August 29th, 2011
NEWPORT, VT â€“ JeffÂ Twiss made it back to his roots on Saturday night. The Boston Celtics' Vice President of Media Services, and now a 30-year veteran of the Celtic family, Twiss made his way back to Newport as he spoke at the annual Orleans County Northern Essex County Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet at Newportâ€™s American Legion Hall. His father, Bob Twiss, who accompanied Jeff, is a 2008 Hall of Fame inductee who still resides in Orleans County, making his home in Craftsbury.
Rondeau–– Leo-Paul, of Newport Center, VT passed away on August 25, 2011 in Newport. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.
JAY, VT â€“ On Saturday, 73 motorcyclists throughout New England paid $45 each to take part in the 143-mile ride that ended on Jay Peak, and another three dozen or so people paid an additional fee to ride along on the back of the motorcycles. The proceeds from the annual event, known as the Kingdom Thunder Motorcycle Rally, will benefit IROCâ€™s Healthy Changes Initiative.
IROCâ€™s Healthy Changes Initiative is a discounted membership and exercise program for people who suffer from chronic conditions as well as members 65 years of age and older.
The Following athletes were inducted into the Orleans Northern Essex Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday evening.
February 28, 1950–August 19, 2011
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The Cumberland Farms Store on East Main Street is undergoing a renovation project that company officials say will meet the needs of the customers on the go.
Kate Ngo, who does marketing strategy for the company, said Cumberland Farms is starting to implement a new plan after test marketing it at 50 of the 580 or so stores the company has.
â€śItâ€™s part of a whole new branding campaign,â€ť she said. â€śWe like to offer additional products and services to the customer.â€ť
When complete, the company will have various types of prepared food products.
DERBY - The Derby Selectmen accepted "with regret" the resignation of long-time Town Planner Cynthia Adams Monday evening and paved the way for the possibility of someone from Derby Line Village serving on the board.
The selectmen said they would begin advertising for the position.
Adams has a conflict with the Monday evening time slot, when the Planning Commission meets. She had asked the board to consider changing the day of the meetings, but said that if another planner couldnâ€™t make it on a different night, she would step down.
DERBY - "We are pleased to report the following," Phil White, executive director of Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC) wrote in the opening of his announcement regarding developments in the IROC funding situation.
White reported that National Life donated the time of Fred Barnett, Director of Facility Operations, to assist in troubleshooting issues and general operations of the facility itself. He has identified the issues in the air exchange and de-humidification in the pool area of the facility.
Coach Brad Urie enters his 4th year as the Lake Region Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, and he and his team plan to hit the ground running. Long gone are the days of double-digit defeats and small numbers in the win column. This is a new era for girlsâ€™ soccer at Lake Region.
Coming off a year where he saw his Lady Rangers finish with the best overall season in school history, he and his team know the expectations are high, but Urie also says â€śitâ€™ll take hard work, practice, and determination, to compete with the teams in the Mountain League.â€ť