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Weathersfield News February 10, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Ascutney Rope Tow Dedication- check; Super Bowl 50-check; Bruce Springsteen in Albany, NY-check; NH Primary-check; Art Class in Reading-check; Bruce Springsteen in Hartford, CT-check; Northern Stage's Mad Love in WRJ-check. Whew, what a week. Time to settle down and open all those seed catalogs that have been stuffing my mailbox. I love looking through my box of seeds and perusing my garden journal to see what worked and what didn't last year. If this crazy winter continues I'll be planting my seedlings in April rather than late May. We'll see; only time will tell. 

Ascutney Rope Tow Dedication

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Bruce Springsteen's Tour Hits TU Center in Albany NY

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Art Class in Reading Elementary School
Spent an afternoon visiting with RES students during their art class-some very talented young people in our neighboring town.

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On to the news...
Select Board News: At the Last Select Board meeting Ed Morris was appointed Town Manager effective at close of Town Meeting, Feb.27. The Board also voted to recommend to Vermont Commissioner of Health the appointment of Ed Morris as Health Officer and Scott Osgood as Deputy Health Officer beginning on Feb. 28. The Board of Liquor Commissioners renewed the Second Class Liquor License for J.W. Sandri Inc/DBA Sandri #204 at 32 Route 131 in Ascutney and voted to grant a second class liquor license to sell malt and vinous beverages to Circle K Vermont Inc. doing business as Circle K #7408 Exit 8 in Ascutney.

Victor P. Jarvis, 91, a longtime resident of Ascutney, passed away Monday evening, Feb. 1 at the Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 30, 1924 in Claremont, N.H. the son of Philip and Eva (Greenwood) Jarvis. He received his schooling in Claremont. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. Following his honorable discharge he returned to Vermont. He married Virginia Dubuque in Newport, N.H. on April 13, 1946. Mr. Jarvis was employed at the former Cone Blanchard in Windsor. He started Jarvis and Sons Construction in Ascutney in 1951 which he owned and operated for many years.
Survivors include his loving wife of 70 years, Virginia Jarvis; two daughters, Phyllis Jarvis and her husband, Patrick Howe of Claremont, and Brenda Bulluss and her husband, Donald of Ascutney; four sons, Donald Jarvis and his wife, Gloria of Claremont, Victor Jarvis and his wife, JoAnn of Springfield, Vt., Dwight Jarvis and his wife, Bonnie and Peter Jarvis and his wife, Judy, all of Ascutney; one brother, Gordon Jarvis of Corona, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and one special family caregiver, Angel Kamandua of Ascutney. Memorial contributions may be made to the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department at PO Box 91, Ascutney, VT 05030.

Get Out And About:
Snow Sculpture Festival in Woodstock, Friday Feb. 12 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Village Green. Watch professional snow sculpting teams compete. Free. Sponsored by Pentangle Arts Council. 802-457-3981.

"Built for Winter: Owl Survival Strategies" in Woodstock, Friday Feb. 12 5-6 p.m., Woodstock Inn, 14 The Green. A Vermont Institute of Science nature chat. Free. 802-359-5000.

Mama Mia Bistro in Reading, Saturday Feb. 13 4-7 p.m. Dinner includes: spaghetti, sausage, marinara sauce, salad, bread and homemade meatballs; $8 for adults, $5 for a kid or $20 for the whole family. There is also a Valentine's Basket Raffle being held at the event.

Young Athletes Program in Claremont, Saturday Feb. 13 9-10 a.m., CSB Community Center, 152 South St. A drop-in sports play program to address motor skills and hand-eye coordination. For children ages 2-7, with and without disabilities. Free. Sponsored by the Special Olympics Young Athletes program. 603-558- 1712.

"Forestry and Wildlife" in Hartland, Saturday Feb. 13  2-4 p.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. Consulting forester Patrick Bartlett discusses modern forest and ecosystem management, Vermont wildlife and their habitat needs, forestry access roads, and foraging for wild, edible plants. Free,

The Tiki Torch Trek in Hartland, Saturday, Feb. 13 5-8 p.m. Hosted by Hartland Winter Trails. Park at the Recreation Center and follow the signs on Rte 12 Hartland 3 Corners. 1.5 km trial lighted by torches and lanterns. Ski, snowshoe, or walk. Kids 12 and under are free, over 12 years $9, family $25. All proceeds benefit the Hartland Winter Trails. Check the website for conditions.

Valentine's Chocolate Auction in Hartland, Sunday Feb. 14 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., First Universalist Society, 8 Brownsville Road. Bid on homemade chocolate desserts, which include items specifically for children to bid on. Viewing begins at 11 a.m. Free admission. 603-863-0066.

Northern Stage presents “Mad Love” in White River Junction, runs through Feb. 13, performance at Barrette Center for the Arts, times please visit their website Advisory: Ages 13 and up, Running Time: 90 minutes, no intermission.

Roast Beef Suppers in Hartland, Saturdays Feb 13, 20 and 27 5-7 p.m., Congregational (Brick) Church, 10 Station Road, Hartland. Includes homemade rolls and side dishes $7 or $15. 802-436-2792.

Potluck Lunch in Perkinsville, Tuesday Feb. 16 Noon, Perkinsville Community Church, 35 Church St. Sally Reeves and Ruth Kelin play oldies pop songs on flute and piano. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert to share. Free. 802-263-5245.

Weathersfield Food Shelf is now open in the 1879 School in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m.  during the winter season.  In the event of inclement weather contact Weathersfield Town Office, 674-2626,  for information.

Yoga Tuesday nights, Weathersfield Town Hall in Ascutney practice Sivananda & Flow Yoga with Charlotte McIntyre from 5:30-6:30 p.m.. For info visit  or  email Claremont, NH The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located at 140 North Street, across from Barnes Park. To find out more about Ahimsa, please visit

Third Annual Wildlife Photo Contest-Sponsored by the Weathersfield Conservation Commission. Submission deadline Feb. 15, 2016. Photos can be dropped off at the Weathersfield Town Office in an envelope plainly marked Conservation Commission photo contest. There is a drop box at the Town office for after hours. Included with the photo: Name, address, phone number, E-mail address, and where photo was taken. Submission is implied consent Town can duplicate the photo in their annual report. Winning photos will be mounted and framed, then displayed for one year at either town office, library, or school, then returned to owner.

Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. 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.

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. Your mileage is reimbursable.  Please call VIA at (802) 674-5971 ask for Martha or Scottie. 

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