From the Town Clerk:
PROPERTY TAXES DUE – Friday, October 13th. All payments MUST be received in the office by 4:00pm – Postdated check and Postmarks are NOT accepted.
Vacant Building Ordinance
Two hearings to discuss a proposed Vacant Building Ordinance have been announced. The first is October 12th at 7pm, while the other is on October 14th at 10am. Both take place in the Public Service Building Conference Room. A draft of the proposed ordinance is below:
Note (9-29-17): Changed date of meeting on 12th from ‘noon’ to ‘7pm’
Written by Lois Lumbra
What a beautiful sunny Sunday. It has been a perfect week of fantastic weather, NO complaints.
Today, I prepared a birthday dinner for Penny, we had a nice visit; her friends at school took her out for a birthday dinner at the Crossing Friday night, and had a blast. She will turn 50 Monday, 10/25. She wanted to go out this afternoon for a ride on her side/side while the weather remained nice to be out and the foliage is getting so pretty.
9/16..Leah Brown daughter of David and Tracey Brown was united in marriage to Wyatt Zupan. The marriage took place in Daniel, Wyoming. Dad proudly walked his beautiful daughter down the aisle, the couple was married at the horse ranch where they both work. There were many close friends from Montgomery that flew out to attend this special occasion. It was such a beautiful wedding and everyone had a wonderful-wonderful time. Congratulations Leah and Wyatt!!!
Lorraine St.Onge enjoyed visiting with her long time friends this past week, Jackie Henry from Essex Jct., and Louise Brassard from Sarasota, Florida. The ladies took a ride up Route 242, visited Jay Peak and enjoyed looking a the Fall foliage, went to Lowell and had a delicious lunch at the Cajun, before heading back home.
9/21..Sisters Maggie Elkins, Susie Ewins and Grace Jones enjoyed a day of golf at the West Bolton Country Club where Grace is a member. This has been a yearly tradition for sometime now for these ladies. Truly a very special day. Both the Fall colors and weather were beautiful.
9/22..Sandy Bowman headed to Wilkinson, Massachusetts to attend her High School Reunion.
9/22..Connie McFarland, Nancy Bessett, Betty Moquin, Rachel Wright, Fredda Ploof, Kelly Sullivan and Ann Lavery, all members of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds went to Waterbury Center to tour the Cider Mill and also ate lunch there, then off to Waterbury to check out the glass blowing and to Ben and Jerry’s and had ice cream and some did the tour, and stopped at the Chocolate store on their way home. It was a nice outing and most enjoyable.
9/23..Mike and Linda Carpenter invited family, friends and neighbors to their annual BBQ held at their home/farm here in the Village. What a gorgeous view they have from their place, and the peacefulness of the horses grazing, and the hens all out in the field picking whatever they want and running about. When it gets dark the chickens all came in to roost for the night. Mike and Linda were busy at the grills doing the meats, the people that came brought pot-luck dishes to share. The Children enjoyed swimming, riding their 4-wheelers, bikes and played games. We came home about the time the crescent moon started to shine. It was such a lovely evening and many enjoyed sitting around the bonfire. Thanks so much Mike and Linda.!!!
Reminder of the BLOOD DRIVE this Sunday October 1, at St.Isidore’s Parish Hall on Route 242, starting at 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Walk-ins Welcome. By appointment call 1 800-red-cross.
On October 7, there will be a huge rummage and bake sale held at the United Methodist Church 8 a.-2 p.m. at 20 Fuller Bridge Road, Montgomery Village. Just off Route 118. Benefit the United Methodist Women.
Oktoberfest Dinner on October 7, held at the Town/ Grange Hall in Montgomery Center. Make your reservation early by purchasing tickets at LUTZ’s in Montgomery Center, $25.00 per person. To benefit the M.H. Society.
Happy Birthday to: Connor Walker, Dr.Peter Woolhouse 10/1; Amanda Ryea 10/3; Cole Carpenter, Kaitlin Deuso 10/4; Marshall Hulbert, Willie Maynard, James Lumbra, Michael Bimm 10/5.
**Johnny , said the teacher. “How many seasons are there?” Johnny, “Just two, baseball and foot ball” ** This is all for this week folks..remember if you have news to share let me know. Thank You!! M.L.T.A.
On Saturday 9/16, we received word that we are great grandparents again to a healthy baby boy Julian Lumbra, to proud parents Devon and Kerri Lumbra of Colorado. Little brother Teddy looked so surprised and just the look on his face, wondering where did he come from? Maternal grand parents here in town are Todd and Lori Pennell. Paternal grand parents Frank and Karen Lumbra of Chester, N.H… and Robin and Scott Vandenberg in Colorado. Congratulations to everyone and may God Bless!!
There were nine vendors Saturday that came to the Farmer’s Market. It seemed a bit quiet here as there was a lot going on in Enosburg with a Harvestfest, craft sales, etc. But everyone enjoyed the gorgeous weather and just to be outside. The “PUPPET SHOW” was a hoot, I enjoyed it right along with all the little children (around 35-40) that came; many sat down front on a blanket and got involved with the two people doing the show. The place was filled with hoots and laughter throughout the show. The puppet baby needed his diaper changed and many in the audience got sprayed that was a big surprise and funny, and the alligator got the kids going and just the laughter and shouts from all the little children was super fun . I could have been told how great it was, but seeing it for myself made my day, just the excitement from all the children was great knowing this fun show brought them some joy at Pratt Hall. There was a plot to the story line, don’t throw everything away, we are inclined to do just that; the children were all invited up on stage after the show and were shown that the puppets used were made from things we usually throw away. Thanks to the Library, Friends of the Library and the M. Historical Society for sponsoring.
It was wonderful seeing Andrew Sherman,and meeting his lovely wife Kristina and their son Landon. They flew into Burlington and had a visit with his Mother Maggie; then coming to town to visit with his Dad Joe Sherman and wife Martina and their daughter Adriana. Being with my daughter Veronica at the Farmer’s Market on the Saturday’s she comes I get to visit new comer’s and people from out of town. It has been GREAT!!! I’m going to mention along with our daughter’s jewelry, we have included beautiful “Barn Quilts” painted by Maggie Elkins, they are 2×2 in size, if anyone is interested contact me at 326-4651.
9/12..The 500 Card Club met at the lovely home of Sue Cherrier on the Deep Gibou Road in Montgomery Center. She invited everyone for lunch that she had prepared and dessert, which was all so delicious!! Her daughter Julie was offering a helping hand to clean up after our tummies were all filled. We were ready to start playing around one and we had no subs. At the end of the day when the totals came in, high score went to Denise Baker with 4050; second high was Marge Cummings with 3050; most horses went to Linda Van Gieson (5); and low score to Jo Cota with 1510; I wasn’t that far away from being low score again. We all laugh and joke, catch up on one another’s life and have a great time. Sue had snack bowls around to keep everyone’s sweet tooth happy. It was a wonderful afternoon and we all enjoyed Sue’s flower gardens and coming home the foliage is beginning to change and it was so beautiful. Thanks so much Sue!!!
9/14..Their were eleven members of the Green Mountain Ruby Reds that gathered at the monthly senior dinner at the Dairy Center, where we all enjoyed a delicious Chicken and Biscuit Dinner. Once we were all filled.. Our New Queen Fredda Ploof had a short meeting before we departed. On September 22 the ladies will have an outing at Waterbury..to visit the Cider Mill, Ben and Jerry’s, where they blow glass, whatever we want to do. Sounds like fun!!
Carol Kremer from Canada came down to her country home on Vincent Bridge Road over the weekend, her friends bringing her down. She enjoyed visits from her friends down here, and also the dogs that came along with their owners. She said that she misses her dog Charlie. Carol has not been feeling well for several months. She was in hopes of getting someone to come and stay with her for a week or two so she could enjoy the Fall with all its gorgeous colors.
For events coming up..Our RUMMAGE AND BAKE SALE at the United Methodist Church on Oct 7, (8 a. – 2 p.m.)
Happy Birthday to: Zachary Scheffler, Patricia Rodger,Adam Brunton, Kristen Baker, Richard Bocian 9/24; Nancy Cousino, John Wilson (Oh falalala are you pushing sixty), Penny Lumbra (isn’t she pretty nifty and soon will be fifty) 9/25; Heather Mercy, Jacob Baker 9/26; John Walker 9/27; Linda Van Gieson, Rachel Robitaille 9/28; Jared McGinley 9/29; Sam Murphy 9/30.
Anniversary wishes to: Cedric and Joanne Lanphear; Gary and Bobbi Jo Lumbra 9/29.
**Elderly wife to her husband. “I think you should go for a hearing test.” Husband responds “ Why in hell do I need a hairy chest.” ** Story of my life, I knew better but I did it anyway,** Just couldn’t beat this weeks weather it has been fantastic and I hope everyone got to enjoy it. M.L. T. A. (Welcome back to your parents Pamela Harris..God Bless You!! A.L.)
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Monday, September 18th
Tuesday, September 19th
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