Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, July 19

July 19, 2017
Weathersfield, VT


Well another Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride is in the books and I survived. Mind you I didn't run or ride. I just volunteered. And I have the swollen feet and sore back to prove it. But it's worth it because all the money raised goes to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, a program I've been involved with since 1988. They taught me how to ski at Mount Ascutney and how to teach mono-skiing. I was a mono-ski instructor for 10 years. I just do events now. And with the 100 in the books, my calendar is flipping to September for the 25th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra-run on Sunday the 24th at Ascutney. But before that, I have to take these sore feet and back into my garden and start clipping tomato suckers. Holy cow have they taken over. You take a few days off to volunteer at an event and the tomato suckers pop out.


Last Wednesday I went back to the Rusty Berrings Skatepark in Lebanon NH to check on the progress of Phase 2. There was some serious concrete being pouring and sprayed.





More photos from the park: CLICK HERE

Some of my photos made it into a video about the work day.




As I said above, I spent the weekend volunteering at the 29th Annual Vermont 100 Endurance Race. All day Friday for Race Check-in; up at 3 a.m. for race day on Saturday; home at 8 p.m. Saturday night and back at Silver Hill Meadow for Sunday chicken BBQ and awards. The race starts at 4 a.m. on Saturday and 100 mile runners have to be across the finish line before 10 a.m. on Sunday.


This year there was an Athlete's With Disabilities (AWD) Division. Kyle Robidoux from Boston, MA ran 100 miles with guides and finished the race 226/265 with a time of 28:11:53!







This year one of the runners, John Geesler from St. Johnsbury Vt crossed the finish line for the 25th time. He came in 194/265 with at time of 27:12:26. That's 2500 miles people!!! Race Director Amy Rusiecki has a special award made up for him.



News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board news: The town is hosting it's 2nd annual Weathersfield Festival on Saturday, Sept. 30 and is looking for vendors. To learn more about the event, becoming a vendors or other questions contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.


Get Out and About Events

Brown Girl Dreaming Presentation in Weathersfield Saturday, July 22 at 1p.m. The program will launch this year's Vermont Reads program and is hosted by the Weathersfield Historical Society and the Weathersfield Proctor Library at the Dan Foster House on the Center RD. Contact Ginger at the Historical Society if you have questions.

Weathersfield Groundwater Mapping in Weathersfield Thursday, July 27 7-9 p.m.. Groundwater mapping results will be presented by Dr. Stephen Wright of the University of Vermont at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House. The event is free and open to the public. Contact the Weathersfield Conservation Commission with questions.

4th Annual 5 Alarm 5K trail run/walk in Perkinsville Saturday, July 29. West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their fourth annual run to benefit the fire department. Onsite registration opens at 8 a.m. $30 for 5 Km, kids 10 and under are free. Race route starts at the power dam at the end of Maple Street. Kids fun run/1k starts at 9 a.m.; Five alarm 5k starts at 9:30 a.m. 1st-3rd awards. Chicken BBQ at the station after the race. Contact Toshya at 603-322-3287. All proceeds benefit WWVFD.

Frippery in Weathersfield Aug. 5. The historical society is hosting their annual Frippery in August and is looking for donations. They are also selling raffle tickets for a lovely quilt. Contact Maureen Bogosian at 603-252-0936 for more information.

Pit Roasting Cooking Class in Perkinsville Saturday Aug. 5 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Inn at Weathersfield is hosting a cooking class Taught by Abenaki Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan in the vegetable garden over the open flames of the firepit. For reservations contact the Inn.

4th Annual Chief's Classic in Springfield Sunday, Sept. 24 9 a.m. Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual golf tournament. Early registration discount available. Contact the station for more information.

Music and Performances


Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. Friday Aug. 4 7:30 p.m. Nashville Legends Jim Rooney and Pat Alger with Chris Brashear. Tuesday Aug. 15 8 p.m. Brett Dennen (low ticket alert). Tickets through yellowhousemedia.com.

Freight House in White River Junction. July 20, 27 9 p.m. Club Steam, July 28 8 p.m. The Brooks Hubbard Band.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: July 21 Erik Boedtker; July 28 Dave Clark.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. July 20 7 p.m. Andrew Merzi and Kim Logan, July 21 7 p.m. Jim Hollis, July 27 6 p.m. Ben Fuller, July 28 9 p.m. Flew-Z.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. July 20 7:30 p.m. Carpool Party, July 21 9:30 p.m. Dionysia, July 22 9:30 p.m. Sullivan, Davis and Hanscom, July 25 6 p.m. Jeff Przech, July 27 7:30 p.m. Jim Yeager and Chris Powers, July 28 9:30 p.m. Faux in Love July 29 9:30 p.m. TBA.



Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: To the Cabin Sunday, August 12 11:30 a.m.; Ferry Road and the Connecticut River Saturday, September 2 5 p.m.; Cooks Pond Loop Saturday, September 23, 9:30 a.m.; Ascutney Mountain Saturday, October 7 9 a.m.

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics: Aug. 8, Sept. 5, Oct. 24, Dec. 5 at the Springfield Humane Society, on Route 143. Cost is $50 for female cat and $40 for male cat. Weathersfield residents may be reimbursed up to $50 for the surgery with a limit of three pets per year. Get your SNAP form from the town office. Please call Springfield Humane Society for an appointment at 802-885-3997.

Valley Court Diversion Programs: Volunteers 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 three hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at vcdp.org or call Maureen at 281-5213.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney: Free. Sponsored by RSPV. Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney. Classes are led by Sandy Lemois. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: weathersfielddirectory.org.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, July 12

July 12, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.


I hope to see you at the "Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors" this Saturday evening, July 15 at the Center Church. It's always a great night of music, desserts and entertainment. The Weathersfield Proctor Library Fundraising Committee are our hosts and they always put on a fun event. For details see below. And in case you haven't had your fill of fireworks, the Crown Point Country Club will be hosting their 4th's fireworks on Saturday July 29 (it was postponed because the of the nasty weather on July 1.) Gates open at 6 p.m. and it's $15 a carload, so carpool and save some dough!




Friday night I went tot he Skinny Pancake in Hanover, NH to see Say Darling. it was a very cool place to see music. Intimate, good beer, good food and easy parking.





More photos: CLICK HERE



More videos: CLICK HERE


Now on to News You Can Use
Weathersfield town and select board news: The town has installed a new compactor at the Transfer Station and will now be accepting single sort recycling. As of July 5, paper, cardboard, tin cans and plastics (1-7) will be all placed in the new compactor. Glass will be placed in a separate container, and they are urging everyone to separate out 5 cent redeemable bottles to help keep the transfer stations costs down and to help our local non-profits (money collect is given out to local charities upon request). A new traffic pattern has been established at the station too, so take care when driving around there. More information about this new compactor, the select board and the town, or other questions contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.

Get Out and About Events

A Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors in Weathersfield Saturday, July 15 6:30 p.m. at Weathersfield Center Meeting House. A benefit for the library. Proctor Players will perform a couple of Shakespeare scenes. Library Director Mark will give a pre-view of the fall library program about the art colony in Greenbush. Tony Mastaler’s jazz group will entertain. $15 suggested donation with proceeds being matched by the Byrne Foundation for the WPL Capital Campaign. More information call the Library 802-674-2863.

Wine Tasting at the Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Thursday July 20 5:30-7 p.m. Taste Red Tail Ridge Wines from the Finger Lakes and nibble on "toasts." Meet Red Tail Ridge founder/owner Nancy Irelan. $15 pp.. Three course cider-paired table-talk dinner with Nancy. Limited to 15 pp. $50 pp Call for reservations 802-263-9217.

Frippery in Weathersfield Aug. 5. The historical society is hosting their annual Frippery in August and is looking for donations. They are also selling raffle tickets for a lovely quilt. Contact Maureen Bogosian at 603-252-0936 for more information



Music and Performances



Freight House in White River Junction. July 13, 20, 27 9 p.m. Club Steam, July 28 8 p.m. The Brooks Hubbard Band.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: July 14 Steve Ellis; July 21 Erik Boedtker; July 28 Dave Clark.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. NCCT: Beauty and the Beast July 13, 14, 15, at 7:30 p.m. July 8, 9 at 2 p.m.. Tickets on sale now at the LOH Box office.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. July 13 7 p.m. Brian Warren, July 14 7 p.m. Jason Cann, July 14 Evelyn Cormier, July 20 7 p.m. Andrew Merzi and Kim Logan, July 21 7 p.m. Jim Hollis.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. July 13 7:30 p.m. The Jerrymanders, July 14 9:30 p.m. Mama's Medicine, July 15 9:30 p.m. TBD, July 18 6 p.m. Jay Alm, July 20 7:30 p.m. Carpool Party, July 21 9:30 p.m. Dionysia, July 22 9:30 p.m. Sullivan, Davis and Hanscom.



Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: To the Cabin Sunday, August 12 11:30 a.m.; Ferry Road and the Connecticut River Saturday, September 2 5 p.m.; Cooks Pond Loop Saturday, September 23, 9:30 a.m.; Ascutney Mountain Saturday, October 7 9 a.m.

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics: July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 5, Oct. 24, Dec. 5 at the Springfield Humane Society, on Route 143. Cost is $50 for female cat and $40 for male cat. Weathersfield residents may be reimbursed up to $50 for the surgery with a limit of three pets per year. Get your SNAP form from the town office. Please call Springfield Humane Society for an appointment at 802-885-3997.

Valley Court Diversion Programs: Volunteers 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 three hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at vcdp.org or call Maureen at 281-5213.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney: Free. Sponsored by RSPV. Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney. Classes are led by Sandy Lemois. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: weathersfielddirectory.org.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, July 5


July 5, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt,
We are a week into July and I'm still wondering where June went. It seemed like it mostly just rained and was dreary through June, which kind of stinks because our good weather months are so short up here in the great white north. Fingers crossed for a warm, sunny July. Hope you all had a happy and safe Fourth of July. I certainly got my fill of fireworks, I think I hit four town's displays. Cheers.



Last Thursday night I hit the Feast and Field Farmer's Market, not so much to shop but to hear Lula Wiles perform. But next time I go, I'm bringing M-O-N-E-Y to shop. The wine, the meats, the chesses, THE ICE CREAM, oh my. 


More photos: CLICK HERE

And videos: Lula Wiles Videos

Saturday, in the pouring rain, I traveled to Woodstock to cover Sculpturefest 2017 for the Vermont Standard. Most of the artists and few guests attended the opening reception.




More photos: CLICK HERE

Sunday, I covered Reading Old Home Day, which dates back to 1901 and has been hosted for the last 42 years by the Reading Fire Department for the Vermont Standard. The day included a parade, a chicken BBQ, an ox pull and the Duck Derby.





More photos: CLICK HERE

Tuesday, the 4th of July, I covered West Windsor's parade.







Now on to News You Can Use



Weathersfield select board news: The Town of Weathersfield is seeking proposals for the purchase of a 6-wheel dump truck. Detailed specifications on the truck proposed for sale to the Town, including options, warranties, trade-in proposals, and delivery dates must be received by July 19. More information about this proposal, the select board and the town, or other questions contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.



Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Fundraising committee is gearing up to host their annual "A Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors" on July 15-see details below. For more information about the library, the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library or other questions call 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events

A Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors in Weathersfield Saturday, July 15 6:30 p.m. at Weathersfield Center Meeting House. A benefit for the library. Proctor Players will perform a couple of Shakespeare scenes. Library Director Mark will give a pre-view of the fall library program about the art colony in Greenbush. Tony Mastaler’s jazz group will entertain. $15 suggested donation with proceeds being matched by the Byrne Foundation for the WPL Capital Campaign. More information call the Library 802-674-2863.

Wine Tasting at the Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Thursday July 20 5:30-7 p.m. Taste Red Tail Ridge Wines from the Finger Lakes and nibble on "toasts." Meet Red Tail Ridge founder/owner Nancy Irelan. $15 pp.. Three course cider-paired table-talk dinner with Nancy. Limited to 15 pp. $50 pp Call for reservations 802-263-9217.

Frippery in Weathersfield Aug. 5. The historical society is hosting their annual Frippery in August and is looking for donations. They are also selling raffle tickets for a lovely quilt. Contact Maureen Bogosian at 603-252-0936 for more information



Music and Performances


Freight House in White River Junction. July 6, 13, 20, 27 9 p.m. Club Steam, July 28 8 p.m. The Brooks Hubbard Band.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: July 7 Ali T; July 14 Steve Ellis; July 21 Erik Boedtker; July 28 Dave Clark.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. NCCT: Beauty and the Beast July 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, at 7:30 p.m. July 8, 9 at 2 p.m.. Tickets on sale now at the LOH Box office.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. July 7 7 p.m. Kim Logan and the Wild Root, July 13 7 p.m. Brian Warren, July 14 7 p.m. Jason Cann, July 14 Evelyn Cormie

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor July 6 7:30 p.m. Stuart Ross and The Temp Agency, July 7 9:30 p.m. Soulfix, July 8 9:30 p.m. Moxley Union.



Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: To the Cabin Sunday, August 12 11:30 a.m.; Ferry Road and the Connecticut River Saturday, September 2 5 p.m.; Cooks Pond Loop Saturday, September 23, 9:30 a.m.; Ascutney Mountain Saturday, October 7 9 a.m.

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics: July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 5, Oct. 24, Dec. 5 at the Springfield Humane Society, on Route 143. Cost is $50 for female cat and $40 for male cat. Weathersfield residents may be reimbursed up to $50 for the surgery with a limit of three pets per year. Get your SNAP form from the town office. Please call Springfield Humane Society for an appointment at 802-885-3997.

Valley Court Diversion Programs: Volunteers 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 three hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at vcdp.org or call Maureen at 281-5213.

Senior Exercise Program
in Ascutney: Free. Sponsored by RSPV. Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney. Classes are led by Sandy Lemois. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: 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.




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