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Weathersfield News July 21, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Summer is in full swing. The heat and humidity are in town and so are the thunder storms. I love a good thunder storm, don't you. You just never know what the skies will deliver; heat lightning, big booms, hail, it just keeps you guessing. And of course the elusive rainbow. As a friend from Ireland told me, you can't have rainbows without rain! And with the rain comes the garden weeds. I have vowed that I will weed my vegetable garden and my berry patches this week. I will stay off my computer and get this weeding done. Ok, join me now and say "I will get those weeds out of my garden" -this is my mantra for the second to last week in July.

This past weekend I volunteered at the 28th running/riding of  the Vermont 100 Endurance Race

Despite the heat and humidity most of the particpants really enjoyed the 100 mile or 100 Km course and the 100, 75 or 50 mile ride.
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Net race proceeds benefit Vermont Adaptive!

Saturday night before the Sunday morning race finish I took a musical break. I saw Shawn Mullins at Tupelo Music Hall Londonderry, NH

More images: Another great show at this venue. May be one of the last times we attend a concert here. The owner is moving the concert hall into Derry, NH to increase all the venue's amenities.

Now the News
Weathersfield Select Board News:   The Select Board met Monday July 18. Will report on their meeting next week. More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris P.O. Box 550, Ascutney, Vermont 05030 or

Road Closure Reminder: Brook RD to Valley Street into Springfield from Weathersfield Center will be closed 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

Get Out And About: 
Inn at Weathersfield Fundraiser for the 1879 Schoolhouse in Perkinsville, Wednesday July 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Inn on Route 106. 10% of  food and bar sales will support the 1879 building restoration. When the building is done we'll have the Food shelf, a satellite library, community space and a covered ADA ramp.

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.

Brownstock 2016 at Ascutney Mountain, Saturday July 30 noon-8 p.m. Ascutney Outdoors is hosting a fundraiser of music and activities slope side. gates open at noon and close at 8 p.m. $15 pp, kids 14 and under FREE. 60s attire is encouraged!  On site camping is available by booking online (limit 25 campsites-so book early.) More information email:

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, 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, Aug. 12-Johnny O, Aug. 19-Dave Clark, Aug. 26-TBA, Sept. 20-Chris Kleeman.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. July 21-The Few Remaining 7-10 p.m.,  July 22-Binger 10 p.m., July 23-Please Don't Tell 9:30 p.m., July 26-Billy Sharff 6-9 p.m., July 28-The Jerrymanders 7-10 p.m., July 29-Fest for Wes Pre-Party 10 p.m.. July 30-Traveling Broke and Out of Gas 9:30 p.m., Aug. 2-Kyle Boisvert 6-9 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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