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Weathersfield News August 4, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Weathersfield Select Board News:   The Select Board met Aug. 1 at Martin Memorial Hall for their regular monthly meeting. The meeting will be reported on next week.

Weathersfield Proctor Library News: The Library will be hosting the Summer reading Program Finale on Saturday Aug. 13. This year's theme was exercise and the children have been dancing and doing yoga and reading up so many books. For adults, the library has been participating in the Vermont Libraries passport program. Stop by and get your passport stamped. The "Passport to Mystery" program for adults is winding down too. Be sure to record all the mysteries you've been reading this summer to get enter to win the Grand Prize. The Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library have scheduled a meeting for Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. all are invited, bring a friend.

Great week of adventures.

The concrete pouring continues at Rusty Berrings Skate Park in Lebanon NH with the Grand Opening Scheduled for August 22. You can donate to this project at:

I checked out the 8th Annual Bookstock in Woodstock, VT on Saturday.

Then I hopped over to the 42nd Annual Vermont Antique Dealers' Association (VADA) Antique Show at the Union Arena in Woodstock VT.

All this window shopping and photography got me mighty hungry. Luckily the West Weathersfield Fire Department was hosting a Chicken BBQ. Their chicken dinner sure crushed my growling tummy. Get your napkin out before looking any further....

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I closed out Saturday with some music (surprised aren't you!) Ascutney Outdoors hosted Brownstock 2016 at Ascutney Mountain.

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Get Out And About: 
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 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  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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