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Weathersfield News May 6, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

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May is here. I think we've finally moved out of the cold-nights-months into warmer-longer-nights months.  May Day, Green Up Day, Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day-so much to celebrate. We're close to 14 hours of daylight now, moving towards June 21 when we hit our peak of 15 hours. Who doesn't love this time of year. Especially now before the black fly emerge and the mosquitoes take flight.  At this time of year yard work is so pleasant. I'm slowly getting my perennial beds cleaned up. We are expecting a load of cow manure any day now for our vegetable garden. Once the nighttime temps. get to be 45 degrees consistently I'll move by kitchen starter plants out into the garage to harden them off for garden planting the first week of June. So let's all get out and celebrate-we've made it through another winter!

Part of our May Day celebration included a weekend of music!
We started off with Bow Thayer opening for Richard Thompson at the Freight House Hall in White River VT Friday evening.

Bow Thayer
Richard Thompson
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Got up early Saturday and headed to Hartland to check out that's community's Green Up day.

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After editing the Hartland Green up Day images we made our way to New Haven CT. Saturday was the first of two nights of concerts with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt. Saturday's show was at the newly renovated College St. Music Hall.

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
College St. Music Hall New Haven CT
Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt
Ulster Performing Arts Center Kingston NY
Sunday night was at the Ulster Performing Arts Center in Kingston NY.

Great shows both nights!
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In between concerts we spent a lovely Sunday hiking around the Audubon Bent of the River Nature Area in Southbury CT. It was a treat seeing flowers and flowering trees in full bloom.
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News You Can Use
Select Board met on May 4 for their regular meeting. Details will be reported here next week. The board is still looking to fill many town appointed positions: Budget Committee (Two Openings), Connecticut River Development Corporation Representative Alternate, Connecticut River Joint Commission, CRJC Mt Ascutney Subcommittee, Conservation Commission (One four year term open), Fence Viewer (Two Openings), Parks and Recreation Commission (One Opening), River Connection Regional Partnership Representative, Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc. Representative, and Southern Windsor County Transportation Advisory. If you are interested in serving please contact the Town Manager. The Board also has a meeting scheduled Monday, May 18, 7 p.m. to conduct the 'Third Reading' and amend Weathersfield Hazardous Materials Response Ordinance.

Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association and West Weathersfield Fire Department-Remind people that no burn permits will be issued at this time. Dry conditions and high winds are making it ripe for out of control fire situations. Thank you for understanding our desire to keep everyone safe.

Weathersfield Elementary School: Guidance News-May 18 during 8th period study hall, 8th grade students who will be attending Windsor High School in the fall will be meeting with the guidance counselors to review course selection. Please contact Beth Sprague with any questions you may have. Hawks Mountain Grange #499 Perkinsville-is offering a $200 scholarship to a graduating senior from Weathersfield to further their education in the agricultural field. This scholarship will be awarded each yearly until the fund is exhausted. Interested students should submit a letter of interest to: Weathersfield School, PO Box 279, Ascutney, VT 05030 c/o Grange Scholarship.

Town Calendar of Events
Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale-Saturday May 9, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Fire Station near I91 Exit 8. Annuals and perennials on sale to benefit the AVFA. For more info. call 802.674.5021.

Weathersfield Elementary School: Panther Cub Night-May 13  6 -7:30 p.m.. 7/8 Graduation Dance-May 15, 7-10 p.m.. Spring Concerts-K-3-May 5, 6-7 p.m. in gym 4-8- May 7, 6-7:30 p.m. in gym.

Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. The organization embraces the principles of restorative justice. As a volunteer, you will hear participant's stories and help create a restorative contract with them. The group meets once a month at the Springfield Police Department, your commitment will require about 3 hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at or call Maureen at 802-295-5078 #10.

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 4-5 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, Hours: Wed 10-6 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m. 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).-Preschool Storytime Wednesdays 11 a.m. Jan 21 - May 27

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