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Weathersfield News June 29, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

The first week of summer was hot and busy. July starts Friday and this weekend is packed with parades and fireworks to help you celebrate the Fourth of July. I've created a list of things you might want to do around our area this weekend-see below. I can smell the Reading Chicken BBQ already!

Front Porch Concerts, Lebanon Recreation and Parks Thursday nights at Colburn Park Lebanon NH. FREE music every Thursday until August 18, right after the Farmer's Market on the green
Basia Bulat opened the series last week.

Friday Night Jason Mraz sold out the Lebanon Opera House. What a great show, so glad I got to see it.

Sunday, I attended a  guided Eshqua Bog Walk with Dean and Susan Greenberg for Vermont Coverts

Also on Sunday I visited, Horses Connecting with Veterans at Kate Adams's Farm in Weathersfield. Great program, right in our backyards.

Finishing off my rounds on Sunday, House Rep. Donna Sweaney retired after 20 years serving the folks in Windsor and they held a party in her honor.

Weathersfield Select Board News: At the June 20 meeting the Board voted to approve a permit for a Municipal Fireworks display for July 3 at 9:15 p.m. at 167 Thrasher RD with conditions. The Board approved Hal Wilkins for the position of Land Use Planner at the recommendation of the Planning Commission. The Board approved spending $50,000 to repair Amsden Schoolhouse RD. And the Board appointed Bruce Van Houten to the Fire Commission. More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris P.O. Box 550, Ascutney, Vermont 05030 or

Fun Things To Do For the 4th of July
Area Fireworks-Crown Point Country Club in Weathersfield, Saturday July 2 dusk. Located on the Center RD Weathersfield/Valley ST. Springfield.; Thrasher RD in Ascutney Sunday, July 3, 9:15 p.m. on Thrasher Rd, (see Select Board news above.); Ascutney Mountain in Brownsville Sunday, July 3, 6:30 p.m.; Monandnock Park  in Claremont Monday, July 4, 9:30 p.m.  at Board and Pleasant Streets.

Ascutney's Second Annual Independence Day Parade in Ascutney, Saturday July 2, 3 p.m. The parade begins at the Mormon Church on Route 5 to First Street in Country Estates Mobile Home Park, down Hilltop Blvd, Stardust Circle and out to Thrasher RD. All are welcome.

Reading Old Home Days in Reading, Sunday July 3, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Parade 11 a.m., Chicken BBQ noon, 1 p.m. Ox Pull, Ducky Derby at 2 p.m. Ducky Tickets on sale now at Reading Town Hall, Reading Greenhouse and Watroba's General Store and at the Ducky Booth at the Parade.

4th of July in Brownsville, Monday, July 4 9:30a.m.- 2 p.m.: pancake breakfast, kid activities, arts/crafts vendors, food [burgers/dogs/pizza/ice cream/cotton candy], and a basket bonanza, all from 930-2 in the center of town. 1 p.m. parade, "Back to Nature in Brownsville" Call Cathy @ 802/484-1223 if you have questions/thoughts.

Hartland Old Home Day in Hartland Monday, July 4 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Parade at 11 a.m. on Rte. 12 Food Booths; Antique Tractor Pull; Displays; Kids Games; Hartland Comm. Band Concert; Dancers Corner performance; Raffles; Musical Trivia; “The Moonlighters” Big Band at 7 p.m. in the Gazebo; Fireworks at Dusk. Rain/shine; FREE! Info: 802-326-2790 or: 802-436-2069

4th of July Celebration in Claremont NH 6-10 p.m. Monadnock Park at Board and Pleasant Streets. Free Band-Smoke and Mirrors, Fireworks and vendors.

Get Out And About:
Weathersfield Monthly Potluck in Perkinsville, Tuesday, July 19, noon Community Church Vestry on Route 106. A quick trivia game will be available for those who want to take the challenge. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman

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  or paper registration available at The West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Dept. Or Contact Toshya at, (603)322-3287. A chicken BBQ will be to follow at WWFD station.

Weathersfield Parks and Recreations-Guided Hikes. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions , 263-5439. Sunday, July 17, 11:30 a.m.-The Cabin. Total distance to the cabin will feel like 2 miles, plus a short walk on the Center Road. If anyone is interested, the return from the cabin could go past Murderer’s Well, which was large enough for two bodies, but was used for only one. Add a mile. Let Steve know if you want to include the cellar hole route. Sunday, Aug. 14, 1:00 p.m.-Springweather, Stoughton Pond distance about 5 miles, Springweather including pond and brook: 7 ½ miles. Saturday, Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m.-Little Ascutney- The hike probably will take over two hours. Saturday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.-The Crash Site and Tucker Trail Lookout. This event is limited to 15 people. Dogs are not permitted. Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.-Perkinsville Lower Valley. Distance will be optional, from 1.3 miles to 2.5 to 4.0. Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.-Cooks Pond Loop, easy to moderate, with one longish incline. Distance: almost 3 miles. Saturday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.-Ferry Road and the Connecticut River. The total length is about 2 miles. Carol Orth is the leader.

Fridays Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Friday nights at 5:30 p.m. July 1-Peter Neri, July 8-Erik Boedtker, July 15-Johnny O, July 22-closed for a wedding, July 29-Dave Clark, Aug. 5-Ali T

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. 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, Weathersfield Town Hall in Ascutney practice Sivananda & Flow Yoga with Charlotte McIntyre from 5:30-6:30 p.m.. For info visit  or  email Claremont, NH The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located at 140 North Street, across from Barnes Park. To find out more about Ahimsa, please visit

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 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, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

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