Written by Lois Lumbra
WHAT a gorgeous weekend, there were 17 vendors coming to the “Farmers Market” selling their items of food, jewelry, vegetables and fruits, syrup, honey, quilts, local organic meat, oven baked pizza’s, something for everyone. There were around 65 people that came to view the 1997 Flood Exhibit this past Saturday at Pratt Hall. The next viewing will be on August 19, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. There were many pictures on display and articles from the local papers and the Flood Tape that shows all the aftermath of the flood damage. Mike Moran came as soon as he could to take the video and talk with the people that experienced the havoc.
7/22-23 Weekend visitors at the home of Therese Begnoche were niece Michelle Novakoski and daughters Brooke, Bailey and Brenna from Dunbarton, N.H.; Susan Paradis and daughter Abigail and her son William of Berkshire Center; Marcel and daughter Kylie from Highgate; friend April Reynolds and son Gavin from Waterville; Carmen Scott and granddaughter Brynn and Brent Godin.
7-26, There were eight members of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds that went to the “Cajun” in Lowell for lunch and some attended the music at the Catholic Church before going for lunch. Queen Betty Moquin and granddaughter Amanda, Nancy Bessett, Connie McFarland, Lorraine Gillis, Rachel Wright, Kate O’Neill, Helen Thompson and Fredda Ploof. Fredda joined other musicians and played her accordion.
John and Lynda Cluba have enjoyed having their daughter Morgan and Anthony Gervais and their daughter Nyneve, they are heading for Maine this week. Their son Elliot Cluba and his family have come to visit also.
Happy Birthday to: Julianna Hacker, Morgan Cluba Gervais, Eric Brooks II, Linda Elkins 8/6; Tina Baker 8/7; Charlie Carpenter, Adeline Tryhorne, Sharon Youland 8/9; Martha Perry, Stacy Maynard, Ricky Brooks 8/10; Charlie Pratt, Marley Pratt, Liam Walker 8/11; Allen Sheltra, Betsy Snider, Connie McFarland 8/8/12.
Anniversary Wishes to: Billy and Roberta Baker 8/7, Patrick and Lara Ramey-Thomas 8/8; Micky and Marylin Abell 8/11, Quentin and Susan Jones 8/12.
Reminder of the Elisabeth Von Trapp Concert at the United Methodist Church this Friday night 8/4 at 7 p.m.(20 Fuller Bridge Road, Montgomery Village)
Then Sunday, August 6 there will be a “Blood Drive” at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall starting at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. If you have not made an appointment Walk-ins are WELCOME!!! For more info call Deborah Chauvin at 326-4435.
** A student thought it was silly to attend school, this was his thoughts. The more you study, the more you know, the more you know, the more you forget. The more you forget, the less you know. The less you know, the less you forget, the less you forget the more you know. So what’s the use of going to school??** Have a nice week folks, sure looks good for most the week, farmers should be able to get some haying done. (They Hope) Take care and enjoy what you are doing. God Bless!! L.T.A.
July 1-9, Kathryn King went to Thomaston, Ct. camping. It was a wonderful week with my daughters Lori and husband Kenny Young, Lisa and Anthony Sebastiano, and Leslie Gamelin; granddaughters Michelle Young, and her friend Mike Boucher, Denielle Gamelin and friend Conor Mulville, and Devon Gamelin; great granddaughters Morgan Young and Carter “Gamelin” Mulville; and great grandson Cameron Young, all came to visit. Also during the week I had visits from Niece Pat Blasl, my cousin Christina (Jewett) Bentley and her husband David from North Carolina and their son Ronnie Watson and his daughter Jessie Deleppo with her two little boys. Good friends Alvey and Linda Blier from Enfield, Ct. Doreen Jewett Smegielski and son Christopher came and took me out for breakfast 7/4. On Thursday 7/6 had pizza and birthday cake with Cameron Young to celebrate his 9th birthday. 7/8 Michelle Young , Leslie Gamelin, Me (Kathy) took Devon Gamelin out to dinner at the “Painted Pony” in Bethlehem, Ct. for her 18th birthday and High School graduation. My Husband Howard King came down on 7/7 to bring me home on Sunday, July 9. It was a super week visiting with my family and friends. Thanks Kathy for your news!!!
7/9-16, Trevor and Jodi Walker and family have returned home after a wonderful week at Lake Memphremagog in Derby. Then this past week they went on a day trip to Stowe and the children had a great day at the water park and enjoyed other fun activities.
7/18, There were eleven members of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds that went out for lunch at the “Crossing” restaurant in Richford and had a delicious lunch and great time chatting. 7/18, Sonny and I had a surprise visit from my brother Bud and wife Roberta Martin and their granddaughter Danielle and her dear friends Jordan. It was a nice sunny afternoon to sit and chat on the porch.
7/19, Maggie Elkins and her sister’s Grace Jones and Joanne Kane met at the home of Susie Ewins for lunch and to play cards. They ended the afternoon with a tie, two games each.
Tuesday, August 1 at 6:30 p.m. the friends of the Montgomery Town Library and the Covered Bridges Garden Club will host Ron Krupp, noted author, gardener and commentator for a talk about his newest book “The Woodchuck Returns To Gardening,” Everyone welcome. This will be held at the Public Service Building in the Conference Room, 86 Mountain Road, on Route 242.
Friday, August 4, “Elisabeth Von Trapp in Concert “ starting at 7 p.m. at the Montgomery United Methodist Church. For further info call Merle at 326-4536.
There will be a “Blood Drive” on Sunday, August 6 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. held at St.Isidore’s Parish Hall, on Route 242 Montgomery Center, hosted by the Montgomery Emergency Services. Local prizes donated by Jay Cloud Cycling and Beaver Meadows Greenhouse. To schedule an appointment call 1-800-Red Cross or make arrangements with Deborah Chauvin at 326-4435. Walk-in welcome.
Happy Birthday to: Alan Marshall, Lois Babbitt, Sara Domina, Dawn Davidson, Tess Beamer 7/31; Theresa Barnes 8/1; Deanna Sylvester, Helen Taylor 8/2, Isla Wayland, Kate O’Neill 8/3, Trevor Walker 8/4.
Anniversary Wishes to: Scott and Lisa Baker 8/2, David and Melissa Haberman –Burns 8/3.
Thanks Doris M. for your kind remarks, so glad that you enjoy the Montgomery News. I enjoyed our visit.
**After the birth of their first child, an Episcopal priest wearing his clerical collar goes to visit his wife in the hospital and greeted her with a mushy kiss and a long hug. When it was time for him to leave he again gave her a mushy kiss and long hug. Later her roommate commented, “ Your pastor is sure a whole lot more friendlier than mine.”** Have a nice rest of the week folks. Today 7/23 sure has been a nice Sunday, enjoyed our wonderful Church Service, gorgeous sunshine and having our daughter come by for a visit. M.L.T.A.
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7/16, What a great day to be outside just right to do anything you please. The sunshine and breeze are so warm. I went up around the loop on West Hill into the Gibou and was amazed at all the nice buildings up there. It was a nice ride to get some fresh air.
7/7-9, Vistors at the home of Therese Begnoche were nephew Eddy Turner, his wife Adrien and their son Zack from Franklin, Ma. While here they celebrated Therese Birthday with her daughter Susan Paradis, granddaughter Abigail Paradis, great-grandson William; Son Marcel Begnoche and granddaughter Kylie and a friend April Reynolds; sister-in-law Carmen Scott and a dear family friend Brent Godin.
7/11, The 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Carmen Scott, she had prepared a cool luncheon for all of us, salad, sandwiches, pickled beets, chips/salsa, punch, hot tea, and a delicious fresh peach and blueberry dessert. We were already by one to start playing cards. What deals a lot of us received throughout the afternoon, I had only 4 hands all the afternoon I could bid on, and others said the same happened to them. But someone is usually lucky and that happens to be Marge Cummings with 3520; second high was Sue Peters with 3100; most horses (5) went to Therese Begnoche; and low score went to Lorraine Gillis 1580. Lorraine will host the August meeting at her home in Enosburg. Helen Parent was sub in the absence of Jo Cota. There was lots of laughter and fun, and we all sincerely Thanked Carmen as we departed.
7/14, Patricia Carpenter was honored with a surprise Birthday Party given by daughters Shari Joyal and Cathie Paradee, daughter-in-law Linda Carpenter held at the home of Shari Joyal. In attendance were her sisters, grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, and friends. A delicious luncheon, cold drinks, cup cakes and ice cream were enjoyed by everyone. Pat enjoyed her many gifts and cards, and thanked everyone for them and for coming to share her special day.
The 9th Annual Wine and Cheese Silent Auction will be held on Friday, July 21 from 6-9 p.m. at Phineas Swann Bed and Breakfast on Main Street in Montgomery Center to benefit the Town Library.
Notice: “Elisabeth Von Trapp In Concert” will be at the Montgomery United Methodist Church on Friday, August 4 starting at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Further info contact Merle at 326-4536.
8/6..There will be a Blood Drive at St. Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242 in Montgomery Center from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Sponsored by Montg. Emergency Services. Local prizes donated by Jay Cloud Cycling and Beaver Meadows Greenhouse. Call to make an appointment at 1-800-Red-Cross, Walk-in welcome!! Replacing Joan Grossman, Deborah Chauvin at 326-4434.
7/15, Another fantastic turnout at the “Farmers Market” and around 140 plus people came to the “1997 Flood Exhibit” held at The Historical Society. I have a note from Jeannie West, she would like to add to the exhibit, her mother Charlotte Deuso had received a plaque from the Montgomery Fire Department for appreciation and thanks in alerting them of the fast rising water here in the Village, her call probably saved the lives of the family that resided on route 118, the home that was swept away in the flood. Tonight I received a call from Louise Celentano letting me know that going to this event today, was a big help as she witnessed so many things that others endured and she said this has helped me. God Bless You Louise, one never knows what we all feel inside and carry in our bodies. When I was asked to take part in this event, I broke down and cried and cried, the memories drown me with the horror of that flood. Enough said. Thanks to all the participants that gave pictures for this exhibit and the video of the devastation; Thanks to the Historical Society Members for all their time in putting this event together and greeting people on Saturday.
7/15, Maggie Elkins hosted a 56th year Enosburg High School Class reunion at her home here on Fuller Bridge Road. There were 20 classmates present that graduated in 1961, some came with their spouse and others with a friend’s totaling 37 friendly faces. Maggie had prepared all the fixings for this event making it a very Special Occasion for all.
Happy Birthday to: Irissa Choquette 7/24, Kelly Lagasse 7/25, Matt Snider 7/26, Tosca Smith, Lynn Caforia 7/28, Al Fernald 7/29,
Anniversary wishes to: Robbie and Nicky Gendron , Gary and Darlene Marrier 7/23; Jake Webster and Michelle Legault, John and Sharon Youland 7/29.
**Student to Friend.. You look all broken up, what’s wrong? Friend..I wrote to my parents asking for money to purchase a study lamp. Student..So what? Friend..They sent me the lamp.** Have a nice week folks and God Bless!! L.T.A.
- Sponsored: Montgomery Historical Society
- Location: Pratt Hall
- Date: Jul 15, 2017
- Time: 9:00 a.m.to 3:00 p.m.
Exhibit commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Montgomery FLood. Video, photos, ephemera.