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Weathersfield News May 28 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

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Weathersfield News May 28, 2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photosbynanci@comcast.net

News You Can Use Select Board- The Select Board met Monday May 18. Treasurer Steve Hier explained the bank note needed to purchase a truck and snow plow. The Board voted to take out a bank note in the amount of $115,000 from Peoples United Bank for the purchase of a truck/snowplow. The Board tabled taking out a bank note 1879 PerkinsvilleSchool project until the Aug. 3 meeting. The Board discussed Town Manager Search Process including the manager’s job description, VLCT’s search services, and composition of the search committee. They agreed to continue the discussion when all of the Board members could be present, and to set a timetable for the search at the next meeting. The Board reviewed the current Animal Control Ordinance. They agreed that communication between the police department and the animal control office could be improved. However, the consensus was that as long as the ordinance is properly appli…

HES Memorial Day Assembly #HartlandVT #VT

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May 26, 2015 Hartland VT
Hartland Elementary School hosted a Memorial Day Assembly. The students invited veterans from American Legion Post 48 to join them. Post 48 Chaplain Mike Heaney said the post member chose to honor Leon Coolidge Royce, a 90 year old World War II Marine as this years honoree. Royce, born in Hartland in 1924, attend Hartland Elementary School when it was located at the now, Hartland Recreation Center. He loved baseball and played short stop for Windsor High School. During WW II, he served in the Island Campaign spending time at the Marshall Islands, Guam and Iwo Jima. He returned to the area and was coach for Windsor High School Baseball taking the team to State Championships in 1960 and 1975. His students honored him with a signed bat that he brought to the ceremony.

The assembly included music by the HES Band, the 6th and 7th Grade Chorus and a solo of "God Bless America" by Samantha Gibbs. The event concluded with a speech by Rusty Sachs, a Marine Hel…

Open Studio Weekend 2015 #VT #VTCrafts #VTArts

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May 23-24, 2015 This past weekend artists in our area opened their studios to visitors. The 23rd Vermont Open Studio Weekend, hosted by Vermont Crafts Council saw over 200 artist in twelve counties participating. In Windsor County 21 artists highlighted their various media and were available for demonstration and to answer questions.
Kenny Hamblin owns Vermont Stone Design in Hartland and specializes in re-purposed wood, metal and stone work. Robert O'Brien Watercolors in Weathersfield. Robert photographs things that catch his eye then paints the images in watercolors.
Scott Duffy owns Rockledge Farm Woodworking in Weathersfield. He makes hand crafted wood furnishings and home accessories.
Lynn VanNatta owns and designed VanNatta Gallery in West Windsor. She describes her work as expressive plein air oil paintings.


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Weathersfield New May 20 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

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Weathersfield News May 20, 2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photosbynanci@comcast.net
Everything is so green. I love this time of year. During our long winter months I miss seeing this special kind of green color that is only around in May. When you look up into the canopy of the trees you just have to smile. The color is so stunning and vibrant. Almost like our spirits are gray in the winter when we cannot see this color and our spirits giggle in the spring when this color returns. Not that this time of year is all fun and games, mind you; I've been diligently weeding. The strawberries have been weeded and mulched, the blueberries are weeded and mulched and the peach trees are weeded and mulched. The hubby has spread the cow manure and turned over the vegetable garden. Now I can water it heavily and cover it with black plastic-to bake out any weed seeds before the tomatoes, peepers, and basil get planted in a couple of weeks. We practice progressive pot planting here at our house and my…

Weathersfield News May 13 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

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Weathersfield News May 13, 2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photosbynanci@comcast.net
So, how did you like spring? I swear one day it was 38 degrees the next it was 80. We visited Connecticut two weekends ago and their trees had leafed-out, all their wildflowers were up. Their tulips were full open and fading. And their humming birds were back. I thought we were weeks behind them. Nope. Our hummingbirds returned on May 4, we're almost completely leafed-out and the daffodils and tulips are up and open. 


We started picking asparagus mid week and our lettuce was just kicking in-now I'm worried it might be too hot for it. We've been 80 degrees with the humidity hovering around 35% ; hand watering twice a day to keep things wet. Last Saturday, it turned full summer-85 degrees with 66% humidity. YIKES. The black fly are out and biting and I've been harvesting ticks off the dog like crazy. I'm not complaining because, hey-it's not snowing and it's not -20 so that's a…