Vermont Chamber of Commerce opens nominations for hospitality industry awards

first_imgIndividuals 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.last_img read more

Navajo Generating Station purchase falls through

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Private equity company Middle River Power LLC is ending its bid to buy Navajo Generating Station, the biggest coal-fired power station west of the Mississippi River.The collapse of the deal deeply threatens the survival of the coal-fired power plant in Page, Ariz., which is slated to close at the end of 2019 unless a new buyer steps forward immediately.Middle River was “terminating its efforts with regard to the overall work” on buying the plant, spokesman Todd Fogarty told Bloomberg Environment Sept. 20. “Unfortunately, recent developments in California and Arizona will create additional challenges for baseload power plants, and it has not been possible to secure from counterparties commitments to purchase a sufficient amount of power generated from Navajo Generating Station to enable a workable operating paradigm,” the company said in an email to Bloomberg Environment.As such, Middle River Power and global investment firm Avenue Capital Group “have concluded that the steps required to facilitate our ownership and operation of the plant are no longer possible within the required timeframe and therefore we are terminating our efforts,” the company said.The plant has become a freighted political symbol, representing for some the Trump administration’s efforts to prop up the coal industry, and for others a dying business that can’t compete against cheaper natural gas and renewables.Another loser is Peabody Energy Corp., which owns the nearby Kayenta Mine. The mine supplies all the plant’s coal and has no other customers, because no rail spur connects the mine to the outside world.More: Private equity company ends bid to buy Navajo Generating Station Navajo Generating Station purchase falls throughlast_img read more

Mrs. Geneva Louise (Monroe) Scotti

first_imgMrs. Geneva Louise (Monroe) Scotti, age 96, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on August 16, 1921, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Harry and Nell (Croxton) Monroe. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was a 1939 graduate of the Vevay High School. Geneva was united in marriage on March 9, 1946, to Charles Robert Leap and to this union arrived a son, John Charles and a daughter, Saundra Kay to bless their home. Geneva was later united in marriage in 1963 to Anthony R. “Tony” Scotti and they were blessed with a daughter, Tonia Lee. She was an inker for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, retiring in 1985, after 27 years of service. Geneva was a member of the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, Indiana, where she was the church pianist. She was also a member of the Vevay Music Club and resided her entire life in the Switzerland County community. Geneva will be remembered for her love of sewing, music and her family. Geneva passed away at 12:45 am, Monday, October 2, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana. Geneva will be deeply missed by her son, John Charles Leap and his wife: Tootie of Vevay, IN; her daughters, Saundra Kay Adams and her husband: Kenneth of Bennington, IN and Tonia Lee Smith and her husband: Roger of Bennington, IN; her grandchildren, Charles Anthony Leap, Billy Jo Leap, Shane Adams, Crystala Adams, Ashlee Dawn Goins, Boyd Scotti Smith, Hailee Renee Otter, Trevor Michael Smith, Kristy Smith, Robert Kindle, Angela Brockman and Jerry Girton; her great-grandchildren, Jacob Leap, Justin Leap, Owen Leap, Leeland Goins, Kenadie Knapp, Hayden Smith, Paxton Smith, Oaklyn Otter, Kainen Smith and Anna Andrews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Nell (Croxton) Monroe; her 1st husband, Charles Robert Leap, died August 16, 1980; her 2nd husband, Anthony R. “Tony” Scotti, died June 25, 1997; her step-mother, Helen Monroe; her step-father, Jess Le Clerc; her daughter-in-law, Delores A. “Sissy” Jones Leap, died in 2000 and her great-granddaughter, Bailee Jean Smith, died March 12, 2015.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 5, 2017, at 10:30 am, by Pastor Sandy Marlin, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana. Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Five more county flu deaths reported flu cases declining

first_img April 17, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Five more flu-related deaths were documented last week in San Diego County, though the number of influenza cases decreased countywide for the third consecutive week, health officials announced today.The five residents who died due to flu-related causes ranged in age from 47 to 77 years old. All five had additional medical issues,  as well, according to the county’s Health and Human Services Agency.The deaths bring the county’s flu season death toll to 64; flu deaths at this time last season totaled 339.Confirmed flu cases dipped to 249 last week from a revised total of 312 cases during the week prior. The county has confirmed 9,012 flu cases throughout this flu season, with 87.2 percent of those cases being influenza A H3N2. At this time last flu season, the county had confirmed 20,539 cases.“While the numbers continue to decline, the flu season is not over yet,” said Dr. Wilma Wooten, the county’s public health officer. “It is never too late to get a flu shot since influenza cases are reported year round.”County health officials and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly advise the annual flu vaccination for everyone 6 months and older, especially in demographics with a heightened risk of serious complications, such as pregnant women, people older than 65 and people with chronic conditions.Flu shots are available at doctors’ offices, retail pharmacies, community clinics and the county’s public health centers. Residents also can call 211 or visit the county’s immunization program website, sdiz.com, for a list of county locations administering free vaccines. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 17, 2019 Five more county flu deaths reported, flu cases declining Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more