To the Editor:

To Our Friends, Neighbors and Customers:

As many of you know, Susan Selby passed away on Aug.10. Susan was the Shipping Center. And The Shipping Center was Susan. So it will come as no surprise that the business cannot go on without her.

Susan and her husband Richard, who passed away 10 years ago, acquired The Shipping Center and moved to Manchester 20 years ago. The Shipping Center provided the opportunity to serve the community and for the community to sample the wit and wisdom of the Selby's. They quickly made friends with generational Vermonters and newcomers alike. And when things turned tough for Susan, the good folks of Manchester came to her side in ways that few other communities on the planet could even imagine. For that, we will always be grateful.

Effective Tuesday, Sept. 4, The Shipping Center was merged into I Ship Express at 5018 Main Street. Owners John and Joy Alexopoulos are committed to carrying on Susan's tradition of friendly, impeccable service and look forward to meeting the customers who meant so much to her.

The Family of Susan Selby

Manchester