Zutano opens retail outlet in Northshire Bookstore

first_imgZutano, the Vermont-based designer of children’s clothing and toys and Northshire Bookstore, the Manchester, VT-based independent bookstore, are proud to announce that they will be launching a Zutano “store-within-a-store” in the upstairs children’s department on June 8th.  The Zutano store captures the whimsical essence of Zutano, known for its one-of-a kind colorful patterns and stylish design. The space is modeled after Zutano’s flagship store in Montpelier as well as their store within New York City’s famed FAO Schwarz Toy Store.  White-washed bead board wainscoting meets walls painted with Zutano’s signature sunny yellow.  The center of the 250 sq. ft. space features an amazing sculptural display made of ‘tumbling’ red baby chairs with spaces for Zutano clothes to hang.  A fantastic chandelier created from baby milk bottles casts a warm glow over the entire space.      A fixture in the Manchester community for three decades, the Northshire Bookstore is intensely independent.  They are deeply connected to the community, authors and Vermont. Housed in a historic, three-story 10,000-square-foot building, the Northshire Bookstore was founded by the Morrow family in 1976. The store, now run by the owners’ son Chris Morrow, has survived in this digital age through its relentless focus on customer service and listening to what customers want. It serves more that 200,000 customers a year, offers 35,000 titles and brings in authors to speak every week.  It even provides a “Print on Demand’ service that can print customers’ books while they shop or enjoy lunch at the wonderful Spiral Press CaféZutano, available at more than 1,500 gift and specialty boutiques and retailers worldwide as well as on the web at select e-tailers and the Zutano e-boutique will offer its full product line, from newborn to toddler, of sweet and sophisticated designs to Northshire customers. The store will be staffed by a specially-trained Northshire employee who will know all of the facets of the Zutano product line.”We are thrilled to be working with the Northshire Bookstore, it’s an ideal Vermont business partnership come true,” says Michael Belenky, President of Zutano.  “We share so many of the same business philosophies and lifelong dedication to our community in Vermont.  Both Zutano and The Northshire have worked many years to build sustainable, long-term partnerships that are economically just and socially sound.  Both companies create and nurture policies that help the community we live in thrive at its fullest potential.  Being able to join forces and work together with such an anchor in the Manchester community is very special.”  “We are really excited to have Zutano’s presence at the Northshire,” says Chris Morrow, owner of the Northshire Bookstore. “We are putting more and more effort into making our Children’s section world class. This is a great opportunity for both partners, as Zutano represents an internationally-respected brand with deep roots in Vermont and the store will be an amazing complement to our product offerings in the children’s department.”For Zutano, 2009 marks the company’s 20th year of creating the most colorful and creative clothing designs for children around the globe.  Evolving from a New York City apartment into one of the most beloved and influential brands in children’s fashion, Zutano continues full-force as a category leader for design innovation and as a solid example of a sustainable global business in the hills of Vermont.The Northshire Bookstore is located at 4869 Main Street, Manchester Center, Vermont.Source: Zutano. Cabot, VT, June 8, 2009 –last_img read more

Steve Smith Pat Cummins retain top spot in the latest ICC Test Rankings

first_imgAdvertisement n359NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsr20eqWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eb9s1( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 3vx64Would you ever consider trying this?😱adkwsxCan your students do this? 🌚pocRoller skating! Powered by Firework Former Australian captain Steve Smith along with fast bowler Pat Cummins are still leading the charts after the Ashes in the recent ICC Test Player Rankings. The Aussies lost the fifth test by 135 runs and the hosts, England, drew stalemate on the series with a 2-2 draw. Steve Smith was once again unstoppable scoring 80 in the first innings of the final test and 23 in the second, which helped him remain 34 points ahead of Indian skipper Virat Kohli with 937 rating points. While pacer Cummins is way clear of other bowlers with a 57-point lead over second-placed Kagiso Rabada.Advertisement It has been a great summer so far for Steve Smith whose incredible form helped him reach the top spot after he started the series in fourth position with 857 points. The right hander was named player of the tournament with 774 runs to his name in four Tests. Cummins was Australia’s strike bowler as he finished the series with 29 wickets in his kitty.Advertisement Meanwhile, David Warner has lost seven places after his dismal display in the series and now stands at the 24th position among batsmen. Other Australian players to gain higher positions are Matthew Wade and Mitchell Marsh who are on 78th and 54th in the batsmen and bowlers list respectively.As for England, Jofra Archer is now on the top 40 for the first time in his career and left-arm pacer Sam Curran has moved up six slots to reach the 65th position. Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler has shifted to the top 30 for the first time since January this year while Joe Denly’s and Rory Burns have also moved up to the 56th and 57th spot respectively.Advertisement    Advertisementlast_img read more

Red Bank Garden Yields Produce, Community Spirit

first_imgBy John BurtonRED BANK – The rocky road to establishing a community garden has yielded a harvest of involvement and cooperation for the gardeners and community.“I think this has truly become a community effort,” said Elizabeth Seydell, who chairs the community garden committee.Elizabeth Seydell, Red Bank community garden chairperson, checks on how the season’sharvest is progressing during the community garden’s first year.Located on Marion Street, just west of Eastside Park, the garden, which is in its first year, is a 30-by-80 foot plot of a 5,281 square-foot borough-owned property. The garden has 14 plots measuring an average of 4-by-16 feet, with room for two more – though that property is being held for a possible easement for the neighboring homeowner.The plots were awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, with gardeners paying $25 for the season’s use. There is a waiting list for plots, Seydell said.Among those tending their crops are families, some with young children, singles, seniors, and the local Girl Scout troop, all who relish the opportunity to plant and sow – even in such small patches, Seydell said.“There is a great sense of community” there, said Cindy Burnham, who spearheaded the idea a couple of years ago. Burnham, who does not have a plot, said the gardeners are all working together, offering advice and help. “It really is people helping people.”Discussions about establishing a community garden, going back about two years, became startlingly heated and controversial. The debate wasn’t so much about the garden itself – all parties insisted they wanted one – but instead about location.Burnham and her allies had been advocating for using a borough-owned property at 94 West Front St., located next to the public library and overlooking the Navesink River.Mayor Pasquale Menna and the Borough Council insisted that site was inappropriate for use as a garden for a number of reasons, including not being centrally located and lack of parking. Borough officials also had reservations about using the limited amount of borough-owned open space for a small number of residents. The library’s board of trustees also worried about how use of the property would impact their facility.Proponents continued to push, quite vocally and pointedly, for the Front Street site, insisting no other borough-owned location was as good for this use.Burnham, who is now on the Republican ticket for Borough Council, also continued to allege Menna and the council, all Democrats, were planning to ultimately sell the property, which they strenuously denied.Years later the tract remains borough property.Menna eventually convened the committee to look at potential garden sites and advise the council. The council finally decided the Marion Street site was the only workable one.“Everything has been going beautifully” at the site, Burnham said last week.Seydell noted that the contentious back and forth was “worth it in the end.”A lifelong borough resident, Seydell said that as a child, she and her father, Bud Riegelman, would use Fair Haven’s community garden when space was available. She cherished those experiences. “I think a community garden is a wonderful experience for everybody,” she said.Gardeners this season are growing tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplant, string beans and cabbage.“We even got some corn growing,” Burnham said.About a dozen members of Girl Scout Troop 1556 are growing vegetables and flowers, including sunflowers and colorful zalias, said Jenny Rossano, a troop leader.“It’s really nice to see them out there” and enjoying the work, Rossano said. She also hopes the scouts take away a lesson. “I hope they appreciate where their food comes from,” she said.“There is something about putting something in the ground and watching it grow and then it’s available to eat, or to give to someone that is so special,” Seydell said. “It’s an amazing learning experience.”“We want this to be more than just a garden,” Burnham said. “We want it to be an educational aid.”Garden committee meetings are held at the garden on the first Tuesday of the month.last_img read more

Leafs look to start a new winning streak against Spokane

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr,The Nelson Daily Sports EditorThe Nelson Leafs will be looking to get back on the winning track when the club plays host to the Spokane Braves in a Kootenay International Junior Hockey League contest Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.It’s the first meeting between the two clubs since Nelson ousted the Braves in seven games during last season’s KIJHL playoffs.The two teams enter the contest looking up the standings at the two front-runners in the Neil Murdoch Division — Beaver Valley Nitehawks and Castlegar Rebels.Expect the Braves (3-4) to be hungry for a win after Spokane lost 4-3 to Castlegar Sunday in the Lilac City. Meanwhile the Leafs (2-5) had a brief two-game winning streak snapped by the Fernie Ghostriders Saturday. “I don’t know what Spokane has but they always have a good solid team,” said Nelson assistant coach Jason Rushton.Rushton and fellow assistant Sean Dooley have been coaching the team while skipper Chris Shaw serves the final game of a three-game suspension. The Leaf coach and GM was suspended by the KIJHL for using “non approved — by Hockey Canada — players.Shaw was suspended after the Leafs played ineligible players in two games, Sept.18th against Grand Forks and Sept.19th against Penticton.“Spokane is generally a tough team at the start of the year so we just have to take the positives from this game (against Fernie), work hard and hopefully get some bounces,” Leaf veteran Gavin Currie said following Saturday’s game against the Ghostriders.Despite the record and playing on a team of young, inexperienced skaters, Currie is pleased with the progression the Leafs has made since the start of the season.“We’ve got some key injuries to some of the vets but you can see a lot of the D-men and forwards stepping up being huge players and just see them start to be more comfortable with their play on the ice and realize what they need to do to play at this level,” Currie explained.Next home game for the Leafs is Saturday, October when Golden Rockets visit the NDCC Arena.OVERTIME: Rookie Mitch Fowler leads the Braves in scoring with five goals and four assists for nine points. Rance Hughes also has five goals for Spokane. . . .Four players — Colton Schell, Connor McLaughlin, Gavin Currie and Nelson product Adrian Moyls — are tied for the lead in scoring for Nelson, each with six points. Schell leads the team in goals with five.sports@thenelsondaily.comlast_img read more