Plymouth Community Center Activities

Group Pickleball Mondays at 6pm
                                 Fridays at 10am

Open Court for Pickleball  –
Weekends.   Net provided.

Conasta Card Club. Sunday’s 2-5 pm

Please call Katherine Pingree with any Questions   802-353-7969

Leave a message if no answer. Thanks.

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Book Club info, Tyson Church reopening and recent property transfers! ~ Margo’s Plymouth report

Reprinted with permission of The Vermont Standard

5/10/21

Well, we have received rain that has helped with the extremely dry conditions.  You still need a permit to do any open burning, which is provided by Fire Warden, Joe Rebideau (802-672-5148).  I am glad that I didn’t put all my warmer clothes away because the temperatures have cooled down and the wind has kept things chilly.  As it warms up, the black flies seem to be making an appearance, so be prepared!


Isn’t it exciting to have our COVID case numbers coming down dramatically!  I think I heard that VT has the highest percentage of vaccinations in the country.  Of course, we still need to be prudent and cautious, but it feels like we can breathe again.  Perhaps you are aware of the Covid support offered by calling 2-1-1 or going to http://covidsupportvt.org/.  You will find information about counselors, wellness workshops and the crisis text line.


Join the discussion of the book The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia on Wed, 5/12 at 6:30 via Zoom.  It is quite a study of human nature and the many ways they we manage to defeat ourselves. Happy Birthday wishes to Amber Bergey (5/7),  Marcia Bender (5/10), BettyAnn Hayward (5/15), and Julia Baldwin (5/18)


Just to let you know, Tyson Church has just reopened and Worship is still at 10:30 AM on Sundays.  Zoom may still happen in  the near future.


Thanks Elaine for sending this listing of property sales from the beginning of the year:


2064 Lynds Hill Rd.        $385,000            Nick Kewley to Raymond and Alexandra Mattia
 

Hawk Spur Rd. 1.61 Acres      $8,500        Dian Friedman to Walter and Elizabeth Mills
 

879 East Ash Rd, Ledges 5       $290,000       Mark & Judith Fleming to Galen and Nicole King
 

Route 100, Lot D, 9.77 Acres     $44,000     Jeremy Michael to David Spears and Cynthia McCausland
 

5667 Route 100, 32 Acres       $71,500       Donaldson Acoustics to Brian and Heidi Van Reet
 

139 Upper Round Top Rd.      $217,500       Federal Nat’l Mortgage Assoc, to Scott and Sherry Jusseaume
 

790 Chapman Rd.         $625,000     Seymour and Judith Cohen to Kyle Jandreau and Leah Chapman
 

811 Salt Ash Rd.     $675,000  Tranquility Investments to Daniel and Patricia Bumgardner


Interesting foliage coming out of this tree.  Anyone know what it is?
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Select board meeting tonight about Lake Amherst, Coolidge Historic site reopening soon~ Margo’s Plymouth report

Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard

5/3/21


A new month and although we had snow flurries on Saturday, I see many signs of leaving winter behind.  My daffodils have weathered snow and rain and continue to bob their multi-colored heads.  Birds abound, but I understand hummingbirds have been seen, so it is time to swap out my feeders to accommodate these feisty little ones.  
Although the weather has been quite variable, on nice mornings I have been exercising and journaling outdoors.  The other day a chickadee landed on my knee.  Not sure who was more stunned!  It quickly flitted to the deck railing, but continued to look at me.  A messenger perhaps.


I wanted to alert folks to an important meeting regarding Lake Amherst.  Some of you may be aware that the dam that leads to Echo Lake is privately owned and apparently is in need of repair.  The Amherst water level has been lowered, meaning the several docks are now out of the water.  


Please note that today, 5/3, there will be a Selectboard meeting with Todd Menees from the Vermont ANR Rivers Program and Ben Green from the Vermont ANR division of Dam safety. Both representatives will be on hand to provide information on the condition of the dam, why the water level has been lowered, and possible courses of action.  This portion of the meeting will begin at 6:45 p.m.  Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89226538781?pwd=VUxMNFZwZFY3Ni9yVFRUcVdid044QT09


Good news, the Historic site is scheduled to open 5/29 and although it will be closed on Mondays, the hours for the other days will be -10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  According to Bill Jenney, the seasonal exhibit will be “The Roaring Twenties: Fashions, Fads, and All That Jazz!”, which will include the beginning of the modern era.  The 1920s had it all – The Charleston, Prohibition, gangsters, flappers, women’s suffrage, Charles Lindbergh, Charlie Chaplin, and Babe Ruth.  With the use of artifacts and images from the Coolidge Site’s collection, Vermont Historical Society, and the Coolidge family, this should be an incredible and uplifting display, made possible through the generous support from the Alma Gibbs Donchian Foundation.

Spring has sprung and there’s life once more in the air
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Notice: Collector of Delinquent Taxes Vacancy in Plymouth

NOTICE

The Town of Plymouth has a vacancy for the Collector of Delinquent Taxes. If you are interested in applying for this appointed position, please send your resume to the Town Clerk, 68 Town Office Road, Plymouth, VT 05056, or email it to clerk@plymouthvt.org. You can get more information from the Town Clerk-672- 3655. Resumes must be received by Thursday, May 13, 2021.

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Notice: Opening for a Lister in Plymouth

NOTICE

In accordance with 24 V.S.A. Section 961{a), the Selectboard of the Town of Plymouth hereby gives notice of a vacancy created in the office of a Lister.

The Selectboard is placing this 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.

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. Applications are due by Thursday, May 13, 2021.

Additional information pertaining to this 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.

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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 Larry at 802-672-3535.

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American Heart Association First Aid Class

Plymouth Emergency Services will be holding an American Heart Association First Aid class on Tuesday night, May 18th from 6 – 9:30 p.m. at the Plymouth Town Hall.

There will be a maximum of 6 students in the class.  Anyone interested in attending should contact Sue Poirier at spcolby@gmail.com

All students must be fully COVID19 vaccinated to attend.

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Quiet time in Plymouth, GreenUp Day info ~ Margo’s Plymouth report

Reprinted with permission of The Vermont Standard

4/26/21

Not that I was looking forward to the rain on Sunday, but we certainly do need it.  I notice that there is a fire alert because of the combined dryness and gusty wind.  I believe most people will be prudent enough to realize that burning would not be wise!  It looks like rain will be forthcoming during the week, however.

I still a few tiny patches of snow on the north side of my house where it came off the roof.  My supply of black oil sunflower seeds is dwindling, but it is nearly time to replace the feeder with the hummingbird one.  I was watching this morning, trying to see the red bird of yesterday that I wanted to identify, but only chickadees, nuthatches and a titmouse were in evidence.  The house and purple finches have gone elsewhere, so I think perhaps it was a crossbill.

It is rather quiet in our area at this time.  Ludlow seemed nearly deserted on Saturday.  A clerk in Shaws remarked that it was a relief!  Although spring cleaning and lawn care are happening, the Inn at Water’s Edge will not reopen until 5/14 and Echo Lake Inn will begin serving again on 5/21.

Although there will be no formal GreenUp effort in Plymouth this year, you can still get out there and help to beautify our roadways.  The green bags are available at the Town Office.  Able Waste will be accepting them at Fast Trash in Bridgewater free of charge for the next couple of Saturday.

Now, something for which to look forward – Both Coolidge State Park and Camp Plymouth State Park will be opening on 5/28.  Of course, as many of us know, Camp Plymouth has had many people enjoying the grounds all winter!

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Town meeting recap, Book Club update & a Spring poem ~ Margo’s Plymouth report

Reprinted with permission of The Vermont Standard

4/18/21


Much of the snow has disappeared on the driveway, but some is lingering on the decks.  It was so wet and heavy that I only cleared a path leading to the steps.  Simply staying put at home on Friday seemed the prudent thing to do and there are always indoor projects that need attention.  The black flies were just barely making an appearance on Thursday, so I wonder (hopefully) if this change in the weather has decimated their ranks!


The Town meeting attracted 6 people, plus 10 attended by Zoom.  Although fewer than 80 people voted in the election (30 were absentee ballots), all of the Town articles passed easily.  In the only contested seat, Mike Coleman was voted into the Lister position.


As usual we had a lively Book Group discussion. Girl with the Louding Voice provided some interesting information about life in Nigeria and the plight of women there.  We all were grateful for our lives here in VT.  The meetings will still remain at 6:30 PM, but the day have been changed to Wednesday.  We decided on the following books for the next three months:


5/12 The Chicken Sisters by KJ Dell’Antonia

6/9 The Girls in the Stilt House by Kelly Mustian

7/14 Surviving the White Gaze by Rebecca Carroll

Spring Snow

Birds return to the feeder as snow swirls

Then wind lifts daffodil heads with twirls

The ground that sprouted early green

Suddenly changes to hues of opaline

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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 Larry at 802-672-3535.

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