Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard


Thank you to Allison Clarkson for being our speaker at the Reach Out luncheon on 9/20. We learned a bit about her & also some of the issues that will be hot topics during the upcoming legislative session. Seeing Roger Pingree there jogged my memory about his 9/9 birthday, so belated Happy Birthday to him!

Tyson Ladies Aid had a work day at Tyson Library on Saturday & they want to thank Bob, Rudy, Andy & Trinady Gross, Doug, Ann & Josh Rose, Norm & Betty Aubin & Ginny Kottkamp for all their hard work on the siding & in the gardens. Things are looking great, so be sure to get over there to check it out! The Library will be closing for the season after Sat, 10/13. The hours are 10:00 to noon.

I have had the pleasure of being in the company of both Marie & Michael Caduto recently! Marie’s talk at the Library in Ludlow last week was quite informative as we learned more about the washout at the top of Money Brook & how water picks up sediment & redistributes it. Michael was the speaker at Justin Morrill State Historic Site on Sunday, where we discussed wild edibles, then went outside to see some of them. Both presentations were very interesting!

The Cheese & Harvest Festival at the Notch was well attended with a few hundred people milling around. The rain held off & Fred took a break from giving wagon rides (pulled by his tractor) to shear sheep. Our little Owen considered petting one of the sheep, but didn’t quite feel comfortable reaching his hand out. He settled for petting an adorable & friendly little dog instead! He did enjoy the cheese samples at the Cheese Factory & the tables set up by Crowley & Cabot.

Although I did not arrive in time to attend, I understand that Adam Boyce as “Charles Ross Taggart: Vermont’s Traveling Entertainer,” did a great job. He told me he would return to Plymouth & do it again, perhaps under the auspices of the Plymouth Historical Society.

I noticed that on Sat, 9/29, there will be an opportunity to properly dispose of used or expired prescription drugs (pills or capsules) at the Woodstock Police station & the Ludlow Police station from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. There is a permanent drop-off from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Mon – Friday at the Police Dept in Windsor at 29 Union St, that will take liquids as well. Flushing them or putting them in the trash pose public health & safety hazards, so please consider these more
appropriate options!

Thanks to Robin Bebo-Long for letting me know that Madison Cassano & Sahara Bebo are also on the field hockey team. I really appreciate a heads-up on our young people, especially since I don’t even know some of their names any longer. Please feel free to contact me!

Lastly, thanks to Terry Bascom for covering for me this past Sunday. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for Melissa Maravell’s concert at Tyson Church on Sat, 10/6 at 7:00 PM! Some of you are familiar with Melissa, a singer/songwriter who has performed in our area over the years. including the Hawk summer series. She played at the church on 8/26 & was also willing to perform in the tent that day, but the lively chatter made that difficult. So, you have another opportunity to catch her! Opera trained, Melissa sings a wide variety of tunes & her rich contralto voice makes anything she sings a delight to hear. A free-will offering will be taken.

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