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Weathersfield News August 31, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

I don't know about you but my garden is insane with fruit this year. So much so that we had to buy a second freezer for all the tomatoes and sauce I'm storing. I take the lazy way of putting up tomatoes but just washing, drying, popping them into a ziplock freezer bag and sucking the air out with a straw. My romas get cut up and boiled down with peppers, zucchini, summer squash and basil. No food mill for me, we eat the sauce with tomato skins and seeds included (who couldn't use more fiber in their diet, right?) I don't "can" so I store this sauce in re-purposed plastic containers. This process works for us-you might give it a try too. Ok, back to the kitchen to process more tomatoes!

Another great weekend of concerts.

Friday night, we traveled to the Academy of Music in Northampton, MA to see Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6. I only had my point and shoot so the images aren't the best but you'll get the idea of how cool the show was.

We hit the road again Saturday night. This time to Portsmouth NH. Prescott Park Arts Festival was hosting Lucinda Williams and her band Buick 6. We had a reserved blanket up front an I brought my pro-camera. But First we had dinner at Portsmouth Brewery.

Sunday we got last minute tickets to see Brian Wilson on tour for the 50th Anniversary of Pet Sounds at Bank of NH Pavilion/Meadowbrook in Gilford, NH.
Posted some point and shoot camera images:

Weathersfield School News: School starts today Thursday, Sept. 1. Welcome back.  There will be no school on Monday Sept. 5 for Labor Day but the teachers and students will be back at it on Tuesday, Sept. 6. The School Board will meet Monday, Sept. 12. On Sept. 17 the soccer teams will be competing at the Bellows Falls tournament. During the month of September the school will be conducting two evacuation and lockdown drills in compliance with the Vermont Fire and Building Safety Codes. The Annual Walk to School Day will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 5-meet at the former Casa del Sol on Rte 5. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Get Out And About:

Romaine Tenney: A Celebration of a Farmer's Life in Ascutney, Saturday, Sept. 3, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Weathersfield Proctor Library. This event is FREE and open to the public. Details above. More information call 802-674-2863 or visit the library's website:

9th Annual Wellwood Orchards Customer Appreciation Day in Weathersfield, Saturday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Magic show, games, food and more. More information on their Facebook page:

Household Hazardous Waste Collections Saturday, Sept.10 in Springfield at the Springfield Transfer Station 9a.m.–1 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 in Weathersfield at the Weathersfield Transfer Station 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Call 674-9235 for more information or Only residents and small businesses from Andover, Athens, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor may participate.

1st Annual Weathersfield Fall Festival in Weathersfield, Saturday, Sept. 24. Events all day including: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. mapped out yard sales around town; Farmer's Market at Hosington Field;  Craft Fair and Food at West Weathersfield Fire Department; Book and Bake Sale at Proctor Library; Bow Baptist Church Building tours; Dan Foster House tours; Chicken BBQ by Veterans Committee at Martin Memorial Hall; Community dinner, music, at the school. Contact Amy Beth Main , BJ Esty , or Ed Morris at (802) 674-2626 for more info.

3rd Annual Chiefs Classic Golf Tournament in Springfield, Sunday ,Sept. 25, 1 p.m. at Crown Point Country Club, 910 Brook RD. Early registration until August 13 $89 per player after that date $99 pp. Fee includes golf cart, food, soft drinks. Two beer carts will be driving around. Prizes awarded. Benefits Ascutney Volunteer Firefighters.

Benefit Dinner for Levi Parker in Perkinsville, Saturday Oct.1 5-7 p.m.
at the West Weathersfield Vol. Fire Dept. 7259 Route 131. Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, and Beverage. The dinner benefits Levi Parker and his family. Levi, a fellow WWVFD firefighter, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia an needs a bone marrow transplant. 50/50 raffle with many door prizes from local businesses.


Weathersfield Parks and Recreations-Guided Hikes. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions , 263-5439 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 7-9p.m.., Sept. 2-Chris Kleeman, Sept. 9-Johnny O, Sept. 16-Erik Bedtker, Sept. 23-Ali T, Sept 30-Draa Hoobs, Oct 7-Dave Clark, Oct. 14-Chris Kleeman, Oct. 21-Ali T, Oct. 28-Steve Ellis.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  First Friday Karaoke 5-10 p.m. Sept. 1 Brian Warren and Mike Carol, Sept. 2 Karaoke, Sept. 3-TBA, Sept.6 Bill Temple, Sept. 8-TBA, Sept. 9 TBA, Sept. 10_Jester Jigs, Sept. 13-TBA, Sept. 15-TBA, Sept. 16 Soul Fix, Sept. 17-Derek and the Demons.

Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: 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  in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m.. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

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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