Reprinted with the Permission of The Vermont Standard
Another week of erratic temperatures & spritzes of rain, sometimes only lasting 10 minutes! Some days have been almost perfect with lower humidity and a nice breeze. So much for which to be grateful, especially that we are not having hazy skies with dust from the Sahara desert. Family and friends in FL, AL and TX are experiencing dangerous air quality in addition to their spiraling COVID cases.
I had the privilege of watching an Eastern Phoebe teaching the baby bird to fly the other day. I heard insistent chirping on my deck and went to investigate. The baby was continuously fluttering from chair to table to floor, then eventually up to a plant to join the parent. This scene played out for several minutes, until the little one finally swooped up into a nearby tree. I cheered!
I enjoyed chatting with Chris, the new ranger at Camp Plymouth State Park. They opened officially on 6/26. The day use fees are the same – $4 for adults and $2 for youngsters aged 4 to 13. There will be no concession, boat rentals, picnic tables, or carts. The good news is that you can bring your own volleyball, horse shoes and other necessities and still enjoy a great time at the beach or on the grass at this beautiful place. Please have masks with you and make sure to wear them when interacting with staff and actually anyone not part of your group. After all, it is a courtesy and protection for others.
Although the official notice has not been published, I understand that the Coolidge Homestead (672-3773) plans to open 7/1 with hours being 10 AM until 5:00 PM, Tuesday through Sunday (closed Mondays), until October 18th.
According to Art, compliance with the 7/1 mandate to keep these items out of the trash: spoiled leftovers, meat, bones, and fat, vegetable scraps, fruit scraps, egg and nutshells, coffee grounds and filters, tea leaves and tea bags (staples removed), milk, cheese, and yogurt, soup, liquids, and yard debris under 1/8 inch, organics collection will be available at any Fast Trash locations, in residential curbside/off-curb pickups, as well as in dumpster rentals. You will be able to purchase fully compostable bags in 2 sizes – 13 gal and 33 gal. Please go to the A.B.L.E. Waste Management website for additional information and click on Compost Collection or call 672-3569.
If you see Michelle Pingree on 7/3 be sure to wish her Happy Birthday! Betty Stear’s is coming up on 7/21 and Carolyn Scott’s on 7/31.
The Echo Lake Inn will be opening on 7/9, seating 40 indoors and more out-of-doors. Please note that reservations are required, so call 1-800-356-6844.
Thanks, Elaine for providing the following property transfer information.
5 Woodpecker Rd $319,900 Michael and Joanne Fournier to David and Debra Christiansen
747 Dix Hill Rd $447,500 David Goldstein and Claudia Rodriguez to Katherine Provost
2699 Hale Hollow Rd. $197,000 James Duff to Allyson Robaczynski and Brandon Doyle
651 Salt Ash Rd $565,000 Peggy Janney to David and Annamarie Haught
2823 Rte 100 A $269,000 Martina Hamilton and Caitlin Hurtgen to Matthew O’Hara and Elena Chaynikova
148 Hawk Hollow La. $270,000 Frances Ginsberg to James and Christine McCahon