Old favorites get new life

A small but enthusiastic audience enjoyed Cindy Millar, vocalist, Spike Hyssong, bass, and Dick White, guitar, last weekend at Gibbs Library. Gaining a devoted following as the trio Gardenia. they focus on music from the “Great American Songbook,” a collection of American popular songs and jazz standards that are still familiar, although they originated in the early and mid-1900s.

Since Gardenia performed last at Gibbs, library trustee Bo Marks and Neil Gross designed and installed custom lights in the Bryant Room to highlight the performance and refreshment areas. It’s a fine enhancement that furthers the congenial supper club atmosphere library volunteers create for these kinds of events. We’re hoping this means they will be featuring more intimate acts like Cindy, Spike and Dick so we can hum along. Gibbs Library presents a wide variety of educational and entertainment programs year around. Keep up with all the goings-on at gibbslibrary.org.

SnowFest Fishing Derby scheduled

Hill & Gully Riders Snowmobile Club will present its 30th Annual SnowFest and Fishing Derby Saturday, Feb. 17 (rain date Feb. 24). This Washington Pond event begins around 6 a.m. and finishes at weigh-in at precisely 3 p.m. There are prizes for largest fishes, door prizes, and a raffle. The Snack Shack will be open all day, too, for the best burger anywhere. Raffle tickets are available now from snowmobile club members and local businesses.

Food Pantry

Washington Food Pantry is Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Go, Patriots!