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Weathersfield Weekly Blog, July 26

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July 26, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

The big news in town last week was that the Vermont Health Department (VHD) said the West Nile virus was found in mosquitoes collected here in Weathersfield and in Brattleboro, the first critters to test positive this year. VHD is telling people to protect themselves from mosquito bites by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors, limiting time outside at dawn and dusk and using insect repellent. If the ticks don't get ya, the mosquitoes will. Be careful outside people.

Weathersfield select board news: At the select board meeting on July 17, town manager Ed Morris presented his plan for economic development to the board. Morris is seeking input and discussion. To learn more about the town or you have other questions contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.



Weathersfield Proctor Library news: At their monthly meeting, the Trustees accepted a bid from All Seasons Construction in Springfield, Vt…

POP (Power of Produce) Club in Hartland Vermont

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July 21, 2017 Hartland, Vt.
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy


Kids shopping for kohlrabi, lemon sorrel and champagne currants. Really? They are if they belong to the Hartland's Farmers' Market POP Club, which is held every Friday afternoon until Aug. 25 near Hartland's public library and field. What is a POP Club? It's a club that sets out to provide a fun way to have children learn about the local food system in their neighborhoods, talk to local farmers and try new fruits and vegetables.

Power of Produce started three years ago after Carol Stedman, of Clay Hill Corners Farms in Hartland, attended a workshop at the Vermont Farmers Market Association (VTFMA) conference. "This is the third year (of the POP Club), each year we've have over 70 kids...a lot of these kids are repeats. They know the ropes, they expect to have some fun, they are not afraid to try new things" Stedman said of the program.



POP originally started in May 2011 at the Oregon City Farmers Market in…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, July 19

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July 19, 2017 Weathersfield, VT

Well another Vermont 100 Endurance Run or Ride is in the books and I survived. Mind you I didn't run or ride. I just volunteered. And I have the swollen feet and sore back to prove it. But it's worth it because all the money raised goes to Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, a program I've been involved with since 1988. They taught me how to ski at Mount Ascutney and how to teach mono-skiing. I was a mono-ski instructor for 10 years. I just do events now. And with the 100 in the books, my calendar is flipping to September for the 25th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra-run on Sunday the 24th at Ascutney. But before that, I have to take these sore feet and back into my garden and start clipping tomato suckers. Holy cow have they taken over. You take a few days off to volunteer at an event and the tomato suckers pop out.


Last Wednesday I went back to the Rusty Berrings Skatepark in Lebanon NH to check on the progress of Phase 2. There was …

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, July 12

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July 12, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.


I hope to see you at the "Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors" this Saturday evening, July 15 at the Center Church. It's always a great night of music, desserts and entertainment. The Weathersfield Proctor Library Fundraising Committee are our hosts and they always put on a fun event. For details see below. And in case you haven't had your fill of fireworks, the Crown Point Country Club will be hosting their 4th's fireworks on Saturday July 29 (it was postponed because the of the nasty weather on July 1.) Gates open at 6 p.m. and it's $15 a carload, so carpool and save some dough!




Friday night I went tot he Skinny Pancake in Hanover, NH to see Say Darling. it was a very cool place to see music. Intimate, good beer, good food and easy parking.





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Weathersfield town and select board news: The town has installed a new compactor at the Transfer Station an…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, July 5

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July 5, 2017 Weathersfield, Vt, We are a week into July and I'm still wondering where June went. It seemed like it mostly just rained and was dreary through June, which kind of stinks because our good weather months are so short up here in the great white north. Fingers crossed for a warm, sunny July. Hope you all had a happy and safe Fourth of July. I certainly got my fill of fireworks, I think I hit four town's displays. Cheers.


Last Thursday night I hit the Feast and Field Farmer's Market, not so much to shop but to hear Lula Wiles perform. But next time I go, I'm bringing M-O-N-E-Y to shop. The wine, the meats, the chesses, THE ICE CREAM, oh my. 

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Saturday, in the pouring rain, I traveled to Woodstock to cover Sculpturefest 2017 for the Vermont Standard. Most of the artists and few guests attended the opening reception.



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Sunday, I covered Reading Old Home Day, which dates back to 1901 and …