Contributed by Margo Malone
I took a bike ride around Echo Lake the other day & rode down to the beach at Camp Plymouth State Park. Those once lush fields are starting to come back nicely after the flood damage & the volleyball court should be ready for use shortly. I scanned the menu at the concession & Tom will be happy to know that they have popcorn! It is such a beautiful spot, right in our backyard – hope you will take advantage of it!
I understand Vermont Women, Native Americans and African Americans: Out of the Shadows of History by Cyndy Bittinger is a book well worth reading. Most folks know that for a number of years Cyndy utilized her talents as Director of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation. She also taught VT women’s history for 10 years at the Community College of Vermont. I am told that this engaging & well-written book is available at the Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site Visitor’s Center Gift Shop. As an aside, the Coolidge Foundation has a new director, David Serra. He hails from Newbury, VT & you can meet him on 7/4!
Belated congratulations to Kate Nolte & Jeff Daubney on their 5/26 marriage in Tulum, Mexico. From the pictures of this exotic spot on the internet, it looks like a wonderful place for a wedding! Please extend belated birthday wishes to Michelle Pingree, who turned 42 on 7/3. (She gave me permission to include her age!)
A new little one in town! Congratulations to Jen & Jay Flaster on the birth of Josie Marsha Flaster, a petite little girl born in the wee hours of the morning on 7/2. Some of you may remember the Fennell family that lived on Dublin Rd in Tyson. Son, Mike graduated from WUHS, where he played football. So, welcome to baby Jack, born to Mike & Kathy Fennell of Panama!
Amid the joys to be reported is the sad note about the passing of Betty Jarvi on Sunday, 7/1, with her loving family at her side. The Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, 7/6 at Tyson Church. The service will begin at 11:00 AM, but there will be calling hours starting at 10:00. A luncheon will be held immediately following. Both Bill & Betty have been important members of our community, as well as wonderful neighbors & friends.