Champlain Valley Exposition names Tim Shea executive director

first_imgChamplain Valley Exposition,The Board of Directors of the Champlain Valley Exposition, Inc. today named Tim Shea of Williston as the organization’s new Executive Director. Shea will assume his new position in February 2012. In making the announcement, Matthew Stevens, President of the CVE Board, noted that Shea will have the benefit of working with longtime General Manager David Grimm for approximately eight months. Grimm announced in March 2011 that he would step down as General Manager following the Champlain Valley Fair in September 2012, concluding a 23-year career at CVE.  Shea, who was chosen after a national search, currently serves as Vice President and Congressional Liaison for the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce inBurlington. Shea has been with the Chamber since 1994, holding a number of different titles during his employment, thus bringing a wealth of experience and community knowledge to the Exposition, according to Stevens. In addition, Shea has served the State of Vermont on many Commissions and Committees, while serving his community on the Burlington Electric Commission, Burlington Legacy Project, and the United Way of Chittenden County. He is Past President of the Vermont Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives. Shea and his wife, Amy, live in Williston with their three children.  Stevens expressed the Board’s strong support for Shea. ‘The Champlain Valley Exposition has a unique history of serving the various constituencies of our community and state, and it takes a special person to build upon past success while moving us into the next generation. Tim is a talented, intelligent executive with a special feel for the needs of the many audiences that visit CVE,’ Stevens said. ‘We’re excited to work with him to strengthen and expand CVE’s connection to Chittenden Countyand beyond.’ In his new role, Shea will direct the Exposition’s fulfillment of its mission ‘to serve the people of Vermont and the region through agriculture, education, arts & culture, entertainment, and commerce.’ Celebrating its 90th Birthday in 2012, CVE is the largest event center in Vermont, hosting more than 110 events annually, including the Champlain Valley Fair. The Robert E. Miller Expo Centre has made CVE a year-round venue for numerous large and small shows, events and conferences. Among the new events at the Exposition for 2012 will be the Vermont Farm Show Jan. 24-26. A 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, the Exposition relies on a variety of revenue sources to fulfill its mission, including private and foundation support. For more information about the Champlain Valley Exposition, visit is external). Essex Junction, VT ‘ December 16, 2011 ‘last_img read more

Curried Pork Bites.

first_img Tweet Food & DiningLifestyle Curried Pork Bites. by: – April 27, 2011 Share Share Share 28 Views   no discussionscenter_img Sharing is caring! Garam masala is an Indian spice blend that features many of the same dried spices as curry powder, but has a slightly deeper, warmer aroma and flavor.Whichever spice you choose, the aromas coming from your grill will have your guests clamoring for the first bite. Fresh green onion, ginger, and garlic add even more flavor to the succulent pork, while a cooling cilantro-yogurt dip provides the perfect contrast.Nutrition Facts * Servings Per Recipe 6 servings * Calories134, * Total Fat (g)5, * Cholesterol (mg)50, * Sodium (mg)52, * Carbohydrate (g)3, * Total Sugar (g)1, * Fiber (g)0, * Protein (g)173, * Vitamin A (DV%)3, * Vitamin C (DV%)4, * Calcium (DV%)6, * Iron (DV%)9, * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.Ingredients2 tablespoons garam masala or curry powder1 green onion, finely chopped2 cloves garlic, minced1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger1 tablespoon cooking oil1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper1 pound pork tenderloin, cut into 1- 1-1/2-inch cubes1/2 cup plain yogurt2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro DirectionsCombine garam masala, onion, garlic, ginger, oil, and red pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Stir in pork, working spice mixture into meat with fingers. Thread the meat onto metal skewers, leaving 1/4-inch between pieces; cover and refrigerate for 1 to 24 hours.Place pork skewers in a lightly oiled rack of the grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 12 to 15 minutes or until juice run clear, turning once. Meanwhile, stir together yogurt and cilantro in a small serving dish. Cover and chill until serving.To serve, use a fork to remove grilled pork cubes from skewers. Arrange a tray around yogurt mixture. Serve pork cubes with toothpicks. Makes 6 servings. Recipe source: BHG.comlast_img read more

Anna Shkudun struggling in singles as she tries to rehab from November knee surgery

first_img Published on April 4, 2017 at 10:13 pm Contact Andrew: | @A_E_Graham Facebook Twitter Google+ Not even a year after serving as Syracuse’s No. 1 singles option, qualifying for the NCAA tournament and finishing the season ranked 64th in the country, Anna Shkudun has struggled more than anyone expected.In her debut singles match of the season against Brown — her first off a left knee surgery in November — Shkudun played No. 1 singles and lost 5-7, 0-6. Six matches later, Shkudun faced demotion to No. 2 singles with her 1-5 record.“She’s in a tough spot obviously,” SU head coach Younes Limam said. “She’s playing high in the lineup and every time she steps on the court she’s going to play someone who is very good.”Post-surgery rehab has capped Shkudun’s ability this season, and Limam has adjusted. Shkudun finds herself playing No. 3 singles now, most recently last Sunday against Florida State. The graduate student is close to a breakthrough, teammates and Limam said, and Syracuse (6-9, 3-5 Atlantic Coast) hopes it will come against North Carolina State (16-7, 5-5) this Friday. The team feels her confidence is almost back and that her body just needs to catch up.“You understand your fitness level or your tennis level is not there yet,” Shkudun said. “You just keep trying to work hard and play more tennis.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn-court experience remains crucial for Shkudun to return to her previous level of play, but the more she practices, the more problems her knee causes. Shkudun is probably “70 percent,” Limam said, but the final 30 percent has been the hardest to recover and likely keeps Shkudun in the loss column. Shkudun’s fiery demeanor still surfaces, but her play has been slow to follow.Her knee slows her movement around the court. On rallies in which she previously crashed the net and crushed winners, the hobbled Shkudun plays returns from the baseline. Serving presents her only real advantage, but even that has failed her recently.On Friday, leading Louisville’s Elle Stokes 12-11 in a super tiebreak, Shkudun served for match point. The surgically repaired joint diminished her normal service ability, but she’d made it work throughout the match. Now, amplified by the fatigue of a lengthy tiebreak, she struggled. Neither of her attempts landed inside the service box. Shkudun double-faulted, lost the lead, the next two points and the match.“It’s also a little bit harder mentally when you’re playing shots you used to make,” Shkudun said, “and now you’re missing them.”Close losses dent Shkudun’s confidence and remind her that simply returning to the court is not enough. When Shkudun makes errors, she often marches back to the baseline and mutters to herself in Ukrainian. Yet teammates and Limam see this as a natural progression in health and fitness.“She’s definitely stepping up her game,” sophomore Gabriela Knutson said.“We like what we’re seeing so far,” Limam said.The conundrum now for Limam is where to play Shkudun. With Valeria Salazar’s season-ending surgery, SU has only eight players to fill six spots. Usually, sophomore Libi Mesh or junior Nicole Mitchell sat out alongside Olivia Messineo. Mesh has played doubles only three times and Mitchell recently returned from an illness. Sitting Shkudun means playing both Mesh and Mitchell, who have played all of their singles matches at No. 4 or lower.Shkudun sits in a tough spot, because playing against other teams top players hasn’t afforded the opportunity of an easy, confidence-boosting win. Though Shkudun said her health steadily improves, the needed breakthrough still eludes her.“That is the only thing that makes me honestly to feel better now,” Shkudun said. “I’m getting closer each match, even though I’m losing the match.” Commentslast_img read more


first_imgA 26 year old woman who died following a horrific car crash outside Donegal Town has been named.The smash took place around 9.40am yesterday.The dead woman, Deirdre Burke, 26, from Tymeen, Letterbarrow, was the only occupant in her vehicle. Two other women in the other vehicle involved in the smash were rushed to Letterkenny General Hospital.However their injuries are not understood to be life-threatening.The accident took place on the Old Road, between Donegal Town and Ballyshannon in the townland of Ardleenagh close to Laghey.WOMAN WHO DIED IN ACCIDENT NAMED was last modified: July 19th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more