Annual Strawberry Festival!

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Property transfers, Passings & the upcoming Strawberry Festival! ~ Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard


This morning (Friday) is gloriously sunny, as was yesterday. Maybe the nice weather is finally here! I think most of us are ready to engage in some outdoor activities. When Tom and I went for a walk last evening, the light breeze kept the black flies at bay, which was a nice perk.

I understand that the Town-wide Tag Sale over the Holiday weekend was quite successful with over $1,200 in vendor sales. Thanks to Lauren and others for all their hard work. Also, The Plymouth Schoolhouse will be hiring its first employee and staying open for year round childcare starting this summer and will be able to accommodate infants and toddlers, as well as the preschool aged children. For more information, contact Director Lauren Skaskiw-Harootunian at 802 417 6895 or email

Tom and I were away for a week, including the Memorial Day weekend. It was nice to see the festive bunting draping the lighted bridge in Tyson upon our return. Thanks to Tyson Ladies Aid for providing it.

At the recent TLA meeting, final touches were added for their part of the Annual Strawberry Festival to be held at Camp Plymouth State Park on Wednesday, 6/19, starting at 5:00 PM. Admission to the park is free at that time, so come enjoy the BBQ by Emergency Services, including salads by many community members. Plus feast on the delicious strawberry shortcake dessert by Tyson Ladies Aid.

You can make yourself comfortable in this lovely park setting while listening to Adam Boyce and Sue Hunt provide delightful music, as you munch away and wait for the Tyson Church raffle drawing. Fun things for youngsters to do, too. The added benefit is seeing friends and neighbors, while supporting local organizations that then turn right around and utilize these funds to enhance our community. This will also provide an opportunity to meet the new Park Ranger, Garecht Brunner!

Please note there will not be a Community Luncheon this month in hopes that everyone will attend the Strawberry Festival instead. For July, we will be back in business and likely have a BBQ, so folks can look forward to gathering again.

It is with sadness that I note the passing of Bea Wheeler. Recently a resident of Gill Home, she had become quite frail and ready to move on. Kudos to Dale & Larry Lynds for their devotion to caring for her needs for so long. For many years, when John was an active member of the Fire Dept, Bea made a dessert for each meeting. None of us other wives picked up the gauntlet, so meetings no longer include these regular sweet treats! Thanks to those who responded to the dumpster fire at Coolidge State Park the other day.

Many folks will probably remember Ruth Bostock, who passed away last year. Her niece, Martha, will be holding an estate sale at Ruth’s home at 59 Lake Pauline Rd, Ludlow on 6/22. I understand there will be many books and personal items that might be meaningful to those who knew her.

Property transfers still abound, so listing the latest below:

1) 181 Upper Round Top Rd. $261,500 Andrew Visinski to Peter and Emma Zelken

2) 832 Grand View Lodge, Unit D $57,300 Peter and Geraldine Marchessault to Jesse Gagnon

3) 894 East Ash Rd, Ledges 13 $150,000 Clara Garcia to Ernest and Carmen Ruzza

4) 998 East Ash Rd, Ledges 21 $135,000 Zorn Family Trust to Wesley and Patricia Wilkey

5) 27 Hillside Rd. $345,000 Benjamin Nazzaro to Richard and Suzanne Walsh Fresh strawberry background

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Tyson Library open for Season! ~ Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted with permission by The Vermont Standard

Although the weather may contradict it, we know summer is on its way because the Tyson library is now open for the season. The times of operation are Tuesday through Saturday 10 AM until noon and also the first and third Mondays from 6 to 7 PM. This amazing little building, maintained by Tyson Ladies Aid, has such great reading material. Stop by and check it out!

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Local restaurants & Calvin Coolidge Site opening and the upcoming Strawberry Festival! ~ Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted with permission by The Vermont Standard


By the time this goes to print, most of the Holiday Weekend activities will have come and gone. Hopefully the intermittent thunder storms will not have dampened the festivities.

Our restaurants are open and ready to serve delicious food. Bruce and Tina at the Inn at Water’s Edge are offering a SPRING FLING through June on Friday and Saturday nights with a 4-Course American Cuisine dinner for $25.00 Pre-Fixe and all bottles of wine are 50% discount. There will be meat, fish, and poultry items, but call 802-228-8143 for reservations at least 24 hours in advance.

According to Tom at the Echo Lake Inn, they will generally be open for dinner Tuesday – Saturday, unless they have a weekend function. Locals are encouraged to call 802-228-8602 for the Pre-Fixe special of $32.

President Calvin Coolidge Historical site will open on 5/25 for the season with a new special exhibit entitled Presidential Menagerie: The Coolidges and Their Pets. As is true for most of us, their pets played an important role within the family and produced several humorous stories.

Of course, this is also the time that Camp Plymouth State Park opens for the season and I imagine that camping is underway at our Calvin Coolidge State Park as well. The temperatures should be warming up any time now, so folks can enjoy the many facets of these pristine places. The wonderful community gathering for the Annual Strawberry Festival will take place at Camp Plymouth on Wednesday, 6/19 starting at 5:00 PM with the BBQ (Emergency Services) and famous strawberry shortcake (Tyson Ladies Aid). Tyson Church will be holding the 50/50 raffle, plus have a few special door prizes. Plan to attend!

I admit that I was surprised to learn that we have so many students graduating from WUHS this year. Here is the list: Angelina Amadeo, Bridgit Black, Dana Castro, Hartley Coates, Anna Hepler, Julia Kowalski, and Tim Rogers. Congratulations to one and all!


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Book Club, birthdays and an upcoming Tag Sale! ~ Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted with permission by The Vermont Standard


The weather still confounds me and I never know what to wear these days. I have not put my turtlenecks away & have used them several times this week. This morning Tom decided it was time to get out his summer clothes. Excuse my pessimism, but I am still not sure that is wise!

I wish I had taken a picture of the lovely strawberry cake that Teresa Ennis made for the luncheon on Thursday. Not only was it beautiful, everyone raved about how delicious it was, too! We sang a belated Happy Birthday to BettyAnn Hayward & an early one for Mildred Fitzgibbons. There was not much of Narda’s baked ziti left. Thanks to Nancy Hagge for making a salad. Nobody went away hungry, that’s for sure.

The Book Group is reading The Rent Collector by Camron Wright. It is both fascinating and heartbreaking to learn how others around the world are obliged to live and try to survive. The books can be checked out at the Town Clerk’s office. The discussion will take place at the Community Center on 6/13.

Our young people are busy these days. Both Anna & Calef Hepler are involved with Field and Track and Eve Cole has performed with Yoh Theatre. Graduation will be coming up before you know it and I will include the names next week.

A heads-up for the Town-wide Tag sale on Memorial Day weekend. Then before you know it, the Annual Strawberry festival at Camp Plymouth State Park will be here on Wednesday, June 19th. Details to follow!


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Plymouth Highway Dept Position Announced

From Sandie Small, Plymouth Town Clerk

Highway Department Position Available


The Town of Plymouth has an opening for a Town employee in our Highway Department.  A CDL is required.  

Please contact our Highway Foreman at 802-672-3535.

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No Yoga class until after Tag Sale

There will no Yoga Class this Sunday or next Sunday. This Sunday from 11am-1pm is the first drop off session for vendors of the Tag Sale.

The Tag Sale will be held on Sunday, May 26th from 9am-6pm.

There is still room for more vendors to join in the Selling!

Contact Lauren at for details.

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