Downtown Burlington’s cooperative grocery store, announces three new members to its Board of Directors: Ann Ramsay, Susan Munkres, and Wayne Warnken. The new Board of Directors will begin their three-year terms on January 1.Ramsay, a nurse and acupuncturist, has been a Co-op member for the past three years and was also a member many years ago when the Co-op was located on Archibald Street. Ramsay is also an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Nursing at the University of Vermont where she teaches several courses in Chinese Medicine.Munkres has been involved in organic gardening, CSA’s, farmers’ markets, and co-ops for over 20 years, but most recently lived in the deep South where alternatives to the conventional food system were few and far between. She also teaches about food systems to high school and college students.Warnken, a family physician at the Community Health Center, has lived in Burlington for the past four years. As a physician at the Health Center, he says he sees the impact that nutrition has on our community every day and is looking forward to using those experiences to help continue City Market’s mission.Three Board of Directors, Garry Schaedel, David Booth and Kiernan Flynn, are stepping down on December 31. Both Schaedel and Booth served two full terms on the Board and both were President at different times. “They helped navigate the Co-op through rocky waters early in their terms,” said General Manager Clem Nilan. “It is a fitting tribute that they leave Onion River Co-op in a much better place than they found it.” Flynn served the Board for one year.About City Market, Onion River Co-opThe Onion River Co-op is a consumer cooperative, with over 3,200 members, selling wholesome food and other products while building a vibrant, empowered community and a healthier world, all in a sustainable manner. Recently awarded the 2008 Howard K. Bowers Fund Cooperative Excellence Award, City Market provides a large selection of local, natural and conventional foods, and thousands of Vermont-made products. Visit City Market, Onion River Co-op conveniently located in downtown Burlington, online at www.CityMarket.coop(link is external) or call 802-861-9700.
CONKLIN (WBNG) — Dublin’s Adventure Resort in Conklin is known for its outdoor, family-fun activities like mini-golf and bocce ball. With many summer activities canceled or postponed, a local drive-in theater is a good option for people to get out of their homes safely. Staff came up with the idea to add the drive-in last summer, but it never took off. Now this year, the timing was right. Movies take place every Friday and Saturday night and hope to run through October. For a look at the full schedule, head to the Dublin’s Adventure Resort Facebook Page. Health and safety precautions are in place. Now, it’s adding another attraction to its list — a drive-in movie theater. “We just started with a 15-foot screen and then realized this year post-COVID that wasn’t going to be enough. So now we have the 40-foot screen. We’re fully licensed, we own all of our own equipment. We’re in it for the long haul, not just a few shows like these other ones are doing,” said co-owner Steve Mower. Vehicles are appropriately distanced from each other, and when you are not in your car or lawn chair, you must be wearing a mask.
Schmidt is adamant he is trying to foster squad strength – but did challenge former Wasps 32-year-old Reddan not to let Munster man Murray down. Schmidt said: “Like Gordon D’Arcy helping Luke Marshall who starts in the centres, Conor has been working away, doing his best to help Eoin prepare the best he can for this match. “We’ve tried to have the squad being included. The starting XV have a responsibility therefore, so Eoin knows it as much as anyone: Eoin’s representing Conor’s hopes in the team. “When you’re trying to grow a squad you can’t have guys who are solely individually focused. And I think Conor’s brought really good things to training. “You’ve just to balance the needs and the opportunities for individuals with the greater good of the squad sometimes. We’re happy with Conor, but it’s about an opportunity for Eoin.” Wary of Australia’s “upward curve” under head coach Ewen McKenzie, Schmidt has warned Ireland to stop the Wallabies at source. “Anyone would acknowledge they were pretty unlucky against England,” he said. “Some crucial decisions didn’t go their way, and if they had the result could have been different. Then they didn’t really let Italy into the game a week later. “To put 50 points on a team is pretty impressive, and it’s the same thing they did to Argentina in Argentina. “They are the first team in a long time to do that to Argentina in their own country. So if you do let them loose they will do some damage. “We’ve got to try to limit their opportunity to get ball in unstructured situations with a bit of time and space. “I could reel off a string of pretty threatening runners that they have, even discarding the backs, with Scott Fardy and Michael Hooper running they are pretty dynamic and problematic as well. “Then Israel Folau out there, and Adam Ashley-Cooper is world-class, he’s a pretty complete player. “So the back-three are dangerous and through the middle Matt Toomua has certainly opened up a fair few teams. “Tevita Kuridrani is a tall, athletic man, hard to contain. “So for us there’s a fair few challenges, trying to limit their opportunities, particularly with a distribution base of Will Genia and Quade Cooper, who have great passing games.” Press Association Eoin Reddan must produce a performance worthy of scrum-half rival Conor Murray’s expectations against Australia, believes Ireland boss Joe Schmidt. Head coach Schmidt has asserted 51-cap half-back Reddan’s selection ahead of British Lion Murray for the second autumn international is to help “grow the squad”. Leinster number nine Reddan will certainly drive the tempo against high-octane Australia in Dublin on Saturday, allowing Ireland to counter the visitors’ varied backline threats.