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Weathersfield News September 28, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

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 some athletes get a little more sleep.

Sunday night, I got to photograph Buddy Guy at the Lebanon Opera House. This was my third time seeing him and he still amazes me. He truly is a legend.

Next up at the Opera House: SOLD-OUT Lake Street Dive, Dark Star Orchestra, a benefit for Rusty Berrings Skate Park, Esperanza Spalding, Martin Sexton, and a whole bunch of shows for children.

A few weeks ago I covered the Upper Valley Trail Alliance Tour de Taste for the Valley News Enterprise and the photos were published this Tuesday.

Now the News You Can Use

Weathersfield Select Board News: The Select Board met on Sept. 19. Discussion mostly centered around Quarry Road. Town Manager Ed Morris presented some of the history of the road. Currently it's a Class 3 town highway to the old quarry, where it becomes Class 4 to the town line. He reviewed the process for reclassifying a town highway. Emergency Management Director, Dave Fuller, sent a letter to the board with objections because it is an alternate access route to the town of Baltimore. A traffic counter will be on the road for 4-5 weeks, collecting data. Neighbors are concerned about increased traffic volume and speeding along the road, one neighbor told the board a petition is in the works. Mr. Morris will speak to Chief Daniels about patrolling the road for speeding cars and contact the Town of Baltimore.  More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris, Town Manager at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School News: On Monday the school welcomed new fourth grade Teacher Mrs. Holly Morse will become a long term substitute teacher. Holly has 17 years of experience and holds a Master’s degree. She has been the UVM Outstanding Teacher of the Year and has a very strong background in science. Holly will be an excellent addition to the Weathersfield School Family. Holly will be taking over for Jessica Wilmot, who has accepted the Guidance position at WS. For more information about this new program, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Get Out And About:
Weathersfield School Open House in Ascutney, Thursday, Sept. 29, 5-6 p.m.. The school will be open to parents, students and community to into the 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.

The “Evelyn Antonivich Meet the Candidates Forum” in Weathersfield, Tuesday Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House on the Weathersfield Center RD. Windsor County Senate candidates and House candidates from Cavendish and Weathersfield (Windsor 2) will answer questions about timely topics. Contact 802-674-5021 for more information.

Weathersfield Parks and Recreations-Guided Hikes. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions , 263-5439 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.

1879 Schoolhouse volunteers are needed. 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:

Fridays Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville, Friday nights 7-9p.m 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. 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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