Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard
A friend and I went for a lovely walk in the woods on Friday and were marveling that there were no black flies in evidence. The following day, both of us found ticks embedded in our bodies. Apparently this is a very bad year for these unwanted hitchhikers, so do be vigilant. I have just ordered treated gators to wear on my next outing!
So the bears are definitely out and about here in Tyson as well. A neighbor left her feeders out just a little too long and paid the price of having to buy new ones for next season! The storm the other night with strong winds shook some nests loose, but the robin who built under the eaves of Tyson Church remains safe. Trees and branches littered the roads, so thanks to those who cut and removed them.
How could I forget Kathy Lynds birthday on 4/29 – belated best wishes! Most of the neighborhood attended the birthday party of Keith and Jin Cappellini’s son, Eugene on Saturday. He turned three and thoroughly enjoyed his Thomas the Train cake.
I was not aware that green bags were available at Town Hall and a dumpster was there for GreenUp Day. There is still a way to participate because green bags can be brought to Fast Trash in Bridgewater, or curbside customers can leave them out with their trash at no charge. Ludlow transfer station is also another resource for disposing of green bags.
Please note this information for the upcoming hazardous waste collections for Plymouth folks. May 12th from 9 AM to 1 PM at the Springfield Transfer Station, then the same times on May 19th at the Weathersfield Transfer Station. Apparently you can bring an old mercury fever thermometer and receive a new digital one for free! You may call 674-9235 or visit www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org for a list of what to bring.
The next Community Luncheon to be held at Tyson Church will happen on Thursday, 5/17 at 11:30. Chicken, veggies, salad and dessert will be served. Come join the fun!
How exciting for Jackson Ellis that his book, Lords of St Thomas has won the 2017 Howard Frank Mosher First Book Award. It is on sale at the Book Nook in Ludlow and there will be a book signing on 7/6 at at the Ludlow Town Hall Auditorium. Also at that time, Rachel Carter will provide a showing of My Name is Art, a short film based on a story by Asher Ellis. Lots of talent in the family!