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Weathersfield News July 8, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

I love fireworks! I always have! The colors, the sounds, being outside on a summer night. Friday night I went to the West Windsor Fireworks at Ascutney Mountain, it was the start of jammed packed 4th of July weekend. What an absolutely gorgeous Friday night, I'm so glad I went. There is something special about sitting on a mountain side, eating ice cream and cheering for pyrotechnics.  It was also very nice to see this mountain getting some use. The parking lot was full of cars and there must have been a couple hundred people with me watching the sky light up. The fireworks went on for close to 30 minutes. Such a treat. 

Saturday and Sunday-I drove to our neighbor towns of West Windsor and Reading for their parades. Highlights-The Luc Mac float in the West Windsor parade and the calves from the Top Of the World 4H club. The Reading Fire Department Chicken BBQ was really excellent too!

More West Windsor Parade images :

More from reading Old Home Day Parade, Ox Pull and Duck Derby:

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Select Board-scheduled to meet Tuesday Jul. 7. The Board will be setting the 2015-2016 property tax rate, Solid Waste Management fee and the property tax due dates. The Board will also be awarding funds collected from the Transfer Station Bottle/Can Redemption program.

Weathersfield Proctor Library-The Summer Reading Program is in full swing. Our Library is challenging everyone in town to see just how much reading they can do during these long summer days. This summer's theme is Heroes! Including super heroes, community heroes-like firefighters and police and even animal heroes. 
Special events include: Thursday, Jul. 16 2-3 p.m. Super Hero T-shirts making-you'll design your own logo (please bring a clean solid color t-shirt!);  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.

Town Calendar of Events:

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, 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

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).

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. 

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