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Weathersfield News May 13, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

So, how did you like spring? I swear one day it was 38 degrees the next it was 80. We visited Connecticut two weekends ago and their trees had leafed-out, all their wildflowers were up. Their tulips were full open and fading. And their humming birds were back. I thought we were weeks behind them. Nope. Our hummingbirds returned on May 4, we're almost completely leafed-out and the daffodils and tulips are up and open. 

We started picking asparagus mid week and our lettuce was just kicking in-now I'm worried it might be too hot for it. We've been 80 degrees with the humidity hovering around 35% ; hand watering twice a day to keep things wet. Last Saturday, it turned full summer-85 degrees with 66% humidity. YIKES. The black fly are out and biting and I've been harvesting ticks off the dog like crazy. I'm not complaining because, hey-it's not snowing and it's not -20 so that's a good thing. Am I asking too much if we could have a month of 60 degree weather in late April early May then move into summer weather (after our blood thins out a bit?) I think not. Bug spray-check, sunscreen-check, tank top, shorts, flip flops-check, check, check-I'm off into my garden seeing the calendar say May but thinking July.

Another crazy week for me. Two corporate portrait shoots on Thursday and Friday. Then Friday night I was off to Woodstock to cover the Yoh Theater performance of "Marisol."

Up early on Saturday, I stopped by the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Associations Annual Plant Sale to pick up a few flats of annuals. I made my way up the interstate to Hartland for a morning of fun and families at the Hartland Rec Center.

The Rec. Center hosted its Annual Truck Extravaganza.

Pack 235 held their Rocket Launch.

And The Hartland Cooperative Nursery School hosted its Annual Spring into Summer Fun Run.

I closed out Saturday with a benefit concert at the Norman Williams Public Library by James Lee Stanley for the Vermont Volunteer Services for Animals Humane Society.

And a Post Cinco de Mayo Party in Hanover NH, images:

Monday I traveled back to Hanover to see an amazing, young, blues guitarist, Davy Knowles perform at Pierce's Inn in a solo acoustic show.

I was so impressed with this young man that I HAD to see him with his band in Burlington Tuesday evening at the Higher Ground Lounge.

He was truly amazing and if you don't believe me check out the videos I took of him!

News You Can Use
Select Board-Perkinsville School Update. Local engineer, Todd Hindinger, is assisting with the design of the drainage system needed to keep water from entering the school basement. The source of the water is not a high water table as had been previously assumed, but rather water from the roof run off. Work on the drainage system has begun and mold remediation began Monday May 11. A public building permit has been applied for from the State Dept. of Labor and Industry. Maximum occupancy of the building will be 49.

Veteran's Committee-Chip Cobb outlined the Committee’s goals for 2015 to the Select Board. He asked the public to assist in getting names of Weathersfield veterans to the Committee for inclusion on the Roll of Honor. He and the Board discussed ways of getting water to the Veterans Park for watering the flower garden there. The Board said they would assist in helping solve the problem.

Memorial Day Preparation-Chip Cobb has been working on this year's program, which will include the Catamount Composite Squadron and Deborah Kell. The Memorial Garden needs volunteers to spruce it up so the garden will look its best for Memorial Day.

More marker images and Veterans Memorial Park images:

Online Health Survey Mt Ascutney Hospital is conducting an online Health Survey. All in our community are urged to fill it out. It will help them obtain important data as our community partnerships move forward.

Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association and West Weathersfield Fire Department-Remind people that no burn permits will be issued at this time. Dry conditions continue and winds are making it ripe for out of control fire situations. Stay safe.

Weathersfield Elementary School: Guidance News-Free Comprehensive Scholastic Camp for K-7, (formally known as Summer School) Please look for the Title 1 Scholastic Camp information and sign-up sheet in last week’s packet. Once again, the school is  offering a great program for 12 days in July, under the direction of Patty Pomerleau, Title 1 Math Teacher. This information is also on the school's website.

Weathersfield K-8 Art Show On Thursday, May 28th, from 5:00 to 6:00 pm, please come and see the Weathersfield students Art Work from Mrs. Flanigin's 2014-2015 Art Classes. Selected student Artwork from each grade will be on display in the AP room.

High School News-Windsor -On May 18th during 8th period study hall (1:35-2:15), 8th grade students that will be attending Windsor High School in the fall will be meeting with the guidance counselors to review course selection. Please contact Beth Sprague or Tim Hebert at Windsor High School with any questions you may have.

Town Calendar of Events
Weathersfield Elementary School: The 7/8 Graduation Dance will be held-May 15, 7-10 p.m..

Monthly Weathersfield Potluck-May 19, noon, at Perkinsville Community Church Vestry on Route 106 . Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages will be provided. More info. contact Lorraine Zigman

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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