Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard.
As I write this on Sunday, it is suddenly pouring down rain – so much for the weather forecast! Every time I contemplate putting away my sweaters, I am glad that they are still handy. The buds on the trees are popping and that familiar coating of green pollen is gracing my deck. The birds are dismayed that the feeder is not being refilled and any day now I expect the hummingbirds to be peering in my window in search of their sweet concoction. Yes, it is spring in VT!
I understand that bids are being accepted for the re-staining of several buildings at the Coolidge site. They appear to be due Wed, 5/3, so there isn’t much time if you are interested. For additional information, go tohttp://www.vermontbusinessregistry.com/BidPreview.aspx?BidID=20590
Traditionally, the 1st weekend in May is Green Up Day, so those special green bags will be available at the Town Building this week if you want to start collecting along our roadways. A dumpster will be provided behind the building, only for the green bags. Bags can be brought to Bridgewater Fast Trash (8 to noon on Saturdays) for the next couple of weeks, too. There are those who believe cleanup should be an ongoing process, although some of us will miss the camaraderie and potluck lunch! Someone is needed to coordinate this effort next year, so consider what part you might play in this important effort.
Light summer reading has been chosen for the next Book Club selection – Erma Bombeck”s If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? The discussion will take place on 6/8 and I anticipate there will be lots of laughter. Plan to join us!
I visited the Pingrees this past week in the nursing home and they said they thoroughly enjoyed their anniversary party. I believe town residents Kathy Lynds and Lonnie Ennis were on hand to help them celebrate their 65th.
Household hazardous waste disposal dates have been set for 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the following Saturdays: 5/13 at the Springfield transfer station and 5/20 at the Ludlow transfer station. For more information call 674-9235 or visitwww.vtsolidwastedistrict.org for a list of what you may bring.
After spring cleaning and safely disposing of harmful materials, if you find you have some treasures remaining that you would like to sell, consider participating in the 4th Annual Plymouth Town “Antiques and Treasures” 2 day Tag Sale from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on 5/27 and 28 at our Community Center. You need to securely attach price tags and bring your items (marked with your 3 initials) there on 5/20 (10 to 1), Sunday 5/21 (1 to 4), or 5/24 Wednesday (5 to 7). Then sign up for a 3 hour shift to volunteer on site. Picking up unsold items will need to be done Wed, 5/31, 4:00 – 7:00 PM or Sat 6/3, 10 AM – 1:00 PM. For more details, contact Lauren at 802-855-7566 Lskaskiw@gmail.com