Old Home Day at Calvin Coolidge Historic Site!

See the Coolidge Basket Quilt, among many artifacts, at the Coolidge Old Home Days Celebration on Saturday.

See the Coolidge Basket Quilt, among many artifacts, at the Coolidge Old Home Day Celebration on Saturday.

Reprinted by permission of The Vermont Standard


This seems to be family season for us, my sister and brother-in-law, plus my cousin’s son from Texas were here last week.  We had a delightful picnic at Camp Plymouth State Park with our grandsons and their parents.  We really are so fortunate to have such a wonderful place right here in town that is open 10:00 AM until ½ hour after sunset.  Lush grass, nice BBQ units and picnic tables, plus refreshing Echo Lake provide a good way to cool off on these hot days.

The Reading Group will meet on Thursday, 8/4 at 6:30 at the Community Center to discuss Fannie Flagg’s The All Girl Filling-Station’s Last Reunion.  Feel free to attend even if you have not read the book!

Don’t forget Old Home Day at the Coolidge Homestead is this Saturday, 8/6.  The Naturalization Ceremony will take place at 11:00 AM.  Plan to attend the special program and book signing with the authors of Intimate Grandeur.  Bring your historic clocks and pocket watches to the Green Mountain Timekeepers Society to learn more about them.  Please note that the reenactment of Calvin Coolidge’s “Homestead Inaugural” will take place at 2:47 PM .

Enjoy wagon rides, old-time music, sheep shearing, craft demonstrations, and Clara’s historic children’s games sponsored by the Vermont Historical Society.  Come savor the chicken BBQ sponsored by the Fire Dept.  By the way, I need a babysitter for Owen (5) and Landon (3) for a couple of hours, so I can help with serving.  Let me know if you are available!

Get ready for the fabulous Tyson Ladies Aid Bazaar that will be held at Veterans Park in Ludlow on Saturday, 8/13.  As usual there will be an amazing array of baskets and gift certificates for the raffle, scrumptious baked goods, huge book sale, and the chicken BBQ.  Funds that are raised are utilized to help with community needs such as scholarships at WUHS and Black River and they also help maintain our tiny but extremely well-stocked Tyson Library.  All your friends will be there, so join the crowd!

Bill Cherico, AARP Smart Driver Instructor (672- 1823 or wbcherico@comcast.net) will be leading a course right here at the Community Center on Friday, 9/16 at 10:00 AM.  This four hour session (bring a lunch) is designed to keep seniors up to date on their driving skills as they age, promote independence and mobility, and it usually helps to save on car insurance.  The cost, paid at the time of registration, is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Reserve a spot with Lauren Summer Skaskiw (802-855-7566)

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