Sunday Morning Yoga Returns; Ludlow Elementary Hosts Harvest Fair; Community Luncheon This Week — Margo’s Plymouth Report

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Emily Dupont, who stared as Alice at the Paramount this last Spring, attends Nutmeg Conservatory in CT this Fall.

9/16/18

Although there has been a hint of fall in the air, the recent warm sunshine has been delightful, so I hope that everyone has been able to get outdoors to enjoy it!

Yes, the Community Luncheon at Tyson Church will be taking place this Thursday, 9/20 at 11:30. Thanks to folks for jumping in to provide yummy 4 cheese and pasta, chicken salad, green salad and dessert. All are welcome.

I am pleased to be able to share news about our own Emily Dupont, who is well known for her amazing dance talent. In July she even shared her skills with local youngsters at Pentangle. For the second summer in a row, she participated at The Nutmeg Conservatory for the Arts in Torrington, CT and has now enrolled in their Year Round Post High School Program, while also taking courses through CCV. To help cover expenses, she has become an RA there. If anyone would like to encourage Emily in her endeavors, please consider donating on her behalf to The Nutmeg: 58 Main Street; Torrington, CT 06790 so that she can continue her program.

Start the week right! Join Sunday Morning Yoga with Dawn!

I understand that Sunday morning Yoga classes with Dawn will be resuming at the Community Center on 9/22 at 10:30. the cost is $12 per class or $90 for 10 classes. So, bring your mat and join in.

Get ready for the Ludlow Elementary School Parent-Teacher Group Harvest Fair on the front lawn of Black River High School on Saturday, 9/29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event includes local vendors, artisans and crafters, a “teacup” raffle, bake sale and live music. The PTG will also be running their inaugural “Donkey Doo Bingo.” Plan to attend since it will be held rain or shine.

The housing market seems to have picked up lately. Here are some of the latest sales: 343 Dublin Rd. $166,900, Andrew and Tara Hodgkins to William Kelly and Sherrie Ober; 1042 Dublin Rd. $80,000, William English and David McCarthy to Robert McGann and Barry Johnson; 1631 Hale Hollow Rd. $2,500 (1.13 Acres) Samuel Giddings and Cheryl Davis to Jeffrey and Paige Gehris; 846 Quarry Rd. $187,000 David Crandall to Patrick and Laurel Brandon; 1723 Hale Hollow Rd. $1,150,000 Jeffrey and Paige Gehris to Mark and Tina Fletcher; 911 Messer Hill Rd. $307,000 Eric Johnsen to Danielle Dell’Olio, Tanya Hahnel, and Ryan Diloreti; 1226 East Ash Rd. $102,500 Paul and Grace Beattie to William and Kim Morrissey; Grand View Lodge Rd., Unit C $76,200 Geoffrey Green to Jonathan Green; 2192 Lynds Hill Rd. $331,000 Nigel Hollis and Jill Davies to Tadeusz and Katarzyna Bebenek; 11 Blueberry Ledge Ridge Lane, # 4 $140,000; David and Eileen Clark to Boris and Claudia Rogoff; 501 Hawk Spur Rd., $90,000; Estate of Janet McKay to Geret and Jill DePiper; 289 Birch Landing, # 11, $275,000; Thomas and Teresa Eagan to Stephanie Joy; 106 Scott Terrace, $178,000, Donald Sullivan to Kenneth and Laura Speranza; Lot 2-12 Meadow Hawk Rd., $5,000; Muriel Burstein to Hawk Resorts International

 

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“Date Night” Childcare Available; Camp Plymouth Open All Month — Margo’s Plymouth Report

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Ooh La La!

9/9/18

Definitely a change in the weather – a portent of things to come! I guess it will be heating again next week, though, so don’t put your warm weather clothes away just yet. We still seem to have a few hummingbirds around who don’t appear to be panicked about heading south. Remember that Camp Plymouth State Park is open until the end of September and that is a great place to take a dip or go out on the lake with a boat.

It was so nice to have Reading Group come to my house last Thursday so that I could participate in the discussion. My new hip and I were just home from the hospital that afternoon, so it was wonderful to have a pleasant diversion.

The book selection for this next time is Ripe for the Picking by Annie Hawes. It will be a bit more lighthearted that our recent books, but everyone agreed it is fun to mix things up! Since this is not a book for which several copies can be obtained from the Killington Library, you will need to obtain a copy on your own. The next meeting will take place at 6:30 PM on Thursday, 10/4 at the Community Center.

For parents who want a night out, consider taking Lauren up on her offer of “Date Night” childcare at the Plymouth Schoolhouse from 4-8 PM on Saturday, 9/22. The cost is $20 per child and dinner should be sent along with them. Contact Lauren Skaskiw, 802 417 6895 or lskaskiw@gmail.com to make the arrangements.

We are still trying to pull together the Community Luncheon at Tyson Church for Thursday, 9/20. If anyone would like to help, please let me know!

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Hazardous Waste Collection; Coolidge Site Needs Help — Margo’s Plymouth Report

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8/30/18

Although I have been spending most of my time at home, I understand that the leaves are beginning to turn. I am not ready! I guess I will have an opportunity to see for myself when we drive to Rutland on Tuesday, 9/4 for my total hip replacement. I never thought I would be looking forward to surgery, but to be out of this pain and to begin the healing process will be wonderful!

The sight of bright yellow school buses means that school is back in session. It always seems to me that something new and exciting should be starting at this time of year, even for those of us who are no longer in school. Perhaps we should all become motivated to participate in an activity that is challenging and fun!

According to Diane Kemble, the Education Director at Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, help is being sought at the Notch Schoolhouse in order to keep it open for the public. Folks are needed for 2 hour shifts in the afternoon from 1:00 – 3:00 on the following dates: Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Oct. 13. Contact Diane at education@calvin-coolidge.org or call 802-324-9465 (cell) or 802-885-1156 (home).

Mark your calendar for the free Southern Windsor/Windham Solid Waste Management District collection and safe disposal of household hazardous materials on Saturday, September 8 at the Springfield Transfer Station and on Saturday, September 15 at the Goodyear building in Windsor, from 9 AM until 1 PM. Bring in a mercury fever thermometer and receive a new digital fever thermometer. For more information, call 674-9235 or visit www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org for a list of what you may bring.

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Activities Abound at The Coolidge Homestead this Weekend –Margo’s Plymouth Report

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The Annual Plymouth Folk and Blues Concert takes place this weekend at the President Coolidge Homestead

8/26/18

Sorry to have missed reporting last week – I had just arrived back in VT from CA. I am glad to be home, even though I will be needing more surgery on my hip. I am not sure what that will entail or exactly when that will happen!

This is a busy weekend coming up with a variety of events taking place at the President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site. Be sure to come to the very witty presentation of Shakespeare Alive! that will take place at the Union Christian Church at noon on Saturday, 9/1. The Stand Up Shakespeare Company does an amazing job of incorporating the Bard’s works into an entertaining presentation. It is free, but you will need to be quick to catch all of the innuendos!

Children and adults alike can enjoy a wagon ride and perusing the various arts and crafts. While there, consider staying for the 14th annual Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival taking place starting at 2:00 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. 9/1: Jay Ottaway and the Ramble, Julia Mark, and Seth Adam. On 9/2: Cricket Blue, Alice Howe, and Dan Weber. The concerts are free, although donations are appreciated. Also, consider bringing a non-perishable food item for the VT Foodbank. If rain threatens, the entertainment will be shifted to the church.

Mark your calendar for the next Plymouth Reading Group gathering at 6:30 PM on 9/6 when Beneath a Scarlet Sky will be discussed. This should be a lively meeting! Also, I just learned that Camp Plymouth State Park will remain open until the end of September, so be sure to get over and enjoy this local treasure.

Bears, bears, everywhere. It seems that sightings are becoming quite common these days. The State regulates the bear season in order to manage the population which has grown significantly in recent years. I didn’t know much about bear hunting season and actually I still don’t, but I thought I would at least note that the season starts in September and there are new regulations. Bears with yellow ear tags and those with GPS collars are not to be taken because they are providing important study information. If you plan to hunt, be sure to become informed by going to: http://www.eregulations.com/vermont/hunting/bear-hunting.

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Tyson Ladies Aid Bazaar This Saturday!!!!

The event that you all have been waiting for is finally going to happen: Saturday, August 11th at the Gazebo across from the Baptist Church in Ludlow. The Ladies have put together an incredible array of gift baskets to take a chance of winning…everything from spaghetti dinner complete with the fixing’s and cookware to…..MYSTERY gift basket (whoa!!! This is the most fun!).

Of course to go with all this is our famous CHICKEN BBQ complete with corn and a side salad. Got a sweet tooth? The Ladies famous baked goods will be there for you to choose whatever tickles your fancy at the time or just take home for the family and friends. And yes, there will be a book sale too !

Tents will open for business from 10 a.m. to 2 pm so come early, come hungry and come with your shopping list of gifts for yourself, friends or family. All money earned goes to support various community projects such as the free Tyson Library, a scholarship for a graduating senior from Black River High School and Woodstock High School and many and various community support projects. Help us help the community while you have fun too! For more information contact Janine Norman at 802-228-8764. Hope to see you there on Saturday!!!

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Community Luncheon, Tyson Ladies Aid Bazaar Coming This Week — Margo’s Plymouth Report

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Greetings from afar!  I understand it has been hot & humid in VT. Well, not quite as hot as Sacramento, though.  Still smoky here, too

I gather there was a good crowd at the Old Home Day festivities this weekend – the BBQ sold out!  Nice to have such good local support

The Community Luncheon will take place on  Thursday 8/16 at Tyson Church because everyone is pulling together to make sure it happens. I am so glad….

Sorry, but that is all i have for now. I can get email so send me info!

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Tyson Ladies Aid Bazaar Arrives Saturday!!!!

Tyson Ladies Aid announces that the event you all have been waiting for is finally going to happen: Saturday, August 11th at the Gazebo across from the Baptist Church in Ludlow. The Ladies have put together an incredible array of gift baskets to take a chance of winning…everything from spaghetti dinner complete with the fixings and cookware to…..MYSTERY gift basket (whoa!!! This is the most fun!).

Tents will open for business from 10 a.m. to 2 pm.

All money earned goes to support various community projects such as the free Tyson Library, a scholarship for a graduating senior from Black River High School and Woodstock High School and many and various community support projects.

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Old Home Day at the President Calvin Coolidge Historic Site this Saturday! — Margo’s Plymouth Report

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Coolidge Old Home Day, 2014. (Image: T Bascom)

7/29

Get ready for the fun and activities that will be the highlight of this coming weekend – Old Home Day at the President Coolidge Historic Site on Saturday 8/5 from 10 – 4  Jim Cooke will portray John Quincy Adams at 1:30 in the Union Christian Church and the afternoon Cheese Factory will have delicious samples to offer, so you can decide what flavor to take home.

Enjoy traditional crafts, farm demonstrations, wagon rides and the Chicken BBQ by Plymouth Emergency Services. I regret that I will not be there this year to help serve because I really enjoy visiting with everyone.  I will also miss the Book Group meeting this Thursday.

So, from toasty Sacramento, where it is a bit hazy from the two fires at least two hours away in two different directions, I send my best. We came out to visit friends and to attend a wedding (Joan Wilson’s)  I, however took a fall and had three screws inserted in my hip. Therefore I have had to remain out here while Tom returned home.  I am healing nicely and receiving good care, as well as extra hugs from friends, Tom and Nancy.

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