Good Neighbor Grants for Plymouth Residents

Do you know of someone in Plymouth who might need help with paying for health care needs?

The Ottauquechee Health Foundation funds Good Neighbor Grants for people who are unable to pay for their costs of health care and who live in Barnard, Bridgewater, Hartland, Killington, Plymouth, Pomfret, Quechee Village, Reading, or Woodstock.

We help fund:

  • Medical equipment
  • Mental health care
  • Counseling
  • Prescription medications
  • Dental care
  • and other health needs.

For more information give us a call at the Ottauquechee Health Foundation 802-457-4188 or check-out our website

All inquiries are strictly confidential.

Sherry Thornburg
Executive Director
Ottauquechee Health Foundation

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Friends and Neighbors Celebrate Plymouth Bounty Day

From Jen Flaster, Plymouth Press

It was a picture perfect day to celebrate the bounty of Plymouth’s craftspeople, bakers, businesses and local organizations that serve our residents. At least 20 different organizations participated at the first Plymouth Bounty Day held at the Plymouth Schoolhouse Activity Center on Saturday, Sept. 27. There were plenty of delicious baked goods, beautiful art and jewelry for purchase and great information on services for Plymouth residents from the Tyson Ladies Aid, Ottauquechee Health Foundation, Plymouth Emergency Services, The Current Bus Service, Prevent Child Abuse, Senior Solutions and many more.

Most of all, it was a great opportunity to visit with friends and neighbors in Plymouth. Thanks to Terry Bascom, Plymouth Activity Coordinator, for organizing this fun event. For photos of the day, view the gallery below.



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Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard


This must be animal week. Susan Mordecai & I saw a fox hanging around Hawk’s pool area the other day. He didn’t seem at all afraid. Then today I saw a bear cub scoot into the woods up the road from our house on Dublin Rd. When I returned home a bit later & started up our driveway, I saw first one cub cross at the top, then a second bounded over from the house side into the woods. They actually were adorable, but I kept wondering where “mama” was!

Interesting Select Board meeting on 9/15 with a presentation by geologist, Kristen Underwood reporting for the Lake Rescue Association about the erosion causing murky water in our lakes. I think it is common knowledge that Money Brook is responsible for much of the problem, but she also pointed out that Patch Brook contributes its share of silt. Although closing Patch Brook Road might ease the issue, there was no support for such a move by those present!

9/27 means 2 big events in Plymouth that should be lots of fun!. Plymouth Bounty Day from 10:00 – 2:00 at the Community Center & the BBC Auction at the camp on Lynds Hill with a preview at 9:00 AM.

Two of our families have been hosting Spanish students from Val D”Aran in the Pyrenees. The Dupont family has Ares, a 15 year old girl with them. Aran, also age 15, is with the Kowalski family. The group of 15 students & 2 teachers is visiting 9/4-9/21 & the teens have visited Burlington & Boston, plus other places of interest while in the USA. Since clothing is apparently less expensive here, they are stocking up!

Woodstock Emergency Services has asked that I let you know about their Open House on Sat. 10/11 starting at 10:00 AM. The address is 454 Woodstock Road. The fun includes Fire Truck Rides & chicken BBQ, starting at 11:30 AM. Tour the Fire Safety House providing Carbon Monoxide Information & free detectors. Have your blood pressure checked by Ambulance personal & enjoy the Woodstock police dunking booth! Door prizes, too.

Don’t forget to visit the Historic Site for Tuesdays Tales of the Notch with Bill Jenney & on Wednesdays enjoy Afternoons with Farmer Fred. Call 672-3773 for details.

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Coming this Saturday!

This Saturday, September 27th, from 10am – 2pm, more than 20 Plymouth residents will be at the Plymouth Schoolhouse Activity Center to share their businesses, service organizations, passions, and interests. Join us and —

• connect with a wide range of resources, interests, causes, businesses, and services that originate or serve us right here in our Town
• see demonstrations of art, baking, and alternative energy offered by your neighbors
• buy Plymouth based organic produce, arts, crafts, and health products
• learn about county and state based resources, and social causes
• visit our Historical Society
• tour our Schoolhouse Activity Center

Our list of participants continues to grow! Here’s our updated list —

• Farm & Wilderness Camp
• VT Snowmobile Tours – Backcountry Tours
• Snow Sneakers Snowmobile Club
• Willow Draws, multicultural art
• Plymouth Historical Society
• Good Commons
• Sandi Small, crafts
• Wyldon Fishman, solar cooking demonstration, home energy audit
• Robert Fishman, sourdough bread recipe
• Ottauquechee Health Foundation
• Mt. Ascutney Health Center’s Community Health Team
• Andrea Nickerson, Health Connect Navigator
• Senior Solutions
• Sarah Kaminski, Herbalife
• Plymouth Tree Works
• Plymouth Memory Tree
• Tyson Ladies Aid Society
• Bethany Birches Camp
• Laurie Marechaux & Victoria Wright, bronze metal clay jewelry & demonstration
• Peak Real Estate/Property Management
• Midge Tucker, Prevent Child Abuse
• Plymouth First Response
• The Current Bus Service
• Rodrick (& Katherine) Pingree, author
• Plymouth Notch Produce

Coffee and snacks will be available.

If you have a business, organization, hobby, or passion you want to share, you can still participate. Contact Terry Bascom, Plymouth Activity Coordinator – 672.5390 or

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Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard


A bit nippy lately! Tried to take the sailboat out the other day, but it was too gusty. l am hoping for Indian Summer – is that politically incorrect these days? A reminder about the Plymouth Cheese & Harvest Festival on 9/20 from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – fun for the whole family! For more info call 672-3773.

In honor of National Fall Prevention Awareness Day, Rutland Regional Medical Center is offering a free balance screening from 11 AM to 1:30 PM on 9/23 in its Outpatient Rehabilitation Department. Registration is recommended by calling 747-1840 or emailing Emma Wilcox at

Come to the Notch on 9/25 to hear Constitutional scholar, Kevin Ryan, from the Vermont Bar Association, tell the story of the United States Constitution & what it means today. Following the 2:00 PM presentation will be a time to look at resources that support civics education. This is a free program sponsored by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation. Refreshments will be served. More info at or 802-672-3389.

I am really excited about Plymouth Bounty Day on Sat, 9/27 between 10:00 & 2:00 at the former PES building – now the home of the Historical Society & the Community Center. We have contacted a myriad of agencies to participate & it looks like a number of local folks will be showing their wares. Come celebrate our community!

I am pleased to announce that Melissa Maravell will be singing for Special Music at Tyson Church on Sunday, 9/28. It is always wonderful to have her with us for our Morning Worship Service at 10:30. She will also be doing a concert at 7:00 PM on 10/3 at Church of our Saviour on Rte 4 in Killington.

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Plymouth Meeting Group to Host Local Author


WHEN: Thursday Sept 25th

6:30 PM

WHERE: Community Center (School)


             Discussion:   Lucy E by  Cassie Horner

Read about the indomitable Lucy and pioneer living in Vermont and New Hampshire during the mid 1800’s. Cassie Horner, author, is a resident of Plymouth and a descendent of Lucy. She will give a presentation about her book. Don’t miss this engaging gathering, even if you haven’t read the book.


                   For information: call Betsy @ 672-3179 or

                             email @

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Don’t Forget! Plymouth Bounty Day & Bethany Birches Benefit Auction!

The town of Plymouth invites you to two community events on Saturday, September 27.

First, Bethany Birches Camp, 2610 Lynds Hill Road, will host its 12th Annual Benefit Auction. The preview starts at 9 am, and bidding starts an hour later, at 10 am. In addition to the many items you can bid on, you can also enter for a chance to win a mini bike! Come enjoy a beautiful fall day at the top of the mountain while helping to support this camp, whose more than 40-year old mission is to help young people develop their relationship with God through a Christ-centered camping experience in a natural and nurturing environment. Proceeds from this year’s auction will help rebuild the camp’s Pavilion, traditionally the center of camp life.

Also, visit the Plymouth Bounty Day, a town-sponsored event designed to highlight and celebrate the diverse businesses, services, organizations, and passions of our town! Running from 10 am – 2 pm, at the Plymouth Schoolhouse Activity Center, 35 Schoolhouse Road (just north of the Plymouth Municipal Building on Route 100), our continually-growing list of confirmed participants includes:

  • Farm & Wilderness Camp – organic farm produce, and information about summer outdoor experience camps.
  • VT Snowmobile Tours – Backcountry Tours – snowmobile rentals & tours.
  • Snow Sneakers Snowmobile Club – Plymouth’s club for snowmobiling enthusiasts.
  • WillowDraws – multicultural art.
  • Plymouth Historical Society – safeguarding Plymouth’s story & historical artifacts.
  • Good Commons – your perfect place to relax – retreat – revitalize.
  • Sandie Small – crafts.
  • Wyldon Fishman – home energy efficiency audit, and a solar cooking demonstration (NY Chapter, American Solar Energy Society).
  • Robert Fishman – Robert Fishman’s nearly famous organic sourdough bread recipe.
  • Ottauquechee Health Foundation – supporting access to healthcare through Good Neighbor Grants to individuals and families, and Organizational Grants to community health organizations.
  • Mt Ascutney Hospital & Health Center’s Community Health Team – improving health and health care through community-based medical, social, and mental health services, and education and support programs.
  • Andrea Nickerson, Vermont Health Connect Navigator – providing information and assistance in signing up for Vermont Health Connect, Vermont’s Health Insurance program.
  • Senior Solutions (former Council on Aging) – providing a range of targeted social services to Vermonters 60 years and older, their caregivers, and families.
  • Sarah Kaminsky – Herbalife representative.
  • Mike Bagley – Arborist.
  • Plymouth Memory Tree – Plymouth residents offering confidential financial assistance to Plymouth residents.
  • Tyson Ladies Aid Society – founded in 1880 the Society established and supports the Tyson Library, funds scholarships for local students, and provides programs that benefit the community.
  • Bethany Birches Camp – helping young people develop their relationship with God by providing a Christ-centered camping experience in a natural and nurturing environment.
  • Laurie Marechaux and Victoria Wright – demonstrating and selling Bronze Metal Clay Jewelry. Future classes to learn how to work in this newest of jewelry-making mediums will be available at the Plymouth Schoolhouse Community Center.

All Plymouth residents, neighbors, friends, and visitors are welcome. Please join us!

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