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Weathersfield News March 30, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

I'm just back from a glorious week in Ireland. The Republic of Ireland is celebrating their centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising (Éirí Amach na Cásca), a rebellion against British rule,  lead by the Irish Republican Brotherhood: Patrick Pearse, Joseph Plunkett, Thomas Clarke, James Connolly, Seán MacDermott, Thomas MacDonagh and Éamonn Ceannt. This began their break from Britian. In April 1917, Sinn Féin was formed and in January 1919 the Irish declared their Independence and began a war with England. Everywhere we traveled, the Tri-Color (their flag of Orange, White and Green) was being flown proudly. (There are still six counties in Northern Ireland, they remain allied with the United Kingdom.)

 I'll be posting pictures on my website if you'd like to see a little of what I experienced on this trip to the Emerald Isle.

Back home and I hit the ground running.
Monday night I covered the Vermont Democrat Gubernatorial Candidates Forum, hosted by the Windsor Count Democrats at Damon Hall in Hartland. Matt Dunne, Sue Minter and Peter Galbraith attended.

More images form the forum:

Tuesday night, I saw an absolutely fantastic show-Johnny Clegg at the Lebanon Opera House. His son Jesse opened the show. The place was rocking!

More images from the show:

There are some great shows coming to Lebanon: Chris Isaak May 7; Bela Fleck and the Flecktones June 5; comedian Steven Wright June 11. Check their website for a listing including a couple of free shows:

Weathersfield School News: Our school will have many potions open for the FY17 School Year: Middle Level Science Teacher, Grades 5-8 Music Teacher, K-8, Including Band and Chorus Part Time Athletic Director Kindergarten Teacher Cook Cook's Assistant Regular Education Paraprofessional We hope to have several parents, students, staff, and faculty serve on the interview committees. If you are interested in serving on the committee, please call the school at 674-5400. If you are interested in applying, please send transcripts, three current letters of recommendation, letter of interest, Vermont license, and resume to: Dr. David Baker, WSESU Superintendent 105 Main St. -Suite 200 Windsor, VT 05089. April break is the week of Apr.11 -15.  April PTA Meeting-The WS PTA will hold their meeting on the Apr. 5, 6:15 p.m. in the AP Room. These meetings are open to the public. No April School Board Meeting. The next meeting will be held on May 9, 6:30 p.m. in the AP Room. WS Baseball-Due to a lack of sign-ups there will not be a 7/8 boys baseball team this spring.

Get Out And About
The Mountaintop in White River Junction Mar. 23-Apr. 9 A play by Katori Hall
directed by Carol Dunne call 802-291-9009 for tickets or online at:

The Truth About Long-Term Care Planning: What and Why in Hartland, Thursday Mar. 31, 4 p.m., Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5. Mt. Ascutney Hospital case manager Betsy Burghardt gives talk. Sponsored by Aging in Hartland and the library. Free. 802-436-2473.

Pig Roast in Ascutney, Saturday, Apr. 2 5-7 p.m. (until it sells out) Prepared for you by the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association at Martin Memorial Hall, 5259 Route 5. Menu includes: Applewood smoked pork, sauces, baked beans, coleslaw, potato salad, iced tea, lemonade, and dessert. Adults $10, Children (6-10) $5, and under 6 is free. To-Go meals will be available.

Free Intro to Bellydance Class in Claremont Monday Apr. 4 5:30 pm, upstairs from Granite State College at 31 Pleasant St (enter through the REAR of building).   In collaboration with Ahimsa Yoga. For parking drive past 31 Pleasant on your right and turn right at the end of the block (there is a sign for parking). For more information visit
April 5

"West to Alaska" in Claremont, Tuesday Apr. 5,:7 p.m., Fiske Free Library, 108 Broad St. Residents Lloyd and Penny Mann give a slideshow presentation on their journey through Alaska and the Yukon. Free. 603-542- 7017.

CLASSICOPIA in Hartland, Friday Apr. 8, 7:30 p.m., A fantastic four-hand program entitled "DEUTSCHLAND DUOS" featuring the exciting Weiser/Liston-Kraft Piano Duo, who brought the house down with their performance last fall.  This program includes works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, Brahms, and more.  Damon Hall, tickets are $20 for adults and free for all children 18 and under.  Tickets are available at the door.  For more info, visit

Country Dance Series in Hartland, Saturday, Apr. 16: Adam Boyce – Yankee fiddler and caller of square dances popular from the 1930’s to 1950’s.

5th Annual Team Town Challenge in Ascutney, Saturday, 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)

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  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

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 802.281.5213.

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.

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