Wednesday, June 29, 2016

USAGov’s Guide to Displaying the American Flag

June 29, 2016 

Every Fourth of July all across the country, people show their love for America by displaying flags along streets, hanging them from porches, and proudly carrying them in the town parade. Old Glory is everywhere. But did you know there are official rules on properly displaying the U.S. flag?
This guide from USAGov, based on the Federal Flag Code (PDF, Download Adobe Reader), can help you show respect for the flag as you celebrate this Fourth of July:
  • When: You can display the flag outside from sunrise to sunset. If you want to fly it after dark, it will need to be lit. Don’t fly the flag during inclement weather, unless it’s an all-weather flag.
  • On the porch: The union of the flag--the blue section with white stars--should be placed at the peak of the staff unless the flag is at half-staff. When the flag is suspended from a rope on a pole extending from a house, the flag should be hoisted out, union first, from the building.
  • On the wall or the window: When the flag is displayed on a flat surface like a wall, the union should be at the top left.
  • On the street: The flag should be suspended vertically with the union to the north in an east and west street or to the east in a north and south street. The flag should never touch anything beneath it, so make sure it’s hoisted at the proper height.
  • At the office: Suspend the flag vertically with the union to the observer’s left upon entering. If the building has more than one main entrance, the flag should be suspended vertically near the center of the corridor or lobby with the union to the north when entrances are to the east and west, or to the east when entrances are to the north and south. If there are entrances in more than two directions, the union should be to the east.
  • On a vehicle: The staff should be fixed firmly on the right side of the vehicle. Do not drape the flag over the hood, top, sides, or back of a vehicle or a boat.
  • Half-staff: During periods of mourning, it is common to see the flag flying at half-staff. Only presidents can proclaim such periods for a national remembrance (PDF, Download Adobe Reader). Governors can also declare mourning periods at a local level. In some cases, heads of federal agencies can order the flag flown at half-staff on grounds under their supervision. Traditionally, states and local governments follow the president’s proclamation during a period of national mourning.
Take care of your flag. Many dry cleaners will clean U.S. flags for free during the months of June and July. Store your flag in a well-ventilated area. If it gets wet, make sure it’s completely dry before storing it.

If the flag is damaged or worn out, it should be burned and disposed of with dignity. Learn more about the flag, its history, protocol, and ways to pay your respects, including the proper way to fold it.
This Independence Day, show your patriotism by proudly displaying the old Red, White and Blue while celebrating the nation’s 240th birthday.

Let USAGov be your guide for other areas of your life at

4th of July Safety Tips for Your Pets from Springfield Animal Hospital
Fourth of July Safety Tips

For many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard on the Fourth of July with good friends and family—including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and products can be potentially hazardous to your pets. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center offers the following tips:

Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them. Alcoholic beverages have the potential to poison pets. If ingested, the animal could become very intoxicated and weak, severely depressed or could go into a coma. Death from respiratory failure is also a possibility in severe cases.

Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals. Ingestion of sunscreen products can result in drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst and lethargy. The misuse of insect repellent that contains DEET can lead to neurological problems.

Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of your pets’ reach. Certain types of matches contain chlorates, which could potentially damage blood cells and result in difficulty breathing—or even kidney disease in severe cases. Lighter fluid can be irritating to skin, and if ingested can produce gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous system depression. If lighter fluid is inhaled, aspiration pneumonia and breathing problems could develop.

Keep your pets on their normal diet. Any change, even for one meal, can give your pets severe indigestion and diarrhea. This is particularly true for older animals who have more delicate digestive systems and nutritional requirements. And keep in mind that foods such as onions, chocolate, coffee, avocado, grapes & raisins, salt and yeast dough can all be potentially toxic to companion animals.

Do not put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it. While the luminescent substance contained in these products is not highly toxic, excessive drooling and gastrointestinal irritation could still result from ingestions, and intestinal blockage could occur from swallowing large pieces of the plastic containers.

Keep citronella candles, insect coils and oil products out of reach. Ingestion can produce stomach irritation and possibly even central nervous system depression. If inhaled, the oils could cause aspiration pneumonia in pets.

Never use fireworks around pets! While exposure to lit fireworks can potentially result in severe burns and/or trauma to the face and paws of curious pets, even unused fireworks can pose a danger. Many types contain potentially toxic substances, including potassium nitrate, arsenic and other heavy metals.

Loud, crowded fireworks displays are no fun for pets, so please resist the urge to take them to Independence Day festivities. Instead, keep your little guys safe from the noise in a quiet, sheltered and escape-proof area at home.

New Vermont Law - Provides Liability Protection to Remove a Child or Animal In Dange

Important! NEW LAW...

Friday, July 1st, a new Vermont law goes into effect that provides liability protection to individuals who forcibly enter a motor vehicle for the purpose of removing a child or animal in danger. 

The law sets out certain requirements to follow in these circumstances. 

Please make sure you follow these guidelines should you ever be in the unfortunate situation of having to intervene to save a life.

(1) Determine if the motor vehicle is locked or there is otherwise no reasonable method for the child or animal to exit the vehicle

(2) Reasonably and in good faith believe that forcible entry into the motor vehicle is necessary because the child or animal is in imminent danger of harm

(3) Notify local law enforcement, fire department, or a 911 operator prior to forcibly entering the vehicle

(4) Remain with the child or animal in a safe location reasonably close to the motor vehicle until a law enforcement, fire, or other emergency responder arrives

(5) Place a notice on the vehicle that the authorities have been notified and specifying the location of the child or animal; and

(6) Use no more force to enter the vehicle and remove the child or animal than necessary under the circumstances

It takes only minutes to save a life

Leaving pets locked in cars is never safe. But when the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. High temperatures can cause irreparable organ damage and even death. Protecting animals from an unnecessary death is a problem we can all agree to prevent.

How to help a pet left in a hot car

  • Take down the car's make, model and license-plate number.
  • If there are businesses nearby, notify their managers or security guards and ask them to make an announcement to find the car's owner. Many people are unaware of the danger of leaving pets in hot cars and will quickly return to their vehicle once they are alerted to the situation.
  • If the owner can't be found, call the non-emergency number of the local police or animal control and wait by the car for them to arrive. In several states good Samaritans can legally remove animals from cars under certain circumstances, so be sure to know the laws in your area and follow any steps required.
for more information:

2nd Annual Out of the Darkness, Walk to Prevent Suicide

Second Annual Out of the Darkness - Walk to Prevent Suicide
Saturday, September 17, 2016

T-Shirts Available for Sale!
$13.00 ALL profits benefit the Springfield Walk.
Sizes: Small Adult - 2xl Adult. (Only one color this year).
Email or text/call 802-738-7413 to order yours. In STOCK NOW!
Delivery available locally - Postage extra. 
To Sign Up:

Walk Location: Toonerville Trail, Clinton St, Springfield, VT
Check-in/Registration Time: 09/17/2016 at 9:00 am
Walk Begins: 10:00 am
Walk Ends: 1:00 pm
For more information, please contact:
Contact Name: Heather Jarvis  802-296-1989 /
Judy Jarvis (802-263-5549 /

Online registration closes at noon (local time) the Friday before the walk. However, anyone who would like to participate can register in person at the walk from the time check-in begins until the walk starts. Walk donations are accepted until December 31st.

Notice of Selectboard Vacancy, Weathersfield, VT

Pursuant to Title 24 VSA 961 (a): Notice is hereby given of a vacancy on the Weathersfield Selectboard effective June 7, 2016.
The Weathersfield Selectboard will appoint an eligible person to fill the vacancy until the next annual meeting.
Interested eligible voters of the Town of Weathersfield who wish to be considered for appointment by the Selectboard may submit a letter of interest by noon on July 5, 2016 to Ed Morris P.O. Box 550, Ascutney, Vermont 05030 or


Tuesday, July 19, 12:00 noon at Perkinsville Community Church Vestry on Route 106. A quick trivia game will be available for those who want to take the challenge. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245;

Friday, June 24, 2016

Richard W Knight, 54

Richard W. Knight, 54, died Monday, June 20, 2016, at Springfield Hospital. He was born June 6, 1962, in Springfield, the son of Marcellus Mark and Shirley (Metcalf) Knight. He attended Springfield schools.

He married Donna L. Densmore in Perkinsville on Aug. 8, 1987, and they made their home in North Springfield. He was employed as labor foreman with the Rutland Group for several years and most recently was a machinist with Hancor Manufacturing in North Springfield. He enjoyed the outdoors, trampolines, dirt biking and four-wheeling. He also enjoyed doing stone work and spending time at his camp.

He is survived by his wife; two daughters Kacey Marie Knight and Kayla Elizabeth Knight; his father, Mark Knight and his wife, Charlene; his mother, Shirley Muther; two brothers Marcellus Knight and Shawn Knight; two sisters Sharon Knight and Darlene Knight; five step-brothers Kevin and Fred Thorburn, and Donald, Geoffrey, and Adam Muther; nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a daughter, Kelli Mae Knight, in 2002 and stepfather Brahm Muther in 2013.

Memorial contributions may be made for pediatric cancer research to the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, D-H/Geisel Office of Development, Office of Gift Recording, One Medical Center Drive, Hinman Box 7070, Lebanon, NH 03756-0001. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Davis Memorial Chapel.

Ascutney's Second Annual Independence Day Parade!

Ascutney’s Second Annual
Independence Day Parade
Saturday, July 2nd, 2016
3:00 PM
The parade will begin at the Mormon Church on Route 5, travel down
to First Street in Country Estates Mobile Home Park, down Hilltop Blvd,
Stardust Circle, and out to Thrasher Road
All are welcome!

Spay/Neuter Cat Clinic at Springfield Humane Society

Springfield Vermont Humane Society has a spay neuter cat clinic on July 5th. 
802 885 3997 to register. 

Weathersfield Vermont residents will be reimbursed for the surgery costs with the SNAP form available at the town office that you bring to surgery for us to fill out.

3rd Annual Five Alarm 5K to Benefit WWVFD

Event: Jul 30, 2016, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
3rd Annual Five Alarm 5K in Perkinsville, 
Saturday July 30. This 5 K Trail Run or Walk 
benefits the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department. 
 Race is at the Power Dam at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville. 
 Registration opens at 8 a.m., Kid Race at 9 a.m., 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. 
 First, Second and Third places awarded to each age group. 
Register Online at or paper registration available at The West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Dept. Or Contact Toshya at, (603)322-3287. 
A chicken BBQ will be to follow at WWFD station.

West Weathersfield Baked Bean Dinner

Event: Jun 25, 2016, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
All You Can Eat Baked Bean Dinner in Perkinsville, 
Saturday, June 25, 5-7 p.m. 
The West Weathersfield Fire Department is hosting a Baked Bean Dinner at their Station located at Rtes 131 and 106. 
 All you can eat. $10 adults, $5 children, under 5 are free. 
all proceeds benefit the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Strawberry Fesitval, Wellwood Orchards, Weathersfield, VT

Wellwood Orchards-1st Strawberry Festival 2016 in Weathersfield,
Saturday, June 25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Food Vendors, PYO Strawberries, Craft/Wares Vendors, County Store, tractor pulled wagon rides, petting zoo and Live Music all day!
This is not just a craft fair, it's an adventure as always at Wellwood.
No admission fee-this event is FREE.
Please see their "NO DOG POLICY" effective Jan. 1, 2016 on their Facebook page and website at
If you want to join the fun as a volunteer, entertainer or vendor, please send an email to Rain Date-June 26

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission Agenda 06/21/2016

Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission
will hold their meeting on
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 at 12:00 p.m.
Ascutney Professional Building, Route 5
Post Office Box 320, Ascutney, VT 05030 802 674-9201 / fax 802 674-5711

Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney, VT
1. Secretary’s Report
a) Approval of the minutes of the May 17, 2016 meeting (action) (enc.)
2. Treasurer’s Report
a) Accept Treasurer’s Report (action) (enc.)
3. Election of Officers
Tom Bock—chair
Carol Lighthall- Vice Chair
Joe Wilson-Secretary-Treasurer
Executive Committee is in the first of a three year term
4. Committee Membership Appointments (action) (enc.)
5. Approval of FY 2017 SWCRPC budget (action) (enc.)
6. Approval of TPI Work Program for FY2017 (action) (enc.)
7. Brownfields (action)
8. Approval of Procurement Self-Certification Form (action) (enc.)
9. Old Business
10. New Business
11. Adjourn

To request accommodations for accessibility or for any language (non‐English) interpretation
assistance, American Sign Language interpreters, assistive listening devices, handouts in alternative formats,
or information on the meeting, please contact: Chris Titus at or Jason Rasmussen
at or by telephone at 802‐ 674 ‐9201.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Help Support the Cause - 2016 Claremont Speedway: Race Against Cancer

Help us support the cause!

Cancer has touched us all in some way - some more than others.

Research is the only way to find a cure that will wipe out this horrible disease - NCCC is one of the top cancer research centers, and your donation will go toward finding a cure so that maybe someday it will no longer be a threat.

Contributions are tax- deductible. It can be $1, $5, whatever you feel comfortable with!

The team that raises the most also gets pole position for the July 1st race 😎
Help us get the pole, and help find a cure!
Click the link below.....

Horse Safety - Please SLOW down!!

Vermont Riding on Public Roads Statute

CHAPTER 13. Operation of Vehicles
SUBCHAPTER 11. Miscellaneous Rules

1127 Control in presence of horses and cattle
(a) Whenever upon a public highway and approaching a vehicle drawn by a horse or other draft animal, or approaching a horse or other animal upon which a person is riding, the operator of a motor vehicle shall operate the vehicle in such a manner as to exercise every reasonable precaution to prevent the frightening of such horse or animal and to insure the safety and protection of the person riding or driving.

(b) The operator of a motor vehicle shall yield to any cattle, sheep or goats which are being herded on or across a highway.

First Thursday Book Group

The new book is the Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Farahad Zama; Thursday July 7th at 6:30 p.m. at the library.

Pick up your copy of the book at the Library today!

Summer Reading Program at Weathersfield Proctor Library

Weathersfield Proctor Library is 
starting their annual Kids
The theme is: Exercise
From June 15th to August 13th
We’ll have a jeopardy board for everyone to play, crafts every other Saturday, and two great performers-
Dancing with Ashley (sign up ahead of time)
June 25th at 10:30-11:45
And Rockin’ Ron the Friendly Pirate
August 4th at 10:30
Come on over and sign up!
Parents reading to their kids and adults taking higher education classes count too!

A Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors

Saturday July 23, 2016
6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Weathersfield Center Meeting House (Located on Weathersfield Center Rd.)

Library Director Mark Richardson will speak about the 1860's map recently donated to the library by Shannon Stevens. Three or four other speakers will tell town tales.

A Jazz Trio will perform
Hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served, along with fabulous desserts.
A silent auction will also be featured.

$15.00 donation at the door. All proceeds will benefit the Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Project 
Spread the Word!


Tuesday, June 21 at 12:00 noon in the vestry of Perkinsville VT Community Church. Bring a game for people to enjoy plus a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245;

The 6th Annual Long Trail Century Ride

The 6th Annual Long Trail Century Ride will be traveling through Weathersfield on Saturday, June 25th, 2016. 

This is a fun, leisurely ride - not a race. 

There will be over 600 cyclists on three separate routes, all beginning and ending at the Long Trail Brewery on Route 4 in Bridgewater Corners. 

There will be a few support vehicles available to cyclists during the ride, but no pace cars or other race-type needs.

For more details, please visit

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Notice of Selectboard Vacancy

Pursuant to Title 24 VSA 961 (a): Notice is hereby given of a vacancy on the Weathersfield Selectboard effective June 7, 2016.
The Weathersfield Selectboard will appoint an eligible person to fill the vacancy until the next annual meeting.
Interested eligible voters of the Town of Weathersfield who wish to be considered for appointment by the Selectboard may submit a letter of interest by noon on July 5, 2016 to Ed Morris P.O. Box 550, Ascutney, Vermont 05030 or

Alice G. Adams, 92

PERKINSVILLE — Alice G. Adams, 92, a longtime resident of Perkinsville, passed away Saturday morning, June 11, 2016, at Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor. 

She was born Jan. 28, 1924, in Randolph, Vermont, the daughter of Leslie and Florence (Newell) Gilman. She received her schooling in Randolph and graduated from Randolph High School in 1942. Following high school, she traveled to Chicago where she was employed as a telephone operator during World War II. She was working on the switchboard the day that President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in 1945. 

She returned to Vermont and married Elton Davis in Randolph in 1946. They were later divorced. For many years, Alice served as the office treasurer for the Windsor County Farm Bureau and was involved with the Windsor County Farm Bureau Field Day held in Springfield. She married Eugene Adams in 1978. 

She was a Vermont farm girl at heart and enjoyed gardening, playing cards and bingo. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family. 

She was predeceased by her parents; two sisters, Marjorie Wilk and Evelyn Dimick; and by one brother, Arthur “Gil” Gilman. 

Survivors include her husband of 38 years, Eugene Adams of Perkinsville; three daughters, Barbara Slaton and her husband, Robert, of Springfield,  Beverly Lauren and her husband, Charlie, of Chester, and Bette Matulonis and her husband, Jeff, of Springfield; two stepchildren, Richard Adams of Weathersfield and Josephine Streeter-Fletcher of Springfield; one sister, Helen Moore of Springfield; four grandchildren, Tammy Millard of Perkinsville, Jeremy Lauren of Penacook, New Hampshire, Jessica Maher of Charlestown, Massachusetts and Jacob Matulonis of Springfield; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, at the Knight Funeral Home in Windsor.

 The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, June 16, at the North Springfield Baptist Church, 69 Main St., in North Springfield. The Rev. George Keeler, Pastor, will officiate. 

A reception for family and friends will follow in the church hall. Committal services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Mountain View Cemetery in Braintree, Vermont. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice of VT and NH, 66 Benning St., Suite 6, West Lebanon, NH 03766; or to the charity of one’s choice.

Condolences may be expressed to her family in an online guest book at

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Open Horse Barn to Honor Our Veterans

Christensen Files for House, Representing Weathersfield, Cavendish

Annmarie Christensen • • Old Center St
Christensen Files for House seat, Representing Weathersfield and Cavendish

PERKINSVILLE – Annmarie Christensen filed as a Democrat today to be a candidate to the Vermont House of Representatives for Windsor 2, which includes the towns of Weathersfield and Cavendish.
Christensen, who lives in Perkinsville, is a veteran journalist who has a career in health care communications and has been a reporter and editor at news organizations in Vermont and New Hampshire.

Fixing the health care system, equity in education, and isolating and eradicating the opiate drug problem in Vermont are important issues to people in her community, she said.

“We need a sensible approach to better education that will retain our kids in state while reducing a mounting tax burden. I would work to enact an affordable, clear path to quality health services. We also need to reduce the proliferation of illegal drugs with the best form of public safety – sustainable jobs.

“It has been a contentious political season. In spite of the rhetoric and vitriol on the national scene, Vermonters continue to focus on preserving and enhancing the quality of life we all enjoy,” Christensen said.

She is campaigning for the seat currently held by Rep. Mark Huntley, a Democrat from Cavendish. Huntley says he decided not to seek re-election in order to better focus his attention on his practice at Huntley Financial Services Inc.

He said he supports Christensen’s bid to replace him.

“I enthusiastically support her bid for Representative / Windsor District 2. Annmarie will be a strong voice of reason, she will be part of the solution and not part of the problem, and that is what is needed in Montpelier, Annmarie has it in spades.” Christensen came to Vermont 40 years ago from Pennsylvania. Her two children, Meredith and Max, were born in Vermont and attended schools in Chester.

She previously was communications director for The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, and director of publications for the Global Health Council, based in White River Junction and Washington, DC. Previously, she was a reporter and an editor for the Valley News, the Rutland Herald and the Eagle Times.

She is active in the Weathersfield community, having served on the Conservation Commission and as a director of the Weathersfield Historical Society. She currently serves as president of the trustees of the village of Perkinsville and has volunteered at the North Springfield warming shelter.

“Annmarie brings a practical, determined and experienced voice,” said Ernie Shand, who held the House seat, representing Weathersfield and Cavendish for 10 years.

Christensen said she will be going door to door over the summer to meet all residents in Weathersfield and Cavendish.

Updates on her Facebook page @Annmarie for Vermont

Saturday, June 11, 2016

1879 Schoolhouse Work Day

1879 Friends,

There will be a work party next weekend June 18th at Schoolhouse from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.  This is a followup to our hugely successful 30 person volunteer work party of last weekend.  Siding on the ell, installation of interior doors & trim, and demolition of the more modern interior partitions were a few of the projects completed.

Next weekend we will be working on tiling the bathroom, painting interior doors and exterior woodwork, and moving forward on restoration of the exterior window millwork.  I am specifically interested in training several volunteers in the millwork restoration who would be interested in continuing that work at their leisure during the coming months of warm weather.

There will be work for all skill levels.  Please call me at 802 263 5300 or reply to if you can help out on the 18th.

We look forward to working with you,

Matt Keniston  -  For the 1879 Schoolhouse Committee

$5 Bag, $10 Box - AVFA Final Day of Yard Sale Discount

Grab a bag ... Snag a box ... and fill with many treasures!! Join AVFA members for the final day of our weekend yard sale, Sunday, June 12th from 7:00am to 1:00pm.
$5.00 to fill a bag; $10 to fill a box...bring your own, or we can supply you with one!!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library Annual Meeting Announcement

Hello. It is time for our annual meeting this coming Wednesday June 15 at 7 p.m. We need to elect new officers or vote to keep the new ones we just elected.

 There will also be updates on the Mimi Baird program and also on the open house to introduce the new handicapped entrance and the new bathroom.

 Also Nancy Nutile-McMenemy wants me to spread the word to all about the program on September 3 about Romaine Tenney. Nancy might be at the meeting to let us know what she has to date. This is what I have. Banjo Dan (The Sky Blue Boys) who has just recorded a song about Romaine Tenney; he and his brother have agreed to perform for our event from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  She has lined up Howard Coffin and local people to speak and there will be many family members attending.

 At the library SAPA-TV will be running the Weathersfield Historical Society program from a few years ago about Romaine.

  There will also be refreshments and hopefully a sheet cake with the image of the homestead on it.

 Hope to see you at the meeting

 Barbara Putnam- President


 Tuesday, June 21 at 12:00 noon in the vestry of Perkinsville VT Community Church. Bring a game for people to enjoy plus a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245;

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Springfield VT Senior Center Songsters Program

 The Springfield Senior Center Songsters choral group will present a free concert, “Let’s Dance”, open to the public on Wednesday, June 15, at 1:00 PM at the Springfield Senior Center, Main St., Springfield.
The program features dance songs from 1913 (Ballin’ the Jack) to 1991 (Boot Scootin’ Boogie) and includes old favorites, Anniversary Waltz, Beer Barrel Polka, Tennessee Waltz, and In the Mood plus novelty songs, Rockin’ Robin, The Waltzing Cat, and The Stripper. 

The Songsters are directed by Frank Forcier and accompanied by Cindy Wooton on keyboard, Mike Wooton on Bass Guitar and Dave Coleman on guitar. Light refreshments will be provided after the program.

Geological Survey in Weathersfield / Landowner Permission Needed

Groundwater Mapping, 2016
Geologist & Team in Town

This summer you may see a small group of people digging auger holes or cutting into sand banks. Some of you may be contacted by this group, who will ask to look at the surficial materials on your property. The scientists are required to have landowner permission to access the property, but otherwise they are unobtrusive and may only need to spend an hour or so walking the land.

The future maps will:
o help landowners and the town to plan for future water supplies
o identify better water sources for fire protection
o identify groundwater recharge areas
o identify landslide-prone/hazard areas
o identify unique geologic features (Ascutney Boulder Train, remnants from Glaciers)
Volunteer help and any guidance landowners can offer about prime sand pit or sand bank locations is appreciated. The team, made up of student interns, the Vermont Geological Survey and town volunteers, is being led by Dr. Stephen Wright from the University of Vermont.

To learn more details about the project, please go to:
Town of Weathersfield website:
Town of Weathersfield Blog:

The study is being funded in part through a federal grant awarded to the Vermont Geological Survey (VGS) in the Department of Environmental Conservation. The VGS receives funding for basic mapping through the U.S. Geological Survey STATEMAP program. In order to be selected for mapping, towns or other public entities annually apply to the Vermont STATEMAP committee. 

The study will start in June and run through May 2017, with the Geologist and team only in the field during the 2016 summer.