Friday, August 29, 2014

Two (2) Unreal Sox Tickets for Sale! #RedSox #RedSoxNation

Big Papi
Fenway Park
Boston MA

Sunday, Sept 7 Toronto Blue Jays vs. Boston Red Sox  1:35 game time.

Ever wish you could sit close enough to thank Big Papi? Or watch the players watching the fans...
David Ross
We have two (2) Field Box 21 Row D, E seat 1 (piggybacked seats) NOTE-there is no row A or B so these are row two and three behind the Sox Dugout.

The BEST seats in this section and for the LOWEST asking price!!! 
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Weathersfield News Aug.27 #weathersfieldvt #VT


Weathersfield Vermont
August 27, 2014
Copyright © Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
www.photosbynanci.com
For The Vermont Standard: http://www.thevermontstandard.com/
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To borrow a line from Mick Jagger "Please allow me to introduce myself..." I'm Nancy Nutile-McMenemy. I have lived in this beautiful little town of Weathersfield since 1987. I moved here with my husband from Amherst MA. While at school at the University of Massachusetts, I worked as an Arts and Feature photographer for the UMASS Daily Collegian. I worked at Dartmouth College for 20 years and retired in 2008. I picked up my camera again and started my Freelance Photography Business in 2009. I have been a freelance photographer for the Standard since 2010. I am also the House Photographer at the Lebanon Opera House. I shoot weddings, Senior Class Photos and Events of all kinds, and I love me new career.

I picked up the pen (or should I say keyboard) two weeks ago to cover this column for Lynn Esty while she was on vacation. When she returned, she turned the column over to me because she has a new challenging job and a new grandchild that are both really occupying her time. I have heard from many folks how much they loved Lynn's column so I have big shoes to fill. But I feel up to the task and I hope I can continue to keep the readers in Weathersfield informed and entertained.
In my garden-Tomato Late Blight-I am quite upset, down right angry, our garden tomatoes (all 40 plus plants, three varieties) now have Tomato Late Blight. My husband has been diligently putting the affected plant material and fruits into black plastic to "cook" them in the sun; never put them on your compost, the pile may not heat up enough to kill the spores or get cold enough to freeze over the winter. Many online sites say the black plastic bagging will help but the spores travel huge distances on the wind so we'll have to cross our fingers for next year. Our three varieties of peppers are doing great though; as are our beans and cukes. But ARRGHHH! we'll be purchasing tomato sauce this winter instead of pulling frozen tubs out of our freezer each week.
Jackson Browne
Music to my ears-Another rocking week of music. Last Tuesday we traveled to Concord NH to see the legendary Jackson Browne perform at the Capitol Center for the Arts. Thursday night we braved the rain for a free concert in Lebanon NH and got to see two up and coming artists Hana Zara (from Burlington VT) and The Wind + The Wave (from Austin TX.) Saturday we went to the Freight House (formerly Tupelo Hall Vermont) in White River Junction to see Peter Wolf, lead singer of the J. Geils Band. I grew up on Geils music and still love to hear Wolf perform these songs but his solo writing and music is equally entertaining.

Hana Zara
The Wind + The Wave

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 Fried Clam Dinner at the Country Creemee at Downer's Four Corners. I ordered my dinner with sweet potato fries and Cole Slaw. I have a tendency to judge a restaurant by its Cole Slaw and the Creemee does not disappoint. The meal was a bit pricey but to enjoy a good shore dinner down the street, to me, makes it worth it. Save room for dessert and try their Maple Creemee!
Town Events

Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library-A Friends meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 7:00 p.m.. Time to plan for their annual book & bake sale which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 27.

Wellwood Orchard Customer Appreciation Day
Saturday Aug. 30 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. 529 Wellwood Orchard RD Springfield Vt.
Magic Show by "Hocus Pocus" from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. See your Local Fire & Police Departments, Face Painter Extraordinaire- Linda Weiser, Enjoy Balloon animals with "Cheryl the Clown" and Acoustic Guitar by John Laware. FREE: hotdogs, chips, soda, kids games, petting zoo, face painting, balloon art, contests, wagon rides, photos and prizes. Bring your camera. You don't want to miss this! This is OUR day to celebrate YOU, our loyal customers.

Car Seat Fitting
Thursday Sept. 4 3:00-6:00 p.m. Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department, Rte 131
Learn how to properly fit and install your child's car seat.

A Sense of Place-Free Potluck
Thursday Sept. 18 6:00 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, September 25th from 6:00-8:00 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 American Flag Project -Green Mountain Power and the Weathersfield Select Board have granted permission to display American flags on some utility poles along Route 5 in Ascutney and Route 106 in Perkinsville. Donations for this project (in the form of a check made payable to the Town of Weathersfield) should be mailed to the Town Office at PO Box 550 Ascutney, VT 05030. Please contact Lisa Slade 802-291-1475 for more information. The group is close to meeting their fundraising goal and hope to have the flags flying by Veteran's Day

Obituaries
PERKINSVILLE — Fred Ramsay Mellish, 76, passed away Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, at his Perkinsville home surrounded by his loving family. He was born June 14, 1938, in Hartford, Conn., the son of Alton Ramsay Mellish and Charlotte (Unwin) Mellish Jones. He served in the U.S. Navy and 27 years of service with the National Guard. He was a custodian in the Springfield school district. He and his wife were shepherds of Suffolk sheep. He was a contributing member of the Weathersfield Veterans Memorial Committee. Donations in Fred’s name can be sent to Church of Christ, P.O. Box 106, Springfield, VT 05156.


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 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 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/

Back to School BBQ in Reading Vermont

The Reading Elementary School (RES) Parent Teachers Organization (PTO) hosted a Back to School BBQ on Sunday at the school. Burgers and dogs were provided and parents and grandparents were asked to bring a potluck dish to share. It was a way to welcome the students back to their school and to get some of the kindergarteners used to the playground and cafeteria. Some returning teachers were on hand as well as the new school Principal Zooey Zullo from Hartland and new PE teacher (and Circus Arts Instructor) Christine Landon from Rutland.


More images of the BBQ: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/August-2014/Back-to-School-BBQ/

RES PTO Back to School BBQ
Reading Elementary School
Reading VT August 24, 2014
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Sculpture Fest Woodstock 2014 is Now Open Daily Dawn to Dusk


The Sculpture Fest returns this year with many new installations featuring a variety of artists using a variety of media. Sculpture Fest is now open for the season from dawn to dusk at both the Prosper Road and King Farm sites. The artist Opening Reception will be held on Saturday Aug. 30 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. New works this year are by artists: Ria Blass, Patti Cerra, Herb Ferris, Joseph Fichter, Bruce Hathaway, Susan Katz, Wendy Klamperer, Hector Santos and Jamie Townsend. Local artists Anthea Lavallee and Jann Lee are also creating a work that will be on display at the King Farm pond.


Woodstock Sculpture Fest 2014
Woodstock VT August 24, 2014
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Paint It Forward-Old Fashioned House Painting Party In West Windsor Vermont

August 22, 2014
West Windsor VT
This past weekend folks gathered at the Stillson Farm in West Windsor for an old fashioned 'help your neighbor' house painting party. Bill Stillson, long time resident of West Windsor gives so much of his time to various town and area groups and organizations that one group, The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run appealed to folks to come and paint Bill's house. As Stillson said "I can't believe how quickly we got this painted. Many hands make light work!"

More images from the house painting party: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/August-2014/House-Painting-Party/

Stillson House Painting Party
West Windsor VT August 23, 2014
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Back to School for Hartland VT Elementary School

Hartland VT
August 27, 2014

It's that time of year again! Time  to send the children off to school. Principal Jeff Moreno was at the door greeting all the new students and returning students to the Hartland Elementary School this morning.
Parents were kissing their children goodbye and friends were reuniting after the long summer.
Looks like they are ready for another year!
More images from the morning: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/August-2014/Hartland-Elementary-1st-Day-20/

Juniper Hill Inn Sold at Foreclosure Auction.

August 22, 2014
Windsor VT
The historic Juniper Hill Farm - Maxwell Evarts House (now known as Juniper Hill Inn) located in Windsor, Vermont, was auctioned by the Thomas Hirchak Company on Friday. About twenty people attended the auction, however there were only four registered bidders.
Auctioneer Tom Hirchak opened the bidding at 11:00 a.m. at $1 million dollars. He immediately lowered the bid to $500,000, then $400,000; he finally received an opening bid from Brad Cushing of Salisbury, VT of $100,000. Bidding reached $260,000 and was suspended when the auctioneers needed to consult with their clients. At this point the Attorney for U.S. Bank National Association, Howard Myers of Lebanon NH said the bank was willing to bid $350,000. No bidders met this bid and the Auctioneer Hirchak asked for the final bank offering which was $405,000. U.S. Bank National Association now owns the property and can list it for sale at any price, even for a profit.
Myers said it is a lovely property, "'there is just no draw of anything here in Windsor." He went on to say that if people were interested in revitalizing Windsor and this mansion specifically he would "be happy to talk to them."
The grand 28-bedroom colonial revival was built in 1902 by Maxwell Evarts, a prominent New York attorney and a captain of American industry. US Presidents Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson, among other prominent figures, artists and celebrities, have been entertained at the mansion.
Of more recent fame, the mansion was featured in 2012 on Fox TV's Hotel Hell. In the 2-part premier episode, celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay worked with then-owners Robert Dean and Ari Nikki to revamp the Inn, giving it further national exposure.

The Inn was highlighted as the New England Living Show House in 2011, chosen by Yankee Magazine as the Perfect Place to End a Winters Day, and mentioned by Rachael Ray on her television program, the notoriety of this property continues more than 100 years after it was built by Evarts for his family as a summer home.

Juniper Hill Inn sits atop 14 beautiful acres overlooking the town of Windsor and the Connecticut River Valley. The 12-thousand square foot, 28-bedroom mansion boasts a grand dining room, bar, great hall, presidential suite, 15 fireplaces, owners’ quarters, and carriage barn, among many features. The most recent assessment of the former inn was just over a million dollars, but the auction company couldn't say what type of offer the bank is looking for.

In March, U.S. Bank, filed foreclosure papers citing they were owed more than $1.1 million. The foreclose sale was granted on June 18 by Superior Court Judge Mary Miles Teachout. The property was purchased in September 2005 by partners Robert Dean and Ari Nikki for $1.6 million from Robert and Susanne Pearl. However, a combination of personal illness, bad economic times, mismanagement, and frozen pipes forced Dean and Nikki to close the inn.

The locals attending the auction were hoping the building's next era will bring back its former glory, and its connection to the community. 




Juniper Hill Inn Foreclosure Auction
Thomas Hirchak Company
Windsor VT August 22, 2014
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Sunday, August 24, 2014

The 39 Steps Will Be Performed by BarnArts in Association With Woodstock Sculpturefest at King Farm Barn

BARNARD, VT -- BarnArts Center for the Arts in coordination with Sculpturefest presents Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of THE 39 STEPS based on the 1935 movie by Alfred Hitchcock at 7:30 p.m. September 5th, 6th, 12th, 13th and 5 p.m. Sept. 7 and 14 at King Farm Barn in Woodstock. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for students.
Actors Paul Daniel West from Quechee, Jona Tuck from East Barnard, Shu-nan Chu and Corey Armstrong from Lebanon comprise the cast. The show is directed by Jarvis Green.
Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 4), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

"The most entertaining show on Broadway"
- The New York Post

"Ingenious! A dizzy delight"
- Daily News

"Fast and frothy, performed by a cast of four that seems like a cast of thousands."
- The New York Times

For reservations please call 802-332-6020 or email info@barnarts.org
To purchase tickets online and for more information visit www.barnarts.org

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weathersfield VT News August 20

Weathersfield Vermont August 20, 2014
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
photosbynanci@comcast.net
Copyright © Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Where has the summer gone? There is a crispness in air that usually takes hold in September, it seems like it's a bit early this year. I look at the calendar and I see there is a Primary Vote on Aug.26! (I guess that means the political season will be creeping into our lives just like the fall weather.) School starts on Aug. 27. YIKES! And Labor Day is less than two weeks away.

With this turn in the weather I have been thinking about our long winter months so on Sunday I started putting up food. Freezer pickles and pesto took up most of the day but will be a welcome meal come December. We are picking salad tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash. We found a hidden zucchini and you know what that means-baseball bat! Most of our blueberries are gone by but the blackberries are ripening now; the bags of frozen berries are piling up in the freezer.
Lyle Lovett images:
http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/LyleLovett/And-His-Large-Band/Jay-Peak-VT-2014/
We took in two stellar performances this week. We made the long drive up to Jay Peak on Friday night to see Lyle Lovett and His Large Band at the newly opened Stateside Amphitheater. Two hours of great music and the rain was kind enough to hold off until the encore. Saturday we saw the New York Theatre Workshop perform "Hadestown'" a folk rock opera written by Vermont based signer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell at the Bentley Theater at Dartmouth College. Next up, a free show in Lebanon NH, The Front Porch Music Series Finale Thursday Aug. 21 at 7:00 p.m. featuring The Wind + The Wave. Peter Wolf, the lead singer for the legendary Boston band-The J. Geils Band, plays at the Freight House in White River Junction (formerly Tupelo); you know I'll be there on Saturday Aug. 23.
Peter Wolf images: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/PeterWolf


Taste of Weathersfield
Each week I'll highlight a Weathersfield treat or meal that I've found in my travels around town. This week it is "The Vermonter" at the Red Barn Bakery Cafe (at the intersection of Rtes 5 and 131 in Ascutney.) This breakfast sandwich is a great way to start the day: egg, cheddar cheese, candied bacon, green apple, on homemade cinnamon raisin bread. Eat in or take it to go. The Red Barn is open Tuesday-Saturday 6:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.. Call ahead and have it ready for pick up: 674-6777. You might also try the Almond Joy Scone-my personal favorite late morning treat.


Town Events

Casseroles and Culture-Potluck
Friday August 22 Weathersfield Center Meeting House 6 PM Steven Melanson will speak on the architecture of Windsor County. Potluck starts at 6:30 p.m. , talk at 7:00 p.m.. Suggested donation $10 per person, $20 per family. Proceeds go to repairing the steps and stone deck of the 1821 Meetinghouse. For more information call 802-263-5547.
www.runnersworld.com
WWFD Five Alarm 5-K Trail Run
Sunday, August 24 North Springfield Dam/Springweather Trails 98 Reservoir Road Springfield, VT 05156 802-591-1894 susannahcolby@hotmail.com
All proceeds will benefit the fire department! For more info please visit: http://www.active.com (search Weathersfield VT.)

Primary Election and Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Bond
Tuesday August 26 8:00 am -7:00 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney.
You may vote by absentee ballot until Monday Aug. 25 until 4:00 p.m..

Obituaries
Carolyn Houghton Johnson, age 92, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014, after a brief illness. She was born in Lyndonville, Vt. on Sept. 16, 1921, the daughter of Milo and Mary (Davidson) Houghton. She was a graduate of Lyndon Institute. During the war years Carolyn was employed at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft as a Transportation Manager. Later she worked in advertising at the New York Herald Tribune where she was also a member of the Artist and Writers Club. She also worked at the Winston Salem Journal, Radio Station WSJS, the Middletown Press and the Eagle Times. A memorial service will be held at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad Street in Claremont Sunday, Aug. 24 at 1 PM. Friends and family may call at the Funeral Home from 12 noon to 1 p.m. prior to the service. The family asks that contributions in her memory be made to either the Ascutney Union Church or the Proctor Library Capital Campaign Fund c/o the Weathersfield Town Office.

Town Boards and Commissions
Select Board: Meets first and third Monday of each month 7:00 p.m., usually at Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney. N. John Arrison, Chairperson; Daniel Boyer, Vice-Chairperson; Richard Clattenburg, Jr., Board Clerk; David Fuller, Selector; C. Peter Cole, Selector

The Library Bond Hearing was held on Aug.18 so the regular Select Board meeting will be held on Tuesday August 19th.

Primary Election and Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Bond Tuesday Aug. 26 8:00 am -7:00 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney.
You may vote by absentee ballot until Monday Aug.25 until 4:00 p.m..

Planning Commission: Meets the second and fourth Monday of each month at 7:00 PM Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney. Michael Todd, Chair, Sean Whalen, Gilbert Whittemore, Clerk , Julia Schmitz , Bruce Cox, Julia Lloyd Wright, Ex Officio, Recording Secretary

Zoning Board of Adjustment: Meets second and fourth Wednesday of each month 7:00 p.m. Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney Land Use Administrator: Charles Wise 674-2626 Lynn Esty, deForest Bearse, Alternate David Gulbrandsen, Pat Daniels

Fire Commission: Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month 7:00 p.m.

Ascutney Fire Department

West Weathersfield Fire Department
Annual Chicken BBQ
The West Weathersfield Fire Department will be sponsoring their Annual Chicken BBQ in two locations this year on Sunday, Aug. 24 : The Fire Station-Intersection of Rt. 131 & 106 - Perkinsville, VT Serving between 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and also at Weathersfield Area/Springfield Trails 98 Reservoir Rd - Springfield, VT Serving between 10:30 a.m.-Noon after the 5K Walk/Run. $10 for Adults & $7.50 for Kids under 10. They will be serving chicken, corn, potato salad, coleslaw, and a drink

WWFD Five Alarm 5-K Trail Run
Sunday, Aug. 24 North Springfield Dam/Springweather Trails 98 Reservoir Road Springfield, VT 05156 802-591-1894 susannahcolby@hotmail.com
All proceeds will benefit the fire department! For more info please visit: http://www.active.com.

Conservation Commission
Tina Wood, chair, Susan Hindinger Sec., Roy Burton, Trea., George Ainley, site visit coordinator, Harry Temple, Heather Shand, Jeff Pelton, Charles Wise, ex-officio

Upcoming Events: 2nd Wildlife Photo Contest
Sponsored by the Weathersfield Conservation Commission
Requirements:
Limited to native wildlife (animals, birds, or insects)
Limited to amateur photographers
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. The following information needs to be included 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

Weathersfield Proctor Library

The Library Trustees meet third Thursday of each month 7:00 p.m. at the library. Ernest Shand, Chair; Chelsea Chase, Vice Chair; Nancy Nutile-McMenemy, Secretary; Jeanne Voorhees, Susan Whittemore; Nancy Tusinski, Library Director; Karin Fischer, Library Assistant; Jordan Hutchinson, Youth Services Librarian.

The Library hosted its end of the Summer Reading Program on Friday. It was well attended and everyone had a good time with this years Fizz, Boom, Read! They talked about the books they had and hadn't read, gave recommendations, and made marshmallow engineering masterpieces! They would like to thank the wonderful donors that helped make the grand prize drawings possible: Ascutney Market, Billings Farm and Museum, Market Basket, Montshire Museum, Mount Ascutney Hospital, Jerry Schneider, and Pizza Chef in Windsor.
Ongoing:
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).

Other Library News:
Library Expansion Bond Hearing was held on Aug.18 7:00 p.m. Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney Vermont
Library Expansion Bond Vote on Aug. 26 8:00 am-7:00 p.m. Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney Vermont


Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library
A Friends meeting will be held on Thursday Aug. 28 at 7:00 p.m.. It is time to plan for their annual book & bake which will be held on Saturday Sept. 27.

Weathersfield Elementary School
135 Schoolhouse Road Ascutney, VT 05030 802-674-5400
Friday Aug. 22-New Teacher In-Service
Wednesday Aug. 27-The first day of school is Aug. 27!

Perkinsville Schoolhouse Committee
Mike Todd, Chair; Betty Jo Esty, Vice-Chair; Gloria Ballantine, Clerk; Elizabeth Deliso, Beverly Howe, and Bruce Murray

Connecticut River Grange
Connecticut River Grange in Ascutney. Meet the 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7:30 p.m., only once a month in Dec., Jan., Feb. & March. They are looking for new members, if interested call Leighton Springer 674-2339 or Emily Abbott at 674-2279

Town Services


Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney
Free -sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial, Route 5, Ascutney, VT Hall. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Exercise Group
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.

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 beginning July 3 from 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.. 

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


Under the Tree 5K or 10K Race Raises Over $5000 for The Hartland Christmas Project

The folks from the Hartland Christmas Project hosted their 5th Annual Under the Tree 5K or 10K run on Saturday August 16. This event serves as a fundraiser to help out Hartland families and individuals in economic need with a variety of services available throughout the year. This year about 75 runners participated and close to $5000 was raised through race registration and donations. This year's race was dedicated in memory of Linda Moyer who passed away on August 3 at the age of 70. She was a teacher at Hartland Elementary School and very active in the community.


Under the Tree 5K and 10 K
To Benefit The Hartland Christmas Project
Hartland Rec Center
Hartland VT August 16, 2014
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Free Concert Thursday Night in Lebanon! The Wind + The Wave @ThePointFM @TheWindTheWave


From the Point FM website:

THE WIND + THE WAVE - FREE SHOW
The Point presents The Front Porch Music Series

front porch music series     lebanon rec and parks

The Wind + The Wave
Thursday, Aug 21 at 7:00 p.m.
Colburn Park - Lebanon, NH
Free show!

  
Austin, Texas-based duo The Wind and The Wave are Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn. (Dwight is “The Wind” and Patty is “The Wave.”) The two met in 2009 when Dwight, a touring musician turned songwriter and producer, who’s worked with such artists as Bob Schneider and Brandi Carlile, was urged by his wife to actually leave his studio (“I’m kind of a hermit,” he says) and go see a friend’s band. Patty’s previous band was opening the show.
“I hate complimenting her,” Dwight jokes, “but Patty was pretty captivating to watch.”
“I thought he was intimidating,” Patty says with a laugh about her first impression of Dwight. “A few weeks later we went out with a group of people for sushi and I remember not saying much.”
“She was mousy and shy and quiet.”
“Not anymore. Now I burp in meetings.”
“Yeah, now you can’t shut up,” Dwight says. “I created a monster.”
“Dwight is like my other half,” Patty says. “He eats what I don’t in the trail mix and vice versa. Cashews are the best.”
“Cashews are disgusting.” Dwight says. “Yeah, it’s really adorable to watch us every morning eating oatmeal together on the road. We’re like 90-year-old women gossiping about shit, and her going, ‘Can I have your nuts?’”
Declaring Patty’s voice the best thing about her band, Dwight expressed an interest in working with her, which led to his producing several of her projects. A creative partnership was born. The two describe themselves as being “cut from the same thread” and “rarely on different pages.”
Later this year, The Wind and The Wave will release their debut album From The Wreckage, a title that Dwight says partially reflects “building a new thing from the ashes of our careers.” The album glows with a rootsy golden tone that encompasses everything from indie-folk, to alt-country to blues-rock to Southern psychedelia. The raucous first single With Your Two Hands” sounds like it could have been written during an impromptu back-porch jam session.

Fall Concerts at LOH: Barenaked Ladies, Bruce Hornsby, Los Lobos, Los Lonely Boys, Mary Chapin Carpenter with Tiff Merritt, Todd Rundgren, Steep Canyon Rangers, Richard Thompson!

Some pretty AMAZING shows are coming to the Lebanon Opera House in beautiful downtown Lebanon NH.
Barenaked Ladies STANDING ROOM ONLY!
Bruce Hornsby
Los Lobos
Los Lonely Boys
Mary Chapin Carpenter with Tiff Merritt
Todd Rundgren
Steep Canyon Rangers
Richard Thompson

So get out your calendars and mark down these dates!

SEPTEMBER
Sunday Sept. 14 7:30 p.m.
Barenaked Ladies
Presented by Lebanon Opera House and Kirschner Concerts  TICKETS  
Standing Room Only Left!


Tuesday Sept. 23 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Bruce Hornsby (solo)
A benefit for Upper Valley Haven
Presented by Lebanon Opera House  TICKETS



Tuesday Sept. 30 7:30 p.m.
Los Lobos Disconnected
Presented by Lebanon Opera House  TICKETS



OCTOBER
Tuesday Oct. 7 7:30 p.m.
An Evening with Los Lonely Boys
Presented by Lebanon Opera House TICKETS


Tuesday Oct. 14 7:30 p.m.
Presented by Kirschner Concerts  TICKETS
VIP Package $155 TICKETS includes: One reserved ticket located in the first 2 rows.
• Exclusive meet & greet with Richard Thompson.
• Personal photograph with Richard Thompson.
• One autographed lyric print.
• One CD (To be provided on the night of the show) + Digital download of the Acoustic Classics CD.


Sunday Oct. 26 7:30 p.m.
Mary Chapin Carpenter with special guest Tift Merritt
Presented by Child and Family Services   TICKETS



NOVEMBER
Tuesday Nov. 4 7:30 p.m.
An Unpredictable Evening with Todd Rundgren
Wednesday Nov. 5 7:30 p.m.
Steep Canyon Rangers
Presented by Kirschner Concerts  TICKETS