Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Weathersfield News Oct 28 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News October 28, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy


Happy Halloween! I love Halloween, it's the one night a year when its OK to become someone else; to try on a different persona, to imitate someone famous, someone that was critical to the world's history or just be a zombie or vampire. It's fun to step out of our lives and do something bold on the one night when you most likely won't be criticized for your decision. And you can get candy. There are lots of ways to celebrate All Hallows Eve (The evening before All Saints Day) in the Valley. Check out some of the events listings below.

I had another crazy week of attending area events.
Thursday I saw the play "Fly by Night" performed by the Yoh Players at Woodstock Union High School. The music was well done and the set very intriguing.



Friday night I attended another musical. "The Rocky Horror Show" a live performance at the Town Hall Theater in Woodstock by the Pentangle Players. Oh my, the "trannys" were amazing!



Paul Daniel West was perfect as Frank 'n' Furter-you have to see this!!

Saturday night I saw a couple of women singer songwriters: Sonya Kitchell and Myra Flynn in a venue described by Myra as a "wonderful listening room" (The Briggs Opera House.)

Myra Flynn

Sonya Kitchell
Images of Sonya: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Sonya-Kitchell/Briggs-Opera-House/

Images of Myra: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Myra-Flynn/Briggs-Opera-House/

Another great week in the Valley. Next up Halloween!

Select Board News:
At their Oct. 19 meeting The Board voted to raise the punch ticket price to $3.50 per punch effective October 26, 2015. Town Manager Jim Mullen informed the Board that trash disposal revenue has decreased by 13% while the cost of recycling has gone up by 17%. These circumstances are being driven in part by Act 148 (mandatory recycling law) and the economic slowdown in China. The FY16 budget called for an increase in the punch ticket price from $2.50 to $3.25. However, based on projections provided by Town Accountant, Colin Butler, an increase to $3.50 will be needed to keep the solid waste budget from ending the year with a sizeable deficit. (Even at $3.50, the budget will still end up with a deficit of $2,403.)

Weathersfield School News:
Chess Club Returns Starting Dec 7 grades K-4 will meet on Mondays and grades 5-8 will meet on Tuesdays during their lunch and recess periods in the school library to play chess. Let the school Library Media Teacher Mrs. Smith know if your child is interested in learning/playing. Late Bus will run beginning Nov. 2.  The Route schedule will be: 3:45 Bus leaves WS- travel Route 5 to Route 131 Stops only at the following locations: 3:52 Wheeler Camp Road, 3:56 Turnout on Route 131, near Henry Gould Road 4:00 WWVFD turn onto Route 106, 4:10 Former Perkinsville School. If you want the bus driver to only drop your child off when an adult is there, you must write a note to the school so we have it on file. VT DCF does not have an age limit attached to children being dropped off at a bus stop alone. Many children across the state do not have an adult present when they are dropped off at their bus stop. That being said, Student Transportation of America and WS absolutely want to honor all parents who want this safety precaution in place.

Obituary:
Susan Wickenden Hunter died peacefully on Wednesday, Sept. 23 in Amherst, Mass. due to complications of a neurological disease. Susan was born on Jan. 12, 1948, daughter of Richard H. Wickenden of Toledo, Ohio, and Katherine E. Menton of Montclair, N.J. She graduated from Wellelsey College in 1969, in the same class as Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton – a figure Susan would later admire for her political positions and feminist conviction. Susan married Graham C. Hunter II at Tabor Academy’s Wickenden Chapel in June 1969.
After earning a Master’s degree in Library Science from University of Texas in Austin, Susan and Graham returned to New England, where Susan worked as children’s librarian at the Fiske Free Library in Claremont, N.H. In 1984, she was hired as librarian at Riverside Middle School, a position she held until her retirement in 2012. Susan was a devoted mother to her sons Matthew and Patrick, and a loving wife to her husband Graham who predeceased her in 2011. A Memorial Service will be held for Susan on Sunday, Nov. 8 at 3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church in Springfield. All are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Weathersfield Proctor Library, PO Box 519 - 5181 Route 5, Ascutney, VT 05030.

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

Halloween Events:
The Rocky Horror Show” A live musical directed by local actress/director Lanni Luce West, and features a cast and crew who represent some of the Upper Valley’s finest talent. Performances are Oct. 30, 31 at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. For more information and tickets go topentanglearts.org or call 802-457-3891. (I saw this last week and it was pretty fantastic!)

Pumpkins In The Park: On Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Hartland Recreation Center from 5-8 p.m. Free. Bring your own carved pumpkin for the carving contest, storytelling, fun music and hayrides. Don’t worry about a trick or treat bag — you can decorate one here! Head out to trick or treat anytime but make sure you’re back for the famous costume parade at 7 p.m.! Decorations are not scary! This event is geared to all ages!

Graveyard Gala: Hartland Drama Club presents the Graveyard Gala, a community dance and fundraiser, Oct. 31 from 7-10 p.m. at the Hartland Elementary School gym. The event will feature a DJ and dancing, haunted hunt, special dance and costume contests and much more… sweets and other wicked treats will be available by donation. Costumes encouraged. Open to all ages, admission is $5 per person, $20 family maximum. No drop offs. You must come in the company of a parent or other adult who is willing to assume responsibility for you and will be attending the event.

Reading 9th Annual Fright Night: Saturday, Oct. 31, 5 to 9 p.m. Join a night of fun, food and games at Reading’s ninth annual Fright Night. Starting at 5 p.m. Town Hall is pizza in the downstairs dining room. At 6 p.m. is the parade to the library for costume and carved pumpkins judging. At 6:45 p.m. is Fright Night upstairs in the Town Hall. At 8 p.m., rock the night away with DJ Funky, Matt and the Gang. All ages welcome! The town hall will be transformed into a frightful maze with even more new activities and games. This is a free event and we welcome children of all ages. Make sure carved pumpkins get to the steps of the library and don’t forget to put your name on it. Prizes will be handed out at the library. (I've attended this event for the last couple of years. The decorations committee and actors really are top, top at this event!)

Weathersfield Proctor Library Annual Halloween Party Oct. 31, Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Halloween Party with refreshments. Costumes are encouraged. Call Jordan, Our Youth Service Librarian for more info 674-2863. Bring Your Tricks and We'll Provide the Treats!

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

Ongoing:
Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. The organization embraces the principles of restorative justice. As a volunteer, you will hear participant's stories and help create a restorative contract with them. The group meets once a month at the Springfield Police Department, your commitment will require about 3 hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at www.vcdp.org or call Maureen at 802-295-5078 #10.

Food Shelf The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located at 7303 Route 131 - the former "World of Discovery" daycare. Thanks to the generosity of their donors, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will now be open every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. 

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Weathersfield Proctor Library, Hours: Wed 10-8 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m. FREE Programs-FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Volunteers in Action (VIA) is looking for volunteer drivers. VIA is an organization that drives people to doctor's appointments, usually at Mt. Ascutney Hospital or DHMC and occasionally grocery missions. Your mileage is reimbursable.  Please call VIA at (802) 674-5971 ask for Martha or Scottie. 

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


Have anything you want included in this news and events column-email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.

Pentangle Arts The Rocky Horror Show #WoodstockVT #VT #PentangleArts #vermontstandard

Friday October 23, 2015
Woodstock VT

This week Pentangle Arts wraps up its production of The Rocky Horror Show. The live performance encourages audience participation, in fact they theater hands out goodie bags with props and has a screen letting the crowd know when to shout out phrases and to throw things. The show conclude Halloween at midnight with a special performance.

All your favorite characters are here in Woodstock Riff-Raff (Chris Lamontagne), Janet (Lauren Meyers), Brad (Patrick Sharpe) Columbia (Elyse Deneige), magenta (Maggie Ashworth) Rocky (Spencer Bladyka), Eddie (Corey Arnmstrong) Dr. Scott (Mike Backman) and everyone's favorite transvestite Frank 'n' Furter (Paul Daniel West.)


More images from Rocky Horror: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/PentangleArtsCouncilShows/Rocky-Horror/

The Rocky Horror Show
Pentangle Arts Production
Town Hall Theater
Woodstock, VT October 23, 2015
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Yoh Theatre Players Perform "Fly By Night" #YohTheatre #WoodstockVT #VT #vermontstandard



Thursday October 22, 2015
Woodstock, VT

The Yoh Theater Players opened their 2015-2106 season with "Fly By Night" a play set in New York City in 1964 and 1965. A young sandwich maker, Harold McClam (Zac Cannon) meets two sisters from South Dakota Daphne, an actress (Megan Hoffman) and Miriam, a waitress (Kaelee Geno) and falls in love with both. 

The play leads up to Great Northeast Blackout on November 9, 1965 and how the lives of a few people in the city become intertwined with tragedies, near tragedies and joy.


More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Yoh-Theatre/Fly-By-Night/

Fly By Night
Yoh Theater Players
Woodstock Union High School
Woodstock, VT October 22, 2015
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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Weathersfield News Oct 21 #WeathersfieldVT #VT



Weathersfield News October 21, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Last week I stated that the air was crisp, well this week it's down right COLD. The past two mornings it's been 20 degrees on our porch and I see in the news that Killington opened a couple of trails. Who are these people that want to ski in October? I thought October was a time for leaf peeping, Columbus Day, pumpkins, apple picking, raking leaves, Trick or Treating...but skiing, WHAT?
I don't know any children who want to Trick or Treat with their snow suits under their costumes. That's just not right. Sure a chill to the air is great this time of year. Smokey fires, warm cider, cozy sweaters but puffy down jackets, mittens and cold fingers and toes at soccer games just isn't fun.

I know October is a member of the BRRR months (Septem-BRRR, Octo-BRRR, Novem-BRRR, Decem-BRRR) but we were so spoiled with those warm temps earlier this month, I just didn't want them to leave so quickly. Oh well, you can't control the weather. Excuse me while I put another log into the woodstove. 

The foliage was going strong until Tuesday when the wind sent most of the colorful leaves to the ground. Before that happened, I grabbed a few pictures.


More foliage images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontPlaces/Fall-Foliage/


Friday night, Oct. 16, I got to see Clint Black at the Lebanon Opera House. I'm not really into country music but these guys are hugely talented musicians. Great show!

More Clint Black images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/LebanonOperaHouseShows/Clint-Black-/

Saturday, I hiked Mt. Tom in Woodstock covering the Peak to Peak Challenge for the Vermont Standard. The Faulkner Trail was fairly easy and the views were to die for. You should give this hike a try!




Saturday night I went to see "The Weir" in Hartland. Having been to Ireland (https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Ireland-2014) I was curious about this play because it's set in a rural Irish Pub. It was well acted, even the accents were spot on! Three more shows coming up this weekend. Check it out!

More images from The Weirhttps://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/October-2015/The-Weir/

Sunday night I saw Peter Wolf (lead singer for the J. Geils Band) with his band The Midnight Travelers at Tupelo in Londonderry, NH. At the artist's request no photos, audio or video were allowed. But I have tons of images of Peter Wolf, with and without the J. Geils Band: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/PeterWolf ,  http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/JGeilsBand

Coming up: The Yoh Theatre's production of "Fly By Night" and Pentangle's production of "Rocky Horror." Looks like another great weekend of live performances!

Have plans for Halloween?
Let me know before Sunday evening 10/25 and I can post your event here for next Wednesday's Blog.

Weathersfield School News:


PTA Elects New Officers The WS PTA met Oct. 6 and elected Wendy Allen, President,  Vice President: Position remained open, Secretary: Tanya Graves,  Treasurer: Shirray Johnson. PTA meetings are held on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. in the AP Room. Their next meeting is Nov. 3.
Panthers Cross Country Runners-The team raced on Oct. 6 against 50 children from area schools that included: Woodstock, Bellows Falls, Springfield, Hartland, Thetford and Hartford. Stars on the girls team: Alicia Ostrom, Grade 6, who came in ninth place with Madeline Hill, Grade 5 closely finishing behind Alicia. The boys team were led by Zed McNaughton, Grade 5, taking third place. Other runners finishing were: Nick Lenahan, Grade 6, Reese Sheehan, Grade 5, and Sam Bonds, Grade 6. Go Panthers!
Parent Teacher Conference Sign Up Paperwork for all parent-teacher conferences, Nov. 19 and Nov. 20,  will go Nov. 6. Parents are asked to fill out and return the paperwork. Every attempt will be made to have appointment times filled as requested. K-8 teachers will try to coordinate consecutive appointments for families with several children.
Guidance News Compass School will be hosting an Open House on Oct. 22. from 12-4 p.m.. Please call Compass with any questions (802) 463-2525. Hanover High School will be hosting a Sending School Visit Day on Dec. 2. at 6:30 p.m.. This is an informational session for all incoming 8th grade students and their parents who are considering attending Hanover High next year. There will be a student led tour beginning at 6:15p.m.. The student Panel and Information Session will begin at 7:15p.m.. If your student is interested in shadowing at Hanover High School, please see Mrs. Sprague to get a form to fill out and send to their guidance department.

Weathersfield Proctor Library 

At their monthly meeting Oct. 15, the Board of Trustees welcomed the new Library Director, Mark Richardson. Mr. Richardson spent his youth in Bellows Falls and is excited to return to the area. In 2014, through the Veteran Retraining Program, he was able to earn his Associates of Applied Science degree as a Library Technician. This gave him the opportunity to pursue his lifelong passion of working with books. In August, Mr. Richardson completed a Master’s Degree in Library Science from Clarion University. He also holds a Master’s in Divinity and Theology from Bangor Theological Seminary in addition to a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vermont College of Norwich University. Stop by and say "Hello" to Mark. Mark has only been on the job a few days but has been taking suggestions from patrons. He will be implementing new hours on Wednesdays.  The Library will now be open from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (two hours later in the evening.)

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

Town Calendar of Events:

Reading Old Time Ball and Dinner Reading Town Hall Saturday, Oct. 24. Turkey supper with all the fixins; two seatings at 6 and 7:30 p.m.  Dancing to the music of "The Reverbs" will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Supper only $12.00; Dance only $10.00; Combo tickets $20.00.  Tickets are on sale at the Reading Town Office, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefits Reading Fire Auxiliary. 

Weathersfield School Fall Sports Banquets The annual fall sports banquets will be held Oct. 27 for grades K-4 and Oct. 28 for grades 5-8 and the Girls Soccer Team, Grades 4-6 Both banquets are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the A.P. room.

Ongoing:
Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. The organization embraces the principles of restorative justice. As a volunteer, you will hear participant's stories and help create a restorative contract with them. The group meets once a month at the Springfield Police Department, your commitment will require about 3 hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at www.vcdp.org or call Maureen at 802-295-5078 #10.

Food Shelf The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located at 7303 Route 131 - the former "World of Discovery" daycare. Thanks to the generosity of their donors, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will now be open every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. 

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Weathersfield Proctor Library, Hours: Wed 10-8 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m. FREE Programs-FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Volunteers in Action (VIA) is looking for volunteer drivers. VIA is an organization that drives people to doctor's appointments, usually at Mt. Ascutney Hospital or DHMC and occasionally grocery missions. Your mileage is reimbursable.  Please call VIA at (802) 674-5971 ask for Martha or Scottie. 

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

Have anything you want included in this news and events column-email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event

The Weir #HartlandVT #VT #vermontstandard

Saturday October 17, 2015
Hartland VT

The Weir is being presented by Hartland Community Arts for three more shows on Oct. 23, 24 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 25 at 3 p.m.. The play was written by Conor McPherson and takes place in a rural Irish Pub. For those who have traveled to Ireland and enjoyed some time in a local Pub you will be completely transported back to your visit to this wonderful place where "All the World is a Stage."  The Irish have an incredible gift for storytelling (see the Blarney Stone and its history.) And this play gives the viewer a glimpse into some very interesting tales.

Each character presents, to their pub mates and the audience, something that happened to them. Is it just or story of the supernatural or did it really happen-the viewer is asked to be the judge.

The 90 minute play, directed by RJ Crowley and produced by Kim Gibbs, will take you from Damon Hall in Hartland Vt. to a close knit town in Ireland, not unlike Hartland itself, where you are invited into these five people's lives.

The Weir
A Play by Conor McPherson
Hartland Community Arts
HartlandVT  October 17, 2015
Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

4th Annual Peak to Peak #WoodstockVT #VT #vermontstandard

Saturday October 17, 2015
Woodstock, VT

On a beautiful fall Saturday in October, the 4th Annual Peak to Peak hike was hosted by: ArtisTree, Billings Park Commission, Green Mountain Club, Holt Survey Associates, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller NHP, Project Puerto Rico, Sustainable Woodstock, Upper Valley Trails Alliance, Vermont Institute of Natural Science, Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce, Woodstock History Center.


Hikes exploring the parks in and around Woodstock included: Mt Peg Landscape History Walk with local historian Bob Holt; Mt Tom Hike with a National Park or Green Mt. Club naturalist to hike the historic Faulkner Trail to South Peak; Peak to Peak Challenge
hiking to the summits of both Mt. Tom and Mt. Peg;  Yoga Hike with yoga warm-up at the Mt. Peg trailhead, participants will use yoga techniques during the hike in order to deepen their mindful experience of the natural world; Forested Ecology Hike with Vermont Institute of Natural Science Executive Director, Charlie Rattigan exploring the ecology of Mt. Peg and Fall Photography hike up Mt. Tom with ArtisTree.


4th Annual Peak to Peak
On the Green, Mt. TomMt. Peg
WoodstockVT  October 17, 2015
Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Weathersfield News Oct 14 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News October 12, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

The air is crisp, the trees are exploding with color, I'm planting garlic, it must be Fall in Vermont. I've harvested my winter squash. I'm getting ready to wash and dry it before bringing it downstairs to store for the winter (I feel like a chipmunk!) The last of the tomatoes are being picked and the vines are heading to the compost pile. We still have a ton of peppers so every time the weather prognosticators hint at frost, we're covering them up. Sure we can freeze them but they taste so much better fresh. One question for you folks-are you going to celebrate next Wednesday, October 21? Celebrate what you ask-well, "Back to the Future" Day of course. In 1985 we were introduced to one very cool car-a time machine in the shape of a DeLorean. "Great Scott!" what a movie trilogy.  Search the internet for more information-what did the movie predict 30 years ago that came true and what didn't. And be sure to check out the fashions-are we traveling back to the past?
Oh the Colors!




What a week I had last week. 
I traveled to Barre to cover Matt Dunne announcing his run for Vermont Governor.

Then I traveled around the Northeast for a week filled with music, I believe they call it Americana now. 
Three nights with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt in Troy NY, Worcester MA and Burlington VT.





And finally an evening in the Berkshires-Great Barrington MA with Lucinda Williams

I also covered the Grand Opening of Northern Stage's new space in White River Junction-WOW! They have created a very special place in the old Miller Auto space. You should really check it out.


And now the news...
Select Board News:
Town Manager Search Committee-Mike Todd, chair of the Committee reported that there are 45 applications for the position. The committee will conduct preliminary interviews and then forward 3-6 candidates to the Select Board.  Land Use Administrator Appointment-Mr. Todd, also chair of the Planning Commission, said that the Commission recommended by unanimous vote the appointment of David (Scott) Osgood as the next zoning administrator. Mr. Osgood is a professional civil engineer with strong planning experience and good public interaction skills. He is working part time in Enfield, NH and resides in Henniker, NH. The Select Board approved Osgood for a three year term. Fire Department Update-The Fire Commission recommends that the Town hire a consultant trained in fire services to conduct the study and analysis of the Weathersfield fire services. Mrs. Lynn Esty reported that the fire departments are frustrated with being asked to provide reports to the Select Board, and then having the Board fail to read them or acknowledge receipt of them. The Board decided to  hire a consultant to study Weathersfield's Fire Services. Town Manager Mullen suggested contacting the State Fire Services Chief for recommendations of a suitable consultant. Mullen also reported that the VLCT had supplied Mr. Mullen with the names of towns that had recently conducted this type of study.

Weathersfield School News:


Electronic Devises Allowed On Buses with Conditions-Electronic devices may be used by students who ride the bus if they wear ear plugs to play music and shut the volume off for handheld games. The school and the bus company have decided that this is a fair change in rules. Students may not take pictures, take video, or post anything to Social Media while riding on the bus. If you have questions, please call Principal Oakman at 674- 5400. Special thanks to Student Transportation of America for working with the school in making this change in the name of children.

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

Town Calendar of Events:
Organ/Trumpet Concert and Picnic in the Park, Brownsville Sunday, Oct. 18 4 p.m. Brownsville Community Church will sponsor the third of a series of four free concerts open to the public. Picnic attendees are asked to bring their own beverage and a salad or dessert to share.  The Brownsville Community Church will be grilling hot dogs and burgers.  In the event of rain, the picnic will be in the Church dining room. The concert will feature treasured works from Bach, Reger, Handel, Telemann and more performed by Christian Huebner on the organ and Skip Downing on trumpet. 

Weathersfield Monthly Program and Potluck Luncheon Perkinsville Tuesday, Oct. 20 noon at Perkinsville Community Church Vestry on Route 106 in Weathersfield. Newcomers are always welcome. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245; lzigman@comcast.net

Reading Old Time Ball and Dinner Reading Town Hall Saturday, Oct. 24. Turkey supper with all the fixins; two seatings at 6 and 7:30 p.m.  Dancing to the music of "The Reverbs" will be from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.  Supper only $12.00; Dance only $10.00; Combo tickets $20.00.  Tickets are on sale at the Reading Town Office, Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Benefits Reading Fire Auxiliary. 

Weathersfield School Fall Sports Banquets The annual fall sports banquets will be held Oct. 27 for grades K-4 and Oct. 28 for grades 5-8 and the Girls Soccer Team, Grades 4-6 Both banquets are from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the A.P. room.

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.