Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Weathersfield News Feb 4 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


February 4, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy




It's Monday morning. The snow is falling. And I'm experiencing a HUGE Super Bowl hangover-not from alcohol but from drama. The TV ads, the halftime show and one amazing Super Bowl that came down to the last 20 seconds of the game. For those of you who aren't football fans-skip down to the town news. Football fans read on.

After the Seattle Seahawks made this impossible catch, they knew they had back to back Super Bowls in their talons. But for some reason, a reason that folks will be Monday Morning Quarterbacking for years to come, Coach Pete Carroll decides that on the one yard line, his quarterback, Russell Wilson will attempt a pass to score the winning touchdown. Mind you,  Marshawn Lynch-one of the leagues best running backs is in the game. But a pass play was called in after timeouts by each team. The pass is intercepted by a rookie free agent out of West Alabama, Malcolm Butler and the New England Patriots win by four points. Folks in New England who went to bed early missed one of the most exciting games I've ever watched. Line up the duckboats.
My prediction Sunday morning.

This past weekend I covered a Gourmet Cheese Tasting at the Sustainabel Farmer in Windsor.
And Hartland's Famous Roast Beef Suppers.


Captured this image on Sunday after snow shoeing around my neighborhood...a crododile sleeping-or it just my imagination.


All in all a great weekend.

Select Board News:
The Select Board voted on the following for the Annual Town Meeting Monday Mar. 2 and Australian Ballot voting on Tuesday Mar. 3: FY2016 General Fund budget with expenditures of $1,258,844 and $896,118 to be raised by property taxation. Mr. Clattenburg voting no. FY2016 Highway Fund budget with expenditures of $1,037,746 and $746,575 to be raised by property taxation. Mr. Clattenburg voting no.  FY2016 Solid Waste Management Facility budget with expenditures of $266,550 to be raised by the collection of fees.

Weathersfield Proctor Library News: In a Special Meeting held on Saturday Jan. 31 the Library Trustees voted to spend $21,311 to clean up the mold that was recently found in the library's basement. The Trustees voted to enter into contracts with Clay Point Associated Inc. from Williston VT to collect bid and oversee the project, which is expected to take about two weeks to complete. Library hours may be interrupted, please check their website for updates: http://www.weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org/

Planning Commission meeting was canceled due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled.

Fire Commission meeting was canceled due to inclement weather and is rescheduled for Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. at the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department.

Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department-Breakfast 4 Dinner, Saturday Feb. 7 5-7 p.m. Martin Memorial Hall, Ascutney. Bring the family out for this fundraiser that will treat you to breakfast for dinner. The cost is $10 for adults; $5 for children six through 10 and children under 6 are free. Takeout meals will be available. For more information email avfa@outlook.com or call 802-674-6869.

West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department 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 News: The school board will be asking the voters to approve a FY2016 budget of $6,250,217 on Mar. 4 by Australian Ballot.

Drama Club Dates-Seeking talent for the 2nd Annual "Got Talent Show" to be held on Thursday, Feb. 26 7 p.m.  Dust off your tap shoes, jokes and vocal cords! WS is looking for unique talent acts to make this show even more successful than last year. Please contact Erica Yuengling with any questions. Got Talent Show ,Thursday, Feb. 26  7 p.m. Weathersfield's (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.

Early Release Day This Friday, Feb. 6 is an early release day. Teachers will be working on curriculum that afternoon. The children will be served lunch and then boarded on the bus for home by 11:30 am.

February Break-February vacation this year will be the week of Feb.16-20.

Town Wide Challenge Saturday Mar. 21 Start getting your team together, which Team will be victorious in this year's Trivia Challenge. More details to follow.

Weathersfield Proctor Library
Call 674-2863 or email weathersfieldproctorlibrary@gmail.com for more information about these events. First Thursday Adult Book Group Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. "Prayers for Sale" by Sandra Dallas Copies of the book are available at the library. Drop In Valentine Card Making Thursday Feb. 12 from 1-4 p.m.

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-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).

Storytime Wednesdays 11 a.m. Jan 21 - May 27

Crafternoons for Kids Thursdays 3-4 p.m. For 6 weeks Jan. 29 - Mar. 5

Library Hours: Wed 10-6 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m.


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