Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Weathersfield News Nov. 4 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News November 4, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Still on a sugar high? I am. I covered Readings 9th Annual Fright Night on Saturday night (Halloween) and my friend put a bunch of candy in my backpack. If you know me you know I love chocolate. All kinds of chocolate. So I ate it all in one sitting and now my teeth ache and my tummy hurts but OH BOY did it taste good. Driving home from Fright Night, I saw a glow just off Route 131 and being the curious photographer, I had to check it out. What I discovered was Creepy Hollow, a haunted house put on by a neighbor. But what was most shocking was that this was their 20th year-where have I been? I love Halloween and here was this "Spooktacular" yard just minutes from my house and I was clueless. Apparently lots of people know about this, as I was gently told that they get 200-300 visitors a year. Mental head slap. It's on my radar now and I will get back there again next year!



Last week I got see see Grace Potter play the Palace Theatre in Albany NY. She's on tour promoting her new album "Midnight." More dates have been added in December in the northeast check her site for info. http://gracepotter.com/


She always puts on a high energy performance and this show was no different.

Saturday afternoon I waited in line for about an hour at Lebanon High School to hear VT US. Senator Bernie Sanders speak at one of his Town Hall Meetings.
 He opened with a joke, saying he was really Larry David (referring to a Saturday Night Live skit a couple of weeks ago) impersonating Bernie Sanders.

Then he got down to business.

I left during the Q&A session and headed to Reading VT for their 9th Annual Fright Night.


Always a spooky fun night.

On my way home discovered Weathersfield's own haunted house "Creepy Hollow" that's been going on for 20 years...how did I miss this?




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Select Board News: The Select Board met on Monday Nov. 2. I'll report on their meeting in next week's column.
You can keep up with all the Town Boards and Commissions by visiting: http://www.weathersfieldvt.org/boards

Weathersfield School News:
Community Thanksgiving Dinner at WS Nov. 18 details to follow. Craft Fair at WS Saturday, Nov. 7 from 9 a.m.-1p.m. The WS PTA will host their annual craft fair on at the school. Make sure to stop by and see what amazing things are being sold. Close of the First Trimester Friday, Nov. 13 Report cards will be sent home with students on the 18, just in time for conferences. Thanksgiving Break School will be closed Nov 25, 26 and 27. Service Group Thanksgiving Food Drive Challenge The Students in the Service Group will be collecting food items for Thanksgiving Baskets from Monday, Nov. 2 through Friday, Nov. 20. Who will fill the biggest box the students or the staff? The goal is collect enough food for 25 baskets for the community. Monetary donations can be dropped off in the office. Items needed: Turkey, Potatoes, Squash, Cranberry Sauce, Stuffing, Canned Veggie, Pickles, Pie Crust, Pie Filling, Gravy, Juice.

Notice of Office closure:
Town Clerk's Office-Nov. 18 and 19 for the New England Cities and Town Clerk's Association Conference.

Town Calendar of Events:
Veterans Day Celebration Wednesday Nov. 11 11 a.m. Veterans Memorial Park (Perkinsville Green) Perkinsville. Veterans Day is a day to remember and honor the selfless dedication of service members, men and women, who have boldly stood in harm’s way carrying the torch of freedom fighting to protect our abundant way of life. All are  welcome.

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 10-8 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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