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SPRING 2017 CONTENTS Working together, we make the Upper Valley region a great place to live, work, and play. 195 North Main Street White River Junction, VT 05001 Phone: 802.291.9100 Email: Staff:


Letter from the Executive Director



Short Takes

2–3 page

Weatherize: Save Money, Save Energy, and Stay Comfortable


Staff Tom Roberts, Executive Director, x101 Sarah Brock, Energy, x109 Brian Cook, Executive Assistant, x104 Sara Cottingham, Valley Quest, Volunteers, x107 Rachel Darrow, Finance, Events, Corporate Relations, x115 Bethany Fleishman, Transportation, x111 Stacey Glazer, Leadership Upper Valley, Web Media, x102 Paige Heverly, Transportation, Energy ,x114 Nancy LaRowe, Local First Alliance, Valley Food & Farm, x106 Carole Petrillo, Bookkeeping, x103 Allison Rogers Furbish, Communications, Database, x108 Beth Roy, Valley Food & Farm, x105 Becka Warren, Valley Food & Farm, x112


Fresh Family Fun in the Upper Valley


- Join the POP Club

- Gain Confidence on Two Wheels

- Go on a Valley Quest

- Rainy Day Ride


Staff News and Board Profile

Partner Spotlight: Hypertherm



10–11 pages

Thank You Volunteers

12–13 back cover

Upcoming Events

Board of Directors Ellen Arnold, Plainfield, NH Clifton Below, Lebanon, NH Bill Geraghty, Hanover, NH Sally Kraft, Hanover, NH Jenny Levy, Norwich, VT Barry McCabe, West Hartford, VT George Newcomb, Norwich, VT Markell Ripps, East Thetford, VT Ron Shaiko, Hanover, NH Cindi Taylor, Meriden, NH Janet Taylor, Post Mills, VT Peter Thurber, Canaan, NH Dan Weinstein, Etna, NH Stan Williams, Norwich, VT Anna Mac, Revers Board Fellow, Tuck School of Business

Newsletter Thanks Editor: Allison Rogers Furbish Photography: Staff unless indicated otherwise. • Erin McCabe - cover • Molly Drummond pages 2, 3, 6

• Rob Strong page 9 of Rachel Darrow • Hypertherm - pages 10, 11

Printing: Compliments of Dartmouth Printing Company - Sheridan of Hanover, New Hampshire. Design: Nomad Communications of White River Junction, Vermont. On the cover: View from the top of Mt. Ascutney by Erin McCabe of Canaan, winner of the Vital Communities Photo Contest. Thanks to all who entered!

Vital Communities Spring 2017 Newsletter  
Vital Communities Spring 2017 Newsletter