Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Weathersfield News Sept 2 #WeathersfieldVT #VT



Weathersfield News September 2, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
photosbynanci@comcast.net

I have some great news to report. Glenn Selwitz and Alicia Jenks have a new home! Last January I covered the fire that destroyed their home at the Green Dragon Farm in Weathersfield. And for months as I drove by on my way to other newspaper assignments and events, I'd get all choked up and teary eyed at the burned out shell, then the bulldozer, then the pile of broken bits and chunks of stuff. But just as summer was beginning to recede, the rebuild activity started to take place. First came the cellar hole, next up the concrete truck appeared in the driveway, then last week as if by magic the house is back. I'm not sure what the family cows thought of the process but I was surely in awe. One day nothing, next day a home (just the opposite of that awful night in January.) This is a good thing. Happy Home to you both!


The children are back to school so watch for the school buses and please obey their stop lights and signs. I know they can slow up your morning commute but maybe leave a little bit earlier and save yourself the frustration.



On Saturday I took a lovely drive up to Killington for the 15th Annual Killington Classic. Most of the bikes were out on tours but I was lucky to get to see a BMX Stunt Bike show featuring the guys from Dialed Action Sports Team. These guys were catching some pretty serious air.


More images from the rally: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/September-2015/Killington-Classic

Saturday night was perfect for an outdoor concert and I got to see a band that formed when the guys were at UConn, Parsonsfield. They played at Billsville House Concerts except this show was held outside in a natural amphitheater setting. It was perfect!


Sunday at the Yoh Theatre at Woodstock Union High School, the new Theatre Director was welcomed. Marcia Bender with be taking over for Harriet Worrell the founder of the Yoh Theatre who retired after 26 years directing some pretty amazing talent.
Marcia Bender (right)

Driving home from Woodstock, I stopped at Stoughton Pond to catch the final set of a free concert given by Tom Ghent.
Over 40 people enjoyed the afternoon of music that was hosted by Weathersfield Parks and Recreation Commission.

Monday I spent a beautiful late summer morning in Reading Vermont meeting with two wonderful guys who are making handmade soaps and candles. Grosbeak Gardens' Stephen D'Agostino and Bill Bakker open their door to my questions and my camera.


They have the BEST smelling basement I ever been in!
More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/Spetember-2015/Grosbeak-Gardens

NEWS You Can Use

Weathersfield School News-WS PTA will meet in the AP room at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8. They will be discussing the Boston Trip. All 8th graders and their parents are encouraged to attend this meeting to discuss the October Car Show and future fund raising efforts.

Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library-Will be hosting a Farewell Party for outgoing Interim Library Director Karin Fischer on Friday Sept. 4, 4:30-6 p.m. Cake and punch will be served. Judy Topolski will take over as interim until a new Library Director can be hired.

Dine Out and Help Our Library-Wednesday, Sept. 9, beginning at 5:30 p.m. 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/

Weathersfield Hikes- Little Ascutney Saturday, Sept. 19 9:30. 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.

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.

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.