Local restaurants & Calvin Coolidge Site opening and the upcoming Strawberry Festival! ~ Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted with permission by The Vermont Standard


By the time this goes to print, most of the Holiday Weekend activities will have come and gone. Hopefully the intermittent thunder storms will not have dampened the festivities.

Our restaurants are open and ready to serve delicious food. Bruce and Tina at the Inn at Water’s Edge are offering a SPRING FLING through June on Friday and Saturday nights with a 4-Course American Cuisine dinner for $25.00 Pre-Fixe and all bottles of wine are 50% discount. There will be meat, fish, and poultry items, but call 802-228-8143 for reservations at least 24 hours in advance.

According to Tom at the Echo Lake Inn, they will generally be open for dinner Tuesday – Saturday, unless they have a weekend function. Locals are encouraged to call 802-228-8602 for the Pre-Fixe special of $32.

President Calvin Coolidge Historical site will open on 5/25 for the season with a new special exhibit entitled Presidential Menagerie: The Coolidges and Their Pets. As is true for most of us, their pets played an important role within the family and produced several humorous stories.

Of course, this is also the time that Camp Plymouth State Park opens for the season and I imagine that camping is underway at our Calvin Coolidge State Park as well. The temperatures should be warming up any time now, so folks can enjoy the many facets of these pristine places. The wonderful community gathering for the Annual Strawberry Festival will take place at Camp Plymouth on Wednesday, 6/19 starting at 5:00 PM with the BBQ (Emergency Services) and famous strawberry shortcake (Tyson Ladies Aid). Tyson Church will be holding the 50/50 raffle, plus have a few special door prizes. Plan to attend!

I admit that I was surprised to learn that we have so many students graduating from WUHS this year. Here is the list: Angelina Amadeo, Bridgit Black, Dana Castro, Hartley Coates, Anna Hepler, Julia Kowalski, and Tim Rogers. Congratulations to one and all!


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Book Club, birthdays and an upcoming Tag Sale! ~ Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted with permission by The Vermont Standard


The weather still confounds me and I never know what to wear these days. I have not put my turtlenecks away & have used them several times this week. This morning Tom decided it was time to get out his summer clothes. Excuse my pessimism, but I am still not sure that is wise!

I wish I had taken a picture of the lovely strawberry cake that Teresa Ennis made for the luncheon on Thursday. Not only was it beautiful, everyone raved about how delicious it was, too! We sang a belated Happy Birthday to BettyAnn Hayward & an early one for Mildred Fitzgibbons. There was not much of Narda’s baked ziti left. Thanks to Nancy Hagge for making a salad. Nobody went away hungry, that’s for sure.

The Book Group is reading The Rent Collector by Camron Wright. It is both fascinating and heartbreaking to learn how others around the world are obliged to live and try to survive. The books can be checked out at the Town Clerk’s office. The discussion will take place at the Community Center on 6/13.

Our young people are busy these days. Both Anna & Calef Hepler are involved with Field and Track and Eve Cole has performed with Yoh Theatre. Graduation will be coming up before you know it and I will include the names next week.

A heads-up for the Town-wide Tag sale on Memorial Day weekend. Then before you know it, the Annual Strawberry festival at Camp Plymouth State Park will be here on Wednesday, June 19th. Details to follow!


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Plymouth Highway Dept Position Announced

From Sandie Small, Plymouth Town Clerk

Highway Department Position Available


The Town of Plymouth has an opening for a Town employee in our Highway Department.  A CDL is required.  

Please contact our Highway Foreman at 802-672-3535.

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No Yoga class until after Tag Sale

There will no Yoga Class this Sunday or next Sunday. This Sunday from 11am-1pm is the first drop off session for vendors of the Tag Sale.

The Tag Sale will be held on Sunday, May 26th from 9am-6pm.

There is still room for more vendors to join in the Selling!

Contact Lauren at lskaskiw@gmail.com for details.

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Email address correction!

In Margo’s last Plymouth report, Lauren’s email address was incorrect. To connect with her about being a vendor in the 6th Annual Town Wide Tag Sale at The Plymouth Community Center, please email lskaskiw@gmail.com or call 802 417 6895.

Thank you!

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Upcoming Town-wide Tag Sale! ~ Margo’s Plymouth report

Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard.


Dreary this Thursday, and there is not much more I say about the weather. I had asked friends returning from FL to bring some good weather with them, but for the moment, that hasn’t happened! Whenever there is a break and the sun appears, I leave indoor pursuits and head outdoors. By the time this goes to print, GreenUp day will have passed, but hopefully folks will have been able to beautify our roadways and warmer temps will be here.

As to the question posed by some after my mention of the snapping turtles teeth – I stand corrected. Obviously I did not get close enough to see into its mouth, but apparently it is the beak that does the damage. Their long necks and their powerful jaws are a cause for concern and the sites I visited suggested picking them up with 2 hands firmly on the shell, above their back feet. Care is needed to avoid their sharp claws as well. So, with that information & reading that they can weigh as much as 30 pounds, I don’t plan to be lifting any the near future and perhaps you shouldn’t either!

Still sorting out plans for the 5/16 Community Luncheon, so mark your calendar. Since I will be on the road very early on Friday morning, I need to submit my report now. By next time, I will have more news about the luncheon and also the new book selected by the Reading Group.

Don’t forget to consider participating in the 6th Annual Plymouth Town Tag Sale on Memorial Day Sunday; to be held at the Plymouth Community Center on May 26th. Contact Lauren at lskaskiw@gmail.com for details.

In the meantime, relish any hint of warmth and sunshine that comes your way….5ada51a3b5b54.image

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Second Annual Plymouth Community Spaghetti Dinner this Sunday!

By Sue Poirier
What can be better than breaking bread and twirling some delicious spaghetti on your spoon with your friends and neighbors on an early Sunday evening?  Share smiles, camaraderie, great food and celebrate the end of the winter with your friends and neighbors at the Second Annual Plymouth Community Spaghetti Dinner this Sunday, May 5!
The Tyson Ladies Aid again are hosting this fun event to be held at the Plymouth Town Hall from 5 – 7 this coming Sunday.  We’ll have spaghetti, meatballs, (marinara sauce will also be available), salad, bread, home made desserts, and beverages …all dished out by our fabulous Tyson Lady Wonder Cooks. Come early, stay late, end your hibernation and celebrate the stowing of the snow shovels and plows (hopefully…but it IS New England!).  The event is free but if you’d like to donate, all donations will be given this year to Plymouth Emergency Services to go towards community education projects. 
Any questions?  Contact Sue Poirier at 802-236-2683.  Hope to see you all there!!!
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