Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Weathersfield News July 15 #WeathersfieldVT #VT



Weathersfield News July 15, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy



It's feeling like summer, finally! The fans are going, the windows and curtains are closed during the day and I get to walk around barefoot. Life is good!

Another very cool weekend of entertainment has past. First I hit the Lebanon Opera House for the North Country Community Theatre's A Funny Think Happened on the Way to the Forum Friday. What a wonderful production. The costumes, the scenery, the Proteans! There are three more performances, get your tickets soon-they will sell out!



Sunday, I lost 5 lbs of sweat and tears behind the Red Sox dugout watching the Sox lose to the Yankees. Yes folks, the evil empire was in town and put a hurt on the hometown boys.


News You Can Use
Select Board-Small grants were given to Brownsville Beautification Committee for $200, Friends of the Meeting House for $500, Weathersfield Veterans Memorial Committee for $220 Ascutneyville Cemetery Association for $200 from the Weathersfield Transfer Station Facility Award funds from Transfer Station Bottle/Can Redemption Program.



Weathersfield School News:
Act 46 Discussions-Each town needs to know what the four choices are for School Consolidation and how each option will impact our school and town.  
Schedule of Forums: Jul. 22 Weathersfield School 6:30 p.m. and Aug. 10 6:30 p.m. For more information please contact JeanMarie K. Oakman, Principal Weathersfield School 135 Schoolhouse Road Ascutney, Vermont 05030 (802) 674-5400, ext. 129 jmoakman@wsesu.net

Obituary:
Patricia Wilson Daniels, 72, passed away on Saturday Jul. 4, at the hospice suite at the Mount Ascutney Health Center. She was surrounded by family and friends in the days leading up to her death, after courageously battling breast cancer.

Patricia was born in Denver, Colo., to Ronald and Christian (Caird) Wilson while the couple was stationed there during WWII. She grew up in Brattleboro, Vt., and graduated from BUHS, class of 1961. She was an active member of the class alumni. She enjoyed a very close relationship with her two sisters, Gail and Francis Speno of Brattleboro and Leslie and John McBride of Wilbraham Mass., throughout her life. She attended Northampton Commercial College, where she met her future husband and graduated in 1963.

In 1963, she married Anthony Daniels, of Weathersfield, Vt., and made a home on Goulden Ridge. They were married for 52 years, and have two children: Christian Panasuk with husband Michael of Tewksbury, Mass. and Douglas Daniels of West Dover .Vt. Pat and Tony have one beloved grandson, Cooper Wilson Daniels. She is also survived by numerous nephews and nieces.

She was very active in the community, serving on the Board of Listers, as Zoning Administrator, as a Trustee of Martin Memorial Hall, and was elected Select Board for three terms. She served on the Weathersfield Fire Commission, and as a Justice of the Peace. There will be a celebration of Patricia’s life on Saturday, Jul. 25 at 10 a.m. at the Martin Memorial Hall on Rte. 5 in the village of Ascutney, Vt. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations are suggested to the Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Departments, http://www.weathersfieldvt.org/emergency-services ; the Proctor Library, http://www.weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org/ or the Springfield Humane Society, http://www.spfldhumane.org/.

The Stringer Funeral Home & Crematorium, 146 Broad Street, Claremont, NH, assisted with the arrangements. To view an online memorial or send private message of condolence, visitwww.stringerfh.com.

Town Calendar of Events:
SOLARIZE MAKES $EN$E (Brownsville, Cavendish, Reading, Weathersfield and Windsor) Solarize Potluck Friday, Jul. 17 6:30p.m. Weathersfield Center Meeting House. Bring a dish to share, enjoy a casual dinner, meet our partner installer, learn more about solar, weatherization, heat pumps, funding and saving money.



Summer Evening With Friends and Neighbors Saturday Jul. 18, 6:30 p.m. Meeting House 79 Center Rd. Hosted by the Weathersfield Proctor Library Fundraising Committee. Local residents will share tales, both serious and humorous. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert will be offered along with a silent auction, as the guests are entertained by a local jazz trio, Tony Mastaler and friends. A $15 donation at the door will go to their Capital Campaign Fund. For more information call: Laurie Cobb at 802-345-4019.

The Connecticut River Sweep is scheduled for Sunday, Jul. 19. The morning flotilla heads down from the Windsor-Cornish Covered Bridge and is on the river from 9 a.m.-noon. The afternoon journey takes a little more time and energy. It leaves from North Star at 1p.m. and arrives at Ashley’s Landing across from Weathersfield Bow by 5p.m..
Very few people choose to do both. North Star Canoe Rental supplies canoes and transportation. This is the flotilla's 16th year. (And the river is much better for it.) If you would like to get a little mucky, enjoy a lovely journey, and help the river and all who use it, contact Steve Aikenhead at steve@vermontel.net, or 802-263-5439. He can answer your questions and give you more details. The rain date is Sunday, Aug. 9.

Weathersfield Potluck Luncheon Tuesday, Jul 21 noon at Perkinsville VT Community Church Vestry. Bring a childhood photo of yourself and we'll try to figure out "who is who".   Also, be prepared to do a word-find puzzle of all 50 U. S. States. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages and paper goods will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245lzigman@comcast.net

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.

Ongoing:
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.

Weathersfield Proctor Library-The Summer Reading Program is in full swing. Friday, Jul 24 at 6:30 p.m. Super Hero Movie Night-Disney's "BRAVE." Saturday, Aug 1 10:30 a.m. Firefighter Hat Crafts; Saturday, Aug 8 6:30 p.m. Summer Reading Party and Super Hero Obstacle Course-Come and Save a Damsel or Damson from mortal peril! So put on your SUPER CAPE and Check Out some books! Let the Summer Reading Adventure Begin! The Trustees have rented a port-o-let until a new ADA accessible bathroom can be built to accommodate the library patrons.

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 www.vcdp.org 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).

Volunteers in Action (VIA) is looking for volunteer drivers. VIA is an organization that drives people to doctor's appointments, usually at Mt. Ascutney Hospital or DHMC and occasionally grocery missions. Your mileage is reimbursable.  Please call VIA at (802) 674-5971 ask for Martha or Scottie. 

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


Have anything you want included in this news and events column-email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.