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Weathersfield News Sept. 28 #weathersfieldvt #vt

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Weathersfield News September 28, 2016 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photosbynanci@comcast.net
Brrrrr, the chilly mornings are back!

Another Vermont 50 Mountain Bike Ride or Ultra-run is in the books. I've volunteered at all 24! It's always great seeing the bikers and runners but what I really like is the Kids Free Fun Ride or Run on Saturday. So cute.

Last week I was living and breathing the race but I was able to squeeze in one concert, Buddy Guy at the Lebanon Opera House on Sunday night.

 Saturday at the Vermont 50 is racer packet pick-up but also it's a day for children and their families. There are kid's runs, races and a hay bale treasure hunt. All these events are free but donations to Vermont Adaptive are gladly accepted.


The real race begins Sunday morning with waves starting at 6 a.m. at Ascutney Mountain and finishing before 6:30 p.m. on Ascutney Trails.

It was a chilly morning, so the race had the "bumdrums" fired up. The 50 km run starts at 8 a.m. so som…

Weathersfield News Sept. 21 #weathersfieldVT #VT

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Weathersfield News September 21, 2016 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photosbynanci@comcast.net

What a crazy week for me. Bruce Springsteen at Gillette Stadium, a guided hike to the B-29 crash site on Hawk's Mountain, a house concert in Manchester VT, and prepping for the 24th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike Ride or Ultra-Run.

Also this weekend the Town Wide 1st Annual Fall Festival. Looks like a great line-up of things to do around town (see below) or visit: http://www.weathersfieldvt.org/portal/index.php/town-news/1625-weathersfield-fall-festival-sept-24-2016

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band played for 4 hours and 2 minutes on Wednesday Sept. 14. It may have been the last US show for the E-Street band (my 59th show) so we had to be there. We were even treated to a guest appearance by Peter Wolf (the lead singer of the J. Geils Band.)






More images from the show: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/BruceSpringsteen/2016/Gillette/

My BRUCE videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB9…

Weathersfield Hike-Perkinsville Plane Crash Site #WeathersfieldVT #VT

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On a dark and stormy night almost 70 years ago a US Army B-29 plane crashed into the side of Hawk's Mountain in Perkinsville, killing all 12 people on board.


Fast forward to Saturday, September 17, 2016- a beautiful fall day, not at all like that fateful night of June 15, 1947. Twelve Weathersfield Hikers joined landowner Gil Whittemore for a hike up to the debris field that remains from that plane crash. The hike is a strenuous one, up most of the 2000 foot mountain. "You'll be climbing the height of the Empire State Building," Whittemore tells the hikers with a smile in his voice.


From accounts, June 15, 1947 was a regular old night around the village of Perkinsville. There were reports of electrical wires blown down in the storm; a birthday party was breaking up just before midnight; the dance hall near Green Valley Road was being closed up and folks were driving home in the fog and rain.
Suddenly, folks were startled by a horrific roar that shook the dance ha…

Weathersfield News Sept. 14 #weathersfieldvt #VT

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Weathersfield News September 14, 2016 Nancy Nutile-McMenemy photosbynanci@comcast.net

News You Can Use!
Weathersfield Select Board News: After hearing a proposal from Antoinette Jacobson, a sculptor from Norwich, to honor Romaine Tenney: a granite sculpture to be placed on the knoll behind the bus shelter at the Route 131 Park and Ride;  an historic plaque near the entrance to the Park and Ride that would tell Tenney's story and a smart phone app that would tell Tenney's story, the consequences of eminent domain and describe the effect of the Interstate on the state of Vermont the Select Board voted unanimously in favor of approving these proposals.  The sculpture would be paid for through grants and the plaque would be provided by the State. In other business, the Board appointed Susan Boyer, Bill Brink and Carol Orth to the Parks and Recreation Commission and Dave Gulbrandsen to the Zoning Board. More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris, Town Ma…