Cherry Jones Star Files Jason Sherwood View Comments Among the newly minted Emmy winners are Tony winner Alex Lacamoire (Dear Evan Hansen, Hamilton) for his music direction of Fosse/Verdon. Theater set designer Jason Sherwood (off-Broadway’s The View UpStairs, This Ain’t No Disco) took home an Emmy for his production design of Rent Live, while two-time Tony-winning actress Cherry Jones (Doubt, The Heiress) won for a guest turn on The Handmaid’s Tale.Other theater-related winners include Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend) for penning the song “Antidepressants Are So Not a Big Deal” and Thom Zinny for directing the Springsteen on Broadway Netflix special.Tune in to Fox on September 22 to see who wins in other major categories; check out the list of Broadway-alum nominees here. A talented group of theater artists were honored for their work on the small screen at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremonies on September 14 and 15. The announcement of these winners comes just in advance of Fox’s upcoming Emmys telecast, set for September 22. Alex Lacamoire(Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images)
Vermont Business Magazine The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Windham & Windsor Housing Trust (WWHT) celebrated National Homeownership Month at Putney resident Dennis Miller’s new home at Locust Hill Mobile Home Park Tuesday. Miller is the first homeowner to purchase an energy efficient modular home through USDA Rural Development’s Energy Efficient Manufactured Home Pilot Program.“Manufactured homes have long offered an affordable housing option for many Vermonters, however older manufactured homes often have high maintenance and operational costs,” said Ted Brady, USDA Rural Development Vermont and New Hampshire State Director. “The energy cost savings of new manufactured and modular homes, combined with USDA’s long-term, low-rate, no-down-payment mortgages, offer existing and potential manufactured housing park residents new financing opportunities.”Miller, a Putney resident employed by the Putney School, purchased a Vermont-made Net Zero Energy Capable VERMOD and placed it in the Locust Hill Mobile Home Park owned by Windham & Windsor Housing Trust. Miller’s purchase, coordinated by Windham & Windsor Housing Trust, was completed with financial support from Champlain Housing Trust, the Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Efficiency Vermont and USDA Rural Development.USDA Rural Development’s Energy Efficient Manufactured Home Pilot Program allows low income homebuyers to purchase a high-performance modular or manufactured home in a manufactured home park using a 30 to 33-year mortgage at 3 percent. Very low income homebuyers may be eligible for an interest subsidy down to 1 percent. Brady noted that park tenants seeking a mortgage to purchase a new home and site it on a leased manufactured park lot traditionally face short-term, high-interest mortgages.Two models of high-performance homes have been approved for purchase through the pilot program, the Better Homes AHEAD Manufactured Home and the VERMOD modular home. Homeowners in Rural Development-approved parks are eligible for participation in the program. More information on Rural Development’s Energy Efficient Manufactured Home Pilot Program can be found on the Rural Development website or by contacting Jill Chapman at (802) 828-6022 or by email at [email protected](link sends e-mail).Rural Development and Windham & Windsor Housing Trust celebrated Miller’s new home and Homeownership Month during a service project in the Locust Hill Mobile Home Park. Park residents and community members joined staff in cleaning the park and in planting a community garden.The Windham & Windsor Housing Trust has been strengthening the communities of Southeast Vermont through the development and stewardship of permanently affordable housing and through ongoing support and advocacy for its residents since 1987. WWHT now provides 707 affordable apartments throughout Windham and Windsor counties, coaching to families to help them prepare for and navigate the home buying process, and direct loans to homeowners for repairs, energy upgrades and accessibility improvements. For more information, visit our website at www.w-wht.orgor(link is external) call us at 802-254-4604.USDA, through its RD mission area, administers and manages housing, business and community infrastructure programs through a national network of state and local offices. Rural Development has an active portfolio of $213 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural areas. For more information on Rural Development visit the Vermont Rural Development website (www.rd.usda.gov/vt (link is external)) or contact USDA RD at (802) 828-6000.PUTNEY, VT. (June 21, 2016)- The U.S. Department of Agriculture
Sugarbush Resort,Sugarbush Resort has been ramping up its commitment to employee health and wellness in recent years. Two years ago, the resort established a Health and Wellness Committee, inviting employees to have a voice in increasing the company’s commitment to personal health and wellness and environmental awareness. The resort has also taken a lead in encouraging and supporting athletic events that promote employee personal wellness.Here’s a recent look at resort employee athletic endeavors:Sugarbush sent 42 employees to participate in the Corporate Cup 5k Challenge on May 12th in Montpelier to benefit the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.Marketing Department Graphic Designer Audrey Huffman recently finished first among Expert Women in the Carrabassett Backcountry Cycle Challenge in Sugarloaf, Maine; first in her division in the Vermont 50 Miler in Ascutney, Vermont; and first in her division in the Allen Clark Hill Climb in Fayston, Vermont.Chief Administrative Officer Kevin Babic recently competed in the Spartan Race World Championship Beast-Elite in Squaw Valley, CA and finished eighteenth in his age group. Joining Babic in an earlier qualifying race was VP of Food and Beverage Gerry Nooney, VP of Finance Melissa Roberts, and Sugarbush Health and Recreation Center (SHaRC) Fitness Instructor Kathleen Cosentino.Amy Kretz, Planning and Utilities Assistant, recently finished second in her age group at the Mt. Washington Road Race, second among women in the Mad Marathon half marathon, and first in her age group at the Vermont 50k.VP of Communications Candice White recently rode the 50-mile Kelly Brush Foundation Century ride with her two children Posy (LaBombard), a busser in Timbers Restaurant, and Owen (LaBombard). Sugarbush is a sponsor of the Kelly Brush Foundation Century Ride.Communications Assistant Nadine Rowell recently completed the 9/11 Memorial Half Marathon in Washington, D.C., in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.Marketing Coordinator Cory Ayotte completed his first marathon–the Vermont City Marathon– in May, and went on to hike the entire Long Trail with his wife in June in just 16 days.Other athletic endeavors include Cliff Cox of the SHaRC, who completed a sail from Majorca to Antigua on a Super Maxi Yacht last year; Jill Wilkinson of the SHaRC and Ski and Ride School, who has completed five 5 k runs in the last five months; and Renee Lemieux of the SHaRC, who has served as a Routesetter in two bouldering series this year, and in June, completed a 1,130 mile section of the Appalachian Trail.The resort is a major sponsor of the Mad River Path Association’s Mad Dash 5k and 10k races over Columbus Day weekend, and will have a team of employees competing.Sugarbush increases its staff at this time of year, and is currently hiring for a number of positions including: administration, base area operations, food and beverage, lodging, ski school, communications and marketing, and mountain operations. The resort will be hosting the following off-site job fairs:October 11 – Bobcat Café & Brewery (Bristol)October 12 – Cornerstone Pub & Kitchen (Barre)October 18 – The Blue Stone (Waterbury)October 25 – Skinny Pancake (Burlington)November 1 – American Flatbread (Burlington)Source: Sugarbush.com,Yes
It was Career Day for Corinth Elementary kindergarteners on Friday, so we thought we’d check in with the children who are our future to find out where they see themselves in 30 years, and why.Here we go…Chase, astronaut: “You get to walk on the moon and you get to go in rocket shops and also you can float.”Ryder, construction worker: “I want to ride in the trucks. And I like to knock down houses.”Augie, football player: “I like running.”Max (left) and Nicholas, police officers: “We get to handcuff people and put them in jail!” said Max. “We get to wear badges and stuff,” added Nicholas.Aisley and Eden, doctors: “Because they help people,” said Aisley. “Yeah, I want to help people,” added Eden.Claire, Blake and Ashley, ballerinas. “I want to be a prima ballerina because I want to dance on stage,” said Claire. “Me too,” said Blake. “I want to dance,” added Ashley.