Melinda Moulton and Mary Powell to chair Vermont’s Go Red for Women luncheon

first_imgThey’re known for building things and powering things, and as co-chairs of the fifth annual Go Red for Women Luncheon, Melinda Moulton, CEO of Main Street Landing, and Mary Powell, CEO of Green Mountain Power, will build on the spirit of camaraderie of nearly 400 women to power up the fight against heart disease in the state of Vermont.The fifth annual Go Red for Women Luncheon is set for Wednesday, Feb. 16, at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center. There will be educational sessions, health screenings, a silent auction, moving stories from heart disease survivors, a keynote speaker, and a heart-healthy lunch.Powell said the Go Red for Women Luncheon is an event she’s long wanted to be a part of, and her schedule permitted it this year.‘Heart disease is in my family,’ said Powell. ‘For women, it’s troubling that the symptoms are often misdiagnosed. A year ago, a friend of mine was exhibiting what are classic signs of heart disease in women, but she was diagnosed with indigestion. She’s OK now, but nearly died of a massive heart attack. Awareness is the first step, and the Go Red for Women Luncheon is a great way to change the way we think about heart disease and women.’Moulton participated in last year’s Go Red for Women Luncheon as a panelist addressing the issue of stress.‘I’m the worst in the world at handling my stress,’ Moulton said. ‘Women worry about everything ‘ ourselves, our families, money, friends, our households, the state of the world. We are so set up for heart disease, and the luncheon provides a place for people to confer and confide in one another.’Moulton also found it rewarding to be surrounded by so many women at the luncheon.‘I work in a man’s world, and I felt that I was being bathed in female energy and love at the Go Red for Women Luncheon,’ she said. ‘It’s an opportunity to be with each other, to network and to celebrate our good health. We need to learn to take care of ourselves, because our community, friends and family need us.’In her position as CEO of Green Mountain Power, Powell oversees 200 employees at the state’s second largest fully integrated electric utility that serves 200,000 Vermonters. She became CEO of the utility in 2008, after working at Green Mountain Power for 10 years.‘I love the challenge of crafting a low-carbon, low-cost future for our customers, while working with the 200 people here,’ Powell said. ‘We’ve been expanding into renewable energy and have been an innovator in bringing a tremendous amount of solar power online. We’re trying to build Vermont’s largest wind farm.’The South Hero resident started her career in the mutual fund business in her native Manhattan. After moving to Vermont in 1989, Powell served under three governors and then worked in the banking and energy sectors. Powell, 50, and her husband Mark also own a small business, called Spot the Dog, and have a 14-year-old daughter, Alex.Moulton has also brought a great deal of change to the state of Vermont, primarily through the Burlington waterfront redevelopment that is today’s Main Street Landing.‘I’ve worked on this redevelopment for 30 years,’ Moulton said. ‘There’s 250,000 square feet of space here, with businesses, an art gallery and a theater. I started with a phone on the floor in a small office, and my partner Lisa Steele and I created Main Street Landing.’Main Street Landing has won several awards, nationally and locally, and Moulton speaks nationwide about her project and work ethic of social responsibility. The 60-year-old Allentown, Pa., native is married to filmmaker Rick Moulton. They have two children and four grandchildren.Both women serve on several boards, and are now turning their attention to the Go Red for Women Luncheon.‘We’d like to raise $200,000,’ Moulton said. ‘We think we can easily accomplish this while bringing women together and having a really great time while fighting the No. 1 killer of women in America, heart disease.’The Go Red for Women Luncheon is set for Wednesday, Feb. 16, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington. Lauren Maloney of FOX44 is the emcee of the luncheon. Macy’s and Merck are the national sponsors of Go Red for Women. Presenting sponsor of the Go Red for Women Luncheon is Fletcher Allen Health Care. A Picture and A Promise sponsor is NorthCountry Federal Credit Union. Main Street Landing is a local sponsor. Media sponsors are FOX44, Star 92.9 and the Burlington Free Press.About Go Red For WomenGo Red For Women is part of the American Heart Association’s solution to help save women’s lives. With one out of three women still dying from heart disease, we are committed to fighting this No. 1 killer, which is largely preventable., a premiere source of information and education, connects millions of women of all ages and gives them tangible resources to turn personal choices into lifesaving actions. We encourage women and the men who love them to embrace the cause. For more information, please visit or call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278). The movement is nationally sponsored by Macy’s and Merck & Co., Inc.Photos: Top, Mary Powell, GMP; and Melinda Moulton, Main Street Landing.last_img read more

Donations are being accepted for annual fireworks display

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich – The City of Alpena and Alpena Area Chamber of Commerce hope to move forward with the Fourth of July fireworks displaybut the decision is contingent upon social distancing guidelines and funding.Alpena’s annual fireworks display is 100% funded by community donations.With many local businesses and communities struggling because of COVID–19, the chamber and the city of Alpena are apprehensive about asking for donations.They are, however, encouraging the community to patronize or donate to assist local businesses.The Chamber of Commerce is accepting donations for the fireworks display and says if they are unable to meet the funding goal, the money will be put toward the 2021 fireworks show.The donation deadline is May 28.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Child and Family Services recognizes foster familiesNext Local healthcare facility will soon reopenlast_img read more

Confusion reigns over Neymar PSG debut

first_img“Neymar’s contract will be ratified during the afternoon. He will be able to play on Sunday,” said the LFP on Friday.The world’s most expensive player should therefore run out into the mundane surroundings of the Stade du Roduourou — capacity just over 15,000 — in the tiny Brittany town of barely 7,000 people.“Quite honestly it’s better if he’s there, much better,” said Guingamp coach Antoine Kombouare, a former PSG player and Paris coach from 2009 to 2011.“For us it is an extra source of motivation. We know that by beating PSG with Neymar it would be even more momentous.“If Neymar is there it is all the better for the spectacle, for the supporters and for those who want to see him play, but we will be ready with or without him.”Neymar was unveiled to the PSG fans at the Parc des Princes last weekend but was forced to watch from the stands as his new team-mates cruised to a low-key 2-0 win over newly-promoted Amiens in their Ligue 1 opener.The 25-year-old Brazilian scored 105 goals in his four seasons at Barcelona, and his new team will be expecting him to score far more over the next few years.Although the main goal for the capital club is to finally challenge for the Champions League crown, their first task this term will be to retake the Ligue 1 title from Monaco.– Better with Neymar –Coach Unai Emery has no doubt that his new arrival will help the team achieve those lofty goals.“He’s a player who will help the club get to a higher level,” said the Spaniard.“Without Neymar PSG is a great club, but with Neymar it’s a little better.Neymar left Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in a world record transfer © AFP/File / LLUIS GENE“The way we will adapt being close to a player like him… The other players here are also some great players, so together we can get better and grow.”Once again, PSG’s main rivals for domestic honours appear to be Monaco, but they are in serious danger of losing rising star Kylian Mbappe to the capital outfit.The 18-year-old, who is also wanted by Real Madrid, started in their opening 3-2 victory over Toulouse last weekend, as captain Radamel Falcao found the net.Leonardo Jardim’s principality outfit will be expecting to make it two wins from two when they pay a visit to Dijon on Sunday.Nice, who have the first leg of their Champions League play-off against Napoli on Wednesday, kick off the second weekend at home to promoted Troyes on Friday without their two star players, the injured Mario Balotelli and new signing Wesley Sneijder.Lyon’s youthful side started with a 4-0 thumping of Strasbourg last week and travel out to Brittany to take on Rennes on Friday.Marseille visit Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes on Saturday looking to build on their 3-0 win over Dijon last time out but with captain Dimitri Payet missing due to injury.Ligue 1 fixtures (all times GMT)FridayNice v Troyes (1700), Rennes v Lyon (1845)SaturdayNantes v Marseille (1500), Amiens v Angers (1800), Bordeaux v Metz (1800), Caen v Saint-Etienne (1800), Toulouse v Montpellier (1800)SundayStrasbourg v Lille (1300), Dijon v Monaco (1500), Guingamp v Paris Saint-Germain (1900)0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Brazil’s Neymar juggles a ball during his official presentation at Paris Saint-Germain’s Parc des Princes stadium on August 4, 2017 © AFP / Lionel BONAVENTUREPARIS, France, Aug 10 – Neymar is poised to make his much-anticipated debut for Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday when they travel to Guingamp in their second game of the Ligue 1 season.The French Football Federation finally received the necessary documents to register the Brazilian on Friday after Barcelona confirmed the 222 million-euro ($261 million) cheque used to pay his buyout clause had cleared.last_img read more