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Weathersfield News September 7, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Weathersfield Select Board News: The Select Board met on Tuesday Sept. 6 for the Labor Day Holiday. More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris, Town Manager at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School News: School started last Thursday. There was quite a turnover of staff with close to 19 new hires including two therapy dogs. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library News: The Romaine Tenney celebration on Saturday was a huge success with over 100 people attending. Folks particularly liked the horse cart ride from Exit 8 to the library.

Some of the events I covered this past week included:

Reading Elementary School First Day

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We drove to Portsmouth, NH to see James McMurtry at Prescott Park Arts Festival, on Thursday night.

Tristan Omand opened the show.

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On Saturday the Weathersfield Community came together to celebrate one of our own-Romaine Tenney: A Celebration of a Farmer's Life

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Sunday I made my way to the Maker's Market hosted by The Cheese Board at Artisan Way in Windsor, VT

Get Out And About:
Household Hazardous Waste Collections Saturday, Sept.10 in Springfield at the Springfield Transfer Station 9a.m.–1 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 17 in Weathersfield at the Weathersfield Transfer Station 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Call 674-9235 for more information or

Camino De Santiago Talk in Weathersfield Saturday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m. at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House on the Weathersfield Center RD. Following a community pot luck supper, Tina and Willis Wood will talk and show slides of their 500 mile pilgrimage from the French Pyrenees to the cathedral at Santiago, Spain, where the supposed bones of St. James, one of Jesus' disciples, are enshrined. The talk is part of the Casseroles and Culture programs of the Weathersfield Center Meeting House that have been taking place since the 1950’s. The talk is free and open to the public, $10.00 donation is suggested to help raise funds to restore the belfry at the Meeting House. Public welcome. For more information call 802-263-5547.

Patriot's Day Honor Our Veterans in Weathersfield Sunday, Sept. 11, 1-4 p.m. at 295 Cascade Falls Road, Weathersfield, VT 3 miles west onto Route 131 off I-91, Exit 8. Open Horse Barn for veterans, families and friends connect with horses as caring companions. Contact Kate Adams, 802-738-6219 for more information.

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.

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. 9-Johnny O, 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. 9 TBA, Sept. 10-Jester Jigs, 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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