Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Weathersfield News June 24 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News June 24, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
photosbynanci@comcast.net

We are now four days past the Summer Solstice-moving toward the Winter Solstice in December. The Solstice arrived for me with a blistering guitar and the bang of the drum. 

Last Saturday (the blistering guitar), the Solstice Eve, I went to see blues guitar phenom Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Lebanon Opera House. His guitar playing was mesmerizing. The show was opened by Larry Dougher from Windsor. Dougher played a few old time delta blues covers and a few originals. He was mighty fine himself. 


Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt
Larry Dougher from Windsor VT



Sunday I was one of a lucky 70 people to bear witness to a very special house concert at Billsville House Concerts in Manchester VT-Vermont's own Grace Potter performed at Billsville for their 75th show (the bang of the drum-her husband and band mate Matt Burr on drums.)  One of the requests regarding this show was no cell phone, no audio or video or photos during the performance. But we were allowed photos after the show during the Meet and Greet.


This was quite an experience for all involved. The thing I admire most is, in this day and age of technology and Social Media EVERYWHERE in our lives, no one leaked that this show was happening. 
Setlist (via Van E.):
Medicine
Ragged Company
Stars (Request)
Ah, Mary
Pain In My Heart (our request)
Empty Hearts
Low Road (our request)
Let You Go (first time played)
Never Go Back
Stop The Bus
Low (first time played)
Time Keeper
Apologies (request)
Nothing But The Water I (with special guest Jen Crowell)
I Shall Be Released
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Here's To The Meantime


And ANOTHER concert. We ventured south to Northampton to see Todd Snider at the Iron Horse Music Hall on Tuesday night. Snider is a singer songwriter with an unusual way of looking at the world around him. His shows are lyrically entertaining and always very humorous.
A few more images from the show: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/ToddSnider/2015/Iron-Horse

Hope you all had a wonderful Solstice. What will this week bring, sit back and let it unfold.

News You Can Use

Select Board-Perkinsville Schoolhouse Update-Exterior drainage work is about one third done. The sill work in the ell is complete. The well is hooked up and water is available to the building. The masonry work is half complete. There are two dehumidifiers working in the basement. Listing for sale of Town parcel on Tenney Hill Road-The Board approved the listing of $69,900. Town Manager Mullen found a survey for the property in the land records, which provides valuable data needed for the sale. The Board also approved a contract, not-to-exceed $14,500, with Mudgett, Jennett, & Krogh-Wisner to perform an audit of the Town's FY2015 financial statements.

Weathersfield Proctor Library Trustees-The Board of Trustees voted to engage the architectural services of NBF in Rutland to design an ADA accessible bathroom for the Library. In the meantime, the Trustees will have an accessible port-o-let placed on the property for use during the summer to accommodate children attending the Summer Reading Program. The Theme for the program is "Super Heroes." The Board also voted to reopen the search for a Library Director after the Search Committee's top choice decided not to accept the offer of the position.

Police Blotter- Weathersfield Police Department has received a few reports of bears on people's porches/property within the last week, one included a day time visit with bear trying to gain access to the residence. Do not attempt to approach or feed any bears. They are wild animals. If you feed bears they will become dependent on humans and eventually be deemed nuisance animals. Other reports of bears were on Roberts Road, Divoll Pasture Road and Thrasher Road.

Solarize Makes $ense-Brownsville, Cavendish, Reading, Weathersfield and Windsor Energy Committees recently launched a summer Solarize program and introduced their selected installer team of Catamount Solar and Integrity Energy. Homeowners who are residents of the five-team towns are offered a discounted tiered pricing structure available until September 30, 2015. For information on Solarize Makes $en$e go to: www.weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org/p/weathersfield-energy.html

Town Calendar of Events:
The Wake Up to Dying Project Thursday, Jun 25-Sunday, Jun 28, at the River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro. The Wake Up to Dying Project (WUTDP) aims to shift our cultural perspective on death from fear and avoidance toward familiarity by inviting people to acknowledge death, be prepared for it, and live more fully for having done so. Bring a friend or loved one with you to share in this unique experience. If you'd like to volunteer visit this website http://www.wakeuptodyingproject.org/2015/05/13/call-for-volunteers/ or for more information, email tess@wakeuptodyingproject.org or call (802) 522-7818. Exhibit hours: Thursday and Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information please visit the events section of (WUTDP) website. http://www.wakeuptodyingproject.org/category/events/

Weathersfield Proctor Library-The Library will be closed on the 4th of July. Please plan ahead for your book check outs and drop offs.

The Frippery is Coming. The Weathersfield Historical Society is hosting its annual Frippery on Aug. 1 at The Weathersfield Center Meeting House. Anyone wishing to donate can call Maureen for questions at 603 252 0936. This is always a fun event with lots of great things for sale to benefit the Historical Society.


Ongoing:
Weathersfield Hikes-The Ancient Hemlocks Saturday, July 18 9:30 a.m. This route is over fields and through the woods, up and down a logging road and over a rivulet or brook. You won’t have to remove footwear. The last half mile is up Little Canada Road, past the 1791 John Warner house. Dave Noake will welcome us there with a brief tour of the house and refreshments. The trees are about 500 years old. Your guide will use a compass to find his way through one section – he’s confident. Total distance about 2 miles. Feel free to call Steve, hiking organizer, at 263-5439 with questions.

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. Summer Reading Program "Super Heroes" begins Jun. 24, come in and sign up today! 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).

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

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Dr. Beach Conger Retires #HartlandVT #VT #MtAscutneyHospital

June 18, 2015
Hartland, VT

Don't take it so serious! And Wear Pink! This was the advice given by retiring physician, author and educator Dr. Beach Conger Friday at the Sumner Mansion Inn in Hartland. Surrounded by hundreds of family, friends, colleagues and former patients, Beach said goodbye to 38 years of service to Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center (MAHHC.) He told the crowd that there are two characteristics of doctors (and anyone who has worked with doctors knows them well)-"they (doctors) are very sensitive, and they take themselves very seriously. Nobody will ever take you seriously in a pink tutu. The most satisfying thing about my life here in Windsor, at the hospital and in Hartland is all the people who've helped me not take myself so seriously."

Following an hour of hugs and tears and story telling, current CEO Kevin W. Donovan gathered folks in the library to thank Dr. Conger and to present him with a few gifts. “Beach is a role model, a mentor, and a Mt. Ascutney Hospital institution,” said CEO Kevin W. Donovan (in a press release), “and he is all of that because first and foremost he is an extraordinary doctor. He has treated thousands of patients here with his unique combination of intelligence, sensitivity, skill and unpredictable wit.” Donovan called Conger a "Superman" and gave him a Superman T-shirt signed by all the MAHHC staff. Next he presented a MAHHC chair to Conger. (These chairs are given to employees' with twenty years of service, this is Conger's second chair.) And finally, with great flourish, he whipped away a hospital gown and unveiled a photo of the doctors that first started the Medicine Group at MAHHC, Drs.: Marlene Sachs, Robert Wilson, Elvin Kaplan, Ken Morley, Beach Conger and Dale Gephart.

Dr. Richard Slusky, the CEO during the early Conger years made reference to many of the comical events perpetrated by Conger. His first impression of Dr. Conger was that of a take charge attitude displayed when it was discovered that the hospital had Legionnaires disease. Slusky arrived at MAHHC in April of 1982 and in August, the disease was discovered. Conger, assured Slusky this would be no problem, and promptly called the CDC. Within 24-48 hours the source was discovered. Conger helped educate the staff and community about the disease, and even wrote a song about it. Slusky also spoke about the time he walked into Conger's office and found a maggot farm. A board member at the time, Sid Hammond was interested in alternative medicine was exploring the use of Bee Sting Therapy, "not to be out done, Beach brought in a large aquarium filled (with maggots)" said Slusky. Conger was using them in the hospital to treat bed sores, "with pretty good results." Slusky was also a patient of Conger's and at one annual physical was told to give a blood and urine sample. A mild mannered lab tech approached Slusky after the "donations" and said that Dr. Conger said his (Slusky's) urine sample was insufficient and he'd have to give another one-at which time she removed a very large hypodermic needle from behind her back. Unable to keep up the ruse she burst out-Dr. Conger made me do this. These and many years of similar dealings with Beach helped "seasoned me as a hospital CEO!" Slusky laughingly to the group of well wishers.

Dr. Elvin Kaplan (who spent many years working with Beach to create Christmas Musicals) paid tribute in song. "...He likes to dance in the parade with glitzy shoes and pink tutus. In short, in matters medical, in sports or basic literature, you'll never find an equal to this general practitioner!"

"He's a great doctor, he was the go to person and when we had a need in the hospital, Beach was the person we would go to, he was always there. He was there for the community, he was a first responder when there was an accident or incident in town. He would be there. And he made Mount Ascutney Hospital very special" said Dr. Slusky.

Born in New York City in 1941 and a 1967 graduate of Harvard Medical School, Conger began practicing general internal medicine at Mt. Ascutney Hospital in 1977. He was a founding member of the Mt. Ascutney Medical Group. He has also served as an adjunct professor with the Dartmouth Medical School, and is a published author of such books as national best-seller "Bag Balm and Duct Tape" (1989), all written about the experiences of a small-town country doctor.

More images from the event: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/June-2015/Dr-Beach-Conger-Retires/

Dr. Beach Conger Retirement
Hosted Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center
Sumner Mansion Inn
Hartland , VT June 18, 2015
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Weathersfield News June 17 #WeathersfieldVT #VT



Weathersfield News June 17, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy


The first half of June has flown by. I don't know about you but I've been crazy busy. Between garden, graduations and concerts, I keep thinking I'm going to miss an appointment because I might have forgotten to post it to one of my many calendars. Our electronics help to keep us organized but you have to remember to post stuff to your electronics to be reminded.

My garden is starting to look mighty fine. All the transplants I put in a week ago have gotten over their transplant-shock and are looking like real tomato and pepper plants. The peas all have flowers and my zucchini and yellow squash leaves are starting to look rather "jungle-ly", if this isn't a word it should be-especially for zucchini plants. How can so much green come from one tiny seed?
Graduations are in full swing as children move along their life timelines. I covered the Woodstock Elementary 6th Grade Celebration and thoroughly enjoyed watching these children and their families complete one of life's milestones.

More images for the WES celebration: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/June-2015/WES-6th-Grade-Celebration/

At the Albert Bridge School (ABS) the graduating class gave speeches about their time at ABS and their families. I'll tell you these children have public speaking and speech writing down! They were both thoughtful and eloquent. A couple were in tears and a couple had me in tears. Cheers to all the Graduates in 2015! 
More images from ABS: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/June-2015/Albert-Bridge-School-Grads/

The Woodstock Alumni Parade, held last Saturday, was, as always, a big crowd pleaser. The floats were entertaining. The Shriners were out in their mini-bikes and motorcycles and clown costumes (too much fun!) And all the alumni and graduates from the Classes of 1938 through 2021 were a pleasure to meet and photograph.

More parade images: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/June-2015/Woodstock-Alumni-Parade/

On Sunday, I drove to Simsbury Connecticut to see The Avett Brothers perform at the Simsbury Meadows. What a great venue. These guys (and lady) are a rock band from Concord, North Carolina. They combine bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk, and ragtime. Their show was high energy and highly entertaining. They played for about two hours and the crowd was on their feet dancing almost the entire time. They played at Grand Point North a couple of years ago but they were on Stage B and I was on the rail at Stage A so I couldn't see them at all and barely could heard them. I'm glad I finally got to see and hear them up close, because they were AWESOME!


More images from the Avetts: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/The-Avett-Brothers/Simsbury-Meadows-2015/Avetts

This show opened with Shovels and Rope, an American folk duo from Charleston, South Carolina composed of husband and wife Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst.
I had seen them a few years ago at Grand Point North, and immediately feel in love with their style of music. The sound that these two put out is incredible. Check them out the next time they play in the area-you'll not be disappointed.
More images; http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Shovels-and-Rope/Simsbury-Meadows-2015/


This coming weekend, again, there are so many things to do. There is 36th Annual Quechee Balloon Fest, if you like hot air balloons, music, fair food and lots of fun demonstrations. If you like blues (like I do!) Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his smokin' hot guitar takes over the Lebanon Opera House on Saturday night. And the Summer Solstice arrives on Sunday June 21.

Summer Solstice fun facts: For North American time zones, the solstice arrives 12:38 p.m. EDT. The sun takes its most northerly path across the sky for the year. It’s the year’s highest sun, as seen from the tropic of Cancer and all places north. Your noontime shadow is shortest. The sun is now setting and rising as far north as it ever does. Longest day, shortest night. Get out and have fun!

News You Can Use
Select Board-scheduled to meet Jun. 15 Martin Memorial Hall 7 p.m..
Weathersfield Proctor Library Trustees-scheduled to meet Jun. 18 at the Library, 7 p.m..
WPL Fundraising Committee-scheduled to meet Jun. 17 at the Red Barn Cafe. 8:45 a.m.

Town Calendar of Events:

1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse Committee Yard Sale 1862 Route 106, Perkinsville
Saturday, Jun. 20 9-2 p.m. and Sunday, Jun. 21 9-1 p.m. West Weathersfield Vol. Fire Dept will be selling hamburgers & hot dogs and more on Saturday, Jun. 20 11-2 p.m.
 Donations needed and accepted. No electronics or clothing, please. Questions or donation pick up in Weathersfield? Call BJ Esty-263-9651

The Wake Up to Dying Project Thursday, Jun 25-Sunday, Jun 28, at the River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro. The Wake Up to Dying Project (WUTDP) aims to shift our cultural perspective on death from fear and avoidance toward familiarity by inviting people to acknowledge death, be prepared for it, and live more fully for having done so. Bring a friend or loved one with you to share in this unique experience. If you'd like to volunteer visit this website http://www.wakeuptodyingproject.org/2015/05/13/call-for-volunteers/ or for more information, email  tess@wakeuptodyingproject.org or call (802) 522-7818. Exhibit hours: Thursday and Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information please visit the events section of (WUTDP) website. http://www.wakeuptodyingproject.org/category/events/


The Frippery is Coming. The Weathersfield Historical Society is hosting its annual Frippery on Aug. 1 at The Weathersfield Center Meeting House. Anyone wishing to donate can call Maureen for questions at 603 252 0936. This is always a fun event with lots of great things for sale to benefit the Historical Society.

Ongoing:
Weathersfield Hikes-Cathedral Rocks this Saturday, Jun. 20 9:30 a.m. The hike is partly on wood road and partly on a route that follows blazes through the woods. Its length has not been calculated, but it descends to Reservoir Road from Stokes Road, which is just short of Wellwood Orchard. The difficulty will be greater than a walk down the road. Cars will be at end of the hike for a ride back up to Stokes. There is a nice view near the top of the descent. The rocks are very big. Approximately a two hour hike.
  
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. 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).



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.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Weathersfield News June 10 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News June 8, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Have something you want included in this newsletter, email me two weeks before your event and it will get posted.

Well, the garden is in. Let's hope the weather has settled into its summer pattern. Planted three varieties of tomatoes and three varieties of peppers. My peas are about two feet tall and ready to blossoms. The garlic is just about ready to show its scapes. My very hardy Agnes Rose bush is in full yellow blossom bloom.

I had another Saturday night filled with good music. We traveled to Londonderry NH. Met a friend for dinner at Halligan Tavern and got to watch American Pharaoh win Belmont and the Triple Crown. Then made our way over to Tupelo Music Hall for the re-scheduled SOLD OUT subdudes show.


Vance Gilbert opened the show. I've heard of him but never have seen him. He was quite entertaining and a very talented singer songwriter.

Vacne Gilbert
More images of Vance Gilbert: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Vance-Gilbert
The subdudes
More images of the subdudes: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/The-Subdudes

Sunday, I worked at the 24th Annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon. The Start is in Pomfret at Suicide Six Ski Area and the finish 13.1 later is at Dewey Fields in Quechee. Always a great race as the whole community comes out to support it. Over $35,000 is raised and donation back to various groups that volunteer their time for the race.

Richard Smith, Mens Winner from Enfield NH

Phoebe Novello, Womens Winner from Windsor VT
More images from race weekend: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/CoveredBridgesHalfMarathon/2015


News You Can Use
Select Board-Board members reviewed copies of the Fire Commission’s latest meeting minutes where the Weathersfield Hazardous Materials Response Ordinance  had been discussed. Discussion had revolved around allocation of fees from town-owned equipment. The Board decided to continue the third reading to the June 15 meeting.

Application for Municipal Fireworks Display Permit/Running Bear Campground-Ross Girard was denied by the Board. Mr. Arrison recused himself from the discussion because he has a working relationship with Northstar Fireworks. The Board reviewed and discussed the application. It was noted that the proposed location of the launch site had been moved substantially away from the mobile home park. Mr. Mullen said that Ross Girard claimed to have no part in the show – he said his son was sponsoring it. Mr. Mullen also said that Northstar claimed to know nothing about the event. No one was present at the meeting to present the application.

Town Accountant position Update. Mr. Mullen stated that no suitably qualified candidates have applied. He said at present, the duties are being covered by the accounts payable/payroll clerk and NEMRC. He suggested increasing the clerk’s position from part-time to full-time and eliminating the accountant’s position. The Board will this issue further at a special meeting following the Board of Abatement meeting on June 16.

A  template for candidates seeking funds from Transfer Station Redemption Charity Donation was presented. After a few changes the Board voted approve the guidelines for distribution of returnable cans & glass donations fund with the addition of a request for a brief description of the applying organization and a statement of how the proposed project will benefit the host community.

Perkinsville Schoolhouse Update Mr. Mullen said the mold remediation is complete. Work on the outside drainage will begin shortly. Mr. Mullen will meet with the State Fire Marshall to discuss code issues and Sean Millard to discuss repairs to the stone foundation of the ell. The project is progressing well.

Review of Year to Date Budget Reports-The Board reviewed the year to date reports for the general fund, the highway fund and the solid waste fund. Mr. Mullen predicted that revenues will exceed expenses by 35% for the general fund; that the Highway Fund will end with $5,000 in the black; and that we’ll need $10,000 from the fund balance to cover the solid waste fund. The transfer station fee will have to increase from $33 to $35. Token prices will be adjusted as needed.

Obituary-Lorraine G. Hull, 87, a longtime resident of Windsor, passed away Monday evening, June 1, 2015, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health in Windsor, surrounded by her family. She was born March 19, 1928, in South Royalton, Vermont, the daughter of Loren C. and Winona (McGuire) Greene. Lorraine worked for a few years for New England Telephone, and later in life was employed at State Street School, Mt. Ascutney Ski Area and at the Windsor Chronicle for several years. She was active in Windsor County Partners and volunteered with the American Red Cross Blood Mobile for 15 years. She also was a past member of the Windsor Lions Club and the American Legion Post #25 Auxiliary. Mrs. Hull was an avid Boston Red Sox fan. She and her husband enjoyed attending Windsor Athletics and were named Fans of the Year. They were also proud sponsors of the Hull’s Electric Softball Team for many years. She also loved to dance, play cards and attend family gatherings. She took great pleasure in having been an extra in the movie “Funny Farm.” Survivors include three daughters, Brenda Hull, Shannon Harrington and Shelley Seward and her husband, Glenn, all of Brownsville; three sons, Kerry Hull of Keene, New Hampshire, Scott Hull and his wife, Karen of Weathersfield and Kelly Hull and his wife, Sally of Strafford, Vermont; eight grandchildren, Michelle Distefano, Darby Boudro, Brendan Harrington, Daniel Harrington, Colton Hull, Ben Bauer, Jeremy Bauer and Emma Bauer, four great-grandchildren, Logan Boudro, Jonathan Davie, Olivia Distefano and Kylie Hull; and several nieces and nephews. Memorial contributions may be made to the Windsor Recreation Center, 29 Union St., Windsor, VT 05089; or to the Mt. Ascutney Hospital Rehabilitation Center, 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089.


Jean E. Tremblay, 74, a resident of Weathersfield, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, May 31, 2015, at her home in Weathersfield. She was born Sept. 25, 1940, in Rutland, Vt. the daughter of Robert and Mariam (Steere) Barber. She was raised in Charlestown and received her schooling in Claremont. She graduated from Stevens High School in 1958. She married Thomas Verboncoeur, and they had four children. He passed away in 1968. Jean married Jacques R. Tremblay in Windsor on Aug. 25, 1973. She was employed at the former Hamel’s IGA in Windsor for several years and later at the former P & C Supermarket also in Windsor. She was a member of the Windsor American Legion Post #25 Auxiliary. She enjoyed baking, playing cards, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles. She loved dogs, especially black Labradors. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society at PO Box702, Brownsville, VT 05037.

Town Calendar of Events:

Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association will host their Annul Yard Sale this weekend June 12-14. Lots of cool stuff, check it out.




Monthly Potluck Luncheon-Tuesday, June 16, noon in the vestry of Perkinsville VT Community Church. The program will be on the Underground Railroad in Vermont done by Lorraine Zigman.   Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages and place settings will be provided. Contact: 802-263-5245; lzigman@comcast.net

1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse Committee Yard Sale 1862 Route 106, Perkinsville
Saturday, June 20 9- 2 p.m. and Sunday, June 21 9-1 p.m. Donations needed and accepted!No electronics or clothing, please Questions or donation pick up in Weathersfield? Call BJ Esty-263-9651 West Weathersfield Vol. Fire Dept will be selling Hamburgers & Hot Dogs and more on Saturday, June 20 11-2 p.m.

Ongoing:
Third Annual Weathersfield Hiking Season Begins-The hikes are being organized by Weathersfield Parks and Recreation. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. We expect a range of hiking speeds. Are you new to hiking? Wear footwear that is broken in and appropriate for uneven trails. Hikers join us at their own risk. Steve Aikenhead, 263-5439, steve@vermontel.net. Saturday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. Cathedral Rocks This hike is partly on wood road and partly on a route that follows blazes through the woods. Its length has not been calculated, but it descends to Reservoir Road from Stokes Road, which is just short of Wellwood Orchard. The difficulty will be greater than a walk down the road. We will spot cars at the end of the hike for a ride back up to Stokes. There is a nice view near the top of the descent. The rocks are very big. Two hours?
  
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. 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).


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

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Weathersfield News June 3 #WeathersfieldVT #VT



Weathersfield News June 1, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

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The rains have come! Finally! The weather still hasn't settled, though. One day its 90 the next 50. I covered the East End Clean Up last Saturday for the paper, we were all baking in the hot sun then on Sunday I came very close to lighting the woodstove. I still haven't put in my vegetable garden but hopefully, I'll get to it tomorrow. I'm a little worried that the overnight temperatures may still dip below 45. I don't mind covering plants in the fall when they have fruit on them but to cover now, as transplants, is just too much bother for me. Here's to the first week of June and more stable weather. And speaking of the first week in June, it's Covered Bridges Half Marathon weekend. Come on out and watch these runners travel around Pomfret, Woodstock and Quechee. Always a fun time.



Another busy week for Photos By Nanci. I traveled to Concord NH to see Lyle Lovett and Vince Gill perform at the Capitol Theater on Thursday. Great Show. More info about it: http://photosbynanci.blogspot.com/2015/06/vince-gill-and-lyle-lovett-at-capitol.html


Saturday my camera was clicking away as I traveled to Woodstock and Ascutney for a few events!

Week Two of Mt. Tom's Farmers Market, Woodstock


The East End Park (The former Jungle) in Woodstock hosted a park clean up party.


More images from the East End Park Clean Up Party: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/June-2015/Mt-Tom-Farmers-Market/


Scrabble Event in Ascutney hosted by the Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Fundraising Committee. 
More images from the Scrabble Event: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontPlaces/WeathersfieldProctorLibrary/2015-Galleries/Scrabble-Event

For me May ended on a "folk note" with a concert in Tunbridge VT performed by music legends Jim Rooney and Pat Alger. They were accompanied by Chris Brashear.


More images from the Tunbridge show: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Jim-Rooney/Tunbridge-Legends-2015/

News You Can Use
Select Board-met on Jun 1, meeting will be reported on here next week.

Fire Commission-met May 26. Chief Darrin Spaulding of Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association reported that the hydrants on Gulf Road, the Bow, and Skyline Drive are not working and need repairs. Mrs. Lynn Esty said there is money in the budget for dry hydrant repairs. Mr. Spaulding also reported that there is a pond on Bowen Hill Road for which the homeowner has authorized installation of a dry hydrant but that it needs to be dredged. The commission is looking into grant funds available for the work.
Mrs. Dauphin, West Weathersfield Fire Department,  expressed concern that Engine 2 had broken down recently and it took a few days for the Town Highway Department to look at it. She wanted to know if there was an alternative for repairs when the highway department is not available. Mrs. Esty said she would look into it.



Weathersfield School News-Congratulations to 4th grade teacher, Jessica Sivret, who married Mr. Brent Wilmot recently. From now on, when you see the name Mrs. Wilmot on various school papers, you will know that it is Jessica. The WS Family wishes Jessica and Brent a lifetime of happiness.

Weathersfield Proctor Library Trustees-The Trustees have called a Special Meeting for Thursday Jun 4 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss installing a working/ADA accessible  bathroom in the library. The Library Director Search Committee has finished interviewing the candidates for the open Library Director position vacated by Nancy Tusinski in March. The Trustees will review the application and make an offer to the candidate soon. The Trustees hope to have the Director's position filled by the end of the summer.

Obituary-Weathersfield, Vt.-Kenneth Spaulding, 90, died Wednesday, May 27 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Ludlow, Vt. a son of Ervin and Laura (Hoadley) Spaulding. Kenneth grew up in Ludlow and attended the local school. He went on to serve in the Army during WWII upon his return he went to work at Jewel Brook Woolen Mill where he met the love of his life Ina May Stevens. They were married on March 2, 1945. They lived in Proctorsville, Vt. for a time later moving to Brattleboro, Vt. where he worked for Peoples Bus Lines, Holden Martin Lumber Company, and as a farmhand. They moved to Weston, Vt. where he worked at the Weston Priory. They moved to Chester, Vt. and Kenneth went to work for the State of Vermont Highway Department he took a transfer and they moved to Reading, Vt. Kenneth left the State Highway Department for a time to work for the Town of Windsor Water Department. Later returned to the State Highway Department to finish his career. Burial with military honors will be held Friday, June 5, at 10 a.m. in the Ascutneyville Cemetery in Ascutney. Condolences may be expressed to Kenneth’s family in an online guestbook at www.knightfuneralhomes.com. Memorial contributions may be made to: the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.

Town Calendar of Events:
Weathersfield Elementary School-Volunteer Tea Celebration will be held on Jun 11at 3 p.m. in the AP Room.

Ascutney Union Church is hosting a Multi-Family Yard Sale on Saturday, Jun 6 from 9-2 p.m. in their parking area behind the Church just North of the traffic light on Route 5 in Ascutney. Food will also be available.

Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association will host their Annul Yard Sale June 12-14. More details to follow.

Ongoing:
Third Annual Weathersfield Hiking Season Begins-The hikes are being organized by Weathersfield Parks and Recreation. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. We expect a range of hiking speeds. Are you new to hiking? Wear footwear that is broken in and appropriate for uneven trails. Hikers join us at their own risk. Steve Aikenhead, 263-5439, steve@vermontel.net. Saturday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. Cathedral Rocks This hike is partly on wood road and partly on a route that follows blazes through the woods. Its length has not been calculated, but it descends to Reservoir Road from Stokes Road, which is just short of Wellwood Orchard. The difficulty will be greater than a walk down the road. We will spot cars at the end of the hike for a ride back up to Stokes. There is a nice view near the top of the descent. The rocks are very big. Two hours?
  
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. 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).

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

Mt. Tom Farmers Market #WoodstockVT #VT

May 30, 2015
Woodstock VT
On a beautiful Saturday local farmers and merchants were out in force for the second week of the Mt. Tom Farmers Market. Opening weekend was so cold some of the vendors were in winter jackets. This past weekend, everyone attending was enjoying the summer-like weather. The market is open Saturdays from 9:30-12:30 and runs until mid-October.


More market images: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/June-2015/Mt-Tom-Farmers-Market/

Mt Tom Farmers Market
Woodstock VT May 30, 2015
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East End Party In the Park #WoodstockVT #VT

May 30, 2015
Woodstock VT

Over 40 people from Woodstock and surrounding towns brought garden gloves, rakes, shovels, wheel barrows and clippers to help spruce up the newly established East End Park. Last fall the group of volunteers gathered to say farewell to "The Jungle" that has now been transformed into the gem of a  public park. 
This site boasts the only public river access in Woodstock and the group plans to clean up the river and make this one of the park's highlights. 
A lot has happened to the area in six months, the last snow pile to be dumped on the riverbank is almost gone. The new riverside park’s grass and plantings are growing. Once derelict buildings are being renovated. And there are plans to open new East End businesses. For more information, call Sustainable Woodstock at 457-2911 or email eastend@sustainablewoodstock.org.




East End Party in The Park
Renew and Re-envision the East End
Maxham Meadow Way
Woodstock , VT May 30, 2015
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Scrabble Lovers gathered in #WeathersfieldVT #VT

May 30, 2015
Weathersfield VT
On Saturday Kay Faust and The Weathersfield Proctor Library hosted a Scrabble Event. Folks from around town competed to win prizes. Donations were collected at the door to benefit the Library's Expansion Fund. 
Scrabble Event
To Benefit the Weathersfield Proctor Library
Martin Memorial Hall
Ascutney , VT May 30, 2015
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