The 2nd Annual Rutland Wellness Fair will be held at the Holiday Inn on Route 7 South in Rutland, on Saturday, November 2, 2002. The free event runs 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., plus free Gentle Yoga at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. WJJR Mix 98.1 will broadcast live from the Fair.The launch of www.rutlandwellnessfair.com(link is external) means easy access to the 2nd Annual Rutland Wellness Fair. The site includes Wellness Fair information for visitors, applications for wellness providers with professional credentials, and a call for Fair volunteers. Applications for wellness professionals applying for Fair space must be postmarked by August 1, 2002.“Our website makes it easy for Vermonters to find us whether they want to display, volunteer, or just check out the Fair,” notes Sheryl Rapée-Adams, President of the Wellness Alliance of Vermont (WAV), a nonprofit organization which produces the Rutland Wellness Fair and offers integrative healthcare access and information for the Rutland Region. “We’ll get more wellness information to more people than we could with paper-intensive mailings.”The 1st Annual Rutland Wellness Fair on November 3, 2001, drew nearly 1,000 visitors and represented the fields of acupuncture, chiropractic, herbalism, holistic medicine and podiatry, hypnosis, midwifery, natural foods, nutritional supplements, skin and body care, smoking cessation, sports medicine, therapeutic massage and bodywork, yoga, and more.The 2nd Annual Rutland Wellness Fair on November 2, 2002 will fill the entire Holiday Inn Conference Center. The 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. expo offers more than twice the space of last year’s Fair. In the speaker room, interactive presentations will begin hourly, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, starting and ending with Gentle Yoga.www.rutlandwellnessfair.com(link is external) is the central location for Rutland Wellness Fair information for 2002 and beyond. The website includes a directory of local wellness professionals, highlights from last year’s Fair, previews of the 2002 event, applications for participants and volunteers, links to wellness-related websites, and Fair sponsors and supporters, such as The Rutland Herald, Catamount Radio, and Adelphia Cable.www.rutlandwellnessfair.com(link is external) was created by former Middletown Springs resident Craig R. Smith, founder and Big Kahuna of Smithcraft. Fair organizers were attracted to the tasteful and attractive design of www.smithcraft.org(link is external), where Craig displays samples of his work.”I’m happy to help,” says Smith. “I think the Rutland Wellness Fair is an important venue for Vermonters to learn about different holistic approaches to better and more vibrant health. Besides, one of the organizers is my doctor!”For more information can call Sheryl Rapée-Adams at 802-775-0354.