Communities / Sep. 7, 2017 9:05am EDT

Laura Craft – 685-4640

After a quiet August in Vershire, the autumn calendar is looking busy. Most importantly, the first installment of property taxes are due this week, on Thursday, Sept. 7, when the town clerk’s office will be open until 5 p.m. Mailed payments that are postmarked on or before September 7 will be accepted.

On Wednesday, Sept. 13, the planning commission will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to the town plan. Copies of these changes are available at the town clerk’s office. This is your chance to be heard before these changes are adopted by town vote.

The monthly book discussion group will meet on Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Church Orr House. Howard Frank Mosher’s “On Kingdom Mountain” is this month’s choice. Come to the discussion at 7 p.m., even if you haven’t read the book, and help choose books for future discussions.

A few days later, on September 17, the 13th Annual Rivendell Ramble will take place. This popular fundraiser for the Cross Rivendell Trail includes a four-mile running event, a three-mile hike and a one-two mile kids/family fun run, and begins and ends at Westshire Elementary School. The running race begins at 9 a.m., and hikers should plan to meet at 9:15 a.m. in the Westshire parking lot. There is a registration fee for each runner and hiker, but children under 15 are free. Aid stations and after-event food are included in the registration.

Though it is not a Vershire event, the Tunbridge Fair is a big part of many Vershirites’ lives, and it’s just around the corner, beginning on Thursday, Sept. 14. Yours truly and daughter will be on Antique Hill once again, so come by and say hello.

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