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Weathersfield News June 24, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

We are now four days past the Summer Solstice-moving toward the Winter Solstice in December. The Solstice arrived for me with a blistering guitar and the bang of the drum. 

Last Saturday (the blistering guitar), the Solstice Eve, I went to see blues guitar phenom Kenny Wayne Shepherd at the Lebanon Opera House. His guitar playing was mesmerizing. The show was opened by Larry Dougher from Windsor. Dougher played a few old time delta blues covers and a few originals. He was mighty fine himself. 

Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Noah Hunt
Larry Dougher from Windsor VT

Sunday I was one of a lucky 70 people to bear witness to a very special house concert at Billsville House Concerts in Manchester VT-Vermont's own Grace Potter performed at Billsville for their 75th show (the bang of the drum-her husband and band mate Matt Burr on drums.)  One of the requests regarding this show was no cell phone, no audio or video or photos during the performance. But we were allowed photos after the show during the Meet and Greet.

This was quite an experience for all involved. The thing I admire most is, in this day and age of technology and Social Media EVERYWHERE in our lives, no one leaked that this show was happening. 
Setlist (via Van E.):
Ragged Company
Stars (Request)
Ah, Mary
Pain In My Heart (our request)
Empty Hearts
Low Road (our request)
Let You Go (first time played)
Never Go Back
Stop The Bus
Low (first time played)
Time Keeper
Apologies (request)
Nothing But The Water I (with special guest Jen Crowell)
I Shall Be Released
Here's To The Meantime

And ANOTHER concert. We ventured south to Northampton to see Todd Snider at the Iron Horse Music Hall on Tuesday night. Snider is a singer songwriter with an unusual way of looking at the world around him. His shows are lyrically entertaining and always very humorous.
A few more images from the show:

Hope you all had a wonderful Solstice. What will this week bring, sit back and let it unfold.

News You Can Use

Select Board-Perkinsville Schoolhouse Update-Exterior drainage work is about one third done. The sill work in the ell is complete. The well is hooked up and water is available to the building. The masonry work is half complete. There are two dehumidifiers working in the basement. Listing for sale of Town parcel on Tenney Hill Road-The Board approved the listing of $69,900. Town Manager Mullen found a survey for the property in the land records, which provides valuable data needed for the sale. The Board also approved a contract, not-to-exceed $14,500, with Mudgett, Jennett, & Krogh-Wisner to perform an audit of the Town's FY2015 financial statements.

Weathersfield Proctor Library Trustees-The Board of Trustees voted to engage the architectural services of NBF in Rutland to design an ADA accessible bathroom for the Library. In the meantime, the Trustees will have an accessible port-o-let placed on the property for use during the summer to accommodate children attending the Summer Reading Program. The Theme for the program is "Super Heroes." The Board also voted to reopen the search for a Library Director after the Search Committee's top choice decided not to accept the offer of the position.

Police Blotter- Weathersfield Police Department has received a few reports of bears on people's porches/property within the last week, one included a day time visit with bear trying to gain access to the residence. Do not attempt to approach or feed any bears. They are wild animals. If you feed bears they will become dependent on humans and eventually be deemed nuisance animals. Other reports of bears were on Roberts Road, Divoll Pasture Road and Thrasher Road.

Solarize Makes $ense-Brownsville, Cavendish, Reading, Weathersfield and Windsor Energy Committees recently launched a summer Solarize program and introduced their selected installer team of Catamount Solar and Integrity Energy. Homeowners who are residents of the five-team towns are offered a discounted tiered pricing structure available until September 30, 2015. For information on Solarize Makes $en$e go to:

Town Calendar of Events:
The Wake Up to Dying Project Thursday, Jun 25-Sunday, Jun 28, at the River Garden, 157 Main Street, Brattleboro. The Wake Up to Dying Project (WUTDP) aims to shift our cultural perspective on death from fear and avoidance toward familiarity by inviting people to acknowledge death, be prepared for it, and live more fully for having done so. Bring a friend or loved one with you to share in this unique experience. If you'd like to volunteer visit this website or for more information, email or call (802) 522-7818. Exhibit hours: Thursday and Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday10 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information please visit the events section of (WUTDP) website.

Weathersfield Proctor Library-The Library will be closed on the 4th of July. Please plan ahead for your book check outs and drop offs.

The Frippery is Coming. The Weathersfield Historical Society is hosting its annual Frippery on Aug. 1 at The Weathersfield Center Meeting House. Anyone wishing to donate can call Maureen for questions at 603 252 0936. This is always a fun event with lots of great things for sale to benefit the Historical Society.

Weathersfield Hikes-The Ancient Hemlocks Saturday, July 18 9:30 a.m. This route is over fields and through the woods, up and down a logging road and over a rivulet or brook. You won’t have to remove footwear. The last half mile is up Little Canada Road, past the 1791 John Warner house. Dave Noake will welcome us there with a brief tour of the house and refreshments. The trees are about 500 years old. Your guide will use a compass to find his way through one section – he’s confident. Total distance about 2 miles. Feel free to call Steve, hiking organizer, at 263-5439 with questions.

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. Summer Reading Program "Super Heroes" begins Jun. 24, come in and sign up today! 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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