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Weathersfield Proctor Library Hosts Expansion Information Open House

Architect Drawing of Building and Parking Lot Monday February 3, 2014 at 6:30 pm The Trustees of the Weathersfield Proctor Library will be hosting an Open House . Weathersfield residents are encouraged to come and visit the Library with their questions about the proposed expansion and the $1.3 million bond vote (less grants and other funding resources) that will come before the town voters on March 4th, Town Meeting Day. The expansion will provide to the Town a library prepared for the changes facing the community, a resource for the future! The Weathersfield Proctor Library is a small red brick building located on Route 5 in Ascutney, Vermont. Dedicated in 1903, it was the gift of Benjamin Franklin Blood in memory of his mother, Roxalana Proctor Blood. The Proctor Library has 856 square feet of public space. The unfinished basement is used to store overflow books, to process incoming materials, to mend materials, to store books for the library book sale, to store supplies

Led Zep Wins a Grammy-Celebrate with "Get The Led Out" @LOH

Led Zeppelin wins best rock album. (Dario Cantatore / Associated Press) Led Zeppelin’s “ Celebration Day ” the live album documenting the surviving members’ 2007 reunion in London wins Best Rock Album 2014 . Led Zep founders Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones were supported by drummer Jason Bonham, filling in for his departed dad, John Bonham, for these shows that retraced the group’s history in 17 songs including such cornerstone numbers as “Whole Lotta Love,” “Rock and Roll,” “Black Dog,” “Dazed and Confused” and “Stairway to Heaven.” The song " Kashmir " was nominated for Best Rock Performance but lost to "Radioactive" by  Imagine Dragons Fans clamored for a tour in the wake of the acclaimed reunion show, and there continues to be talk of the possibility, but nothing’s been confirmed to date . So... Until there is a reunion... Get The Led Out ! Saturday February 1, 2014 at the Lebanon Opera House , Lebanon NH 7:30 PM Get Tickets

Celia Woodsmith Heads to the Grammy's!

Celia Woodsmith Celia Woodsmith grew up in Norwich Vermont, attended Hanover High School then moved on to the University of Vermont where she met a future band mate/collaborator Avi Salloway and began playing guitar. Avi and Celia 2009 Avi Salloway (now in the band Billy Wylder) Avi and Celia 2010 Avi and Celia played around the country for a few years and I have my friend Dave to THANK for getting me hooked on these talented musicians. Avi, Dave and Celia 2009 Eventually the band morphed into Hey Mama , a blues-rock quartet that toured throughout the US and Canada performing over 500 gigs. The band also included Paul Chase on bass and Jared Seabrook on drums. Hey Mama played their FINAL GIG January 21, 2011 at The Stone Church in Newmarket NH. The band reunited for one final time at the Quechee Balloon Festival June 17, 2011 After this, Avi Salloway went on to form Billy Wylder While Celia moved on to Della Mae . No

Weathersfield Proctor Library NEEDS to Grow!

On Tuesday March 4, 2014, the Voters of Weathersfield will be asked to approve a bond for the Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Project .  I urge you to VOTE YES!! In use since 1902, the Library's footprint has not changed as the town's population and library's use has grown. Many Library programs must be held at the Martin Memorial Hall (MMH), or elsewhere around town, because Library space too to limited to host the attendees. Examples are: Archer Mayor in 2009 Belly Dancing Class in 2010 Adam Boyce's Sprightly Steps in 2010 Joe Citro's talk "Spiritualism in Vermont"  in 2011 Hungrytown and Vellamo at the Weathersfield Center Church 2012 A Summer Evening With Friends and Neighbors at the Weathersfield Center Church 2013 Tracey Medeiros, Vermont Farm Table Cookbook at MMH 2013 Saxton's River Bell Ringers , Ascutney House 2013 The programs that are held at the library are usually overcrowded.

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt: A SOLD OUT Acoustic Evening in Burlington Vermont

January 18, 2014 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy Weathersfield Vermont An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt Flynn Center for the Performing Arts Burlington VT, January 17, 2014 This show has been SOLD OUT for months and has been much anticipated by the crowd that was lucky enough to buy tickets before the sell out. As one 30-something person mentioned to his friend before the show started, we've gotta  be the youngest people here, I didn't think old people still went to concerts! Well, yes they do, especially concerts with this caliber of talent. Lyle and John walked on stage a little after 8:00 pm after being introduced by Lyle's longtime friend and Large Band mate James Gilmer. Lyle asked John how his trip from Maine was and John replied that they pulled into Burlington at 5:30 am. John asked how his day was and Lyle said he enjoyed breakfast at the Pearl Street Diner . John said he's hoping to get some Nectar's fries after the show. This friendl

The Upper Valley Haven NEEDS Our Help!!

SPREAD THE WORD The Upper Valley Haven NEEDS Our Help 713 Hartford Avenue White River Junction, VT 05001 phone: 802-295-6500   Their food shelf is critically low and has run out completely several times this winter. If you live in the Upper Valley PLEASE, drop off food and items from their Food Wish List , TODAY ! We want their shelves to look like this!!!   The Food Shelf provides a week’s supply of healthy groceries once a month (including meat, dairy and produce), and unlimited access to bread and produce to anyone in need. We offer a Healthy Eating Program which addresses food shelf visitors’ needs for inexpensive and healthy eating options. It is designed to serve everyone who comes through the doors of the Haven. The program consists of developing healthy and budget-conscious recipes, on-site food preparation using ingredients found at the Food Shelf, and food sampling for clients with hand-outs of the corresponding recipes

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