Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard.
This Monday is another amazing weather day! Yesterday I joined Tom at Camp Plymouth State Park when I returned from MA and even went for a swim at 4:00 PM because it was delightfully warm, even at that hour. There were dozens of beach-goers enjoying this late September treat of summer weather. Only one disappointing occurrence – someone dropped a bag of garbage on the path. Isn’t it frustrating when folks come to enjoy the beauty and then so carelessly destroy it……
Congratulations to Tony and Melissa Moore (Liza Ward’s niece) on the 9/7 birth of their first grandchild, Elliott May Rogers. Not sure how this works, but perhaps Elli would be Liza’s great great niece. Parents are Jennifer and Bryce Rogers.
How exciting to see Dana Dolloff’s picture on the front page of the VT Journal accepting the Chamber mixer prize of $72, that he immediately donated to the UCC Emergency USA Fund via Tyson Church! We are still accepting checks made out to Tyson church with the designation “flood” and will send the entire amount raised within the next couple of weeks.
Get ready to celebrate apples at the Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest on 10/7 from 10:00 – 4:00. There will be the usual apple recipe contest (call 672-3773 for details) cider making, wagon rides, BBQ (weather permitting), cheese making and craft demonstrations. At 2:00 PM, Ann Collins will talk about her book, Vintage Pies. You can also check out the heirloom apples in the orchard!
The final Grace Coolidge Musicale will take place at 4:00 PM on Sunday 10/8. Cellist Kate Jensik and pianist Abigail Charbeneau will be performing and the inclusion of f Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise has special meaning to the program, since the composer was a favorite White House guest during the Coolidge Administration.