Individuals from Vermont’s leading hotels, B&Bs, resorts, inns, restaurants, shops, attractions, and recreation destinations will gather in Woodstock for the Annual Hospitality Gala in November. Celebrating Vermont’s tourism industry and its contributions to Vermont’s economy, the highlight of the Gala is honoring five individuals with the hospitality industry’s most prestigious awards: Borden Avery Innkeeper of the Year, Chef of the Year, Restaurateur of the Year, B&B Innkeeper of the Year, and Allied Member of the Year. Award winning businesses/people will:Demonstrate superior management ability as reflected in a successful businessDisplay commitment to training, motivating, and furthering self-improvement of staffPromote and support legislation beneficial to the hospitality industry on local, state, and national levels; andProvide consistent leadership within the community Nominations are being accepted now through September 1, 2011, via an online form. Additional information about the awards and the nomination form are available online from the Vermont Chamber of Commerce website at www.vtchamber.com(link is external) at under Awards and Events section of the Hospitality and Tourism tab.Self-nominations are welcome. Press clippings, letters of reference, and other materials to support nominations are encouraged. Click Here to nominate. Last year’s award winners were: Jim Glanville of the Essex in Essex, Borden E. Avery Inn Keeper of the Year; David Kanal & George DeFina of the Deer Brook Inn in Woodstock, B&B Innkeeper of the Year; Amy Chamberlain of The Perfect Wife in Manchester, Chef of the Year; Eric Warnstedt of Hen of the Wood in Waterbury, Restaurateur of the Year; and John Crabbe of the Vermont Tent Company in South Burlington, Allied Member of the Year.
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Pirates are Regional ChampsKudos to The Greensburg Pirates on winning The Class 3A Regionals at Washington.In the first game, Greensburg defeated The Sliver Creek Dragons 70-60. In Game 2 The Evansville Memorial Tigers beat The Jasper Wildcats 72-43.In the Regional Finals, The Pirates successfully defended their Regional Crown by defeating Evansville Memorial Tigers 73-50 to claim their 8th Regional Title in school history. It also marks the second time that The Pirates won back-to-back Regional Championships. The only other time that it happened was back in the 1966 and 1967 Seasons.The 3A #1 Greensburg Pirates will square off against The 3A #2 Guerin Catholic Golden Eagles in The Semi-States at Richmond for the right to play in The State Finals. This will be a matchup against the past two Class 3A State Champions. Tipoff time will be at 4 PM. WRBI’s coverage will be after the 3 PM News with our Countdown To Tipoff.The Caz HoopsThe best of luck to Coach Stacy Meyer and The Pirates!
Newcastle boss Pardew is expected to be installed as Palace’s new manager ahead of the New Year’s Day trip to Aston Villa. Pardew has been in talks over personal terms with Palace chairman Steve Parish since Newcastle granted permission for the Selhurst Park club to approach their manager. Palace have prioritised signing a left-back and a striker in January’s transfer window, with the club battling to progress plans after sacking manager Neil Warnock on December 27. Warnock had made no secret of the club’s desire to complete a deal for Swansea frontman Gomis. St Etienne president Bernard Calazzo has this week claimed that Gomis will return to his first club, and Palace face competition from several Premier League rivals to land the France striker. Palace’s biggest challenge in January after that will be to retain in-form winger Yannick Bolasie, with the likes of Stoke keen to prise the France-born flyer away from Selhurst Park. Caretaker manager Keith Millen could yet handle affairs at Villa Park on Thursday, and admitted the club must not lose focus on their January transfer targets. “There are players on the list that I’m sure the chairman’s going to go through with the new manager,” said Millen, who will be retained in Pardew’s backroom staff. “I’ve been involved in the discussions with Neil (Warnock) when he was here and the scouting network. “If we can bring in one or two players then we can be at full strength.” Former England striker Bent’s deal at Villa expires at the end of the season, and the 30-year-old has scored two goals in five games in his current loan stint at Brighton. Derby boss Steve McClaren is believed to be interested in taking Bent to Pride Park until the end of the campaign, but Press Association Sport understands Palace are now monitoring proceedings closely. Pardew has been an admirer of Bent ever since the pair worked together at Charlton. Former Crystal Palace midfielder Pardew tried to take Bent to Newcastle in August 2013 before the 13-cap forward opted to join Fulham on loan instead. Alan Pardew could turn to Darren Bent to fill Crystal Palace’s striker void if the Eagles cannot complete a deal for Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis. Press Association