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Weathersfield Weekly Blog December 27

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December 27, 2017
Weathersfield, Vermont


Short week this one. Early deadline for news and events with Christmas falling on Monday and many folks taking Friday off for Christmas Eve and traveling. It's that time for "over the river and through the woods." As I'm writing this on Thursday morning Dec. 21, the Winter Solstice, I'm listening to the weather report. The weather prognosticators are saying snow, sleet, freezing rain, wintry mix straight through to Christmas Day. Well, let's hope Rudolph's nose is LED now and can cut through the wintry clouds. Safe and Happy Winter Holidays to you all. OK, let's break out the eggnog and send cheers into the coming New Year.



The Weathersfield Proctor Library hosted the annual reading of "The Polar Express" along with a visit from Santa. Santa arrived not by sleigh but by Ascutney Volunteer Fire truck.




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Get Out and About Events
New Year's Eve at the Inn in Perkinsville Sunday, …

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, December 20

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December 20, 2017 Weathersfield, VT
Note: Early submission deadlines for The Vermont Standard Columns Dec. 28 and Jan. 4. I will need your announcements by Dec. 21 at 8 a.m. for Dec. 28 and Dec. 28 8 a.m. for Jan. 4.

Happy Winter Holidays to you all, gentle readers. It seems another year has just about past and we begin a time of reflection on ourselves and the world around us. It's a time for parties, and food and celebrations. But we should also be aware that it's also a time where some among us feel great sadness and depression. Please, as a favor to me, watch out for your friends, neighbors and even brief acquaintances. This time of year should be a time for love, hope, and kindness. Let's all do a little something to make these long cold days pass with a little warmth. Cheers to you all.





Weathersfield select board news: At the select board meeting on Dec. 4, the board began reviewing the town's FY19 budget. Town manager, Ed Morris has developed a new compensation sc…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog December 13

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December 13, 2017 Weathersfield, Vermont
Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two males who robbed Downers Corner Store early Friday morning Dec. 8 and assaulted an employee. That employee, June French, was transported to Springfield Hospital for evaluation, according to a news release. The two men, both wearing masks, entered the store on Route 106 in Weathersfield around 4 a.m. on Friday, pushed French and stole a variety of cigarettes and cigars. Anyone who saw suspicious individuals or vehicles parked in the area around that time are asked to call Vermont State Police at 802-722-4600.


Last weekend was Wassail Weekend in Woodstock, Vermont. While I didn't cover the parade, I got to shoot the Rainbow Playschool's third annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday morning.



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Right after breakfast, I headed over to the Masonic Lodge for the Wassail Craft Fair. This is one very busy fair with lots of quality vendors.




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Weathersfield Weekly Blog, December 6

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December 6, 2017 Weathersfield, Vt.
Congratulations to Terry John Woods and partner Dale West. Their 1820 brick Federal-style former parsonage in Perkinsville is featured in the December issue of Design New England "Christmas White." The article was written by Tovah Martin with photography by Kindra Clineff. 
Some sad news to report, William Mayer, pre-eminent American composer and some-time Vermonter, has died. Born in 1925, Mayer was a Phi Beta Kappa Yale graduate, and he studied composition at Juilliard and the Mannes School of Music. Early success came with music for youngsters, especially recordings of the song “Bongo and his Baboon Drum” sung by Burl Ives. Eventually, Mayer would write celebrated music for every genre. For years, Bill and his wife, Meredith, divided their time between NYC and Weathersfield.


On Friday I photographed all the gingerbread houses that were created for the 15th Annual Gingerbread Festival at Tracy Hall in Norwich, Vermont. the event was a b…