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Green Up Day in Vermont 2020

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GREEN UP DAY is Saturday, May 30-Celebrating 50 Years of Green Up Day!
Usually on the first Saturday in May, Vermonters take part in Green Up Day. It is a special day when thousands of volunteers get involved in a community wide spring clean up of roadside litter. 
This year the COVID-19 global pandemic postponed this special day until tomorrow.

It is the largest statewide volunteer event in Vermont with over 22,500 taking part, and the longest running statewide Green Up Day in the United States.

We're Celebrating 50 years!
Remember to practice physical distancing (stay at least 6 feet apart) and wear a facial covering. As in previous years you should wear gloves and protect yourself from ticks and mosquitoes.
More information visit: https://greenupvermont.org/

Stay Home, Stay Sane Weathersfield May 25

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Memorial Day in Weathersfield 2020-Online The public is invited to attend the Weathersfield Veterans Memorial Committee’s Memorial Day Ceremony May 25, 2020  12:00 Noon via Facebook LIVE
https://www.facebook.com/WeathersfieldVMC
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor's executive orders and the CDC Guidelines, the committee is asking that people join them online only.
1879 Schoolhouse Work Day June 6 Matt Keniston  and the 1879 Schoolhouse Committee.are going to do a physical distancing work party on June 6th from 9 a.m.-3 p.m..

Exterior painting will be the focus with a carpentry project or two.
Please bring a mask and your own lunch.
Vermont COVID-19 Updates Governor Phil Scott  signed Addendum 14, a Be Smart, Stay Safe order on May 15 to extend the State of Emergency to June 15 and update previous emergency orders to reflect re-openings and eased restrictions announced in recent weeks.

As the key restart metrics continue to support incremental openings, the Be Smart, Stay …

Stay Home, Stay Sane, Vermont is Slowly Re-Opening

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Memorial Day in Weathersfield 2020-Online The public is invited to attend the Weathersfield Veterans Memorial Committee’s Memorial Day Ceremony May 25, 2020   12:00 Noon via facebook LIVE  https://www.facebook.com/WeathersfieldVMC Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Governor's executive orders and the CDC Guidelines, the committee is asking that people join us online only.
July 4th in West Windsor-2020 IDC Steering Committee has cancelled the public gatherings and events for the 2020 West Windsor, VT Independence Day Celebrations There will be no fireworks, parade or related close-contact events on the 3rd and 4th of July.



Vermont COVID-19 Updates Governor Phil Scott  signed Addendum 14, a Be Smart, Stay Safe order on May 15 to extend the State of Emergency to June 15 and update previous emergency orders to reflect re-openings and eased restrictions announced in recent weeks.

As the key restart metrics continue to support incremental openings, the Be Smart, Stay Safe order also all…

Any Vermonter Can Now Get Tested for COVID-19

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Vermont health officials are offeringFREE COVID-19 testing at pop-up testing sites around the state for any Vermonters without symptoms, especially health care workers, first responders (EMS, fire, and law enforcement), child care providers. 
People returning to Vermont (on day 7 of their quarantine), and any other Vermonter without symptoms who want to be tested are welcome.

The clinics are part of the state’s efforts to ramp up testing and prevent the spread of COVID-19. The test will tell you if you have a current infection. It is not a serology/antibody test, which means it will not tell you if you were infected in the past.

The clinics will be held from 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. at the following locations:

* Thursday, May 14: Brattleboro Union High School, 131 Fairground Road, Brattleboro
* Saturday, May 16: Upper Valley Aquatic Center, 100 Arboretum Lane, White River Jct.
* Saturday, May 16: Vermont Public Health Laboratory, 359 South Park Drive, Colchester
* Monday, May 18: Rutl…

Virtual Travel-Stonehenge

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Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England, 3 km (2 mi) west of Amesbury. It consists of a ring of standing stones, each around 4.0 m (13 feet) high, 2.1 m (7feet) wide, and weighing around 25 tons.

The stones are set within earthworks in the middle of the most dense complex of Neolithic and Bronze Age monuments in England, including several hundred tumuli (burial mounds).

Archaeologists believe it was constructed from 3000 BC to 2000 BC. The surrounding circular earth bank and ditch, which constitute the earliest phase of the monument, have been dated to about 3100 BC. Radiocarbon dating suggests that the first bluestones were raised between 2400 and 2200 BC,although they may have been at the site as early as 3000 BC.
Computer render by Jlert Joseph Lertola

The site and its surroundings were added to UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites in 1986.

Stonehenge could have been a burial ground from its earliest beginnings. Deposits containing human bone date from as e…

Fun Woods Scavenger Hunt in Weathersfield Vermont

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Let's Get Outdoors Ready for a fun challenge my Weathersfield neighbors? 
Try to find any or all these things in the woods around our town.  I've been hiking almost every day and I've seen some pretty cool things out in our woods. Get out there and see if you can spot them too.
Challenge yourself, challenge your children! FIND and NAME the things I've posted here. 1.  2. 3. 4. 5.
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We'll get through this together. We're all connected.
#StayatHomeSavesLives
#StopTheSpread

Nancy Nutile-McMenemy is an Upper Valley freelance photographer and writer who loves to attend concerts and local events in and around Weathersfield and the Upper Valley.