Healthy Living Market named ‘Retailer of the Year’ by Grocers’ Association

first_imgKaty Lesser and Healthy Living, were honored by the Vermont Grocers’ Association with the VGA Retailer of the Year award during the association s annual convention at the Sheraton Burlington. The award was presented in recognition of their involvement with the community, food industry, store operations and customer service.Healthy Living is the state s largest natural foods market and has been family owned and operated for over 22 years. Its mission is to provide the community with a market that is dedicated to offering high quality food items at affordable prices, a child-friendly environment, and a place to gather, eat and learn. Lesser is joined in the operation of the store by her son, Eli Lesser-Goldsmith, and daughter, Nina Lesser-Goldsmith. The family has expanded the market several times culminating with the move to a brand new 35,000 square foot store on Dorset Street in South Burlington in 2008.They believe strongly in community service, and have donated to various local non-profits and charities since the store s founding in 1986. The Community Outreach Team at Healthy Living reaches many local organizations every year. As one example, throughout the months of March and April this year, Healthy Living Staff prepared and served five healthy meals a week to at-risk youth who use Spectrum Youth Services Pearl Street drop-in center. The partnership was a wonderful success for all parties and Healthy Living continues to foster similar partnerships with other non-profits in the community. We are very pleased to see Katy, her family and her store recognized with this award. They are dedicated to serving their customers and community, said Jim Harrison, VGA president, who presented the award. They represent that true entrepreneurial spirit as evidenced with the large investment in what is now a showcase of a natural foods marketplace.The Vermont Grocers’ Association is a statewide organization representing approximately 700 stores and 245 suppliers to the industry. The presentation took place at the association s annual convention at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel on September 12, 2009.Note: A photo of Healthy Living with the award can be accessed at: http://www.vtgrocers.org/files/files/Healthy%20Living%20Award.pdf(link is external)Caption: Katy Lesser (center) of the Healthy Living Natural Foods Market along with Ian Roos and Jessica Piccirilli with the VGA Retailer of the Year at the association’s 75th anniversary convention September 12.A video of Healthy Living showed at the award presentation can be found at: http://maltedmedia.com/recordings/ROY2009-97.wmv(link is external).Source: Vermont Grocers’ Association. 9.18.2009last_img read more

Arsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang captaincy doesn’t matter

first_imgArsenal’s Sokratis Papastathopoulos tells Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang captaincy doesn’t matter 1/1 About Connatix V67539 Video Settings PLAY / Full Screen Coming Next Sokratis insists the captaincy isn’t important (Picture: Getty)‘I don’t know, I think it’s the first time he is a captain,’ he replied when asked if Aubameyang would be a good captain.‘For me it’s more important that Auba first has to score, he has to do his work.‘He’s a very good guy. But I already said something – who has the captaincy is not very important.’MORE: Charlie Nicholas slams shocking Matteo Guendouzi and tells Unai Emery to drop Arsenal star for Leicester clashMORE: Arsenal have one ‘concern’ over selling Granit Xhaka in January Advertisement Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Read More Top articles Read More Comment Read More Read More 1 min. story Skip by Metro Coral BarryFriday 8 Nov 2019 9:05 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.3kShares Skip Ad Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling SPONSORED Aubameyang is Arsenal’s new captain (Picture: Getty)Sokratis Papastathopoulos insists the Arsenal captaincy isn’t important after Granit Xhaka was stripped of the armband.Xhaka was dumped as skipper by Unai Emery after he told Arsenal fans to ‘f*** off’ during a furious clash with the supporters at the Emirates.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was named as the new captain, but Sokratis denied the captaincy was a crucial position.‘The captaincy or who has this on the pitch, I don’t think it’s very important,’ Sokratis said.ADVERTISEMENT Xhaka reacted furiously to being booed by Arsenal fans (Picture: Getty)‘It’s important that all the team is good in the dressing room. We are like a family. In the end who brings the pitch the captaincy is the last thing.’AdvertisementAdvertisementXhaka is now heading for the exit door at Arsenal after being left upset by the club and Emery’s treatment of him in the wake of the controversy.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Swiss international expected Arsenal to back him and refused to issue a statement in the immediate aftermath apologising for his actions.Arsenal could now offload Xhaka in January and it is unclear if the 27-year-old will play again for the Gunners.Aubameyang was promoted from his position as one of Arsenal’s four vice-captains, but Sokratis is not concerned by his leadership qualities. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Advertisementlast_img read more

O’Donnell warns against knee-jerk changes to rugby set up

first_imgIreland went down to Argentina on Sunday in the quarter final of the competition on a score line of 43-20 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. Joe Schmidt’s side were missing several key players for the clash…however, the manager refused to blame that for Ireland’s loss. Ireland and Munster star, and Cahir native, Tommy O’Donnell missed out on the World Cup campaign due to injury.  Speaking to Tipp FM’s Extra Time last night, he said now is not the time to make any massive changes to the Irish rugby set up.last_img read more