Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission of The Vermont Standard

1/14/13

Hope the rain & resulting ice did not cause a problem for folks. Still plenty of snow out there for winter activities & I must admit I looked at our winter wonderland with longing to be out on my snowshoes!

Trying to get back to doing some things again & thought the column might be a good place to start, even though chemo may be starting shortly! Thanks for so many cards & well-wishes – even received a lovely note from VT Standard reader from Hartsdale, NY!

For those of you who are interested, The Thief of Auschwitz by local author Jon Clinch will be in bookstores, but is also available online in paper & electronic formats at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, & Kobo. (Bonus: If you’re using a Kobo reader that you bought from your local independent bookseller, a little bit of what you spend will go straight back to your own neighborhood.

Condolences to the family of Betty Larabee of Tyson who passed away on 1/6 after a long period of declining health.

The Reach Out Luncheon will be this Thursday downstairs at Tyson Church. Sorry that I am a bit out of the loop, so I don’t know the menu or the speaker, but they meet at 11:00 & always have a wonderful meal & an interesting speaker.

There was an Historical Society meeting this past Sunday where all of the accomplishments of the past year were noted. The society is currently planning a move to the front room of the elementary school where it will have more space for exhibits, better lighting, internet access and year round accessibility. The goals for 2013 include:
1. continue with improvements to the new quarters at the school with a grand re-opening hopefully in June
2. begin to catalog assets
3. plan programs on lime/potash kilns, gold mining (showcasing newly acquired, exquisite 1887 “lantern slide” prints, courtesy of Melissa Lynds), historic site tour of Plymouth, and a showing of images from the Claflin plate glass negatives
4. investigate moving the Pinney Hollow monument on Rt. 100A to a safer and more suitable location

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