Our 2016 Thanksgiving dinners were all fulfilling and hope everyone enjoyed their feast with their family and friends, as we did. It’s such a delicious dinner and the turkey we had was soooo tender and moist. I know locally many had their children home from a far and even arrived home before the storms and returned back safe and sound.
Louise Adams and her little doggie Fiona were up from Westminster, Ma. To visit with her brother Jay Adams of Town, through the holiday week.
Robin Houle and sister Zina (daughters of Vivian Deuso) have returned home after eight days in Liverpool, and Manchester England. The ladies have been saving to go to concerts of Dr. Hook . Robin said it was just wonderful, wonderful and they had a great time. After concerts the band members come to “Meet and Greet” their fans, and Robin got autographs from the Lead Singer Dennis Lacorriere, and Robin even got a hug from him. She said the reason she had the money to spend on this vacation was because she quit smoking. What ever it takes Robin…Good for YOU!!! So glad that you both had a fantastic time. They mainly hung out near the hotel that they stayed at, as it was in the Center of the city.
Sandy and Kerry Fleckenstein and June and Mike Abramowitz played host for Thanksgiving to their niece Sarah SanGiovanni and Dan from Melbourne, Australia , here studying at Clark University in Worcester, Ma. It was a fun time !!! Also Marlene Stewart and George Hambleton in the presence of their children were united in marriage on Thanksgiving Day with Lynda Cluba officiating the ceremony.
Congratulations to Elinor Purrier in all her achievements that were in last week’s County Courier. We are all very proud of this young lady, she is the daughter of Charles and Annie Purrier.
Reminder of the “HUGE CRAFT SHOW” that will be coming to the Montgomery Elementary School Gym on December 10, from 9 a.m.- 3p.m. Look for the special ad in this paper..as there is so many items being brought to this EVENT.
Montgomery Elementary School will have their Holiday Concert On Wednesday, December 7, starting at 6 p.m.. NOTE: There will be a Community meal at 11:30 but call to let Ruth know at 326-4618 by Dec. 5. Thank you!!!
Happy Birthday to: Ethan Mercy, Micah Niles-Racusin & Jennifer Diette 12/5, Ellen Coolidge, Matt Cennamo 12/8, Lynda Cluba, Rosaire Robitaille 12/9, Bob Baron 12/10.
Anniversary wishes to: Dennis and Patricia Rodgers 12/9.
**Little children don’t always hear correctly. A little boy wondered why the Pastor always prayed in the “name of the Father, Son and the Whole East Coast!”.** That’s all for this week, PLEASE share your news with me. Thanks to the ones that did.
Written by Lois Lumbra – IT’S SNOWING, IT’S SNOWING!! Yes, it has been a wet Sunday, we had rain earlier and now turning to snow. I guess it’s any ones guess how much we will get. Just hope that the Ski Area’s have a great Thanksgiving Holiday!! Maggie Elkins and Me have the park tree decorated for everyone to enjoy, the wreaths were put up the other day before the storm, and they needed something to go along with them. SOOO, when we went out Saturday night to put new lights on, they all came on, and were so beautiful we left them on. That tree is getting to high for us, but we still try to light it up, it’s a gorgeous tree!!!
I was asked to let our local Emergency Crew know how grateful Morgan East is for the fast respond to her home the night her husband fell. A SPECIAL THANK YOU, for your kindness and caring patience in tending to her husband Charlie Pratt. He will be convalescing in St. Albans at a Rehab Facility.
Sonny and I went up To The Farm yesterday 11/19, that is his old birth place on North Hill. We continue to check on it now and then for his Cousin that have purchased the place. Sonny winterized it for them. I was waiting outside enjoying the sunshine and beauty while waiting for Sonny. There was a fellow out on his four wheeler and came down to see the new owners only it was us. I introduced myself and he said “Oh you are Lois that writes for the County Courier” and then he continued saying “I feel like I know you, after reading my column”. He gave me his name John Smith from St. Alban’s area and he knew members of our family that live down there. He ended by telling me, how much he enjoyed reading my column. I said read about it in the next issue. Thanks, John it’s nice to hear the words, I enjoy doing this for all of you.
11/15, The 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Betsy Snider and she had prepared lunch for all of us, delicious soup, sandwiches and punch, tea, coffee and two desserts. It was our first time playing since the time change so we ended at the 7 round as some do not care to drive after dark. Betsy had high score, second high was Therese Begnoche and most horses went to Sue Peters. There is always lots of laughs, catching up on what’s going on in town, etc. The December meeting will be hosted by Connie McFarland and will be held at the Snow-Shoe on the 13th.
On December 3, from 2 – 4 p.m. there will be Montgomery Community Children’s Holiday Party, held at the School Gym. Enjoy live Christmas music provided by the Richford Community Choir, Jingle bells and singing carols on a hayride, cookies and hot chocolate, Santa arriving on the Fire-truck. Lots and lots of fun, if anyone would like to volunteer or contribute to the event, contact Amanda Starrr at 802-535-4797.
Montgomery Elementary School, will have their Holiday Concert on Wednesday, December 7th at 6 p.m. There will be a Community meal at 11:30, call Ruth at 326-4618 RSVP by Monday December 5.
December 10, check out the Holiday Craft Show in a special ad in this paper, it will tell you of things that vendors will be bringing to the event.
Happy Birthday to: Hillari Levine 11/27, Cheryl Wisell 11/28, Beniah Cluba 11/29, Ritchie Ryea 11/30. Luke Scheffler 12/2. Samantha Ryea, Betty Moquin, Lynne Drevik 12/3.
Just does not seem possible this is the last November Column for 2016. HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO ALL MY READERS, MY LOVE TO ALL. God Bless!! (Sunday, November 27 is the first Sunday of Advent and The United Methodist Church will have a special service starting at 9:30 a.m. )
The Montgomery Town Selectboard will be holding Informational Meetings regarding the upcoming Bond Vote for the new Town Office building.
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First Informational Meeting
Thursday, Nov. 10th @ 7:00 P.M. at Grange/Town Hall
Second Informational Meeting
Saturday, Nov. 12th @ 10:00 A.M. at Grange/Town Hall
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
9:00 AM – 7:00 P.M. at Grange/Town Hall
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Our purpose is to provide an opportunity for community members to see the space and to consider ways in which it might be used in keeping with our mission statement:
“The Montgomery Center for the Arts is dedicated to enhancing the vitality of life in our local and regional communities by providing a venue for a diversity of educational, cultural, artistic, and social experiences.”
We are encouraging the organizers of groups that are currently using the venue on a regular basis and those who are planning a workshop or event in the future to come to the MCA Open House to share information and possibly gain new members or supporters of your activities.
There will be Tea and Cookies and Loving Energy to warm us all on a chilly Sunday afternoon.
Hope to see many of you there!
2 Mountain Road (old Church on Main Street)
November 13th, 2016
What a beautiful Sunday afternoon, its absolutely gorgeous, Penny and I went for a nice walk up on Black Falls Road and took my neighbors dog to romp and play in the field. The wind was a bit chilly but the sun was so warm. I noticed on my way back down the road that Kelly Maxfield from Johnson was spending some time with her Mom, Maggie Elkins, Maggie said they had Sunday dinner together. They have been making plans for Christmas decorations, this week they went and picked balsam, and pine. This was a busy time of the year for Maggie and Me a few years ago, we had a big business of making Christmas decorations, we did that for almost 20 years. WOW!!! Lots of nice memories, one stands out and I still get a laugh out of it. This particular day, we walked through the woods, across swampy areas, and entering into the gateway, Maggie stopped and looked up with her arms in the air and said.”WELL HELLO TREES”,It just hit the right spot and made me laugh and laugh.
On Wednesday, 11/9, Sonny and I went over to my brother Bud and Roberta Martin home in Enosburg, as their daughter Pamela Harris was visiting from South Carolina, and coming to visit were Niece Brenda Corliss from No. Tunbridge, nephew Harrison Corse Jr. from Bristol, sister-in-law Edith Sear from New Haven, and 2 Great granddaughters of Bud and Roberta’s were up from New Hampshire visiting also. Most had dinner with them and after everyone was treated to a delicious apple crisp, which was yummy.
Elementary School News: K-8 Holiday Concert will take place on Wednesday, December 7th at 6 p.m. Grandparents that do not get the School Weekly Newsletter make note of the date and time. K-2 BOTTLE FUNDRAISES…HELP support by donating bottles and cans to be redeemed by our K-2 teams!! There is a drop off box located at the rear of the school building. PENNY WAR this week November 14-18, by the time this comes out on Thursday..it will not be to late to send your pennies by a child to help benefit the SMILE COMMITTEE. Thank You!!!
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR..coming on December 10, time 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. will be held in the Gym at the Elementary School.
Happy Birthday to: Mack Bolog 11/20, Jeff McGovern, Natasha Baker 11/21, Cole Elkins, Dougie Baker 11/24, Isaiah Patterson, Theresa Lamore, Dewey Smith 11/25, Jon Bosley 11/26.
**Why did the band leader allow the turkey in his band? Because he had the drum sticks.** Why did the turkey eat so fast? Because he was a gobbler.***
This is all for this week folks, enjoy what is left of it,
(IF you have news let me know and I will get it in this column.) email me email@example.com or phone me at 326-4651. Thank You!!!