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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!

RELATED:

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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More murals by Burlington artist Mary Lacy

If you saw this great photo by Geoff Hansen in the paper the other day and want to see more work from Mary Lacy …

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.

… check out her Instagram! A sampling below.

Black chinned hummingbird and New Mexico wildflowers in Gallup, NM. Number 8 on the #marylacymuraltour. Coordinated w help from @tdk835 @amjad__mj and @jacquelinemkoh from @beautifyearth . Unfortunately I am not continuing onto the next mural, but heading home as I’m a little banged up 🤕. There’s one more mural back in Bethel, VT so still planning to finish this tour 9-1. And considering each mural was a battle and a half full of logistics/emails/phones/permits/research/craziness/problems/solutions …. I’ll take it w pride :). ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #marylacy #buckettrucktour #beautifyearth #gallupnm #gallup #newmexico #blackchinnedhummingbird . Paint from Day 1 to Day Now, by @benjaminmoore #benjaminmoore . Also major thanks to @tdk835 for helping out the broken painter with those Goldpoppies :):)

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I am Home ! And staying for a while :). Photo from May 2015- 2 years ago…. Cray-Z!

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Painting this one indoors on parachute paper that will then be installed on the outside of @creativekids.olo . Instead of my usual animal, I am painting an #alebrije animal, a brightly colored Mexican folk art sculpture of a fantastical creature. It’s a three part collaboration between me, about 40 kids, and this Alebrije style I’ve been learning about from Creative Kids here in El Paso. As for the patterns on top of the shapes, I’m takin on most of the head and belly and then the 40′ of tail feathers (not pictured) are fair game for all these kiddos. #marylacymuraltour #elpasotx #creativekids #eagleroosterdragonfly #alebrijes . Paint still and always #benjaminmoore . @wyliegarcia I had you on my mind today painting all those swirlpatterns :)!

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Alligator in town. #marylacymuraltour #newiberia #louisiana #buckettrucktour #alligator

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