Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
Well, with the wind and rain it amazes me that there are any leaves left, but many areas are still bright and beautiful! Gardens are being put to bed and summer clothes are being put away, as we all tighten up for winter. Snow out west seems premature, but you never know….
Speaking of closing, the Tyson Library will close for the season on 10/12. Don’t forget to join the myriad of activities taking place at Notch this coming weekend, in advance of its closing on 10/20.
The Plymouth Notch Antique Apple Fest takes place on Saturday, 10/12, beginning at 10 AM with the second annual Coolidge 5K race. Walkers can engage in the “I Do Not Choose to Run” 1-Mile Walk at 11:00. Register at the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation, www.coolidgefoundation.org.
Hopefully the weather will cooperate for the wagon rides, craft exhibits, culinary treats and music with Adam Boyce. Youngsters can join in games on the Aldrich House lawn and visit the one-room schoolhouse for an apple treasure hunt and hands-on history activities. There will also be cheese sampling and the self-guided tour at the Plymouth Cheese Factory.
Come see the special display detailing the commissioning of the U S Naval Submarine “Vermont” and learn about Henry Breault, the only enlisted submarine sailor to receive the Medal of Honor which was presented by President Coolidge in 1924.
How exciting that Cassie Horner was able to go up in the flying fortress, Aluminum Overcast when it visited Rutland a couple of weeks ago. Please note, this was not the plane that crashed several days later!
The Book Club engaged in a probing discussion of Educated, sharing observations and the mix of feelings this book creates. We are a diverse group who enjoy reading a wide variety of books and there are always interesting discussions when we gather. Consider joining us! Our next selection is Mr. Dickens and His Carol by Samantha Silva, that is said to be a peek into Dicken’s life with considerable humor laced into it. Books are available at the Town office, courtesy of Nancy Hagge, who has gathered them from the Killington Library for us. We will meet at the Community Center at 6:30 PM on 11/7.
It was wonderful to participate with Rev Christian Huebner in the Blessing of the Animals at Lucy MacKenzie this past weekend. Many people brought their beloved pets or pictures of them to receive special prayers of blessing. There are many animals for adoption at the shelter deserving of a forever home and they were blessed, too. The kittens are a favorite, but there are many delightful older cats and a number of dogs in need of homes. They receive loving care at Lucy Mac, but please consider taking one of them into your home and into your heart.
It is with sadness that I note the passing of Barbara North who lived for a time in Tyson and attended Tyson Church. A spirited lady, who will be missed.
Mark your calendars for the Community Luncheon on 10/17 downstairs at Tyson Church. Come enjoy Shepards Pie with others in Plymouth and the surrounding area. Start time is 11:30 when we will learn from a professional how to ice cupcakes, then after lunch we will eat them!