Ned McMahon: A global perspective from Shelburne

Ned McMahon: A global perspective from Shelburne

PHYL NEWBECK Correspondent University of Vermont Professor Edward “Ned” McMahon remembers his first trip abroad. “My aunt took me to England when I was nine years old,” the Shelburne resident recalled, “and that opened my eyes to the differences between countries.” After graduate school, McMahon joined the foreign service and spent 10 years with the… Read More »

Amy Escott: Making a satisfying career change

Amy Escott: Making a satisfying career change

PHYL NEWBECK Although custom-cabinet maker Amy Escott really enjoyed her work, she wanted to try something new. “It was creative and pretty satisfying,” she said, “but I got to the point where I needed to either put resources in and grow the business or do something else.” A Vermont Public Radio story about Justice Skoglund… Read More »

Suzanne Lourie: Breaking through the clutter

Suzanne Lourie: Breaking through the clutter

By PHYL NEWBECK Suzanne Lourie likes to help people in transition. The 57-year-old Charlotte resident has done this work in many ways, including as an attorney and social worker. These days, she does it as a professional organizer through her three-year-old business, Get it Done. “My focus is to help people declutter and organize their… Read More »

Helping others learn the history of Lake Champlain

Helping others learn the history of Lake Champlain

By PHYL NEWBECK The name McClure is one that has been associated with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum for many years, but now there is a new McClure at the Ferrisburgh non-profit. No relation to the philanthropist Lois McClure for whom a full-scale replica canal boat is named, Susan Evans McClure was hired as executive… Read More »