Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Weathersfield News August 26 #WeathersfieldVT #VT



Weathersfield News August 26, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

What a great week. The summer is winding down and children in the area are starting to think about school and buses and classes and getting up early. There was so much happening this past weekend that I hope you and yours had a chance to get out and explore before the school bell rings. 

 I had a very cool visitor the other day, an American House Spider. Yes it's a little creepy.

But I think it's also beautiful too.

I attended the Front Porch Concert series finale Thursday night.
One half of Moxley Union opened for Kaleo. Nathaniel and Tristan were great!
More images of Moxley Union: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Moxley-Union

Kaleo is a band from Iceland taking the United States by storm.

More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Front-Porch/Kaleo/

My weekend was kind of for the birds, literally.
Friday afternoon, I spent some time at New England Falconry in Woodstock. I got to meet Rangle the Harris' Hawk and Frederick II an Eurasian Eagleowl; two of the birds at the center. Watching them in flight was magical.
More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/August-2015/New-England-Falconry/

Then I headed to Woodstock High School for the Boys Soccer Scrimmage.

For Friday dinner I shared a meal with a whole bunch of folks from Woodstock VT at their "Celebrate Our Community" event on the green.


Saturday I  got to cross off an event on my bucket list. I've lived in the area for close to 30 years and had never ventured to Quechee for the annual Scottish Festival. Been there, finally done that. Hubby and I went to Scotland in March and I fell in love with the people and land and history. With 43rd Annual Scottish Festival and Celtic Fair in my backyard, I just had to check it out. 43 Clans were there on Saturday and the event benefited the Saint Andrew's Society of Vermont Scholarship fund. How could you lose. Missed out on the haggis, the line was too long and I had caber tossing to watching and sheepdog trials to cheer for. 




Later in the day I was Storrs Pond for "Camp Out For The Cause"-a benefit for Child and Family Services of NH. I've attended a number of their Concerts for the Cause over the years;  camping is a new benefit event for them and it was really well attended. They had the VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee) birds there so I got another dose of feathered friends. I just love these large birds; they are so intelligent and majestic. I encourage you to visit both places if your children want an up close encounter with these animals.




All in all another fantastic summer weekend.

News You Can Use
Weathersfield School News-School starts September 2! The final and eighth community forum for Act 46 was held  in West Windsor on Wednesday, August 26 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall.

Town Calendar of Events:
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.

Dine Out and Help Windsor County Partners-Wednesday, Aug. 26, The Inn at Weathersfield  will donate 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 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.

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.

Free-Tom Ghent Concert Sunday 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.

Dine Out and Help Our Library-Wednesday, Sept. 9, The Inn at Weathersfield  will donate 10% of the evening's meals to Weathersfield Proctor Library. 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/


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/


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