Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard

9/8/13

I was having a little chat with one of our hummingbirds the other day, acknowledging the nip in the air & the probability of her departure for warmer places. This flighty little creature was resting uncharacteristically on the railing of our deck, a few inches from the feeder & she remained there, seeming to be “listening” to me. Well, I think it was a farewell for this year, since the feeders have remained untouched for 2 days now. Friends, feathered & otherwise, are sometimes only here for a season, so we should enjoy them while we can!

Speaking of enjoyment, more wonderful food at the Inn at Waters Edge. Thursday 9/12 is Italian night featuring their $25.00 dinner w/one glass of wine. The menu is as follows: Veal Marsala, Pan Seared Shrimp & Pancetta with Polenta or Roasted Cornish Game Hens with Orange, Fig & Rosemary Glaze. Another scrumptious offering is a Friday Night Special: of a 4-Course $30.00 dinner featuring: Grilled Hanger Steaks, Red Snapper w/mustard & caper sauce or Chicken Breast w/mushrooms, spinach & fontina cheese. Also that night there will 10 choices of 750ml bottles of wine for $10.00 Please call ahead, 802 228 8143 for 7:00 pm dinner reservations.

I don’t know if folks are aware that our little Tyson Library (erroneously listed as being in Ludlow in a recent NPR program) has passes that can be used for free admission to VT State Parks & Historic Places, such as the Coolidge Homestead. They admit up to 8 people in a vehicle or 8 people to historic sites. There is also a Billings Farm family pass for two adults & two children. The library is open Tues – Sat from 10:00 – noon for the time-being.

The initial meeting of the Together We Can Make a Difference project was held on 9/5 at Tyson Church & folks were excited about assembling Church World Service Baby Care Kits & School Kits for distribution both abroad & in the USA. CWS is a cooperative ministry involving over 30 different denominations (of which the UCC is a part) that was started in 1946 in the aftermath of WW II to provide sustainable self-help, development, disaster relief, & refugee assistance around the world. Past distributions have included Africa, the Middle East, & many other disaster & impoverished areas. Donations may be monetary or one or more of these specific new items can be purchased. For the Baby Care Kits: cloth diapers, baby wash clothes, or receiving blankets. For the School Kits: pencils with erasers, hand held pencil sharpeners, or individual boxes of 24 crayons. The drop-off places are the Plymouth Town Office, Green Mountain Sugar House, or the Tyson Church on Sunday mornings & we will be collecting 9/23-10/7. Checks may be made out to Tyson Church, but earmarked CWS & the address is 39 Dublin Rd, Ludlow, 05149. For additional information & a more complete list of what is needed, please contact June Capron at 802-259-3473 or junecapron or Margo Marrone at tmmarrone. Help will be needed to assemble the kits, so there are any number of ways to help. Let us know if you want to be included!

The Plymouth Historical Society is excited to announce the grand opening of their new space in the former PES building on Rte 100. This will take place on Sun, 9/29 at 2:00 PM & it will be dedicated to Betty Jarvi, who was always involved in preserving our local history.

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