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Weathersfield News Sept 16 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News September 16, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy



Just back from a music festival in Burlington Vt. The 5th Annual Grand Point North took place on Saturday Sept 12 and Sunday Sept 13. Twenty bands in two days. WOW it was a blast. Grace Potter and Higher Ground host the event.

Benny Yurco and Grace Potter

The Snaz, a band out of Brattelboro

The Flaming Lips asked The Snaz to help them out during their set.

Yup, That's Wayne Coyne the lead singer for The Flaming Lips in a
giant hamster ball in the crowd

Grace Potter closed the festival both nights.
Images from the weekend: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Grand-Point-North-2015

I thought the summer was crazy busy, just look at all the fun things to do in and around Weathersfield over the next two weekends. I'm exhausted just listing the events here. But you know me, I'll rally and hit as many as I can, I hope you do to so get your calendars out and start filling in the dates.

Notice of Office closure:
Town Clerk's Office-The Office will be closed on Monday Sept. 21 and Tuesday Sept 22 for the Annual Vermont Town Clerk and Treasurer Conference. It will also be closed on Oct. 8 for the Vermont League of Cities and Towns' Town Fair and Nov. 18 and 19 for the New England Cities and Town Clerk's Association Conference.

Town Calendar of Events:
Weathersfield Proctor Library Trustees-Monthly meeting Sept. 17, 7 p.m. at the Library. Agenda online: http://www.weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org/ Open to the public.

Weathersfield Republican Meeting-Thursday Sept. 17, 7 p.m. Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney, Vt. to elect officers for town committee and delegates for county committee.
All are welcome.

Weathersfield Democratic Caucus Sunday, Sept. 20, 6 p.m. downstairs at Martin Memorial Hall to elect officers for town committee and delegates for county committee. All are welcome.

Weathersfield Hikes- Saturday Sept. 19, 9:30 a.m. Little Ascutney. The hike will be up to the ledges and then might loop around to the basin and its cellar holes. In large part this terrain is strenuous. There is first a steady climb, then a dip, and then a steep ascent to get from the parking lot at 900 feet to the summit of Little Ascutney at 1709 feet. The hike probably will take over two hours. Steve Snyder is the probable hike leader. Feel free to call Steve, hiking organizer, at 263-5439 with questions.

Coon Club Wild Game Supper, Auction & Raffle Saturday, Sept. 19, 5 p.m. The supper is from 5- 6:30 p.m. followed by the live auction and Rifle Raffle. All are welcome and tickets are $15.00 for adults and $7.00 for children under 12 years.

The Weathersfield Proctor Library Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Annual Book Sale and Mini-Yard Sale at the library. Interesting books, homemade bake goods, and collectible items will be available for sale with the proceeds going to the most needed expansion of the Library. Contact Cookie Shand at 802-674-5021 for more information.

The Weathersfield Veterans Memorial Committee-Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. Annual Chicken BBQ Martin Memorial Hall Route 5 Ascutney. Complete meal consists of 1/2 BBQ chicken, beans, coleslaw, beverage and dessert for only $10. For More information call Lisa Slade at 802-291-1475.

The Weathersfield Historical Society-Saturday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m. Restoring Antique Dolls a talk by Tonya Conway, Dan Foster House (across from the Weathersfield Meeting House) Weathersfield Center Road. This event is free. Contact Ginger Wimberg at 802-263-5626 if you have any questions.

The Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department- Saturday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. Funds Drive for AVFD Martin Memorial Hall, Rte 5 Ascutney. AVFD will be on site with Engine 4-bring your camera for a photo of the kids and Engine 4. There will be a Silent Auction and t-shirts, sweatshirts, golf balls for Golf Ball Drop (Columbus Day Weekend) on sale. For more information, call AVFD at 802-674-6869.

Table19 Presents ‘Glitter & Gowns’ An Elegant Evening of Dinner & Dancing Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m. Time travel back to 1940 with Live Swing & Big Band Music by Gerry Grimo's 10-piece band. Champagne, prime rib and lobster tail buffet, decadent dessert bar, cash bar with themed cocktails. Tickets can be purchased at Table19 or by calling 802.885.8219. $85.00 Per Person / $150.00 per couple-black tie optional. Reservations required. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 12.
The 23rd Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run, Saturday Sept 26 and Sunday Sept 27 at Ascutney Mountain Resort. This event features a 50 mile mountain bike ride, a 50 mile run, a 50 mile Team Relay and a 50 K run. Proceeds benefit Vermont Adaptive (which started at Ascutney Mountain in 1986.) The event is sold out but volunteers are needed, please email: vt50volunteer@gmail.com for more information.

7th Annual Kids Fun Free Race-Saturday Sept. 26 3:30 p.m. Ascutney Mountain Resort. There are three FREE races: 1/2 Mile , 1 Mile, and 3 Mile (for children who are able to run independently.) On site Race Registration noon-3 p.m. or now online http://vermont50.blogspot.com/p/kids-fun-race.html  For more information email vt50funrun@gmail.com. There is also a Hay Bale Treasure Hunt, a clown with balloon creations and face painting.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk- Saturday, Sept. 26, 9:30 a.m. Help Us Create A World Without Suicide 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.