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Long Time State Historic Preservation Officer Retiring

first_imgVermont’s State Historic Preservation Officer has announced she is retiring from her post after 33 years of serving state government.Jane Lendway, who has led the Division for Historic Preservation since 2003, will step down on December 31.Jane has been a dedicated public servant and the results of her efforts can be seen in preserved barns in our fields and historic buildings in our downtowns and villages, said Governor Jim Douglas. On behalf of the people of Vermont, I extend my gratitude for more than three decades of excellent work.Lendway, 57, of Montpelier, joined the Division for Historic Preservation, part of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, in 1975.She served as a National Register and survey programs supervisor; federal and state preservation grants administrator; tax credit project reviewer; Certified Local Government coordinator, and preservation planner.Lendway helped develop the Certified Local Government, state grants and Vermont Downtown programs, and served as coordinator of the Downtown Program, which designates downtowns and village centers and administers benefits to them, from 1995 to 2003.In 2003 she became Acting State Historic Preservation Officer and was formally appointed to the office several months later.Prior to serving the State of Vermont, Lendway was with the Michigan History Division of the Department of State and National Park Service as a member of Michigans first historic resource survey team in 1974 and 1975.She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and a master’s in art history from Michigan State University.She currently serves on the Lake Champlain Quadricentennial Commission as chairman of its Infrastructure Committee as well as on the Lake Champlain Basin Program’s Cultural Heritage Recreation Advisory Committee.In addition, Lendway is a Master Gardener who is co-chair of the Washington-Orange County Chapter. In this role, she has contributed countless hours to the historic gardens at the Justin Morrill Homestead State Historic Site in Strafford.Historic preservation is a development strategy that has stood the test of time, Lendway said. Reusing historic buildings saves energy, keeps debris out of our landfills, and maintains walkable neighborhoods and downtowns where people meet and greet one another. Vermont has a world class sense of place and we will continue to distinguish ourselves by taking care of it.The Division for Historic Preservation, part of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, includes programs devoted to the restoration and continued use of historic resources; protection of archaeological resources; education; the State and National Registers of Historic Places; and administration of the 10 state-owned historic sites.More at: www.historicvermont.org(link is external)last_img read more

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Vehicle sales down in April, downward trend expected to continue

first_img continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Total vehicle sales decreased to a rate of 16.4 million annualized units in April. NAFCU Research Assistant Dhruv Singh expects the decline to continue in coming months.“Automobile sales in April softened, failing to build upon a strong March,” said Singh in a NAFCU Macro Data Flash report. “Lower tax refunds, reduced affordability, and consumer preferences for used vehicles are weighing on sales, which sunk to their lowest level since October 2014. Layoffs in the automotive industry are on the rise as carmakers adjust production levels.“Consumers are still in a good position with fairly low debt levels and rising real wages, and the Fed is playing its part in backing off of plans for more rate hikes. But the headwinds are prevailing, and NAFCU expects a modest decline in sales volume this year,” Singh added.Car sales decreased from 5.2 million annualized units to 4.9 million annualized units during the month. Meanwhile, sales of light trucks dropped from 12.2 million annualized units to 11.5 million annualized units.last_img read more

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Overtime hosting Fivestar Fight League 14 weigh ins tonight

first_imgWeigh ins for tomorrow’s Fivestar Fight League 14 card will take place tonight at Overtime Sports Bar at 5:30. The event is headlined by three championship fights, including local talent Duncan Wilson putting his welterweight title on the line in the main event against Aaron Shmyr.Other championships up for grabs will be the amateur featherweight title as Dylan Lielke squares off against Laine Keyes, and Brent Auger and Shad Potts will do battle for the amateur middleweight crown.Brad Stewart is hungry for a better showing, and a better result than his last fight in Fort St. John. He’ll be in the cage against Micah Brakefield.- Advertisement -On the women’s side of things, Jamie Herrington will be looking for the second win of her young MMA career as she’ll throw down with Mary Martin.Fivestar Fight League 14 will be held at the Fort St. John Curling Club tomorrow night. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., followed by prelims at 6:30, and the main card at 7:30.For ticket information you can contact Fivestar at 250-785-2736.Advertisementlast_img read more

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We look towards 2018 with great hopes and determin

first_imgWe look towards 2018 with great hopes and determination to bring greater results to Heavenly Parent and True Parents and lay the foundation for national restoration as we approach 2020! Prepared by FFWPU AlbaniaFrom December 7th – 10th we organized a Divine Principle seminar for key Ambassadors for Peace. 43 Ambassadors for Peace attended and the seminar took place in Montenegro. The goal is to prepare them to receive Blessing also.On December 9th the WFWP Albania held an event to celebrate together with about 40 active members of WFWP who contributed during the year 2017 and supported its activities.On December 17th the Family Festival and Blessing Ceremony took place in Tirana International Hotel. Around 200 people attended the event and 25 couples received the Blessing. Rev. Shin was the officiator.From December 22nd – 24th, a workshop for core members and leaders took place at the FFWPU Training Center in Tirana. Around 60 members attended and Rev. Shin leaders taught about True Parents words.On December 23rd, the First meeting of newly elected Presiding Council of UPF took place at the Peace Embassy. The plan for 2018 was decided. UPF will support Heavenly Tribal messiah providence and appointing new AFPs…On December 23rd around 80 Ambassadors for Peace gathered together to celebrate end of the year holidays and achievement of the year 2017. Several national level VIPs were appointed as Ambassador for Peace.On December24th at the end of core members’ workshop, we held the ceremony for the leadership change of Shkodra Community. Mr. Ardys Sheqi led Shkodra center together with his wife Enrida for almost 3 years. From now on a new leader will lead the activities in Shkodra, Ms. Dajana Doce 25 years old, blessed in 2017.On December 27th Women Federation for World Peace Albania donated 40 new chairs to a public kindergarten in Tirana, thus establishing good relationship with Education Department of Tirana.From December 24th – 30th Albanian CARP members did FR activities in most of our centers to support people in need for the end of the year festivities. Over 20 poor families received packages with food and other supplies for the New Year celebrations.last_img read more

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