Melanie Goodman: Helping those who help others

Melanie Goodman knows what it’s like to be a service provider to at-risk youth. She once ran a small nonprofit in western Massachusetts that worked with homeless youth, pregnant and parenting teens, and children in foster care. In 1984, she became codirector of Youth Catalytics, which was then called the New England Network for Child,… Read More »

John Bisbee: Advocate for Vermont youths

Working as an optical system engineer, John Bisbee helped make the first camera that landed on the surface of Mars in 1976, as well as the cameras that circled the moon to find a place for American astronauts to land. Those are the ones he can talk about; many more remain classified. After retirement, Bisbee’s… Read More »

WhipperSnapper Paddles: a local touch for a growing sport

WhipperSnapper Paddles: a local touch for a growing sport

Alan Hathaway and his wife Betsy had been playing pickleball for several years when Betsy purchased a WhipperSnapper paddle, which was made by a small company in Arizona. She learned that Ralph and Nancy Norrander, the couple making the paddles, were thinking of retiring and weren’t sure what they were going to do with the… Read More »

Hank Slauson: Protecting Lake Champlain

Hank Slauson: Protecting Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain has been a destination for Hank Slauson’s family since 1888. In 1921, his family bought a cottage on the Georgia shore across from Savage Island that Slauson still owns. He shares his love of the lake with his wife Jeannie, three children, two stepchildren, and nine grandchildren. That’s why he is happy to… Read More »

ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

ZSpokes: Charlotte’s new bike shop

Zackary Macik grew up in Shelburne and got his first bike shop job at Little City Cycles in Vergennes in 1991. As he learned more and more about his craft, Macik spent time as a bike mechanic in New Zealand and Boulder, Colo., but at a certain point, it was time to come home. “I… Read More »

Neal Steinhoff: Helping others see the world

Neal Steinhoff: Helping others see the world

Neal Steinhoff’s roots are in Wisconsin. He followed in his father’s footsteps, graduating from the University of Wisconsin, and his sons followed both him and his wife in getting their education as Badgers. When Steinhoff’s wife of 60 years died, he had a choice to make. Two sons had moved to California, one to Virginia… Read More »

1 2 3 8