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Weathersfield News July 5, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

If you love parades and fireworks this was the weekend for you. With July 4 falling on Monday most folks had long weekends. With parades and fireworks comes fair food. Let's just say I participated heavily in this area of the weekend. If you are like me, you might want to take up walking, race walking or even running and I have a goal to help you along. The 3rd Annual Five Alarm 5K in Perkinsville is coming up Saturday July 30. That gives you three weeks to train for this race that benefits the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department. What do you say? Can you do it? Also coming up is an event that has become a highlight of our summer in Weathersfield--"A Summer Evening With Friends and Neighbors" hosted by the Weathersfield Proctor Library is set for Saturday July 23 at 6:30 at the Center Church see details below.

But before I get to parade coverage, let me recap my crazy week.

Look Up, you never know what you'll see. I saw two balloons flying over Quechee last Thursday night on my way from one event photo session to another.

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After my balloon encounter I made my way to the Lebanon Green for the Lebanon Recreation and Parks Front Porch Music Series. This week featured Sweet Little Bloodhound

The play runs Friday, July 8, Saturday, July 9, Sunday, July 10 *at 2 pm, Thursday, July 14, Friday, July 15, Saturday, July 16. 7:30 pm showtime, except Sunday, July 10th-*2 pm show only.

Friday night, despite the Tornado warnings, we made our way to Manchester VT to see The Revelers at a Billsville House Concert. They were great!

Sunday I hit Reading VT's Old Home Days for their Parade, Ox Pull and Duck Derby.

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Sunday night, I couldn't pass up the Fireworks and fun on Ascutney Mountain hosted by the Brownsville 3rd and 4th Committee.

It was one of the best fireworks displays I've seen in years!!!
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Monday I went back to Brownsville for their 4th of July Parade and what a beautiful day it was. Absolutely perfect for a parade!
 There was a bike decorating station for the kids.

 Pie eating contests.

Hanging out before the parade.

Then there was the parade!

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What a week! I just love summer in Vermont...

Weathersfield Select Board News: Due to the July 4th Holiday on Monday the Select Board moved their meeting to Tuesday night July 5. I'll report on the meeting next week. More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris P.O. Box 550, Ascutney, Vermont 05030 or

Get Out And About:

Fund Raiser for The Reading Historical Society in Perkinsville, Wednesday, July 13 at
The Inn at Weathersfield's Community The Inn will donate 10% of the gross sales to The reading Historical Society organization on this night. Reservations are preferred by calling 802-263-9217.  Dinner servings start at 5:30 pm and are available either in “The Dining Room” or “Lucy’s Tavern”.   There is also a lovely outside dining area. To view Inn's menu selection go online to

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 follow at WWFD station.

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 1-Peter Neri, July 8-Erik Boedtker, 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 7-Ida Mae and Faith 7 p.m.; July 9-Coquette 10 p.m., 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, AscutneyVT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

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