September 1, 2014

Around Town


Tiny grants available
The Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions is seeking applications for its 2014 Tiny Grant program. The grants provide seed money and/or matching funds for specific conservation projects at the local level. Individual grants are available from $250-$600. Applications are due April 15 and awards will be announced May 1. Conservation Commissions and groups working to become conservation commissions are eligible. Groups must also be members of the Association of Vermont Conservation Commissions. For more information, visit or email [email protected]
Hannaford seeks ‘Health Heroes’
Hannaford Supermarkets recently announced the return of the “Hannaford Health Hero” program, which will recognize the work of 12 Vermont volunteers who inspire others within the community to make healthy choices for life on behalf of non-profit organizations. Hannaford Supermarkets will donate $500 to the non-profit and the honoree will receive a $50 Hannaford gift card.
Nominations should describe in 200 words or less how the designated individual or group of individuals inspires others to make healthy lifestyle choices while engaged in volunteer work for a non-profit organization in Vermont. Nominees may be cited for a specific action or their overall commitment to health and wellness. Nominations must be submitted by executive directors or volunteer coordinators of registered 501(c)(3) organizations. Nominees must be Vermont residents and at least 13 years old.
Nominations may be submitted online at



  1. Louis M. Izzo says:

    I take frequent walks in my neighborhood and surrounding sidewalks/roads on Industrial Avenue and Rt 2-A and occasionally see what appears to be a dog-poop bag, nicely tied, but simply left there in the road or on the sidewalk. I would like to remind dog-walkers that this is not appropriate. Please carry it off.

    Thank you for meeting your legal responsibilities.

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