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Weathersfield Proctor Library Hosts Vermont Author Tracey Medeiros

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Ascutney Vermont
October 17, 2013
Story and Photos by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

The Weathersfield Proctor Libraryinvited Vermont Author Tracey Medeiros to Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney Vermont for a community pot-luck supper inspired by her most recent publication "The Vermont Farm Table Cookbook" (The Countryman Press, May 2013.)

Medeiros is a freelance food writer, food stylist, and recipe developer and tester. She writes a weekly food column for the Essex Reporter and Colchester Sunnewspapers and writes the "Edible Farm" column for Edible Green Mountains Magazine. Medeiros is also the author of "Dishing Up Vermont" (Storey Publishing, 2008).

Library patrons were asked to try a recipes from Medeiros' cookbook for the potluck. The table of dishes included:
Applesauce Cake page 198-199

Maple Cornbread page 30

Maple Pecan Pie page 212

Butternut Squash Soup with Smoky Bacon and Maple Syrup page 35

Blueberry Goat Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions page…

Woman Crashes into Parked Logging Truck

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West Weathersfield , Vermont October 14, 2013
A woman from Weston VT was traveling south towards Downer's Four Corners on Monday October 14 when she had "some kind of medical event" according to Weathersfield Police Officer Jen Hutchins, who was first to respond and was investigating the accident. The woman driver said she has just come from her doctor's office and was asked before leaving if she was OK to drive. She told the doctor she was.

Officer Hutchins said the woman and her dog, a yellow lab named Katie were both uninjured and the woman refused ambulance transport.

Two witnesses visiting the area for foliage season from Switzerland and Germany were traveling behind the red BMW when it appeared the "woman fell asleep" and drove into the parked logging truck owned by Jim Cloud of Reading VT.


Cloud said he and his crew were across the street working on a job site when they heard "this scrapping and load crash sound."
More images: Photos by Nanc…

Vermont 50 Celebrates 20 Years of Mountain Biking and Ultra-Running in Brownsville VT

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September 28-29, 2013
Photos and Story by Nancy Nutile-McMenemy
This past weekend Brownsville VT increased its population by about 3000 when the Mountain Bikers, Ultra-Runners and their families came to town for the 20th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra-Run Race. Founded in 1993 by Brownsville's own Laura Farrell, the race has steadily increased its participants seeing the largest field of athletes this year.

The race weekend began on Saturday at Race Registration; there was a vendor fair, free ice cream purchased by the Vermont 50 and scooped by Woodstock's The Lazy Cow Vermont; three Free Kids Races 1/2 mile, 1 mile and 5K; a treasure Hunt for the littlest race fans. A Pre-Race Pasta Dinner was hosted by Orange Lakes at the Harvest Inn at Ascutney Mountain Resort.
On Sunday over 1300 bikers and runners took to the trails beginning at 6 am. They biked or ran 50 miles or ran 50k to the finish line on the mountain. Waiting for them at the finish line was a delicious me…