Wednesday, March 11, 2015

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Weathersfield News March 11, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Boards and Committees
Select Board News-The Select Board met on Mar. 5. The following Officers were elected: John Arrison-Chair, Daniel Boyer-Vice Chair, C. Peter Cole-Clerk. deForest Bearse was elected Recording Secretary. The board voted to hold their meetings the first and third Mondays of each month at 6:30 p.m. (note time change from 7 p.m..) The Valley news was designated the Town's paper of record. Lynn Esty will represent the board at the Fire Commission meetings and Dave Fuller will represent the board at the Highway Committee meetings.

Trustees of the Weathersfield Proctor Library-Nancy Nutile-McMenemy was re-elected to a three year term on the Board of Trustees and Roderick "Rick" Bates was elected to fill out the one year remaining on the five year term vacated by Trustee Chelsea Chase. The Library will be closed Mar. 23-Apr.7 for mold removal. Please check the library website for further updates: http://www.weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org/.  The Friends of Proctor Library and the Library Trustees hosted a farewell reception for outgoing Library Director Nancy Tusinski on Friday Mar. 6 with over 20 people attending. The Library Director position has been posted and resumes will be collected until March 27. The Search Committee will begin the interview process the first week of April.


Weathersfield Police Department: On their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/WeathersfieldPoliceVT, The Weathersfield Police Department thanked the voters for approving the purchase of a new police cruiser.

Planning Commission: Continuation - The Planning Commission met Feb 23 with Gil Whittemore reopening the continuation of the Hearing on the Proposed Interim Zoning Bylaw from Jan. 12. Under Section 7 Special Revisions, a draft of a new section 7.24 was discussed.  Drug and tobacco paraphernalia establishments are not permitted within a 1 mile radius of public schools, library, Town community facilities and licensed childcare centers. Chuck Wise will measure the distances on the Town map showing a one half mile and a one mile radius from the school, community recreation facilities, library and childcare facilities. These distances and the map will be reviewed with the proposed 7.24 section at the next meeting. Julie Schmitz made a motion to continue the Hearing to Mar. 9 seconded by Bruce Cox.  Voted three yes, with one abstention.

Weathersfield Elementary School: Matt Fisher Qualifies for National GeoBee at the State Level Congratulations to Matt Fisher, Grade 8. Matt has qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee, sponsored by Plum Creek. The state Bee will be held on Mar. 27 at the Middlebury College.

WES thanks Nat and Roland Whitney for treating the 7/8 Girls' Basketball Team, coached by Nate McKeen, to pizza in Windsor Saturday after their game against Claremont. The Whitneys wanted to thank the team for their sportsmanship, dedication, hard work and team spirit. Rumor has it that the 7/8 Boys' Basketball Team will be treated next.

Town Events:

Monthly Weathersfield Potluck and Program-Tuesday, Mar. 17 noon at Perkinsville Community Church Vestry. The speaker will be Andrew Allen,  a blind young man who currently has his own company called El Schwarez Designs which creates winter sports socks.   All are welcome. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages will be provided. Contact Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245; email lzigman@comcast.net






4th Annual Town Wide Challenge, It's Almost Time  Saturday, Mar. 21 at 7 p.m. Weathersfield School, Ascutney. 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.

Weathersfield School Events:
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 - Mar. 23; Grades 3-8 - Softball & Baseball - Mar. 23; 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.

Panther Cub Night Wednesday, May 13 6-7:30 p.m. is hosted to welcome incoming Kindergarten students, joining the school in the fall of 2015. A night filled with fun, laughter, good food, and great activities. Parents bring their soon-to-be kindergarten students in to meet their new classmates, faculty and staff, they get a chance to look over the classroom and become familiar with the school.

Drama Club Dates-Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court-Dress Rehearsal Friday, May 29, 3-5 p.m. Performances Saturday, May 30, 2 p.m. and Monday, Jun. 1, 1 p.m. in the Gym for all K-8 students.

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.

Quilt Raffle Tickets Still Available-Hand quilted, hand made "Flying Geese" queen size quilt. To benefit 1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse improvements. Drawing Apr.1. Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5. Tickets available at Red Barn Cafe, Weathersfield Town Office or by calling Janet Gould at 674-9375.


Pizza for AVFD-Ramunto's Brick Oven Pizza, Claremont, NH Apr. 8 5-9 p.m. is hosting a night of pizza and fun with 5% of meal proceeds benefitting Ascutney Volunteer Fire Dept. Grab your buddies and family members for a midweek night of laughter and catching up with your neighbors. A coupon can be found on the Facebook page: coupon Hand it to the waitstaff so the fire department can receive the donation.





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: (LIBRARY CLOSED MAR 23-APR 7) 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/

Another buzy weekend for Photos By Nanci

Thursday March 5-Farewell Recpetion for Library Director nancy Tusinski.

Special Olympics Vermont Winter Games were held this past weekend in Woodstock.

I covered the Governors Reception at the Woodstock Inn and Resort on Friday evening.

More images from the Governor's Reception: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/March-2015/Vermont-Special-Olympics/Governors-Reception/

The Games and Annual Dance on Saturday night.



More images form the Winter Games: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/March-2015/Vermont-Special-Olympics/Winter-Games/

More images from the Sock Hop Themed Dance: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/March-2015/Vermont-Special-Olympics/2015-Dance/

And a Piano Recital at the Norman Williams Public Library on Saturday afternoon.

More images from the funraiser: http://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/March-2015/Piano-Duets-NWPL/

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