Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Weathersfield News Feb 18 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News February 18, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

This winter of 2014-2015 just doesn't want to quit. Alright already, we're impressed. Trust me, you can go away now. Enough snow and below zero temps and dangerously cold wind chills. We get it 'You're Number One' in Winters. We're "burning" through our wood pile and hoping the snow melts off our roof soon. I'm sleeping with my head buried under the covers and if the dog leaves the bed, I wake up cold. We have about one month until spring begins but I'm beginning to think we'll have snow on the ground until June if this weather continues. I love Vermont?

Annual Town Meeting Monday Mar. 2 and Tuesday Mar. 3. The Monday meeting takes place at the Weathersfield School beginning at 7:30 p.m. (following the School District Meeting.) The meeting will be adjourned until 10 a.m. Tuesday Mar. 3 where the remaining 17 Articles and Town Officers will be voted on by Australian Ballot.

Boards and Committees
Weathersfield School Board is scheduled to meet on Monday Feb. 16 at 6:3- p.m. at the school. The next meeting is schedule for Monday Mar. 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Select Board News-Select Board was scheduled to meet on Tuesday Feb. 17.

Zoning Board of Adjustment is scheduled to meet on Wednesday Feb. 18 6:30 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall.

Trustees of the Weathersfield Proctor Library will meet Thursday Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at the Library for their regular monthly meeting.

Planning Commission will meet Monday Feb. 23, 7 p.m. Martin Memorial Hall. This meeting will include the public hearing on Flood Resiliency Chapter and the Natural, Historical, and Scenic Resources Chapters of the Town Plan.

Fire Commission will meet Tuesday Feb. 24 7 p.m. at the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association.

Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library will meet Feb. 26 7 p.m. at the Library. Election of officers and work on their By-laws and Articles of Incorporation are on the agenda.

Town Events:
West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department
"The LOGGER" Rusy DeWees Saturday, Feb. 28 7 p.m. at Windsor High School Theater 
to Benefit West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department. Tickets are now on sale by calling 802-952-9712 ($22 advance / $25 at the door) or at one of the following businesses/sponsors: Springfield Auto Mart, River Road in Springfield,  Frazer's Place, Rte 5 North in Windsor, Mr. G's Restaurant, Rte 131 in Ascutney, MJ Harrington's Jewelers in Newport, NH. Come and enjoy an evening of fun and laughs while supporting a good cause.

Gun Raffle $10.00 a TICKET. Drawing to be held on Mar. 1. Tickets may be purchased at Downers Four Corners Store/ Route 106 Deli Store or by calling  802-356-0623 Prizes: Ruger American Riffle with a Redfield Scope, -22-250 Rem., -223 Rem,. 243 Win., -270 Win., -7mm-08 Rem., -30-06 Rem., -308 Win. Must be 18+ years old and pass a Federal Background to Claim Prize.

Weathersfield School Events:
Drama Club Dates-2nd Annual Got Talent Show, Thursday, Feb. 26  7 p.m. (Dress rehearsal Wednesday, Feb. 25 3-5 p.m.) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Saturday, May 30 2 p.m. (Dress Rehearsal Friday, May 29 3-5 p.m.) Performance Monday, Jun. 1 1 p.m.: In the Gym for all K-8 students.

Sports Team Sign-ups-sport sign ups for Track, Softball, and Baseball. Please send sign ups in as early as possible. Sign up deadlines are as follows:  Grades 5-8 - Track - March 23rd; Grades 3-8 - Softball & Baseball - March 23rd; Ongoing for K-2 programs. Anyone interested in coaching should fill out an application and get it in as soon as possible. Coaches are chosen based on experience at the level they wish to coach.

Weathersfield Proctor Library Call 674-2863 or email weathersfieldproctorlibrary@gmail.com for more information about these events. American Red Cross Babysitter's Course, Saturday Apr. 11 Martin Memorial Hall 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Sign up at the Library. Class size limited to 12, Bring a bag lunch the day of the course.

4th Annual Town Wide Challenge, It's Almost Time  Saturday Mar 21 at 7 p.m. Weathersfield School, Ascutney. Watch your favorite town teams compete in this fun trivia challenge contest.  The topics include Geography, Sports, Spelling, "Name That Tune," Current Events and Weathersfield History.  Prizes are awarded for the most points and the Best Team Spirit. All teams are collecting donations to benefit the Weathersfield Proctor Library Capital Campaign. Donate to your favorite town team and come to the school to watch your team compete with other town teams - Library, School Board, Town Office, Select Board, Historical Society, School team, Ascutney Fire Dept. Veterans Memorial Commission and the Weathersfield School Staff. This is a fun and funny event and a great way to gather the community after a long and cold winter.

Obituaries
Springfield - Richard C. Chadwick, 83, formerly of Perkinsville and Brandon, died Friday, Feb. 6 at his home. He was born June 4, 1931, in Framingham, Mass., the son of Clyde and  Ethel (Barrows) Chadwick. He graduated in 1949 from Springfield High School. Mr. Chadwick served in the U.S. Army during the Korean era, stationed in Germany. He was employed with Vermont Foundry for 22 years, Lucas Pattern Shop in Springfield for 22 years, Springfield Hospital in maintenance and later worked at Ames Department Store in Springfield, retiring in 2000. He was a lifetime member and former master of Hawks Mountain Grange, a member of the National Grange, VFW Post 771 in Springfield, Chester American Legion Post 67, and a past member of the Springfield Moose Lodge. Survivors include two children, Jeffrey Chadwick of Springfield and
Barbara DeLorme of Fair Haven; his caregiver, Wren Smith of Springfield; two sisters, Gladys Blew and Barbara Graham, both of Alfred, Maine; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his ex-wife, Janice Claflin, in 2000. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Davis Memorial Chapel in Springfield, at which time peanut butter donations for the local food shelf are encouraged. Burial will be at a later date in Plain Cemetery in Perkinsville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society , PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718.

Ongoing:
Weathersfield Knit/Crochet Group
Beginning Dec. 1 1-2:30 p.m. Perkinsville Community Church. Bring your current project or your own supplies to get started. Not sure what to create? Come help create an afghan! (Yarn and instructions provided.) Contact Lynn Esty at 263-9441 or lynnesty@comcast.net if you have any questions.

Food Shelf
The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located at 7303 Route 131 - the former "World of Discovery" daycare. Thanks to the generosity of their donors, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will now be open every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. 

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Weathersfield Proctor Library, Hours: Wed 10-6 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m. FREE Programs-FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Do you want to learn how to use a computer? Sign up for email or Facebook or learn more about internet safety? Did you know the library offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks? Sign up required. BYOL (bring your own laptop or smartphone if you have one).-Preschool Storytime Wednesdays 11 a.m. Jan 21 - May 27-Crafternoons for Kids Thursdays 3-4 p.m. For 6 weeks Jan. 29 - Mar. 5

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/