Welcome back from the weekend!
ON THE LISTS:
If you want to get people all het up… Change the trash rules on them. There’s a vibrant, occasionally peeved discussion going on right now on the Norwich list about the town’s move to institute a new pay-by-the-bag policy — and make people buy special bags. It’s edging into a broader discussion of Vermont’s new transfer-station policies, which will affect everyone in the state. And it’s kinda reminiscent of a small hop-hah in Vershire just as summer was ending over that town’s trash and recycling policies. To see it all, go to dailyuv.com, click on the little Search magnifying-glass icon at the top right, and enter “trash” and “recycling.” Presto!
Every so often, a tiny nugget… Once in a while, someone takes it into their heads to brighten people’s day with a moment of poetry. That’s what Rosalind Finn did this morning for Strafford.
What if they fall? Tomorrow from 8-9 pm at The Canoe Club in Hanover, “True Tales Without a Net.” Three storytellers channeling The Moth. And, according to this post, Cindy Pierce! Let’s hope even snow and sleet don’t keep people away… though you might want to check in with the restaurant to be sure it’s still on.
ON THE BLOGS:
Carotenoid pigments from fruits and insects. That, according to Mary Holland, is why cardinals are red.
Okay, so it’s not a blog, but there’s a raging discussion going on over at the Upper Valley (NH/VT) Facebook page over good restaurants to go to for a birthday, which of course has become a general discussion of restaurants, period, both good and bad. Lots of opinions, not all alike.
And finally, a blog you should know about. Stephen Alden, in Lyme, keeps a blog about old cellar holes around (and beyond) town. They’re little lessons in history, society, old construction methods, and exploring the woods. Here’s one about a hole on East Street in Lyme. The picture above is what it used to look like.