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Weathersfield News September 9, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

I hope you all had a very nice and safe Labor Day weekend. I remember when we used to go back to school the Tuesday after Labor Day. It seems now most schools start the week or two before the final holiday of the summer. I've hear folks say it's a nice way to slowly transition the children back into the long days at school after the freedom of summer at home or camp. I guess that would work; having never experienced it I cannot really comment but it is what it is. I have fond memories of all the kids on our street hanging out on Labor Day evening talking about the next day when the school buses would be picking us up to take us to our various schools. Who got new sneakers and who got new lunch boxes. I suppose this still happens just a week earlier. I also remember dying to see friends that lived on the other side of town. This was before social media, only telephones (and later as a teenage CB radios!) to stay in touch over the summer. It was a very special day, that first day back to school, walking through the school doors and seeing your friends from across town waiting for you. I'm still not sure how the teachers got us to focus those first few days in class while all the catch-up talk was going on. Not only are the children moving in doors this time of year, adults are too. We're moving into our fall routines: school, garden harvests, and cleaning the house getting ready for those long days inside that are ahead of us. Cheers to the "-ber" months: Septem-ber, Octo-ber, Novem-ber and Decem-ber!
More images from Hartland Elementary School's First Day:

Last Thursday I was in Portland ME but it felt like being at a High School Dance. I grew up listening to The J. Geils Band. In fact, my Junior High School Science teacher was in a band and he loved GEILS and introduced me to these "Bad Boys from Boston." The hubby and I were among the youngest in the audience that night but the crowd at Maine State Pier was pretty rowdy nonetheless.

Duke Levine and Peter Wolf

Peter Wolf
Flashback to 1982, Peter Wolf in Hartford CT
Ian Hunter opened the show. Those of you who have heard of Mott The Hoople know who Ian is.
Friday, I join a small, loyal group of Weathersfield Proctor Library patrons and volunteers to say goodbye to Karin Fischer. Karin had been serving as the Interim Library Director but is leaving Weathersfield for the Chester Library. Best wishes Karin in your new adventure.

At the same party on Friday, we welcomed  Judy Topolski who will be stepping in as Interim Director until a permanent can be hired.
More images from Karin's Thank You Party:

I had so much fun covering the 79th Annual GMHA Distance Days on Saturday. I even ran into Kat Waters from Perkinsville VT on High Brook Quintessential. Looking good Kat!

Town Calendar of Events:

Monthly Weathersfield Potluck and Program-Tuesday, Sept. 15 noon at Perkinsville VT Church Vestry on Route 106. Perkinsville resident Kathleen Fellows speak about her time as a nurse in Nepal last Spring. In her words: "...I had a great time until the Grand Finale!" Kathleen spent six weeks working in two different parts of Nepal, followed by a week's holiday in Tibet where she made it to Everest Base camp before returning to Kathmandu ( the capital of Nepal) where she experienced the first two of three major earthquakes at the end of April, 2015." All are welcome Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. More info. contact Loraine Zigman 802-263-5245;

Weathersfield Proctor Library Children's Room- Story Time Sept. 16 10:30 a.m. with Jordan Hutchinson, Youth Services Librarian. Jordon has started a monthly newsletter called: What's Happening? dates, times, and the host of activities are all scheduled and emailed to parents who sign up at

Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library Annual Book and Bake Sale Saturday Sept. 26 9 a.m.-2 p.m. On the Library lawn.

Weathersfield Hikes- Little Ascutney Saturday, Sept. 19 9:30. The hike will be up to the ledges and then might loop around to the basin and its cellar holes. In large part this terrain is strenuous. There is first a steady climb, then a dip, and then a steep ascent to get from the parking lot at 900 feet to the summit of Little Ascutney at 1709 feet. The hike probably will take over two hours. Steve Snyder is the probable hike leader. Feel free to call Steve, hiking organizer, at 263-5439 with questions.

Table19 Presents ‘Glitter & Gowns’ An Elegant Evening of Dinner & Dancing Sept. 26 6:30 p.m. Time travel back to 1940 with Live Swing & Big Band Music by Gerry Grimo's 10-piece band. Champagne, prime rib and lobster tail buffet, decadent dessert bar, cash bar with themed cocktails. Tickets can be purchased at Table19 or by calling 802.885.8219. $85.00 Per Person / $150.00 per couple-black tie optional. Reservations required. Tickets must be purchased by Sept. 12.

Out of the Darkness Community Walk-Help Us Create A World Without Suicide Saturday, Sept. 26 Springfield Walking Path, (Toonerville Trail), Springfield, VT. Check In/ Registration Time: 9:30 a.m.. Walk: 10-1 p.m..  For More Information, please contact: Heather Jarvis 802- 296-1989 or Judy Jarvis 802-263-5549

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.

Volunteers in Action (VIA) is looking for volunteer drivers. VIA is an organization that drives people to doctor's appointments, usually at Mt. Ascutney Hospital or DHMC and occasionally grocery missions. Your mileage is reimbursable.  Please call VIA at (802) 674-5971 ask for Martha or Scottie. 

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