The Norwich Times Family
A native of Dewey’s Mills, a former woolen mill town located in Quechee, Vermont, Jen MacMillen began her “good news only” publishing business when she started an employee newsletter for Gannett Outdoor billboard advertising company in 1988 in the San Francisco Bay Area just after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley. At the time, she had no big dreams of being a publisher. She did it for the fun of it! Today, she publishes four print journals featuring the “good people, good places and good things happening” in two communities in Vermont, one in Lebanon, NH and one in St. Petersburg, Florida. Seeing the good in people and sharing their stories is still what she does for the fun of it!
Her other life revolves around raising her daughters, Dewey (20) and Maisie (16), in Norwich, VT. In the few free hours left, Jen loves rowing on the Connecticut, reading her favorite, positive magazines, The Optimist and YES! and dreaming about the ways in which she plans to grow her business in order to inspire even more positive community!
Dewey MacMillen grew up in Norwich, VT before moving to Boston to attend Northeastern University, where she is currently a Senior. After having completed two “coops,” internships in Northeastern parlance, at EF Education First and NARS Cosmetics, Dewey self-developed a third with her mother, Jen! While she has no idea what she is looking to do after graduation (yet!) she knows that she has a love of fashion and sustainability and hopes to combine the two. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her sister, Maisie, hanging out with friends, and cooking. She has enjoyed the chance to observe her mother’s commitment to spreading positive news around the Upper Valley!
Julie Johnston is a freelance graphic designer and designs the layout of three of the four Village Green Publishing papers: the Norwich Times, the Lebanon Times and the Northeast Journal of St. Petersburg, FL. In addition to her graphic design business, Julie has enjoyed her role as stagehand for 12 years and on the board since 2004 at Eight O’Clock Theatre, the resident theatre company of the Largo Cultural Center in Florida. Her volunteer interests are Horses for Handicapped, Special Olympics, the SPCA, and high school drama troupes in Florida and California.
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