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State officials: Native turtles aren't pets


STEVE PARREN, WILDLIFE biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and long-time leader of the Vermont turtle project, holding an uncommon wood turtle. For the animals’ sake, he reminds Vermonters not to make pets of native turtles. Photo courtesy Molly Parren

MONTPELIER — Each year, Steve Parren, wildlife biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department, gets contacted about pet turtles people no longer want. Some turtles grow too large.

Dad's Night helps new fathers find their groove


PETER BURNS SHARES picture books with young children and models techniques for reading stories aloud during Dads’ Night at a Burlington nonprofit called “The Family Room.” Photo courtesy of Vermont Humanities Council

VERMONT — “Dads’ Night is about helping dads be comfortable as a parent,” says Josh Miller, executive director of the Janet S. Munt Family Room in Burlington’s Old North End.

Arts Beat for Aug. 5: Bread & Puppet is coming to Middlebury


BREAD AND PUPPET’S Circus will be in the Marble Works in Middlebury to perform “Diagonal Life” and serve up their eponymous bread on Thursday, Aug. 8, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Photo courtesy Bread and Puppet

Middlebury Underground will present Bread and Puppet Theater’s Diagonal Life Circus outdoors at Middlebury’s historic Marble Works District on Thursday, Aug. 8, at 5:30 p.m..

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