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Soccer Shoot

BARRE — Barre Lodge of Elks #1535 will host a youth Soccer Shoot at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at Tarquinio Field (Farwell Street) Barre. The event is free with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. All shooters must be accompanied by an adult. Winners will represent Barre Lodge at the State Shoot in St. Albans. For more information, email

MHS Class of 1954

MONTPELIER — Eighteen of the 82 Montpelier High School Class of 1954 graduates gathered Friday, Aug. 23, at the Ethan Allen Room of the Capitol Plaza in Montpelier. Robert McLeod was emcee, Jim Barrett gave the invocation and Roy Kelley provided the music.

Classmate Paul LaRose, of Barre, presented attendees with wooden name tags with yearbook pictures and wooden foot massagers wrapped with a poem “We Are Survivors!” made at his company, LaRose Custom Millworks, as keepsakes.


Copley Hospital

A boy, Zane Lee Currier, was born Aug. 19, 2019, to Cassi Holbrook and Shawn Currier, of Eden.

Gifford Medical Center

A boy, Charlie Carter McKearney, was born Aug. 16, 2019, to Christina Allen and Jeremy McKearney, of Bethel.

A girl, Elizabeth Claire Feiler, was born Aug. 17, 2019, to Clayton and Alicia (Morgan) Feiler, of Barre.


A girl, Bentley Rose Austin, was born July 23, 2019, to Haley Austin, of Barre.

A boy, Bennett Michael Powers, was born July 28, 2019, to T.J. and Kim (Perrigo) Powers, of Williamstown.

A boy, Sawyer Joseph Moore, was born Aug. 5, 2019, to Kevin and Melinda (Grover) Moore, of Hardwick.

A boy, Preston Michael Cote, was born Aug. 12, 2019, to Elizabeth and Marshall Cote, of Barre.

A girl, Alia Maria, was born Aug. 23, 2019, to Christina Michaud, of Northfield Falls.

A boy, Liam James Mackenzie, was born Aug. 24, 2019, to Anna Mackenzie, of Montpelier.

A girl, Millyanah Maurice, was born Aug. 26, 2019, to Brooke Dery and Garret Maurice, of Orange.

A boy, Kayden Taber Merchant, was born Aug. 26, 2019, to Chantal Lefevre and Parker Merchant, of Waterbury.

Four Winds Nature Institute

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Based in Chittenden and founded in 2006, the Four Winds Nature Institute is a nonprofit organization that supports community-based natural science education and research for people of all ages with hands-on natural science lessons.

In the upcoming school year, approximately 1,520 volunteers and 14,250 elementary school students in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York and Maine will participate in the Nature Program. In Washington County, the following schools are enrolled: Calais Elementary School, Doty Memorial School, Fayston Elementary School, Rumney Memorial School, Thatcher Brook Primary School, Union Elementary School and the Warren School.

For more information, email

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