Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard
It was so nice to go for a wonderful bike ride around the lakes (Echo & Amherst) on one of the warm days this past week. I was marveling at the still brilliant colors at one point, but when I removed my sunglasses, I realized they were creating the rose-colored leaves! In any case, I still love the golden stages of fall around here.
I attended Shakespeare Alive at the Notch on Saturday. Not as many people there this year, probably because it was an off weekend. Those of us who were present, however, enjoyed the performance. A number of folks were pulled into the action & did an admirable job of going with the flow! This talented group of actors seems to really enjoy using their talents to remind us of the Bard’s works, mostly with a humorous twist. Hopefully they will continue to come to our small community to perform for us.
At this time of year, a number of folks need & take a break. The Echo Lake had the last wedding of the season & will be closed until the day before Thanksgiving in order to complete some projects & give the restaurant staff a rest. Tina & Bruce at the Inn at Waters Edge will also be closing for a few weeks. But, Nancy tells me that Wilder House will remain open through 10/26, so you still have time to sample their yummy fare!
Well, it looks like the dedication of the new foot bridge on Library Trail will take place on Sat, 11/8 at 2:00 PM. It certainly is a substantial structure thanks to Mike Lynds & his crew! Hopefully lots of people will turn out for the ribbon cutting ceremony, which might even signal the last substantial repair of damage from tropical storm Irene. Tyson Ladies Aid will have the Library open & there will be cookies & cider on hand. If the weather is inclement & folks want to linger & chat, the Community Room at the church can be utilized.
You can also plan to attend the 9 day, indoor, Town-wide tag sale 11/1 – 1/9 , which will be a great way to clean out your attic or garage & perhaps find some treasures that others no longer need!
It was a bit disappointing that not more folks came to the Reach Out Luncheon on 10/16 to hear Janis Hall from Senior Solutions (formerly the Council on Aging). She provided some good information & also noted that considerable help is available by calling the Senior Help Line at 1-800-642-5119 for those 60 & older.
One point that was emphasized is that now is the open enrollment period for Medicare, supplemental plans & Part D prescription plans. Sometimes plans change, so it is always a good idea to check yearly to see if the cost has remained the same or if the particular meds that you take are still included. There are specialists at Senior Solutions who can help to assess the various plans in light of your needs or you can go online to check it out for yourself.
Please consider coming to the Advanced Directive Workshop with Betsy Burghardt from Mt Ascutney Hospital on Tues, 10/28 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM at the Plymouth Schoolhouse Activity Center. Completing this health care document is a wonderful gift to your family, so they know what you want done if you are unable to explain it for yourself when a medical emergency arises. This is a free program sponsored jointly by the Ottauguechee Health Foundation & our Activity Center. A light supper will be served!