Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard

4/13/14

Attended a very interesting presentation by Pete Fellows (TRORC) the other evening, when he explained some of the recent studies & work being done to mitigate future flooding as occurred in the wake of “Irene”. He made a comment that was a surprise to me about the function of rivers not merely being to move water, but to move sediment. A lot of that happened around here – that’s for sure! I remember hearing boulders tumbling down our little brook on Dublin Rd.

Grants have been obtained & studies done & will continue to be pursued in order to see how best to prepare for any future uncontrolled flooding. It is important to make sure the water has some place to go – flood plains seem to hold the key – places where water can go without degrading river banks & running wild into dwellings & across roadways.

Although this presentation was noted for the Planning Commission meeting, not many folks attended. I wonder if there is interest in learning more of the specifics, which I am not going to detail here, perhaps another meeting might be arranged & publicized.

A couple of birthdays coming up – Cheryl Bishop on 4/13 & Kathy Lynds on 4/29. Another anniversary for Dot & Roger Pingree on 4/26. Congratulations to one & all! I will gladly include these special dates if you let me know about them…..

For Maundy Thursday, Tyson Church will have a light supper at 6:00 PM, followed by a service to commemorate the events of Holy Week. Everyone is welcome to join us.

On a different note, Kathy Tuttle passed away on 4/8. For those of you who didn’t know her, she was a delightful lady, almost 90 years old. As her church family, we will be honoring her during our 5/11 Morning Worship Service at 10:30. We will be sharing fond memories & encourage those in the community to join us on that day.

We will definitely miss Kathy at Tyson Church. She loved the old, familiar hymns & we will be thinking of her as we sing them for Easter (4/20). We are planning to have some simple instruments on hand & are hoping to have youngsters use them during our service. Kathy loved to see the children & teens in church! Please consider attending our 10:30 AM Easter Celebration. Also all are welcome to take flowers home from the Cross that we decorate with a lovely perfusion of spring colors.

Just a reminder that our Reach Out Luncheon (jointly sponsored by Tyson Church & Tyson Ladies Aid) will happen a week later this month. It will be held at 11:00 on 4/24 in the downstairs community room at the church. Our speaker will be Linda Tucker talking about the Black River Academy Museum.

Speaking historically, don’t forget the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Plymouth Historical Society which includes the tour of various local sites. It will begin at the Historical Society Room at the Community Center & proceed around town, culminating with a tea at the Echo Lake Inn.. Contact Betsy Tonkin at (tbone6547@aol.com or 672-3179) by April 24th to let them know of your interest, so transportation can be arranged!

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