News from Montgomery 1/31/16

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By Lois Lumbra — The temperature is rising this afternoon and the sap started to run a little. Our neighbor Connor Walker came early this morning to tap a few of our maple trees. Sure looks like sugar weather this week. Good luck to all the sugar makers.

John Wilson and Sue Cherrier were amongst nineteen of family and friends that got together to go on a January cruise. They left Vermont on the 16th and flew to San Juan, PR where they boarded the cruise ship, from there they visited five islands, St. Thomas, St. Lucia, St. Kitts, St. Marteen and Barbados, every one having a fabulous time. They were to return home on the 24th but their flight was cancelled due to the blizzard Jonas that was blanketing the Southern states with snow. So they all enjoyed a three day stay with more fun at Mariott Beach Resort before returning home on the 27th.

1/28, the Montgomery Quilting Circle met at the home of Jeannette Sylvester in St.Albans at noon time and they all enjoyed snacks before they started their meeting. ShowNtell is always super fun. Susan Smolinski shared a very colorful masterpiece that she has been working on. Theresa Begnoche showed two sunshine quilts that she donated this month. Finally, they got down to sewing and finished a scrape quilt top that was started in October from a pattern that was brought in by Shirley Duso. They still have enough for two more small throws. Sue Peters took the quilt top home and will have it quilted by the next meeting which will be held at the Public Safety Building in February.

PAINT AND SIP, will be held at the Town Hall in Montgomery Center on Thursday, March 10, from 6-9 p.m. This event is to benefit the Montgomery Conservation Commission. There is limited space available, all supplies will be provided, no painting experience necessary. If interested call Sue Wilson at 326-4189 to make a reservation and for more info. This is a wonderful event to get out and have fun, snacks will be provided, BYOB.

Reminder of the BLOOD DRIVE next Sunday, February 7, 10-2 at St.Isidore’s Parish Hall which in on Route 242 in Montgomery Center. Walk-ins welcome!

Remembering Mark Marston and Family with heartfelt Sympathy. God Bless you all!!!

Happy Birthday to: Maggie Elkins 2/8, Katja Vogel 2/9, Jolene O’Connell, Thomas St.Onge, Charlie Paquette 2/10, Robben Levine 2/11, Terry Zartarian 2/12, Anna Smith2/13, My Brother Allen (Bud) Martin 2/13-HB.

Anniversary wishes to Rosaire and Rachel Robitaille 2/11.

Teacher to her student: George Washington not only chopped down his Father’s cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his Father didn’t punish him? Louie: Because George still had the axe in his hand.

Have a nice week folks,


Lois Lumbra
Lois Corse Lumbra

Lois was born in 1941, growing up in Fletcher, Vermont, where she attended a one-room school for her first 8 years. Lois later married Francis “Sonny” Lumbra in 1959 and raised a happy family.

The two started out in Montgomery on North Hill at the dairy farm where Sonny was born, moving to their home in the village in 1965 where they both live to this day.

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