Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
Happy New Year to one & all! What crazy weather we are having these days. Just returned from a walk & noticed a fair amount of black ice – glad I wore my YakTrax. Do be careful.
I have just learned that Okemo is participating in the Ski VT program, which is offering a beginner package for $29 during the month of January for new skiers/riders age 7 & older. It includes a day pass, rental equipment & lesson. In order to take advantage of this program, you need to call 802-223-2439 in advance. I believe that Killington is also part of this program!
Congratulations to BettyAnn & Bob Hayward of Dublin Road who are excited that they now have a granddaughter. Grace Ann Kelley was born 12/28 at 11:15 AM, weighing 9 lb 10 oz & 19 1/2 inches long. She joins Diana & Mark’s 15 month old, son Calvin.
Life is full of transitions. Ellen Steward has recently taken another fall & is now residing in Brookside Health & Rehab at 1200 Christian Street White River Junction, VT 05001, in case you want to send her a card. Also, I learned that Arnold Sailer passed away on 12/21. I understand that he actually lived for quite some time in Bridgewater & was a Selectman there. Burial will take place in the spring.
Mark your calendars for Sat, 1/14 between 5:00 & 8:00PM for a Spaghetti Dinner at the Town Building sponsored by Emergency Services!
Nice to know that the Salt Ash Inn is back in business! Rooms only, but for $59/night during mid-week, that is quite a deal. Al said they were full for the Christmas week & you can book on-line at www.saltashinnvt.com. The restaurant is not open & liquor is not being served. Al is a bit miffed that the Liquor Board wanted to charge him to replace the safe drinking signs that were destroyed in the flood, since they told him he is still responsible for his guests…..