Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard

3/6/11

It is Sunday afternoon as I sit down to write & I find that I have very little to say this week. Perhaps the fact that I am waiting for our grandchild to be born has something to do with my restlessness & inability to concentrate. I am trying to make sure everything is up-to-date – the wash caught up, some meals prepared ahead, & now I want to get this piece done, just in case Melissa goes into labor & I am not here to submit it tomorrow AM!

So, I will list some events that are coming up in the near future.

I am excited that author, Jon Clinch, will be speaking at our Community Reach Out Luncheon on Thurs 3/17 at 11:00 AM at Tyson Church. I had occasion to knock on his door last summer, when helping a friend look for her lost cat. His novel, Finn, has been widely acclaimed, so it will be nice to get to know him & hear what he has to say. Feel free to join us for corned beef & cabbage, but please call (Kathy Lynds at 672-3709 or Joan Day at 228-4613) to say you are coming, so we can prepare enough food.

There will be a hearing at the Calvin Coolidge Education Center at 7:00 PM on 3/24 with the VT Scenery Preservation Council on the proposed VT Byway Designation on Rte 100 that takes in the area between Andover & Pittsfield, which naturally includes Plymouth. The designation would help to provide historic, cultural, scenic, & recreational information for visitors. This type of promotion could be very beneficial for our area businesses!

The next Historical Society Meeting will be held at 3:30 PM on Sun 4/3 at Spike’s Place. Discussion will include plans for the upcoming 250th anniversary of the town, so it will be important for as many people as possible to attend to provide input & generate ideas.

I am glad to report that there was not a carbon monoxide problem at Bob & Shirley Billings home the other night. It turns out that they had bought two new detectors a month or so earlier, but when they came home that evening, one of them was beeping. I light of the recent tragedy in our area, they called 911 & waited in the car for Plymouth Emergency Services, who responded with their four gas meter. The detectors come with batteries in them, but you never know how long these units have been on the shelf. The detector worked fine when a new battery was installed. Just a reminder from PES, it is important to change the batteries in your detectors at least once per year.

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