Copley Hospital

A girl, Charlie Julian Stark, was born Jan. 12, 2020, to Chelsea St. Louis and Ezra Stark, of Greensboro Bend.

A girl, Maeve Adelaine Gardner, was born Jan. 13, 2020, to Elias and Sarah (Robbins) Gardner, of Middlesex.

A boy, Alistair Dickson Blundell, was born Jan. 15, 2020, to Blake and Rebecca (Mikan) Blundell, of Hyde Park.

A girl, Agnes Alexandra Joan Collier, was born Jan. 15, 2020, to Benjamin and Kayla (Friedrich) Collier, of Hyde Park.

Twins, Emilia Anne Cary and Miles Paul Cary, were born Jan. 16, 2020, to Colleen Twomey and Robert Cary III, of Albany.

Gifford Medical Center

A girl, Laylah Lee Bonnie Guyett, was born Jan. 11, 2020, to Jazmine Pelkey and Anthony Guyett, of Randolph and Barre.

A girl, Wrangell Andreasson DiCicco, was born Jan. 13, 2020, to Peter and Sandra (Andreasson) DiCicco, of Duxbury.

Around town

BURLINGTON — MENTOR Vermont, in partnership with Comcast, announces mentor and youth mentee honorees of the 2020 Vermont Ambassadors of Mentoring Awards: Angelique Parks and Darcie (Mentoring at United Counseling Service); Bonnie Ferro and Kada (King Street Center’s Junior Senior Buddies); Carolyn Grodinsky and Lillian (Girls/Boyz First Mentoring); Dorothy Sacca and Charlie (Grand Isle County Mentoring); Evan Leontis and Dylan (The Collaborative); Laura Page and Kadence (Windsor County Mentors); Lisa Rees and Ohana (Milton Mentors, Milton Community Youth Coalition); Nathaniel Klein and Tanner (Middlebury College Community Friends); Terri Weinstein and Tori (Twinfield Together Mentoring); Zandra Cousino and Valkyrja (Monkton Mentors, Mount Abraham Unified School District).

MONTPELIER — Green Mountain United Way announces Julia K. Davis has joined the organization as Community Impact Program Manager. She will manage Green Mountain United Way’s program work, including Working Bridges, K.E.E.P. Financial Coaching, as well as Tatum’s Totes.

MONTPELIER — Green Mountain United Way was selected as a beneficiary of the Shaw’s “Give Back Where It Counts” reusable bag program for the month of January. For each of the reusable shopping bags purchased at the Montpelier store, Green Mountain United Way will receive one dollar; it was selected for this program by Shaw’s Montpelier store employees.

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says with more seasonal temperatures forecast, ice conditions should be prime to take advantage of the numerous ice fishing opportunities on ponds and lakes throughout the state. Always remember to check ice conditions before venturing out; at least six inches of ice depth is recommended for safe fishing. For more information, visit

Student news

Springfield College recognized the following local students for making the fall 2019 dean’s list: Beth Bigelow of Lyndonville, studying Human Services; Lindsey Muzzy of St. Johnsbury, studying Human Services; Walker Randall of Waitsfield, studying Emergency Medical Services Management.

The following local students have achieved fall 2019 academic honors at Clarkson University:

Presidential scholars – Hugh North of Stowe, mechanical engineering major; Emma Buonanno of Wolcott, biology major; Curtis Paul Gauthier of Williamstown, biology major; Elizabeth R. Laughlin of Williamstown, civil engineering/environmental engineering major.

Dean’s list – Logan Kennedy of Barre, aeronautical engineering major; Fletcher R. Chase of Johnson, mechanical engineering major; Isabelle L. Sullivan of Johnson, biology major; Jacob Cote Richardson of Lowell, aeronautical engineering major; Jordan MCL Patoine of St. Johnsbury, mathematics major; Kyle M. Hekeler of Waterbury, civil engineering major.

Eastern Mennonite University named Erin Beidler of Randolph Center, History major, to the fall 2019 dean’s list.

Local residents Brendan Magill and public policy major Alexandra Stetter, both of Montpelier, were named to the fall 2019 dean’s List at Hamilton College.

Kailee Atkinson of Stowe was granted fall 2019 dean’s list status at Lehigh University.

Ellie Bayer of Berlin, was named to the fall 2019 president’s list at Genesee Community College.

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, Vermont Student Assistance Corp. and 13 Vermont colleges and universities announce the 2020 Choose Vermont Scholarship Program, which will award $60,000 in scholarship money to students who commit to attend a Vermont school by June 1. Both out-of-state and Vermont students are eligible to enter. For more information, visit

CRAFTSBURY COMMON — Thanks to the generosity of a Vermont couple, Sterling College announce the establishment of the Hermit Thrush Scholarship, a four-year, full-ride scholarship being offered to two first-generation Vermont college students for fall 2020. For more information, visit

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