Monday, April 21, 2014

VSECU Loan Repyament Awards

Vermont State Employees Credit Union( VSECU) awards three $5,000 student loan repayment awards annually. A qualified recipient is chosen from each of three different categories.

The categories for these awards are:

·         First Generation

·         Service to Vermonters

·         Financial Literacy

Loan Repayment Program

·         Monthly payments will be made until the $5,000 award has been exhausted

·         Payments are considered taxable income

·         Award recipients are encouraged to contact a professional tax advisor for further information

To be eligible to apply for Student LIFT, you must meet the following criteria:

·         Be a VSECU member in good standing (maintain at least $25 in a primary savings account with no current loan delinquencies)

·         Currently live or work in Vermont

·         Have evidence of student loan debt and currently making student loan payments in the applicant’s name

·         Submit a completed application and all required documentation

Please note: Graduation from college is NOT a requirement to be eligible for Student LIFT.


Applications deadline is June 30, 2014.

If you have questions regarding Student LIFT and the application process, please contact a Student LIFT representative at 802/800 371-5162, ext. 5144, or during regular business hours.

Free Summer Classes at CCV

Monday, April 14, 2014

Summer Employment Opportunity





The UVM Horticulture Research & Education Center and The Friends of the Horticulture Farm are seeking two students for summer Internship positions offered during the 2014 season; one full-time and one part-time.  Applicants will be responsible for care of the plant collections at the UVM Horticulture Research Center (Hort Farm).  This will include weeding, pruning, mowing, edging, identifying/labeling, updating maps & signs, and removing invasive plants.  This position will require the use of tools (pruners, loppers, etc.) and machinery including ride-on mowers and tractors.  Training and tools will be provided, but some familiarity with this equipment is preferred.

Applicants should also be available to work with volunteers from the Friends of the Hort Farm and the Vermont Master Gardener Program.  Applicants must be willing to work a non-traditional work week (Tuesday - Saturday) as to allow interaction with the Friends' Plant Collection Curators and other volunteers.  Work conditions are not always dry and sunny. Appropriate rain gear, work boots, gloves, and clothing are required. Applicants will also be asked to assist with various workshops and other events that are sponsored by the Friends (see our 2014 Calendar of events on the FHF website). 

Reliable transportation to UVM Horticulture Research & Education Center is required (5 miles south of UVM main campus).  Starting wage is $10.00/hour.  This position is ideal for self-starters who are able to stay motivated when working independently.  There is the potential for an intern project during the season.  For more information, please contact Allie Brody at (908) 907-3030. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Allie Brody at by April 4, 2014.


The UVM Horticulture Research Center, established in 1952, houses a variety of woody plant collections.  The major collections are Crabapple, Lilac, Rhododendron and Azalea, Flowering Shrub, Small Tree, Viburnum, Shade Tree, and Conifer, Rain Garden, the Cary Award Garden and the Building Display Planting.  There is also a Perennial Garden and Woodland Walk trail that displays many native woodland species as well as the Fern Collection.


The Friends of the Horticulture Farm is a non‑profit, tax‑exempt, membership corporation dedicated to the protection, promotion and enhancement of the UVM Horticulture Research Center (the Hort Farm), its plant collections and natural areas, for education, research, and public enrichment.  The Hort Farm is located at 65 Green Mountain Drive in South Burlington, Vermont, just off Route 7.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Internet Essentials from Comcast

Bringing the Internet to your home is easy and affordable
Now you can connect to the Internet at home - for school, work, communicating with others and so much more.

How to qualify

To qualify for $9.95 a month Internet service and a low-cost computer, your household must meet all these criteria:
  1. Be located where Comcast offers Internet service
  2. Have at least one child eligible to participate in the National School Lunch Program
  3. Have not subscribed to Comcast Internet service within the last 90 days
  4. Not have an overdue Comcast bill or unreturned equipment

How to apply

  1. Call 1-855-8-INTERNET (1-855-846-8376) to request an application
  2. We will mail you an application. Complete and return it, along with lunch program documents from your child's school
  3. We will notify you by mail about the status of your application. Allow 7-10 days for a response


How to get connected

Once you are approved, we'll mail you a welcome package with everything you need to set up your Internet service and receive our free Internet training. If you choose to purchase a low-cost computer, your welcome package will provide details.