Weathersfield News Sept. 21 #weathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News September 21, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

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:

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.)

Now we wait for the autobiography "Born to Run" to be released on Sept. 27.

Saturday, instead of spending the weekend at Grand Point North in Burlington, we took in a house concert in Manchester VT. Billsville House Concerts hosted Ruby Amanfu and it was unreal.

More images of Ruby:

Next up at Billsville-Muddy Ruckus Oct. 8, tickets are selling fast so don't wait!

The Weathersfield Hikes continued last weekend with a hike up to the 1947 B-29 crash site on Hawk's Mountain. I wrote about the hike here:

Now on to the News You Can Use...
Weathersfield Select Board News: The Select Board was scheduled to meet on Monday Sept. 19. There are many seats open on various committees. Volunteer your time and help make our community great. Openings include: Ancient Roads Committee, Budget Committee (Two Openings), Connecticut River Development Corporation Representative Alternate, Connecticut River Joint Commission, Conservation Commission (One four year term open), Fence Viewer (One Opening), Parks and Recreation Commission (One Opening),  River Connection Regional Partnership Representative, Senior Solutions Advisory Council Representative, Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc. Representative, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commissioner, and Southern Windsor County Transportation Advisory Committee. More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris, Town Manager at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School News: WS would like thank the following: Christy Chamberlain and her children, Clayre and Gunnar Waters, for weeding the lilac bush and the flowers surrounding it, all summer long. And on Saturday Juliette Hill, Bonnie Blake, Madeline Hill and Bizzy Tindall spent 30 minutes weeding the gardens around the school while their siblings were at soccer practice. The school now has an online system set up to pay for your children's meals. The MyMealTime  program from Fresh Picks give parents the option to pay for lunch, breakfast, lunch milk and snack milk/juice online. For more information on the FreshPicks website for WS visit: Parents can continue to bring money into school for their children's meals by giving the money to Stephen Lanoza, Head Cook, in the kitchen. For more information about this new program, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library News: The Library Trustees have contacted an architect to design an expanded children's room and to improve access to the basement. The preliminary plans have been submitted and the Trustees are looking them over.

1879 Schoolhouse volunteers are needed. Over the summer volunteers continued to work on projects at the schoolhouse: priming and painting the new clapboards and trim on the ell, the plumbing is now connected through to the septic tank and field, new ceramic tiles have been laid and grouted in the bathroom, and we continue to work on restoring the windows. There is still more to do: trimming out the bath, laying flooring in rest of the ell, and continuing the exterior window restoration. Work days are scheduled for Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 1, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Oct. 12, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Oct. 15, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information please call Matt Keniston @ 802 263 5300 or email:

Get Out And About:
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. 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. 23-Ali T, Sept 30-Draa Hobbs, 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. 22 7-10 p.m. Four Hoarsmen, Sept. 23 10 p.m. Cartoon and the Wood Coats, Sept. 24 9:30 p.m. The Cornerstone, Sept 27 6-9 p.m. Dan Blaise, Sept. 29 7-10 p.m. Still Hill, Sept. 30 10 p.m. Pilgrims and Faux in Love, Oct. 1 9:30 p.m. TOAST, Oct. 4 6-9 p.m. Jake Haehnel

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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