Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
I am writing this on Monday, with snow showers making it a rather bleak day. Hopefully by the time the paper comes out, the sun with be shining, the temps will be more seasonable, & the birds will be singing again! Now that winter is winding down, a reminder that the snowmobile trails close on 4/15.
The weather has actually been good for sugaring. Tom was at it all day & into the early evening on Sunday, with some help from Chris & Melissa, & others. Bode, the sugar house wonder dog saved the day by noticing a leaking can of syrup. Unfortunately, he had an upset tummy after lapping up too much of it!
The season of Lent seems to be passing quite quickly. Before we know it, Holy Week will be here. I just wanted to let people know that we will be having our Maundy Thursday meal on 4/21 at 6:00, which will be mainly soup. The service part will be held upstairs this year, however, immediately afterward. Everyone is welcome to join us for this meaningful time together when we consider the final days before the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus.
Well, I missed another planning session of the Historical Society this past Sunday afternoon. Apparently there were a number of people in attendance to discuss the plans for the 250th celebration. It will coincide with the July 4th celebration at the Notch & will be set up at the old school house, above the cheese factory. The next meeting is scheduled for 5/15 at 3:30 at Spike’s Place.
This being a slower tourist season in our area, please note that the restaurant at the Echo Lake Inn closed on 3/20 & will not reopen until mid-May, although the Inn itself is open. Many thanks to Laurence & his staff for shoveling the walks at the church – a huge effort this year with all of the snow!
Please note that the Town Budget will be voted on 4/28 at 7:00 PM – the headline (not my doing!) was incorrect last week. I understand that the Selectmen will be voting on changes to the amount tonight & that it actually will be a bit higher than the one that was voted down on 2/28.