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Weathersfield News November 18, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

I had another great weekend filled with music and community theater. A friend hosts concerts in his living room and he's booked some pretty fantastic bands over the years.

This past weekend Doug and his family, Billsville House Concerts hosted Upstate Rubdown on Friday night.
The music, especially the harmonies of the women were out of this world!
Check out the videos I shot:

Saturday night Billsville House Concerts brought in Soyna Kitchell and HONEYHONEY.

We saw Soyna Kitchell open for Myra Flynn at the Briggs Opera House a couple of weeks ago, seeing her in someone's living room was very special.

Check out a couple of videos: and images:

The headliner of the night was HONEYHONEY. They have performed a number times for Billsville but we never have seemed to catch them. This appearance sold out so quickly, I'm glad I didn't wait to get my ticket. There was even a wait list of people hoping to attend.
Believe me when I tell you that they should not be missed if they play in a venue near you-check out these videos from the show:

I was also one of the lucky ones to see a wonderful performance by some extremely talented teen actors of the Upper Valley in the original music "When in Rome." The show was produced by Jodi Picoult and her merry band of Trumbull Hall Troupe members.

More images:

Select Board News: The Board met on Monday Nov. 16, the meeting will be reported on next week.
You can keep up with all the Town Boards and Commissions by visiting:

Zoning Board: Wednesday, Dec. 2  7 p.m.  Weathersfield Town Office-Notice of Public Hearing for a Conditional Use Permit-Joshua Marcell, dba as JAM Fuel LLC has requested a site plan approval and conditional use permit for a Light Industry Use to be located at 14 Ascutney Court.  The proposal is for an office and fuel truck parking for a Fuel Supply Company.

Budget Committee: At their Nov. 10 meeting the committee went over the first draft of the Town's General Fund Budget for FY 2017. There was discussion about the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department fire truck replacement. The Town Manager, Jim Mullen,  recommended waiting until FY2018 because the Fire Services study just got underway will not be complete in time for the 2016 Town Meeting.  Instead he said it makes sense to wait until the 2017 Town Meeting so that voters may benefit from the study’s recommendations. 

Fire Commission: At their Oct. 28 meeting there was discussion about how the Fire Commission handles citizen complaints. No clear answer was given.  Procedures for repairing the dry hydrants around town were also discussed. These topics will be discussed further at the next meeting to be held on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Martin Memorial Hall.

Weathersfield Proctor Library: The Board of Trustees will meet Thursday, Nov. 19 for their regular monthly meeting. On their agenda, approving one of three bids for the construction of the ADA accessible bathroom off the north side of the children's room.

Weathersfield School: Basketball Sign-Up you must first sign up at Weathersfield and if there are not enough players for a team, then you will be allowed to play in another town. The official first practices begin the first week in December; needed are children for the 7/8 grade boys, 5/6 grade boys and girls, 3/4 grade boys and girls. Coaches are always needed at every level. Questions contact Kelly Harriman. WS Late Bus offered. The schedule includes: 3:45 Bus leaves WS- travel Route 5 to Route 131 Stops only at the following locations: 3:52 Wheeler Camp Road 3:56 Turnout on Route 131, near Henry Gould Road 4:00 WWVFD turn onto Route 106 4. TIPS and Homework Support-WS offers a Title 1 program for students in grades K-8. Also offered are tutorials in Math and ELA, one hour each, after school a few afternoons each week. Homework Support is offered for students who need extra help with their homework, every Monday-Thursday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (this time is subject to change based on need). Parents must register their children in advance to access the program. For more information, please call the school at 674- 5400. A tentative schedule is as follows: Mondays K-1 Math Tutoring 3-3:45; Grades 2 and 3 ELA Tutoring 3-3:45; Homework Support for K-8 3- 5;  Tuesdays K-1 ELA Tutoring 3-3:45; Grades 2 and 3 Math Tutoring 3-3:45; Grades 3 and 4 ELA 3-3:45; Homework Support for K-8 3-5;  Wednesdays Homework Support for K-8 3-5;  Thursdays Grades 4-8 Math Tutoring 3-3:45; Homework Support for K-8 3-5.

Town Calendar of Events:
Weathersfield Proctor Library-Saturday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. A Holiday Reception and Tea to Welcome Mark Richardson, Library Director. Stop by and Welcome our NEW Library Director Mark Richardson. Judy and Bob Topolski are the planners. Contact the Library for more information.

Get Out And About:
Mary Poppins-Northern Stage White River Junction VT Nov. 18-Jan 3. Call 802.296.7000 for tickets.

A Walk in The Woods-Briggs Opera House White River Junction VT Nov. 19, 20, 21 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 3 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at

Suspended Worlds Book Launch- Robinson Town Hall Reading Saturday, Nov. 21 6 p.m. the Reading Historical Society, the Reading Library, and the Friends and Neighbors of Reading will host a book launch for Christine Hadsel’s book, Suspended Worlds. Christine and scenic artist Peter Miller from New York City will present the story of finding and preserving hundreds of stage curtains, which were created from the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries and used as backdrops for performances in town halls, local theaters, and grange halls in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Reading has one of the largest collections of stage curtains. Copies of Suspended Worlds will be available for purchase at the book launch. Reading Historical Society 802.484.5425

2nd Annual Turkey Trot: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26 7:45 a.m. The Climb Fitness Center Ascutney Mountain. A canine-friendly 5k fun run or walk to support Mount Ascutney Outdoors, Inc.  Run/walk along a route of scenic Brownsville roads. Registration: $10 (Pre-Registration Only) Run open to the first 50 turkeys who pre-register. To pre-register, please go to: More information contact The Climb Fitness Center at (802) 484-3511. Note-All dogs must be on a leash and if it snows, they will snowshoe, however, snow shoes are not provided so bring your own.

Holiday Happenings in Brownsville-Saturday, Dec. 5 Brownsville Community Church and West Windsor Town Hall. Brownsville Christmas Bazaar & Luncheon at Town Hall from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Community Holiday Carol Sing at Brownsville Community Church at 3 p.m., Brownsville Holiday Tree Lighting, Caroling, Fire Pit & Refreshments at Town Hall at 4:30 p.m., Christmas Concert at Brownsville Community Church at 7p.m. Admission is free for all the events on Dec. 5 and a free-will offering will be accepted at the concert to help offset costs. 
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 10-8 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. Story Hour with Jordan: Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Volunteers in Action (VIA) is looking for volunteer drivers. VIA is an organization that drives people to doctor's appointments, usually at Mt. Ascutney Hospital or DHMC and occasionally grocery missions. Your mileage is reimbursable.  Please call VIA at (802) 674-5971 ask for Martha or Scottie. 

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