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Weathersfield News June 8, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

I made it through another crazy weekend of events. Friday night I was in White River Junction for First Friday-shops open up to musicians of all kinds- a great way to spend an evening and at low cost or now cost. Starting at 8 p.m. the party moved into the Briggs Opera House for the Bernie Man Festival ( a local take on Burning Man) held as a fundraiser for Democratic Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders.  Sunday was the 25th Annual Covered Bridges Half Marathon-the race starts in Pomfret and 13.1 miles later ends in Quechee. Despite the rain runners, volunteers and spectators seemed to be having a good time. Time now to turn to school graduations. Over the next couple of weeks, the schools in our area will be moving children and young adults on to the next stage of their lives. Not sure what to get my niece, is money still acceptable, and how much? Oh, the stress...thank goodness there are alumni parades to take my mind off this pressure filled situation.

I spent a couple of afternoons with my friend Sydney, she's eight and she raises bees!

I learned all about bees and their life cycle. Sydney even got interviewed for the newspaper.

Woke up Sunday at 4 a.m. and headed to Quechee to help out at the 25th running of the Covered Bridges Half Marathon!

 After a beautiful sunrise, the clouds rolled in, but the runners loved it!
 Rich Smith from Enfield NH was the first man to cross.

Phoebe Novello from Windsor VT was the first woman across only three minutes behind Rich!

Sunday night, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones returned to Lebanon Opera House for a benefit concert for COVER Home Repair. The show sold out and I was glad I got in to hear this band. If you missed them Sunday you can catch them at the Burlington Jazz Fest later this week.

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Weathersfield Select Board News: The Select Board met on June 6, their meeting will be reported on here next week.

Weathersfield School News- Cell Phone Policy amended. Students will be allowed to buse electronics devices at Field Day, Friday, June 10 if the following conditions are followed: 1.The pictures are not posted on the internet, (some families ask that their children's pictures and work not be posted in accordance with the Hatch Amendment. 2.  Teachers can control the time limit and use of the electronic devices during the day on June 10. 3.  Use of devices on the school the bus ride to and from school is not allowed. 4.  Electronic devices brought to school may be lost or broken and the school cannot be responsible this possible damage. For more information about WS, please contact Principal Oakman or call at 674-5400.

Get Out And About:
Weathersfield Elementary School Dates to Remember in Ascutney June 10-Grade 8 Class Trip to Boston and Field Day for K-7. June 13, 7 p.m. Grade 8 Graduation. June 14, 11:30 a.m. Last Day of School for Students - Early Release Day.

Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department Annual Yard Sale in Ascutney, June 10, 11, and 12, early morning to late afternoon. Rain or Shine. Come find some treasures. Cocoa Shell Mulch will also be on sale. Household donations welcome-no electronics or clothing. Call 802-674-6869 for more information.

Springfield VT Senior Center Songsters Program in Springfield Wednesday, June 15, at 1 p.m “Let’s Dance", a free concert, open to the public at the Springfield Senior Center, Main St., Springfield. The program features dance songs from 1913 (Ballin’ the Jack) to 1991 (Boot Scootin’ Boogie) and includes old favorites, Anniversary Waltz, Beer Barrel Polka, Tennessee Waltz, and In the Mood plus novelty songs, Rockin’ Robin, The Waltzing Cat, and The Stripper. The Songsters are directed by Frank Forcier and accompanied by Cindy Wooton on keyboard, Mike Wooton on Bass Guitar and Dave Coleman on guitar. Light refreshments will be provided after the program.

Monthly Weathersfield Potluck in Perkinsville, Tuesday, June 21, noon in the vestry of Perkinsville VT Community Church. Bring a game for people to enjoy plus a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman

3rd Annual Five Alarm 5K in Perkinsville, Saturday July 30. This 5 K Trail Run or Walk benefits the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department. The is at the Power Dam at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville. Registration opens at 8 a.m., Kid Race at 9 a.m., 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. First, Second and Third places awarded to each age group. Register Online at  or paper registration available at The West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Dept. Or Contact Toshya at, (603)322-3287. A chicken BBQ will be to follow at WWFD station.

Weathersfield Parks and Recreations-Guided Hikes. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions , 263-5439. Saturday, June 18, 9:30 a.m.-The Ancient Hemlocks. Total distance 2 miles. Sunday, July 17, 11:30 a.m.-The Cabin. Total distance to the cabin will feel like 2 miles, plus a short walk on the Center Road. If anyone is interested, the return from the cabin could go past Murderer’s Well, which was large enough for two bodies, but was used for only one. Add a mile. Let Steve know if you want to include the cellar hole route. Sunday, Aug. 14, 1:00 p.m.-Springweather, Stoughton Pond distance about 5 miles, Springweather including pond and brook: 7 ½ miles. Saturday, Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m.-Little Ascutney- The hike probably will take over two hours. Saturday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.-The Crash Site and Tucker Trail Lookout. This event is limited to 15 people. Dogs are not permitted. Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.-Perkinsville Lower Valley. Distance will be optional, from 1.3 miles to 2.5 to 4.0. Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.-Cooks Pond Loop, easy to moderate, with one longish incline. Distance: almost 3 miles. Saturday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.-Ferry Road and the Connecticut River. The total length is about 2 miles. Carol Orth is the leader.

Fridays Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Friday nights at 5:30 p.m June 10-Eric Boedtker, June 17-Draa Hobbs, June 24-Johnny O, July 1-Peter Neri, July 8-Erik Boedtker.

Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Dec. 13. Weathersfield residents are reimbursed for cost of surgery up to $50, limit three (3) cats. Please bring SNAP form (available at the Town Office.)

Weathersfield Food Shelf is now open in the 1879 School in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m.  during the winter season.  In the event of inclement weather contact Weathersfield Town Office, 674-2626,  for information.

Yoga Tuesday nights, Weathersfield Town Hall in Ascutney practice Sivananda & Flow Yoga with Charlotte McIntyre from 5:30-6:30 p.m.. For info visit  or  email Claremont, NH The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located at 140 North Street, across from Barnes Park. To find out more about Ahimsa, please visit

Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. 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 802.281.5213.

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.

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