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Weathersfield News July 13, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

WOW. July is flying by. I can't believe it's time for the Vermont 100 Endurance Race already. This year will be a sad one for me. My dear friend Alice Anderson passed away on July 3. Alice was always there to help me fold t-shirts and get the merchandise table set up for not only the Vermont 100 but also the Vermont 50 (held the last Sunday in September.). Every time I fold a t-shirt I will think of her.

I had another busy weekend filled with music and performances!
Friday we hit Manchester VT for another fantastic Billsville House Concert.
Brett Hughes opened for Lissie.

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Saturday night I met a friend at Applebee's in West Lebanon for a quick bite then we headed over to Briggs Opera House for the Val and Brooks CD Fundraiser.

Brooks Hubbard grew up in Enfield, NH and Val McCallum spent his early years in West Windsor. Val now tours with Jackson Browne and his "alter ego band" Jack Sh*t.
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Sunday I saw a wonderful production of The Secret Garden at Lebanon Opera House. This is the 44th Annual Summer production for North Country Community Theatre. There are three performances left-don't miss this show! It's theater, it's opera, it's fantastic!

Road Closure Alert: Valley Street into Springfield from Weathersfield Center will be closed starting the week of July 11 (next Monday) through August 31.  You will be detoured from the upper end of Valley Street via Litchfield Street and on to Main Street.  A large concrete culvert will be replaced between Common Street and Litchfield Street

Weathersfield Select Board News:  Their meeting was held on July 5. Chip Cobb is exploring the idea of Town-wide Festival to be held on September 24. The Veterans Memorial Committee hosts their annual chicken barbecue and the Library hosts a book and bake sale. A request for a  Large Gathering Permit was approved. The transfer station is losing money and has been for the past three years. Town Manager Morris projected a $25-27K shortfall due to shortage of revenue. He recommended increasing the price of the stickers and closing the Swap Shop. The Board voted to  increase the Transfer Station stickers to $50 for Weathersfield residents and $60 for West Windsor residents with the same percentage increase for Reading.  The Board set the tax rates: General Fund tax rate at $0.3210, Highway Fund at $0.2925, County Tax at $0.0086, Local Agreement Tax at $0.0061,  Homestead education at $1.5853, Non-residential education at $1.5402. (Perkinsville village (calculated) at $0.039-The Town does not set the Perkinsville village tax or the education taxes) More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris P.O. Box 550, Ascutney, Vermont 05030 or

Get Out And About: 
Weathersfield Monthly Potluck in Perkinsville, Tuesday, July 19, noon Community Church Vestry on Route 106. A quick trivia game will be available for those who want to take the challenge. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman

A Summer Evening With Friends and Neighbors in Weathersfield, Saturday July 23, 6:30 p.m. at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House on Weathersfield Center Rd. Donation of $15 at the door is suggested. Cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, dessert and a silent auction and of course Tales of Weathersfield by local guest speakers. All proceeds go the WPL Capital Campaign. 

3rd Annual Five Alarm 5K in Perkinsville, Saturday July 30. This 5 K Trail Run or Walk benefits the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department. Race 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.

 Don't Forget to Vote August 9

Romaine Tenney: A Celebration of a Farmer's Life in Ascutney, Saturday Sept. 3 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Weathersfield Proctor Library. Come learn about this quintessential Vermont Farmer who loved his farm which used to be located where Interstate 91 crosses Route 131. The Sky Blue Boys-(Banjo Dan) will perform their song about Romaine Tenney and more Bluegrass/New Grass music. Memories will be shared and encouraged. Howard Coffin, Vermont Historian will be speaking along with family and friends of Romaine. 
Refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public. Support for the event has been provided by the Weathersfield Select Board (Bottle Return Fund), the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library, a few private and in-kind donations. More information call 802-674-2863 or visit the library's website:

Weathersfield Parks and Recreations-Guided Hikes. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions , 263-5439. 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, July 15-Johnny O, July 22-closed for a wedding, July 29-Dave Clark, Aug. 5-Ali T

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. July 16 Rumblecat 9:30 p.m., July 21-The Few Remaining 7 p.m.

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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