Notable Neighbors

Notable Neighbors

Marie Ambusk spent forty years working behind a desk as an accountant, but when she retired from GE Healthcare, the Hinesburg resident followed her passion to the great outdoors as a tree steward. “It was an interesting segue,” she said. “Part of the job I had was maintaining the hierarchy of our financial system, which… Read More »

Joan Furchgott: Fueling the arts

Joan Furchgott: Fueling the arts

Notable Neighbors by Phyl Newbeck Joan Furchgott has been driving from her home in Lincoln to the renovated Queen Anne Victorian on Falls Road for more than twenty-five years, so the Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery which she runs with her husband Brad Sourdiffe, has become a home away from home. Back in 1983, Sourdiffe began working… Read More »

Joanne Grogan: Finding her passion on a bike

Joanne Grogan: Finding her passion on a bike

By Phyl Newbeck Joanne Grogan of Hinesburg has always been athletic. She is a runner and whitewater kayaker, and she had bicycled all her life but never raced. All that changed in 2010 when a colleague of her husband suggested she try cyclocross racing. “I never looked back,” Grogan said. She did so well her… Read More »

Kim Frigault: A lifetime of love for dogs

Kim Frigault: A lifetime of love for dogs

When she was eight years old, Kim Frigault walked by what was then called a “dog pound” on her way home from school. Heartbroken at the sight of the dogs stuck behind bars, she freed the animals when she thought nobody was looking. The town constable caught her and took her home where she was… Read More »

Nancy Hazen: Discovering her voice in verse

Nancy Hazen: Discovering her voice in verse

In her professional life Nancy Hazen, now living at the Arbors in Shelburne, was all about words. As a secretary it was her job to help provide language for her supervisors at the University of Vermont and Middlebury College. Late in life, however, Hazen discovered her own voice. After moving to Pillsbury Manor in 2010… Read More »

Set building with Roger Howland

Set building with Roger Howland

By Phyl Newbeck Two years after the Shelburne Players theater group was formed in 2002, Roger and Betsy Howland saw a need, and found a solution for the budding company. The empty-nesters began the hobby of set building, after all they built their own house. “It’s been 35 years and it’s almost done,” Roger Howland… Read More »

Jennifer McCuin: Keeping everyone active

Jennifer McCuin: Keeping everyone active

Jennifer McCuin admits what initially drew her to the job of Hinesburg Recreation Coordinator was the short commute from her Hinesburg home, and the opportunity to have a flexible schedule for spending time with her five and seven-year-old sons. Eleven years later, McCuin says it’s the people of Hinesburg who continue to make the work… Read More »

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