Antiques and Treasures Sale This Weekend — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard


Returning from TX on Saturday night, it was so nice to be back in lush, green VT!  Tom and I have been on 9 different airplanes in less than 6 months, so you might think we would have this traveling thing down pat.  I do have one tip for you from our latest trip when my carry-on was searched – don’t pack a large zucchini in your bag!

I couldn’t imagine why I was called aside.  The TSA person and I had a good chuckle over the longish, thick item that he could not figure out on the screen!  You may wonder why I was transporting this good-sized organic vegetable with me.  Well, we didn’t get around to cooking it with our meals and it was just too luscious to throw away.  We enjoyed this well-traveled zucchini tonight for dinner!

Needless-to-say, I have very little news this week.  I understand that the Reach Out Luncheon was well-attended last Thursday and many thanks to the staff at the Town Building for all of their help with setup and preparation.  I heard that the food was great and it was nice that everyone was so flexible.

Don’t forget the “Antiques and Treasures” 2 day Tag Sale from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on 5/27 and 28 at our Community Center.  I am hoping to bring some items over and I know many others are doing so as well.  I am glad we don’t need to lug over those church benches this time.  I believe they are being put to good use now at the Pizza Chef in Woodstock!

Condolences to the family of Noe “Trapper Joe” George Lambert Jr, of Messer Hill who passed away on 5/18.  Our little cemetery has been a busy place lately with a number of farewells taking place there.

Thanks to Cheryl Bishop for assisting the youngsters in church today as they planted flowers in lovely pots to take home.

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Drop Off Times for Vendors at The Plymouth Antique & Treasure Sale

Drop off times this weekend for The Antique & Treasure Sale are from 10am-1pm on Sat (May 20th) and 1pm-4pm on Sun (May 21st).

Wednesday June 24th is the third and final drop off time, from 5-7pm.

The Sale will run from 9am-6pm, Saturday May 27th and Sunday May 28th.

35 School Drive, Plymouth

Questions? Contact CC Director ~ Lauren Skaskiw at 802 855 7566,

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Route 100A Project Discussion at May 22 Selectboard

From Sandie Small, Plymouth Town Clerk

Natalie Boyle, the Project Outreach Coordinator, will be attending the Selectboard Meeting on Monday, May 22, 2017, at the Town Hall. The Selectboard Meeting begins at 6:00 pm; we expect Natalie to present an overview of the work being done on Route 100A at 6:30 pm and then she will open the floor to questions.

Please join us for this presentation, and hopefully, have your questions and concerns answered.

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Plans for the Strawberry Festival are Underway! — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard.


Writing on Sunday morning, it was lovely to see the sun make an appearance again.  The rain has washed driveways and the lakes seem very high, but at least we were spared the damage that occurred in Rutland on Friday evening.  There was one light-hearted video that emerged, however, a port-a-potty being wind-driven across a parking lot!

The weather certainly didn’t cooperate for the morning of Green-Up Day, but you can still obtain green bags at the Town Office and deposit them in the dumpster.  The rain did miraculously stop just in time for the graveside service for Julie Gibbs – a real blessing.

Both Tyson Ladies Aid and Tyson Church had meetings recently to discuss plans for the Strawberry Festival.  Details to follow, but mark your calendars for Wed, 6/21 for this terrific annual town event!

Consider joining Sue Mordecai for gentle yoga/meditation at 8:00 AM on Saturday, 5/13.  By the way, we honor mothers on 5/14, but I always like to think it is a day to recognize nurturers of all shapes, sizes, and connections….


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Plymouth Green-Up Day on May 6

There will be a Green-Up Day in Plymouth!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

If you would like to help, the green trash bags are available at the Town Office – pick a road and do what you can….. There will be a drop box to leave your green bags at the Town Office on May 6 after 12:00 pm.

For those of you who cannot participate on Saturday, May 6, but would still like to help, ABLE will accept Green-Up Bags for two weeks following May 6 at the Fast Trash in Bridgewater, from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm on Saturdays.

Thank you for helping to Green-Up Plymouth!

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Plymouth Area Road Projects Start in May

VTrans informed the Town of Plymouth of three road projects that will impact traffic beginning May 1.

Plymouth Route 100A Slope Stabilization Project
There will be a daily road closure period from June 19-August 25, 2017, Monday-Friday from 8am to 4pm. Work to be performed includes slope stabilization and wire mesh installation, drainage items, guardrail, cold planing, paving, new pavement markings, and other specified highway items. The project begins approximately 400 feet east of the junction of Route 100 and Route 100A, and extends easterly for approximately 1,600 feet.

Ludlow VT 100 Bridge 99 over Branch Brook
Construction for the replacement of Bridge 99 is scheduled to begin May 1. Crews will begin removing portions of the existing wing walls and approach slabs, as well as constructing the replacements in preparation for the bridge closure.

Bridge 99 will be reduced to one lane with alternating one-way traffic throughout the day. Flaggers will be present to assist in maintaining traffic flow on VT 100 and VT 103.

The closure period for Bridge 99 begins on May 15, 2017. The Bridge will be closed for a 10-day period. For 2 weeks following, alternating one-way traffic will be maintained.

Ludlow VT 103 Bridge #25 in Ludlow over the Black River
Construction for the replacement of Bridge 25 is anticipated to begin in the last week of May. Construction will include a 35-day full bridge closure anticipated to begin in early June. Preceding and following the closure, Bridge 25 will be reduced to one lane with alternating one-way traffic.

For information on bridge projects:

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Plymouth Tag Sale, Green Up, and Area Hazardous Waste Disposal Days are Coming Right Up! — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard.


As I write this on Sunday, it is suddenly pouring down rain – so much for the weather forecast!  Every time I contemplate putting away my sweaters, I am glad that they are still handy.  The buds on the trees are popping and that familiar coating of green pollen is gracing my deck.  The birds are dismayed that the feeder is not being refilled and any day now I expect the hummingbirds to be peering in my window in search of their sweet concoction. Yes, it is spring in VT!

I understand that bids are being accepted for the re-staining of several buildings at the Coolidge site.  They appear to be due Wed, 5/3, so there isn’t much time if you are interested.  For additional information, go to

Traditionally, the 1st weekend in May is Green Up Day, so those special green bags will be available at the Town Building this week if you want to start collecting along our roadways.  A dumpster will be provided behind the building, only for the green bags.  Bags can be brought to Bridgewater Fast Trash (8 to noon on Saturdays) for the next couple of weeks, too.  There are those who believe cleanup should be an ongoing process, although some of us will miss the camaraderie and potluck lunch!  Someone is needed to coordinate this effort next year, so consider what part you might play in this important effort.

Light summer reading has been chosen for the next Book Club selection –  Erma Bombeck”s If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?  The discussion will take place on 6/8 and I anticipate there will be lots of laughter.  Plan to join us!

I visited the Pingrees this past week in the nursing home and they said they thoroughly enjoyed their anniversary party.  I believe town residents Kathy Lynds and Lonnie Ennis were on hand to help them celebrate their 65th.

Household hazardous waste disposal dates have been set for 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM on the following Saturdays: 5/13 at the Springfield transfer station and 5/20 at the Ludlow transfer station.  For more information call 674-9235 or for a list of what you may bring.

After spring cleaning and safely disposing of harmful materials, if you find you have some treasures remaining that you would like to sell, consider participating in the 4th Annual Plymouth Town “Antiques and Treasures” 2 day Tag Sale from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM on 5/27 and 28 at our Community Center.  You need to securely attach price tags and bring your items (marked with your 3 initials) there on 5/20 (10 to 1), Sunday 5/21 (1 to 4), or 5/24 Wednesday (5 to 7).  Then sign up for a 3 hour shift to volunteer on site.  Picking up unsold items will need to be done Wed, 5/31, 4:00 – 7:00 PM or Sat 6/3, 10 AM – 1:00 PM.  For more details, contact Lauren at 802-855-7566

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