Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard.
Here we are at the beginning of June and the weather has been delightful. Well, some think too warm at times, but just perfect for me! Today (Monday) is a different story. Perhaps the chillier temps will kill off some of the ravenous bugs, however.
School is winding down and for our local high school seniors at WUHS, a new adventure will be starting. Congratulations to Micah Cole, Andrew and Austin Crossman, and Emily Dupont. May the future be bright for all of you!
Speaking of Emily, come out to see her at the Paramount for her lead role in Alice in Wonderland. She has been dancing for many years and this performance will highlight her dedication and hard work. There will be two shows: 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Sunday, 6/10.
For those who might be looking for a better way, there will be a free backyard composting workshop at the Reading Town Hall on June 14 from 6 – 7:30pm. The workshop, led by VT Master Composter Cat Buxton is sponsored by the So. Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District. Workshop attendees may purchase a “Soil Saver” composter (one per household) for the heavily discounted price of $35 (suggested retail is $120) and a “Sure-Close” kitchen pail for $5. Please call or email to sign up for the workshop and composter/pail by contacting Mary O’Brien at 674-9235 or email@example.com or Ham Gillett at 674-4474 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember that July 1, 2020 all Vermonters will be asked to keep their food scraps out of their trash!
Things are popping here in town! In addition to attractions at the President Coolidge Historic Site, Wilder House is open from 10 AM to 5 PM, as is the Cheese Factory, where you can visit the Cheese Museum upstairs and try some free samples, 7 days per week. Both State Parks are in full swing. Camp Plymouth on Echo Lake opens daily at 10:00 AM and is currently enjoying visits by local school groups, who seem to be enjoying the ice cream at the concession!
The Echo Lake Inn (802-228-8602) is open for dinner on the weekends this month and is offering a house beverage with their entrees. The Inn at Water’s Edge (802-228-8143) will be reinstating their dinner specials around the middle of June.
There are many birthdays in June, but I believe I also neglected to note Julia Baldwin on 5/18. This month: Sue Poirier (6/4), Tom Marrone (6/6), Matt Harootunian and me (6/14), Gwen Groff (6/25) and Georgianna Whalen (6/26). Congratulations to one and all!