Zutano, 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 CafÃ©Zutano, 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 –
Advertisement French reports say Arsenal have made a £70m offer (Picture: Getty)However, Pepe’s agent, Samir Khiat, appeared to troll the reports by saying: ‘Oh, really?’ when reacting to L’Equipe’s claim they had verified the transfer story with the player’s team.AdvertisementAdvertisementBBC Sport also claim there is no truth to the rumour, insisting Arsenal do not have the budget to complete such a big deal this summer.Pepe is due to make a decision on his future in the coming weeks after the Ivory Coast were knocked out of the Africa Cup of Nations. Lille are prepared to sell Pepe this summer (Picture: Getty)Only Kylian Mbapppe (33) scored more Ligue 1 goals than Pepe’s 22 strikes last season and his agent confirmed the forward had a number of suitors.‘The aim is for him to sign in the right place. PSG is a possibility,’ Khiat told French TV.‘Today, all parties need to reach an agreement. There are exchanges and discussions. He is wanted by a considerable number of clubs.‘For him the most important thing is to be wanted and to go to a good club in which he will play and continue to progress.’MORE: Arsenal submit £70m bid to sign Nicolas Pepe from LilleMore: 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 City Comment Nicolas Pepe is wanted by Arsenal and Liverpool (Picture: Getty)Nicolas Pepe’s agent appears to have shot down reports Arsenal have made a £70million bid for the forward.French media claimed on Saturday that Lille had received a shock offer from the Gunners, with Unai Emery desperate to sign a new forward this summer.A bid to sign Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has already failed and Arsenal fans were sent into a frenzy at the news of a huge offer for Pepe – who has also been linked with Liverpool.L’Equipe claim they had confirmed the original report from TF1 with the player’s entourage.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisement Nicolas Pepe’s agent casts doubt over transfer reports Arsenal have submitted bid Metro Sport ReporterSunday 14 Jul 2019 8:48 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link2.4kShares
…says 11 weeks later no wordSchool of the Nations Principal, Dr Brian O’Toole said that he is dissatisfied with the slothfulness of the Guyana Police Force into the investigation regarding his shooting.School of the Nations Principal, Dr Brian O’TooleO’Toole said that 11 weeks have since elapsed since two letters were dispatched to Police Commissioner Leslie James with information regarding the incident and he has not received a response.Speaking with Guyana Times, the principal said that it is worrisome that the contents of the letters given to a sergeant (name withheld) and the Police Commissioner were leaked to the media.O’Toole described the situation as “disgraceful” and pointed to the fact that he had a few months ago received one of the highest national awards by President David Granger and this is the way he is now being treated.He said that after making a public statement saying that the person who made threats to him prior to the shooting was flown out of Guyana, two detectives visited him and requested a statement.Police Commissioner Leslie JamesDuring the 90-minute meeting, O’Toole said the detectives asked that he respond to media reports that he knew who his shooter was.“I did say I knew the person that made the threats. He posted that he was going to blow up the school. There is no question that he was the one and he begged for immunity and promised to cooperate and give all information and was subsequently flown out of the country,” O’Toole said.Meanwhile, he noted that he has been interviewed by several media outlets in England, the United States and the Caribbean, who were all appalled at the pace and status of the investigations here. He explained that as a result of the shooting, which was highly publicised in local and international media outlets, overseas-based Guyanese, as well as foreigners, are now questioning the state of Guyana with respect to crime.Crime Chief Lyndon Alves on Wednesday called on the Principal of School of the Nations, Dr Brian O’Toole, to provide the police with the identity of the shooter.On Wednesday, the Crime Chief told Guyana Times that there were no new leads into the investigations and no new person or persons of interest as to who may have perpetrated this act.According to O’Toole, the lack of prosecution and delay in justice is due to the fact that the parents of the teen flew their son out of the country less than 24 hours after he admitted to being involved in the threats.On Thursday last, at the British High Commissioner’s residence in Georgetown, O’Toole stated that regardless of the professions of parents, they should not allow their children to pursue the wrong path and engage in such illegalities.On January 27, O’Toole was shot three times as he was returning to his Bel Air, Georgetown residence, hours after an emergency meeting with parents and guardians about violent threats on social media to injure students and teachers of that school.
Tags: Borussia DortmundGerman BundesligaHoffenheimRB Leipzig Dortmund starts the day just four points off the top of the log. (PHOTO/Courtesy)After going three games minus victory around mid-November, Borussia Dortmund have steadily picked form lately.And with the other sides in the top five inconsistent, Lucien Favre’s side have gotten themselves back into the running for this season’s Bundesliga title.At the start of match-day 17, BVB sits 4th on the log, just four points off the top of the standings.Three victories and two draws in the past five games have seen Dortmund collect 11 points out of a possible 15, the third-best record in the division in that period.They drew 3-3 with RB Leipzig on Tuesday in a game that they will feel they let three vital points slip away as they at some point comfortably led 2-0.However, it could have been worse for them. A Leipzig victory could have put Dortmund seven points off the top, a situation that would have been disastrous for the Yellow and Blacks’ faithful.The front three of Jadon Sancho, Marco Rues and Thorgan Hazard have finally clicked and look unstoppable at the moment.The three have scored 13 times in the last five games, contributing over 75% of Dortmund’s goals in that period.If they can have a good day away to Hoffenheim on Friday night, three more points could be on-card for BVB who would, in turn, climb into third, just a point off top spot for at least 18 hours as Gladbach and Leipzig play on Saturday.However, it will not be an easy contest for Dortmund as they come up against a Hoffenheim side that returned to winning ways last time out.Alfred Schreuder’s side had gone four games without a victory prior to Tuesday as they picked just a point out of a possible 12.Then went on to beat Union Berlin 2-0 away from home and will surely be motivated for their home fixture on Friday.They will however have to be without the influential duo of Ishak Belfodil and Swiss international Steven Zubar.Dortmund too has injury concerns as Rues along with Sancho is doubtful while Axel Witsel, Marcelo Schmelzer and Tomas Delaney are ruled out.Last season, both of their meetings ended in draws with the reverse fixture at the PreZero Arena ending 1-1.This fixture has not produced an away victory in six years and Dortmund last triumphed on Hoffenheim tuff in December 2012.All the German Bundesliga match-day 17Friday, 20-12-2019-Hoffenheim vs Borussia Dortmund @10:30pmSaturday, 21-12-2019-Bayern Munich vs Wolfsburg-RB Leipzig vs Augsburg-Mainz O5 vs Bayer Leverkusen-Schalke O4 vs Freiburg-Koln vs Werder Bremen-Hertha Berlin vs Borussia MonchengladbachSunday, 22-12-2019-Fortuna Dusseldorf vs Union Berlin-Paderborn vs Eintrancht FrankfurtComments