Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
I hope that everyone had a fun & safe 4th of July. The march to the cemetery to lay the wreath from the White House couldn’t have had better weather. Warm, but there was shade for the speeches & a lovely breeze. As we strolled through the Historic Site & ate the chicken BBQ, there were several hundred people milling around.
Although we didn’t stay for the music & other events. We spoke with many folks from various places who were planning to attend these activities. I wish I had known earlier that the Historical Society was open at their new location because I would have included it last week!
The rains of earlier this week caused considerable damage in some neighboring communities, but glad that our area was not greatly affected. You could see some places along the Notch hill that had washed & the lakes are chocolate colored, but we fared pretty well.
I know that with the steamy temps lately it seems a bit strange to think about home heating possibilities for this winter. Yet, as Town Service Officer, I just received notification about help being available under the Green Mountain Power Discount Energy Assistance Program for low-income Vermonters who heat with electricity & through the VT Gas Systems Energy Assistance Program for those who heat with gas. For more info, call 1-800-775-0516.
Some of you may have known Frances (Sis) Hanlon on Dublin Rd. She passed away on 6/8 while staying with her daughter in CT. Pam said that the family would like to have a memorial service for her some time in August. When the date is finalized, I will note it here.
Lastly, I forgot a very important 1st birthday – Josie Flaster turned one year old on 7/2. Congratulations to this lively, happy little girl!