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Weathersfield Weekly Blog Sept. 27

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September 27, 2017 Weathersfield, VT
What a wild weekend we had last weekend. It felt like summer was back, especially on Sunday with temps. in the 90s. Not sure how long this hot, sunny weather is going to last; friends out west have been emailing me photos of snow on the ground. I do believe it's in our future too.
The town office will be closed Thursday, Oct. 5 for staff training and Monday Oct. 9 for Columbus Day.

Weathersfield School news: Tech Time is an afterschool program available for students in grades 6-8 from 3:30-5 p.m. at River Valley Technical Center in Springfield, VT. Programs begin on Wednesday, Nov. 1 and are free. Transportation must be provided by parent/guardian. Space is limited. Reminder no school on Monday, Oct. 9 it is a WSESU in-service day for teachers. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.


The past month most of my focus has been on the 25th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run. Monday night, Sept. 18 was our final race committee m…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, Sept. 20

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Sept. 20, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

The leaves are starting to turn and to fall. I am not ready for this change. I still feel like I should be sitting in the shade, reading a good book. Not raking leaves and planting garlic. But I am looking forward to the Library's Book and Bake sale and the Weathersfield Festival on Sept. 30. Fingers crossed for good weather.

Weathersfield School news: Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Meet at the Old Café De Sol at 7:30 a.m. (rain or shine) and walk the back way to the field across the school, where we will safely cross and head in to the building in time for announcements and breakfast. No School on Monday, Oct. 9 it is a WSESU in-service day for teachers. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

This week's assignment
I covered the restored gold leaf letter installation at the Reading Library for the Vermont Standard.



More photos:CLICK HERE


Get Out and About Events
10th Annual FREE Fun Kids Races at Mount Ascutney, Saturday,…

The Letters Are Back! Reading Library Letters are Shining.

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September 14, 2017 Reading, Vt.
The letters are back! What letters you ask? Some very beautiful and historic letters. Libraries are filled with books and stories where letters describe what the author wants to say. In this case, the story is about the letters that describe a library. The library is The Gilbert A. Davis Library Building, a mouthful yes, so most people just say Reading Public Library or Reading Library.

The story starts in early spring of 2015 when much of the lettering above the library’s doorway was inadvertently painted. Library trustees and librarian Tony Pikramenos then heard that the letters might have originally been covered in gold leaf. "There was anecdotal evidence in the community that the lettering was gold leaf" said Milde Waterfall, a library trustee. Waterfall used to do research at Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and was very interested in preserving this piece of Reading and Vermont history if the stories were true.

Befo…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, Sept. 13

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September 13, 2017 Weathersfield, Vt.

After the beautiful weekend we had last weekend it's hard to image what the people of Florida and Texas are dealing with in the aftermath of those massive hurricanes (with more on the way.) As divers, we visit the Caribbean often and have made many friends down there. I've heard from a few but still haven't heard from some of them. I'm thinking positively; I hope they were smart and got away as soon as they heard the reports to evacuate. I just have to sit and wait for good news. To stay occupied, I'm volunteering many hours for the 25th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra-run that takes place Sunday, Sept. 24 at Ascutney Mountain.

Weathersfield Town Office news: The Town Clerk's office will be closed Sept. 18 and 19 for annual training and conference.

Weathersfield select board news: At their Sept. 5 meeting the select board reviewed the year end financial report from town accountant Colin Butler. A few departments end…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, September 6

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September 6, 2017 Weathersfield, Vt.

Hope you all enjoyed the final weekend of summer. We've moved into meteorological fall and it sure felt like it on Saturday and Sunday. People keep telling me "summer isn't over yet." Boy, I hope they are right.
Weathersfield Town Office news: The Town Clerk's office will be closed Sept. 18 and 19 for annual training and conference.

Weathersfield select board news: At the select board meeting on Aug. 24, there was extensive discussion about the proposed fire agreement. A motion passed to implement the financial processing changes proposed by the town manager for a trial period. The select board meets on Sept. 5 and the fire commission meets Sept. 13.. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.

Weathersfield School
news: School board meets Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

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