The Clothes Exchange is pleased to announce that Horny Toad® Activewear, a national outdoor clothing company based in Santa Barbara, CA, has signed on as an apparel sponsor for 2011.Horny Toad makes outdoor inspired, sustainably oriented clothing for men and women. It is committed to lessening its environmental footprint, and to making informed social and environmental business decisions. As an avid community advocate and activist, joining forces with the Clothes Exchange is a natural fit for the company.‘Giving back and helping others is part of our DNA. We’re grateful for the efforts of the Clothes Exchange and proud to be part of such a well-organized and community-oriented event that touches so many lives in Burlington,’ said Gordon Seabury, CEO at Horny Toad.The Clothes Exchange changes lives by exchanging clothes. The mission-driven social enterprise is built upon the simple idea of swapping clothes to raise money for local nonprofits. Since the first article of clothing was sold in 2001, the Clothes Exchange has raised $210,000 for nine Chittenden County nonprofits. This year, the Clothes Exchange celebrates its tenth anniversary.While the Clothes Exchange collects gently used apparel from the closets of well-dressed women, it also relies on donations of new apparel from generous retailers, wholesalers, indy designers and national brands.‘Our retail and brand partners, like Horny Toad, play a critical role in our success and we are grateful to have their support,’ said Leslie Halperin, founder of the Clothes Exchange. ‘Through strategic partnerships with local retailers, designers and national apparel brands, we are fortunate to receive thousands of dollars worth of new merchandise to sell at our events.’The Clothes Exchange sells apparel items at its annual event in May and at smaller pop-up shops throughout the year. This year’s main event will take place on May 18-19 at the Sheraton in Burlington. Proceeds will go to 2011 beneficiary Spectrum Youth & Family Services.Horny Toad’s commitment to the Clothes Exchange will play a powerful role in the success of this year’s events and fundraising efforts.To learn more about the Clothes Exchange, visit: http://theclothesexchange.org(link is external). To become an apparel sponsor, visit: http://theclothesexchange.org/tce/apparel-sponsors/(link is external).About Horny Toad ActivewearBased in Santa Barbara a few hundred yards from the beach, Horny Toad is a clothing company that takes fun seriously, celebrates the adventure in every day life (both outdoors and in) and always aims to do the right thing. The Toad culture is oriented around community, sustainability, and the outdoors. To learn more visit www.hornytoad.com(link is external) or call 800.865.TOAD.About The Clothes ExchangeThe Clothes Exchange is a mission driven social enterprise dedicated to turning clothing into cash for community benefit. We collect gently used apparel from the closets of well-dressed women and new apparel from generous retailers, wholesalers, indy designers and national brands and sell them at bargain prices at fundraising events that feel more like shopping sprees! Each year the Clothes Exchange selects a new nonprofit to partner with who receives event proceeds. In 2007, The Clothes Exchange became a Vermont-based Limited Liability Corporation, owned and operated by Clothes Exchange Founder, Leslie Halperin.March 2011 ‘ Burlington, VT ‘ The Clothes Exchange###
In 2016, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources discovered Nathan Horton trapping turtles in Georgia’s Lake Jackson, 44 miles southeast of Atlanta. He admitted to authorities that he had 1,000 active turtle traps on the lake. A year later, undercover agents met with Horton, who admitted to sending all of the turtles he caught to a person in California who exported them to China. In China, turtles are considered prized pets and a single turtle pulled from the wild in the U.S. can sell for hundreds of dollars. Wildlife officials began tracking shipments of turtles from Atlanta to LA and recently arrested Horton on federal charges for violating the Lacey Act, which prohibits trade of illegal wildlife. Great Smoky Mountains National Park receives “priceless” donation of Cades Cove artifacts The FAA says that the pilot reported experiencing weather-related problems before air traffic control lost communication with the plane. Park rangers heard an explosion and watched the Cirrus SR-22 fall to the ground. The plane was located about an hour and a half later and the passengers were escorted from the scene. The downed flight had planned to travel from the Donaldson Center Airport in Greenville, TN to Medina Municipal Airport in Ohio. Georgia man arrested for illegally trapping turtles to send to China On Thursday afternoon a small plane with two men on board crashed about a mile from the Mount Mitchell ranger station in North Carolina. Both men survived the crash, one was sent to the hospital with minor injuries. 2 men survive plane crash near NC Mount Mitchell Cades Cove, one of the most popular destinations in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, was once home to European settlers who made their home in the cove and, before that, a space where Cherokee Indians hunted deer, elk and bison. Today, the National Park Service preserves Cades Cove as it was during the time of settlers. In March, four men in South Carolina were charged in a similar case involving illegal trade of turtles over Facebook messenger. The ringleader received 27 months in federal prison. Just this week, the park service received what they call a “priceless” donation of artifacts from the great-granddaughter of one of the cove’s settlers. The donation includes a handmade dresser, a Bible owned by the family, and photos including wedding portraits. The items will be displayed at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend.
WEST Indies must try and win the Tests against England in four days because they cannot last five days, says legendary batsman Brian Lara.The three-Test series starts today at Southampton.The tourists have a strong fast bowling line-up but their batsmen average only 23.59 in 19 Tests since their most recent tour of England in 2017.“They have to be able to pounce immediately,” said Lara, who will be part of the BBC highlights programme.“England are not beaten very easily at home and are overwhelming favourites.”Lara, who scored a record 11 953 runs for West Indies in 131 Tests, said the series would depend on how quickly they can adapt to English conditions.“They have to hit the road running and stamp their authority on England,” said the 51-year-old.“I don’t think they can last five days, so they have to take these games in four days. They have to establish a lead and keep it.”The opening Test at Southampton and the second and third at Old Trafford will be played in a bio-secure environment and behind closed doors because of the coronavirus pandemic.West Indies have been in the UK since June 9 to prepare for the series.They are holders of the Wisden Trophy after winning 2-1 in the Caribbean last year, but have not won a series in England since 1988.“It’s going to be a series that’s watched all around the world and everybody is hoping to see a competitive series,” said Lara, who scored 34 Test centuries.“It would mean a lot to all West Indians if they could win.“If they play good cricket on the first day of the Test series, show they have the mettle to perform against England, that’s the key.” (BBC Sport