Birthdays, Babies, and Graduations! — Margo’s Plymouth Report

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard


Well, I need to apologize.  I forgot to put Sue Poirier (6/4) and Tom’s birthday (6/6) in last week, so you will need to wish them a belated Happy Birthday!  Coming up are more birthdays:  Sally Markwell (6/9), plus several on 6/14 – Doris Earle, Matt Harootunian, Theresa  Steward, and me.  Then on 6/26, don’t forget Georgiana Whalen.  Best wishes to all!

Something new at the Historical Society (802-438-8351) where you can now leave a message to be picked up on the gmail account.  The Museum plans to be open noon to 2:00 PM on Saturdays through Oct, although other arrangements can be made through that number.  Volunteers are always needed to make sure the Museum can be staffed.  The next meeting is June 18th at 7 PM.

Richard G. Olmsted IV, born 3/7/15 to Jaclyn and Richard Olmstead of Tyson. Welcome!

Richard G. Olmsted IV, born 3/7/15 to Jaclyn and Richard Olmstead of Tyson. Welcome!

Although he is several months old now, I want to welcome Richard G. Olmsted IV (see picture) born 3/7/15 to Jaclyn and Richard Olmstead of Tyson. Grandparents are Randy and Jan Shimp of Plymouth, Pat and Jeff Boultinghouse of Santa Clarita CA, and Richard Jr. and Cheryl Olmstead of Lancaster CA.

Our students have had some excellent accomplishments of late.  Congratulations to Sage Allen, who was inducted into the National Honor Society in April at Black River High School.  I noticed that Grace Vosburgh scored three goals to help bring the WUHS Girls Lacrosse win against Harwood.

We have many graduating seniors this year.  I was honored to be part of Baccalaureate for BRHS this year.  Cedar Allen was there and plans to attend Lakes Region Community College in Laconia NH to obtain an Associates in Electrical Systems Installation Maintenance.  It will allow him to be certified in Solar installation and become an electrician apprentice.

There are a number of graduates from WUHS.  Lilli Buchangroff will be going to Bennington College to study the technical aspects of theatre — set design, lights, sound and directing.   Sahara Bebo will be heading to Ithaca College to study communication arts.  Madison Cassano plans to attend Colby Sawyer for liberal arts.  Holli Olsen is off to Colby College in Maine on a pre-med path.  James Scomillio will be joining the Army, following the footsteps of many other family members.  Christian Vosburgh will be attending Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT this fall.  Congratulations to one and all.

On the other end of the spectrum, Liza Ward, recovering from her serious fall and head injury is currently at the Gill Home.  You may have seen Bea Wheeler out and about.  She is still at the Gill Home receiving PT, but is enjoying riding around with John on occasion!

Mark your calendar for the Strawberry Festival, held at Camp Plymouth State Park from 5-8 PM on Wed, 6/17.  Raffle tickets are available for over 40 great prizes thanks to generosity of many businesses and individuals.  The proceeds go entirely to meet community needs, including food for the Reach Out Luncheon.

Many of you know that Amber Bergey is due to have her baby in June, so Dan Laubach has been hired as the interim program director at Bethany Birches Camp this year.  We welcome him to the area and wish Brandon and Amber well with the impending birth.

In case folks didn‘t see Terry‘s article about the new resource guide, “The Plymouth Directory“, I thought I would note it here.  It has been a big project and it is still ongoing for he is listing businesses, organizations, non-profit clubs, artists/crafters, etc on this free website (  Your resource needs to physically be located in Plymouth or you need to live in Plymouth to participate.  Terry can assist you in creating a site, so be sure to get your information to him at or call him at 672-5390.


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