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3rd Annual Rusty Berrings Skatepark Day-A HUGE Success

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The 3rd Annual Rusty Berrings Skatepark Day was held on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1-5 PM at the Lebanon Recreation and Parks Riverside Park in West Lebanon, NH. The park was packed with young and young at heart. People on trick bikes, skateboards, scooters, bicycles and rollerblades. Admission was free as was the Ziggy's Pizza, cookies and DJ music. In the spring, lights are slated to be installed for evening use of the park. The Rusty Berrings Skate Park formerly the Lebanon Skate Park was reopened on October 21, 2017 and proclaimed by the City of Lebanon’s Mayor Prentiss Rusty Berrings Skate Park Day in memory of Tyler Stillman Kirschner. Follow Remembering Rusty Berrings FB page for future events. More photos from the event and the re-building of the skate park: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Lebanon-Skate-Park

Women Making A Difference Luncheon

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Thyme Restaurant, in downtown White River Junction, opened its door to a group of people for a Sunday luncheon honoring three women from the Upper Valley who have made substantial contributions to the community. Susan Buckholz (pictured above), Sara Kobylenski and Kim Souza. The event was hosted by Becca White Vermont State Representative from Hartford. White (above), introduced first honoree Kim Souza (pictured below) who owns "Revolution" a clothing store in downtown White River Junction and currently sits on the Hartford selectboard.
Souza spoke about being a business owner and local activist for racial equality and inclusion. 
Susan Buckholtz (above), is an attorney focusing on children and family law. She spoke next about her career path to the law that started when she was young, defending her brother from a local bully. "I won't start a fight, she said "but you mess with mine and I just might." 
Sara Kobylenski (pictured below) has spent the last 5…

Listen for Church Bells Today at 4 pm-Do you Know Why? It's Constitution Day!

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If you hear church bells ringing today, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 at 4 p.m. it is to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787. It is the 232nd anniversary today. You can read the whole document here: https://www.constituteproject.org/constitution/United_States_of_America_1992 The tradition of celebrating The Constitution was started by the Daughters of the American Revolution who petitioned Congress to set aside a date. Constitution Day was signed into public law August 2, 1956 by President Dwight D. Eisenhower and is observed every year on Sept. 17. Constitution Day Events

What To Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont

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On my way to the Jonny Lang concert at Lebanon Opera House (LOH) Sunday night, there was this beautiful double rainbow. Then there was an electrifying concert by blues master Jonny Lang-the HOUSE was rockin' Tonight at LOH it's A Night with Janis Joplin. A few seats are still available and if you use the code: BROADWAY your ticket is only $15 plus fees! From the LOH website: LOH celebrates the 50th anniversary of Janis Joplin’s landmark Woodstock performance with this explosive Broadway musical! Tony Award nominee Mary Bridget Davies (Best Lead Actress for her performance as Joplin in the show’s Broadway production) reprises her role in this stirring tribute to the rocker’s turbulent life and biggest musical influences. Those influences included trailblazers like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone, and Bessie Smith. Like a comet that burns far too brightly to last, Joplin exploded onto the music scene in 1967 and, almost overnight, became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll.…

Fatal Motor Vehicle Accident in Weathersfield-Police Looking for Grey 4-Door Sedan with Vermont Plates

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WEATHERSFIELD, Vt.WCAX reported that at about 12:50 Sunday morning, Troopers responded to a single vehicle crash on I-91 South in Weathersfield.  Police say Keanan Thompson, 22, of Stockbridge, Vermont, was traveling south in his Jeep Wrangler when it began to drift off the left hand side of the interstate for reasons unknown. The vehicle traveled several hundred feet in the grassy median before abruptly turning back onto the Interstate. The jeep then crossed both Southbound lanes, striking the guardrails on the shoulder and spinning until it stopped in the left hand travel lane. According to police, the first known people to come upon the crash, saw Thompson laying in the middle of the road. It is believed he was ejected from his jeep during the crash. Before being able to help Thompson, an unknown grey, four-door sedan with Vermont registration drove through the crash scene and ran over Thompson. The vehicle continued south on I-91 and did not stop. Thompson was pronounced deceased …

What to Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont

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Those of you who follow my Instagramaccount or Facebook Account know I've been seriously bitten by the kayak bug. My girlfriends and I are exploring many bodies of water in our area. You can follow my adventures by the photos posted in my Kayaking Gallery. Or drop me an email/leave a comment with suggestions of where to kayak! Get Out and About Thursday, Sept. 12 80s Dance Party at Puddledock Park in Reading, VT 6-8:30 p.m. Hosted by Reading VT Parks and Rec. Get out your leg warmers, ripped jeans, neon, and your lacey shirts and party like it's 1985! They'll play the tunes. You provide the moves. Don't forget to bring chairs, snacks and drinks, and bug spray. This event, like all Puddledock Park Parties, is free and open to everyone! More info on their FB Page Friday, Sept. 13-ooohhh Friday the 13th! -North Country Boil with Zero Gravity Craft Brewery at Brownsville Butcher and Pantry in West Windsor 5-9 p.m. Info. -Ben Fuller on the Range at Crown Point Country Club in S…

Outgoing Weathersfield TM Wants to Make Elected Listers into An Appointed Position.

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And add it to Land Use Administrator duties with an increase in salary At the select board meeting on Sept. 3, outgoing town manager Ed Morris presented his proposal to have the voters move from three elected listers to an appointed assessor position. He went on to propose this appointed position be combined with the current Land Use Administrator position with a part-time assistant. Stating that the cost to taxpayers would be about the same even with increasing the salary to $26 per hour. Mr. Morris asked the Selectboard to consider increasing the current Land Use Administrator's salary to $23 an hour effective immediately.  He argued that $23 an hour was commensurate with other combined Planner/Zoning Administrator positions. Discussion continued on the pros and cons of elected versus appointed listers especially during a grievance hearing. Select board member John Arrison asked to see a cost comparison and would like to hear comments from the current listers. Mr. Morris will as…

Weathersfield School to Host Open House-Thursday, Sept. 19 5:30-6;3- p.m.

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Weathersfield School (WS) will host an Open House on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. They listened to feedback and are going to go back to the old way of hosting their Open House.   Classrooms will be open for an unscheduled hour for visits. New Food Service Manager, Craig Locarno will be in the AP Room with some homemade treats. The school is inviting you to feel free to wander the school and check out every classroom. They are asking that students stay with their parents during this hour.  More information call the school: (802) 674-5400 or follow their online newsletter http://www.wsesu.net/ws-home

The Moon at Weathersfield Proctor Library Sept. 4 7-8:30 p.m.-Claudio Veliz to speak

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Weathersfield Proctor Library is hosting a talk on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about the formation of our solar system in general and of the Moon in particular; some of the major features of the Moon, with reference to the lunar landings which took place fifty years ago, and the influence of the Moon on arts and culture on Earth. Claudio Veliz has taught astrophysics at Columbia University and currently teaches at Keene State College. He is an architect whose firm is in Chester, VT and in Manhattan. Rick Bates, former library board of trustee chair, also a SoVerA member, has at times assisted Claudio in his classes at Keene State. This event is free and open to the public.