Around town

WILLISTON — For the 10th year in a row, Lenny’s Shoe & Apparel, Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool teamed up to donate over $13,500 worth of socks and support to local nonprofits serving the area homeless. This fundraising event helps provide warm Merino wool socks and much-needed support to people experiencing homelessness, in preparation for the colder months.

During the annual Charity Sock Sale, Lenny’s pledged a monetary donation for each pair of Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool socks sold. Darn Tough Vermont and Smartwool provided boxes of socks to donate.

The organizations receiving the donations include the Community Health Centers of Burlington, the Good Samaritan Haven in Barre, the Samaritan House in St. Albans and the JCEO Foodshelf in Plattsburgh.


Central Vermont Medical Center

A boy, Owen Michael Arms, was born Aug. 20, 2020, to Julie and Brandon Arms of Plainfield.

A boy, Ramsey Sawyer Lucey, was born Aug. 24, 2020, to Mercedes (Byrd) Lucey and Michael Lucey Jr. of Barre.

A girl, Lailah Anna-Rose Avery, was born Sept. 1, 2020, to Ashley Horton and Joshua Avery of Montpelier.

Gifford Medical Center

A boy, Calvin, was born Sept. 3, 2020, to Katie Rogstad and David Narkewicz of Randolph.

A boy, Giuseppe Barthalomyou Turinetti, was born Sept. 4, 2020, to Williams and Carolyn (Boone) Turinetti of Randolph.

A girl, Jasmine Lily Grace, was born Sept. 6, 2020, to Kara Bagg and William Hajar of Northfield.

A boy, Holden Brewer Seering, was born Sept. 7, 2020, to Chelsea Ring and Jon Seering of Hartland.


WMAs honored

MILTON — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, along with supporters, allies and partners, commemorated a century of protecting and improving land in Vermont for wildlife species and those who care for them.

Department biologists led attendees on a guided walk through the Sandbar Waterfowl Refuge Wildlife Management Area to discuss and observe active habitat improvement projects such as prescribed burns, timber harvests, grassland restoration and waterfowl management.

The gathering recognized the key partnerships and funding sources that have contributed to the conservation of approximately 135,000 acres across Vermont’s WMAs since 1920, concluding with the acquisition of the department’s 100th WMA in Shrewsbury on Aug. 3.

Deer, elk importing

MONTPELIER — Hunters traveling outside Vermont to hunt deer or elk need to keep in mind that a regulation designed to protect Vermont's wild deer from chronic wasting disease remains in effect. Chronic wasting disease (CWD) is a fatal disease of the brain and nervous system in deer and elk. 

Vermont rules on importing and possession of deer or elk from areas with CWD and captive hunt areas or farms are:

It is illegal to import or possess deer or elk, or parts of deer or elk, from states and Canadian provinces that have had chronic wasting disease, or from captive hunt or farm facilities with the following exceptions:

- Meat that is cut up, packaged and labeled with hunting license information and not mixed with other deer or elk during processing; Meat that is boneless; Hides or capes with no part of the head attached; Clean skull-cap with antlers attached; Antlers with no other meat or tissue attached; Finished taxidermy heads; Upper canine teeth with no tissue attached.

Vermont's CWD importation regulations currently apply to hunters bringing in deer or elk carcasses from the following states and provinces that have detected CWD in either captive or wild animals: Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Saskatchewan, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.

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