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Weathersfield News March 9, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

The votes in Town have been tallied. There were only two contested races for Select Person. The three year seat: C. Peter Cole-557 , Charles P. Horton-378; the two year seat: John Arrison-419 and Kelly Murphy-518.  In the write-in race for the three year school director seat, Heidi Remick (141)  received 10 more write-in votes than Sean Whalen (131). The Town Budget passed (Yes-599, No-382) as did the School Budget (Yes-679, No-296). The articles placing funds into town reserve accounts all passed except for the Weathersfield Proctor Library request of $15,000 (to replace some funds used to build an ADA accessible bathroom) it was defeated 520 to 466.

Select Board News:  At their organizational meeting Thursday, Mar. 3, it was the first time in Town History that two women were seated on the select board at the same time. Kelly Ribeiro Murphy (only the 7th woman to be voted onto the Select Board in the Towns 250+ year existence) joined Lynn Esty. More on the Select Board next week.

Weathersfield School News: No School on Mar. 11, for a Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union In-service. WS Drama News-the third Annual 'Weathersfield's Got Talent Show' raised $412.00 to be used for sets, costumes, properties, and the rights to perform our spring production of "Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye" on Jun. 4 and 6. Auditions will be held on Thursday, Mar. 24, after school for grades 3-8; drama club will meet on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays after school until 3:45 from Mar. 31-Jun. 4. Dr. Seuss Day, Wednesday, Mar. 2 celebrated the author's birthday by reading his many books and creating Seussical crafts. Jump Rope and Hoops for Heart, Mrs. Berry, WS PE Teacher, raised over $8,000.00 for the American Heart Association with the help of her students and the community.

Last Thursday I attended the Neko Case show at Lebanon Opera House. Jennifer O'Connor opened the show.

Neko Case
Jennifer O'Connor

Woodstock Vermont hosted the Special Olympics Vermont Winter Games last weekend. The Annual Governor's Reception was held at the Woodstock Inn and Resort. Guest speakers included Athlete Chris Mitchell who is a snow boarder; Tim ShriverChairman of Special Olympics and David Pearce (Simon Pearce's son) who presented Shriver with a signature Simon Pearce bowl.

Opening Ceremonies were held on The Green from 7:30-8:30 p.m.. The Vermont State Law Enforcement "Keepers of the Flame" escorted Olympian Johnny Moretti, bringing the torch run to the Winter Games.

The event included the delegation parade, speeches, the torch run, and fireworks. Tim Shriver was treated like a rock star by the Olympians. 

Saturday night I attended another Billsville House Concert, in Manchester VT. The Huntress and Holder of Hands performed. 
This newly formed band played about an hour in what turned out to be their fourth live appearance. The vocal harmonies were ethereal.

More images from the show:

Videos from this and other Billsville Shows:

Monday I was at Woodstock Union High School's Yoh Theatre in Woodstock to get a sneak a peek at the Yoh Players rehearsal of "Three Musketeers."

Performances are Friday, March 11 (7pm), Saturday, March 12 (7pm) and Sunday March 13 (2pm) at the Yoh Auditorium at the high school.

More images from the Yoh Players-Three Musketeers:

Get Out And About:
Baked Haddock Dinner in Claremont, Friday Mar. 11, 5-6:30 p.m., St. Mary's Parish gym, 32 Pearl St. Includes baked potatoes, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, drink and dessert  $5 or $10. Stations of the Cross follows dinner. 603-542-8062.

The Three Musketeers in Woodstock, Friday, Mar. 11, 7 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 12, 7 p.m. and Sunday Mar. 13, 2 p.m. The Yoh Players perform the Alexandre Dumas classic with period costumes and swords fights.

Meet the Easter Bunny in Claremont, Saturday Mar. 12, 10 a.m.-noon, Rent-A-Center, Claremont Marketplace, 367 Washington St. Families, children and pets get photographs taken with Easter Bunny  $5 or $7. Proceeds benefit Sullivan County Humane Society. 603-542-3277.

Northern Stage’s The Hound of the Baskervilles in White River Junction Wednesday Feb 24 7:30-10 p.m. runs through Saturday Mar. 12. The Barrette Center for The Arts, 74 Gates Street. Three actors play 16 characters in the endlessly funny madcap adventure! More information please visit:  or call 802.296.7000.   

Cabin Fever Dinner in West Windsor, Saturday Mar, 12,  5:30-8 p.m. This year’s meal will once again be prepared by Jeanne Matos, our Board President and Culinary Institute of America trained chef. Enjoy your choice of meat or vegetable lasagna, served with salad, fresh bread, and dessert. $15 per person or $10 for children under 10 and senior citizens. This event is BYOB. Seatings available at 5:30PM and 7:00PM. The main shelter will also be open, so be sure to visit with the animals! If you’d like to purchase your tickets in advance, or have questions, please call us today at 802-484-LUCY.

Hartland Community Prom in Hartland Saturday Mar. 12, 7-10 p.m. The 3rd annual Hartland Community Prom sponsored by the First Universalist Society is on; dress up, dress down, wear what makes you feel good. And bring your friends!!

Monthly Perkinsville VT Potluck in Perkinsville Mar. 15, noon -  Perkinsville Church Vestry on Route 106. All are welcome. The program will be Ruth Kelin and Sally Reeves playing old familiar Broadway tunes as duets on the flute and piano. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact Lorraine Zigman at 802-263-5245;

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.” Apr. 16: Adam Boyce – Yankee fiddler and caller of square dances popular from the 1930’s to 1950’s.

Music at The Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville  Friday nights, 1342 Route 106. Awe-inspiring food and live music from some of the best performers in Vermont. Mar. 18 TBA, Mar. 25 Dave Clark & Jed.

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)
Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Animal Hospital 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: April 26, May 31, August 16, September 13, October 11 and December 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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