Thank you to all who sent in nominations for our first annual ONEderful Awards to honor Old North End residents who make the neighborhood a better place through their volunteer work. We are thrilled to announce this year’s five recipients:
- Megan Humphrey, a long-time ONE resident on St. Louis St. and volunteer who has been a great friend to her neighbors and given her time and resources to several causes including the community gardens, the Old North End Arts Business Network, the Ramble, and her own organization H.A.N.D.S (Helping and Nurturing Diverse Seniors);
- Jess Hyman, a resident of N. Champlain St, who has gone way beyond her work with the VT Community Garden Network to support gardening efforts in the ONE as a volunteer and has been a constant champion of Green Up Day, H.A.N.D.S, and The Ramble;
- Karl Lukhaup, who took it upon himself to reach out to his neighbors on Russell St. when drug dealing became a problem and spearheaded a neighborhood response based in community connections;
- Sean Melinn, also on N. Champlain St, who has given hundreds of hours of his time to volunteer for Bike Recycle VT, the Old North End Arts & Business Network, and the Ramble, and is a constant presence in the neighborhood; and
- Rosie Senna, a life long Old North End resident on Lafountain St. who is affectionately known as “Auntie Rose” to generations of kids and has made caring for neighborhood families her life’s work through the VNA Family Room and her every day interactions with her neighbors.
We will celebrate them and the difference they’ve made in the Old North End at this year’s ONE Spring Fling and hope you’ll be able to join us!