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Weathersfield News August 24, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
Holy cow, school starts Thursday Sept. 1. That's next week. Where did this summer go? With school starting, remember to watch for kids crossing the streets and walking on the edges of the roadways. Also leave yourself time in the morning and afternoon as the school buses will be making their frequent stops all around town. In addition, next weekend is an event that the Library has been planning for months-Romaine Tenney: A Celebration of a Farmer's Life. The event details are listed below and it's shaping up to be a very cool, well attended FREE event in town-come check it out Saturday Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. at the Weathersfield Proctor Library.

West Weathersfield Fire Department Saluted One of Their Own.

West Weathersfield Fire Department News: Area fire departments came together Thursday, August 18 to salute Levi Parker, 21 of Springfield VT. Parker is a volunteer fire fighter with West Weathersfield Fire Department who has recently been diagnosed with acute anemia. The fire fighters in the West Weathersfield station put the call out to area fire companies to line Route 106 with fire trucks and rescue vehicles as Levi and his family made their way towards the interstate to head to Boston for a bone marrow transplant. About 20 fire trucks from fire stations as far away as WestminsterVT and CharlestownNH line the road as Levi followed behind a police cruiser escort. The family will need to be in Boston for about a month while Levi undergoes treatment. West Weathersfield Fire has sold about 600 fundraising bracelets and will host a spaghetti dinner on Oct. 1 at the station in Perkinsville to raise money for the family's travel and medical costs. Contact NaToshya Spaulding at (603) 322-3287 for more information or to purchase a bracelet for $5. 

Anderson East closed out the Front Porch Concert Series in Lebanon NH on Thursday.

Spent a lovely day Friday on Lake Sunapee with some friends who have a place there.
Weathersfield Parks and Recreation Guided Hikes continued on Saturday, Aug 20 with a trek up Little Ascutney. The 2.5 hour roundtrip adventure took hikers to the ledges, very near to the summit of Little Ascutney (1709 feet) on the Wildlife Area Management  land. The next hike is to the 1947 B-29 Bomber Crash Site and Tucker Trail Lookout in Perkinsville Sept. 17. Space is limited for this hike and no dogs allowed. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions , 263-5439

Saturday night we headed to New Hampshire for a concert by one of our favorite performers...
Davy Knowles at Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry NH

Sunday night we were lucky to be among the 25 lucky people to see Lula Wiles at Henry Farm Inn, Chester VT. The was one very cool house concert.

Weathersfield Select Board News: The Board met Aug. 15. A letter with multiple signatures was presented for a dedicated left hand turn at Cemetery Road and Route 131. The Board approved replacing the Town Hall's Palladian window. There was discussion about how to build up and spend various reserve accounts. Town Manager, Ed Morris informed the Board that the Fire Commission seats are filled and the Commission will be begin review of the John Wood Report.  Paving of Amsden School Road was approved and Springfield Paving will begin work Oct. 1 at a cost of $61.59 per ton. More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris P.O. Box 550, Ascutney, Vermont 05030 or

Weathersfield Proctor Library News: Weathersfield Proctor Library Board of Trustees and the Friends of  Weathersfield Proctor Library are hosting an event to celebrate the life a Romaine Tenney, a Weathersfield Farmer, Saturday Sept. 3 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the library. Romaine grew up on a farm that was located where the overpass of Interstate 91 crosses Route 131. Romaine's story was written up in the March/April 2013 edition of Yankee Magazine. "Romaine Tenney Loved His Farm to Death" by Howard Mansfield. Their event will feature: The Sky Blue Boys (Banjo Dan) performing their song about Romaine Tenney and other music from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Speakers include: Howard Coffin, Neil Shepard, Chip Cobb, Mike Kamel and Antoinette Jacobson. Folks will be sharing their memories about the farm, the famous farmhouse and Weathersfield's native son. Refreshment will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Get Out And About:
The News Behind The News: How Did the 2016 Election Get This Crazy?" A talk by Jane Mayer and Bill Hamilton in Weathersfield, Saturday, Aug. 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Weathersfield Meetinghouse on the Weathersfield Center Rd. This is a potluck supper fundraiser for the Friends of the Meetinghouse Steeple Belfry repair. A donation of $15 is suggested. Bring a dish to share.

Tom Ghent in Concert in Perkinsville Sunday, Aug. 28, 5-7 p.m. Stoughton Pond Recreation Area. More information available on Facebook:

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:

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.


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.., Aug. 26-TBA, 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. Aug. 25-The Whiskey Geese, Aug 25-The Youngest Sun, Aug. 27-Cornerstone, Aug. 30 Jonny'O, 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, AscutneyVT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

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