Sunday Yoga Class at the Community Center


Start the week with a Gentle Vinyasa Flow Yoga class, held at the Plymouth Community Center (35 School Drive, Plymouth VT). The class will leave you feeling relaxed, stretched and centered.

10:30am-11:30am, Sunday mornings

Cost: $12 a class or 10 classes for $90

All levels welcome, please bring your own mat.

Instructor Dawn Wetzel, E-RYT500

Email Dawn with questions or to learn more:


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Free Camp Day, and Strawberry Festival! — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard


There will be NO snow tubing at Bethany Birches Camp’s Open House day, but there will be lots of fun! Come get some!

Line up! Our Town’s annual Strawberry Festival is marching over the horizon! Don’t miss the party. That would be a real ‘Dave’ move.

Come enjoy a free day at Bethany Birches Camp on Saturday, 6/16 from 2:00 – 6:00 PM where you can swim in the pond, play games, meet the staff, and cook dinner over a fire – just like they do at camp!

Also, join the fun at the annual Plymouth Strawberry Festival on Wednesday, 6/20 at Camp Plymouth Camp Park on Echo Lake starting at 5:00 PM.  BBQ by Emergency Services, Strawberry shortcake by Tyson Ladies Aid, and the raffle by Tyson Church.  All these organizations work together to benefit the community. 

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Congratulations to our Graduates! And Summer Activities Begin! — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard.

Emily Dupont stars as Alice at the Paramount Theater, Rutland, on June 10, 2018


Here we are at the beginning of June and the weather has been delightful. Well, some think too warm at times, but just perfect for me! Today (Monday) is a different story. Perhaps the chillier temps will kill off some of the ravenous bugs, however.

School is winding down and for our local high school seniors at WUHS, a new adventure will be starting. Congratulations to Micah Cole, Andrew and Austin Crossman, and Emily Dupont. May the future be bright for all of you!

Speaking of Emily, come out to see her at the Paramount for her lead role in Alice in Wonderland. She has been dancing for many years and this performance will highlight her dedication and hard work. There will be two shows: 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Sunday, 6/10.

For those who might be looking for a better way, there will be a free backyard composting workshop at the Reading Town Hall on June 14 from 6 – 7:30pm. The workshop, led by VT Master Composter Cat Buxton is sponsored by the So. Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District. Workshop attendees may purchase a “Soil Saver” composter (one per household) for the heavily discounted price of $35 (suggested retail is $120) and a “Sure-Close” kitchen pail for $5. Please call or email to sign up for the workshop and composter/pail by contacting Mary O’Brien at 674-9235 or or Ham Gillett at 674-4474 or Remember that July 1, 2020 all Vermonters will be asked to keep their food scraps out of their trash!

Things are popping here in town! In addition to attractions at the President Coolidge Historic Site, Wilder House is open from 10 AM to 5 PM, as is the Cheese Factory, where you can visit the Cheese Museum upstairs and try some free samples, 7 days per week. Both State Parks are in full swing. Camp Plymouth on Echo Lake opens daily at 10:00 AM and is currently enjoying visits by local school groups, who seem to be enjoying the ice cream at the concession!

The Echo Lake Inn (802-228-8602) is open for dinner on the weekends this month and is offering a house beverage with their entrees. The Inn at Water’s Edge (802-228-8143) will be reinstating their dinner specials around the middle of June.

There are many birthdays in June, but I believe I also neglected to note Julia Baldwin on 5/18. This month: Sue Poirier (6/4), Tom Marrone (6/6), Matt Harootunian and me (6/14), Gwen Groff (6/25) and Georgianna Whalen (6/26). Congratulations to one and all!

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Tyson Library Opens; Coolidge Homestead Summer Programs Begin; Strawberry Festival Comes Soon — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard

The Tyson Library in Ludlow, Vt., is home to a wonderful range of summer reading material.


Well, more strange weather this weekend – rained when not predicted, then nothing when it was supposed to be wet! Looking around the country, however, we are fortunate not to have had heavy rain and flooding, tornados, hail, or spewing volcanoes! Plus the tag sale at the Community Center was mostly undercover, so a few sprinkles was not a hindrance.

Please note the passing of Ed Farmer on May 3rd after an extended illness. Condolences to his wife, Sharon. She was able to gather some of his tools and have a tag sale this past weekend with the help of her daughter and son-in-law.

They Tyson Library, under the auspices of Tyson Ladies Aid is open, basically from 10 AM to noon, Tuesday through Saturday. This tiny building houses an amazing number of books – come check it out!

Don’t miss our annual Strawberry Festival coming this month!

Our State Parks are open for the season. According to staff at Camp Plymouth, the black flies are waning and the water is chilly, but still nice. Don’t forget that the annual Plymouth Strawberry Festival will take place there on Wednesday, 6/20 with food by Emergency Services, strawberry shortcake and all the fixings by Tyson Ladies Aid, and a wonderful raffle by Tyson Church. This is a terrific way to gather with family and friends, plus meet new folks, as you support these community organizations that do so much for our town. Admission to the park is free for this 5:00 PM event.

Calvin and Grace Coolidge

The Coolidge Homestead is in full swing in the Notch. Don’t forget the “Grace Coolidge Musicale” on Sunday, June 3. Pianist Abigail Charbeneau and violinist Bozena O’Brien will perform Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major and other selections at 4:00 p.m. This 45-minute concert is free and open to the public; donations are welcome.

There have been some recent property transfers: 5/9/2018, 743 Chapman Road went from Janice Mathews to Denis Young for $177,500; 5/21/2018 78 Coopers Trace from William and Samantha Newcombe to Derek Lacks and Colleen O’Reilley-Lacks for $275,000, and 5/23/2018 1343 Salt Ash Road went from Cathleen Fitzgerald to Philip McKenna and Ellen LaPlace for $285,000.

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Summer Book Discussion

Book Discussion template protrait May 2018.

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Fire Department Quells Wildfire; Coolidge Homestead Opens; Town Tag Sale This Weekend — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard

Come to our Annual Town Tag Sale this weekend at the old schoolhouse Activity Center!


Variable weather persists, but we did need rain. It has been too dry to burn and we have seen what can happen when the burn ban is not followed. Our small Plymouth

Plymouth Volunteer Fire Department and First Responders provide essential services to our community. New volunteers are always welcome!

Fire Department needed lots of help to try to contain the brush fire that got away and scorched many acres. Thanks to the ten or so surrounding Fire Companies who aided in the effort to control the blaze. How fortunate that no houses were in harm’s way, although fire support was dispersed to several locations overnight in case the fire spread to nearby homes. It took until late in the afternoon the following day to bring the fire under control. Thanks also to all who lent a hand with water, food, other needed manpower.

Another successful community luncheon took place Tyson Church this past week.  Thanks to John Oliveri for the wonderful chicken, Nancy Hagge for a delicious salad and Kate Andrews for dessert.  Folks are encouraged to attend the Plymouth Strawberry Festival on 6/20, so there will not be a luncheon in June.

Please note that the book group will meet on Thursday, 5/24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center to discuss The Story of Land and Sea by Katy Simpson Smith. Join in the fun and also help to choose the next selection to be read!

President Coolidge Comes to Life

President Coolidge at the Education Center’s Museum

Get ready – the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site will open 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM on Saturday, 5/26 through 10/21/18. This year’s new temporary exhibit is The Coolidge Summer Retreats, 1924-1928, which looks at President Coolidge’s five Summer White House locations. Of particular interest is the head dress given to President Coolidge when he was made leader of the Sioux Nation, which is on display for the first time in Vermont, having been at the Forbes Library in Northampton since the 1920s.

Come visit the Site and enjoy the two museum shops, walking trails, the restaurant for breakfast and lunch, the sheltered picnic areas, and of course the luscious offerings at the Plymouth Artisan Cheese Factory. Make note of the various ongoing programs: Tuesday Tales of The Notch with Bill Jenney; Wednesday Afternoons with Farmer Fred including wagon rides; and Summer Thursdays and Saturdays at the Old Notch School—activities organized by the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation in the 1890 one-room schoolhouse.

I want to express appreciation for the wonderful retirement party that Tyson Congregational Church hosted for me at Bethany Birches Camp this past Sunday. The food was plentiful and delicious, Erik Johansson played three instruments and sang some of his wonderful songs, noting that it was Pentecost Sunday, plus there were many folks from a number of different churches who came to enjoy the celebration. The boys from the Windsor County Youth Services Home made a delightful card with a heartwarming poem written by one of the teens. I am grateful that many donations were received for the camp. A number of folks suggested possible places where I could volunteer with my extra time!

Some of us have already deposited items for the upcoming Town Tag Sale at the Community Center (the former Plymouth Elementary School on Rte 100) to be held this weekend – Saturday, 5/26 and Sunday, 5/27 from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Come peruse the array of offerings and chat with local folks at the same time!

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Drop off times for Plymouth Tag Sale

Drop off times for vendors of the Tag Sale~
Today (Saturday May 19th) from 11am-1pm and tomorrow (Sunday May 20th) from noon-3pm.
Final drop off time will be Wednesday the 23rd from 4:30-6:30pm.

The Tag Sale is one week away already!

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