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Red Sox Foundation Honors VCIL

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The Red Sox Foundation is honoring the Vermont Center for Independent Living for its dedication to social justice, diversity and inclusivity. At a home game tonight, July 9, against the Texas Rangers, there will be an on-field check presentation to VCIL Executive Director Sarah Launderville. VCIL won the $10,000 first-place IMPACT Award, thanks to receiving the most online votes out… Continue Reading Red Sox Foundation Honors VCIL

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Red Hen Bakery Excels at Access

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On June 8, the Vermont Center for Independent Living presented an Ally of Accessibility Award at a Middlesex business. The award went to Red Hen Baking Company owners Eliza Cain and Randy George, as well as the former owners of the Red Hen building, Donny and Lise Wexler of Strider Development. Red Hen is not only a bakery and café… Continue Reading Red Hen Bakery Excels at Access

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Peter Johnke Named Deputy Director of VCIL

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The Vermont Center for Independent Living has named longtime employee Peter Johnke deputy director. He has been involved with assistive technology since first joining the disability rights organization in 1990. For the past few years, he has managed VCIL’s database and computer network. As a non-driver, Peter also advocates for expansion and improvements to public transportation. He serves on national,… Continue Reading Peter Johnke Named Deputy Director of VCIL

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Unitarian Church of Montpelier Honored for Being Welcoming and Inclusive

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The Vermont Center for Independent Living recognized a Montpelier institution on April 17. The Unitarian Church of Montpelier received an Ally of Accessibility Award for its efforts to become increasingly accessible to people with disabilities. VCIL Executive Director Sarah Launderville said, “We are pleased to be honoring the Unitarian Church as they have done an excellent job in making their… Continue Reading Unitarian Church of Montpelier Honored for Being Welcoming and Inclusive

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Mud Season Match 2017

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On the 1st of this monthVermont’s April “showers”looked more like a blizzardthat didn’t bring flowers It did bring us mudpotholes and frost heavesstill waiting for Springand some sign of leaves With Vermont’s 5th seasoncomes our Mud Season Matchtwo ways to giveand really no catch Our goal this yearis monthly givingto support Vermont Centerfor Independent Living Pledge an amountThat you’d like… Continue Reading Mud Season Match 2017

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Mud Season Match 2016

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This winter didn’t bring much snowAnd April temps are pretty lowMud season is lasting much longer this yearWhen spring will arrive isn’t quite clear But enough about weather, here comes the catchIt’s time for the 3rd annual Mud Season MatchVCIL was very busy this yearSo much going on to make us cheer. There were ADA celebrations ’round the stateFor the… Continue Reading Mud Season Match 2016

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Mud Season Match 2015

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Although there’s still some snow on the groundIt’s Spring in Vermont you can hear the soundBirds are chirping; there’s a grassy patchThat must mean it’s time for our Mud Season Match! Last year’s match was a great successRaising over three thousand, not a penny lessThis year we’re setting a higher goalSince Government cuts are taking their toll. We have thirty-five… Continue Reading Mud Season Match 2015