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Weathersfield News April 15, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Perhaps Spring has finally Sprung. We pulled out 18 taps and boiled twice last week yielding one gallon of fancy grade syrup. I can actually see the whole pea fence and in some spots bare ground in my garden. I was even tempted to open our windows but I'm not quite there yet. I did grilled a couple of tuna steaks on Saturday but that was due more to a power outage than Spring-like weather.

I enjoyed another arts-filled weekend by attending a concert at a friend's house in Manchester VT. He hosts a concert series called "Billsville House Concerts." Saturday night, he and his family welcomed a singer/songwriter from Northampton MA. Heather Maloney entertained the 50 or so people at the show and no one left disappointed, in fact, I think the left mesmerized.

Sunday, I went to see "Alice in Wonderland" performed by the City Center Ballet at the Lebanon Opera House. What a production. The dancers were spot on and scenery and costumes-absolutely magical. Kudos to City Center Ballet. There was a brief fire evacuation during the performance. It was rumored to be due to the wireless frequency used.

Monday was Opening Day at Fenway Park. Yes, the boys of summer are back and Boston and New England are riding high so far with the stellar play of the Boston Red Sox. I say this cautiously as we are only a few games into the season but everyone in Red Sox Nation is hoping for another last-to-first run for the boys. Go Sox!

News You Can Use
Tuesday April 14 6 p.m.
The Precision Valley Fish And Game Club reported a fire Tuesday evening. Students for their Hunter Education Saftey Class had just arrived when class instructor Dick Odette smelled smoke and called 911. West Weatherfield, Ascutney, Reading, and Cavendish Fire Departments all responded. The fire was out in about 40 minutes.

Town Clerk Office Closed Apr. 22 and Apr. 28-Apr. 22-The Town Clerk and Assistant Town Clerk will be attending the 2015 Town Officers' Education Conference and on Apr. 28 the office will also be closed for Vermont Municipal Clerk's and Treasurer's Training. The Town Offices will be open both days.

Trustees of the Weathersfield Proctor Library-The Library reopened Wednesday Apr. 8 at 10 a.m.. The basement mold has been removed. The Library is back to regular hours. The Trustees report that the Library Director Search Committee has invited five candidates in for interviews over the next couple of weeks. The Trustees are meeting Thursday Apr. 16 at 7 p.m. at the Library.

Weathersfield Elementary School: The next School Board meeting will be held Apr. 20 at 6:30 in the A.P. room.

Town Calendar of Events
Growing up in Weathersfield-The Weathersfield Historical Society is sponsoring a program featuring the Hoisington sisters—Sylvia, Nancy, and Elaine—who will speak on their years of “Growing Up in Weathersfield” Saturday, Apr. 18 2:30 p.m. Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney, admission is free, refreshments served.


1879 School House-The 1879 Schoolhouse Committee and volunteers are preparing the wooden framed ell for the mold mitigation phase of their project.  Mold removal should begin on or about Apr. 20.

Weathersfield Elementary School:
May 15 7/8 Graduation Dance Time: TBA;  Jun. 4-School Report Night 5- 6p.m.; Jun. 5-Grade 8 Class Trip to Boston;  Jun. 15-Grade 8 Graduation 7 p.m.;  Jun. 16-Last Day of School for Students-Early Release Day;  Jun. 17 Building Based In-Service Day for Teachers. 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.

Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. The organization embraces the principles of restorative justice. As a volunteer, you will hear participant's stories and help create a restorative contract with them. The group meets once a month at the Springfield Police Department, your commitment will require about 3 hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at or call Maureen at 802-295-5078 #10.

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

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