Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
What a glorious bike ride I had last Thursday! At 8 AM it was 60 degrees, a cerulean sky, and a light breeze. There was relatively little traffic as I rode along Rte 100 and enjoyed viewing the lake sparkling in the sunlight. I wish my knowledge of bird calls was more extensive because there were many different songs floating on the air. A myriad of shades of green greeted me all around the lake and the delightful scent of lilacs reached me at several points. Aren’t we fortunate to live in such a beautiful place – I feel very blessed!
June BDs. Sue Poirier – 6/4, Tom Marrone 6/6, Margo Marrone & Matt Harootunian – 6/14, Gwen Groff – 6/25. By the way, you can still get cheese at the Plymouth Cheese factory (802- 672-3650) these days and pick it up curbside. Jesse told me the story of Rebecca the Raccoon. Apparently the Coolidges were sent a raccoon from Mississippi in1926, supposedly to feast upon for Thanksgiving dinner. However, they choose to raise her as a pet and she roamed the halls of the White House munching on shrimp and persimmons, with eggs being her favorite. An embroidered collar was made for her for Christmas saying “White House Raccoon” and she was walked outdoors on a leash. She was one of many pets!
How wonderful it was to gather outside of Tyson Library for our 6/4 Tyson Ladies Aid meeting, the first in several months. The weather cooperated nicely and we brought our own chairs and lunch, positioning ourselves at a distance from one another. It was so nice to share camaraderie, joys and concerns. Despite the need to cancel two fundraising events (the Good Friday Bake Sale and the Strawberry Festival), the group was able to pay for banners for the Black River High School seniors and will still provide two scholarships for graduating seniors – one from Black River and the other from Woodstock Union High School.
It was decided that Tyson Library will open for the season on 7/7, the hours being 10 to noon, Tuesday – Saturday. Only one patron or family may enter at a time and masks will be needed to do so. Weather permitting, games/cards will take place on Thursdays!
Mark your calendars for the 5/30 Household Hazardous Waste Collection from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the Springfield transfer station located at 135 Fairground Road/100 Recycle Way. Visit www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org for more information, call 674-9235 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please remember that during these days of COVID-19 wearing a mask is a sign of courtesy and concern for others.