Weathersfield News Sept. 14 #weathersfieldvt #VT

Weathersfield News September 14, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

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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 Manager at 802-674-2626 or

Fire Commission Meeting Sept. 7 Town manager, Ed Morris led a discussion about the future of fire services in the Town of Weathersfield. The John Wood Report questions whether the Town should be more involved in the fire services (municipally run department) or less involved (Contracted or Fire district type services). The Fire departments stated that they would rather see a contracted style fire service, where the Town contracted for their services for a negotiated price. The Fire Chiefs stated they would look into contract pricing, and continue working with other departments to determine expected costs. Fire Chief Josh Dauphin presented some figures showing that the 2800 residents of Weathersfield currently pay about 15 cents per day for fire service coverage.

Town Clerk's Office Closure: The Weathersfield Town Clerk’s office will be closed on Sept. 19 and Sept. 20 for educational training. All other departments will be open with their regularly scheduled hours.

I spent the afternoon Wednesday, Sept. 7 at The Inn at Weathersfield with Chef Michael. He showed me how to make Tomato Jam for a photo essay for the Vermont Standard.

We ventured to Portsmouth NH on Thursday, Sept. 8 to the final show at the Birdseye Lounge to see Mayer Kirby Mayer. The performance was by Peter Mayer, Scott Kirby and Peter's son Brendan Mayer with special guest Gary Green

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Saturday, I photographed an Elopement Celebration in Manchester NH for a wonderful couple.

Sunday, I chased a bunch of crazy bicyclists around the Upper Valley as they participated in the Upper Valley Trails Alliance's Tour de Taste. I covered the event for the Valley News Enterprise Business magazine. The photos should be out later this month.

Get Out And About:

Second Annual Out of the Darkness -Walk to Prevent Suicide in Springfield Saturday, Sept. 17, 9 a.m. Walk begins at 10 a.m. on the Toonerville Trail off Clinton St.
For more information contact Heather Jarvis 802-296-1989, or
Judy Jarvis 802-263-5549, or visit:

Wild Game Supper in Windsor, Sept. 17, 5 p.m. at The Windsor Coon Club, 2126 Hunt Rd. Supper 5-6:30 p.m., a raffle and auction. Tickets are $7 for children under 12 yrs $15 Adults. To purchase tickets or for more information? Please call Sherry, 802 484-9286.

Walking the Camino in Springfield, Sept, 18, UU Church , Fairground RD. If you missed Tina and Willis Wood at the Weathersfield Center Church on Sept 10. you can catch their talk in Springfield. Call 802- 885-3327 for more information.

"Silent Cal" Program and Potluck in Perkinsville Tuesday, Sept. 20, noon at Perkinsville VT Community Church Vestry on Route 106. The program will be Steve Aikenhead's performance of President Calvin Coolidge of Plymouth VT, known as "Silent Cal". All are welcome. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert; paper goods, utensils and beverages will be provided. Contact Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245;

1st Annual Weathersfield Fall Festival in Weathersfield, Saturday, Sept. 24. Events all day including: 8 a.m.-2 p.m. mapped out yard sales around town; Farmer's Market at Hosington Field; Craft Fair and Food at West Weathersfield Fire Department; Book and Bake Sale at Proctor Library; Bow Baptist Church Building tours; Dan Foster House tours; Chicken BBQ by Veterans Committee at Martin Memorial Hall; Community dinner, music, at the school. Contact Amy Beth Main , BJ Esty , or Ed Morris at (802) 674-2626 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.

Weathersfield School Open House in Ascutney, Thursday, Sept. 29, 5-6 p.m.. The school will be open to parents, students and community to freely weave in and out of classrooms. At 5:30 pm in the AP Room, Larry Dougher, WSESU Technology Director, and Mike Walker, WS Technician, will present on Chromebooks and the electronic Standards Based Report Card for K-6.

Benefit Dinner for Levi Parker in Perkinsville, Saturday Oct.1 5-7 p.m. at the West Weathersfield Vol. Fire Dept. 7259 Route 131. Spaghetti, Salad, Garlic Bread, Dessert, and Beverage. The dinner benefits Levi Parker and his family. Levi, a fellow WWVFD firefighter, was diagnosed with aplastic anemia an needs a bone marrow transplant. 50/50 raffle with many door prizes from local businesses.

Weathersfield Parks and Recreations-Guided Hikes. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions , 263-5439 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 7-9p.m Sept. 16-Erik Bedtker, Sept. 23-Ali T, Sept 30-Draa Hoobs, Oct 7-Dave Clark, Oct. 14-Chris Kleeman, Oct. 21-Ali T, Oct. 28-Steve Ellis.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. First Friday Karaoke 5-10 p.m. Sept. 13-TBA, Sept. 15-TBA, Sept. 16 Soul Fix, Sept. 17-Derek and the Demons.

Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: 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 Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m.. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

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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