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Weathersfield News July 29 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News July 29, 2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy My hat goes off to the first responders in Weathersfield. Some were gathered last Saturday to celebrate the life of Patricia Daniels, a big supporter of our fire fighters, when the call went out for a motor vehicle accident on the interstate. The guys dropped everything and ran. By now you've heard this accident resulted in a fatality. I left the Center Meeting House and went to cover the Harpoon BBQ Championships in Windsor . Driving north on I-91 we saw that traffic was backed up past State Street as the State police and emergency personnel cleared that accident. We decided to play it safe and head home using Rte 5. As we got to the interstate overpass at Exit 8 we see another huge traffic back-up. This couldn't be from the single car interstate accident four hours earlier, could it? No, it was a separate accident involving a Subaru Forester and a Golden Cross ambulance. The

7000 Beer and BBQ Lovers Hit Harpoon's BBQ Championships in Windsor #WindsorVT #VT #harpoonbrewery #HarpoonBBQ

Ribs at Lester's Roadside Saturday July 25, 2015 Windsor VT This past weekend a little over 7000 people made their way through the turnstiles to attended the Harpoon Brewery 's 15th Annual Championships New England Barbecue in Windsor Vermont. Thirty five teams from around the US competed in four categories: Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket. These teams cook for the judges (not the spectators) and are scored from 9 (highest) to 2 (lowest without being disqualified) on the criteria of appearance, taste and tenderness, and the team with the highest composite score wins that category. Scores for each category go toward an overall Grand Champion win (max is 720.) Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) oversees the meat certification prior to cooking and the judging. This year Blazin' Buttz BBQ, from Long Island NY was Grand Champion with a score of 685.6916 and Rhode Hog BBQ was Reserve Champion with a score of 682.2628 State Championship Results may be found at: ht

Bow Thayer Perfroms for Front Porch Concert Series #LebanonNH #NH #bowthayer

Bow Thayer July 23, 2015 Lebanon NH The Lebanon Recreation Front Porch Concert Series is back! This past Thursday night, Bow Thayer performed for a crowd of a couple hundred music lovers. At one point the skies were threatening to open up but held off to a few sprinkles. It turned out to be a great night for music in the park. More concert images: This concerts series is a collaboration of the Lebanon Rec Depatment, the Lebanon Opera House , and The Point FM Radio Station. It is their 10th Summer of the Front Porch! Performances are Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in Colburn Park also known as the Town Green across from 51 North Park Street Lebanon, NH. You can enjoy shopping & music at the Lebanon Farmers’ Market from 4-7 p.m. before the concert. Buy dinner or kettle corn or ice cream and settle in for an evening of great FREE music. This series is underwritten by Byrne Foundation, Lebanon Recr

Area Chlidren Celebrate S.O.A.K. in Woodstock #WoodstockVT #VT

July 23, 2015 Woodstock, VT SOAK, SOAK, SOAK could be heard leaking out of the Yoh Auditorium on Thursday afternoon July 23. Close to 200 children and their families joined their teachers and advisors before their Summer S.O.A.K wrap up party and family BBQ. What is S.O.A.K? In its second year, Summer Student Opportunity for Achievement and Knowledge is a four-week summer program hosted by the Windsor Central Supervisory Union and held at Woodstock Union Middle/High School and venues around Windsor and Rutland Counties. Children spend their days building robots, fixing and riding mountain bikes, visiting art museums, swimming, learning Spanish, cooking, gardening, taking college prep courses and so much more. The programs are open for students in Grades 1 through 12 and their days were divided into two sessions, from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.. An Epic Water Balloon Fight was held as a fundraiser, Thursday to help pay for the four week program.  More images from the party:  htt

Multiple MVAs in Region on Saturday, Two in Weathersfield #WeathersfieldVT #VT

July 25, 2015 Weathersfield VT By Nancy Nutile-McMenemy, Vermont Standard Correspondent There were several motor vehicle accidents in the region Saturday, including one on Interstate 91 that killed a New York man. Trent Costello, 22, of Kingston, New York, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, after the car he was riding in hit a tree on the west side of the highway near mile marker 48, state police said in a news release. The driver of the car, McKayla Park, 21, of Oneonta, New York, was taken to Springfield Hospital with unspecified injuries. Hospital representatives were unable to provide information about Park’s condition last night. Both were wearing seatbelts, police said. Police said Park and Costello were traveling south at about 11:30 a.m. when their car left the west side of the roadway in Weathersfield, overturned and struck a tree. The car, a 2000 Subaru Forester, was totaled. Emergency responders closed the southbound lanes of I-91 at Exit 8 in Ascutney, abou

Weathersfield News July 22 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News July 20, 2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy I need a vacation. Can I just say-"Stop The World, I Want to Get Off." I know I, do it to myself. I really need to learn to say NO. But it's so hard. As my friend from West Windsor says (when I see her at EVERY event I'm attending or covering for this newspaper) "I have a fear of missing something!" That young lady is so right on the mark. This past week was out of control.  It started with a few girlfriends on Wednesday evening. Watching the sun set, good conversation and $5 margaritas-who could ask for more. Thursday my life kicked into high gear. I spent the morning folding t-shirts and setting up the merchandise for the 27th Annual Vermont 100Endurance Race . I rushed home, showered and went to the Library Trustee 's meeting. Friday I was back at Silver Hill Meadow for the Race Registration day.  My two favorite Merch Volunteers

"A Summer Evening..." Benefit for Our Library #WeathersfieldVT #VT

The  WeathersfieldProctor Library  hosted “A Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors” on Saturday at the Center Meeting House. Local residents shared tales, both serious and humorous about life in town. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and dessert were served.  Music was provided by Tony Mastaler Jazz Trio. A silent auction included items donated by local businesses. The event was a benefit for the Library's Capital Campaign Fund. About 100 people attended. More images from the event: A Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors A Benefit for the Weathersfield Proctor Library Weathersfield Center Meeting House Weathersfield VT July 18, 2015 Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy More images:

Vermont 100 Endurance Race 2015 #VT100 #VT #VermontAdaptive

Where were you at 4 a.m. on Saturday July 18? If you were at Silver Hill Meadow in West Windsor you saw 318 people line up to challenge themselves to run 100 miles in under 30 hours. With the weather forecast calling for hot, humid weather with temperatures in the 80s and a chance of thunderstorms all day it may surprise you to hear that 221 of these folks did in fact finish the race. These people were taking part in the 27th Annual Vermont 100 Endurance Race to benefit Vermont Adaptive . A little later in the morning 68 runners took to the course to run 100 Kilometers (57 finished before the 5 a.m. closure of the 100 Km course.) And it's not just runners out there. This is the only 100 miler in the country that runs with horses on course too. The riders can take their horses on a 100 mile, 75 mile or 50 mile course. The 100 mile winners were Scott Traer from Woburn MA 15:01:50 and Ashley Lister from Lock Haven PA 18:08:59. The 100 Km winners Emily LeVan fro

"A Funny Thing Happened..." Closes Two Week Run #NCCT #LebanonNH

North Country Community Theatre (NCCT) presented their 43rd Annual Summer Production of " A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum." The performance on Saturday closed out a two week run directed by Hetty Thomae, choreographed by Susan Lamontagne, music directed by Hal Sheller and costumes by Woodstock's own Holly Levison. More images: A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum North Country Community Theatre Lebanon Opera House Lebanon ,  NH   July 10, 2015 Copyright ©2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy Image Galleries:

Weathersfield News July 15 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News July 15, 2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy It's feeling like summer, finally! The fans are going, the windows and curtains are closed during the day and I get to walk around barefoot. Life is good! Another very cool weekend of entertainment has past. First I hit the Lebanon Opera House for the North Country Community Theatre's A Funny Think Happened on the Way to the Forum Friday. What a wonderful production. The costumes, the scenery, the Proteans! There are three more performances, get your  tickets soon-they will sell out! More images from the show: Sunday, I lost 5 lbs of sweat and tears behind the Red Sox dugout watching the Sox lose to the Yankees . Yes folks, the evil empire was in town and put a hurt on the hometown boys. More images from the game: News You Can Use Se

Weathersfield News July 8 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News July 8, 2015 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy I love fireworks! I always have! The colors, the sounds, being outside on a summer night. Friday night I went to the West Windsor Fireworks at Ascutney Mountain , it was the start of jammed packed 4th of July weekend. What an absolutely gorgeous Friday night, I'm so glad I went. There is something special about sitting on a mountain side, eating ice cream and cheering for pyrotechnics.  It was also very nice to see this mountain getting some use. The parking lot was full of cars and there must have been a couple hundred people with me watching the sky light up. The fireworks went on for close to 30 minutes. Such a treat.  More Friday Fireworks: Saturday and Sunday-I drove to our neighbor towns of West Windsor and Reading for their parades. Highlights-The Luc Mac float in the West Windsor

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