Thursday, September 4, 2014

Weathersfield News September 4 #weathersfield #VT


Weathersfield News
September 4, 2014
Copyright ©2014 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
photosbynanci@comcast.net

I hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend. It started off with a seven hour power outage Friday night. I heard there was a HUGE tree down on Rte 5 heading towards Windsor. Five Crews worked on it and it still took seven hours to repair-it must have been one heck of a tree!

We had a wonderful neighborhood get-together on Sunday. Even the rain couldn't stop the fun. Thanks to Ron and Amy Beth for hosting and thanks to everyone who brought the delicious food for sharing: home brewed beer, venison, chicken, salads, desserts and homemade bread.

A heads up... Rte 106 at Little Ascutney Road will be closed on Sept. 9 according to the flashing Highway Alert signs posted at Little Ascutney Road and at the intersection of Rte 44 and 106.

Congratulations to Gene Limlaw from Weathersfield who rode Nitro Cool Steele, a seven year old Arab, in the Green Mountain Horse Association's Annual Distance Days this past weekend. Gene rode in both the 35 mile and the 25 mile rides.

Football starts on Sunday! My husband becomes a football widower for 17 weeks. Go Pats, Go Niners! I've been waiting since February for the season to begin again. I love Sundays, and Thursdays and Mondays.

Heard some disturbing news this weekend-someone stole the Weathersfield Food Shelf Sign. The sign cost over $200 and was purchased with donations. The food shelf volunteers are quite saddened that the theft has happened because the sign was used to let our neighbors in need know the location and hours of the food shelf. If you have any information please contact the Weathersfield Police so the sign may be returned.

In my garden-Our tomatoes may be dead but our New Ace peppers are out of control. I think we may have 100 pounds of peppers in our garden this year. I usually freeze them in my homemade sauce but without tomatoes this year I'm not sure what I'll do with all these gorgeous green fruits. Planted more lettuce seeds to keep that crop going through the fall. I plant seeds every two weeks for a continuous harvest.

Music to my ears-No live shows this week. BUMMER. But I did get to listen to the new Richard Thompson CD "Acoustic Classics." Thompson will be performing at the Lebanon Opera House on Oct. 14, I can't wait to see this show.

Obituaries
Perkinsville, Vt. — Rachel Lillian (Hoisington) Jensen, 88, died Friday, Aug. 29, at the Bridgeway Care and Rehabilitation Center in Hillsborough, N.J., following a long illness. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6, at the Weathersfield Center First Congregational Church, 79 Center Church Road, Weathersfield, Vt. Memorial contributions may be made to the Weathersfield Center Church, the Perkinsville Community Church, or the American Stroke Association (www.strokeassociation.org).

Taste of Weathersfield-Each week I'll highlight a Weathersfield treat or meal that I've found in my travels around town. This week I picked the "Nancy Sandwich" at the Ascutney Market on Rte 5 in Ascutney. This creation was recommended to me by Ascutney Fire Chief Darrin Spaulding. Named after co-owner Nancy Rogers, the hot sandwich includes asparagus, cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, turkey and a special honey mustard sauce on white bread, all toasted to a golden brown. WOW and a tub of their Cole Slaw made quite the meal. By the way, their Cole Slaw was outrageously good. Chief Spaulding tells me the potato salad ain't bad either! Very reasonably priced for a hot sandwich. Located on Rte 5 north heading toward Windsor they are open: Mon-Thu: 6:00 am - 7:00 pm, Fri: 6:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sat: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm, Sun: 7:00 am - 7:00 pm.

Household Hazardous Waste Collections
Saturday, Sept. 13 Weathersfield Transfer Station 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Only district residents may participate. Up to 10 gallons = free 11+ gallons = $4/gallon. For more information, visit www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org Or call 674-9235 These events are sponsored by the Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District in cooperation with the host towns. They are accepting LATEX PAINT this year!

A Sense of Place-Free Potluck
Thursday Sept. 18 6 p.m. Weathersfield Meetinghouse, Weathersfield Center RD.. Hosted by the Weathersfield Land Preservation Association, this potluck will celebrate land use and stewardship. The event is designed so folks will share stories about their personal land use experiences. Call 263-5217 for more information.


Weathersfield Community Forum and Dinner
Thursday, Sept 25 from 6-8 p.m. Weathersfield Elementary School.
The Weathersfield School Board, Superintendent Baker, and Principal Oakman would like to welcome you to a community dinner and conversation on This event is open to the public. Pizza and salad will be served. Babysitting will be made available. The Board is very interested to hear your opinion on a variety of topics, some of which may include, (but not limited to); WS Busing, WSESU Programs and the Strategic Plan, Athletics, Foreign Language, Afterschool Programs, How to keep the climate and flavor of our hometown school with so many state and WSESU mandates, Budget Pressures, Vision for the Future, Emergency Preparedness. And any other topics of interest to YOU! The board is hoping for a nice attendance mix of community members, parents and school personnel to make this a balanced and rich conversation.

Weathersfield Hikes: Crown Point Road Hosted by the Weathersfield Parks and Recreation Group. For more information call Steve at 263-5439.

Sunday, Sept 14 10 a.m. Crown Point Road, from the Country Club to Reservoir Road. The section from the club to the orchard is about 1.3 miles, easy, and has a nice view as you emerge from the woods. The next section is about 2.3 miles and has a pleasant view if we take a short bypass. Both are downhill and on both sections the ancient road feels evident much of the way. Some stops and commentary will occur.

Monday, Sept 15 9 a.m. Crown Point Road, from Grout Cemetery to the top of Greenbush Road (where Tarbell Hill Road meets Tarbell Hill Road). Note the shorter options. This hike passes the only two original mile markers (miles 10 and 11) on the CPR. It crosses Branch Brook (about 6 inch depth) and includes at the end a climb of over 500 feet in over a mile and a half. (Strenuous.) The total distance is about 4 miles. This walk has no viewpoints, but is historic. Option 1: To the brook and back, about 1 ½ miles total. Option 2: Cross the brook, see the original marker, and head out to Branch Brook Road. Total distance: about 1 mile.

Ongoing:

Wildlife Photo Contest-2nd Annual Contest Sponsored by the Weathersfield Conservation Commission. Requirements: Limited to native wildlife (animals, birds, or insects); Limited to amateur photographer; Must be photographed locally (within a 50 mile radius.) One submission per person must be on a 8 x 10 glossy. There will be up to three places should there be sufficient entries. Judging will be done by 3 interested persons. Submitted photos can be dropped off at the Weathersfield Town Office in an envelope plainly marked Conservation Commission photo contest. There is a drop box at the Town Office for after hours. Please include with the photo: Name, phone number, address, and location where photo was taken. Winning photos will be mounted and framed, then displayed for one year at either the town office, library, or school, then returned to the owner. Submission deadline: Nov. 15.

Food Shelf
The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located at 7303 Route 131 - the former "World of Discovery" daycare. Thanks to the generosity of their donors, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will now be open every Thursday from 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Exercise Group-FREE Perkinsville Church 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Monday and Thursday mornings there is a Bone Building exercise group led by Dottie Richardson. It is free, weights are provided and you work at your ability level. It is fun and good for you. Everyone welcome, just show up or call Dottie for more information at 263-5444.

Weathersfield Proctor Library-FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Do you want to learn how to use a computer? Sign up for email or facebook or learn more about internet safety? Did you know the library offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks? Sign up required. BYOL (bring your own laptop or smartphone if you have one).

Monthly Potluck Lunch and Program-FREE Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245; lzigman@comcast.net

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/

I have some tickets for sale if anyone is interested!
Toronto Blue Jays at Boston Red Sox  for info CLICK HERE.
Two rows behind the Sox dugout!!

Grand Point North One VIP ticket for Sunday $70 email me if interested!