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Gary Kent Ming, 69, passed away April 3, 2021, after a courageous battle with COVID. Gary was born in Island Pond on January 6, 1952, son of William and Beth Ming. After graduating from North Country High School in 1971, he worked in the family business for many years as a Polaris service technician and providing propane delivery. Prior to retirement Gary worked construction for JA McDonald.
RYEGATE — Ticklenaked Pond recently achieved a water quality milestone and was removed from Vermont’s List of Impaired Surface Waters after phosphorus levels in the lake showed consistent reductions over the last five years.
ST. JOHNSBURY CENTER — A local man is facing a criminal charge after pellets from a shotgun blast aimed at a Center Tower pond duck struck vehicles and a forklift that was being operated at the time.
Hildene educators have been busy creating four home study kits that children, eager to learn, will find both challenging and fun, from ponds to pollinators, indoors and out. Designed for children entering first through fourth grade, the kits are meant to spark curiosity and provide hands-on learning about the natural world. While supporting the Next Generation Science Standards, the kits provide opportunities for children to explore and make their own discoveries, while they are practicing skills such as asking questions, making careful observations, communicating outcomes and reflecting upon results.
WEST DANVILLE — A group of swimmers and paddle boarders traveled the circumference of Joe’s Pond’s largest body of water in West Danville on Friday morning as they participated in a Swim Across America Challenge, raising funds for cancer research and chemical trials.