Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Weathersfield News Aug. 12 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News August 12, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Another weekend in the books. I spent Saturday morning at the "Tatse of Woodstock." Elm Street was closed from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.. It was filled with food vendors, local crafters and music. Pentagle Arts hosted a "Chalk It Up!" street art contest and ArtisTree had face painting. The weather was perfect. And everyone had a wonderful time.




On my way to Woodstock, I crossed paths with some of the riders in the Harpoon Point to Point. 
The Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group is a charity cycling event created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont. The Harpoon Point to Point is supported by the Harpoon Brewery, the Point Radio Network, the Vermont Foodbank and National Life Group!  They raised over $906,205 as of Saturday morning with a goal of One Million dollars. There 25, 50 or 100 mile bike rides, followed by a party at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor.



After "tasting" my fill of all things Woodstock, I went to a most delightful performance of "The Jungle Book" by the BarnArts summer campers in Barnard. The costumes and makeup were amazing. After only rehearsing a couple of weeks their performances were spot on. 


Sunday I went to the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department Chief's Golf Classic. I don't understand golf  at all but I sure had a fun time. The brownie/ice cream sundae bar at the end of the day really hit the spot for me and the other 84 golfers who attended. Richard "Dick" George, the retired deputy chief from Claremont Fire Department won the challenge with the closest putt to the cup. Dick is seen here with the trophy's designer retired AVFD Chief Rod Spaulding.


What a beautiful weekend.

Monday morning came with a crash, literally a crash. A tractor trailer carrying a load of wood chips failed to negotiate "Dead Man's Corner" on Rte 131 near Downer's Four Corner, tipped and skidded to a stop in the ditch. The driver, luckily was unharmed but traffic was disrupted most of the day.


News You Can Use
Select Board August 3 Meeting-Town Manager Jim Mullen said that all of the alleged violations at the Transfer Station have been resolved. The three barrels of unknown liquid were tested and confirmed to be used motor oil. Clean Harbors took away the three barrels and all the rest of the used motor oil at the station (450 gallons total). The state has been notified.

Town Road Project Updates-Tenney Hill Road property has sold at the full asking price of $69,900. Perkinsville Schoolhouse-The exterior drainage system remains under construction, but is successfully directing water away from the building. The plumbing work and the new heating system are out to bid. Bids are due before the next Select Board meeting.

Town Calendar of Events:
Weathersfield Monthly Potluck Luncheon and Speakers Tuesday Aug. 18 Noon at Perkinsville Community Church Vestry on Rt. 106. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages and paper goods will be provided. All are welcome. Come and get acquainted! Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245; lzigman@comcast.net

West Weathersfield 2nd Annual Five Alarm 5-K Trail Run/Walk-Saturday Aug. 22

Annual Chicken Barbeque Aug. 22 Noon on the Green in Perkinsville. Complete dinners include half a chicken, dinner roll, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and a drink for $10! Serving from noon until we are out of chicken! Plenty of comfortable seating or take out dinners available. Benefits Perkinsville Community Church 802-558-6100

Ongoing:
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.