Weathersfield News August 10 #WeathersfieldV #VT

Weathersfield News August 10, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Summer is officially flying by. This week we voted in a Primary (can the November elections be far off?) I am soooo looking forward to all the phone calls and commercials on TV aren't you? If nothing else, this election season should be one for the books.  Back to school shopping is in full swing. The stores are filled with backpacks and notebooks. I know it's August but to me the air feels different already. I've started the garden harvest: making sauce, freezing pickles and whole tomatoes (for chili this winter.) How are your gardens doing? Get out and enjoy, only four weeks until Labor Day!

I had a fun week chasing Lyle Lovett around. First he played the Flynn Theater in Burlington, VT .

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Then he and the Large Band played at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH.

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It was back to back nights of incredible music.

I'll be chasing Lyle again in September when he swings back through the Northeast with Robert Earl Keen.

Over the weekend, I got to see two amazing young people get married. I am honored to have been chosen as their wedding day archivist. Thanks Kelsey and Erik and congratulations! And thanks Cathy and Bruce-what a great weekend.

You can follow all my photo adventures each week here-WHAT'S NEW

Now on to the news...

Weathersfield Select Board News:   The Select Board met Aug. 1 at Martin Memorial Hall for their regular monthly meeting. Lynn Houghton from the Martin Memorial Hall (MMH) Trustees told the Board that five bids had been received to replace the large Palladian window. Claremont Glass can replace it for $10,877, MMH funds will cover the replacement. The Board approved a large gathering permit for Sept. 3 at Wellwood Orchards for their annual Customer Appreciation Day from 10 a.m.-3p.m. Grant funds were received  for the installation of a dry hydrant on Gulf Road at Adams Pond. The project balance will come from the dry hydrant reserve fund. There was discussion about the Town's Fire Service. The Wood Report recommended bringing town officials, the fire chiefs and a few residents together to draft a recommendation of how the Fire Services in Town should look, present it to the Select Board and have the Select Board present it to the Town at the March 2017 Town Meeting.

Get Out And About: 

Weathersfield Monthly Programs and Potluck in Perkinsville, Tuesday, Aug. 16, noon at the Perkinsville Community Church, Rt. 106 in Perkinsville Village. Lorraine Zigman will do a talk on the ten largest creatures ever to live in prehistoric times (known at this time per Smithsonian), from a giant dragonfly to an enormous boa constrictor. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245;

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:

9th Annual Wellwood Orchards Customer Appreciation Day in Weathersfield, Saturday Sept. 3 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Magic show, games, food and more. More information on their Facebook page:

1st Annual Weathersfield Fall Festival in Ascutney, Saturday Sept. 24 Community  dinner, music, fun for all ages. Contact Amy Beth Main or BJ Esty for more info.

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.

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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 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  First Friday Karaoke 5-10 p.m., Aug. 6-Eight Feet Tall 6-10 p.m., Aug 9 Mike Parker and Jason Cann 6-9 p.m., Aug. 11-Wild Earp and the Free For Alls, Aug 12-Cold Chocolate 9:30 p.m., Aug 13 Grundlefunk 10 p.m., Aug 16-Andy Lugo 6-9 p.m., Aug 18-TBA, Aug 19 Brickdrop 9:30 p.m., Aug 20-The Tricksters 9:30 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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