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Weathersfield News April 27 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

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Weathersfield News April 27, 2016 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photosbynanci@comcast.net

Lots happening next week in Weathersfield. Mimi Baird is coming to town to speak about her book that Brad Pitt has optioned for a movie on Wednesday May 4. Mimi will speak about her book He Wanted the Moon
Saturday May 7 is packed with things to do-- There will be the annual Mother's Day Plant Sale at the Ascutney Fire Station;  it's Green Up Day;  and  AVFA will also be selling cocoa mulch this year for gardeners that want to really spruce up their yards (see more info below!) 
So rest up this week because you're gonna be busy the first week of May!

Weathersfield School News:  SBAC and NECAP Schedules are set for May. All students in grades 3-8 are required to take the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium test, or SBAC, in reading and math. This is a mandated test for Vermont, along with several other states. It is based on the Common Core Standards. WS likes to announce the dates of the tes…

Fire Destroys Yankee Village Motel #ascutney #VT #vermontstandard #fire #firefighters

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Monday April 25, 2016
Ascutney VT

A brush fire that was started by an eight year old boy playing with a cigarette lighter quickly spread to the Yankee Village Motel in Ascutney, Vt on Monday morning April 25, 2016.  The five alarm blaze completely destroyed the structure. All occupants of the motel got out safely. The American Red Cross-Vermont and New HampshireUpperValley said 70 fire fighters responded and one was treated for an eye injury.
Around 11:20 a.m. motorist spotted the smoke coming from behind the 19 room motel and pulled into the Tribute Artistry Monuments parking lot, adjacent to the motel and asked owner, Aaron Fitzherbert to make the 911 call.
According to Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association Chief, Darrin Spaulding within a few minutes of fire fighters arriving on scene, "it was not a brush fire, it had already gotten into the motel, up into the soffits, and already into the roof line and into three of the middle rooms."

The motel is owned by Mike Patel a…

Fire Destroys Yankee Village Motel #ascutney #VT #vermontstandard #fire #firefighters

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Monday April 25, 2016
Ascutney VT

A brush fire that was started by an eight year old boy playing with a cigarette lighter quickly spread to the Yankee Village Motel in Ascutney, Vt on Monday morning April 25, 2016.  The five alarm blaze completely destroyed the structure. All occupants of the motel got out safely. The American Red Cross-Vermont and New HampshireUpperValley said 70 fire fighters responded and one was treated for an eye injury.
Around 11:20 a.m. motorist spotted the smoke coming from behind the 19 room motel and pulled into the Tribute Artistry Monuments parking lot, adjacent to the motel and asked owner, Aaron Fitzherbert to make the 911 call.
According to Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association Chief, Darrin Spaulding within a few minutes of fire fighters arriving on scene, "it was not a brush fire, it had already gotten into the motel, up into the soffits, and already into the roof line and into three of the middle rooms."

The motel is owned by Mike Patel a…

15th Annual Ex Libris Gala For #NWPL #WoodstockVt #VT #WoodstockInnVt #vermontstandard

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 Woodstock, VT
The Norman Williams Public Library hosted its 15th Annual Ex Libris Gala on Sunday, April 24. The evening began with a cocktail reception in the Library's mezzanine. 
Dinner followed at the Woodstock Inn and Resort. Renowned, local artist Sabra Field was the guest speaker. The event also served as a welcome to the Library's new executive director Amy Sadkin who succeeded Jennifer Belton in February of this year.


More images from the Gala: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/April-2016/15th-Annual-Ex-Libris-Gala-/

15th Annual Ex Libris Gala
Sabra Field, Guest Speaker
Norman Williams Public Library and
The Woodstock Inn and Resort
Woodstock VT April 24, 2016
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Humans PAWS for Earth Day #EarthDay #EarthDay2016 #MountAscutney #ascutneytrails #STABVT #TheClimbFitnessCenter

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Saturday April 23, 2016
West Windsor, VT

Earth Day was April 22 but in West Windsor folks from The Climb Fitness Center and STAB (Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin) hosted a dog friendly trail clearing event on Mount Ascutney.


Humans PAWS for Earth Day saw over 30 volunteers and their dogs out in the wood clearing a new trial that will connect the Ascutney Trails system with the State Park Trails.




Climb Fitness Center offered participants a two week membership or membership extension to The Climb Fitness Center as a thank you for volunteering.

More images from the event: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/April-2016/Human-PAWS-for-Earth-Day/


Human PAWS For Earth Day 2016
STAB and The Climb Fitness Center
Mount Ascutney
West Windsor VT April 43, 2016
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Weathersfield News April 20 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

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Weathersfield News April 20, 2016 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photosbynanci@comcast.net
Where were you Saturday night? If you weren't at the WeathersfieldSchool, you surely missed out on a great event. The 5th Annual Weathersfield Town Challenge took place with nine teams competing for the bragging rights of being the smartest crew in town. The questions were put forth by Ginger Wimberg who played the role of MC for the evening. Patti Arrison put together another killer music category that had everyone groaning each time the category die was tossed. Great fun for everyone of the 100 or so folks who came out. The event raised about $1000 for the Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Fund. It's not too soon to start brushing up on your trivia and forming a team for next year to defeat the reigning Champions-The Weathersfield School Staff! Congrats to Sean Whalen, Lora Powers, Wendy Allen and Patty Pomerleau.
More Town Challenge images: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontPlaces…