July 2nd, 2014
MONTPELIER — Vermont’s lottery for moose hunting permits closed June 17, but there’s one more opportunity to get a permit for this fall’s moose hunt. Vermont’s auction for five moose hunting permits is open until 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 14.
Auction winners will hunt in one of several wildlife management units (WMUs) open to moose hunting and choose to hunt during the Oct. 1-7 archery season, or in the Oct. 18-23 regular season.
NEWPORT, R.I. — Brian A. Gebo, the son of Valli Gebo of Vergennes, Vt., has been promoted to the rank of captain in the U.S. Navy.
Gebo is currently serving as a student at the Naval Command College, U.S. Naval War College, Naval Station Newport, R.I. He has served in the military for 22 years.
WOODBURY — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is offering a New Instructor Training Course for people interested in volunteering to teach Hunter Education, Trapping Education or Bowhunter Education courses in Vermont.
The course will take place starting at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 18, and will go through the afternoon of Saturday, July 19. It will be held at Vermont Fish & Wildlife’s Green Mountain Conservation Camp at Buck Lake in Woodbury.
After my first day of kindergarten in September of 2000, I got off of the school bus and exclaimed to my mother, “I saw parts of Ferrisburgh that I have never seen before.”
We finally did it: We hired someone to clean the house.
This was a move my husband had been suggesting for years, mostly as an alternative to having to pitch in more himself. But I wouldn’t consider it.
I’ve always had this idea that people who hire house cleaners are not like us. They buy furniture new. They own the kind of rugs that must be insured. To them, “winter” is not a season, it’s a verb meaning something you do somewhere much farther south.
VERGENNES — A Vergennes resident who brought home four gold medals from the recent regional track and field championships has in the process qualified to compete in the nationals next week.
Ron McConnell won four gold medals in the USA Track and Field Eastern Regionals meet on June 21 at the University of Albany.
MIDDLEBURY — A women’s invitational golf tournament hosted on Saturday by the Ralph Myhre Golf Course produced ties for first place on top of both the first and second flights for both the low gross and low net scores. In all, 28 competitors from Ralph Myhre and eight other courses teed off on June 28.
Tying for the low gross in Flight One were Pam Mcguire from Ralph Myhre and Ann Jorgensen from Saratoga, both of whom shot 80.
This week’s writer is Kim Greenwood, the Vermont Natural Resources Council’s water program director/staff scientist.
The Vermont Gas Systems’ proposal to build a gas pipeline in Chittenden and Addison counties has come under criticism, and rightly so, for a variety of reasons.