Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weathersfield News Aug. 19 #WeathersfieldVT #VT



Weathersfield News August 19, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy


It's harvest time and it's the hottest week of the year, Oh Boy! My tomatoes are just begging to be made into sauce but who wants to heat up their kitchen with temperatures in the 90s. I guess I just have to bite the bullet and pick the tomatoes, basil, zucchini, peppers and yellow squash early in the morning and try to have the sauce done by noon before it gets too darn hot. I'll try to keep cool by telling myself that the Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting a super cold winter with a slew of snow (didn't we just do this!)


And speaking of local harvests, I was lucky to cover the Naked Table Project Locavore Lunch in Woodstock on Sunday. They close down the Middle Bridge to traffic and transform it into a community lunch. Next year's table making weekend and lunch will be August 20-21 so mark your calendars.



Only one more week for The Lebanon Recreation Front Porch Concert Series. This past Thursday night, Chad Hollister and his band performed for a crowd of a couple hundred music lovers. 

More concert images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/The-Chad-Hollister-Band/Front-Porch-Concert-2015

The final concert will be held Thursday August 20 - The Point Independent Radio Concert featuring Kaleo, a Folk/Blues band from Mosfellsbaer, Iceland.

This concerts series is a collaboration of the Lebanon Rec Department, the Lebanon Opera House, and The Point FM Radio Station. It is their 10th Summer of the Front Porch! Performances are Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in Colburn Park also known as the Town Green across from 51 North Park Street Lebanon, NH. You can enjoy shopping & music at the Lebanon Farmers’ Market from 4-7 p.m. before the concert. Buy dinner or kettle corn or ice cream and settle in for an evening of great FREE music. This series is underwritten by Byrne Foundation, Lebanon Recreation & Parks, Residence Inn Lebanon/Hanover, and Three Tomatoes Trattoria.


Also last week, I took in the Lyle Lovett and His Large Band show at The Klein in Bridgeport CT. What an awesome night of music.



News You Can Use
Select Board-Met Aug 17. I'll report on the meeting next week. The agenda included a joint meeting with the Fire Commission. The Board are also seeking one more resident to serve on the eight-member search committee for a new Town Manager. Jim Mullen will be retiring after the 2016 Town Meeting. Please email your interest in serving on the search committee to weathersfield@weathersfield.org by noon on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Obituary
Lynn Marie Skalaban, 68, a resident of Weathersfield, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 12 at her home in Weathersfield, surrounded by her husband of 49 years, Peter; and their daughter, Alexis. She was born June 29, 1947, in New Brunswick, N.J., the daughter of Walter and Gladys (Hoover) Korsak. Lynn moved with her family to Vermont in 1972, where she has resided ever since. Lynn was elected to the position of Zoning Administrator for the Town of Weathersfield; a position that she held for over seventeen years until her retirement. On the non-professional side, Lynn had many interests that were deeply rooted in her love of her adopted home in Weathersfield. She was a Big Sister with Big Brothers and Sisters, active in the local Democratic Party where she served as a regional delegate, and active member of the League of Women’s Voters, and was elected and served multiple terms on the Weathersfield School Board. She was predeceased by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Peter Skalaban, Sr., of Weathersfield; one daughter, Alexis Skalaban, of Weathersfield; one son, Peter Skalaban, Jr., of Reston, Virg.; two grandsons, Zachary and James Skalaban, of Reston; her stepmother, Joan Korsak, of Spotswood, N.J.; one sister, Susan Kafka, of East Brunswick; five brothers, Andrew Rice, of East Brunswick, Barry Korsak, of Monroe, N.J., Wally Korsak, of Spotswood, N.J., Brian Korsak of Spotswood and Daniel Korsak, of Sacramento, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. At her request a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Town Calendar of Events:
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

Inn at Weathersfield  Wednesday, Aug. 26, 10% of the evening's meals will go to Windsor County Partners, a mentoring program serving children in Windsor County. Contact the Inn directly for questions or reservations. The Inn at Weathersfield is a foodie destination. You can learn more about their atmosphere and offerings at their website.  http://www.weathersfieldinn.com/

Weathersfield Proctor Library Friends Meeting Wednesday Aug. 26 7 p.m. at the library on Rte 5 in Ascutney.  Agenda includes planning the Book, Pie and Mini Yard Sale which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Weathersfield Hikes- Perkinsville Lower Valley Saturday, Aug. 29, 9:30 a.m. The hike will start at the Perkinsville Grange and take in the Lower Falls and the original site of Grout Cemetery. Historical commentary will be given en route. There are river views and meadow views. The terrain is partly flat and partly of gentle slope. Distance will be optional, from 1.3 miles to 2.5 to 4.0. Feel free to call Steve, hiking organizer, at 263-5439 with questions.

Free-Tom Ghent Concert Aug. 30, 3-6 p.m. at Stoughton Pond Sponsored by Weathersfield Park and Recreation. Ghent has written for many artists including Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge who performed his song "Whiskey, Whiskey". Admission to this event is free.

Flute and Piano Concert Brownsville Community Church Saturday, Aug. 29 7 p.m. Free Admission This will be the second of a series of four free concerts open to the public and will feature Alison Hale, MM, DMA on flute and Christian Huebner, MM on piano.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk-Help Us Create A World Without Suicide Saturday, Sept. 26 Springfield Walking Path, (Toonerville Trail), Springfield, VT. Check In/ Registration Time: 9:30 a.m.. Walk: 10-1 p.m..  For More Information, please contact: Heather Jarvis 802- 296-1989 hthrjrvs2008@yahoo.com or Judy Jarvis 802-263-5549 judith_jarvisusa@yahoo.com.

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. FREE Programs-FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

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/


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