Snow Camps at Bethany Birches ~ Margo’s Report

1/9/19

As I am writing this on Wednesday night, it is still snowing. We didn’t receive the rain here in Tyson that folks on the other side of Rte 100 did, but I did clear a foot of snow this morning and more as darkness was descending. It certainly is beautiful and this should make snow enthusiasts happy!

Speaking of enjoyable snow-related activities, here is the listing of upcoming Snow Camps at Bethany Birches (802-672-5220):

January 25-27 Summit Winter (Grades 9-11):

February 1-3 Polar Bear (Grades 7-9):

February 8-10, Bobcat (Grades 3-6)

February 16-19 Lynx A (Grades 4-7)

February 23-26, Lynx B (Grades 4-7):

Also, properties are moving again in town – here are the latest transfers:

Amherst Inn # 32 $7,500 Inn Assoc. to Hawk Resorts International, LP

684 Dix Hill Rd. $239,400 Scott Remainder Trust II to Douglas & Melissa Hick Dix Hill Rd., land 10 acre $45,600 Celeste Burns to Douglas & Melissa Hick

934 East Ash Rd. ledges # 15 $125,000 Andes Hess to Pamachama, LLC

228 Birch Landing # 26 $250,000 Brian McElligott to Coastal Blue Windsor I, LLC43586578_2225458490858678_7604647189964390400_n

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Family Fun Day at Bethany Birches Camp! — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard

Winter Ice Rink at Bethany Birches Camp

1/4/19

Having trouble remembering to write 2019! It seemed like there were even more folks up for the Holiday season than ever this year. I have heard mixed reviews on ski conditions, but having a good base and cold temps have led to snowmaking to add to the coverage. We received snow so early and now only a dusting here and there. It mainly serves to cover up the ice on driveways and in parking lots, where it is slippery, so be careful. I use grippers just to get from my house to the garage!

I am sure there will still be lots going on at the Bethany Birches’ annual free Winter Family Fun Day on Sat 1/12.  It is hoped that the usual activities (tubing, skating, skiing) will take place, but fireside sitting, chatting, and games will certainly be offered. Go to http://www.bethanybirches.org/wffd for pics, more details and to let them know you plan to attend, so they plan for lunch! Snow camps will be starting at the end of the month and I will include details next time.

It is still undetermined when yoga will start again at the Community Center, but hopefully it will be soon. Don’t forget that Plymouth residents can use the Activity Room for meetings, gatherings and classes. Contact Lauren at lskaskiw@gmail.com or call (802 417 6895).

Lauren is planning another Date Night childcare on Saturday 1/19 from 4-8 pm at the Plymouth Schoolhouse at the Community Center. Cost is $20 per child for ages 3 and above. Please pack your child’s dinner and since space is limited, RSVP in advance.

Plans are being made for the Community Luncheon on Thursday, 1/17 at 11:30 AM downstairs at Tyson Church. We already have an offer for dessert and will be reaching out for help with the rest of the meal. It is always nice to mingle with friends and neighbors, while enjoying a wholesome meal and lively conversation. Mark your calendars!

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Public Hearing Notice

The Selectboard of the Town of Plymouth will hold a hearing on the proposed adoption of the new Plymouth Town Plan on February 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm at the Plymouth Municipal Auditorium. The Selectboard will accept comments at this Public Hearing. The purpose of the Plymouth Town Plan is to provide services and facilities that meet the education, public safety, and health of residents; to guide industrial and commercial development in an appropriate scale of the Town; to preserve open space and rural character; to protect agricultural and forestry land uses; to provide orderly development in village areas; and to conserve natural areas. The proposal covers all lands within the Town of Plymouth. Full copies of the draft Town Plan are available from the Plymouth Town Clerk.

Dated 1/30/2019

Plymouth Selectboard

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Public Hearing Notice

The Planning Commission of the Town of Plymouth will hold a hearing on the proposed revision of the Plymouth Town Plan on January 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm at the Plymouth Municipal Auditorium. The Planning Commission will accept comments at this Public Hearing. The proposal covers all lands within the Town of Plymouth. Full copies of the draft Town Plan and maps are available from The Plymouth Town Clerk and on the Town website. Below is a summary of the proposal.

  • Data and figure updates, changes, and revisions added throughout the Plan
  • New goals, policies to support these goals, and recommendations for those policies were created throughout this Town Plan
  • Utilities and Facilities
    • Information about improvements and future needs was updated
  • Economic Development
    • This is a new chapter that contains data, goals, policies and recommendations
  • Natural Resources, Scenic Resources, Historic Resources, and Flood Resilience
    • This chapter now addresses flood resilience.
    • Language was added tp support the protection of critical wildlife habitat and forest blocks.
  • Energy Planning and Conservation
    • New energy data was added and chapter expanded.
  • Community Health and Wellness
    • This new chapter addresses health in Plymouth.
  • Implementation
    • More language regarding Plan implementation was added.
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NOTICE OF LISTER POSITION

NOTICE

In accordance with 24 V.S.A. § 961(a), the Selectboard of the Town of Plymouth hereby gives notice of a vacancy created by the resignation in the office of a Lister effective immediately.

The Selectboard is placing an advertisement requesting interested individuals to be interviewed to fill this vacancy.  The person appointed will serve until a Town election is held for said position in 2020.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit your resume to the Town Clerk, 68 Town Office Road, Plymouth, VT  05056 or by emailing same to clerk@plymouthvt.org  at your earliest convenience.

Additional information pertaining to the NOTICE and its contents may be obtained by contacting the Town Clerk, 802-672-3655 during normal office hours – Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 PM.

Dated this third day of January 2019

Ralph Michael, Selectboard Chair

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Yoga Resumes in January

Yoga classes will resume in January at The Plymouth Community Center.

Exact date to be determined.

Happy Solstice!

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Marking the Christmas Season — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard

12/13/18

Local Children helped light the Memory Tree at the Plymouth Community Center

I am writing this on a frigid morning. Hope that folks are staying cozy and warm. I want to thank everyone for their prayers and well-wishes for Tom, plus their visits. He came through his bypass surgery well and may even be able to come home on Friday. Justine continues to maintain things at home when I am at the hospital – cat care, mail, bird-feeder. Having no recent snow storms has been helpful, but a big thank you to Steve Radonis for all of his shoveling a couple of weeks ago.

I am disappointed that we will not be able to have a Community Luncheon in December. All of our wonderful volunteers are busy with Holiday plans and I will need to be with Tom while he recuperates. We will plan on a nice luncheon on the 3rd Thursday in January!

Plymouth residents remember family and friends at the Memory Tree lighting ceremony.

Thanks to Jen Flaster for sending the pictures of the Memory Tree Celebration on 12/9. All ages were in attendance for this community gathering. Another opportunity for celebrating this Holy season will be at the Christmas Candlelight Service to be held at Tyson Church on Sunday, 12/23 at 5:30 PM. Erik Johansson will be there, providing his wonderful music. Please note the earlier time this year!

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