Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Weathersfield News January 27 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News January 27, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

In just about one month, Weathersfield voters will meet at the Weathersfield School in Ascutney on Saturday, Feb. 27 for Town Meeting. Town voters used to meet Monday night before voting by Australian Ballot on the following Tuesday morning (the first Tuesday in March.) Voters will now gather Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for the School District Meeting, break for lunch, then reconvene for the Town Meeting at noon. On Tuesday, Mar. 1 10 a.m., the polls will open at Martin Memorial Hall, voting by ballot will close at 7 p.m. the evening. Weathersfield's newly hired Town Manager, Ed Morris, 41, of Twin Falls, Idaho will be at that Saturday meeting and begin his job on Tuesday Mar. 1. So mark your calendars and come take part in this uniquely Vermont form of Democracy.

For fun Ascutney Sunrise and Sunset


A weekend filled with music!
Della Mae at Billsville, Manchester Vt.



Images from the show: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Della-Mae/Billsville/

My Della Mae video playlist on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKa6O-DUsAoB4_zACiYD72cm4K-2JXQ4F

My Billsville House Concert video playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKa6O-DUsAoCVHPI27BQl3Pj0VF-m0GvU

8th Annual Emerging Artist Showcase at Damon Hall, Hartland Vt.


Review: http://photosbynanci.blogspot.com/2016/01/emerging-artists-rock-damon-hall.html

More images from the evening: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/January-2016/Emerging-Artists-Showcase/

More images from past Emerging Artist Showcases: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Emerging-Artists 


Obituary
Mildred H. “Millie” Jarvis, 83, a long time resident of Ascutney, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 19 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She died peacefully with her daughters at her side. Millie was born January 10, 1933 in St. Johnsbury, and was the daughter of Della May Higgins. She received her schooling in Weathersfield and graduated from Springfield High School in 1950. She married Richard N. Jarvis on Dec. 28 and they were married 55 years until Dick passed away unexpectedly in 2012. Millie and Dick built their home in Ascutney, and moved there in 1963. She was employed at Joy Manufacturing Company in Claremont, at Cone Blanchard Machine Tool Company in Windsor, and she worked at the Ascutney Post Office until retirement in 2012. Millie enjoyed tending to her magnificent flower gardens, listening to country music, barn dances and helping others. Committal services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date in the Ascutneyville Cemetery in Ascutney. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either of the following organizations. (Please note in memory of Millie Jarvis on any donation.) BAYADA Hospice, PO Box 1590, Norwich, VT 05055, or Mt. Ascutney Hospital/Oncology, 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089.

Get Out And About:
Roast Beef Suppers Saturdays Jan, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20 and 27 5-7 p.m., Congregational (Brick) Church, 10 Station Road, Hartland. Includes homemade rolls and side dishes $7 or $15. 802-436-2792.

Weathersfield School Concerts Winter Concert, K-4 Feb. 3, 6-7 p.m. in the Gym Winter Concert, 5-8 Feb. 9 6-7:30 p.m. in the Gym.

Inaugural Winter Fest & Rope Tow Dedication-Ascutney Mountain Saturday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ski Tow Road Brownsville, VT. A day of festivities to celebrate a new chapter of recreation and conservation at Mt Ascutney.  Come and enjoy some fun outdoor activities, music, a community lunch and a special dedication of the newly installed Rope Tow and conservation celebration co-hosted by the Trust for Public Land.
Events: 9-11 a.m. 'Fatscutney' Fat Bike Race, 9-2 p.m. Tiki Torch Snow Shoe, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Rope Tow Dedication & Conservation Celebration Ceremony, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch, 1-2 p.m. Ski/Ride Race, 1 p.m.-close 'Smores by the fire. More information: http://www.mountascutneyoutdoors.org/

Breakfast 4 Dinner Saturday Feb. 6 5-7 p.m. hosted by Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association at Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney. Eggs, homemade pancakes(regular or blueberry), home fries, bacon, sausage, fruit salad, pastries, and assorted beverages. Adults $10, Children (6-10) $5, and under 6 is free. To-Go meals will be available.

The Tiki Torch Trek Saturday Feb. 13 5-8 p.m. Hosted by Hartland Winter Trails. Park at the Recreation Center and follow the signs on Rte 12 Hartland 3 Corners. 1.5 km trial lighted by torches and lanterns. Ski, snowshoe, or walk. Kids 12 and under are free, over 12 years $9, family $25. All proceeds benefit the Hartland Winter Trails.

The Weathersfield's Got Talent Show Thursday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m. Host by The Weathersfield School.
       
Annual Town Meeting Saturday, Feb. 27. 10 a.m. School District Meeting, noon-Town Meeting at the Weathersfield School in Ascutney. If your organization is interested hosting a luncheon, bake sale, coffee table, etc. contact Lynn Esty at lynnesty@comcast.net or 802-738-7413. This meeting will adjourn and voting by Australian Ballot will open Tuesday, Mar. 1 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney.

Ongoing:
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 www.yogisites.com/yogawithcharlotte  or  email yogawithcharlotte7@gmail.com Claremont, NH The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located at 140 North Street, across from Barnes Park. To find out more about Ahimsa, please visit www.ahimsanh.com

Third Annual Wildlife Photo Contest-Sponsored by the Weathersfield Conservation Commission. Submission deadline Feb. 15, 2016. Requirements: limited to native wildlife (animals, birds, or insects); Limited to amateur photographers; must be photographed locally (within 50 mile radius); one submission per person, must be on an 8 x 10 glossy. There will be three places. Judging will be done by 3 interested persons. Submitted photos can be dropped off at the Weathersfield Town Office in an envelope plainly marked Conservation Commission photo contest. There is a drop box at the Town office for after hours. The following information needs to be included with the photo: Name, address, phone number, E-mail address, and where photo was taken. Submission is implied consent Town can duplicate the photo in their annual report. Winning photos will be mounted and framed, then displayed for one year at either town office, library, or school, then returned to owner.

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.

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. Story Hour with Jordan: Wednesdays at 2 p.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.

Emerging Artists Rock Damon Hall #HartlandVT #VT #vtlivemusic #vermontstandard

Iva Wich and Event Organizer and MC Jaxon Morgan
January 23, 2016
Hartland VT

Saturday night Damon Hall was rocking to the music of Jenna Rice, Iva Wich and the Woodstock Union High School Jazz/Funk Band Nonet. The 8th Annual Emerging Artist Showcase was hosted by Hartland Community Connections with support from Hartland Community Arts and the Town of Hartland. Following the two hour performance, a community supper was held in the basement with soup donated by The Windsor Station Restaurant and a variety of breads donated by King Arthur Flour. Nina Salvatore, Woodstock Union High School (WUHS) Art teacher, created a gallery of WUHS student works. Each performer took home a $50 gift certificate to Blue Mountain Guitar in West Lebanon, NH (HCA contributed $25, HCC, $10, Blue Mt. Guitar, $15.)


Jenna Rice

Jenna Rice performed five original songs. Jenna is on a gap year between college and high school. She'll be attending Sterling College in Craftsbury, VT to study sustainable agriculture.

She is also building a 18' x 8' (a tiny house) on a trailer that she hopes to bring to college.



Iva Wich

Iva Wich started playing guitar in fifth grade but has been singing her entire live. She's inspired by her mom and dad who are both musically inclined. Iva has studied voice with her mom, Laura Corcoran, a local blues singer and her dad, who owns Craig Wich Studio of Performing Arts in Florida. Her album will be out in April of all original music. And she'll be performing in Pentangle Players performance of CATS as Demeter, the main character in late April.




The evening closed with some swinging cool tunes performed by the Woodstock Union High School Jazz Funk Band Nonet.

WUHS Jazz Funk Nonet
These dedicated musicians get to school early, before class, and practice. It has paid off because they had the hall rocking.



More images from the evening: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/January-2016/Emerging-Artists-Showcase/


A former Emerging Artist Showcase group-Carter Glass, now performing under the name Coquette recently played Higher Ground in South Burlington VT. You can also follow them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coquette/ .

More images from past Emerging Artist Showcases: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Emerging-Artists 

Who knows where these talented young musicians will go.

Follow HCC on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hartland-Community-Connections-49069216714/

8th Annual Emerging Artist Showcase
Hosted by Hartland Community Connections
Damon Hall
Hartland, VT January 23, 2016
Copyright ©2016 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
www.photosbynanci.com
For The Vermont Standard: http://www.thevermontstandard.com/
Image Galleries http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/Galleries

Monday, January 25, 2016

Della Mae Rocked Billsville #heyheydellamae #billsvillehouse

January 22, 2016
Manchester, VT

Della Mae, the all-women noveau bluegrass ("newgrass") band based in Nashville performed at a SOLD OUT house concert in Manchester, Vt Friday night. Billsville House Concerts hosted these five amazingly talented women, house concert number 81 or 82 there was some question prior to the show's start. Della Mae was winding down a New England tour and the dates worked.

They opened the show with "Letter From Down The Road" a tune off their 2013 Grammy nominated "This World Oft Can Be" CD.


A few songs in, the full house, standing room only crowd was treated to a Sippy Wallace song Celia Woodsmith Boyd called "the sassiest song I've ever heard", one that Bonnie Raitt made famous "Woman Be Wise"

Since its formation in 2009, the Boston-bred, Nashville-based outfit has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act. Seeing them in this imitate setting was quite a treat.

House concerts allow for band/audience interaction that even smaller venues (listening rooms) cannot provide.

Touring to promote their 2015 release entitled "Della Mae" the band heads to the west coast in February but returns to our area in June for the Roots on The River Festival in Bellows Falls VT. They will be performing Friday night June 3. Tickets are on sale now.



Della Mae also serve as cultural ambassadors in the U.S. State Department's American Music Abroad program. In that capacity, they've undertaken a series of extended trips to Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, playing concerts for local audiences as well as collaborating with local musicians and participating in children's music-education programs.

Add this band to your must see list, you'll be glad you did!



Della Mae is:
Celia Woodsmith—vocals, guitar
Kimber Ludiker—fiddle, vocals
Jenni Lyn Gardner—mandolin, vocals
Courtney Hartman—guitar, banjo, vocals
Zoe Guigueno-- bass, vocals

Images from the show: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Della-Mae/Billsville/


Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Weathersfield News Jan 20 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News January 20, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy


Looks like we have a little snow to play with but that big dump of snow still hasn't happened. I know it's been cold so folks are starting to open skating rinks and this past weekend Ascutney Outdoors got a chance to open their newly installed Ski Tow to the public. Lot of folks turned out but having more snow on the ground would sure a lot of people happy.



Last Wednesday I attend a Day Of Pampering for Caregivers hosted by the Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community. Caregivers were pampered with hand, chair and table massages.



More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/January-2016/Caregivers-Pampering/

On Saturday I attended a concert in South Burlington VT at Higher Ground.
Davy Knowles a wonderful Manx guitar player and song writer headlined the show.





If you've never heard of Davy and like the BLUES check out this video


More images and video links: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Davy-Knowles/Higher-Ground-2016/

A local band Townsend Revenue opened the show.


More images and video links: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Townsend-Revenue/Higher-Ground/

And now the news...
Select Board Budget Meeting Jan 14-Colin Butler, the Town Treasurer explained four tax scenarios to the Board and public in attendance. Time was spent detailing Article 9 asking voters to approve borrowing in this fiscal year for three years to pay for two nearly completed projects replacing the heating system in the Highway Garage and the provision of a replacement well for a neighboring property whose well was contaminated with salt. If the article does not pass, the Select Board will need to include a $55,000 assessment on the 2016-2017 tax bills to pay for the $55,000 deficit in the year-end FY2016 Highway Fund resulting from these two expenses.
Select Board member Lynn Esty is looking for organizations that might be interested in having a luncheon, bake sale, coffee table, etc. at Town Meeting which is on Saturday, Feb. 27. If your organization is interested contact Lynn Esty at lynnesty@comcast.net or 802-738-7413.


Weathersfield School-Early Release Day Jan. 28, teachers in the WSESU will work on curriculum; students have lunch and board buses at 11:30 a.m. Drama Club News the annual Talent Show- Weathersfield's Got Talent Show, to benefit the Drama Club, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Sign up by Monday, Jan. 25, audition on Feb. 4 after school. The Talent Show is a fundraiser for the Drama Club's spring production of "Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye" Saturday, Jun. 4 1 p.m. in the gym, (cast party to follow in the AP room). K-8 will enjoy the play again on Monday, Jun. 6 1 p.m.
Get Out And About:
David Greenfield, Friday Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m., The Inn at Weathersfield, 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville.

Roast Beef Supper Thursday Jan 21 5-7 p.m., Congregational (Brick) Church, 10 Station Road, Hartland. Includes homemade rolls and side dishes $7 or $15. 802-436-2792.

Annual Potluck Dinner, Meeting and Speaker, Saturday, Jan. 23, 5 p.m. Reading Town Hall. Reading Historical Society hosts Lorraine Zigman speaking on the "Vermont Underground Railroad".  RSVP for supper call Esther Allen at 484-5027.

Ice Fishing Derby  Saturday Jan. 23 7:30 a.m.-noon, Dewey's Pond on Quechee Main Street, opposite Marshland Farm. Fishing derby, with prizes awarded, for children age 14 and under  $5. Registration encouraged. Sponsored by Hartford Recreation. 802-295-5036.

Cross Country Ski Sunday Jan. 24  the Hartland Winter Trails. Led by Inge Trebitz for Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. Call for details. 802-785-2129.

Line Dancing Monday Jan. 25 1-3 p.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road, Hartland. Class taught by Jamie Orr  $20 for four weeks. Refreshments free. 802-436-2336.

Roast Beef Supper Thursday Jan 28 5-7 p.m., Congregational (Brick) Church, 10 Station Road, Hartland. Includes homemade rolls and side dishes  $7 or $15. 802-436-2792.

Weathersfield School Concerts Winter Concert, K-4 Feb. 3, 6-7 p.m. in the Gym Winter Concert, 5-8 Feb. 9 6-7:30 p.m. in the Gym.

Inaugural Winter Fest & Rope Tow Dedication-Ascutney Mountain Saturday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ski Tow Road Brownsville, VT. A day of festivities to celebrate a new chapter of recreation and conservation at Mt Ascutney.  Come and enjoy some fun outdoor activities, music, a community lunch and a special dedication of the newly installed Rope Tow and conservation celebration co-hosted by the Trust for Public Land.
Events: 9-11 a.m. 'Fatscutney' Fat Bike Race, 9-2 p.m. Tiki Torch Snow Shoe, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Rope Tow Dedication & Conservation Celebration Ceremony, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch, 1-2 p.m. Ski/Ride Race, 1 p.m.-close 'Smores by the fire. More information: http://www.mountascutneyoutdoors.org/


The Weathersfield's Got Talent Show Thursday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m. Host by The Weathersfield School.
       
Ongoing:
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 www.yogisites.com/yogawithcharlotte  or  email yogawithcharlotte7@gmail.com Claremont, NH The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located at 140 North Street, across from Barnes Park. To find out more about Ahimsa, please visit www.ahimsanh.com

Third Annual Wildlife Photo Contest-Sponsored by the Weathersfield Conservation Commission. Submission deadline Feb. 15, 2016. Requirements: limited to native wildlife (animals, birds, or insects); Limited to amateur photographers; must be photographed locally (within 50 mile radius); one submission per person, must be on an 8 x 10 glossy. There will be three places. Judging will be done by 3 interested persons. Submitted photos can be dropped off at the Weathersfield Town Office in an envelope plainly marked Conservation Commission photo contest. There is a drop box at the Town office for after hours. The following information needs to be included with the photo: Name, address, phone number, E-mail address, and where photo was taken. Submission is implied consent Town can duplicate the photo in their annual report. Winning photos will be mounted and framed, then displayed for one year at either town office, library, or school, then returned to owner.

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.

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. Story Hour with Jordan: Wednesdays at 2 p.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.

Mount Ascutney Ski Tow Opens #WestWindsorVT #AscutneyMountain #VT


Monday, January 18, 2016
West Windsor VT



The wait is over; with this past weekend's snow storms, Mount Ascutney Outdoors (MAO) opened their ski tow to the public on Saturday at Ascutney Mountain in West Windsor. After a brief closure on Sunday, Sunday's night snow storm had the rope tow open for business on this past holiday Monday. You will need a lift ticket to use the rope tow but tickets are free this winter. Donations are accepted. MAO will be working with area schools for some after school and snow day skiing too. For more information check their website: http://ascutneyoutdoors.org/.




Mount Ascutney Outdoors Ski Tow Opens
Mount Ascutney
West Windsor, VT January 18, 2016
Copyright ©2016 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
www.photosbynanci.com
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Caregivers Day of Pampering #WindsorVT #VT


 Windsor VT
January 13, 2016

Being a caregiver of a sick or aging loved one 24/7 can be hard work and very stressful. Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community hosted a “Caregiver’s Day of Pampering” on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Caregivers we treated to hand, chair and table massages; offered tea and scones and given the opportunity to socialize with other caregivers.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Davy Knowles Returned to Burlington VT #davyknowles #townsendrevenue #BTV #VT


Saturday January 16, 2016
South Burlington VT


Davy Knowles a wonderful Manx guitar player and song writer headlined the show Saturday night at Higher Ground in South Burlington VT. The former Back Door Slam front man is on tour promoting his latest studio album "The Outsider." In addition, he has a documentary film out entitled "Island Bound" which features some pretty high caliber musicians: Richard Thompson, Martin Simpson, and Peter Frampton.

From his website: The journey began for Davy Knowles growing up in the Isle of Man, learning to play guitar from listening to the likes of Gallagher, Clapton, Knopfler, Green and Mayall in his father’s record collection, and honing his skills playing the local music circuit. Knowles's professional career started with a bang – arriving in America age 19 with his band Back Door Slam, an acclaimed debut album, and rave reviews at SXSW 2007. (“I heard the spirit of Jimi Hendrix “-- Patrick MacDonald, Seattle Times).
“Davy already has a recognizable style.
He’s definitely the gunslinger guitarist of the 21st century,’’
– Peter Frampton

From that dynamic introduction, Knowles proceeded to make a significant impact across US media – from memorable TV performances on Jimmy Kimmel and Good Morning America, to a three year run at radio with the singles 'Come Home' from the debut album Roll Away and 'Tear Down the Walls' and 'Coming Up For Air' from the Peter Frampton produced sophomore album – both albums Top 3 Billboard Blues Chart.


If you've never heard of Davy and like the BLUES check out this video


More images and video links: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Davy-Knowles/Higher-Ground-2016/

A local band Townsend Revenue opened the show. They maybe young but these guys rocked. Check them out if there playing near you.


More images and video links: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Townsend-Revenue/Higher-Ground/

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Weathersfield News Jan 13 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News January 13, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy



I am happy to report that, for the winter months, the Weathersfield Food Shelf is now open in the 1879 School in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m..  In the event of inclement weather please contact Weathersfield Town Office, 674-2626, for information.


Thursday night I spent an evening laughing my, well you know what off! I was at the Jim Breuer show at the Lebanon Opera House. My sister has seen Breuer a number of times and warned me to go to the bathroom before the show started-Thank you Chrissie-I avoided an accident!


Chris Monty opened the show, which was a benefit for the Upper Valley Haven.
More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/LebanonOperaHouseShows/Jim-Breuer

On Sunday I attended the final service at the Quechee Community Church in Hartford VT. After 142 years of hosting Sunday services and events in town the congregants attended one final "Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration."



More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/January-2016/Quechee-Community-Church-Close/

I left this solemn event and headed to the Monshire Museum of Science to cover their 40th Anniversary party for the Valley News Enterpise magazine (out on January 26th!)
The museum has lots planned to celebrate their 40 years in the Upper Valley. Check out their website for more info.

ADA Bathroom Construction continues at the Weathersfield Proctor Library. Another week or so and our Library will have an indoor accessible bathroom for all to use!




Select Board Meeting Jan 4
Town manager Jim Mullen reported that $60,157 is needed (and has been placed in the budget) to restore the Highway Fund Balance to zero. As the meeting continued, Mr. Mullen presented a table showing the delinquent tax data back to 2005. The table showed the amount of delinquent taxes owed has declined since 2010, with an average 6.6% of total taxable parcels delinquent in the past three years. The FY2017 budget was reviewed, little or no change in the Grand List is anticipated therefore a penny of the municipal tax rate will raise $29,145. There was no COLA (cost of living adjustment), so town employees will not be receiving raises in FY17. In addition, employees will begin paying $15 a week toward their health insurance starting January 1, 2016. The Select Board also passed a motion that will require all vehicles entering transfer station display a sticker beginning on Saturday, 1/27/2016; only vehicles displaying a sticker may pass through the gates of the Weathersfield Transfer Station.

Get Out And About:
Jason Cann Thursday, Jan. 14, 5-8 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 336 Ruth Carney Drive, Windsor VT.

Thumpin' Thursday-Ida Mae Specker and Friends, Thursday, Jan. 14, 7-10 p.m., Windsor Station Restaurant and Barroom, 26 Depot Avenue, Windsor VT. For more information call 802-674-4180. http://windsorstationvt.com/

Peter Concilio Jazz Friday, Jan. 15, 5:30-7:30pm, Silo Distilleries, Windsor VT.
Cyn Barrette (flute and vocals), Bob Merrill (piano), and Concilio will perform.

Jacob McLaughlin, Friday, Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m., The Inn at Weathersfield, 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville, VT .

Twelfth Night  Friday Jan. 15 8 p.m., Moore Theater at Hopkins Center, 4 E. Wheelock St. Hanover, NH. Filter Theatre presents the Shakespeare comedy  $25-$35. 603-646-2422.

Winter Wildlife Celebration, Saturday Jan. 16 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Vermont Institute of Natural Science, 6565 Woodstock Road, Quechee VT. Activities include guided tours, crafts, games and winter adaptation activities  $11.50-$13.50, children 3 and under free. 802-359-5000.

Historical Photograph Discussion Saturday Jan. 16, 2-3 p.m., Springfield Art and Historical Society, 65 Route 106, North Springfield, VT. Bunni and Hugh Putnam give a presentation on historical photographs that were included in the society's 2016 calendar. Free. 802-886-7935.

Please Don't Tell, Saturday Jan. 16, 9 p.m.-midnight, Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom, Depot Avenue, Windsor, VT. For more information call 802-674-4180. http://windsorstationvt.com/

Weathersfield Monthly Potluck Tuesday, Jan. 19, noon at Community Church Vestry, Perkinsville, VT.   All are welcome - come have a nice meal, get acquainted and visit. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages and paper goods will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245; lzigman@comcast.net

Cartooning Reconsidered  Wednesday Jan. 20 6 p.m., Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5, Hartland VT. James Sturm, co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies, discusses the history of comics and the ways that cartooning and visual storytelling is changing the world. Free. 802-436-2473.

David Greenfield, Friday, Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m., The Inn at Weathersfield, 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville.

Inaugural Winter Fest & Rope Tow Dedication Saturday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ascutney Mountain Resort, Ski Tow Road Brownsville, VT. A day of festivities to celebrate a new chapter of recreation and conservation at Mt Ascutney.  Come and enjoy some fun outdoor activities, music, a community lunch and a special dedication of the newly installed Rope Tow and conservation celebration co-hosted by the Trust for Public Land. Events: 9-11 a.m. 'Fatscutney' Fat Bike Race, 9-2 p.m. Tiki Torch Snow Shoe, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Rope Tow Dedication & Conservation Celebration Ceremony, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch, 1-2 p.m. Ski/Ride Race, 1 p.m.-close 'Smores by the fire. More information: http://www.mountascutneyoutdoors.org/
       
Ongoing:
Yoga is becoming more accessible in the area-In Weathersfield: Tuesday nights, Weathersfield Town Hall 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 yogawithcharlotte7@gmail.com Claremont, NH: The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located at 140 North Street, across from Barnes Park. To find out more about Ahimsa, please visit www.ahimsanh.com

Third Annual Wildlife Photo Contest-Sponsored by the Weathersfield Conservation Commission. Requirements: limited to native wildlife (animals, birds, or insects); Limited to amateur photographers; must be photographed locally (within 50 mile radius); one submission per person, must be on an 8 x 10 glossy. There will be three places. Judging will be done by 3 interested persons. Submitted photos can be dropped off at the Weathersfield Town Office in an envelope plainly marked Conservation Commission photo contest. There is a drop box at the Town office for after hours. The following information needs to be included with the photo: Name, address, phone number, E-mail address, and where photo was taken. Submission is implied consent Town can duplicate the photo in their annual report. Winning photos will be mounted and framed, then displayed for one year at either town office, library, or school, then returned to owner. Submission deadline Feb. 15, 2016.

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.

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. Story Hour with Jordan: Wednesdays at 2 p.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/


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