Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Weathersfield News Sept. 28 #weathersfieldvt #vt



Weathersfield News September 28, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Brrrrr, the chilly mornings are back!


Another Vermont 50 Mountain Bike Ride or Ultra-run is in the books. I've volunteered at all 24! It's always great seeing the bikers and runners but what I really like is the Kids Free Fun Ride or Run on Saturday. So cute.


Last week I was living and breathing the race but I was able to squeeze in one concert, Buddy Guy at the Lebanon Opera House on Sunday night.


 Saturday at the Vermont 50 is racer packet pick-up but also it's a day for children and their families. There are kid's runs, races and a hay bale treasure hunt. All these events are free but donations to Vermont Adaptive are gladly accepted.


The real race begins Sunday morning with waves starting at 6 a.m. at Ascutney Mountain and finishing before 6:30 p.m. on Ascutney Trails.

It was a chilly morning, so the race had the "bumdrums" fired up. The 50 km run starts at 8 a.m. so some athletes get a little more sleep.

Sunday night, I got to photograph Buddy Guy at the Lebanon Opera House. This was my third time seeing him and he still amazes me. He truly is a legend.




Next up at the Opera House: SOLD-OUT Lake Street Dive, Dark Star Orchestra, a benefit for Rusty Berrings Skate Park, Esperanza Spalding, Martin Sexton, and a whole bunch of shows for children.

A few weeks ago I covered the Upper Valley Trail Alliance Tour de Taste for the Valley News Enterprise and the photos were published this Tuesday.


Now the News You Can Use

Weathersfield Select Board News: The Select Board met on Sept. 19. Discussion mostly centered around Quarry Road. Town Manager Ed Morris presented some of the history of the road. Currently it's a Class 3 town highway to the old quarry, where it becomes Class 4 to the town line. He reviewed the process for reclassifying a town highway. Emergency Management Director, Dave Fuller, sent a letter to the board with objections because it is an alternate access route to the town of Baltimore. A traffic counter will be on the road for 4-5 weeks, collecting data. Neighbors are concerned about increased traffic volume and speeding along the road, one neighbor told the board a petition is in the works. Mr. Morris will speak to Chief Daniels about patrolling the road for speeding cars and contact the Town of Baltimore.  More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris, Town Manager at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org



Weathersfield School News: On Monday the school welcomed new fourth grade Teacher Mrs. Holly Morse will become a long term substitute teacher. Holly has 17 years of experience and holds a Master’s degree. She has been the UVM Outstanding Teacher of the Year and has a very strong background in science. Holly will be an excellent addition to the Weathersfield School Family. Holly will be taking over for Jessica Wilmot, who has accepted the Guidance position at WS. For more information about this new program, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.


Get Out And About:
Weathersfield School Open House in Ascutney, Thursday, Sept. 29, 5-6 p.m.. The school will be open to parents, students and community to into the classrooms. At 5:30 pm in the AP Room, Larry Dougher, WSESU Technology Director, and Mike Walker, WS Technician, will present on Chromebooks and the electronic Standards Based Report Card for K-6.

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.

The “Evelyn Antonivich Meet the Candidates Forum” in Weathersfield, Tuesday Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House on the Weathersfield Center RD. Windsor County Senate candidates and House candidates from Cavendish and Weathersfield (Windsor 2) will answer questions about timely topics. Contact 802-674-5021 for more information.

Ongoing:
Weathersfield Parks and Recreations-Guided Hikes. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions stevea47@tds.net , 263-5439 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.


1879 Schoolhouse volunteers are needed. Work days are scheduled for Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information please call Matt Keniston @ 802 263 5300 or email: norclime@tds.net

Fridays Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville, Friday nights 7-9p.m Sept 30-Draa Hobbs, 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. 29 7-10 p.m. Still Hill, Sept. 30 10 p.m. Pilgrims and Faux in Love, Oct. 1 9:30 p.m. TOAST, Oct. 4 6-9 p.m. Jake Haehnel

Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: 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 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, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Weathersfield News Sept. 21 #weathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News September 21, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy


What a crazy week for me. Bruce Springsteen at Gillette Stadium, a guided hike to the B-29 crash site on Hawk's Mountain, a house concert in Manchester VT, and prepping for the 24th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike Ride or Ultra-Run.

Also this weekend the Town Wide 1st Annual Fall Festival. Looks like a great line-up of things to do around town (see below) or visit: http://www.weathersfieldvt.org/portal/index.php/town-news/1625-weathersfield-fall-festival-sept-24-2016


Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played for 4 hours and 2 minutes on Wednesday Sept. 14. It may have been the last US show for the E-Street band (my 59th show) so we had to be there. We were even treated to a guest appearance by Peter Wolf (the lead singer of the J. Geils Band.)







Now we wait for the autobiography "Born to Run" to be released on Sept. 27.

Saturday, instead of spending the weekend at Grand Point North in Burlington, we took in a house concert in Manchester VT. Billsville House Concerts hosted Ruby Amanfu and it was unreal.



More images of Ruby: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/BillsvilleHouseConcerts/Ruby-Amanfu/

Next up at Billsville-Muddy Ruckus Oct. 8, tickets are selling fast so don't wait!

The Weathersfield Hikes continued last weekend with a hike up to the 1947 B-29 crash site on Hawk's Mountain. I wrote about the hike here: http://photosbynanci.blogspot.com/2016/09/weathersfield-hike-perkinsville-plane.html




Now on to the News You Can Use...
Weathersfield Select Board News: The Select Board was scheduled to meet on Monday Sept. 19. There are many seats open on various committees. Volunteer your time and help make our community great. Openings include: Ancient Roads Committee, Budget Committee (Two Openings), Connecticut River Development Corporation Representative Alternate, Connecticut River Joint Commission, Conservation Commission (One four year term open), Fence Viewer (One Opening), Parks and Recreation Commission (One Opening),  River Connection Regional Partnership Representative, Senior Solutions Advisory Council Representative, Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc. Representative, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commissioner, and Southern Windsor County Transportation Advisory Committee. More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris, Town Manager at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org



Weathersfield School News: WS would like thank the following: Christy Chamberlain and her children, Clayre and Gunnar Waters, for weeding the lilac bush and the flowers surrounding it, all summer long. And on Saturday Juliette Hill, Bonnie Blake, Madeline Hill and Bizzy Tindall spent 30 minutes weeding the gardens around the school while their siblings were at soccer practice. The school now has an online system set up to pay for your children's meals. The MyMealTime  program from Fresh Picks give parents the option to pay for lunch, breakfast, lunch milk and snack milk/juice online. For more information on the FreshPicks website for WS visit: http://www.freshpickscafe.com/vermontschool/Weathersfield-27.htm Parents can continue to bring money into school for their children's meals by giving the money to Stephen Lanoza, Head Cook, in the kitchen. For more information about this new program, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.



Weathersfield Proctor Library News: The Library Trustees have contacted an architect to design an expanded children's room and to improve access to the basement. The preliminary plans have been submitted and the Trustees are looking them over.

1879 Schoolhouse volunteers are needed. Over the summer volunteers continued to work on projects at the schoolhouse: priming and painting the new clapboards and trim on the ell, the plumbing is now connected through to the septic tank and field, new ceramic tiles have been laid and grouted in the bathroom, and we continue to work on restoring the windows. There is still more to do: trimming out the bath, laying flooring in rest of the ell, and continuing the exterior window restoration. Work days are scheduled for Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information please call Matt Keniston @ 802 263 5300 or email: norclime@tds.net

Get Out And About:
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 AMain@weathersfield.org , BJ Esty bjesty@wsesu.net , 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 School Open House in Ascutney, Thursday, Sept. 29, 5-6 p.m.. The school will be open to parents, students and community to freely weave in and out of classrooms. At 5:30 pm in the AP Room, Larry Dougher, WSESU Technology Director, and Mike Walker, WS Technician, will present on Chromebooks and the electronic Standards Based Report Card for K-6.

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.

Ongoing:
Weathersfield Parks and Recreations-Guided Hikes. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions stevea47@tds.net , 263-5439 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. 23-Ali T, Sept 30-Draa Hobbs, 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. 22 7-10 p.m. Four Hoarsmen, Sept. 23 10 p.m. Cartoon and the Wood Coats, Sept. 24 9:30 p.m. The Cornerstone, Sept 27 6-9 p.m. Dan Blaise, Sept. 29 7-10 p.m. Still Hill, Sept. 30 10 p.m. Pilgrims and Faux in Love, Oct. 1 9:30 p.m. TOAST, Oct. 4 6-9 p.m. Jake Haehnel

Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: 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 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, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/


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Weathersfield Hike-Perkinsville Plane Crash Site #WeathersfieldVT #VT

On a dark and stormy night almost 70 years ago a US Army B-29 plane crashed into the side of Hawk's Mountain in Perkinsville, killing all 12 people on board.


Fast forward to Saturday, September 17, 2016- a beautiful fall day, not at all like that fateful night of June 15, 1947. Twelve Weathersfield Hikers joined landowner Gil Whittemore for a hike up to the debris field that remains from that plane crash. The hike is a strenuous one, up most of the 2000 foot mountain. "You'll be climbing the height of the Empire State Building," Whittemore tells the hikers with a smile in his voice.


From accounts, June 15, 1947 was a regular old night around the village of Perkinsville. There were reports of electrical wires blown down in the storm; a birthday party was breaking up just before midnight; the dance hall near Green Valley Road was being closed up and folks were driving home in the fog and rain.

Suddenly, folks were startled by a horrific roar that shook the dance hall, rattling the windows as huge plane flew low above the building. Seconds later the engines stopped and the sky lit up with a huge orange fireball as the plane crashed into the ledge on the side of Hawk's Mountain.

Andrew Titcomb, a resident in town recorded the sound of the plane at 12:14:30. Delma Pike was working the Perkinsville Telephone Company's switchboard and made the call to Springfield's Police Department.

A couple of residents got into their cars and headed toward the old Foster/Whittemore farm and began a hike up. In the meantime, Titcomb organized a small search party of himself, Richard Butterfield and Phil Woodbury. They began their climb from Quarry Road. They reached the scene at 1:15 a.m. and it became apparent that no one aboard had survived.


They found an engine and a nearly intact tail section of the plane. At this point they still had no idea what type a of plane had crashed, until they found a self-sealing gas tank part labeled "B-29, Boeing, 1945."


The B-29 was the most advanced plane developed during World War II and had a wing span of 141' 3" and was 99' long. It had four Wright engines with the capability of reaching speeds of 350 mph with a range of 2000 miles.

Around 2 a.m. they found a plate on the tail gunner's hatch with the markings "Ship No.1019, Serial 3688."

Titcomb phoned the US Army base at Westover Field in Massachusetts later that morning with all the information he and his friends had collected. At first the Army denied that they had such a plane or that one was in the area but after some serious convincing, Titcomb had the Army believing one of their planes had crashed landed in Perkinsville Vermont.

Some details were later revealed by the Army and reporters research that the plane left Tucson, AZ at 10:05 a.m. EDT on a training mission bound for Bedford, MA with a final destination of Andrews Air Field in Washington, D.C. Bad weather diverted the plane to Pittsburgh, PA where it refueled at 6:07 p.m.. The B-29 left Pittsburgh at 9:06 p.m.. intent on landing in Bedford, MA.

Last radio contact was believed to be at 11:15 p.m. from Boston, MA with clearance to continue on to Hartford, CT.




Months and even years after the crash, folks were hiking up and removing "souvenirs" from the debris field. The current landowners are very protective of this crash site and kindly discourage folks from hiking up by themselves. Gil is more than happy to talk to folks about the famous crash and is willing to give you a guided tour. He just asks that you do not remove anything from the site and to be respectful of the 12 men who lost their lives that night in June , 1947.


The Weathersfield Town Report for 1947 list 12 deaths on June 15, without comment: Robert M. Stewart, Robert G. Fessler, Wilfred E. Gassett, Paul H. Fetterhoff, Harry Humphrey, Sylvester S. Michalac, John J. O'Toole, Ceasare Fontana, Robert H. Clark, Clayton K. Knight, D.D. Jack, and Oliver W. Hartwell.


1947 B-29 Crash Site Hike
Weathersfield Recreation Department
Perkinsville, VT, September 17, 2016
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Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Weathersfield News Sept. 14 #weathersfieldvt #VT


Weathersfield News September 14, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
photosbynanci@comcast.net

News You Can Use!

Weathersfield Select Board News: After hearing a proposal from Antoinette Jacobson, a sculptor from Norwich, to honor Romaine Tenney: a granite sculpture to be placed on the knoll behind the bus shelter at the Route 131 Park and Ride;  an historic plaque near the entrance to the Park and Ride that would tell Tenney's story and a smart phone app that would tell Tenney's story, the consequences of eminent domain and describe the effect of the Interstate on the state of Vermont the Select Board voted unanimously in favor of approving these proposals.  The sculpture would be paid for through grants and the plaque would be provided by the State. In other business, the Board appointed Susan Boyer, Bill Brink and Carol Orth to the Parks and Recreation Commission and Dave Gulbrandsen to the Zoning Board. More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris, Town Manager at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org

Fire Commission Meeting Sept. 7 Town manager, Ed Morris led a discussion about the future of fire services in the Town of Weathersfield. The John Wood Report questions whether the Town should be more involved in the fire services (municipally run department) or less involved (Contracted or Fire district type services). The Fire departments stated that they would rather see a contracted style fire service, where the Town contracted for their services for a negotiated price. The Fire Chiefs stated they would look into contract pricing, and continue working with other departments to determine expected costs. Fire Chief Josh Dauphin presented some figures showing that the 2800 residents of Weathersfield currently pay about 15 cents per day for fire service coverage.

Town Clerk's Office Closure: The Weathersfield Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20 for educational training. All other departments will be open with their regularly scheduled hours.

I spent the afternoon Wednesday, Sept. 7 at The Inn at Weathersfield with Chef Michael. He showed me how to make Tomato Jam for a photo essay for the Vermont Standard.



We ventured to Portsmouth NH on Thursday, Sept. 8 to the final show at the Birdseye Lounge to see Mayer Kirby Mayer. The performance was by Peter Mayer, Scott Kirby and Peter's son Brendan Mayer with special guest Gary Green



More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Mayer-Kirby-Mayer/Birdseye-Lounge-2016/

Saturday, I photographed an Elopement Celebration in Manchester NH for a wonderful couple.

Sunday, I chased a bunch of crazy bicyclists around the Upper Valley as they participated in the Upper Valley Trails Alliance's Tour de Taste. I covered the event for the Valley News Enterprise Business magazine. The photos should be out later this month.



Get Out And About:

Second Annual Out of the Darkness -Walk to Prevent Suicide in Springfield Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. on the Toonerville Trail off Clinton St.
For more information contact Heather Jarvis 802-296-1989, hthrjrvs2008@yahoo.com or
Judy Jarvis 802-263-5549, judith_jarvisusa@yahoo.com or visit: http://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=3866




Wild Game Supper in Windsor, Sept. 17, 5 p.m. at The Windsor Coon Club, 2126 Hunt Rd. Supper 5-6:30 p.m., a raffle and auction. Tickets are $7 for children under 12 yrs $15 Adults. To purchase tickets or for more information? Please call Sherry, 802 484-9286.


Walking the Camino in Springfield, Sept, 18, UU Church , Fairground RD. If you missed Tina and Willis Wood at the Weathersfield Center Church on Sept 10. you can catch their talk in Springfield. Call 802- 885-3327 for more information.

"Silent Cal" Program and Potluck in Perkinsville Tuesday, Sept. 20, noon at Perkinsville VT Community Church Vestry on Route 106. The program will be Steve Aikenhead's performance of President Calvin Coolidge of Plymouth VT, known as "Silent Cal". All are welcome. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert; paper goods, utensils and beverages will be provided. Contact Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245; lzigman@comcast.net




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 AMain@weathersfield.org , BJ Esty bjesty@wsesu.net , 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 School Open House in Ascutney, Thursday, Sept. 29, 5-6 p.m.. The school will be open to parents, students and community to freely weave in and out of classrooms. At 5:30 pm in the AP Room, Larry Dougher, WSESU Technology Director, and Mike Walker, WS Technician, will present on Chromebooks and the electronic Standards Based Report Card for K-6.



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.



Ongoing:
Weathersfield Parks and Recreations-Guided Hikes. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions stevea47@tds.net , 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. 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. 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: 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 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, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/

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