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VUHS Teacher Wins 2009 VCTM Mathematics Teaching Award
By Cookie Steponaitis
    VUHS Mathematics Teacher and department coordinator Nancy Ambrose was in Mrs. Fisher’s fifth grade class when it first crossed her mind that she and numbers were destined to share the future. “It made sense to me,” she commented, “and I actually remember thinking to myself that it would be part of what I did in the future.” Quick to credit many teachers in her life, Nancy points to Mrs. Fisher at VUES and Evie Burke at VUHS for influencing her career path and future. “Evie Burke was a huge factor in my decision and development not only as a student, but as a department head and colleague. Through her guidance I evolved not only as a person, but as a teacher and colleague.”
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Sharing Secret Plans for Spring: It’s All About The Seeds
By Cookie Steponaitis
    Now be honest, like the rest of us, you have been secretly planning for weeks. As the temperatures plummeted and the snow came falling down, you were planning a siege. Armed with graph paper, a pencil and a seed catalog, you were planning attack of spring blooms and summer gardens, full of color. While you are ready, hoe cleaned starter seeds and cups waiting, do you really know the meanings behind the blooms you plan to create? One fun part of gardening is learning the Victorian meanings assigned to the different blooms. Whether you grow them or send them as gifts, flowers speak to everyone, crossing borders and language barriers.
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Sergeant Edward Cyr Plans Retirement
By Mike Cameron
    In 40 years, Ed Cyr has logged in literally thousands of hours of duty time here in Addison County in various capacities of public service and now he will be able to plan a well deserved retirement.
   In a recent conversation with The Voice, Cyr recalled some of the memories of those years of service.  “I started out in law enforcement in 1969 and was working full time in the City of Vergennes by 1975.   “During those early days I worked alone but knew that my friends in the State Police would be there if need be.  They knew that I was working alone and late at night.  We helped each other.  That’s the way it was,” he recalled. 
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