License your dog by April 1

From Sandie Small, Town Clerk

Please do not forget to license your dog by April 1, 2018. It is a State of Vermont requirement; but even more than that, it provides us with an avenue to return your pet should he or she become lost. It also helps the Town identify those animals that reside in Plymouth.

The cost for a license is $9 if your dog is neutered, and $13 if your dog is not neutered. If you register your dog after April 1, there is a late fee: $2 if your dog is neutered and $4 if your dog is not neutered.

That said, because our priority is to have your dog licensed, so he can be returned to you should he decide to go out on his own on an adventure, the Town Office will give our residents until Tuesday, May 1, to register without any penalty.

Any questions, just give the Town Office a call – 672-3655.

 

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Planning and Zoning Meeting Rescheduled; Community Luncheon Success — Margo’s Plymouth Report

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Justine Jeffrey and Mary-Anne Boyce getting jiggy at the Community Luncheon.

3/18/18

I hope that everyone has been soaking up the lovely weekend sunshine, at least from indoors if not outside in the cold! Looks like that other predicted snow storm will miss us. I am not disappointed….

Jim Hasson and Ken Harmon enjoy music by Sue Hunt and Adam Boyce at the Community Luncheon.

Thanks to everyone who assisted with and attended the Community Luncheon last Thursday. Thanks to Tom at the Echo Lake Inn for assisting with walkways. Delicious food, wonderful music, and lots of socializing. Jim Hasson and Ken Harmon teamed up to sing with Adam and Sue.  The hope is to gather again in April. How would you like to help this time? Let me know.

This Thursday is the Reading Group at 6:30 at the Community Center. This time we read Paper Love: Searching for the Girl My Grandfather Left Behind By Sarah Wildman. It was interesting to learn about the struggles and resiliency of folks in occupied countries and those who came to US during the Holocaust years. Even if you haven’t read this book, join us and help to choose the next one!

I understand that the Planning and Zoning meeting for 3/13/2018 had to be cancelled due to weather. The next meeting will be 7:00pm on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. Work will continue work on Town Plan. The public is encouraged to attend and have input.

As many publications note property changes, we plan to do the same. The latest one is. 881 Johnson Farm Rd: David Cederlund Trust to Benjamin & Deborah Poole: $565,000.

Some folks may know Judy and Paul Nevins from Mt Holly, whose home was severely damaged by fire last Thursday. Both Paul and Judy were teachers at the Plymouth Elementary School many years ago. More to come on how best to assist them. Thanks to Jeff Sailer and Tom for taking the tanker over to assist with mutual aid.

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Annual Community Tag Sale Scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend — Margo’s Plymouth Report

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Correction!

We provided the wrong date for the pre-St Patrick’s Day Community Luncheon in Margo’s Plymouth Report published yesterday. It will be held on Thursday, but the date is March 15, not March 14 as reported.

The location is correct: the luncheon will be held in the Community Room of Tyson Church at 11:00AM. Come enjoy  a boiled dinner with salad and a special dessert. Entertainment by Adam Boyce and his friend Merv who will provide some lively music!

No charge, but donations are accepted. Come join the fun and meet and greet your neighbors.

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Plymouth’s Town Plan is Being Reworked, Attendance Invited — Margo’s Plymouth Report

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3/5/18

I would say that we were very fortunate with that last storm considering the devastation that it created in many other places. The coast certainly took a beating. My sister in Mohegan Lake, NY lost electricity on Friday and just had power restored on Mon – just in time for this latest storm!  I know that crews from VT had been sent to various places in NY to help repair the damage.

Thanks to Keith Cappellini for agreeing to become the Plymouth representative on the WSCU Board. He won as the write-in candidate.  This is very important because otherwise our town would not be represented.

Work is being done on the Town Plan.  Please consider attending the next Planning and Zoning Meeting that will be on Tuesday, March 13th at 7:00 PM.  Two Rivers – Ottauquechee Regional Commission will be assisting with the Town Plan.  Property owners are encouraged to attend and participate in the discussion.

Property transfers for the month of February were: 1027 Bradley Hill Road, Rodney Leonard sold property to David Hartung and Stephanie Garrow-Hartung; $135,000.

Get ready for a pre-St Patrick’s Day Community Luncheon to be held on Thursday, 3/14 in the Community Room of Tyson Church at 11:00AM. Boiled dinner, salad & special dessert with be served, but most exciting is the fact that Adam Boyce and his friend Merv will be on hand to provide some lively music! No charge, but donations are accepted. Come join the fun and meet and greet your neighbors.

I understand that there is an amazingly beautiful snowy owl residing in the Windy Hill area in town. According to Brian Cestaro, it is often observed between 6 and 8 AM, then again from 4 to 6 PM. Thanks to Brian for the pictures, that you can see here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ue7DYUml1h23h5QP2

 

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Snow Camp Openings, President’s Day at the Coolidge Historic Site — Margo’s Plymouth Report

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2/11/18

That recent rain didn’t actually reduce the huge mounds of snow that have been accumulating, but it did make them slick and shiny! Even with grippers folks have been falling, so please be careful. I am having knee replacement in a little over a week, so I have been extra cautious about staying upright.

The Reading Group is meeting at the Community Center this Thursday at 6:30. I will be interested to hear what others thought of Mozart’s Starling. I am nearly to the end and can’t quite make up my mind about it. Join us even if you haven’t read the book, then you can help choose the next one!

I understand that there are still some openings for Snow Camp at Bethany Birches. Get in touch if you are interested in attending (802-672-5220) Guys and gals in Lynx B grades 3-6, happening 2/24 – 27 and gals in Polar Bear grades 7-9 on 3/9 -11.

Consider hearing President Coolidge (the 1st president to speak directly to the American people via radio), as portrayed by Tracy Messer, at the President Coolidge Historic Site at 2:00 PM n 2/19. He will be sharing portions of the February 22, 1926 speech to the National Education Association.

The Site will be open from noon to 4:00 that day and you can also learn more from Site Administrator, William Jenney about the exciting things that will be happening at the Notch this summer. At 1:00 PM Education Director, Diane Kemble, will make a short presentation on this year’s Calvin Writing Prize topic, What speech would you give as President to advance Civil Rights? Plan to visit the Cheese Factory as well.

We will be having our Ash Wed service at church on 4:00 PM on 2/14. I would also like to take this opportunity to announce that I will be retiring as the pastor of Tyson Congregational Church following the Easter service. Although being part of the church since 1979, I was officially installed there as the minister almost 13 years ago. My new knee and I will be on to the next chapter of my life!

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Reach-out Luncheon, Reading Group, and Town Tag Sale on the Calendar — Margo’s Plymouth Report

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2/5/18

What a rude awakening!  Having just returned Saturday night from a Caribbean cruise on the Disney ship, Fantasy, coming back to over a foot of snow was quite a contrast, to say the least.  I guess while we were gone there was very little precip, but beware, there is still a solid layer of ice under the snow.

I believe that Tyson Ladies Aid is preparing a feast for the Reach Out Luncheon that will take place at the church on Thursday, 2/15.  Also on that date at 6:30 PM will be Reading Group.

The only other news I have gleaned lately is that there will be a town-wide tag sale at the Community Center again this Memorial Day weekend.  Details to follow!

Stay warm and well.

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