Lynds Rejoins Selectboard, Bear Creek Update, Nature Center Opening

Plymouth Report by Margo Marrone
Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
7/18/11

What a great weekend weather-wise! Tom & I took down our sailboat after 5 years of it being stored in the rafters of the garage. It seemed like everybody was out on Echo Lake in boats on Sunday. Don’t we live a beautiful place? Of course I prefer being on the water during the week, when it is not so chaotic!

I guess I have been out of the loop recently. I did know that Todd Blanchard resigned as Selectman, but I was unaware until the other evening that Larry Lynds has been tapped to fill the remaining time of Todd’s term. Having previously served in this capacity, it should be a smooth transition. By the way, If you see Larry’s niece, Emily Lynds on 7/30, be sure to wish her a Happy 18th Birthday!

The informational meeting at the former Bear Creek base lodge on Friday evening was quite interesting, as David Panagrossi detailed some of the development plans for the area. At the moment, they are concentrating on making a large pond at the top, which will hopefully provide water for snowmaking for the ski area. It will be run as a private club, so unless people buy-in, townsfolk will not be allowed to ski there. Also part of this initial stage is the possible building of 35 to 40 homes near the bottom of the mountain, which will preserve the beauty of the top of the mountain according to David. He also indicated that these will be expensive single family dwellings, probably in the million dollar price range. There were almost 30 people in attendance, many of them current homeowners of the Round Top Assn. You can learn more at http://www.skithenotch.com/

Want to have an enjoyable lunch on Thurs, 7/21? Then consider coming to the Reach Out Luncheon held downstairs at Tyson Church. It is a joint effort by Tyson Ladies Aid (sponsors of the Tyson Library) & the Tyson Church. We start with a speaker &/or chit-chat at 11:00, then eat around 11:30. This month we are having a BBQ. For more details, call Kathy Lynds (672-3709).

Don’t forget that the new Plymouth State Park Nature Center will have it’s grand opening ceremony at 2:00 PM on Sat 7/23. Ranger Bill Schreibner & his wife, Janey saw the need & had the vision to begin fund-raising to make it happen. Bill made 2 lovely wooden jewelry boxes from a fallen maple tree that were sold by silent auction, adding over $1000 to the fund. Sadly Janey passed away in December 2005 but enough money was raised to bring their dream to fruition. Admission to the park will be free that day, so consider joining in the festivities!

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