Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Weathersfield News July 22 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News July 20, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy




I need a vacation. Can I just say-"Stop The World, I Want to Get Off." I know I, do it to myself. I really need to learn to say NO. But it's so hard. As my friend from West Windsor says (when I see her at EVERY event I'm attending or covering for this newspaper) "I have a fear of missing something!" That young lady is so right on the mark. This past week was out of control. 



It started with a few girlfriends on Wednesday evening. Watching the sun set, good conversation and $5 margaritas-who could ask for more.

Thursday my life kicked into high gear. I spent the morning folding t-shirts and setting up the merchandise for the 27th Annual Vermont 100Endurance Race. I rushed home, showered and went to the Library Trustee's meeting. Friday I was back at Silver Hill Meadow for the Race Registration day. 
My two favorite Merch Volunteers
I got home at 9 p.m. and was up again at 8 a.m. posting race info on the race website. I met up with a friend and his wife and toured a few race course aid stations-they did restock, I took pictures. 
Frozen Fins, Vermont Parrotheads at Margaritaville Aid Station
Home at 3 p.m., shower, change and off to shoot a wedding at the Inn at Weathersfield. Home, download images, and off to the Center Meeting House to shoot the Library's "Summer Evening With Friends and Neighbors." 



Up at 8 a.m. on Sunday and BACK to Silver Hill Meadow for the finish line (100 mile runners need to be across the finish line by 10 a.m. the 30 hour cut-off.) Finishers, BBQ, Awards photos and home to change and shower before heading north to Essex VT to see Neil Young perform. 

More Vermont 100 Endurance Race images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontAdaptive-1/Vermont-100/Vermont-100-2015

Neil Young at the Champlain Valley Expo Center Sunday July 19.
What a show. Neil looks older (and he is!) but he sounds just like the voice I remember from my 8-track of his album "Harvest." Puss N Boots opened the show.

More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Neil-Young/Champlain-Valley-Essex-VT
Concert videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKa6O-DUsAoDmqpXrhmSssqWNcL5NdyLW


Puss N Boots Featuring Norah Jones, Sasha Dobson,  and Cat Popper.

More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/PussNBoots/Champlain-Valley-Essex-VT/
Concert Videos: https://youtu.be/9f-A1OSGE2I?list=PLKa6O-DUsAoCpzhEx5H__fAqpM1TV6nwm

I'm hoping for a MUCH slower week this week but only time will tell. Stayed tuned, gentle readers. I'll let you know in next week's column. Breathe.

News You Can Use
Select Board-met Monday Jul. 20 for their regular meeting. Will report on the action next week.

Weathersfield Proctor Library-The Board voted to apply for Zoning and Building permits to begin construction on an ADA compliant bathroom. The Zoning hearing is scheduled for Aug. 26 at Martin Memorial Hall. More details to follow.


Position Open / Library Director-The Weathersfield Proctor Library in Weathersfield, Vermont is hiring for a Library Director. The opening is for 32 hours per week and offers an excellent benefits package, including FULL health insurance coverage for employee & dependents. Comprehensive benefit sheet and complete job description available upon request. To apply, please submit a resume, letter of interest and the contact information for 3 professional references to:
Weathersfield Proctor Library Trustees
c/o Town Manager
PO Box 550
Ascutney, VT 05030-0550
or
librarytrustee@comcast.net

Weathersfield School News-I hope to have a report on the School Consolidation Meetings in next week's column.

Town Calendar of Events:

Village Harmony, a world music ensemble made up of 27 teen singers, Friday, Jul. 24  7:30 p.m.
Weathersfield Center Meeting House. If you've heard them in past years, you know that you are in for a treat. The incredible enthusiasm that these young people project while performing South African, Balkan, Georgian, American shape note and Renaissance music is infectious. Their energy is matched by their professionalism. Suggested admission ranges from $5 to $10 dollars. Come if you can—you'll be glad you did!  Call 802-263-5547 for more information.

Volunteer Work Day at the 1879 Schoolhouse Saturday Jul. 25 8 a.m.-noon. The Committee is looking for a few volunteers to help out with a couple of small around the old school. Please call Matt Keniston at 802 263 5300 if you can help.

Celebration of Life for Patricia Daniels-Saturday Jul. 25 10 a.m. Pat's family has changed the location for the Celebration of Life for Patricia. The venue will now be the Weathersfield Center Church, on the Center Road (not at martin Memorial Hall as previously scheduled.)

Mario B. Scholarship Fundraiser at the Inn at Weathersfield- Jul. 29 The inn will be donating 10% of their food & beverage sales to the Mario Bevacqua Scholarship Fund. Mario was principal at the Weathersfield School for twenty years. Mario was dedicated to the belief that every child deserved a well-rounded education. Each year, a Weathersfield high school senior, who exhibits those same qualities, is chosen to receive this $500 scholarship.

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.

A Second Connecticut River Sweep Aug. 9. 9 a.m.-noon. The flotilla leaves from North Star and arrives at Ashley’s Landing across from Weathersfield Bow. 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. Please contact him before Aug.1 so he knows who will be attending.


West Weathersfield 2nd Annual Five Alarm 5-K Trail Run/Walk-Saturday Aug. 22
Ongoing:
Weathersfield Hikes-Saturday, Aug. 1 9:30 a.m. Tucker Trail Lookout. From the green in Perkinsville we head up a road and a driveway and onto a wooded route that climbs to a fine southeastern view from the top of ledge. The difficulty is moderate to strenuous. The climb is steady, but the footing is good. The total distance is about 1.8 miles, up and back. 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.