Concert at Coolidge visitor center, upcoming Shakespeare Alive! performance and 17th Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival ~ Margo’s Plymouth report

Reprinted with permission from The Vermont Standard


Hot weather has returned, but I have not found the humidity to be oppressive. I understand that the dew point is a better determinant of comfort. I found this info online: “A 50°F (10°C) dew point will always feel comfortable outside regardless of the temperature or humidity. Whereas a 50% humidity will feel different depending on the temperature. So if you want a real judge of just how “dry” or “humid” it will feel outside, look at the dew point instead of the RH. The higher the dew point, the muggier it will feel. This is why the dew point is so much more useful than humidity.”

There are a few events in the near future that should be fun. There will be a concert at the Coolidge visitors center on Sunday, 8/28 at 3:00 PM with music by Dan and Liz Faiella. Liz has studied Irish fiddling, as well as trained in classical violin. Dan studied with folk musician David Surette and classical guitarist David Newsam. I am told that their music is both lively and enchanting, so mark your calendar.

Please note that Shakespeare Alive! A Bard-Based Variety Show will return to the Union Christian Church at noon on Saturday, 9/3. You need to be quick in order to pick up on the witty use of the Bard’s amazing lines. Masks will be required as is the case at most indoor performances these days. There is no entrance fee, but donations are always appreciated.

Also, more music is on tap thanks to Jay Ottaway at the 17th Plymouth Folk and Blues Festival on Saturday, 9/3 and Sunday, 9/4 from 2-5 PM. As usual, the concert is free, although donations are gladly received. Don’t forget to bring a non-perishable food item for the VT Foodbank collection. To learn more about the performers, please go to

I want to relay the story of a good deed performed by John Farrell, the Office Administrator for the Calvin Coolidge Presidential Foundation and Rejoice Scherry, Site Administrator for the State Historic Site. Carolyn Dashef shared the tale of how they came to her rescue when she was in need of help in front of the Post Office. Initially assisting with a call for roadside assistance that would have taken 2 hours for help to arrive, John jumped right in and changed the flat tire with assistance from Rejoice. The smiles on their faces show their cheerful willingness to be of service. That sounds like a good deed Calvin Coolidge would applaud!

I appreciate the message from Tim Sink regarding the recent PALVT.ORG press release, that will be in a separate posting. Also, Tesha Buss sent her news about an upcoming event, which will also be in another message.

Now is the time to prepare for the 10th Annual Town-Wide Tag Sale slated for Sunday 10/9, from 9am-6pm at The Plymouth Community Center. Contact Lauren Skaskiw by calling or texting 802 417 would like to be a vendor and sell your treasures.  Since indoor space is available, this event can proceed rain or shine!

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