Weathersfield News July 27 #weathersfieldvt #VT

Weathersfield News July 25, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Folks, grab a beverage to get comfortable with and take it outside. In case you hadn't noticed we're in the last week of July. Oh my, can it be? Yup. Can summer be winding down already? And in case you've been on vacation or just enjoying your summer-did you know that Vermont is holding a Primary Vote on Tuesday August 9. Oh yeah, it's true. And if you want to vote in this Primary you need to be registered by August 3 with the Weathersfield Town Clerk-she'll have the office open until 5 p.m. for you procrastinators (and you know who you are!) So register to vote by August 3 and get out and vote August 9 at the Town Office between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m..

If politics aren't your thing but music or running is-this is the weekend for you. In Perkinsville the 3rd Annual Five Alarm 5K will be held in Saturday morning. Then you can book over to West Windsor because that town will be rocking all day with Brownstock 2016 and The Fest for Wes (details see below!) Guess I'll be seeing you in Perkinsville and West Windsor.

Speaking of fun things I went to the Harpoon BBQ Festival on Saturday, thousands attend and really enjoyed the food, and music and beer.

More images of the BBQ Fest:

On the way home I stopped by the Goulden Ridge Farm to check out their PYO Blueberries. They have quite the operation set up for picking Wednesdays-Sundays.

More images of the great picking:

Saturday night I saw a great concert in Manchester VT.
L.E.A.D. Law Enforcement Against Drugs is hosting shows at Riley Rink. Saturday was a band we have been following for a LONG time. We started seeing Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes in the late 70s so when we heard they would be in Manchester Vt-we had to go!

Fred Shehadi opened the show

Then Southside and the Jukes kicked the show into high gear.

Weathersfield Select Board News:   The Select Board met Monday July 18 in the Weathersfield Meeting House on the Center Road. Amy Beth Main was appointed to fill the vacant Select Board seat.  A letter of recognition was read by Chair Dan Boyer addressed to Shawn Dennett thanking him for his service at the Transfer Station and successfully completing his first year of employment with the Town. The Board approved a request to fire off a cannon after Suzanne Loutrel's wedding ceremony at the Center Meeting House on August 27 around 3:30 p.m. and again at their reception at the Inn At Weathersfield. The father of the bride was asked to notify abutters before the event. Town manager Morris will provide the abutters list to the bride's father. More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris P.O. Box 550, Ascutney, Vermont 05030 or

Get Out And About: 
Last Call-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 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! get Your Groove On!  On site camping is available by booking online (limit 25 campsites-so book early.) More information email:

6th Annual Fest For Wes in West Windsor, Saturday July 30, 2 p.m..The festival features a ton of bands celebrating Wes Crawford. Monies raised fund a scholarship to a graduating senior at Hartford High School through the Westley Crawford Memorial Fund.  Free Camping On Site, Live Painting from Anthill! Food Trucks from Taco Truck All Stars! Raffle With Local Prizes! Free Giveaways! Online tickets available online at
For more information visit: or email

Rockin' Ron The Friendly Pirate in Ascutney Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m. The Weathersfield Proctor Library is hosting a Pirate Party. Original songs, Pirate stories, and maybe a real pirate shimmy More information visit the Library's website: or call 674-2863.

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:

3rd Annual Chiefs Classic Golf Tournament in Springfield, Sunday Sept. 25, 1 p.m. at Crown Point Country Club, 910 Brook RD. Early registration until August 13 $89 per player after that date $99 pp. Fee includes golf cart, food, soft drinks. Two beer carts will be driving around. Prizes awarded. Benefits Ascutney Volunteer Firefighters.

Road Work: 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

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 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  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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