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Weathersfield News June 1, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

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The rains have come! Finally! The weather still hasn't settled, though. One day its 90 the next 50. I covered the East End Clean Up last Saturday for the paper, we were all baking in the hot sun then on Sunday I came very close to lighting the woodstove. I still haven't put in my vegetable garden but hopefully, I'll get to it tomorrow. I'm a little worried that the overnight temperatures may still dip below 45. I don't mind covering plants in the fall when they have fruit on them but to cover now, as transplants, is just too much bother for me. Here's to the first week of June and more stable weather. And speaking of the first week in June, it's Covered Bridges Half Marathon weekend. Come on out and watch these runners travel around Pomfret, Woodstock and Quechee. Always a fun time.

Another busy week for Photos By Nanci. I traveled to Concord NH to see Lyle Lovett and Vince Gill perform at the Capitol Theater on Thursday. Great Show. More info about it:

Saturday my camera was clicking away as I traveled to Woodstock and Ascutney for a few events!

Week Two of Mt. Tom's Farmers Market, Woodstock

The East End Park (The former Jungle) in Woodstock hosted a park clean up party.

More images from the East End Park Clean Up Party:

Scrabble Event in Ascutney hosted by the Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Fundraising Committee. 
More images from the Scrabble Event:

For me May ended on a "folk note" with a concert in Tunbridge VT performed by music legends Jim Rooney and Pat Alger. They were accompanied by Chris Brashear.

More images from the Tunbridge show:

News You Can Use
Select Board-met on Jun 1, meeting will be reported on here next week.

Fire Commission-met May 26. Chief Darrin Spaulding of Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association reported that the hydrants on Gulf Road, the Bow, and Skyline Drive are not working and need repairs. Mrs. Lynn Esty said there is money in the budget for dry hydrant repairs. Mr. Spaulding also reported that there is a pond on Bowen Hill Road for which the homeowner has authorized installation of a dry hydrant but that it needs to be dredged. The commission is looking into grant funds available for the work.
Mrs. Dauphin, West Weathersfield Fire Department,  expressed concern that Engine 2 had broken down recently and it took a few days for the Town Highway Department to look at it. She wanted to know if there was an alternative for repairs when the highway department is not available. Mrs. Esty said she would look into it.

Weathersfield School News-Congratulations to 4th grade teacher, Jessica Sivret, who married Mr. Brent Wilmot recently. From now on, when you see the name Mrs. Wilmot on various school papers, you will know that it is Jessica. The WS Family wishes Jessica and Brent a lifetime of happiness.

Weathersfield Proctor Library Trustees-The Trustees have called a Special Meeting for Thursday Jun 4 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss installing a working/ADA accessible  bathroom in the library. The Library Director Search Committee has finished interviewing the candidates for the open Library Director position vacated by Nancy Tusinski in March. The Trustees will review the application and make an offer to the candidate soon. The Trustees hope to have the Director's position filled by the end of the summer.

Obituary-Weathersfield, Vt.-Kenneth Spaulding, 90, died Wednesday, May 27 at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was born Jan. 25, 1925, in Ludlow, Vt. a son of Ervin and Laura (Hoadley) Spaulding. Kenneth grew up in Ludlow and attended the local school. He went on to serve in the Army during WWII upon his return he went to work at Jewel Brook Woolen Mill where he met the love of his life Ina May Stevens. They were married on March 2, 1945. They lived in Proctorsville, Vt. for a time later moving to Brattleboro, Vt. where he worked for Peoples Bus Lines, Holden Martin Lumber Company, and as a farmhand. They moved to Weston, Vt. where he worked at the Weston Priory. They moved to Chester, Vt. and Kenneth went to work for the State of Vermont Highway Department he took a transfer and they moved to Reading, Vt. Kenneth left the State Highway Department for a time to work for the Town of Windsor Water Department. Later returned to the State Highway Department to finish his career. Burial with military honors will be held Friday, June 5, at 10 a.m. in the Ascutneyville Cemetery in Ascutney. Condolences may be expressed to Kenneth’s family in an online guestbook at Memorial contributions may be made to: the Springfield Humane Society, 401 Skitchewaug Trail, Springfield, VT 05156.

Town Calendar of Events:
Weathersfield Elementary School-Volunteer Tea Celebration will be held on Jun 11at 3 p.m. in the AP Room.

Ascutney Union Church is hosting a Multi-Family Yard Sale on Saturday, Jun 6 from 9-2 p.m. in their parking area behind the Church just North of the traffic light on Route 5 in Ascutney. Food will also be available.

Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association will host their Annul Yard Sale June 12-14. More details to follow.

Third Annual Weathersfield Hiking Season Begins-The hikes are being organized by Weathersfield Parks and Recreation. Well-behaved dogs are welcome. We expect a range of hiking speeds. Are you new to hiking? Wear footwear that is broken in and appropriate for uneven trails. Hikers join us at their own risk. Steve Aikenhead, 263-5439, Saturday, June 20, 9:30 a.m. Cathedral Rocks This hike is partly on wood road and partly on a route that follows blazes through the woods. Its length has not been calculated, but it descends to Reservoir Road from Stokes Road, which is just short of Wellwood Orchard. The difficulty will be greater than a walk down the road. We will spot cars at the end of the hike for a ride back up to Stokes. There is a nice view near the top of the descent. The rocks are very big. Two hours?
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).

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