Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Weathersfield News August 26 #WeathersfieldVT #VT



Weathersfield News August 26, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

What a great week. The summer is winding down and children in the area are starting to think about school and buses and classes and getting up early. There was so much happening this past weekend that I hope you and yours had a chance to get out and explore before the school bell rings. 

 I had a very cool visitor the other day, an American House Spider. Yes it's a little creepy.

But I think it's also beautiful too.

I attended the Front Porch Concert series finale Thursday night.
One half of Moxley Union opened for Kaleo. Nathaniel and Tristan were great!
More images of Moxley Union: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Moxley-Union

Kaleo is a band from Iceland taking the United States by storm.

More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Front-Porch/Kaleo/

My weekend was kind of for the birds, literally.
Friday afternoon, I spent some time at New England Falconry in Woodstock. I got to meet Rangle the Harris' Hawk and Frederick II an Eurasian Eagleowl; two of the birds at the center. Watching them in flight was magical.
More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/August-2015/New-England-Falconry/

Then I headed to Woodstock High School for the Boys Soccer Scrimmage.

For Friday dinner I shared a meal with a whole bunch of folks from Woodstock VT at their "Celebrate Our Community" event on the green.


Saturday I  got to cross off an event on my bucket list. I've lived in the area for close to 30 years and had never ventured to Quechee for the annual Scottish Festival. Been there, finally done that. Hubby and I went to Scotland in March and I fell in love with the people and land and history. With 43rd Annual Scottish Festival and Celtic Fair in my backyard, I just had to check it out. 43 Clans were there on Saturday and the event benefited the Saint Andrew's Society of Vermont Scholarship fund. How could you lose. Missed out on the haggis, the line was too long and I had caber tossing to watching and sheepdog trials to cheer for. 




Later in the day I was Storrs Pond for "Camp Out For The Cause"-a benefit for Child and Family Services of NH. I've attended a number of their Concerts for the Cause over the years;  camping is a new benefit event for them and it was really well attended. They had the VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Quechee) birds there so I got another dose of feathered friends. I just love these large birds; they are so intelligent and majestic. I encourage you to visit both places if your children want an up close encounter with these animals.




All in all another fantastic summer weekend.

News You Can Use
Weathersfield School News-School starts September 2! The final and eighth community forum for Act 46 was held  in West Windsor on Wednesday, August 26 6:30 p.m. in the Town Hall.

Town Calendar of Events:
Weathersfield Proctor Library Friends Meeting Wednesday Aug. 26 7 p.m. at the library on Rte 5 in Ascutney.  Agenda includes planning the Book, Pie and Mini Yard Sale which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Dine Out and Help Windsor County Partners-Wednesday, Aug. 26, The Inn at Weathersfield  will donate 10% of the evening's meals will go to Windsor County Partners, a mentoring program serving children in Windsor County. 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- Perkinsville Lower Valley Saturday, Aug. 29, 9:30 a.m. The hike will start at the Perkinsville Grange and take in the Lower Falls and the original site of Grout Cemetery. Historical commentary will be given en route. There are river views and meadow views. The terrain is partly flat and partly of gentle slope. Distance will be optional, from 1.3 miles to 2.5 to 4.0. Feel free to call Steve, hiking organizer, at 263-5439 with questions.

Flute and Piano Concert Brownsville Community Church Saturday, Aug. 29 7 p.m. Free Admission This will be the second of a series of four free concerts open to the public and will feature Alison Hale, MM, DMA on flute and Christian Huebner, MM on piano.

Free-Tom Ghent Concert Sunday Aug. 30, 3-6 p.m. at Stoughton Pond Sponsored by Weathersfield Park and Recreation. Ghent has written for many artists including Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge who performed his song "Whiskey, Whiskey". Admission to this event is free.

Dine Out and Help Our Library-Wednesday, Sept. 9, 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/


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.

Come Fly With Us-New England Falconry #WoodstockVT #WoodstockInnVt #VT



Friday August 21, 2015
Woodstock VT

Take a short drive up Hartland Hill Rd and you'll see an old red barn. You might think it's home to some dairy cows, maybe a horse or two. You'd be wrong. This barn is the new home of New England Falconry. Michele Losee and Jessica Snyder are the caretakers of a couple Harris' Hawks and an Eurasian Eagleowl. The women feed and train these birds and are available to give lessons to the public. You can sign up for a session where you'll experience handling and flying a trained harris' hawk while learning about falconry. For more information you can call 802.457.6621 or visit www.falconryatwoodstockvt.com.


More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/August-2015/New-England-Falconry/

New England Falconry
Hartland Hill RD
Woodstock, VT August 21, 2015
Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
www.photosbynanci.com
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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Weathersfield News Aug. 19 #WeathersfieldVT #VT



Weathersfield News August 19, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy


It's harvest time and it's the hottest week of the year, Oh Boy! My tomatoes are just begging to be made into sauce but who wants to heat up their kitchen with temperatures in the 90s. I guess I just have to bite the bullet and pick the tomatoes, basil, zucchini, peppers and yellow squash early in the morning and try to have the sauce done by noon before it gets too darn hot. I'll try to keep cool by telling myself that the Old Farmer's Almanac is predicting a super cold winter with a slew of snow (didn't we just do this!)


And speaking of local harvests, I was lucky to cover the Naked Table Project Locavore Lunch in Woodstock on Sunday. They close down the Middle Bridge to traffic and transform it into a community lunch. Next year's table making weekend and lunch will be August 20-21 so mark your calendars.



Only one more week for The Lebanon Recreation Front Porch Concert Series. This past Thursday night, Chad Hollister and his band performed for a crowd of a couple hundred music lovers. 

More concert images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/The-Chad-Hollister-Band/Front-Porch-Concert-2015

The final concert will be held Thursday August 20 - The Point Independent Radio Concert featuring Kaleo, a Folk/Blues band from Mosfellsbaer, Iceland.

This concerts series is a collaboration of the Lebanon Rec Department, the Lebanon Opera House, and The Point FM Radio Station. It is their 10th Summer of the Front Porch! Performances are Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in Colburn Park also known as the Town Green across from 51 North Park Street Lebanon, NH. You can enjoy shopping & music at the Lebanon Farmers’ Market from 4-7 p.m. before the concert. Buy dinner or kettle corn or ice cream and settle in for an evening of great FREE music. This series is underwritten by Byrne Foundation, Lebanon Recreation & Parks, Residence Inn Lebanon/Hanover, and Three Tomatoes Trattoria.


Also last week, I took in the Lyle Lovett and His Large Band show at The Klein in Bridgeport CT. What an awesome night of music.



News You Can Use
Select Board-Met Aug 17. I'll report on the meeting next week. The agenda included a joint meeting with the Fire Commission. The Board are also seeking one more resident to serve on the eight-member search committee for a new Town Manager. Jim Mullen will be retiring after the 2016 Town Meeting. Please email your interest in serving on the search committee to weathersfield@weathersfield.org by noon on Thursday, Sept. 3.

Obituary
Lynn Marie Skalaban, 68, a resident of Weathersfield, passed away Wednesday morning, Aug. 12 at her home in Weathersfield, surrounded by her husband of 49 years, Peter; and their daughter, Alexis. She was born June 29, 1947, in New Brunswick, N.J., the daughter of Walter and Gladys (Hoover) Korsak. Lynn moved with her family to Vermont in 1972, where she has resided ever since. Lynn was elected to the position of Zoning Administrator for the Town of Weathersfield; a position that she held for over seventeen years until her retirement. On the non-professional side, Lynn had many interests that were deeply rooted in her love of her adopted home in Weathersfield. She was a Big Sister with Big Brothers and Sisters, active in the local Democratic Party where she served as a regional delegate, and active member of the League of Women’s Voters, and was elected and served multiple terms on the Weathersfield School Board. She was predeceased by her parents.
Survivors include her husband, Peter Skalaban, Sr., of Weathersfield; one daughter, Alexis Skalaban, of Weathersfield; one son, Peter Skalaban, Jr., of Reston, Virg.; two grandsons, Zachary and James Skalaban, of Reston; her stepmother, Joan Korsak, of Spotswood, N.J.; one sister, Susan Kafka, of East Brunswick; five brothers, Andrew Rice, of East Brunswick, Barry Korsak, of Monroe, N.J., Wally Korsak, of Spotswood, N.J., Brian Korsak of Spotswood and Daniel Korsak, of Sacramento, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. At her request a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Town Calendar of Events:
West Weathersfield 2nd Annual Five Alarm 5-K Trail Run/Walk-Saturday Aug. 22

Annual Chicken Barbeque Aug. 22 Noon on the Green in Perkinsville. Complete dinners include half a chicken, dinner roll, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and a drink for $10! Serving from noon until we are out of chicken! Plenty of comfortable seating or take out dinners available. Benefits Perkinsville Community Church 802-558-6100

Inn at Weathersfield  Wednesday, Aug. 26, 10% of the evening's meals will go to Windsor County Partners, a mentoring program serving children in Windsor County. 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 Proctor Library Friends Meeting Wednesday Aug. 26 7 p.m. at the library on Rte 5 in Ascutney.  Agenda includes planning the Book, Pie and Mini Yard Sale which will be held on Saturday, Sept. 26.

Weathersfield Hikes- Perkinsville Lower Valley Saturday, Aug. 29, 9:30 a.m. The hike will start at the Perkinsville Grange and take in the Lower Falls and the original site of Grout Cemetery. Historical commentary will be given en route. There are river views and meadow views. The terrain is partly flat and partly of gentle slope. Distance will be optional, from 1.3 miles to 2.5 to 4.0. Feel free to call Steve, hiking organizer, at 263-5439 with questions.

Free-Tom Ghent Concert Aug. 30, 3-6 p.m. at Stoughton Pond Sponsored by Weathersfield Park and Recreation. Ghent has written for many artists including Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge who performed his song "Whiskey, Whiskey". Admission to this event is free.

Flute and Piano Concert Brownsville Community Church Saturday, Aug. 29 7 p.m. Free Admission This will be the second of a series of four free concerts open to the public and will feature Alison Hale, MM, DMA on flute and Christian Huebner, MM on piano.

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.

Naked Table Locavore Lunch #WoodstockVT #VT #ShackletonThomas #wdstkfarmersmkt #SustainableWoodstock

Sunday August 16, 2015
Middle Bridge
Woodstock VT
Entering into the 20th year of the Naked Table Project and it's 7th year hosting a locavore lunch on Middle Bridge, Charlie Shackleton and crew lined up the handcrafted tables, and one chair as over 100 people sat down to a lunch catered by The Woodstock Farmers' Market. The tables were adorned by ceramics created by Miranda Thomas, the other half of Shackleton Thomas in Bridgewater, and flowers donated from local gardens. Guest Speaker, Dartmouth College Professor of Environmental Engineering Design, Lee Lynd spoke about global (and local) sustainability in between the three course meal. The proceeds from the event will benefit Sustainable Woodstock. Mark your calendars, the next 'Naked Table Project' will be held August 20-21, 2016.

Scot Highlander piper Tim Cummings

A Benefit for Sustainable Woodstock
Middle BridgeWoodstockVT  August 16, 2015
Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Weathersfield News Aug. 12 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News August 12, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Another weekend in the books. I spent Saturday morning at the "Tatse of Woodstock." Elm Street was closed from 10 a.m.-9 p.m.. It was filled with food vendors, local crafters and music. Pentagle Arts hosted a "Chalk It Up!" street art contest and ArtisTree had face painting. The weather was perfect. And everyone had a wonderful time.




On my way to Woodstock, I crossed paths with some of the riders in the Harpoon Point to Point. 
The Harpoon Point to Point presented by National Life Group is a charity cycling event created in 2002 to raise funds and awareness for the Vermont Foodbank’s mission to end the growing problem of hunger in Vermont. The Harpoon Point to Point is supported by the Harpoon Brewery, the Point Radio Network, the Vermont Foodbank and National Life Group!  They raised over $906,205 as of Saturday morning with a goal of One Million dollars. There 25, 50 or 100 mile bike rides, followed by a party at Harpoon Brewery in Windsor.



After "tasting" my fill of all things Woodstock, I went to a most delightful performance of "The Jungle Book" by the BarnArts summer campers in Barnard. The costumes and makeup were amazing. After only rehearsing a couple of weeks their performances were spot on. 


Sunday I went to the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department Chief's Golf Classic. I don't understand golf  at all but I sure had a fun time. The brownie/ice cream sundae bar at the end of the day really hit the spot for me and the other 84 golfers who attended. Richard "Dick" George, the retired deputy chief from Claremont Fire Department won the challenge with the closest putt to the cup. Dick is seen here with the trophy's designer retired AVFD Chief Rod Spaulding.


What a beautiful weekend.

Monday morning came with a crash, literally a crash. A tractor trailer carrying a load of wood chips failed to negotiate "Dead Man's Corner" on Rte 131 near Downer's Four Corner, tipped and skidded to a stop in the ditch. The driver, luckily was unharmed but traffic was disrupted most of the day.


News You Can Use
Select Board August 3 Meeting-Town Manager Jim Mullen said that all of the alleged violations at the Transfer Station have been resolved. The three barrels of unknown liquid were tested and confirmed to be used motor oil. Clean Harbors took away the three barrels and all the rest of the used motor oil at the station (450 gallons total). The state has been notified.

Town Road Project Updates-Tenney Hill Road property has sold at the full asking price of $69,900. Perkinsville Schoolhouse-The exterior drainage system remains under construction, but is successfully directing water away from the building. The plumbing work and the new heating system are out to bid. Bids are due before the next Select Board meeting.

Town Calendar of Events:
Weathersfield Monthly Potluck Luncheon and Speakers Tuesday Aug. 18 Noon at Perkinsville Community Church Vestry on Rt. 106. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages and paper goods will be provided. All are welcome. Come and get acquainted! Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245; lzigman@comcast.net

West Weathersfield 2nd Annual Five Alarm 5-K Trail Run/Walk-Saturday Aug. 22

Annual Chicken Barbeque Aug. 22 Noon on the Green in Perkinsville. Complete dinners include half a chicken, dinner roll, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and a drink for $10! Serving from noon until we are out of chicken! Plenty of comfortable seating or take out dinners available. Benefits Perkinsville Community Church 802-558-6100

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. 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).

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.

Tractor Trailer Rollover on Rte 131


Monday August 10, 2015
Rte 131 Weathersfield VT

A tractor trailer loaded with wood chips failed to negotiate the sharp corner, locally known as "Dead Man's Corner", on Rte 131 just east of Downer's Four Corners. The driver of the St. Onges trailer out of Newport Vt was uninjured. 

Mark Heberts, a DMV Truck Enforcement officer said, after checking for mechanical defects, that the driver probably took the corner too fast and with the load he was carrying just tipped over. Hebert will be inspecting the truck and the driver's log once the wood chips have been removed and the trailer towed. Officers on the scene estimate that Route 131 will be closed or down to one lane most of the day. Drivers are asked to avoid the area and detour using Amsden School Rd.

West Weathersfield Fire Department was on the scene for most of the day.


Tractor Trailer Overturned in Weathersfield
Rte 131
WeathersfieldVT  August 10, 2015
Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

2nd Annual Chief's Golf Classic-A HUGE Success #WeathersfieldVT #VT #crownpointcc

Rod Spaulding (trophy designer) and Richard "Dick" George
Sunday August 9, 2015
Springfield VT

On a beautiful Sunday, the Crown Point Country Club hosted the 2nd Annual Chief's Golf Classic. 21 teams with 84 golfers competed. 
Following the event, the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department Chief hosted the Chief's Challenge were golfers tried to putt using an ax and other fire fighters tools instead of their favorite putters. Richard "Dick" George, the retired deputy chief from Claremont Fire Department won the challenge with the closest putt to the cup. Funds from the event benefit the Fire Department.


More images from the Chief's Classic: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontPlaces/Ascutney-Fire-Events/Chiefs-Classic-2015/

2nd Annual Chief's Classic Golf
Crown Point Country Club
Springfield, VT August 9, 2015
Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
www.photosbynanci.com
More AVFD Events: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontPlaces/Ascutney-Fire-Events

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Weathersfield News Aug 5 #WeathersfieldVT #VT



Weathersfield News August 5, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
photosbynanci@comcast.net


Already August, where has this summer gone. I still haven't finished weeding my perennial beds. I guess I'll tell them what I say to the TV each time a Red Sox game is on-"Wait 'Till Next Year!" I have continued to see some really good live music though. 

Thursday night I saw The Bluegrass Gospel Project in Lebanon at the FREE Front Porch Concert Series on the Green (if you like country-The Shana Stack Band will be performing on Thursday Aug. 6.) 




The Bluegrass Gospel Project

Saturday night I saw/witnessed a most unusual, but extremely talented, band from Providence RI-Arc Iris at Billsville House Concerts in Manchester VT. The music was ethereal and the visual performance was electrifying or as my friend Dougie says "Mind Blowing!" 
Arc Iris

Bernie 2016
Sunday I crossed the Connecticut River and heard Bernie Sanders speak to about 550 folks at the Common Man restaurant. He laid how America would look under a Sanders Presidency and the crowd enthusiastically approved. 


Quiet week this week but the weekend looks crazy again with Shana Stack, maybe Lyle Lovett, the Harpoon Point to Point and the Chief's Golf Classic
More images of The Shana Stack band: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Shana-Stack-Band


News You Can Use



Select Board July 20 Meeting-was a busy one for the Select Board. Town Manager Jim Mullen spoke of the need for a generator for emergency communications at Martin Memorial Hall. There was discussion about the town's ancient roads. John Arrison stated that as of this month, any ancient roads that are not on the Town’s highway map are now discontinued. The cell tower at the Ascutney four corners continues to be a concern. The Select Board will join the Planning Commission in a letter to Public Service Board and the Governor regarding permit violation by New Cingular Wireless/SBA Towers. Year-end expenses and revenues won’t be finalized until the end of August, but the Town Manager is projecting approximately $30,000 less in tax revenue from VELCO. Surpluses in the following departments: General Fund $28,564-$57,570, highway fund $37,044, and solid waste fund $6,895. The next Select Board meeting was on Aug. 3.

Town Calendar of Events:
2nd Annual Chief's Golf Classic Sunday Aug. 9 Noon Crown Point Country Club Valley RD Springfield. $99 per player. Fee includes greens fees, cart, barbeque and dessert buffet. For more information contact Kelly Murphy at (802) 299-9121. The Chief's Trophy is handcrafted by AVFA Retired Fire Chief Rodney Spaulding and will be presented to the winner at the close of each tournament.
Windsor County Democrats Annual BBQ, Monday Aug. 10 5 p.m. Stoughton Pond, Weathersfield. Connect with other Dems, family and friends in Windsor County. Burgers, hotdogs and accoutrements provided. Bring something to share. Please RSVP to Bill (wfk101@comcast.netor 885-6388.)
Weathersfield School News-Act 46 Meeting Monday Aug. 10 6:30 p.m. at the school. Learn about the proposed school consolidation.
Weathersfield Monthly Potluck Luncheon and Speakers Tuesday Aug. 18 Noon at Perkinsville Community Church Vestry on Rt. 106. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages and paper goods will be provided. All are welcome. Come and get acquainted! Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245; lzigman@comcast.net

West Weathersfield 2nd Annual Five Alarm 5-K Trail Run/Walk-Saturday Aug. 22 Event Details and Schedule http://www.active.com/perkinsville-vt-vt/running/trail-run-races/west-weathersfield-2nd-annual-five-alarm-5k-trail-run-walk-2015

Annual Chicken Barbeque Aug. 22 Noon on the Green in Perkinsville . Complete dinners include half a chicken, dinner roll, baked beans, potato salad, dessert and a drink for $10! Serving from noon until we are out of chicken! Plenty of comfortable seating or take out dinners available. Benefits Perkinsville Community Church 802-558-6100


Ongoing:
Weathersfield Hikes- Sunday, August 9th, 5:00 PM: Ferry Road and the Connecticut River. This generally level route heads down shaded Ferry Road and into Skyline Nursery. Soon it follows the river, sometimes with views. The total length is about 2 miles. Carol Orth is the leader. Feel free to call Steve, hiking organizer, at 263-5439 with questions.

Weathersfield Proctor Library-The Summer Reading Program is in full swing. Saturday, Aug 8 6:30 p.m. Summer Reading Party and Super Hero Obstacle Course-Come and Save a Damsel or Damson from mortal peril! So put on your SUPER CAPE and Check Out some books! Let the Summer Reading Adventure Begin! The Trustees have rented a port-o-let until a new ADA accessible bathroom can be built to accommodate the library patrons.

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).

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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