Reprinted with permission of The Vermont Standard
There are noticeably fewer people around now that the holiday weekend has passed. Although many leaves have fallen, the golden glow persists in some places and is lovely on its own. In addition to many bear sightings in Tyson, there were numerous turkeys crossing Dublin Road this week. Yes, we do share this place with an amazing number of different animals – big and small. Joan Day said there was even a moose pictured recently on her trail camera.
I did want to mention that on 10/11, the Echo Lake Inn hosted the wine-tasting and silent auction fundraiser for the Black River Independent School. Most of us ventured outside the tent when sampling the wines (donated by the generous owner of a vineyard in Argentina) and wonderful appetizers, otherwise masks were worn. Area businesses very kindly donated gift certificates and the community support was greatly appreciated.
The Book Group “met” this past Thursday and discussed in detail Redhead by the Side of the Road by Anne Tyler. It featured a number of interesting characters and the evolution of relationships. From fiction, we turn to The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson for the next selection. It chronicles the decades-long migration of black citizens who fled the South for northern and western cities, with wonderful historical detail. Pick up a copy and join us for the discussion via Zoom on Thursday, 11/19 at 6:30 PM..
I learned from Joel at the Inn at Water’s Edge that they will be taking a break in regard to lodging, but they may still be having their Tuesday evening dinners. Check out social media or their website (/www.innatwatersedge.com) for current information.
I understand that the Bridgewater Grange has voted not to have their annual Turkey Supper this year, in light of COVID. It was a difficult decision since so many local folks, as well as visitors look forward to the delicious offerings, but it seems to be the prudent choice. There will be a container and collection jar located at Maple Leaf Farm and Garden Supply on Rte 100A where donations may be left that will be used to provide Thanksgiving baskets for families. It is open from 8:30 – 5:00 Monday – Friday and 1/2 day on Saturday. Your generosity is appreciated.