The Lebanon Times Family
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. She had no idea where this would take her because 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 and one in St. Petersburg, Florida and the newest one right here in Lebanon, New Hampshire! Seeing the good in people and sharing their stories is what she does best.
Jen lives with her teen daughters, Dewey and Maisie, in Norwich, Vt and therefore has no free time, but loves spending what time she does have with them and on growing her good-news-only publishing business.
Elizabeth Clark Craib
Elizabeth Clark Craib joined the Village Green team in May of 2017 to work behind the scenes in the main office in White River Junction, Vermont. She manages the details and logistics that keep things moving along for our publications. Elizabeth is a native Vermonter and graduate of the University of Vermont who is passionate about helping folks make connections within their communities. To that end, she has worked as the director of the Woodstock Area Job Bank, where she helped bring together people and jobs. Her extended background includes office administration, marketing, sales, public relations and fundraising. She is excited to be able to bring these skills together as part of the VGP team. Elizabeth lives in Hartland, Vermont with her husband and young son where she enjoys gardening, outdoor living and enjoying all that Vermont has to offer!
Julie Johnston is a freelance graphic designer and designs the layout of the Lebanon Times and creates all the ads which are not supplied by the advertisers. She has also been a 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.
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!