr. Rauert provides care to patients who experience acute or chronic pain due to illness, injury, recovery from surgery, or other circumstances.

Dr. Rauert is a 2001 graduate of the Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, IL.

Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is a recipient of the national Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service, one of the most prestigious awards in healthcare. Founded in 1933, Mt. Ascutney Hospital is a critical access hospital in Windsor, VT and features 25 inpatient and medical-surgical beds and a renowned, 10-bed inpatient rehabilitation unit. The hospital has a therapeutic pool and physical therapy department as well as acute care, swing care, hospice, and skilled nursing care services. In addition to a primary care base in multiple locations, specialty services include dermatology, gastroenterology, general surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, oncology, ophthalmology, orthopedics, otolaryngology, pain management, pediatrics, physical medicine and rehabilitation, plastic surgery, podiatry, rheumatology, urology, and others. For more information, please visit our website at www.mtascutneyhospital.org or call (802) 674-6711.

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February 26, 2014 3:11 pm0 comments

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Mt. Ascutney Hospital Program Named a Finalist in National Healthcare Award Competition

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Mt. Ascutney Hospital Program Named a Finalist in National Healthcare Award Competition (via http://newenglandflame.com)

WINDSOR, VT, February 26, 2014 – Windsor Connection Resource Center (WCRC), a collaborative service organization led by Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center has been named as a finalist for the 2014 Hospital Charitable Service Awards, a national…



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