By Kevin McElhinney–CRVBL
The Claremont Cardinals, Chester Crush, Walpole Wild Blue and the Newport Polar Bears all notched wins as the Connecticut River Valley Baseball League opened its 12th season of play last weekend.
Claremont began its defense of the 2012 CRVBL title with a 16 – 6 win over the Putney Fossils at Barnes Park in Claremont. The first six Cardinal batters reached base and Gerry Thompson knocked in two runs with a bases loaded single. Claremont’s Nate Duford hit a homer, a triple and drove in three runs while teammate Bob Myers had three hits and scored four runs. Colby-Sawyer College alum Jon Nicholas picked up his first win for Claremont. Richard Bissell took the loss for Putney but on offense had a base hit and scored a run.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has named Gregory Gadowski, MD, as Medical Director of the BMH Center for Wound Healing, scheduled to open May 9.
Dr. Gadowski has received intensive training in wound treatment from BMH’s partnering organization, Healogics. Under his direction, the Center’s trained staff of physicians, nurses and technicians will work with patients to set up individualized treatment programs utilizing hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT), negative pressure therapy, bioengineered tissue and biosynthetics to treat open sores and heal wounds.
In addition to his new role as medical director, Dr. Gadowski will continue his practice at Brattleboro General Surgery, a member of BMH Physician Group. He is a graduate of University of Chicago Medical School and a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital has hired Lynne Vantassel as Program Director for the new BMH Center for Wound Healing, opening in early May.
Vantassel will be responsible for achieving clinical, operational and financial results at the center. Prior to joining BMH,
Vantassel served as the Director of Global Program Management at WPP in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She holds an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BSBA in Business Management from Western New England University.
“We’re very fortunate to have someone with Lynne’s qualifications on board as we launch the Center for Wound Healing,” says Greg Gadowski, MD, who is the Center’s Medical Director. “She has done a terrific job already just making sure we are fully prepared for our opening next month.”
I always thought that he sounded a lot like Joe Cocker. My theory was that one of them was missing top front teeth and the other was missing lower front teeth. Never was able to find out. Opinion?
Here’s a question posed by Lynda Barry to her writing class recently:
What is the difference between and image and an idea?
What say ye?
Last fall we planted 1,000 daffodils at Exit 1. They are starting to bloom! We invite you come out to Exit 1 on Greenup Day to help plant more flowers, help greenup the Exit 1 end of Canal Street (if you wish), and admire the daffodils.
Come at 10:00 a.m. to Exit 1, where we will have Greenup bags and coffee and doughnuts on offer. Wear sturdy clothes and shoes. Bring a trowel for planting if you have one. Park at the Outlet Center. Plan to buy more food and drinks, if you need them, at the nearby Irving gas station, Burger King, or Price Chopper.
Green Mountain Care Board member Dr. Karen Hein will be the guest speaker during Brattleboro Memorial Hospital’s next Mediterranean Dinner, taking place on Thursday, May 9 at 5:30 PM in the Brew Barry Conference Center.
Hein, who lives in nearby Jacksonville, Vermont, will discuss heart disease and its impact on women. In addition to her work for the Green Mountain Care Board, Hein is an adjunct professor of Family/Community Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. In 1987, she founded the first comprehensive HIV/AIDS awareness programs for adolescents in the U.S. and is also the author of AIDS: Trading Fears for Facts: A Guide for Young People (Consumer Reports Books, 1994).
What are the options for dead computers in town? Thanks!
Oh, and does anyone locally convert video tapes to discs? Thanks, twice.
Beginner Yoga Series, May 19th – June 30th (no class June 2nd)
Sundays, 9:30-11:00am, Offered by Amanda Upton (http://www.rootdowncoaching.com)
Classes will take place at Medicine for the People. This series is limited to 12 students, reserve your spot today!
Learn more here: http://rootdowncoaching.com/yoga/begi…ga-series/
Beginning a yoga practice can be intimidating and overwhelming. If you are interested in yoga but are unsure what to do when you walk in the door of a yoga studio, or how to do the poses, or why the poses are done in the first place, this series is for you.
This class is for complete beginners and those wanting to revisit the basics.
Anyone hear what happened at the bridge in town? I just heard there was something involving a person jumping or possibly getting hit?
All day the clouds passed over town. I have seen these type of clouds only in photos of HAARP clouds. So I ask myself why would we have Chemtrail HAARP clouds over our little town?
They looked man-made. I have pictures, but I hope you all did look up today and noticed them yourselves.
Sometimes it’s hard to know the difference between normal teen behavior and the warning signs of alcohol use. Many teens act out and test boundaries. It’s what they do. gives parents and caregivers examples of sudden changes that could be signs of underage alcohol use, and how to connect with other parents and advocates for help.
The Connecticut River Valley Baseball League resumes the tradition of New England Town Team adult baseball on Sunday, April 21 when it begins its 12th season at four local ballparks. All eight of the League’s teams are in action on Opening Day, with three New Hampshire teams hosting clubs from Vermont, and one all-New Hampshire game.
The games, all of which are free to the public, begin at 11 a.m. when the defending CRVBL champion Claremont Cardinals host the Putney Fossils at Barnes Park; the Keene Black Dawgs entertain the Chester Crush at Marlborough Field in Marlborough, and the league’s newest entry, the Sunapee Old Lakers, play host to the Newport Polar Bears.
We’re looking for an appliance repairman to do some work on our dryer.
Suggestions appreciated. Thanks
Film: The Invisible War, Wednesday April 17, 2013, 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM
On Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 PM, the Womens’ Freedom Center will present a screening and discussion of The Invisible War.
Anna Mullany of the WFC will lead the discussion.
The Invisible War is a 2012 documentary film written and directed by Kirby Dick and produced by Amy Ziering and Tanner King Barklow about sexual assault in the United States military. It premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival, where it received the U.S. Documentary Audience Award. The film is nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 85th Academy Awards.
Reports are coming out about a pair of explosions rocking the finish line area of the Boston Marathon. We’ll have to wait to know more of what happened.
When I was a kid, we happened to be visiting in Boston the day of the Marathon. It was easy to get near the finish line and watch the runners cross it.
April 21 – “Thinking Green, Acting Green”
This Sunday, our Social Action Committee will host Betsy Hardy of Vermont Interfaith Power and Light and Paul Cameron, Brattleboro’s town energy coordinator and founder of Brattleboro Climate Protection.
Come listen to these committed individuals tell us why and how theyare involved with energy conservation. Members of the Social ActionCommittee will take part in the service.
Brattleboro Memorial Hospital Rehabilitation Services will offer its seven week course “Standing Tall Spine Health: Level 1” beginning Monday, April 29 at 4:00 PM in the BMH Exercise Room.
The program is designed for individuals diagnosed with osteopenia or osteoporosis, or those at risk for low bone mass. Each class consists of a brief educational session followed by guided exercise. Education topics include instruction in safe movement for fracture prevention, strength and flexibility exercises for improved body alignment, and nutrition for bone health.
There is still room for a team to join summer soccer in Brattleboro this year, sponsored by the Putney Soccer Club and held on Wednesday evenings at SIT. Eleven teams are not in place and there is room for one more. The season starts on May 1 and runs to the end of August.
If you are interested in entering a team in the league and serving as captain, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.