Reprinted with permission by The Vermont Standard
Changeable weather persists, although we have had some delightful days. Hoping for a nice day for the Strawberry Festival on 6/19! Remember, no Community Luncheon this month, but let me know if you want to help with salads and such for the July gathering on 7/18.
The busy end-of-school days have come to an end for this year. Our graduates have been celebrated and are now beginning a new phase of their lives. I neglected to offer congratulations & mention that Kyleigh Savery graduated from Black River High School and is going to Castleton University for early childhood/special education in the fall. Tyson Ladies Aid has given their scholarships to Julia Kowalski (WUHS) and Aaron Merrill (BRHS). I was pleased to learn that the Plymouth Memory Tree is presenting scholarships as well, the recipients are Anna Hepler, Julia Kowalski and Dana Castro.
Our two local camps are gearing up and welcoming young people and staff. Farm & Wilderness opens on June 24. For families with kids age 4-10, they are holding a FREE Bring A Friend Open House on Sat, 6/29, 10 am-12 pm at the Barn Day Camp. Activities include: waterfront (bring a suit), meet the animals, garden and camp tour, farm fresh snacks, play structure and more. Chaperones required and come rain or shine!
Bethany Birches Camp had its free fun day on Sat, 6/15 and hopefully many folks attended. They offer summer camps for ages 6-17 and day camp for ages 5-9, with many fun activities, geared to the interests of the various age groups. There may still be some opportunities to volunteer at camp as well. Call 802-672-5220 or learn more at www.bethanybirches.org. I did attend a birthday party at BBC this past winter and it was wonderful, so remember that such parties can be hosted there!
The Book Group met 6/13 and had a lengthy discussion about The Rent Collector. It was a riveting book about life at the Strung Meanchey dump in Cambodia that was inspired by the documentary The River of Victory. It is planned to view this film at our next meeting on 7/18. We will also be discussing Into the Wilderness by VT author, Deborah Lee Luskin, which is our next book.
Sadly, we bid farewell to Sharon LaFrance who has recently moved to CT. There are more turnovers in real estate in town:
181 Upper Round Top Rd. $261,500 Andrew Visinski to Peter and Emma Zelken
832 Grand View Lodge, Unit D $57,300 Peter and Geraldine Marchessault to Jesse Gagnon
894 East Ash Rd, Ledges 13. $150,000 Clara Garcia to Ernest and Carmen Ruzza
998 East Ash Rd, Ledges 21 $135,000 Zorn Family Trust to Wesley and Patricia Wilkey
27 Hillside Rd. $345,000 Benjamin Nazzaro to Richard and Suzanne Walsh