Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard
There is definitely a nip in the air these mornings, but the days have been sunny and delightful. I saw an article recently confirming fewer apples this year, which concurred with my observations of the trees in our neighborhood. A friend with an apple orchard in CT tells me that untreated trees often revert to production bi-annually, so that may be part of what is happening near us. I do miss freezing up batches of applesauce, though.
In my opinion this year’s “Shakespeare Alive!” by the Stand-Up Shakespeare Company was the best ever! This talented group of actors nailed every single vignette, using humor and the Bard’s words to full advantage. It was well-attended and I feel sorry for those who missed it….
We attended the Sunday Folk and Blues performance and as usual it was wonderful. Of course, the weather was perfect, too. I am told that over 300 people were there on Saturday and possibly 250 folks on Sunday. Thanks to Jay Ottaway for organizing this terrific music event!
With these sunny days, be sure to take advantage of the last weekend at Camp Plymouth State Park. The final day for the season will be 9/11.
Don’t forget the special days set up for the collection and safe disposal of household hazardous wastes that include Plymouth residents. On 9/10 the collection will be at the Springfield Transfer Station from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM and the same times apply to the one on 9/17 at the Weathersfield Transfer Station. Only businesses must register and will be charged. If you bring in a mercury fever thermometer, you can receive a new digital fever one in exchange. For more information, call 674-9235 or visit http://www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org.
I understand there is a wonderful opportunity to attend a free demonstration of Calligraphy and Lettering Arts with Artist Kate McKulla at the Plymouth Community Center on 9/28 at 7:00 PM. Children are encouraged to attend with their parents, plus there will be an Open House for The Plymouth Schoolhouse Childcare at the same time. A weekly Calligraphy class is being planned for a number of weeks thereafter at a cost of $20 per hour.
I found an amazing product recently at the Upper Valley CoOp in White River Junction. It is called Best Bee Savvy and is made by Tita Manice of Bridgewater. It contains wonderful ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Beeswax, Certified Lemongrass Essential Oil, Certified Grapefruit Essential Oil, and Certified Ylang Ylang Essential Oil. This product is packaged in the most adorable jar, so it is perfect for a gift, too! You can also find it on-line.