After Easter, Plymouth’s Revote Takes Place — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard


Strange weather persists, although March is one of those months when you never know what to expect!  As I look out my window, the snow of yesterday has made the landscape beautifully white again.  For a change, the wind is not blowing and even though it is 6:00 PM, I can see clearly up into the woods.  A few squirrels are playing tag.  The steady flow of chickadees to the feeder has slowed for the evening.  Everything seems calm and pristine for the moment.  Truly a Sabbath moment.

The icy conditions of Friday night and Saturday caused some cars to slip off the road in town, but I don’t believe anyone was injured.  The FedEx fellow didn’t make it up the driveway and hung our package on the mailbox.  Last weekend many folks visited to take advantage of the new snow, but things seemed less congested this weekend.

It was so wonderful to have Erik Johansson at our Morning Worship this past Sunday.  How lovely to sing hymns with the harp.  He even put one of my poems to music!  Palm Sunday is coming up on 4/9 and our Maundy Thursday meal and service will take place on 4/13 at 6:00 and 7:00 PM respectively.  We will have our flower strewn Cross to signify Resurrection on Easter Sunday, 4/16.  All are welcome.

Businesses are slowing down and will take a break.  I understand that the Inn at Water’s Edge will be done with their Italian night specials this Thursday and the Echo Lake Inn will be closing their kitchen after dinner this Friday and Saturday.  I want to thank Tom at the Echo Lake Inn for opening for us this past Wednesday so twenty of us could gather following the memorial service for Tom’s mom.  It was a delicious meal.  Six year old, Owen, recovering from being sick, ate his dinner, then retired to the living room to snooze on the couch in front of the crackling logs in the fireplace.

Please note that Susan Mordecai will be holding her gentle yoga/mindfulness [at the Community Center] on Saturday, 4/1 and then not again until 4/29.  It is a lovely way to start the day at 8:00 AM.

Just a reminder that we will be voting by Australian ballot here in town on Tuesday, 4/18!

Posted in Community News, Elections, Town News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

In Memoriam — Margo’s Plymouth Report

I will return with town news next week. In the meantime we are coping with the recent loss of Tom’s mom; thus this poem>

Posted in Community News | Leave a comment

Plymouth Elections Warned for April 18

From The Plymouth Selectboard

The legal voters of the Town of Plymouth are hereby Warned to vote at the Plymouth Municipal Building on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, for the purpose of voting by Autralian Ballot to elect Town Officers for the ensuing year(s): Town Moderator, Town Clerk/Treasurer, Selectman, Lister, Collector of Delinquent Taxes, Trustee of Public Funds, Cemetery Commissioner, Grand Juror, Town Agent, School District Clerk/Treasurer, School District Moderator, and two School Directors.

Dated at Plymouth, Vermont, this 13th day of March 2017.

Ralph Michael, Chair

Lawrence Lynds

Russ Tonkin

View original signed warning here: Re-vote Warning

Posted in Community News, Elections, Town Meeting, Town News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Liza Ward and Deceased Plymouth Residents to be Honored with Community Memorial Garden — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard.

Susan Mordecai continues to offer her gentle yoga/meditation program on Saturday mornings.


Here I sit on this cold Sunday, wondering what this week’s anticipated storm will bring.  Sometimes all the hype that leads to changed plans is simply not necessary.  Yet, do we ignore the warnings and assume that we will be able to keep our appointments?  A quandary to say the least!

Thanks to Midge Tucker for putting forth the effort to honor Eliza Ward (affectionately known as Liza), who volunteered at the school, was a wealth of knowledge about her beloved Plymouth and an author and active supporter of the Historical Society.  There are many others who need to be remembered. The plan is to revitalize the garden originally started by the students of Plymouth Elementary School (now the Community Center) and to name it the Memory Garden as a way to honor loved ones.

So, if you would like to participate, an 8 inches square brick paver, with 20 characters across (including spaces between words), and up to 6 lines down can be purchased for $25.50, payable to the Historical Society.  Money and orders need to be at the Town Office (68 Town Office Rd, Plymouth 05056) no later than 3/31.  Contact Midge Tucker (672-3086) or with questions.

Plan to come to the Reach Out Luncheon in the Community Room at Tyson Church this Thursday, 3/11 at 11:00 AM for Joanie’s yummy chili and to listen to the music of Adam Boyce and friend.  If it is corned beef you are after, consider the dinner at the Catholic Church in Ludlow on Saturday.  Or do both!

Local talent will be involved in the Yoh Theatre presentation of Much Ado About Nothing on Friday and Saturday at 7:00 PM and at 2:00 PM on Sunday.  The cost is $10/Adults, $5/Children/Students/Seniors.  This Sunday is the Children’s Service at Tyson Church.  Join us at 10:30 AM for Worship when we will have a special story for the youngsters.   Meet with Susan Mordecai for gentle yoga/meditation at the Community Center at 8:00 AM on Saturday!

Posted in Community News | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Re: Coolidge February Event Posting – Oops!

Don’t ask me how, but y’all just got notification for an event at the Coolidge Historic Site that took place last month! 🙄

I’m guessing the publication date got set for this month, somehow. (But that would have likely been my mistake back then, though I don’t usually adjust publication dates.)

My apology to all of you, and especially to the Coolidge Historic Site and Foundation.

–Terry Bascom (sometimes competent editor)

Posted in Community News | 1 Comment

Presidents’ Day Open House and Talk on Coolidge and Civil Rights


Join us on February 20 for the Coolidge Foundation’s Annual President’s Day Open House at the President Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site in Plymouth, Vermont.

The Calvin Coolidge Museum and Education Center will be open from noon to 4:00.

Enjoy the award winning museum exhibit and explore the hands-on activities for all ages in the Coolidge Classroom. Walk through the quiet village where Coolidge grew up, returned to, and was sworn in as our nation’s 30th President. Stop in at the award winning Plymouth Cheese Factory.

At 2:00, Rushad Thomas will speak about Opening the Door of Hope, the Untold Story of Coolidge and Civil Rights. Coolidge’s integrity when interacting with people of diverse backgrounds and races is an aspect that is now being further understood and appreciated. Newspaper articles and other evidence from the past will round out the story.

The Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation partners with the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation to present these programs.

The Coolidge Museum and Education Center is located on 3780 Route 100A in Plymouth.

For more information see or watch our recent program, .

Posted in Events | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Correction to Margo’s Plymouth Report

Margo just notified us that the correct date of the Reach-out Luncheon is not today (3/9/17) but next Thursday (2/16/17).   😳

Posted in Community News | Leave a comment