Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Weathersfield News March 16 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News March 16, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I have a little bit of Irish in me and on this day everyone is Irish anyway so enjoy! I love the shamrocks, the green beer and the boiled dinners. My mother used to make a wicked corned beef and cabbage dinner every St. Patrick's Day. I can almost taste these gourmet peasant fixings writing about it here. Not to be outdone, my Italian heritage father would take the cabbage, potatoes and turnips and chop them up and mix them with red wine vinegar, good olive oil and a little parmesan cheese for his side dish. Ah, the immigrant melting pot of American. Don't you just love it! Cheers to all who ventured across the Atlantic to live and thrive in this America.
Another event filled weekend, last weekend for me...
Friday night March 11 I was in South Pomfret at the ArtisTree with some VERY talented teens, for Teen Night. They were painting and chatting and singing...

More images from Teen night: 
https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Artistree/ArtisTree-Teen-Paint-Our-Walls/
https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Artistree/Teen-Open-Mic/

Saturday march 12, I enjoyed a lovely Italian Supper at Lucy MacKenzie Humane Society in West Windsor.



After supper I drove up to Hartland for the Hartland Community Prom.




Now on to News You Can Use...
Select Board News:  The Select Board met and conducted their Board organizational meeting. After one failed attempt nominating a Chair, Daniel Boyer was elected in a 3 to 2 vote. Lynn Esty was elected Vice Chair and Kelly Murphy elected as Board Clerk. Recording Secretary deForest Bearse was approved in an unanimous vote. Their regular Board meetings will be held the first and third Mondays of the month at 7 p.m.. The appointment of a board member to the Fire Commission was tabled and Ms. Murphy requested a review of the commission because it doesn't seem to be functioning in the best interest of the town and fire departments. After the appointments, Mike Todd, a member of the budget committee, reminded the board that we follow Roberts Rules of Order and for the interest of time it would be nice if there was a motion made and then discussion, instead of discussion, motion and more discussion.



Weathersfield School News: Vermont Geographic Bee-Johnathan MacLachlan, a Weathersfield School 7th grader, has been invited to participate in the 28th Vermont Geographic Bee, on Friday, Apr. 1 at the Castleton UniversityCastletonVT. Around 3 million students in almost 10,000 schools across the country participated in their school bees and have taken the qualifying test to participate in the state competition, but only a few thousand makes it to the state level. The champion from each state and territory will travel to WashingtonDC, to compete in the National Geographic Bee Championship at National Geographic Society headquarters. The national champion will receive a $50,000 college scholarship and lifetime membership in the National Geographic Society. Good Luck Johnathan.

Get Out And About:
Country Dance Series in Hartland, Mar. 19 7:30-10 p.m. Damon Hall $8 adults, children under 12 free with an adult Nils Fredland with Peter Sutherland and friends “Making traditional dance, music and song accessible and available to everyone.”   http://www.nilsfredland.com/. Apr. 16: Adam Boyce – Yankee fiddler and caller of square dances popular from the 1930’s to 1950’s. https://www.creativeground.org/profile/adam-r-boyce-0

VT from One Thousand Feet by Len Emery in Ascutney, Mar. 20, 2 p.m. Martin Memorial Hall. Weathersfield Historical Society presents professional photographer Len Emery, author and photographer of the ‘Vermont from One Thousand Feet’ (VT1K) project. He will be showing a selection of aerial photos of Weathersfield and other Vermont sights during different seasons.  Free, open to the public.



Mimi Baird to Speak in Ascutney, Mar. 23, 7 p.m. The Weathersfield Proctor Library will host an evening with Mimi Baird. Baird will speak about her book about her father "He Wanted The Moon." Donations toward the Library Expansion Fund will be accepted at the door.



5th Annual Team Town Challenge in Ascutney, Apr. 16 , 7 p.m. The Weathersfield Proctor Library will host the annual Team Town Challenge at the Weathersfield School in Ascutney. Get Your Team together and Sign up TODAY-4 Rounds of Questions-BREAK-4 Rounds of Questions. Ginger Wimberg will MC. Prizes also awarded for most team spirit and most funds raised. Door prizes too! Proceeds Benefit The Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Fund Donations for the Library Expansion Fund may be given at the door, and refreshments will be available. (802-674-2863)

Ongoing:
Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Animal Hospital 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: Apr. 26, May 31, Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Dec. 13. Weathersfield residents are reimbursed for cost of surgery up to $50, limit three (3) cats. Please bring SNAP form (available at the Town Office.)

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 www.yogisites.com/yogawithcharlotte  or  email yogawithcharlotte7@gmail.com Claremont, NH The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located at 140 North Street, across from Barnes Park. To find out more about Ahimsa, please visit www.ahimsanh.com

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 www.vcdp.org or call Maureen at 802.281.5213.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, AscutneyVT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/

Have anything you want included in this news and events column-email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.