Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, January 17

January 17, 2018
Weathersfield, Vermont

Last week's weather had some of us holding our breaths. The warm temperatures and rain on Friday caused many ice jams to form in our area. The Cornish/Windsor covered bridge closed on Saturday due to Route 12A flooding on the New Hampshire side; Price Chopper in Windsor closed early on Saturday due to flooding. And we almost lost our driveway due to a clogged culvert. Quick response by the husband diverted the waters and the driveway survived. This week looks a little more like normal temperatures with some light snow predicted, which is welcomed because we lost a lot of snow on Friday.

Weathersfield select board news: The select board was scheduled to meet Monday, Jan. 15 to finalize the town's FY2019 budget. More on this meeting next week. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: The school welcomes new long term substitute art teacher, Michelle Jarvis. In November, Stefanie DeSimone was hired to cover for Caitlin Flanigin's maternity leave from Feb. 20 - June 2018, however DeSimone recently accepted a full time job in Rutland. The school is excited to have Jarvis join the staff. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Trustees met for a special budget meeting on Sunday, Jan. 14 to finalize their FY2019 budget. The Trustees are asking for $128,448 (up 16% from FY2018) with $126,648 to be raised by taxes (up 14.7% from FY2018.) The Trustees had planned to present this budget to the select board on Monday, Jan. 15. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events

Toast-Dinner and Wine Pairings in Perkinsville, Saturday, Jan. 20 5:30-9 p.m.. The Inn at Weathersfield hosts a nibbles tasting and a three course meal with various wines are being offered. Limited seating. Call 802-263-9217 for more details.

Polish Cooking Class in Perkinsville, Saturday, Jan. 20 10:30 a.m.-1p.m. at the Inn at Weathersfield. More information call 802-263-9217.

Claremont NH Bridal Show in Claremont NH, Sunday, Jan. 28 at the Senior Center 12-3 p.m. Wedding photographers to bakeries and more. A free Honeymoon bride will be raffled off to one lucky bride: an 8 day, 7-night condo vacation (you must be present to win.) More info. call 603-708-1318.

Weathersfield School PTA Meeting in Ascutney, Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 6 p.m. in the AP Room. All are welcome.

Science Fair at WS in Ascutney Thursday, Feb. 15 in the AP room at the school 5:30-6:30 p.m. (snow date will be Feb. 16.) All are welcome not just 8th graders. Many high schools are represented at this fair so it's a great night to ask questions, look at various school brochures, and meet the representatives from each of our surrounding high schools. For more information, please contact Malia King, WS Guidance Counselor, at 674-5400.

WS K-8 Panther Pride Awards Assemblies in Ascutney, Wednesday, March 14 1:30-2:20 p.m. and Thursday, June 7 1:30-2:20 p.m. in the school gym. These celebrations are open to the public.

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Jan. 19 Johnny O., Jan. 26 Dave Clark, Feb. 2 Steve Ellis.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Jan. 31 The 13-Story Treehouse 10 a.m.; Jan 31. Banff World Tour 7 p.m.; Feb. 10 Mike McDonald 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 15 Joan Osborne 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 16 The Machine 7:30 p.m.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Jan. 18 Bob and Shane 6-9 p.m., Jan. 19 Conniption Fits 8-11 p.m., Jan. 26 Ben Fuller 7-10 p.m., Feb. 1 Sirsy 6-9 p.m..

The Engine Room in White River Junction. Jan. 26 BorderStone Band 9 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Jan. 13 Unbalanced 9:30 p.m., Jan. 16 Ty McCarthy and Greg Goodenwagen 7 p.m., Jan. 18 Jes and Jakob 7 p.m., Jan. 19 Roadtrash Band 10 p.m., Jan. 20 Tim Brick Country Band 9:30 p.m..

Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Historical Society Fundraiser in Perkinsville. "Round the World" queen size quilt handmade by Weathersfield resident Carolyn Van Tassel. On display at the Inn at Weathersfield, selling for $1200, money benefits the Weathersfield Historical Society. If interested in purchasing or have more questions call Maureen Bogosian at 603-252-0936.

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2018: Feb. 13, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Nov. 27 at the Springfield Humane Society, on Route 143. Cost is $50 for female cat and $40 for male cat. Weathersfield residents may be reimbursed up to $50 for the surgery with a limit of three pets per year. Get your SNAP form from the town office. Please call Springfield Humane Society for an appointment at 802-885-3997.

Valley Court Diversion Programs: Volunteers are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. The group meets once a month at the Springfield Police Department, your commitment will require about three hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at or call Maureen at 281-5213.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney: Free. Sponsored by RSPV. Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney. Classes are led by Sandy Lemois. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

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