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Weathersfield News November 23, 2014
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Greetings from the Emerald Isle, Ireland. We flew over last Sunday and have been touring this lovely country all week (we should be arriving back to Weathersfield as this paper is being delivered!) Our adventure started with three nights in Dublin-and no we didn’t see Bono (I believe he was having surgery following a bike accident-not that we would have seen him anyway.)
We day tripped to many wonderful sites such as:
Dublin- St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity College (Book of Kells), Phoenix Park.
County Wicklow (the Hollywood of Ireland-many films are shot here)-Powerscourt (gorgeous gardens), Glendalough (Valley of Two Lakes)
Making our way south we hit:
County Kildare-The National Stud Farm (famous Irish Thoroughbreds)
County Tipperary-Rock of Cashel (12th century stone buildings)
County Cork-Cobh (the last stop before Titanic began its voyage across the Atlantic, also the Lusitania was torpedoed right off the coast), Blarney Castle (no I did NOT kiss the Blarney Stone)
County Kerry-The Ring of Kerry (a 112 mile long coastline route that travels through some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Ireland)
Next we headed towards the west coast:
County Clare-Bunratty Castle (15th century Tower House)
County Galway-the Burren (limestone plateau), Cliffs of Moher
County Limmerick-Silvermine Mountains and the Shannon River
It was a jammed packed adventure and one that I would do again in a heartbeat. The country is beautiful; the people extremely warm and friendly; the food was excellent and or course there was the beer and whiskey, very flavorful.

Thank the stars for digital images, if I had shot this trip on film, oh boy. Think of me while you are enjoying turkey and football. I’ll be editing these images and reliving this fabulous trip to √Čire.

I will be posting all my Ireland images to:

Town Events:
Contradance Friday Nov. 28 7:00 p.m. at the Weathersfield Center Meetinghouse. Sponsored by the Friends of the Meetinghouse, admission $8, children are free and welcomed. All dances will be taught. The caller will be David Millstone, music performed 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.

Saxtons River Bell Ringers Holiday Concert Thursday Dec. 4 7 p.m. Come hear handbell musicians play holiday favorites at Martin Memorial Hall, 5259 Route 5 in Ascutney, VT. Unlike an orchestra or choir in which each musician is responsible for one line of the texture, a bell ensemble acts as one instrument, with each musician responsible for particular notes, sounding his or her assigned bells whenever that note appears in the music. This concert is free and for all ages thanks to the Friends of the Weathersfield Proctor Library. For more information about handbells please visit For information about the concert call 802.674.2863 or visit


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 10a.m. 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. YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE TO PARTICIPATE FOR THIS EVENT! PLEASE SIGN UP TODAY!
Call 802-484-3511or email: for more information.

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)


Weathersfield Knit/Crochet Group
Beginning Dec. 1 1-2:30 p.m. Perkinsville Community Church. Bring your current project or your own supplies to get started. Not sure what to create? Come help create an afghan! (Yarn and instructions provided.) Contact Lynn Esty at 263-9441 or if you have any questions.

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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