The TUNBRIDGE Quarterly is mailed four times a year to everyone that owns property and/or resides in Tunbridge and contains news and information from town and school officials and local volunteer efforts. The brainchild of Tunbridge resident Janet Zug, its first edition was published in July 2005 and has been curated by Janet ever since.

The deadlines for TQ entries are on the 15th of December, March, June and September. Contact Janet at 802-889-9602 or zugglassstudio@gmail.com

THE CURRENT ISSUE

Published October 1, 2021 – Follow this link to view or download the current issue in PDF format.

Click here to see past issues.

Tunbridge Select Board
John O’Brien, Clerk
889-3474; bellwetherfilms@yahoo.com
Gary Mullen, Chair
889-3323, barn or 889-3242, house; theflyingfarmer29@gmail.com
Mike McPhetres, Vice Chair
802-272-6108, cell or 802-728-3390, shop; farmallfix@yahoo.com
Mariah Cilley, Administrative Assistant
802-889-5521 or tunbridge.adm.assist@gmail.com

Looking back at last quarterís TQ, we seemed to have COVID licked and life was returning to normal in our pretty darn close to perfect town. Not so fast! As the Delta variant has deterred our march to a post-pandemic world, now it appears that we were darn lucky to hold our two big town events this summer: The Memorial Day Parade (which took place on July 5th) and the Tunbridge Worldís Fair. Looking back to a year ago, we are certainly in a better place to fight COVID now: The majority of Tunbridgians have been vaccinated. Before the next TQ comes out, many children, ages 5 to 11, will be able to get vaccinated. In the Town Offices, safety windows, masks and sanitizer have become the new normal. At the moment, Selectboard meetings are in-person, but Zoom accessible. So for now, good job Tunbridge, and letís keep on keeping on.

After a relatively benign summer, the Road Crew is preparing for the long haul of a winter. Mountains of sand and stone have been trucked to Tunbridge in anticipation of slippery roads, multiple mud seasons, and water going places it has no business going. Our new, beef Chevy one-ton is about to arrive. What many readers may not know is that when a municipality buys a new dump truck, first, you get the truckóengine, frame, cabóthen you send the vehicle to another company that attaches the dump part to the truck. This modification process is never speedy, and during COVID, with parts shortages and workforce challenges, delivery has been slower than molasses. And speaking of shortages, there isnít a culvert in stock anywhere in New England. No doubt having to do with supply and demand in a global economy, culverts are this yearís toilet paper.

After months of due diligence, the Trails Committee and the Planning Commission are about to present their recommendations on usage of our four Legal Trails. Their research and openness to hearing all sides of the discussion has been exemplary. The high emotions and rancor that have accompanied the debate have made it clear to the Selectboard that any policy or ordinance governing access to these trails should keep one thing in mind: What is best for Tunbridge?

Even though its only fall, and Town Meeting seems a long ways off, the Selectboard will soon start working on next yearís budget. That said, if you have any good ideas that would make Tunbridge a better town and that might require funding, or–just as welcomed-any ideas that might save the Town money, please be in touch.

Tunbridge Town Clerk
Mariah Cilley 889-5521 tctunbridge@live.com
Hours: Mon & Wed 8-2 by phone, email or appointment
Tues & Thurs 8-2 in the office, no appointment necessary!

Hello all! How nice was it to have the Worldís Fair again this year! I enjoyed seeing all of the attractions and having so much activity back in our community. The Town Clerkís office has been still very busy with lots of real estate transactions and have been keeping busy doing some quarterly bookkeeping for dog and marriage licenses.

Friendly reminder- if you have still not licensed your dog, please do so. Due to COVID there is no late fee so the cost is still $9.00 for spayed/neutered or $13.00 for non-spayed/neutered.

Our former Health Officer has retired. Thank you Betsy Race for your many years of service to our community! We have a new Health Officer who started the beginning of September. Her name is Jodi Hoyt and she is a Registered Nurse and Case Manager. She brings tons of health care experience to this position and is very excited to work for our community.

Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions or anything that I can help you with. Enjoy a beautiful Vermont Fall.

Tunbridge Historical Society
Mick Maguire, 889-5612

We have scheduled a meeting on October 25th at 1pm at the library to discuss and pass the new by-laws. We thank the members of the Operations Committee for drafting the new by-laws and their continued work on our nonprofit status.

We are, also, planning to hold a quarterly meeting on Sunday, October 24th at 1pm in the library. For information regarding future meetings, please check our Facebook page.

New committees formed at the last meeting were: Membership and Baptist Church. We encourage interested people to get involved in any of these committees. Collections (archives and artifacts) ñ Committee members continue to inventory the collections. We voted at the last meeting to rename the THS archive the ìFarnham Archiveî after Euclid and Priscilla, the two most important people who have given their lives to this organization.

Programming – We are planning a Ghost Walk on October 10th at 1pm at the Drew Cemetery. Rain date October 17th. Please continue to follow THS on social media for updates. Further information will, also, be posted on local listservs.

We look forward to input and participation by all. Please share information, questions, and photographs with us on our Facebook page and feel free to contact any of the officers.

Mick Maguire, president@tunbridgehistoricalsociety.org
Fern Strong, vicepresident@tunbridgehistoricalsociety.org
Elaine Howe, secretary@tunbridgehistoricalsociety.org
Israel (Izzy) Provoncha, treasurer@tunbridgehistoricalsociety.org

Tunbridge Grange # 384
Rosemary Distel 802-272-2235

The famous Grange Harvest Dinner returns!

This yearís dinner will be held Saturday, October 16th at the Grange Hall in North Tunbridge. Our Harvest Supper has always been very popular in serving the typical New England boiled dinner; ending with a huge selection of homemade pies for dessert! $12 adults; $6 children under 10.

We are requesting people to RSVP for a setting at either 5:00, 6:15, or 7:00. Walk-ins are welcome, but only if space is available. Early arrivals can wait upstairs in the main hall and see our beautiful historic hand-painted ìGrandî drapery (stage curtain). Please call Mert Vesper to RSVP with the time requested and number of seats at 889-5595. We will also be seeking help with the dinner ñ meal prep, waitstaff, and of course pie bakers!

Tunbridge Grange Christmas Craft Fair

The Grange will hold a fundraising craft fair on Saturday, November 20th at the Tunbridge Grange Hall 10am to 4pm. The Grange will be selling light luncheon food and there will also be a raffle table.

Vendor tables are available; one 8 ft table for $25 or share a table for $12.50. Interested vendors should contact Linda Lazaroff at (802) 889-9421 or email: 2happyfeet@myfairpoint.net to register or if you have questions. Vendor space is limited, so donít delay in reserving your space!

Also donít forget we sell RADA Cutlery ñ which make great gifts! Paste this link into your internet browser: https://radafundraising.com?rfsn=5464217.23852c or contact Mert for an actual RADA catalog.

Tunbridge Town Website
Geoff Hansen, 802-889-3373, or info@geoffhansen.com

Tunbridge’s town website is a timely resource for information from the Town Clerk, board meetings (including videos of meetings via Zoom), an Events Calendar listing upcoming meetings and community events, and past issues of the Tunbridge Quarterly. Please let us know if there’s something you would like to see listed or have any questions.

Tunbridge Board of Listers
Dan Ruddell, Helen O’Donnell, Darlene Miller 889-3571, lister@tunbridge.biz

Happy Fall from the lister office. We are attempting to get on the road to start the Northwest rotation, (VT Route 110 and west, Spring Rd. and north). Our postcards went out a while ago, so this can be another reminder of us riding the roads in that area of Town in the coming months. These visits help us to stay current with changes that occur, we take exterior pictures of your property and would call you should we see something that would require an inside inspection. Thank you for being kind to us.

As mentioned prior, we are open on Tuesday and Friday from 9-3, and email or phone is the best way to reach us, thus that takes up a fair amount of time responding, so thanks for your patience in this area. We are still checking Homestead Declarations weekly. You can file a late homestead declaration and Property Tax Credit claim until October 15, 2021, though late fees and penalties will apply. If you have not received your tax bill (and you should have, they were sent middle of August) please contact us at the number above, we may have an incorrect address. Revised Tax Bills are being sent out as Declarations are made.

We will review our 2021 sales with our District Advisor in the coming month. Our preliminary report indicates 70 transfers from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, a 27% increase from last year (significantly higher than the 17% increase in 2020). Of that number, 22 appear ìvalidî on initial review (not family members, divorce, life estates, subdivisions, etc.) ñ a 22% increase from last year (was 6 % in 2020).

An annual statewide Sales Study determines our Common Level of Appraisal (CLA), an equalization adjustment designed to bring each townís grand list to fair market value and thus level the field between towns when calculating education taxes. Our last town-wide reappraisal was in 2010, and our CLA crept up each year until 2016-2017, after which it started to drop again (101.79%, 102.75%, 106.04%, 111.95%, 114.93%, 116.38%, 111.06%, 105.97%; 103.22%).

The 2021 CLA will be released in early January 2022 with full results of the statewide Sales Study.

Office hours are Tuesday and Friday from 9-3. Feel free to stop by or give us a call.

Tunbridge Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Pat Howe, Treasurer – 889-5512
For TNHN services call 889-3437
Mike O’Donnell, President Jory Innes, Vice President
Board members: Jory Innes, Linda B Howe, Linda Lazaroff, Mike O’Donnell, Pat Howe, Sarah Priestap Porter, David Wolfe (emeritus)

Tunbridge Neighbors Helping Neighbors coordinates and provides needed services to town residents through volunteer actions. This help is intended for anyone who needs a helping hand and is at no charge, although the cost of any materials needed will be the responsibility of the person requesting it. We are a non-profit organization supported by donations* and an occasional influx of funds from the town.

A few of the services offered by TNHN are:

  • Rides (see below)
  • Pick up of prescriptions or other goods from stores
  • Cooking meals for people who are ill or otherwise unable to cook for a short
    time
  • Minor repairs or painting, minor home improvements, changing a lock
  • Changing a flat tire or jump-starting a car
  • Simple repairs to household appliances
  • Help lifting or moving large objects
  • Delivery of library books or Food Shelf items
  • Help with gardening, lawn care or stacking firewood
  • Shoveling snow off walkways and steps
  • Other reasonable requests

Many of our volunteers are fully vaccinated now and once again able to provide rides to Tunbridge residents. Rides could include transportation to and from nearby medical appointments, church and other local events, car repair/service appointments and shopping trips. Please be aware that volunteer drivers may ask passengers to wear masks, sit in the back seat and open car windows.

Anyone needing help with something should call 802-889-3437; advance notice is appreciated. We do our best to find a volunteer who is available for that specific request at that specific time and date. However, on occasion that is not possible.

We are always on the lookout for more volunteers. To join our list, please contact any of the board members listed below or call 802-889-3437.
We respect and value your willingness to help your neighbors.

Current Board Members: Michael OíDonnell, President ñ 802-763-8985;
Jory Innes, Vice President ñ 802-299-9249;
Pat Howe, Treasurer ñ 802-889-5512;
Linda B. Howe, Linda Lazaroff, Sarah Priestap Porter.
* Donations may be sent to TNHN, P.O. Box 22, Tunbridge, VT 05077

Tunbridge Library
Hours: Mon 10am-6pm, Wed & Fri 3-7pm, Sat 9-Noon 889-9404/tunbridgelibrary@gmail.com Tunbridgelibrary.org

Our Summer Reading program was full and exciting. From dancing by the river, to investigating the insects in the library lawn, participants enjoyed learning all about our local environment from the knowledge of amazing community volunteers and scientists. Over 50 people signed up, filled out BINGO sheets, and entered our local business raffle. Thanks to all who took part!

All summer long, twice a week, patrons enjoyed our new ìBook Buddiesî program where pairs were matched up and simply had an opportunity to enjoy books together. Each session ended in cookies and smiles! Let us know if you would like to be a book buddy, and we will find you a partner!

Our new arts coordinators Lauren Badams and Cheryl Metcalf have been hard at work setting up the first show in the library since before COVID. Artist Joan Hoffmannís exhibit includes en plein air oil and watercolor paintings of Libraries and Barns. She also includes her large studio works of Vermont landscapes. Join her at the library on October 15th at 7pm for a discussion of Americaís rich art history. Young and old will enjoy this brief walk through the American Landscape.

At the time of this publication our brand new after school program will have been underway for two weeks. Children from kindergarten to 8th grade have been invited into the library each Wednesday, right off the bus, to enjoy stories, snacks, chess, fiber arts, LEGOís and of course, to check out lots of books to bring home!

Last year we offered a drive through trick or treat which was a grand success. Mark your calendars for October 29th @5:30 because this year, we are offering an outdoor spooky storytelling with Simon Brooks for the youngest patrons all the way to adult! The first portion of the evening will be less spooky for the little ones, under 10 years old. After they will be whisked away for Halloween crafting and the adults and older children will be have a chance to have their socks scared off as Simon tells tales of the season. This event will have a rain date of November 5th. Donít miss this fun event!

The library is proud to offer new shelving displays and sections. We now have biographies and graphic novels set up for easy browsing and are currently chipping away at categorizing youth non-fiction into more searchable sections as well. Also on display are Golden Dome book nominees, Red Clover Nominees, a special featuring Middle Eastern Women artists generously lended to us by Chris Tuttle. Come tell us what you think!

The library is now offering ìShelf Loveî a new adult book club! The initial meeting was a great hit with local author Claire M. Andrews visiting our library to discuss her debut novel ìDaughter of Spartaî. Connect for more information on future reads and meeting dates.

You will notice our beautiful outdoor space dedicated to the life work of Sue Barnaby beginning to take shape over the next few weeks. We are thrilled at the prospect of offering an outdoor space that is as welcoming as our indoor space. Sueís energy continues to inspire us as we follow the path her legacy left behind.

Tunbridge Central School
Michael Livingston, Principal 889-3310 mlivingston@wrvsu.org

There ís a lot to appreciate about the start of a new school year. Itís terrific to greet new students, particularly so many wonderful kindergartners! We also have a number of new staff this year. The energy and excitement around the school is palpable. The first few days of school went remarkably smoothly. Thank you to the faculty and staff for preparing so well for the school year and thank you to families for having your children ready to join us.

I want to thank the many, many volunteers who built a beautiful outdoor amphitheater for us above the soccer field this summer. The amphitheater is large enough to accommodate the entire school including the children, faculty and staff. The amphitheater is gorgeous. We even have a level stone stage from which to present. What is most notable to me is the way in which it was created. At absolutely no cost to the town or the school we now have a space for our community to use outside that is both beautiful and eminently practical. It was done entirely with volunteer labor and any cost incurred was offset by generous community members. Almost all the materials were donated and there was a tremendous amount of labor that went into milling the wood, digging holes, building the stage and finishing the project off in time for the start of school. We held our first school assembly in over a year and a half there on the second day of school.

This endeavor has quickly emerged as one of the highlights of my 45 year teaching career. It exemplifies the joint commitment of the school, our parents and our community.

Thank you Tunbridge!

Tunbridge Volunteer Fire Department
Jamie Bradford 889-3478

October 03-09, 2021 is Fire Prevention Week. Each year during Fire Prevention Week there is a theme, this year’s theme is Learn the sounds of fire safety!. The focus of this theme is to help everyone learn the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make, and what to do when an alarm sounds. The Fire Department is happy to answer any questions you may have around this topic. We will not be able to visit the school community this year to help spread the message of fire safety so we hope that everyone will reach out as needed. Please remember that this time of year is a great time to check your smoke detectors, have your chimneys cleaned and your furnaces serviced. Mark your calendars to replace your detectors’ batteries every time you turn the clocks back and then again when you set your clock ahead. The Fire Department can be reached by email at tunbridge.fire@gmail.com to help with any of your fire safety and prevention questions.

The Fire Department hopes that everyone that was able to attend had an enjoyable and safe time at the Tunbridge Worlds Fair this year. We appreciate everyoneís continued support with the coin drop. This is the Fire Department’s biggest fundraiser and we are grateful that we were able to have one this year. As always the Fire Department is looking for volunteers, if you are interested in joining the department, helping fundraise, or looking for more information please reach out to Simon Bradford at tunbridge.fire@gmail.com.

The TUNBRIDGE Quarterly
Janet Zug 889-9602 zugglassstudio@gmail.com

The deadline dates for TQ entries are the 15th of December, March, June and September. Entries are printed as received and only edited for typos. My apologies for any mistakes I miss or make! Feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or suggestions.

Current and past issues of the TQ are always available online at http://tunbridgevt.org/tunbridge-quarterly/

First Branch Ambulance
Judy Tucker – 889-3305 tuckerjudy40@yahoo.com

Thanks to all who supported our booth at the Tunbridge Fair! It is always a wonderful way to see our community.

To all new homeowners in the Tunbridge-Chelsea area looking for the red sign to post outside your house please call Judy Tucker at 889-3305 or email tuckerjudy40@yahoo.com. I will make one up for a $20.00 donation to FBA.

We continue to look for interested individuals who would like to volunteer at FBA or even take the EMT classes available. Please contact Chase Ackerman at FBA 685-3112. We strongly urge all who have not received their vaccinations to do so.

Intelligence Based Policing
VSP barracks 802-234-9933 recorded
Email DPS.VSPROYALTONIBP@VERMONT.GOV

The group has not met in person since the beginning of the pandemic, but the overall message remains the same…. “If You See Something, Say Something”! Let the VSP or local authorities know your concerns and give them your information.

The IBP network (meetings and Facebook page) was established as a means of communicating, to help notify our communities about suspicious activity. It was also to encourage trust with the Vermont State Police and other local authorities. Please use judgment when posting messages on the IBP Facebook page. Many of the recent posts don’t represent in any way, the overall mission of the IBP group. We continue to strongly encourage you to use the number or email address above to notify VSP or to call the local sheriff/police departments directly with your concerns.

The Tunbridge Church
Kay Jorgensen, 889-9828, thetunbridgechurch@gmail.com.

Bring your pets to the first Tunbridge Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, Oct. 2. The Tunbridge Church Pastor, Rev. Jenny Cook, will conduct the blessing on the Parish House lawn across the road from the church. Participants will receive St. Francis medals and treats for people and pets.

Residents are invited to attend any of the following free church programs at the Parish House. Updates will be publicized in the weekly church email and elsewhere:

Wednesday Bible Study at 6 pm is led by Liz and Vinnie White. The next Menís Monthly Breakfast will be scheduled in October.

Women Moving Forward, a support and fellowship time for widows, will begin monthly meetings in October. Men Living Forward, a support and discussion supper for widowers, will meet Oct. 4 and the first monthly Monday thereafter.

Card Crafters, a class at which Linda Lazaroff will show how to make her special Christmas cards, is Oct. 23 at 10:30. A sign-up sheet and sample cards are in the church vestibule.

Barring new Covid restrictions, The Tunbridge Church will carry on its traditional fall and winter programs. These include Super Senior Luncheon on Oct. 30, Thanksgiving treats bags for seniors, greening of the church for Advent on Nov. 28, the Dec. 21 Service of Light time for refection on the longest night of the year, and the 7 p.m. Christmas Eve service.

Indoor church services resumed in June. The decades-old tradition of worship at South Tunbridge Methodist Church and North Tunbridge Baptist Church continued with, two August services at each.

A Community Garden, planted and supported by volunteers from Gardenerís Supply, grew some of the vegetables that have been offered at the creche on the lawn. All are welcome to leave or take produce. The Tunbridge Community Food Shelf is open at the Parish House on Fridays from 4-6 p.m. for pick-up of canned and boxed items. Al-Anon and AA meet at the house on Sundays at 5 and 7 p.m., respectively.

To join the email list and receive weekly notices, please send your address to thetunbridgechurch@gmail.com and check the Facebook page.

The church welcomes donations in support of its programs at PO Box 270, Tunbridge VT 05077. Donations to the food shelf may be sent to Mary Fisk, PO Box 12, Tunbridge VT 05077.

Chelsea Area Senior Center
Susan Pirie, 685-2290, chelseaseniorcenter@gmail.com

Chelsea Area Senior Center started serving indoors again on Monday, Sept. 13th. We will only be serving indoors on Mondays to start with to see how things go.

Please Make a Reservation

What to expect when you return to the Senior Centers:

LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT 12 N00N

1. Please conduct your own ìDaily Health Checkî prior to arrival to the center and answer the following questions.
A. Have you been in contact with a person who has Covid-19 in the pasted 14 days?
B. Do you have a temperature above normal?
C. Do you feel unwell with any symptoms consistent with Covid-19? This includes cough, fever, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, body
aches, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell, runny nose, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea?
D. Are you waiting on the results of a Covid-19 test?

E. If you answer YES, to any of these questions, Please Stay Home.
2. Please use the hand sanitizer upon entering the Center.
3. Masks are recommended, but are optional for fully vaccinated participants. Masks are Required for those not fully vaccinated. Anyone should feel comfortable wearing a mask if that is their preference. Once you are seated and ready to eat you can remove the mask.
4. People coming in are free to sit wherever they wish. Once seated, the place setting will be brought to the table. The server will then ask you if you would like a drink of Milk, Juice, Water, Coffee or Tea. They will serve you, please stay seated. They will also serve you your Meal.
5. Please be patient. I know this is a change but at this point this is the way It needs to be done. We are trying to keep everyone safe.

** WE WILL STILL BE OFFERING CURBSIDE PICK ñUP AND MEALS ON WHEELS.

Please call 685-2290 to make a reservation to eat indoors , curbside pick up and also Meals on Wheels.

Alliance for Vermont Communities
Michael Sacca – 889-3210 mfsacca@sover.net

In 2019, residents of Royalton, Sharon, Strafford, and Tunbridge came together through the Vermont Council on Rural Development Community Visit Program. This Community Visit process engaged over 320 residents of the four towns in a series of dialogues surrounding common interests, needs, and solutions. The Four-Town Coalition was born, within which volunteer committees formed to support projects around housing, economic development, local food resiliency and access, supporting the working landscape, and recreation and natural resource protection. (The full action report generated by this process is available on the Vermont Council on Rural Development website.)

In the two years since the formation of the Coalition, these groups have undertaken a tremendous amount of work on an exclusively volunteer basis. The Coalition is now ready to advance to its next phase. To fully leverage this momentum, to be able to take on more ambitious projects and find solutions to more complex problems, and to more strategically coordinate between these interrelated community priorities, requires additional capacity.

The Coalition has successfully taken advantage of an opportunity to utilize a full-time 3-year Americorps VISTA position hosted by the Green Mountain Economic Development Corporation and has hired Meghan Asbury to fill the position. Funding for the position was generously made by the 4 towns selectboards, VCRD, and AVC who each gave $1000. Meghan has a masters degree in urban planning, with experience doing community engagement. Meghan will help coordinate and facilitate Coalition meetings; build public relationships through communications and community outreach; research case studies relevant to Coalition projects; and explore long-term organizational structure options for the Coalition that will help build capacity and funding for ongoing efforts.

The position will be supervised by a Steering Committee of the 4-Town Coalition, in collaboration with GMEDC staff. The Steering Committee will consist of Sarah Danly, Royalton (chair), Mark Black, Strafford, Suzanne Long, Royalton, Michael Sacca, Megan Fuerst, both of Tunbridge, Ken Wright, Sharon, Upon its formation in 2019, the 4-Town Coalition was organized into three committees: Economic Development, Housing, and Natural Resources and the Working Landscape all within a broader umbrella of Community Development. This structure will be reorganized and simplified to be individual project teams; Housing, Food Resilience, Agriculture, Conservation and Recreation, all within a broader umbrella of Community Development.

The Food Resilience committee is focused on building connections between producers, homesteaders, and other community members to increase food security and community food resilience. The Ag Network committee formed to build a support network for farmers throughout the community, to inventory our agricultural land base, and ultimately to help connect farmers to land and to each other. The Housing committee began its work by conducting research into potential models for addressing affordable housing shortages and building relationships with key housing partners such as Twin Pines and the Vital Communities Keys to the Valley initiative. The Conservation and Recreations group formed in 2019 as part of a larger effort underway in our 4-Town region to build and promote hiking, biking and skiing trails to increase opportunities for residents and to promote economic development. Stay tuned for announcements for community meetings.

AVC welcomes your feedback, input, questions, ideas, and interest. Check out our website or contact Michael Sacca at 889.3210. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Tax deductible donations are very welcome and can be mailed to: AVC, P.O. Box 545 South Royalton, VT 05068 or be made at our donate page on our website; www.alliancevermont.org

Tunbridge School Club
Tiffany Tucker – 802-893-0396 tunbridgeschoolclub@wrvsu.org

The Tunbridge School Club, and volunteers across a full array of generations, worked hard over the summer to build an outdoor amphitheater on the Tunbridge campus. It has seating enough for all students and has already hosted an all-school meeting, as well as FBUD professional development meetings. Thanks to above-and-beyond volunteer help, and the generous donation of materials from around town, this amphitheater, which could have cost thousands, only cost $130. We are sure many of us will pause to think of Sue Barnaby while taking in the view from the benches, resting sturdily upon dozens of cedar posts donated by Gordy. We send out lots of gratitude to all those who lent a hand, a hole-digger or some stones to the
project.

The Tunbridge School Club meets monthly, by Google-Meet for now. We hope to be joined by any community members who are interested in supporting and celebrating the work of our educators. Some choose just to get emails and bake on occasion, some attend meetings, some pitch ideas for fundraisers…and all are welcome! Please email tunbridgeschoolclub@wrvsu.org to be added to our mailing list.

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