Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard.
Not much snow left in many places, but I had heard that skiing at Okemo was good after the snow last week. The smell of sap being turned into maple syrup is in the air! Of course it is raining as I write, but temps are predicted to plummet again. The cycle of freezing and thawing continues. I did take a spill on my driveway last week, even with my cleats on, so please be aware and careful!
Please note that you can stay right in town and enjoy delicious cuisine. I was not aware of the $28 Friday evening dinner specials at the Echo Lake Inn this winter. Choice of 4 entrees, plus soup or salad and dessert. I believe that is happening through March, but call 228-8602 for more details. Of course there are ongoing specials at the Inn at Waters Edge. Thursday is Italian night – set menu for $25 including a glass of wine. Call for reservations – 228-8143. Friday night is $35 with a bottle of wine and a choice of meat, fish or poultry. Other delicious fare is available at the Five Corner Pub and Brewhouse on the other end of town. Bon appetite!
Robert and Wyldon Fishman are the proud parents of Aaron Fishman, whose company, East Bali Cashews received the 2015 United States Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence. While visiting Bali, Aaron learned that cashews were being shipped to India and Vietnam for processing. He was able to obtain backing to establish a processing plant near the harvest site, which has provided over 300 new jobs, while employing a 90% female workforce to help impoverished families, as well as building an early learning center for the children of those families.
We had a planning meeting for the upcoming events at Tyson Church. Please mark your calendars for our Palm Sunday service on 3/20. That will also be Children’s Sunday, so there should be enthusiastic palm-waving going on! Our Maundy Thursday meal (6:00 PM) and service (7:00) will be 3/24, when we recount the events of the Last Supper and Jesus‘ arrest and ill-treatment. Communion will be served and all are welcome. We will again have our resplendent flower-decorated Cross where we can unpack our burdens and take flowers to remind us of new life.