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Weathersfield News January 27 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

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Weathersfield News January 27, 2016 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photosbynanci@comcast.net
In just about one month, Weathersfield voters will meet at the WeathersfieldSchool in Ascutney on Saturday, Feb. 27 for Town Meeting. Town voters used to meet Monday night before voting by Australian Ballot on the following Tuesday morning (the first Tuesday in March.) Voters will now gather Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for the School District Meeting, break for lunch, then reconvene for the Town Meeting at noon. On Tuesday, Mar. 1 10 a.m., the polls will open at Martin Memorial Hall, voting by ballot will close at 7 p.m. the evening. Weathersfield's newly hired Town Manager, Ed Morris, 41, of Twin Falls, Idaho will be at that Saturday meeting and begin his job on Tuesday Mar. 1. So mark your calendars and come take part in this uniquely Vermont form of Democracy.

For fun Ascutney Sunrise and Sunset


A weekend filled with music! Della Mae at Billsville, Manchester Vt.

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Emerging Artists Rock Damon Hall #HartlandVT #VT #vtlivemusic #vermontstandard

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January 23, 2016
Hartland VT
Saturday night Damon Hall was rocking to the music of Jenna Rice, Iva Wich and the Woodstock Union High School Jazz/Funk Band Nonet. The 8th Annual Emerging Artist Showcase was hosted by Hartland Community Connections with support from Hartland Community Arts and the Town of Hartland. Following the two hour performance, a community supper was held in the basement with soup donated by The Windsor Station Restaurant and a variety of breads donated by King Arthur Flour. Nina Salvatore, Woodstock Union High School (WUHS) Art teacher, created a gallery of WUHS student works. Each performer took home a $50 gift certificate to Blue Mountain Guitar in West Lebanon, NH (HCA contributed $25, HCC, $10, Blue Mt. Guitar, $15.)



Jenna Rice performed five original songs. Jenna is on a gap year between college and high school. She'll be attending Sterling College in Craftsbury, VT to study sustainable agriculture.

She is also building a 18' x 8' (a tiny house…

Della Mae Rocked Billsville #heyheydellamae #billsvillehouse

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January 22, 2016
Manchester, VT

Della Mae, the all-women noveau bluegrass ("newgrass") band based in Nashville performed at a SOLD OUT house concert in Manchester, Vt Friday night. Billsville House Concerts hosted these five amazingly talented women, house concert number 81 or 82 there was some question prior to the show's start. Della Mae was winding down a New England tour and the dates worked.

They opened the show with "Letter From Down The Road" a tune off their 2013 Grammy nominated "This World Oft Can Be" CD.


A few songs in, the full house, standing room only crowd was treated to a Sippy Wallace song Celia Woodsmith Boyd called "the sassiest song I've ever heard", one that Bonnie Raitt made famous "Woman Be Wise"

Since its formation in 2009, the Boston-bred, Nashville-based outfit has established a reputation as a charismatic, hard-touring live act. Seeing them in this imitate setting was quite a treat.

House concerts all…

Weathersfield News Jan 20 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

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Weathersfield News January 20, 2016 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photosbynanci@comcast.net

Looks like we have a little snow to play with but that big dump of snow still hasn't happened. I know it's been cold so folks are starting to open skating rinks and this past weekend Ascutney Outdoors got a chance to open their newly installed Ski Tow to the public. Lot of folks turned out but having more snow on the ground would sure a lot of people happy.



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Last Wednesday I attend a Day Of Pampering for Caregivers hosted by the Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community. Caregivers were pampered with hand, chair and table massages.


More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/January-2016/Caregivers-Pampering/

On Saturday I attended a concert in South Burlington VT at Higher Ground.
Davy Knowles a wonderful Manx guitar player and song writer headlined the show.





If you've never heard of D…

Mount Ascutney Ski Tow Opens #WestWindsorVT #AscutneyMountain #VT

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Monday, January 18, 2016
West Windsor VT



The wait is over; with this past weekend's snow storms, Mount Ascutney Outdoors (MAO) opened their ski tow to the public on Saturday at Ascutney Mountain in West Windsor. After a brief closure on Sunday, Sunday's night snow storm had the rope tow open for business on this past holiday Monday. You will need a lift ticket to use the rope tow but tickets are free this winter. Donations are accepted. MAO will be working with area schools for some after school and snow day skiing too. For more information check their website: http://ascutneyoutdoors.org/.



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Mount Ascutney Outdoors Ski Tow Opens
Mount Ascutney
West Windsor, VT January 18, 2016
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Caregivers Day of Pampering #WindsorVT #VT

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Windsor VT January 13, 2016
Being a caregiver of a sick or aging loved one 24/7 can be hard work and very stressful. Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community hosted a “Caregiver’s Day of Pampering” on Wednesday, Jan. 13. Caregivers we treated to hand, chair and table massages; offered tea and scones and given the opportunity to socialize with other caregivers.

More images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/January-2016/Caregivers-Pampering/

Caregivers Day of Pampering
Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community
Windsor, VT January 13, 2016
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Davy Knowles Returned to Burlington VT #davyknowles #townsendrevenue #BTV #VT

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Saturday January 16, 2016
South Burlington VT


Davy Knowles a wonderful Manx guitar player and song writer headlined the show Saturday night at Higher Ground in South Burlington VT. The former Back Door Slam front man is on tour promoting his latest studio album "The Outsider." In addition, he has a documentary film out entitled "Island Bound" which features some pretty high caliber musicians: Richard Thompson, Martin Simpson, and Peter Frampton.

From his website: The journey began for Davy Knowles growing up in the Isle of Man, learning to play guitar from listening to the likes of Gallagher, Clapton, Knopfler, Green and Mayall in his father’s record collection, and honing his skills playing the local music circuit. Knowles's professional career started with a bang – arriving in America age 19 with his band Back Door Slam, an acclaimed debut album, and rave reviews at SXSW 2007. (“I heard the spirit of Jimi Hendrix “-- Patrick MacDonald, Seattle Times).
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Weathersfield News Jan 13 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

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Weathersfield News January 13, 2016 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photosbynanci@comcast.net


I am happy to report that, for the winter months, the Weathersfield Food Shelf is now open in the 1879 School in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m..  In the event of inclement weather please contact Weathersfield Town Office, 674-2626, for information.

Thursday night I spent an evening laughing my, well you know what off! I was at the Jim Breuer show at the Lebanon Opera House. My sister has seen Breuer a number of times and warned me to go to the bathroom before the show started-Thank you Chrissie-I avoided an accident!

Chris Monty opened the show, which was a benefit for the Upper Valley Haven.
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On Sunday I attended the final service at the Quechee Community Church in Hartford VT. After 142 years of hosting Sunday services and events in town the congregants attended one final "Service of Thanksgiving and Celebrat…