Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard


Did you miss “Stand Up Shakespeare” at the Notch last Saturday? What a shame, it was delightful! This free performance by a group of talented professional actors was held in the Union Christian Church, where they brought Shakespeare to life with both dramatic & comic interpretations. Their enthusiasm was contagious with folks joining in for the final song.

These 16 actors have been coming to Killington on retreat since 2000 & in 2007 when Jamie Ward came up with the idea for giving Shakespeare a new twist, the group eagerly embraced it! The same group performed Shakespeare with Benefits in NYC & raised $5000 for Hurricane Sandy relief. Thanks to Diane Kemble, Education Director of the Calvin Coolidge Memorial Foundation for arranging this program.

We attended the Folk & Blues concert on Sunday & as usual, the music was great! in conjunction with Bill Jenney & the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Jay Ottaway did a wonderful job of pulling together talented musicians. Sitting out on the grass always makes it more enjoyable & the rain very nicely held off!

Bruce & Tina will be serving fennel & pancetta stuffed pork chops, chicken marsala, & seared cod with oven-roasted tomatoes for their weekly $25 Thursday evening special at the Inn at Waters Edge. Please call for reservations at 802-228-8143.

An interesting outing will be taking place at the Historic Site from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM on Saturday, 9/7. Sponsored by the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, Mimi Baird, & Plymouth Artisan Cheese, archaeologist Sheila Charles will present an illustrated talk & lead a walkabout that will explore cellar holes & the remains of an old sugar house. The fee of $8.00 for adults & $2.00 for children will include a Plymouth Cheese tasting!

A reminder about the Pingree auction on Rte 100 on Sunday, 9/8 – the preview is now starting at 9:30 AM & the bidding begins at 11:00! Refreshments will be available. You can double your auction excitement by also attending the Bethany Birches auction to be held Saturday, 9/28 at the Camp on Lynds Hill. Coffee & donuts will be served between 9:00 & 10:00 AM while you preview the items. As in past years, there will be a good selection, including a 1993 Mercedes Benz E300! There is also be a limited raffle for a 2009 Polaris Switchback snowmobile, so go online to Bethany Birches Auction to learn more & see about on-line bidding.

Also wanted to let you know that Tyson Church is heading up a campaign to provide both Baby & School Kits for Church World Service of the United Church of Christ. These Kits are distributed throughout the world (including the USA) to areas in need. Since we are such a small congregation, we are hoping that the community will join us in this effort. There are any numbers of ways to participate, so please consider taking part in this worthwhile endeavor. An initial meeting will be held on Thurs, 9/5 at 3:30 at the church, so feel free to attend & learn more. June Capron ( is heading up this project & will keep folks in the loop if you let her know you are interested!

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1 Response to Margo Marrone’s Plymouth Report

  1. Diane Kemble says:

    *Plein-Aire Painting Session in Oils *

    *with Robert Sydorowich *

    at the scenic* Calvin Coolidge State Historic Site*

    *Saturday September 28 at 10:30 *

    Painting *demo* (bringing your own supplies is optional) is limited to 8 people and will last about 1 hours. Rain (well paint inside looking out) or Shine. $30 includes admission to the Coolidge Site. Youre welcome to stay longer to paint or tour the site.

    Sponsored by the Coolidge Foundation

    Please pre-register: or 802-672-3389

    More about Robert:

    ***Much of my time for the last three decades has been spent painting the Vermont countryside trying to capture the simple small town life in and around Andover. An enthusiastic plein aire painter and an admirer of the Impressionist movement my goal is to apply paint with lively brushwork and glowing colors reminiscent of that movement. Simple, focused, capturing the truth of the moment – my snapshots.*

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