Ken Libby

Bunny's legacy: Ken Libby starts new scholarship fund in Stowe

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Ken Libby and his children accept a plaque in honor of his late wife, Joan "Bunny" Libby, for her dedication to the Stowe Recreation Commission and the family's donation to create the Joan "Bunny" Libby Recreation Scholarship Fund to help send children to the Stowe Recreation Program.

If you are interested in contributing to this scholarship fund, please contact Matt Frazee, Parks & Recreation Director, at mfrazee@stowevt.gov.

Information/photo credit: https://www.townofstowevt.org/

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Ken Libby

An excerpt from the Stowe Reporter:

In other business, the town [of Stowe] was donated roughly $50,000 for a new scholarship fund for the town’s parks and recreation department. [Go to 6:15 minutes @ Recording of 12/14/21 Selectboard Meeting via Zoom]

The Bunny Libby Scholarship Fund is named in memory of Joan “Bunny” Libby, who died in 2018 but who served on the Stowe Recreation Commission for 17 years.

The money is a rough estimate because it comes in a unique format: Bunny’s husband Ken Libby has donated 800 shares of stock in Exxon Mobil and, as of the end of November the stocks were worth $63.13 a share, or $50,504.

Libby said his wife was keen on making sure youth participated in recreation programs, “and if there was a kid who couldn’t afford it, she’d pay for it.”

[Board chair Billy] Adams said, in thanking Libby for the gift, “I’m usually not at a loss for words, but I am this time.”

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    Baraw family sells Stoweflake Resort & Spa

    Baraw family

    "I’m pleased to congratulate the Baraw family on the sale of the Stoweflake Resort & Spa after more than 50 years of ownership. The Stoweflake is one of the two largest resorts in Stowe with a spa ranked as one of the best in the United States. I loved working with them and the buyer, MCR.

    I’m excited to see the transformation of this property after MCR enhances the property with their planned 5-7 million dollar investment.

    Thanks to the Baraw family for allowing me to be your advocate through this transaction made very difficult by COVID."

    Ken Libby

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    The sale of the Stoweflake Mountain Resort and Spa was finalized on Dec. 23, 58 years after it first opened around Christmas, 1963. The resort has been managed for over half a century by three generations of the Baraw family. ... There will be no day-one changes, but planned renovations will likely occur next summer and the hotel management company hopes to unveil the new and improved Stoweflake in time for the 2022-2023 ski season.

    Read more in the news article about the sale of the Stoweflake property in the Stowe Reporter.

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      Stowe leadership at NAR convention 2021

      Ken Libby, Mike Hickey and Steve Foster

      KW Vermont-Stowe leadership at the National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Convention in San Diego on November 13, 2021: DSA Ken Libby, Vermont State President, 2022, Mike Hickey and Lamoille Area Board of REALTORS, REALTOR of the Year, Steve Foster.

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        Mike Hickey elected president of Vermont Association of Realtors

        Mike HickeyMike Hickey has been elected as the president of the Vermont Association of Realtors.

        He is an agent at KW Vermont-Stowe.

        “Mike’s professionalism, expertise and commitment to the real estate communities prove that in its 76th year of serving Vermont, the Vermont Association of Realtors could not have chosen a better person to lead us during these interesting economic and historic times,” said KW Vermont CEO Brian Armstrong.

        Hickey’s career began in sales in outdoor industries. He opened his own marketing company in 2006 and has managed several hundred campaigns for Fortune 500 companies to kitchen table start-ups. In 2016, he launched a new career in real estate.

        In 2020, he received the National Association of Realtor’s Green Realtor designation and Realtor of the Year award from the Lamoille Area Board of Realtors.

        This article was originally published in the Stowe Reporter on November 10, 2021. Visit the site, here.

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