Reprinted by permission of the Vermont Standard
Some melting going on, but we still have plenty of snow. I understand that skiing is still good. Karen and I had another fun day snowshoeing on Sunday – this time at the Notch. Bruno Broza built a terrific snowman. I think that last, slightly wet snow made all the difference in constructing it.
WUHS has been doing great things on the snow. Our own Holli Olsen helped the Alpine Team win the State Championship – way to go! I also noticed that Cedar Allen made the Honor Roll at BRHS. I wish I had more information about what our students are doing, so let me know!
I have heard that the Snow Camps at Bethany Birches Camp have been lots of fun. If you haven’t been keeping up with the progress of the new pavilion, you can check it out at bethanybirches.org/paviprogress.
It was so nice to have such a pleasant Town Meeting last week. There were not that many in attendance, but there were good questions & understandable answers. I enjoyed re-connecting with Matt Harootunian, who is back in town. His girlfriend Lauren Skaskiw is planning to have childcare available at the Schoolhouse Community Center this summer. She is a licensed Early Childhood Educator, who is currently teaching Preschool. She is hoping to provide care for up to 6 youngsters, ages 2 to 12 for a fee of $6.00/ hour, starting in mid-June. She may be reached at 802 855 7566 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyson Ladies Aid is already planning their famous Good Friday Bake Sale on 4/3 from 9:00 to noon at the Shaw’s plaza in Ludlow. Ann Rose (whose birthday is 3/19, by the way) makes amazing pecan pies, but there are plenty of good bakers, so there will be a huge variety of goodies from which to choose!
This month for the Reach Out luncheon on 3/19, for which Ladies Aid & Tyson Church team up, we will serve chicken/broccoli casserole, rice, and yummy dessert. At 11:00, Tom Gianola, the new owner of the Echo Lake Inn will be our speaker, so come get to know him! The luncheon is free, in the Community Room downstairs at Tyson Church and open to everyone.
The weeks of Lent are moving along quickly. Our service on 3/15 will explore the question posed by Reuben Job, what does doing good look like in our divided, hostile and wounded world? Just advance notice that Palm Sunday is 3/29 and our Maundy Thursday dinner and service will be 3/19. Our Easter Resurrection Service with our well-known flower-covered Cross will be at 10:30 AM on 4/5/15. All are welcome.