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The owners and staff at La Peche Lingerie have launched The La Peche Lingerie Comfort Project to support front-line workers.
Quoting Mr. Rogers' "Look for the helpers," line, La Peche Lingerie is joining other lingerie shops nationwide to offer $25, $50 or $100 care packages for frontline essential workers.
"We are incredibly lucky to live in a community full of helpers," owners Katherine MacLauchlan and Julie Isaacs said in a news release. "From front-line medical staff to grocery clerks to the daycare providers caring for those essential workers' children, we are honored to live in such a compassionate place."
To send a care package, log on to www.lapechelingerie.com/comfort-project and add one or more packages to your cart.
"Let us know if there is anyone in particular you're thinking of, and we'll do the rest," according to the release. "The packages will contain an assortment of goodies at or around our cost and designed to bring a little joy to those helpers who are working so hard to support our community."
The business is looking for suggestions of businesses who might want to partner or groups that would benefit from care packages, contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manchester Rotary holds annual diaper drive
MANCHESTER — The Rotary Club of Manchester is sponsoring its third-annual Mother's Day Diaper Drive.
This year's drive is a little earlier than normal and that's because there is increased need now because of the isolation and uncertainty that comes with COVID-19.
"Being the mom of a baby becomes a daily heartbreak when there isn't enough money to buy diapers for the little one and that stress is magnified in these isolated, uncertain days of COVID-19," according to a release from the Rotary Club.
Babies can need up to 10 diaper changes a day that can lead to a monthly diaper bill of $100.
You can help these families by dropping off diapers and wipes to Cota & Cota, at 2332 Depot St., or calling 802-362-1941, and the items will be picked up from your doorstep and delivered to those who need them.
Manchester library hosts financial advisor
MANCHESTER — The Manchester Community Library is hosting a free webinar featuring financial advisor Rhonda Lathrop. The webinar will be held at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29. To attend, email email@example.com to register for the free 40-minute webinar. The library will send you login information prior to the online presentation.
The webinar, "SECURE ACT: New Rules to Help Boost Your Retirement Readiness," will explore The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act, which was signed into law on Dec. 20 and addresses a wide variety of retirement planning topics that applies to both individual and small businesses wanting to set up their own retirement plan.
The webinar will offer new ways to incent retirement savings in addition to introducing new distribution rules that may require reviewing your goals and strategies. The webinar will help highlight the advantage or benefit of the changes so you may determine if they
apply to you.
Lathrop has been a financial advisor and senior portfolio advisor. She earned a bachelor's degree from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College.
Dorset pond to get extra fish stocking
DORSET — Repairs at Goshen Dam will result in additional trout stocking in Prentiss Pond in Dorset, according to the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department.
According to a news release, Goshen Dam will have its water level reduced for safety enhancement work this summer reducing the size of the water body from 58 acres to about 18 acres and its depth to only about 10 feet.
"We believe that this year, the trout will be better utilized elsewhere, because with the planned lowering of water levels, we felt trout wouldn't survive well," Good said. "We're glad these fish will provide anglers with increased opportunities at other area waterways."
In addition to Prentiss Pond, the trout normall stocked in Goshen Dam will also be sent to Lefferts Pond in Chittenden, Smith Pond in Pittsford and Silver Lake in Leicester.
The department did not say how many additional trout Prentiss Pond will receive but Goshen Dam was scheduled to be stocked with 1,350 yearling brook trout that average 9 inches and 450 trophy trout that are 2 years old and average 13 inches.
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