Here I am saying this is the last column for this month..it has flew by. As I come to finish this column the wind is picking up speed. The weatherman said we were in for wind and rain. It sure is bring the leaves down and will have another pile of them to rake up. We mulch most of ours and some we put out on our garden . I was blessed with many Birthday Wishes and Love from family and friends 10/28, making it a very special day for me, and to you all Thanks very much, for lovely cards and phone calls and emails. Very much appreciated!!!
10/24..36 ladies attended the Red Hat Tea Pot exchange party at Charlemont Restaurant in Morrisville. Our Second Vice-Queen Fredda Ploof met up with the Red Hat Group from Johnson, “The Red Hattitudes” their Queen Judy Beard in September, and invited them to join us for this event. Fredda extended the invitation to our State Queen Vi Hunt, and State Vice-Queen Gail Vansteamberg; to Queen Jeannette Wailand of “Forever Young” from St.Albans; and our group the Green Mountain Ruby Reds. It was a great turn out and everyone had a wonderful time and a delicious lunch.
10/24.. Connie McFarland returned home after going on a Champlain Bus Tour accompanied by her daughters Nancy Benson and her daughter Alyssa; Jane and her husband Joe Sanpetrino. Their five day tour was very nice and they all enjoyed their family time together.
10/25..Maggie Elkins invited five children from the neighborhood , that has become an annual get-together to come and carve out Halloween pumpkins. Connor, Liam, and Ava Walker, Thomas and Alex St.Onge all got to carve out pumpkins and enjoyed refreshments after. As the kids get older they will probably out grow this little fun time at Maggie’s home, as Madison St.Onge was not there this year.
10/27.. Our daughter Veronica DeSaintphalle came over and picked me up to go with her to Newport, we both had business at Vermont Dept. of Motor Vehicles. So once there in Newport we got that taken care of, then we were off for an early birthday lunch at the “East Side Restaurant” she insisted on taking her Mother out for lunch. Veronica had never been there to eat before and just loved the atmosphere and the food which is always delicious. We shopped around at a couple of places before returning back home. When we went over Jay Peak the clouds were covering the top but on our way back the mountain was clear and a snow cover near the top of the mountain. YEP..there was some snow..Veronica took pictures!!! We had a wonderful time and the weather cleared up and had sunshine most the afternoon.
10/27.. Don McGowan sent me an email this week and always enjoys the Montgomery news, way up in Brockville, Ontario. Isn’t it nice that our news is enjoyed so far away? Don and wife Rosemary had property on the Longley Bridge Road for years but decided to sell and retire back in the 1000 Islands. Don made many friends while he was in the area and I used to see him on TV with his “Travel-Travel” shows. It was nice to meet him in person and we became friends also. Thanks Don!!
The Montgomery Historical Society was informed that member Jack Quinn received an Award of Excellence for Life Time Achievement from the League of Local Historical Societies and Museums on October 28th. Jack has a deep and abiding love for the Town of Montgomery where he spent years growing up under the watchful eyes of his Aunt Irene and Uncle Joe Scott. He has supported several town organizations including the Historical Society. His Aunt and Uncle would undoubtedly be proud. WE ARE!
The Friends of the Montgomery Town Library held their 4th Young Writer’s Contest for grades 4-8. This years winner’s in grade 4/5. 1st place Micah Racusin, 2nd place Austin Stewart. The winner for grades 6-8 was Keaton Erwin. Thanks again to Claire Draper, Jessica Dillner,and Allison Witherspoon, for judging. Also to Don Ellis for the pizza’s.
Happy Birthday to: Ryan Smith, Lauren Diette 11/5; Barbara Hulbert, Laddie Woolhouse 11/6; Dan Malloy, Bobbi Jo Lumbra, Diane Gendron 11/7; Daren Davidson, Abby Dixon-Boles11/8; Karen Scheffler 11/9; Morgan East, Tony Peters 11/11.
Hope you all enjoyed the kids coming for treats, they are always so cute. **Why did the ghost go into the bar?
A. For the Boooos!! Know why skeletons are so calm? A. Because no one gets under their skin.** Enjoy your week folks.. Love to all!!! God Bless! If you have news..I’m your person to contact!!! 326-4651 Thanks!!
Costume party with music by Seth Yaccovone Band and Death Pesos. Benefits the Recreation Department.
- Sponsored: Montgomery Recreation Department
- Location: The Grange
- Date: October 28,2017
- Time: 9:00
- Sponsored: Cold Hollow to Canada
- Location: Grange Hall
- Date: 10/26
- Time: 6:00 PM
Annual Gathering RSVP ~ October 26th, 6:00PM
Event DetailsThursday, October 26th, 6 pm
Location: Montgomery Grange Hall, Montgomery
Registration required, suggested donation of $15 the evening of the event
Contact: Bridget at email@example.com
Join us for an evening to celebrate Cold Hollow to Canada’s accomplishments this past year and what we have to look forward to in 2018. We’ll enjoy a catered dinner together at the Montgomery Grange Hall and hear from writer & outdoor adventurer, Willem Lange.
Willem is a commentator for Vermont Public Radio and both Vermont and New Hampshire Public Television. His annual readings of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol began in 1975 and continue unabated. He’s published several audio recordings and nine books and received four Emmy nominations, and won one (!) for his work as the long-running host of New Hampshire Public Television’s award-winning show “Windows to the Wild”. Learn more about him at: www.willemlange.com
A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. We’ll provide beverages, but if you’d like to bring a favorite brew or bottle of wine that’s up to you!
The suggested donation for this event is only $15 per person, of course if you’d like to contribute more you’re welcome to! Your donation will help to cover the cost of the evening and anything beyond that will go to support our programs and projects. Donations will be collected the night of the event. Thank you in advance for supporting our work in the Cold Hollow Mountains!
10/18..I accompanied my brother Bud and sister-in-law Roberta Martin and niece Pamela M. Harris to a day trip from Enosburg to Berlin, Vt. Roberta went down to Jeffersonville and over Smuggler’s Notch into Stowe, only we went through Moscow, and back unto route 100 into Waterbury Center and went into the Cider Mill and made purchases of doughnuts, cookies and Pamela purchased a few hot cider doughnuts that were so DELICIOUS, we could have made a meal out on just them, NO we didn’t but could have. From there we went to Duxbury Cemetery where my Mom is buried with her dear friend Ernest Lagoy. From there we went to Monpelier and ate dinner at the restaurant “WAY SIDE,” what a wonderful place to dine out..the food was all homemade and so Yummmmmy!
Then after we were filled we went to visit Barbara Corse our sister-in-law and Roberta’s youngest sister. (Yes, I had brothers married to sisters) We had a nice visit and Barbara and Pamela shared family photos over their phones. Before leaving Barb, Bert and Pam had put their heads together and had a Birthday cake for me and once it was lit they started singing Happy Birthday to me, I was totally surprised and it was so thoughtful and nice. We enjoyed cake before we left for home. Thanks Ladies that was very nice of you!!! Returned home by coming back the same way we went down..we all had a very enjoyable day and the foliage was the best up north as we were approaching home.
Klaus and Ann Voos from town have enjoyed a ten day visit from his sister Maryanne V. and a friend Linda Moeller from Germany. It was a wonderful time of the year to visit and watch the foliage as it turns its brilliant colors.
10/22 It’s two o’clock and will get started on my column, it sure is a wonderful warm afternoon. Our daughters have been by today, Veronica came by to show us their new truck, and Penny came and had lunch, Veronica said she could not stay as she had a date with her granddaughter Natalie and go for a bike ride while the weather remained so nice to be out. 10/21..Saturday afternoon a vehicle drove up in front of the church and people got out and went up to the church. I was wondering who it was and went down to check it out. It was Jackie Quinn and his niece Sheila Quinn she was here visiting her Uncle from Texas. I had Jackie play the organ upstairs and Sheila took a video of him playing. We had a nice visit before he took off for more sight seeing. He had been on West Hill where he spent his summers with his Uncle Joe and Aunt Irene Scott. He has a great memory of Montgomery and loves to share his stories.
10/20..Penny picked me up to attend the “Pumpkin Lighting” down at River Walk Park a little after 6 p.m. There were lots of people already there and pumpkins that had been carved out. It was lots of fun for everyone that attended, there was a good mixture of adults and children, I dare to say there were around 75 people attending. Thanks to Mrs. Jay (Amber) Farnum for taking over the event and to all that she had helping her, make fun foods for everyone to enjoy. I was impressed to see folks that used to attend with their small children and now that their children are grown and moved away they still found it worth attending. There were many new faces even I got to meet a few of them. This was probably one of the best nights we ever had to have this event, it was one of the worse nights with rain, cold snow showers or something but we still went. The bon-fire is always so enjoyable and the little children love the spooky path, and to eat cookies. Happy Halloween!!!!
10/21.. One of my neighbors was giving away lots of nice clothing this past week end and I found a few nice winter items that I picked up for our Church giving. We often have a need in the community for warm clothes, so on my way back home I heard someone up street call out my name. I thought it was Connor Walker, but as I got closer it was my ole buddy postmaster John Wilson, he had got a moose and wanted me to see it. WOW!! They are so huge, he said it was 10 years ago when he got one, and he gave us some of the meat at that time and it was the first wild game meat I have ever liked. This one weighed over 700 lbs do not remember the exact weight but less than 800 lbs. Congratulations John!!
Happy Birthday to: Clay Elkins 10/29; Ernest Snider 10/30, Sydney Carpenter 10/31, Deanna Kolva.
Renee’ Roddy 11/1,Suzanne Pelletier, Marcel Begnoche 11/4.
**Q. What would you have if your canary got caught in your lawn mower? A. Shredded Tweet. **
That’s all folks have a nice week. M.l.T.A. God Bless!!!
Dinner and art auction to support the recreation department. Doors open at 5:00, dinner at 6:00. Dinner reservations can be made and art can be donated at Montgomery Properties (326-4581).
- Sponsored: Montgomery Rec Board
- Location: The Grange
- Date: October 21, 2017
- Time: Doors open at 5:00
MONTGOMERY CENTER, VERMONT
ST. ISIDORE’S PARISH HALL
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2017
12 NOON, UNTIL ALL ARE SERVED
TURKEY, MASHED POTATOES, GRAVY, DRESSING, ROLLS, SQUASH, PEAS AND CRANBERRY SAUCE PIE, COFFEE, TEA OR PUNCH
ADULTS $10., AGES 6-12 $5., UNDER 6 FREE
BENEFIT ST.ISIDORE’S CHURCH