News from Montgomery 9/18/16

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 — This has been a gorgeous week, and the leaves have been turning rather rapidly, perhaps due to the dryness. While out on the back roads in our short travels this week, we saw two beautiful doe on the Boston Post Road, and on West Hill Road we saw 11 young turkeys eating in the field.

Maggie Elkins won a dozen balls for being closest to the pin on hole #9 at Enosburg Falls Country Club in the Member-Member Tournament on 9/9-10. There were twelve women playing and no one else got on the green. My sister was AWESOME!!! When I saw her name on the scoreboard for all to see, I (Susie Ewins) was sooooo proud. Congratulations Maggie, You are just a SWINGING!!! LL Maggie has also enjoyed the company of her granddaughter Emma Roger and a Friend of Emma’s this week.

30th Reunion: Jo Cota, Betty Clark, Alma Dulude, Annette Dulude, (Shirley Clark, did not attend) Daughters of Wilfred and Mary Lamonda, have for the past 30 years now been getting together for a Mothers, Daughters and now Granddaughters for an annual weekend of fun, and this year they all went to Ogunquit, Maine and had a wonderful-wonderful time right on the beach frontage.

On 9/13 the 500 Card Club met at the home of Jo Cota where she resides with her daughter on Sand Hill Road in Enosburg. Jo had invited us to come for lunch and we were served delicious lasagna made in a crock-pot, sandwiches, veggie platter and dips, and Jo’s delicious pumpkin’choco-chip cookies and brownies, variety of soda’s and hot tea. We started playing around 12:45 and I think I had the worse cards trick hands. Roberta Morin was sub for Linda VanGieson and she had high score of 3840, second high was Denise Baker with 3500, and most horses went to Carmen Scott. I think I had the lowest score of 1090. But it’s the fellowship and fun that is always enjoyable and then we had two adorable loving dogs Bailey and Lily welcoming everyone. The next meeting will be held on October 11 at the home of Betsy Snider with Lois Lumbra hosting.

9/17, Sonny and I went to visit nieces Pamela Martin Harris and hubby Scott from South Carolina, and Pyhllis Gratton and Mike, who were at their parents home and my brother and sister-in-law Bud and Roberta Martin on Butternut Hollow Road in Enosburg.
Then after our visit we joined our friends at Dairy Center, where we had been invited to celebrate the 50th Birthday of Alan Marshall, His wife Pamela had a surprise party for him and he thought he was going to one of Pamela’s friends party. A delicious Turkey Dinner and all the fixin’s had been prepared for many of Alan’s family and friends. It was a big surprise and a wonderful fun filled party for everyone. Congratulations Alan!!

Note: “Montgomery Center for Arts” is sponsoring a Falls Arts Event, To be held, Friday Night on September 30th from 5-9 p.m. with wine and cheese. Then Saturday, October 1st from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., located at the intersection of Route 118 and 242 in the Center. Local Artists will be on hand to exhibit and sell their beautiful items. Please all come and enjoy the Fall Foliage and view our many talented artists because our hills are filled with fabulous talent and Autumn colors.

Happy Birthday to: Penny Lumbra, John Wilson, Nancy Cousino 9/25, Heather Mercy, Jacob Baker 9/26, John Walker 9/27, Linda VanGieson, Rachel Robitaille 9/28, Jared McGinley, 9/29, Laurie Murphy, Brian Vogel 9/30, Dr. Peter Woolhouse and Connor Walker10/1.

Anniversary Wishes to: Gary and Bobbi Jo Lumbra, Cedric and Joanne Lanphear 9/29.

The Irony of life is that, By the time you’re old enough to know your way around; You’re not going anywhere,

Enjoy a nice week folks, Love To ALL.

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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