Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Weathersfield News April 13 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News April 13, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Way to go Weathersfield! New Town Manager-Ed Morris, New Town Accountant-Colin Butler, New Library Director-Mark Richardson and a New Look Website-http://www.weathersfieldvt.org/portal/index.php/home. Weathersfield you just keep changing and it's good. So the BIG event is this Saturday...the Annual Town Challenge, which team will capture the bragging rights as the most knowledgeable bunch in town...you'll have to attend to find out. I know a few teams have been brushing up on their sports and music trivia in hopes of blowing the competition away. This should be a lively and entertaining event. See you Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Weathersfield School.

I had a wonderful Friday evening filled with music. First, I attended a fundraiser at the Hartland Elementary School. Local singer/song writer Jay Nash performed a benefit concert the help renovate the school's all purpose room for more music and theater productions.

Nash was joined by pretty much the whole student body for the show's grand finale.

Then I popped over to Damon Hall for an evening of music composed for four hand piano led by Daniel Weiser of "Classicopia." Weiser was accompanied by Philip Liston-Kraft.





Now on to the Town News...
Select Board News: At their Apr. 4 meeting, the Board unanimously approved a "Request for Municipal Fireworks Display" from John Arrison. The fireworks will be held Monday May 9 at 9 p.m. with a rain date of May 10. The display is to celebrate his daughter's college graduation and the public is invited. The board also unanimously approved the purchase of a fire truck for West Weathersfield Fire Department and awarded the Grounds Maintenance Contract to TJ Property Management  after reviewing four bids. The Board is posting two job descriptions one for a Land Use Administrator and one for a Highway Operator. For more information about these positions contact Ed Morris, Town Manager.



Weathersfield School News:  Act 166: Public Funded Preschool Beginning with the 2016-2017 School Year, public funding for 10 hours a week of Preschool will be provided under Act 166. Public funding for Preschool is sent directly to the Pre-Qualified provider. If you are the Parent or Guardian of a child between the ages of 3-5 years, (child must be at least 3 year old on or before September 1, 2016) and you are a resident of Hartland, Windsor, Weathersfield or West Windsor, you may apply for Public Preschool Funding by completing the following 3 steps: 1. Register your child at your local school district. (Registration forms are available on the WESEU website, or at your local school.) 2. Complete Residency Verification with the Supervisory Union Office. (If you have already completed the residency verification for a school age child, you do not need to duplicate. The local school district’s registrar will need to verify,) 3. Enroll your child in a Pre-Qualified Preschool program for 10 hours a week, anywhere in the state of Vermont. Public funding only covers tuition for 10 hours a week in a Pre-Qualified Program. For more information contact the school.

Get Out And About:
Veterans Memorial Committee Meeting in Ascutney, Thursday, Apr. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall. Planning for Memorial Day Ceremony will be discussed.

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. https://www.creativeground.org/profile/adam-r-boyce-0

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. 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. Call 802-674-2863 for more information.

Programs and Potluck Luncheon in Perkinsville, Tuesday, Apr. 19, noon Perkinsville Community Church Vestry. Come have a nice meal and a good visit! Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245; lzigman@comcast.net

Rummage and Bake Sale in Brownsville, Friday, Apr 22 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Apr. 23 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Benefits the Brownsville July 4th Festivities and West Windsor Fire Department. More information call Sherry: 802 484-9286.

Betty Smith-Mastaler Producer, VPR in Ascutney, Sunday, Apr. 24, 2 p.m..
Martin Memorial Hall Route 5, Ascutney. The Weathersfield Historical Society will host long-time Weathersfield resident, Betty Smith-Mastaler. Smith-Mastaler was and still is VPR’s first full-time employee, hired in 1976 to handle a variety of administrative aspects. Once the station began broadcasting in 1977, she also served as an on-air host. She will talk about the beginnings of VPR, the production process, and will share some of her favorite VPR Commentary Series segments. Free. Refreshments will be served. Contact: 802-674-5021.

Cocoa Shell Mulch Sale in Ascutney, Saturday May 7.  The Ascutney Fire Department will be selling 2 cubic foot bags of Cocoa Shell Mulch for home gardens,  $7.00 per bag. (Homeowners planning to use the mulch must be aware that pets can sometimes be attracted to this smell and want to eat the mulch; this mulch contains caffeine and theobromine, two chemicals harmful and even deadly to pets.) Questions about the sale or use of the mulch please call Alicia at 802- 263-9429.

Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Friday nights at 5:30 p.m. May 6-Eric Boedtker, May 13-Peter Neri, May 20-TBA, May 27-Chris Kleeman, Jun. 3-Ali T, Jun. 10-Eric Boedtker, Jun. 17-TBA, Jun. 24-TBA, Jul. 1-Peter Neri.

Ongoing:
Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 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, Ascutney, VT. 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/


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