Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Edinburgh And The Castles of Scotland #Scotland #VisitScotland #goaheadtours #Edinburgh

I've always wanted to visit Scotland. Jay visited many years ago for a Fisheries Conference but I've never been so when we returned from our adventure in Ireland last fall we booked a spring trip to Scotland.

My plan is blog a little each day to share our adventure with you through words and images. I hope you will enjoy the journey as much as we did, and perhaps decide to travel to Scotland to experience this wonderful country for yourselves.

We booked our adventure with Go Ahead Tours (our third tour with them). The adventure we chose was Edinburgh and the Castles of Scotland. I fell in love with the castles and ruins we found in Ireland and wanted more. Our trip was from March 19-30-and as we would find out-a little too early for a lot of things in Scotland. If you go, wait until after Easter!

Our flight was non-stop on United Airlines from Newark to Edinburgh; returning from Glasgow to Newark. We left Vermont with three feet of snow remaining in our front yard and the sap just beginning to run. After getting through airport security we headed for a little snack at Caps Beer Garden.
Next we tried Vesper Tavern-Jay tried the Captain Laurence Smoked Porter-quite good.

Our overnight flight was uneventful and somewhat boring. We landed in Edinburgh around 7 a.m.. I had emailed the Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre in Picardy Place for an early arrival and they came through for us.

The hotel was fairly modern and right in the heart of the city. A welcome surprise, Sherlock Holmes was right outside our hotel. After a quick nap and shower we headed out in search of BrewDog.

BrewDog-from their website "Although perfectly at home alongside the smattering of grimy rock bars in the Cowgate, BrewDog Edinburgh still manages to set itself apart as a craft beer alternative in a mainstream jungle. And it also majors in the best damn homemade pizzas in Auld Reekie." Their oven was broken so we had beer and whisky only.

I tried Belvenie, a lovely 12 year old single malt-man was it smooth. Jay tried one of their many dark stouts on tap. Soooo good!

We moved down Cowgate to Holyrood 9A. I had the Halloumi (cheese) salad-delicious! and Jay had the Venison Burger-also delicious. The beer selection was great and the service fantastic.


Back at the hotel we met up with the members of our tour group and headed off to our Welcome Dinner at Vittoria Leith. I had the calamari app. and funghi di bosco-both were excellent.
I'm not sure why we were eating Italian on our first night in Scotland but the food, as I said, was excellent and Giovanni did an amazing job serving all 22 of us!

Back to the hotel for a somewhat uncomfortable sleep, being in the heart of the city is great for tourism but not for sleep! We had a room facing the main drag and it was pretty much noisy all night. Coming from the sticks of Vermont, it was a hard night sleeping-even with ear plugs.


Next up Day 3 Exploring Edinburgh, Georgain New Town, Royal Mile, Edinburgh Castle.

Edinburgh and the Castles of Scotland
Day 1 Travel Day from Vermont to Newark to Edinburgh
Day 2  March 20 Edinburgh, Welcome Dinner
March 19-30, 2015
Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Friday, March 27, 2015

Weathersfield News Mar 27 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News March 27, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Solar Eclipse, Vernal Equinox-it has to be spring, right? Is the sap running where you are? We still have so much snow in our front yard. I’m thinking it may be June before it’s all gone. The peppers and basil I started in my kitchen are beginning to sprout. That means it is time to start the tomato seeds. Spring is on the way, I just know it is.

Fire at Weathersfield Inn-as reported on the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page. Saturday night 6:30 p.m. West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department was called to a chimney fire at The Inn at Weathersfield. Ascutney Volunteer Fire responded with mutual aid. The large, six flue chimney, with multiple cracks was smoking when the fire departments arrived. The Inn was evacuated. There was some water damage to the rooms but by 1 a.m. The Inn returned to normal service.

Unwanted Roosters and Old Laying Hens Needed-The Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), located in Quechee VT, is a non-profit nature center that provides homes to several non-releasable raptors. In addition, they rehabilitate hawks, eagles, owls, falcons, and a variety of other wild birds that have been injured. Feeding these birds can be expensive. VINS relies partly on donations of live animals like chickens and rabbits from community farmers and breeders in order to feed the raptors. The donated animals die a humane death (they are euthanized in a CO2 chamber - they do NOT get fed live to the raptors) and you can also deduct these animals a charitable donation on your taxes. Right now the VINS rehab facility is desperately low on food for the raptors and are accepting donations of old laying hens or extra roosters. The only requirements are no sick birds, no internal/external parasites, and no medicated birds (including medicated feed like chick starter.) If you can help, or if you have any questions, please email Sara Eisenhauer who is the Director of the Center for Wild Bird Rehabilitation at VINS:seisenhauer@vinsapps.org


Boards and Committees
Select Board-A contract was awarded to Eckman Engineering to provide engineering services the Thrasher Road Culvert #4 Project.

Police Chief Daniels reported the new cruiser would cost approximately $26,400. There was discussion regarding the purchase of the extended warranty ($1640). Eventually, the Board approved the purchase a police cruiser not to exceed $27,000. The Board also approved the extended warranty purchase.

Weathersfield Energy Coordinator, Julia Lloyd Wright, explained that Weathersfield is partnering with Reading, Windsor and Cavendish to participate in the “Solarize the Upper Valley” program.

John Arrison convened the Board of Liquor Control Commissioners to approve licenses for: Scott Rogers, LLC/dba: Scott Rogers, LLC-Second Class Liquor License Renewal-approved; J.W. Sandri, Inc./dba: Sandri #204-Second Class Liquor License Renewal-approved; Abbott Brown, Inc./dba: Inn at Weathersfield-First Class Liquor License Renewal, Third Class Liquor License Renewal, Outside Consumption Permit Renewal (Lynn Esty – recused herself on the grounds that Ms. Esty’s daughter works for the Inn)-approved; Coco Mart, Inc. / dba Colonial Deli Mart-Second Class Liquor License Renewal-approved.
The Board also appointed the following: Acting Town Manager – Westley Hazeltine; Animal Control Officer – Cathy Sullivan; Budget Committee – Richard Clattenburg; Constable – William Daniels; Emergency Management Coordinator – John Arrison; Energy Coordinator – Julia Lloyd Wright; Fence Viewer – Dan Boyer; Parks & Recreation Commission – Julia Lloyd Wright; Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission – Peter Daniels; Surveyor of Wood and Lumber – Dan Boyer; Town Pound – Home of Cathy Sullivan at 21 Hartford Street, Claremont, NH; Tree Warden – Westley Hazeltine; Weigher of Coal – John Arrison.

Trustees of the Weathersfield Proctor Library-Reminder the Library will be closed for mold removal Mar 23-Apr 7. Please keep your checked-out books home with you until the library reopens on Apr. 8.

Weathersfield Elementary School: The School Board meets the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the AP Room. These meetings are open to the public. However, Apr. 13 is the start of vacation week, the April meeting will be held Apr. 20 at 6:30.

Town Calendar of Events


Pizza for AVFD-Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza, Claremont, NH Apr. 8 5-9 p.m. is hosting a night of pizza and fun with 5% of meal proceeds benefiting Ascutney Volunteer Fire Dept. Grab your buddies and family members for a midweek night of laughter and catching up with your neighbors. A coupon can be found on the Facebook page: coupon Hand it to the waitstaff so the fire department can receive the donation.



Weathersfield Elementary School:
Important School Dates: Apr. 9- Honor's Dinner 6 p.m.; May 15 7/8 Graduation Dance Time: TBA;  Jun. 4-School Report Night 5- 6p.m.; Jun. 5-Grade 8 Class Trip to Boston;  Jun. 15-Grade 8 Graduation 7 p.m.;  Jun. 16-Last Day of School for Students-Early Release Day;  Jun. 17 Building Based In-Service Day for Teachers. Panther Cub Night Wednesday, May 13 6-7:30 p.m. is hosted to welcome incoming Kindergarten students, joining the school in the fall of 2015. A night filled with fun, laughter, good food, and great activities. Parents bring their soon-to-be kindergarten students in to meet their new classmates, faculty and staff, they get a chance to look over the classroom and become familiar with the school. Drama Club Dates-Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court-Dress Rehearsal Friday, May 29, 3-5 p.m. Performances Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m. and Monday, Jun. 1, 1 p.m. in the Gym for all K-8 students.



Weathersfield Proctor Library: Call 674-2863 or email weathersfieldproctorlibrary@gmail.com for more information about these events. American Red Cross Babysitter's Course, Saturday Apr. 11 Martin Memorial Hall 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Sign up at the Library. Class size limited to 12, Bring a bag lunch the day of the course.

Quilt Raffle Tickets Still Available-Hand quilted, hand made "Flying Geese" queen size quilt. To benefit 1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse improvements. Drawing Apr.1. Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets available at Red Barn Cafe, Weathersfield Town Office or by calling Janet Gould at 674-9375.

Ongoing:
Weathersfield Knit/Crochet Group
Beginning Dec. 1 1-2:30 p.m. Perkinsville Community Church. Bring your current project or your own supplies to get started. Not sure what to create? Come help create an afghan! (Yarn and instructions provided.) Contact Lynn Esty at 263-9441 or lynnesty@comcast.net if you have any questions.

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: (LIBRARY CLOSED MAR 23-APR 7) 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. Do you want to learn how to use a computer? Sign up for email or Facebook or learn more about internet safety? Did you know the library offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks? Sign up required. BYOL (bring your own laptop or smartphone if you have one).-Preschool Storytime Wednesdays 11 a.m. Jan 21 - May 27-Crafternoons for Kids Thursdays 3-4 p.m. For 6 weeks Jan. 29 - Mar. 5

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Weathersfield News Mar. 18 #WeathersfieldVT #VT




Weathersfield News March 16, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy


I trust you all made it through St. Patrick's Day. Everybody is Irish on March 17. Green beer, corned beef and cabbage and lots of Éirinn go Brách (Ireland Forever!) I had a wonderful trip last fall to Ireland. I found the land-breathtaking, the food-very tasty and the people to be so friendly. On Tuesday, I saluted my new found friends of the Emerald Isle and I salute you gentle readers- Sláinte (Health!). Now we can all look forward to Spring which begins on Friday-The Vernal Equinox. Equal Day and Night; the days are getting longer until the Summer Solstice. To celebrate "Spring" I've started my peppers, basil, lettuce and a few Early Tomatoes in my kitchen. Happy Spring! (now if we could just get the three feet of snow covering my garden to melt...)



I also celebrated Irish Music last week at the Eileen Ivers concert at the Lebanon Opera House.

Boards and Committees
Select Board-is met Monday, Mar. 16 6:30 p.m. (note new time!) Martin Memorial Hall. Check next week's paper for report.


Trustees of the Weathersfield Proctor Library-Trustees will met Thursday, Mar. 19. 7 p.m. at the Library. Reminder the Library will be closed for mold removal mar 23-Apr 7. Please keep your checked-out books home with you until the library reopens on Apr. 8.

Weathersfield Elementary School: Substitute Training - Part 2 WES is hosting substitute training, Part 2, on Mar. 26 from 12 to 2 p.m. in the Conference Room. This is open to all substitutes who came in September for the first training, for any new substitutes, and for anyone who is interested in learning more about substituting. The agenda will include Act One training, classroom management strategies, emergency preparedness information, confidentiality, dress code, chain of command, our sub policy, review of our handbooks and a tabletop drill. For more information, please call the school at 674-5400.

Town Challenge Teams from WES-The school adult team members are: Tim Herbert, Lora Powers, Kristina Hughes, Alternates: JeanMarie Oakman and Patty Pomerleau. The student team called the Purple Panthers: Skylar Swan, Grade 8, Kacie Charest, Grade 8, Brooke McKeen, Grade 8 Alternate: Grayson Frazer, Grade 7. If you care to make donations for either team, contact the school at 674-5400. Weathersfield Proctor Library Town Challenge to be held here at school Mar. 21 7 p.m..

WES School Board Monthly Meetings the second Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the AP Room. These meetings are open to the public. However, since Apr. 13 is the start of vacation week, the April meeting will be Apr. 20 at 6:30.

The WES PTA meets the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m.. The PTA is sponsoring a Yankee Candle Fund Raiser this spring. If you would like to order some candles from the students, please call the school at 674-5400.

Sports Banquets Mar. 24 at 6:30 p.m., Kelly Harriman, AD, will host a K-4 sports banquet in the AP Room. The 5-8 sports banquet will be Mar. 25 at 6:30 pm.

Important School Dates: Apr. 9- Honor's Dinner 6 p.m.; May 15 7/8 Graduation Dance Time: TBA;  Jun. 4-School Report Night 5- 6p.m.; Jun. 5-Grade 8 Class Trip to Boston;  Jun. 15-Grade 8 Graduation 7 p.m.;  Jun. 16-Last Day of School for Students-Early Release Day;  Jun. 17 Building Based In-Service Day for Teachers.

Town Events:


4th Annual Town Wide Challenge, This Saturday!  Saturday, Mar. 21 at 7 p.m. Weathersfield School, Ascutney. Topics include Geography, Sports, Spelling, "Name That Tune," Current Events and Weathersfield History.  Prizes are awarded for the most points and the Best Team Spirit. All teams are collecting donations to benefit the Weathersfield Proctor Library Capital Campaign.


Pizza for AVFD-Ramunto'sBrick Oven Pizza, Claremont, NH Apr. 8 5-9 p.m. is hosting a night of pizza and fun with 5% of meal proceeds benefitting Ascutney Volunteer Fire Dept. Grab your buddies and family members for a midweek night of laughter and catching up with your neighbors. A coupon can be found on the Facebook page: coupon Hand it to the waitstaff so the fire department can receive the donation.

Weathersfield Elementary School:
Sports Team Sign-ups-sport sign ups for Track, Softball, and Baseball. Please send sign ups in as early as possible. Sign up deadlines are as follows:  Grades 5-8 - Track - Mar. 23; Grades 3-8 - Softball & Baseball - Mar. 23; Ongoing for K-2 programs. Anyone interested in coaching should fill out an application and get it in as soon as possible. Coaches are chosen based on experience at the level they wish to coach.

Panther Cub Night Wednesday, May 13 6-7:30 p.m. is hosted to welcome incoming Kindergarten students, joining the school in the fall of 2015. A night filled with fun, laughter, good food, and great activities. Parents bring their soon-to-be kindergarten students in to meet their new classmates, faculty and staff, they get a chance to look over the classroom and become familiar with the school.

Drama Club Dates-Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court-Dress Rehearsal Friday, May 29, 3-5 p.m. Performances Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m. and Monday, Jun. 1, 1 p.m. in the Gym for all K-8 students.

Weathersfield Proctor Library: Call 674-2863 or email weathersfieldproctorlibrary@gmail.com for more information about these events. American Red Cross Babysitter's Course, Saturday Apr. 11 Martin Memorial Hall 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Sign up at the Library. Class size limited to 12, Bring a bag lunch the day of the course.

Quilt Raffle Tickets Still Available-Hand quilted, hand made "Flying Geese" queen size quilt. To benefit 1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse improvements. Drawing Apr.1. Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets available at Red Barn Cafe, Weathersfield Town Office or by calling Janet Gould at 674-9375.

Ongoing:
Weathersfield Knit/Crochet Group
Beginning Dec. 1 1-2:30 p.m. Perkinsville Community Church. Bring your current project or your own supplies to get started. Not sure what to create? Come help create an afghan! (Yarn and instructions provided.) Contact Lynn Esty at 263-9441 or lynnesty@comcast.net if you have any questions.

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: (LIBRARY CLOSED MAR 23-APR 7) 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. Do you want to learn how to use a computer? Sign up for email or Facebook or learn more about internet safety? Did you know the library offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks? Sign up required. BYOL (bring your own laptop or smartphone if you have one).-Preschool Storytime Wednesdays 11 a.m. Jan 21 - May 27-Crafternoons for Kids Thursdays 3-4 p.m. For 6 weeks Jan. 29 - Mar. 5


Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/


Animal Farm-A Two Act Play Performed by the Yoh Theatre Players #WoodstockVT #VT


March 13, 2015
Woodstock, VT

Yoh Theatre Players present Animal Farm-A Fairy Tale and a Musical in two acts. After two months of rehearsals, the house lights dim and the stage lights go up on a farm in England.

The original book was written by George Orwell 70 years ago and is still relevant today. Animal Farm is an allegorical and dystopian novel published in England on 17 August 1945. According to Orwell, the book reflects events leading up to the Russian Revolution of 1917 and then on into the Stalin era in the Soviet Union. The original title was Animal Farm: A Fairy Story, though the subtitle was dropped by U.S. publishers for its 1946 publication and subsequently all but one of the translations during Orwell's lifetime omitted it.

Old Major, the old boar on the Manor Farm, summons the animals on the farm together for a meeting, during which he refers to humans as parasites and teaches the animals a revolutionary song called "Beasts of England." When Major dies, two young pigs, Snowball and Napoleon, assume command and consider it a duty to prepare for the Rebellion. The animals revolt and drive the drunken and irresponsible farmer Mr. Jones from the farm, renaming it "Animal Farm".

They adopt Seven Commandments of Animalism, the most important of which is, "All animals are equal."
Snowball teaches the animals to read and write, while Napoleon educates young puppies on the principles of Animalism. Food is plentiful, and the farm runs smoothly. The pigs elevate themselves to positions of leadership and set aside special food items, for their personal health. Napoleon and Snowball struggle for control of the farm and animals.
When Snowball announces his plans to build a windmill, Napoleon has his dogs chase Snowball away and subsequently declares himself leader of Animal Farm. Napoleon enacts changes, replacing meetings with a committee of pigs who will run the farm. Through a young pig named Squealer, Napoleon claims credit for the windmill idea. The animals work harder with the promise of easier lives with the windmill.

Years pass, and the pigs start to resemble humans, as they walk upright, carry whips, and wear clothes. The Seven Commandments are abridged to a single phrase: "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others".



After seeing this group of talented young actors perform this play, one should really go back and re-read the novel; I know I will.

Animal Farm
Performed by The Yoh Theatre Players
Woodstock Union High School
WoodstockVT  March 13, 2015
Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Weathersfield News Mar 11 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News March 11, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Boards and Committees
Select Board News-The Select Board met on Mar. 5. The following Officers were elected: John Arrison-Chair, Daniel Boyer-Vice Chair, C. Peter Cole-Clerk. deForest Bearse was elected Recording Secretary. The board voted to hold their meetings the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. (note time change from 7 p.m..) The Valley news was designated the Town's paper of record. Lynn Esty will represent the board at the Fire Commission meetings and Dave Fuller will represent the board at the Highway Committee meetings.

Trustees of the Weathersfield Proctor Library-Nancy Nutile-McMenemy was re-elected to a three year term on the Board of Trustees and Roderick "Rick" Bates was elected to fill out the one year remaining on the five year term vacated by Trustee Chelsea Chase. The Library will be closed Mar. 23-Apr.7 for mold removal. Please check the library website for further updates: http://www.weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org/.  The Friends of Proctor Library and the Library Trustees hosted a farewell reception for outgoing Library Director Nancy Tusinski on Friday Mar. 6 with over 20 people attending. The Library Director position has been posted and resumes will be collected until March 27. The Search Committee will begin the interview process the first week of April.


Weathersfield Police Department: On their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/WeathersfieldPoliceVT, The Weathersfield Police Department thanked the voters for approving the purchase of a new police cruiser.

Planning Commission: Continuation - The Planning Commission met Feb 23 with Gil Whittemore reopening the continuation of the Hearing on the Proposed Interim Zoning Bylaw from Jan. 12. Under Section 7 Special Revisions, a draft of a new section 7.24 was discussed.  Drug and tobacco paraphernalia establishments are not permitted within a 1 mile radius of public schools, library, Town community facilities and licensed childcare centers. Chuck Wise will measure the distances on the Town map showing a one half mile and a one mile radius from the school, community recreation facilities, library and childcare facilities. These distances and the map will be reviewed with the proposed 7.24 section at the next meeting. Julie Schmitz made a motion to continue the Hearing to Mar. 9 seconded by Bruce Cox.  Voted three yes, with one abstention.

Weathersfield Elementary School: Matt Fisher Qualifies for National GeoBee at the State Level Congratulations to Matt Fisher, Grade 8. Matt has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Plum Creek. The state Bee will be held on Mar. 27 at the Middlebury College.

WES thanks Nat and Roland Whitney for treating the 7/8 Girls' Basketball Team, coached by Nate McKeen, to pizza in Windsor Saturday after their game against Claremont. The Whitneys wanted to thank the team for their sportsmanship, dedication, hard work and team spirit. Rumor has it that the 7/8 Boys' Basketball Team will be treated next.

Town Events:

Monthly Weathersfield Potluck and Program-Tuesday, Mar. 17 noon at Perkinsville Community Church Vestry. The speaker will be Andrew Allen,  a blind young man who currently has his own company called El Schwarez Designs which creates winter sports socks.   All are welcome. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages will be provided. Contact Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245; email lzigman@comcast.net






4th Annual Town Wide Challenge, It's Almost Time  Saturday, Mar. 21 at 7 p.m. Weathersfield School, Ascutney. Topics include Geography, Sports, Spelling, "Name That Tune," Current Events and Weathersfield History.  Prizes are awarded for the most points and the Best Team Spirit. All teams are collecting donations to benefit the Weathersfield Proctor Library Capital Campaign.

Weathersfield School Events:
Sports Team Sign-ups-sport sign ups for Track, Softball, and Baseball. Please send sign ups in as early as possible. Sign up deadlines are as follows:  Grades 5-8 - Track - Mar. 23; Grades 3-8 - Softball & Baseball - Mar. 23; Ongoing for K-2 programs. Anyone interested in coaching should fill out an application and get it in as soon as possible. Coaches are chosen based on experience at the level they wish to coach.

Panther Cub Night Wednesday, May 13 6-7:30 p.m. is hosted to welcome incoming Kindergarten students, joining the school in the fall of 2015. A night filled with fun, laughter, good food, and great activities. Parents bring their soon-to-be kindergarten students in to meet their new classmates, faculty and staff, they get a chance to look over the classroom and become familiar with the school.

Drama Club Dates-Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court-Dress Rehearsal Friday, May 29, 3-5 p.m. Performances Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m. and Monday, Jun. 1, 1 p.m. in the Gym for all K-8 students.

Weathersfield Proctor Library: Call 674-2863 or email weathersfieldproctorlibrary@gmail.com for more information about these events. American Red Cross Babysitter's Course, Saturday Apr. 11 Martin Memorial Hall 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Sign up at the Library. Class size limited to 12, Bring a bag lunch the day of the course.

Quilt Raffle Tickets Still Available-Hand quilted, hand made "Flying Geese" queen size quilt. To benefit 1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse improvements. Drawing Apr.1. Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets available at Red Barn Cafe, Weathersfield Town Office or by calling Janet Gould at 674-9375.


Pizza for AVFD-Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza, Claremont, NH Apr. 8 5-9 p.m. is hosting a night of pizza and fun with 5% of meal proceeds benefitting Ascutney Volunteer Fire Dept. Grab your buddies and family members for a midweek night of laughter and catching up with your neighbors. A coupon can be found on the Facebook page: coupon Hand it to the waitstaff so the fire department can receive the donation.





Ongoing:
Weathersfield Knit/Crochet Group
Beginning Dec. 1 1-2:30 p.m. Perkinsville Community Church. Bring your current project or your own supplies to get started. Not sure what to create? Come help create an afghan! (Yarn and instructions provided.) Contact Lynn Esty at 263-9441 or lynnesty@comcast.net if you have any questions.

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: (LIBRARY CLOSED MAR 23-APR 7) 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. Do you want to learn how to use a computer? Sign up for email or Facebook or learn more about internet safety? Did you know the library offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks? Sign up required. BYOL (bring your own laptop or smartphone if you have one).-Preschool Storytime Wednesdays 11 a.m. Jan 21 - May 27-Crafternoons for Kids Thursdays 3-4 p.m. For 6 weeks Jan. 29 - Mar. 5


Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/

Another buzy weekend for Photos By Nanci

Thursday March 5-Farewell Recpetion for Library Director nancy Tusinski.

Special Olympics Vermont Winter Games were held this past weekend in Woodstock.

I covered the Governors Reception at the Woodstock Inn and Resort on Friday evening.

More images from the Governor's Reception: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/March-2015/Vermont-Special-Olympics/Governors-Reception/

The Games and Annual Dance on Saturday night.



More images form the Winter Games: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/March-2015/Vermont-Special-Olympics/Winter-Games/

More images from the Sock Hop Themed Dance: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/March-2015/Vermont-Special-Olympics/2015-Dance/

And a Piano Recital at the Norman Williams Public Library on Saturday afternoon.

More images from the funraiser: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/March-2015/Piano-Duets-NWPL/

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Piano Duets-A Benefit for Norman Williams Public Library #Woodstock VT #VT


Saturday March 7, 2015
Woodstock VT

The Norman Williams Public Library Mezzanine was filled with music and a standing room only audience Saturday afternoon. Pianist Sherry Belisle organized the Piano Duet Concert, calling her on fellow pianists to play duets and even a trio as a fundraiser for the library. Some classical and some funny piano tunes were performed by nine talented musicians. Organizers hope to make this an annual fundraising event.
Piano Duets
Norman Williams Public Library
Woodstock, VT March 7, 2015
Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
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Winter Games Annual Dance @SOVT @WoodstockInnVt #WoodstockVT #VT


Saturday March 7, 2015
Woodstock VT

Sock Hop in Woodstock VT-you bet. Saturday night following a day in the sun and on the snow, The Special Olympics Vermont Winter Games athletes traded their snow suits for dance attire.

The Woodstock Inn and Resort was transformed into a 1950s style Sock Hop and some of the athletes and coaches dressed the part.

So you think you can dance...check these moves.




More images from the dance: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/March-2015/Vermont-Special-Olympics/2015-Dance/


Special Olympics Winter Games Dance
Woodstock Inn and Resort
WoodstockVT  March 7, 2015
Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy



Going For Gold In Woodstock VT @SOVT #WoodstockVT #VT

Saturday March 7, 2015
Suicide Six Ski Area, Pomfret VT

Athletes from all around Vermont gathered in Woodstock/Pomfret this past weekend to compete in the Special Olympics Vermont Winter Games. This year saw one of the largest fields yet, with over 400 Olympians competing Saturday and Sunday in Alpine Skiing/Snowboarding, Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing events.





Lots of athletes brought home the gold and even if they didn't everyone had a great time!


More images from the games: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/March-2015/Vermont-Special-Olympics/Winter-Games/

Special Olympics Winter Games
Suicide Six Ski Area
WoodstockVT  March 7, 2015
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