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Weathersfield News October 8, 2014
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

So the first week of October has raced by. I know most people LOVE fall with it's foliage and apple picking and crisp air but I'm a summer person and this time of year for me, as an avid gardener, means dying. I'm already missing the greens of summer. The dead leaf brown really gets me down. To relieve some of this, I'm starting an indoor herb garden and I'm vowing to walk with my dog every day regardless of weather to get my daily dose of Vitamin D. Any other suggestions on how you get rid of the winter blues would be wonderful.

I attended a rehearsal of Pentangle Arts Council’s amateur production of "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor® Dreamcoat". The play will run the weekends of Oct 24 and Nov 1 at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. Call 802-457-3981 or visit for more information.

On Friday, Oct 3 Congressman Peter Welch stopped in North Hartland to visit with the employees of the North Hartland Tool Corporation. The custom tool design and manufacturing plant is located in the old North Hartland train depot. North Hartland Tool specializes in fixtures and gauges for jet engines.

Town News
Weathersfield Elementary School
The Kindergarten Class visited the Riverview Farm in Plainfield, NH on Friday Oct 3. The class had the pleasure of picking apples, pumpkins, raspberries, and even exploring a corn maze. The kids had been studying the lifecycle of an apple for a couple of weeks. The field trip was followed up by a 'Farm to School' high school team sharing a presentation of "How Apples Grow," which included a tasting of a variety of apples.

Weathersfield School Math Team has been announced and includes: Tori Amsden, Brennen Bickford, Kacie Charest, Kristin Clark, Daniel Dexter, Ben French, Jordan Gaito, Christina Gregory, Ozzie Jewett, Emily Lang, Jasmine Martens, Serene Martens, Virginia Snyder, Gideon Spikes, Skylar Swan and, Gunnar Waters. Team coaches are Mrs. Day and Mr. Lambert. The first math meet will be at Hanover High School on Oct 23.

Friends of the Weathersfield Proctor Library announced that their book and bake sale was a huge success. Close to $900 was raised last Saturday. The group extends thanks to everyone who helped sort books, bake, set up, take down, make change, carry boxes, purchased books, bought pies and helped in anyway. All proceeds from the sale help fund library programming and special projects. The new picnic table is the latest special project given to the Library by the Friends.

In my garden-Had to cover the pepper plants again on Sunday night. Woke up Monday morning to 28 degrees but I think the covered peppers survived. We've taken down our screens and will be washing the windows soon. The lawn furniture is being cleaned and put away for the winter and the final perennial bed weeding has begun.

Music to my ears-I had the great pleasure of attending the Los Lobos concert at the Lebanon Opera House (LOH) a week ago Tuesday, Sept 30. Not only are these guys great musicians but great people too. They hung around after the show and signed things and took pictures and were just the nicest bunch of guys. This week, again on Tuesday night Oct 7, Los Lonely Boys hit the LOH Stage, I'm sure it will be another great show. Last Saturday, Oct 4 I attended "An Evening of Music and Laughter" in Hartland with Christine Lavin and Don White. What a great way to spend a dark and stormy night, listening to folk music and hearing some very funny stories told by two extremely entertaining people. I'm looking forward to seeing John Hiatt at the Calvin in Northampton MA on Friday Oct 10 and Richard Thompson at LOH on Oct 14. There is a lot of great music coming to our area. You should check it out.

Weathersfield, Vt. — Kenneth A. Phillips, 81, died Thursday, Sept 25, at Springfield Hospital. He was born June 9, 1933, in Warwick, R.I., the son of Wendall and Florence (McGregor) Phillips. He attended schools and graduated from high school in Rhode Island. He served in the U.S. Army in Korea. He was employed as a supervisor with American Tourister Luggage in Warren, RI, for many years, and later worked for Copeland Furniture Manufacturing. A graveside service with military honors will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct 10, at the Vermont Veterans Cemetery in Randolph Center. Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield.

Weathersfield, Vt. — Joseph A. Lemois, 85, a longtime resident of Weathersfield, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 29, at his home in Weathersfield. He was born April 11, 1929, in Taftville, Conn., the son of Edward and Albina (Vincent) Lemois. He moved to Burlington, Vt., in 1959 where he met Sandra Morgan. They were later married in West Warwick, R.I. They moved to Weathersfield in 1967. Joseph enjoyed working on his home in Weathersfield and was proud to have built it with his wife and son-in-law at the age of 83. At his request, private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ascutneyville Volunteer Fire Department at PO Box 91, Ascutney, VT 05030 or to St. Jude Hospital at 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or at

Town Events:
Ascutney Fire Department Pie and Yard Sale-Ascutney Fire House Rte 131 Ascutney Friday Oct 10 6 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday Oct 11 6 a.m.-4 p.m. and Sunday Oct 12 7 a.m.-1 p.m. Pies and lots of treasures to be found. Benefits the AVFD.

Ascutney Fire Department Golf Ball Drop. Saturday Oct 12, 11 a.m.. Hosted by The Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department. Buy your numbered golf ball before 11a.m. on October 12th All balls are dropped from AVFD's ladder truck over a putting hole next to the station. Ball in the hole, or closest to the pin, wins $400!

Off-Trail Ledge Adventure Saturday, Oct 18, 9:30 a.m. On the side of Mount Ascutney we climb through the forest and then leave the trail to reach a view from the top of ledges. This section is moderate to strenuous. The descent is through a maple forest followed by some moderate up and down and past a lovely expanse of pasture. The distance is about 3.5 miles.

Y-JAM-National Youth Justice Awareness Month Community Event-Saturday Oct 18, Valley Court Diversion Programs 211 North Main Street, White River Junction, (right next to the Upper Valley Food Co-Op.) will host the National Youth Justice Awareness Month (Y-JAM) community event. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., Run start time 10 a.m.. This event is a 5 K fun run/walk to bring awareness to youth in the adult and juvenile justice systems, as well as a fundraiser for Valley Court Diversion Programs. The campaign will distribute t-shirts to the first 100 registrants, as well as raffle prizes from local merchants at the end of the event. Bagels, fruit, and water provided. For more information call: 802-295-5078, ext. 15

Wildlife Photo Contest-2nd Annual Contest Sponsored by the Weathersfield Conservation Commission. Requirements: Limited to native wildlife (animals, birds, or insects); Limited to amateur photographer; Must be photographed locally (within a 50 mile radius.) One submission per person must be on a 8 x 10 glossy. There will be up to three places should there be sufficient entries. 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. Please include with the photo: Name, phone number, address, and location where photo was taken. Winning photos will be mounted and framed, then displayed for one year at either the town office, library, or school, then returned to the owner. Submission deadline: Nov. 15.

Food Shelf
The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located at 7303 Route 131 - the former "World of Discovery" daycare. Thanks to the generosity of their donors, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will now be open every Thursday from 4 p.m.-5 p.m.

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-FREE Programs
Literacy, Learning and Fun at the Weathersfield Proctor
Fall Storytime with Jordan begins on Wednesday Sept 10 and will be held every Wednesday from 11:00 - 11:30 through Nov 19.

Shakespeare Discussion Group
Oct 1-Nov 5 at 6:30 pm, Weathersfield Proctor Library
Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
Are you scared of Shakespeare? Bothered by the Bard's vocabulary? Put off by the poetry in his plays? The works of this Elizabethan playwright are easier to read and understand than you think. Join Patti Arrison for a six-week discussion group that will put your fears to rest--except for those aroused by Macbeth! This story of magic, murder, and mayhem is perfect for dark fall nights. We will read one act a week, beginning with a brief introduction to iambic pentameter and ending with a movie night. Please call Nancy T. (802-674-2863) or Patti A. (802-263-9405) for more information. Copies of the book will be supplied. Sign up is encouraged, but not required.

FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Do you want to learn how to use a computer? Sign up for email or facebook or learn more about internet safety? Did you know the library offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks? Sign up required. BYOL (bring your own laptop or smartphone if you have one).

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