Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard
Quite a shift in the weather! Saturday was certainly a glorious day and that was likely why there was such a crowd for the Folk and Blues concert organized by Jay Ottaway. Even with Covid trying to establish another foothold, Folks seemed to feel secure outdoors visiting and enjoying the music together. People of all sizes and shapes, exuberant children, and several beloved pets passed the afternoon together enchanted by our lovely little community nestled in the hills of VT.
I also attending the Shakespeare Alive production and that was delightful, as usual. There were some short play-on-words moments interjected into the program this year, that were quite entertaining. Masks were worn by the audience and actors when not performing, but I did not attempt to get a picture. Anna provided me with this one.
The first Grace Coolidge Musicale Event of the season will take place on 9/12 at 2:00 PM in the Union Christian Church. Well-known fiddler Adam Boyce and pianist Sue Hunt will provide a musical walk down memory lane. The program includes numbers played by the Plymouth Old Time Dance Orchestra, which went on a national tour in 1926 culminating at the Coolidge White House. I remember Emma Carpenter telling me all about it because her husband was part of the group. The program is free, but donations appreciated. The second and last musicale for this year will be on 10/3 and again will reflect the 1920’s theme to coordinate with the Coolidge Site’s new exhibit, “The Roaring Twenties: Fashions, Fads, and All That Jazz!” Make sure to schedule your visit Tuesday – Sunday from 10 AM to 5 PM. The Site will be closing 10/17. For more information, call 802-672-3773, or visit our website: www.HistoricSites.Vermont.gov
Picture by Anna Cody – Stand-Up Shakespeare Company