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Weathersfield News November 19, 2014
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

I had the pleasure of attending a delightful musical this past Friday night, Fish Tale, An Original Musical. The Trumbull Hall Troupe performed this musical at the Lebanon Opera House. The play was directed by Kyle Silliman-Smith and Jodi Picoult was the Executive Producer. With this combination, you know this play had to be off the charts-and it was. Picoult wrote the script and Ellen Wilbur the score. The set and costumes were colorful and amusing Chris Scott and Holly Levison out did themselves. And the actors-what a great group of very talented young adults. In addition to rehearsals, they gave of their time to help support Troupe's charities: they wrote letters to orphans in Zimbabwe (The Zienzele Foundation), helped out at the CHaD HERO Half Marathon and Ripcord 5K (Children's Hospital at Dartmouth) and hosted a three-week class with children through the Upper Valley Haven. Trumbull Hall Troupe is on my radar for future productions and should be on yours too.

Select Board News
From their Nov. 10 Meeting
Bids have been received for mold remediation in the 1879 Perkinsville School building. Board member Fuller asked for clarification of the work that has been bid on. Town Manager Mullen showed the Board a drawing of the floor plan of the building and indicated that the project included everything except the portion under the addition. Mr. Mullen said that the portion under the addition is only a crawl space, making access difficult for the type of work being proposed. He said that the addition would have to gutted and the floor boards removed to get access to the floor joists and beams underneath. He said this might constitute a separate project to be taken up when the sills are to be repaired and the new bathroom installed. This area would be sealed off from the rest of the building until such time as this part of the work could be done. Mr. Fuller expressed concern about the effectiveness of the seal and the possibility that mold from the addition could re-contaminate the main part of the building. Mr. Mullen said that a fan would be installed that would create a negative pressure in the crawl space. The air would be vented to the outside. The Board placed a call to Todd Hobson of Claypoint Associates to get some project clarification. Mr. Fuller made a motion to direct the Town Manager to work with Claypoint Associates to go back to the three contractors to ask them to refine their bids which will take care of the entire mold problem according to whatever the specs are. Mr. Boyer seconded and all voted in favor. This discussion will continue at the Nov 17 Select Board meeting.

Weathersfield School News
Thanksgiving Celebration at WS. Thursday, Nov. 20 WS will host their annual Thanksgiving Celebration. All are welcome to purchase lunch for $3.35 for each adult and $2.65 for each child. Reservations need to be made by Monday, Nov. 17. Contact the school to sign up. Lunch Schedule: (no salad or sandwich options on this day)
Grades K-2- Lunch: 10:20- 10:50; Grades 5-8- Lunch: 10: 53- 11:15; Recess: 11:15-11:25; Grades 3-4 - Lunch: 11:35-12:05; Grades K-4- Recess: 11:00-11:30.

Three Early Release Days in December Thursday, Dec. 4 is an early release day. Teachers will begin conferences that afternoon through the evening. The children will be fed and boarded on buses by 11:30 a.m.. No school on Friday, Dec. 5, as conferences will continue. Please be advised that there are two more early release days: Dec. 11 and 19.

1879 Perkinsville School News
The Select Board voted to give the school reuse committee $12,000 to help with renovations to bring the building up to code. Weathersfield Parks and Rec. Dept has said some monies may be available for a bathroom installation. One room has been designated for use by the Food shelf and one potentially for use by the Weathersfield Proctor Library as a library annex. There is also discussion of hosting a child care center.

Ascutney, Vt.— Keith Vance, 69, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 9, 1014.
Keith was predeceased by his parents Charles E. & Mildred B. (Stanton) Vance, and a brother Sheldon Vance. Keith served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War.
He is survived by his son, Mikel Hunt of Temple, Texas; and six siblings, Shirley Picken of Brownington, Vt., Gary Vance of Claremont, N.H., his twin brother, Kermit Vance of Belton, S.C., Edward Vance of Newport, N.H., and Linda Dresser of Thetford Ctr., Vt.
Family and friends are invited to memorial calling hours at the Ricker Funeral Home in Lebanon on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A private committal service will held at a later date. A message of condolence can be shared with the family through an on line guest book by visiting

Town  and Area Events
Turkey Trots in the Area:
Zack’s Place 5K Turkey Trot Walk and Run Thanksgiving Day Woodstock
Thursday Nov 27, 10 a.m. Start Registration at 8 a.m.
Starts at Woodstock Elementary 15 School St. Woodstock, VT
1400 people walk and run through historic Woodstock.  A family event. Proceeds benefit Zack's Place enrichment center providing free programs Mon-Fri for individuals with special needs. Entertainment, Prizes and t-shirts! $25.00 

Edgar May Thanksgiving Day 5k, Springfield
Check in and registration will open at 8 a.m. with the race beginning at 9 a.m.
Parking is available in the Springfield Hospital main parking lot at the top of Ridgewood Road or behind in the employee lot.  Please dress appropriately for a November race.
Awards and results will be available at 10 a.m. Kick off your Thanksgiving Day with a great workout and run or walk our 3.1 mile route, starting and ending at Springfield Hospital. Those who preregister will receive a t-shirt. This will be a timed event and medals will be awarded for top male and female finishers in the following categories: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. The cost of the race is $25 if you register before Nov 1 and $30 after. To register for this event:

West Windsor Turkey Trot, Brownville
Thursday Nov 27 Please join the Edge Fitness Center at the Ascutney Mountain Resort for our first annual 5-K9 Turkey Trot, held on Thanksgiving Day! Come celebrate Thanksgiving in the beautiful community of West Windsor during this super fun 3 mile run/walk! The BEST PART? Dogs are welcome and encouraged on the course! For an extra energy kick, PIE STATIONS will be at the beginning, mid point and finish line of the run! After all, what would a Thanksgiving event be without copious amounts of pie? After finishing the run/walk, please stay for pie at the finish line!  Feeling GIVING? Please bring non-perishable food items to support our friends that utilize the Reading Food Shelf.
Call 802-484-3511or email: for more information.

Contadance sponsored by the Friends of the Meetinghouse on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday Nov. 28 at 7:00 p.m. at the Weathersfield Center Meetinghouse. Admission will be $8.00.  Children are free and welcomed. All dances will be taught. The caller will be David Millstone and the music will be by George Ainley and the Stringfield Springers. Proceeds will go towards replacing the front porch and steps of the historic Meetinghouse. Bring any leftover Thanksgiving desserts and cider will be served.

Trot It Off 5k, Ludlow
Saturday Nov 29 8 a.m.-Registration in the Cornerstone Room at Jackson Gore. 9: 15a.m-Tots Trot 9:30 a.m.- 5K Race  Location: Jackson Gore Village Description: This 5k running/walking race is perfect for the avid runner or the recreational walker eager to burn off the calories from that extra slice of Thanksgiving dessert. Registration is $25 per person and proceeds go to support the Wendy Neal Scholarship Fund and Black River Good Neighbor Services. All participants will receive an event Tee-shirt. The Tots Trot, a kids’ fun race for children 12 and younger, will take place just before the 5k.  Trot It Off 5K Pre-Registration: $25 ($30 on the day of the event) Tots Trot (12 & under) Pre-Registration: $10 ($15 on the day of the event)

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
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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