Plymouth Residents Cheer Opening of Library Trail Bridge: Margo’s Plymouth Report

Republished with permission from The Vermont Standard

This is the season for tightening up – putting the lawn furniture away, blowing leaves, filling in cracks so the winter wind cannot get in.  I imagine that all of us are doing the same tasks, some of us with more or less enthusiasm, but perhaps more or less grumbling, too!

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The stage was set perfectly as far as I was concerned.  Outside in front of Tyson Library were plates of baked goods, cider (hot & cold), & colorful bows & a ribbon stretched across the end of the new bridge.  Carolyn Scott (President of Tyson Ladies Aid) & Ralph Michael (Select Board Chairman) were set to cut the ribbon, but it was decided to let Bill Jarvi do the honors.

A cheer went up & applause as the deed was done, then we all strolled across the sturdy bridge that stands considerably higher than the one that “Irene” dismantled.  It is a foot bridge, but quite substantial.  Posts will be placed at either end to make sure that motorized vehicles will not be using it.  If you haven’t seen it, come check it out!  A number of folks had not been in the library & seemed surprised at how pleasant it is & the quantity of books that reside there.

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It was rowdy Tyson Ladies Aid meeting last week – high energy & lots of laughter as the upcoming events were being planned.  The Reach Out Luncheon on Thurs, 11/20 will be a Thanksgiving Feast.  We will not have a speaker – probably because we will all be busy eating the luscious turkey dinner!  All are welcome to join us at 11:30 in the downstairs Community Room of Tyson Church.  It would be helpful to get a count, so you might want to email Kathy Lynds ( or call Betty Aubin at 484-4130.

Several of us from Tyson Church conducted a worship service at the Gill Terrace apartments this past week & enjoyed seeing former Plymouth resident, Barbara North.  We were asked to come back on 12/5, so if anyone cares to join us, please let me know.  While over that way, I stopped to see Dorothy Pingree who is currently in the Gill Home.  Roger was there visiting her & said he tries to go each day.

Erik Johansson provided such lovely music  at Tyson Church on Sunday – harp, guitar, & another instrument that combined guitar & harp sounds, so we are hoping to have him return & provide special music for us again next month.  The Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will be held at Tyson Church this year at 4:00 PM on Sunday, 11/23.   Non-perishable food shelf items will be collected or you can bring hats, mittens, scarves or socks for the Mitten Tree.  Everyone is invited to attend.

If you see Jen Flaster, please tell her Happy Birthday on 11/16 & wish her well with the soon-to-happen delivery of the baby, due on 11/23!  I am sure that Jay & big sister Josie are anxiously awaiting the new arrival, too!

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