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Weathersfield News July 1, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Another cloudy wet weekend, seems like it rains every Sunday. I don't really mind though. It's a good excuse to catch up on indoor "work." My computer has been cleaned up and backed-up. The house got a good cleaning. And I must say the lettuce is loving it all this rain. Bonus-we don't have to hand water the gardens. The strawberries are coming in like gang-busters. I finally got in the patch and weeded. I'm waiting to see if the birds will see the berries now that the weed cover is gone. I have a few small green tomatoes on my Fourth of July plants-they won't be ready by the fourth by I'm hopeful every year.

Even with the clouds and rain, I got to enjoy a weekend of art! Saturday I attended the opening reception for Sculpturefest in Woodstock. The Davenport's have outdone themselves this year. The number of artists and the variety of media on display is crazy. Pack a  picnic and head over to Prosper Road to enjoy this visual treat.

The Stone and Peace Gate
Sunday, I spent the day in Windsor taking in the sights and sounds of a grass roots music festival. CaballBreakeRadio's Incubator. I know, there are festivals every weekend through the summer all over the country but this one was special. It featured artist that are locally grown and people that are our neighbors trying to make it in the music business. The event was both entertaining and an extremely "feel good" time. Now to the news.

Ida Mae Specker

Maiden Voyage

Moxley Union
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News You Can Use
Road Closure-Baltimore Road in the Town of Weathersfield will be closed to through traffic from Wednesday, Jul. 1-Friday, Aug. 14 at a point 0.9 mile west of Route 106 to allow the Town to replace a large culvert damaged by Tropical Storm Irene. Although the road will be closed at the construction site, homes on Baltimore Road will still be accessible either from the Route 106, or the Town of Baltimore, ends of the road. The location of the road closure is just west of #811 Baltimore Road. Preparation for work on the culvert will occur from Thursday, Jun. 25-Tuesday, Jun. 30.  Drivers may experience delays when driving through the work zone during this period.

WEATHERSFIELD - Gertrude Geraldine (Crary) Brown, 94, died Wednesday, Jun 24 at Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community. She was born Sept. 11, 1920, the daughter of Roy and Hazel (Butterfield) Crary in Springfield. She grew up near the Riverside School and graduated from Springfield High School in 1938. On May 1, 1940, she married Ralph Brown and together they had four children. They lived in several Weathersfield locations until 1984, when they started wintering in Florida. Most recently, Mrs. Brown lived in Springfield. She served as president of the Weathersfield Historical Society from 1971 to 1974. She was a member and, for many years, deacon of the First Congregational Church of Weathersfield. She was predeceased by her husband in 1994, her parents, and her two brothers, Earl Crary and Melvin Crary. She is survived by her four children Dortia Davis of Weathersfield, Ronald Brown of Perkinsville, Linda Gibson of Billings, Mon., and Cynthia Crawford of Springfield; and 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Weathersfield Center Church, 79 Center Church Road, Weathersfield, VT. 05151

WEATHERSFIELD -John Dean Wright, Jr. was born in Brookline, Mass., the youngest of three children born to John Dean Wright and Edith Maude (Hammond) Wright, both born and raised in Vermont. He grew up in Newtonville, Mass., attending Newton High School. During his high school years he took both piano and voice lessons and developed a life-long love of classical music. He also joined the glee club and was on the stage crew where he became interested in drama. John attended Dartmouth College and was a member of the Dartmouth Glee Club. While at college he attended a conference in Northfield, Mass. where he met Frances Kohl who was also attending from Mt. Holyoke and who later became his wife and the love of his life. The year he graduated from college was also the year he and Fran were married and he obtained a commission in the Navy. He was first assigned to the Port Director’s Office in Wood’s Hole, then later New Bedford and finally to the 7th Fleet in the Philippines. In 1985, John and Fran retired to his family farm in Vermont, where they became very involved with the Weathersfield Center and the Weathersfield Historical Society. He loved the area and the feeling of family history he had here. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 2 at the Weathersfield Center in Weathersfield.

Town Calendar of Events:
The Wake Up to Dying Project Thursday, Jun 25-Sunday, Jun 28, at the River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro. The Wake Up to Dying Project (WUTDP) aims to shift our cultural perspective on death from fear and avoidance toward familiarity by inviting people to acknowledge death, be prepared for it, and live more fully for having done so. Bring a friend or loved one with you to share in this unique experience. If you'd like to volunteer visit this website or for more information, email or call (802) 522-7818. Exhibit hours: Thursday and Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information please visit the events section of (WUTDP) website.

Weathersfield Proctor Library-The Library will be closed on the 4th of July. Please plan ahead for your book check outs and drop offs.

The Frippery is Coming. The Weathersfield Historical Society is hosting its annual Frippery on Aug. 1 at The Weathersfield Center Meeting House. Anyone wishing to donate can call Maureen for questions at 603 252 0936. This is always a fun event with lots of great things for sale to benefit the Historical Society.

Weathersfield Hikes-The Ancient Hemlocks Saturday, July 18 9:30 a.m. This route is over fields and through the woods, up and down a logging road and over a rivulet or brook. You won’t have to remove footwear. The last half mile is up Little Canada Road, past the 1791 John Warner house. Dave Noake will welcome us there with a brief tour of the house and refreshments. The trees are about 500 years old. Your guide will use a compass to find his way through one section he’s confident. Total distance about 2 miles. Feel free to call Steve, hiking organizer, at 263-5439 with questions.

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. Summer Reading Program "Super Heroes" begins Jun. 24, come in and sign up today! 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).

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