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It’s almost time to get your blankets ready for the drive-in movies

David Tomaszewski, of #RandolphVT, right, and David Aiken, of #BethelVT, dig #holes for new supports for the Bethel Drive-In sign in Bethel, on Tuesday. Tomaszewski, who has run the drive-in theater for three years and runs the Playhouse movie theater in Randolph with his wife, convinced Aiken, a neighbor of the #drivein, to grab a #shovel and help him with the work. "I woke up this morning and said, oh (shoot), it's May 1 and opening weekend is Memorial weekend." 🔹 More staff photography at www.vnews.com/photos. 🔹 (Valley News – James M. Patterson @james.m.patterson) #uppervalley #upval #vnewsuv #vermont #driveinmovies #movies #theater #work #spring #springtime #may #neighbors #friends #sliceoflife #gettingready #sign #oldsign #📽

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Gone fishin’: Someone’s trying to hook the Bethel trout

On Sunday, Valley News staff photographer James M. Patterson noticed the hook dangling in front of the mural that was designed by Mary Lacy.

No word what kind of bait that is — one of the Upper Valley’s aggressively wiggling crazy snake worms, perhaps?

A fish hook with a worm has appeared on the trout mural on Route 107 in Bethel, Vt, Sunday, April 15, 2018. (Valley News – James M. Patterson) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

BTW, here’s a scene from August on the @vnewsuv Instagram, when the Mary Lacy mural was getting installed!

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The virtual suggestion box is open for names for the new merged Bethel and SoRo school district

The South Royalton School Student Council hosted a debate between former state Rep. David Ainsworth, R-Royalton, left, and Rep. Sarah Buxton, D-Tunbridge in the rematch for their two-town seat in South Royalton, Vt., on October 24, 2016. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Shared by the South Royalton School Facebook page:

Click here to take the survey. Officials say the name “should be an all encompassing name intended for both buildings/campus,” such as the “Green Mountain School District.”

RELATED: Royalton, Bethel Agree To Merger

Video: Watch the Mary Lacy fish mural in Bethel come to life

NEATO!

And, ta-da, one part of the finished product (there are four fish in total):

Kevin Barry, of Barnard, Vt., right, playfully challenges Lindley Brainard, of Bethel, Vt., to a duel with their cordless drills while working on one of four trout murals by artist Mary Lacy, of Burlington, Vt., on a retaining wall in Bethel on Aug. 21, 2017. Barry and Brainard drilled nearly 200 holes to attach the murals in a manner approved by the Vermont Agency of Transportation. Lacy and the volunteer crew are finishing the installation this week on the wall, built in 1940. “It’s no longer the ugliest wall in Vermont,” Barry said. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

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