Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
It looks like another soggy week coming up. I was grateful for some sunny (or at least not rainy) breaks in the weather when I could get out for a bike ride. Walking doesn’t seem to be a good option at the moment with the black flies! I may be rationalizing, but it seems too wet to work in the garden……
Thanks to Terry Bascom for covering in the pulpit this past Sunday at Tyson Church. It was a much needed break for me. This Sunday, in honor of Memorial Day, we will be lighting candles in remembrance not only of those who served our country, but also for all who have passed on. Feel free to join us for our 10:30 Worship service.
Quite a crowd for the Reach Out Luncheon last week with guest speaker, artist Don Hofer. He brought some paintings & everyone enjoyed his presentation. We have so many talented folks in our area & this event provides an opportunity to get to know them better.
Congratulations to Michelle Pingree who recently passed her state & national EMT-B certification for Plymouth Emergency Services & the Ludlow Ambulance Service as well! I heard that the recent mutual aid EMS dinner put on by John Wheeler (with lots of great help) was excellent, as usual.
I understand that our area will soon be bustling again for the summer season. Our 2 State Parks will re-open on Friday, 5/27. In speaking with Tammie Sharrow at Coolidge State Park (672-3612) on Rte 100A, she said they will be dedicating a new nature center there in July – more details to follow! When the sun finally breaks through, consider some time at Camp Plymouth State Park (228-2025) on Echo Lake. Wilder House will be re-opening Sat, 5/28, as will the Historic Site. Bill says that it should be a fun-filled weekend with various vendors there for Open Studio, the Killington Stage Race, & the “First Pets” exhibit!
I would like to include information on our graduates, but I don’t even know all the names. So, please let me know the details & I will include them in the column!