Governor Douglas awards $750,000 grant for major renovation project in Springfield

first_imgGovernor Douglas today announced that the State of Vermont will be contributing $750,000 in grant funds to a major redevelopment project in Springfield. The grant, made available through the Vermont Community Development Program, will help repair sections of the former Fellows Gear Shaper/PVDC facility in downtown Springfield.   The property, largely vacant for several years, is being redeveloped by One Hundred River Street, LLC.“This award will not only help mitigate blighted areas of the former Fellows property, but also pave the way for new job creation, as well as restore an important part of Springfield’s historic downtown,” the Governor said. “This revitalization project is a perfect example of Vermont’s commitment to redeveloping its downtowns and villages as centers of social and commercial activity.”Officials from One Hundred River Street, LLC, anticipate having a significant portion of the site demolition work completed before winter. Once renovations are completed, officials anticipate that the building will be used for office, light industrial and retail space.“The Town of Springfield and the State of Vermont have been vital in assisting us throughout this project and these funds will help us address restoration issues on the site immediately,” said Rick Genderson, who along with John Meekin, is a principal of One Hundred River Street, LLC. Source: Governor’s office. 9.18.2009###last_img read more

Karen Ann (Bowen) Weimer, 79

first_imgKaren Ann Bowen Weimer, 79, of Greensburg passed away on May 17, 2020 at Aspen Place. She was born on May 25, 1940 in Clinton County, Indiana, the daughter of James and Joan (Goldsberry) Bowen. Karen was a 1958 graduate of Frankfort High School and a 1962 graduate of IU School of Nursing.   On August 26, 1962 she married Dr. Larry Weimer and together they had three children: Jennifer, Suzanne, and Matt. Karen was an active member of the community. She loved to sing in the Choir and Praise Team at the United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Tree County Players and Tree City Singers. She loved doing philanthropy work with Psi Iota Xi. She loved animals.Karen was a wonderful mother, wife and friend; the poem Afterglow is how she would want us to celebrate her memory. Afterglow, I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles. When life is done I’d like to leave an echo whispering. Softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when life is done.Survivors include: Husband, Dr. Larry Weimer; Daughters, Jennifer (Don) Blankman and Suzanne Weimer; Son, Matt Weimer; and Grandsons, Michael and David Blankman.Family and Friends are welcome to attend the Virtual Funeral on Facebook Live, Thursday May 21, 2020 at 3:00 pm. Rev. Jon Porter will be officiating. Immediately following the funeral, the family will welcome friends in a drive thru style visitation from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. Memorial contributions can be made to the Our Hospice of Decatur County or to the Decatur County Animal Shelter. Online condolences can be made to the family at ww.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more