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Weathersfield News April 29, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

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Waiting for better weather, Peppers and Tomatoes
As April comes to a close, we look to May to warm up and get into our gardens. I'm still looking for my pea sprouts-nothing yet. The Reliance Peach tree I put in last week looks OK but not getting very green. I set out some lettuce that I started in my kitchen and I hope these will take off in this cooler weather. 

Looking back in my garden journal I see that last year on May 5 I saw my first hummingbird, I'm not very confident that these little birds will be making an appearance this weekend but I'm hopeful.

Another crazy weekend for me. As a photojournalist, you are supposed to record events that you cover but this past weekend I found myself getting involved in all three of my newspaper assignments. Friday night I was at the ArtisTree Community Arts Center for the Pentangle Arts Council sponsored show-Hayley Reardon, a young singer/song writer who I was first introduced to in the documentary "Club 47." Hayley will be graduating high school in a few weeks but this little fireball of an entertainer had me clapping and singing along with the other audience members. Watch for this young woman's name-she's going places.

Hayley Reardon
Mike DiMauro, WUHS Sophomore opened the show
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Next up I went to Ascutney Mountain to cover the "Humans Paws for Earth Day"-Ascutney Trails clean-up day hosted by Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin (STAB) and Edge Fitness. Sure I took pictures but I also found myself kicking twigs off the trail and collecting discarded bottles and cans. This trail system is amazing. The views offered of the valley from many of them are breathtaking. Nice work STAB and the Brownsville community.

I closed my weekend covering the Woodstock Union High School Prom. What a trip down memory lane. As I watch watched the Juniors and Seniors on THEIR night out, I couldn't help thinking of my junior and senior proms and guess what-things are still basically the same. The groups still exist-the kings and queens, the jocks, the artists but what I saw here was they all interacted. In my school, this rarely happened. Kudos to the young adults of WUHS-let's hope they carry these non-judgmental attitudes into the future. By the way, some of the gowns were just stunning-way to go ladies of WUHS.

News You Can Use
Select Board-From their Apr. 20 Meeting. Perkinsville Schoolhouse Update
The floor and interior walls of the ell were removed by volunteers last weekend in preparation for the asbestos removal and mold remediation. Curtain drains will have to be installed on the north and west sides of the building to prevent water from draining into the basement. This will have to be completed before the mold remediation can move forward. Asplundh tree service donated the removal of the trees on the north side of the building to facilitate installation of the drainage. State permits will be required before the interior of the ell can be rebuilt. Volunteers are working on the floor plan and design.

Review list of roads that need reconstruction or rehabilitation
The Board reviewed the list compiled by the Regional Planning Commission in 2014. There are five roads on the list of roads that need reconstruction and rehabilitation, two of which are already underway (Maple Street and Airport Road-see below.)

Airport Road Reconstruction Begins Monday-The reconstruction of Airport Road began on Monday, Apr. 27.   Work will last approximately 3 weeks. The reconstruction work will be performed by Bazin Brothers Trucking. Reconstruction will include the entire length of Airport Road from Route 106 to the airport. During the period of construction, through traffic will be detoured to Kendricks Corner Road.  The contractor will be maintaining access to the driveways of residences along Airport Road.  Access to the airport will be maintained from Kendricks Corner Road to the airport parking lot. For more information please contact Weathersfield Public Works Supervisor Wes Hazeltine:   (Highway Garage)  802-263-5272,

Weathersfield Elementary School: Dress Code Now that spring has arrived, the school administrators are seeing some provocative outfits being worn to school, please refer to pages 35 and 36 of the school handbook, also found on the school's website, which will help you in determining appropriate school attire for your child. WS Math Team Competes-The Twin State Math League All-Star Meet will be held at KUA on May 29 at 9 a.m..

Town Calendar of Events
Weathersfield Elementary School:
Panther Cub Night-May 13  6 -7:30 p.m.. 7/8 Graduation Dance-May 15, 7-10 p.m.. Spring Concerts-K-3-May 5, 6-7 p.m. in gym 4-8- May 7, 6-7:30 p.m. in gym.

Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. The organization embraces the principles of restorative justice. As a volunteer, you will hear participant's stories and help create a restorative contract with them. The group meets once a month at the Springfield Police Department, your commitment will require about 3 hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at or call Maureen at 802-295-5078 #10.

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 4-5 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.

Weathersfield Proctor Library, Hours: Wed 10-6 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m. FREE Programs-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).-Preschool Storytime Wednesdays 11 a.m. Jan 21 - May 27

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