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In order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to those who are most vulnerable in our community, the River Garden will be closed to the public until April 6th. At that time the staff will use the latest information from the Department of Health to determine if we should resume our regular open hours of Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cabin Fever Expo, which was scheduled for March 21st is postponed to a date to be determined. The Women's Expo, which was scheduled for May 1 is postponed to a date to be determined. We are also postponing all scheduled Brown Bag Lunch events until further notice. We will post a notification with the new date details as soon as possible.
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Dean Stadel

Dean Stadel

Dean comes to the Stroll Board with a rich and varied background in academics, fashion industry publications and competitions, business and community ventures, and legal studies with some early activism thrown in for good measure!

Dean is the Founder and President of International Marketing Solutions Inc. in NYC, a marketing and strategic planning consulting firm from 1985 to present. He is also the Director of Media Promotion and USA press relations for Mokuba Corp., Tokyo, since 2000.

His academic ties are primarily with Parsons New School for Design, with professorships in Japan and New York. He is also Current Emeritus and three time awarded member of the Board of Visitors University of Wisconsin, School of Human Ecology.

As a long time (Midwest born) NYC Brooklynite, Dean spent the last 40+ years spending as much time as possible at his home away from home in West Dummerston. Early last year he and his wife, and dog made the permanent full-time move to The Green Mountains. Hoping to pay their dues, and as a result lose identification with the term “flatlanders”.

Dean seeks out every opportunity to explore Vermont’s unique and glorious environment. He is now looking forward to actively expanding his involvement in Vermont’s culture.

“One of my definitive personal goals is to engage in and support community-based initiatives. Most particularly the Strolling of the Heifers and its existing and ever expanding programs. As an active member of the Executive Board I hope to apply my skills, experiences, and resources as determined by the challenges/opportunities at hand.”