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Weathersfield Weekly Blog, May 31

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I cannot believe we are turning another calendar page. June, already? How can this be? I've turned over the garden and laid out the rows. I'm still a little hesitant to put in my seedlings but I'll just have to get-to-it. If I don't do now, I'm sure when I'll get to it. What with the Covered Bridges Half Marathon this weekend, graduations and weddings coming over the next few weekends. Before you know it it will the 4th of July. Why doesn't winter pass this quickly? Oh well, let's get out and enjoy the great weather while we can.
Assignments and Adventures It was a VERY busy week!

On Tuesday, May 22 I got to meet Agatha Christie. I've read all her novels at least once and it was a treat to meet her. The Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock hosted a Living History Performance by Helene Lang. I covered the event for the Vermont Standard.

More photos of Agatha: CLICK HERE My review of the event: CLICK HERE
Thursday, May 24, I photographed the

Agatha Christie Visits Norman Williams Public Library

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Living history performer, Helene Lang brought her final performance as Agatha Christie to the Norman Williams Public Library on Tuesday, May 22. Lang has been giving audiences a glimpse into the famous author's life for over 19 years as part of the Vermont Humanities Community Programs. She started out portraying Beatrix Potter, then was asked to portray Dorothy Canfield Fisher and eventually asked to take on Agatha Christie (Lang is the only performer who regularly performs three characters for Vermont Humanities).



Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie was born September 15, 1890 and died January 12, 1976 at the age of 85. An English writer, Christie is known for her 66 detective novels and 14 short story collections, particularly those revolving around her fictional detectives Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple. Christie also wrote the world's longest-running play, a murder mystery, "The Mousetrap", and six romances under the name Mary Westmacott.


Lang introduced…

Good Luck to Our Local CBHM Runners!

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Sunday, June 3 over 2000 runners will hit the roads of Pomfret, Woodstock and Quechee for the 27th running of the Covered Bridges Half Marathon. The 13.1 mile race begins at Suicide Six Ski area in Pomfret at 8:15 a.m. and finishes at Dewey Field on Quechee Main Street in Quechee.

Good Luck to our area runners! KOGUT DANIEL BROWNSVILLE LIVINGSTON TERRY BROWNSVILLE MONAHAN SCOTT BROWNSVILLE NESBITT CHRISTOPHER BROWNSVILLE SHEARER DEB BROWNSVILLE SHEARER TERRY BROWNSVILLE THOMPSON RYAN BROWNSVILLE WELD EMILY BROWNSVILLE PHILLIPS KEM CAVENDISH PHILLIPS SVETLANA CAVENDISH COGGESHALL SUSAN CHESTER PETERSON SCOTT CHESTER PETERSON TRACEY CHESTER AMBROS ANDREA HARTLAND BASSETTE JUSTICE

Weathersfield Weekly Blog May 23

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News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board and town news: After many years serving the town, Shirley Cole will no longer be the face of Weathersfield's town office. The select board will be advertising the position after they review the job description at their meeting Monday, May 21. I'm sure we will all miss Shirley very much and wish her the best in her next adventure. 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: Long time PAWS director, Jessica Wilmot is stepping down. Zach Shambo will be stepping in to keep this afterschool program going. The school is welcoming Lori Small as the Title 1 Math Interventionist this fall. Also remember the last day of school will be June 18. Dismissal will be at 11:30 a.m.. For more information, please call the school at 674-5400. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The trus…

Jesse Colin Young at Pentangle Arts, Woodstock VT Friday May 25

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Pentangle Arts Presents Jesse Colin Young Friday, May 25 at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre 7:30 p.m. Tickets

The Voice on a Song of a Generation... Love is but a song to sing
Fear's the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why

Come on people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another
Right now

Not too many people can claim to be the voice on a song that sums up an era. But Jesse Colin Young can make that claim with the song "Get Together." It not only captures the 60s vibe it gives us a timeless message that is still relevant some 50 years later. On an early morning phone call, on Mother's Day, Young graciously answered a few questions about his revitalized touring career and his life of music.

Some of Young's musical influences may surprise you. Growing up as a child, at age 7 or 8 years old, the first phonographs came out, Young was listening to Enr…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, May 16

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No Burn Permits Until Further notice. The town fire wardens will not be issuing any burn permits until further notice. The conditions are such that any outdoor burning has the potential to cause a serious brush fire. Please, no outdoor burning until things gets more green and we get more rain.

News You Can UseWeathersfield select board and town news: At the last select board meeting on May 7, the town manager introduced the new town employees to the select board. Suzanne Terrill was hired as the personnel/accounting clerk. Scott Pipe will be the new highway truck driver/laborer and his wife Brenda is the new assistant clerk. The select board granted two large gathering permits to Wellwood Orchards. So mark your calendars for this year's Strawberry Festival on June 23 and the Annual Customer Appreciation Day on Sept. 1. The board tabled action on the Center Grove Tree maintenance bids. The bids varied in the number of trees to be removed and the amount of trimming that was needed.…