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Mark Alan Schoff

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Mark Alan Schoff, 51, of Springfield passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 9:20 a.m. after a month long battle resulting from an unexplained cardiac arrest on June 15, 2015. Mark was born March 12, 1964, in Springfield. Mark graduated from Springfield High School in 1982 and after basic training in Paris Island, S.C. served three years in the United States Marine Corp achieving the rank of Lance Corporal before his honorable discharge in 1986. Apart from his duty stations from Okinawa and Calif. with the USMC, he lived his entire life in Springfield. Mark was a successful business owner; MASSystems, working as a Stone Artisan/Mason during the summer months …

Sheila (Kathy) Fenwick

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Villages, Fla. — Sheila (Kathy) Fenwick, 67, passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, after a brief illness under the care of the Villages Hospice House. Kathy was born Nov. 10, 1947, in Springfield, Vt., the daughter of the late Raymond and Martha Prinsen. She grew up in Reading, Vt., and raised her own family there. After marrying William Fenwick on April …

At the Hospitals: July 5, 2015

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Focus Group Participants Sought For End-of-Life Care Study Springfield, Vt. — Focus groups participants are needed to help with a statewide study of Vermonter’s experiences with end-of-life care. The study is being led by the Visiting Nurse and Hospice for Vermont and New Hampshire and several VNAs across Vermont. The results will inform …

Pulling Event Targets Invasives

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — To help curb the spread of invasive plants, the Black River Action Team will hold a garlic mustard pulling event on June 7, from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers should meet at the gravel parking lot at Springweather Nature Area, just off Reservoir Road. Participants should bring …

At the Hospitals: May 24, 2015

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Healthy Living Programs Receive Mini-Grants New London — Three local organizations have received community wellness grants from the The Wellness Connection: For a Healthy Lake Sunapee Region. Created this year, the mini-grant program provides funding for area nonprofits, …

Off-Road 5K in Springfield, Vt., Will Benefit Friends of Veterans

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Springfeld, Vt. — A 5K run and walk on May 30 in North Springfield will benefit Friends of Veterans. The Hartford-based nonprofit supports Vermont veterans who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Organized by the Springfield High School National Honor Society, the 5K features an out and …

At the Hospitals: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Dartmouth-Hitchcock CEO and President Among ‘Outstanding Americans’ Lebanon — Dr. James Weinstein, chief executive officer and president of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system, has received the Ellis Island Medal of Honor from the National Ethnic Coalition of Organizations. This …

Business Notes: May 17, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Newport — Lake Sunapee Bank joined three other New Hampshire businesses as a winner of a 2015 Business in the Arts Award from the New Hampshire Business Committee for the Arts. Lake Sunapee Bank was cited for its …

Dancing to the Tune of Tradition: Girls Gather for Annual Apple Blossom Cotillion

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Showtime was 7:30 p.m., but by 6:45, a standing-room only crowd filled the Riverside Middle School gym, awaiting the start of the Apple Blossom Cotillion. Audience members, many clasping bouquets for the contestants, sat hip …

Black River Action Team Gets $10,000 Grant

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — The Black River Action Team recently received a $2,500 to mitigate runoff problems at a housing development in Springfield. The Springfield-based nonprofit works to improve and maintain the health of the Black River watershed. The money from Vermont Community Foundation will help support a multi-faceted …

Business Notes: May 3, 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Hanover — Clay’s, the woman’s clothing store that specialized in comfortable and casual attire, closed without fanfare last week after 24 years in business, the third downtown retail business to close in recent months. Kurt Reichelt, president of the Essex Junction, Vt.-based chain of nine Clay’s stores in …

Residents Still in Fear After Vigil Held for Springfield, Vt., Shooting Victim

Monday, April 27, 2015

Springfield, Vt. — Residents on Sunday evening held a vigil near the site of last week’s fatal shooting on South Street, lending support to the family of Wesley Wing and pledging to address the challenges of drugs and …

At the Hospitals: April 26, 2015

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Conference at DHMC Explores Child Abuse Issues Lebanon — A recent professional conference at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center explored the issue of child abuse, including its connection to medical costs. Three Twin State professionals were honored at the April …