News from Montgomery 5/1/16

Active Notices
  • Notice Notice Town Office Closures

    The Town Offices will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day and July 5-8th for summer break. The 4th of July parade begins at noon, with a chicken BBQ to follow at the Recreation Center from 1pm-3pm with live music. If you wish to be in the parade, please arrive at St. Isidores Church before 11:30.

  • Notice Notice Hearing Notice: Amin & Cummings

    The DRB will hold a public hearing on July 14th.

  • Notice Notice Survey: ARPA Funding

    Montgomery is slated to receive $360k in the next two years. How should we spend it? Take the community survey.

By Lois Lumbra — When I started this column, I wrote April and then realized we have a new month already. Our Rummage and Bake Sale at the United Methodist Church will be this Saturday, May 7, starting at 8 p.m. Thankfully we got the tent put up before the rain, the long range forecast was for lots of rainy days. We do need the rain as it seems rather dry for everything, we also need some warmer weather. That north wind has been a bit cold to be outside to do much work, or at least for me.

4/17, The Youth Weekend for hunting turkeys, Gracie Lanphear and a relative were going into the woods early in the morning to get to their turkey blind and had heard a lot of rustling in the woods ahead of them. They thought it was deer, but to find out later as the darkness disappeared that it was a bear. A mother bear and her year old cub were up a tree and they stayed there for several hours. Grampa Cedric took a video of the bear and Gracie showed me pictures that she had taken. She was within 10-15 feet from the tree that the bear had decided to take cover in, and she was not aware of them in the tree until later when it became light enough to see around. Brave young lady!!!

5/1, Today Ava Walker Celebrated her first Communion at St. John The Baptist Church in Enosburg, Vt. Trevor and Jodi Walker (her parents) had a celebration dinner at their home following the Church Service. Ava’s Maternal grandparents Otto and Kathleen Iannantuoni, and paternal grandparents Jon and Barbara Walker and Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and many Friends came to celebrate with Ava. It was a wonderful day and Ava had a very enjoyable time with everyone. Congratulations Ava!!

5/7, Green Up Vermont Day, You can pick up Green Up Bags at Town Clerks Office, Sticks Country Store, NOTE; there will be homemade treats available at Montgomery Properties from 9a.m. – 3 p.m. for all participants

Elementary School News:

The Spring Concert will be held at the Elementary School on Wednesday, May 11 at 6 p.m. The Montgomery Recreation Center Day Camp takes place this year from June 21st through August 4th, every Tuesday, Wednesday andThursday, Free lunches for Children 18 years old and younger. Anyone have unwanted footwear can donate them to Camp-Ta-Kumta in Colchester, a camp on Lake Champlain that offers summer camps for children with cancer and their families. The Elementary School has a box that all donations can be put in, Thanks for your help!!! The Elementary School is looking for volunteers for a community build project at school- we’re ordered new Early Childhood Playground equipment!!! Please let Ruth know at school if she can add you to her list of volunteers. (326-4618)

Happy Birthday to; Ryiah Gaudioso 5/9, Carol Kremer, Anna Beth McGovern 5/10, Rosemary McGowan, Mary Ann Lyons, and Laurel Tryhorne 5/11, Robin Pelkey, Isaiah Lumbra 5/13, Aaron Auclair 5/14.

Anniversary wishes to: Hubert and Carolina Daberer 5/9.

J A thief broke into an elderly lady’s home last night, He had started looking for money, So she got up and started searching with him,

That’s the news for this week and I thank everyone for sharing, and wish you all a nice week. As I finishing this column, the weatherman says there is snow flurries possible for New England this week. Good Grief!!!


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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