I hope you all had time to notice we past the summer solstice on Tuesday, and not to burst your bubbles but the days will now be getting shorter. This year we got an additional celestial treat with the Full Moon (the Strawberry Moon) on Monday-so I guess it's time to start picking Strawberries! Wellwood Orchards is hosting an event Saturday so you can pick buckets of strawberries and have a whole day of fun too (see below.)
This was a crazy week for me. Summer stuff has kicked into high gear. Great weather is so short up here in the Great White North that we cram so much into our spring/summer months.
Vermont Democratic Party hosted the 17th Annual David W. Curtis Awards Dinner in Burlington Friday night. All the usual top dems. were on hand. Notably absent was Bernie Sanders.
|US Senator Patrick Leahy|
|Nina Turner former Ohio State Senator spoke for Bernie Sanders|
|R.T. Rybak DNC Vice Chair|
June 17-19 if it's Father's Day weekend that can mean only one thing Balloons in Quechee.37th Annual Quechee Balloon Festival-June 18 Well done Hartford Chamber of Commerce!
More images from this year's balloon festival: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/QuecheeBalloonFestival/June-18-2016
The almost full Strawberry Moon Saturday night June 18.
June 18-Let the Hiking Begin...
Weathersfield Hikes-The Ancient Hemlocks-June 18
The hike was led by Steve Aikenhead and attended by about 7 people.
The hike was led by Steve Aikenhead and attended by about 7 people.
June 19 We headed to Meadowbrook, I mean Bank of NH Pavilion to see Jason Isbell and Frank Turner. OMG put Frank Turner on your music radar if you are into high energy rock and roll. The bloke kills!!
A few more from the show: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Meadowbrook-1/Jason-Isbell/
June 21-We drove to see the legendary Jackson Browne at Tanglewood in Lenox MA. He was amazing! Highly recommend seeing him and the band. Actually he's great with or without a band!
Right...on to the News!
Weathersfield Select Board News: Want to help govern our Town? Notice of Select board Vacancy Pursuant to Title 24 VSA 961 (a): Notice is hereby given of a vacancy on the Weathersfield Select board effective June 7, 2016. The Weathersfield Select board will appoint an eligible person to fill the vacancy until the next annual meeting. Interested eligible voters of the Town of
who wish to be considered for appointment by the Select board may submit a
letter of interest by noon on July 5, 2016 to Ed Morris P.O. Box 550, Ascutney,
Adams, 92, a longtime resident of Perkinsville,
passed away Saturday morning, June 11, 2016, at Mt.
and Health Center
in Windsor. She
was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Randolph, Vermont, the daughter of Leslie and Florence (Newell) Gilman. She received her
schooling in Randolph and graduated from in 1942. Following high
school, she traveled to Randolph High School Chicago
where she was employed as a telephone operator during World War II. She was
working on the switchboard the day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in
1945. She returned to Vermont and married
Elton Davis in Randolph
in 1946. They were later divorced. For many years, Alice
served as the office treasurer for the Windsor County Farm Bureau and was
involved with the Windsor County Farm Bureau Field Day held in Springfield. She married Eugene Adams in 1978. She was a Vermont farm girl at heart and enjoyed
gardening, playing cards and bingo. She especially enjoyed spending time with
her family. She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Marjorie
Wilk and Evelyn Dimick; and by one brother, Arthur “Gil” Gilman.
Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Eugene
Adams of Perkinsville;
three daughters, Barbara Slaton and her husband, Robert, of Springfield,
Beverly Lauren and her husband, Charlie, of Chester, and Bette Matulonis and
her husband, Jeff, of Springfield; two stepchildren, Richard Adams of Weathersfield and Josephine
Streeter-Fletcher of Springfield; one sister, Helen Moore of Springfield; four
grandchildren, Tammy Millard of Perkinsville, Jeremy Lauren of Penacook, New
Hampshire, Jessica Maher of Charlestown, Massachusetts and Jacob Matulonis of
Springfield; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of VT
and NH, 66 Benning St., Suite 6,
West Lebanon, NH
03766; or to the
charity of one’s choice.
Wellwood Orchards-1st Strawberry Festival 2016 in Weathersfield, Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Food Vendors, PYO Strawberries, Craft/Wares Vendors, County Store, tractor pulled wagon rides, petting zoo and Live Music all day! This is not just a craft fair, it's an adventure as always at Wellwood. No admission fee-this event is FREE. Please see their "NO DOG POLICY" effective Jan. 1, 2016 on their Facebook page and website at wellwoodorchards.com If you want to join the fun as a volunteer, entertainer or vendor, please send an email to email@example.com Rain Date-June 26
All You Can Eat Baked Bean Dinner in Perkinsville, Saturday, June 25, 5-7 p.m. The West Weathersfield Fire Department is hosting a Baked Bean Dinner at their Station located at Rtes 131 and 106. All you can eat. $10 adults, $5 children, under 5 are free. all proceeds benefit the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department.
Honor Our Veterans-Horses as Caring Companions in Weathersfield, Sunday June 26 1-4 p.m. Open Horse barn at 295 Cascade Falls Rd-3 miles west on Rte 131 off I91 Exit 8. For more info call 802-738-6219. Veterans and their families are invited.
3rd Annual Five Alarm 5K in Perkinsville, Saturday July 30. This 5 K Trail Run or Walk benefits the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department. Race is at the Power Dam at the end of
Maple Street in Perkinsville.
Registration opens at 8 a.m., Kid Race at 9 a.m., 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. First,
Second and Third places awarded to each age group. Register Online at http://www.active.com/perkinsville-vt/running/distance-running-races/3rd-annual-five-alarm-5k-2016?int= or
paper registration available at The West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Dept. Or
Contact Toshya at firstname.lastname@example.org,
(603)322-3287. A chicken BBQ will be to follow at WWFD station.
Fridays Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Friday nights at 5:30 p.m. June 24-Johnny O, July 1-Peter Neri, July 8-Erik Boedtker, July 15-Johnny O, July 22-closed for a wedding, July 29-
Aug. 5-Ali T
Windsor Station Live Music in
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. June 23-The Whiskey Geese 7-10 p.m., June
25-TOAST 9:30 p.m., July 5-Copilot 6-9 p.m., July 9-Coquette 10 p.m..
Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in
Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 802-885-3997
for an appointment. Clinic dates: Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Dec. 13.
Weathersfield residents are reimbursed for cost of surgery up to $50, limit
three (3) cats. Please bring SNAP form (available at the Town Office.)
Weathersfield Food Shelf is now open in the 1879 School in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. during the winter season. In the event of inclement weather contact Weathersfield Town Office, 674-2626, for information.
Yoga Tuesday nights,
in Ascutney practice Sivananda & Flow Yoga with Charlotte McIntyre
from 5:30-6:30 p.m.. For info visit www.yogisites.com/yogawithcharlotte
or email email@example.com
Weathersfield Town Hall Claremont, NH The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located
at 140 North Street,
across from . To find out more
about Ahimsa, please visit www.ahimsanh.com Barnes
Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. 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 802.281.5213.
Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5,
Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more
information. Ascutney, VT.
Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/
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