Natalie Handy

Community News Editor

Natalie takes care of the paper’s calendars, obituaries, and social news. She is always eager to hear about exciting community happenings. A 2009 graduate of Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans, Natalie earned a Bachelor’s in Media Studies, Journalism & Digital Arts from St. Michael’s College in Colchester. She did news and feature reporting for the college’s student newspaper, The Defender, and while at BFA wrote for The Mercury, the high school’s student paper. She has served a media and communications internship with Women Helping Battered Women of Burlington, and a social media internship with the Vermont Dept. of Liquor Control in Montpelier. She has experience as a public relations intern with Champlain & Heineberg Senior Centers in Burlington, and did online marketing for her family’s business, Handy Buick GMC Cadillac in St. Albans.

Email: natalie@samessenger.com Phone: 802.524.9771 (ext. 109)

Stories by Natalie Handy:

An attendant at Franklin County Humane Society holds two kittens rescued yesterday when they were abandoned along County Road in St. Albans Town.

Discarded cat, kittens part of a trend

ST. ALBANS TOWN — A large box holding 11 kittens and one adult cat was found on the side of County Road here on Monday evening, according to St. Albans Town Animal Control Officer Dave McWilliams. “This kind of thing … Read more

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The St. Albans Food City managers, left to right, Rhonda Rollo, Tom Hakey, Hal Porter, Tracy Lowell, Michael Daneau and Jarrod Stuart show off the new produce cases after the storewide renovations Jan. 14.

Development: Food City invests heavily in store

ST. ALBANS CITY — Food City, located in The Switchyard shopping center on Lake Street, has recently undergone a major store makeover, and its owner and chief executive officer, Zak Sclar, is excited about the outcome. According to Sclar, approximately … Read more

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Sold on partnership

ST. ALBANS — The Franklin-Grand Isle Community Partnership has continued meeting long after a loss of state funding led to the end of similar group sessions in other areas of the state. In fact, its members are so sold on … Read more

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