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Weathersfield News May 4, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

May Day, May Day-where the heck is Spring? In March I was hopeful for a warm and early spring; now I'm wondering what happened. My peas are barely up and Mother's Day is Sunday. And yet the black flies are out-GREAT! I plan to hit the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association's Plant Sale on Saturday May 7 but I may have to make space in the house to keep them warm until I can plant them. A friend asked if I wanted to go the Wade Boggs #26 Retirement on May 26, thinking about it and hoping I don't have to wear long underwear. Four weeks to Memorial Day-will it be warm by then, only time will tell.

Friday night I saw an absolutely wonderful performance of CATS Musical at Woodstock Town Hall Theatre produced by Pentangle Arts in Collaboration with ArtisTree Community Arts Center  at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. 

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Tuesday night, I traveled to the Academy of Music in Northampton MA to see John Hiatt in a solo, acoustic evening. The show was amazing!
Rick Brantley opened.
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Wednesday night-I'm heading to the Weathersfield Proctor Library to hear Mimi Baird speak about her book: He Wanted the Moon (more on this next week!)

There are three performances left-Friday, May 6, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and a Mother's Day Matinée May 8, 2 p.m. Pentangle is offering a Special Brunch and CATS Matinée Show PACKAGE that includes The Prince and The Pauper Mother’s Day Brunch with seatings begin at 11 a.m. with the last seating is 12:15 p.m., then off to the 2 p.m. matinée performance.

Weathersfield Select Board News: They board met May 2 but here's a few note from their Apr. 18 meeting. Town Treasurer, Steve Hier stated that the voters had passed Article 10 at the last Town Meeting authorizing the Town to borrow $55,000 immediately for three years to fund replacement of the heating system at the Highway Garage and the new well on the adjacent property.  The board voted to authorize borrowing $55,000 from People’s United Bank at a rate of 2.0% and to authorize the Town Clerk to sign as clerk of the board. Former Town Manager Jim Mullen is serving as the Town’s interim Zoning Administrator. Ms. Murphy wanted to know how Mr. Mullen came to be hired as the interim ZA and why the board had not been consulted.  Mr. Morris said he had made the decision to hire Mr. Mullen for 2-3 weeks while the Town works through the process of hiring a permanent ZA.

Planning Commission News: The commission is currently reviewing sub-divisions for Crown Point Country Club and a parcel on Gulf Rd. They meet next on May 9.

Weathersfield School News:  Upcoming events at the School include Grade 8 Graduation on Monday, Jun. 13 at 7 p.m. in the gym. The last day of school for students will be on Jun. 14.  The students will have lunch and be sent home by bus at 11:30 a.m.  There will be an awards assembly, slide show and a surprise presentation as part of the assembly the morning of Jun. 14, more information to follow.  Both events are open to the public. Teachers have a full day of in-service on Wednesday, Jun. 15. TIPS and Homework Support will host their last sessions on Thursday, Jun. 2. PAWS, our afterschool program, will end at 5 p.m. on Friday, Jun. 10. For more information, please contact Principal Oakman or call at 674-5400.

Get Out And About:
Annual Mother's Day Plant Sale and 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.

Weathersfield Monthly Potluck Luncheon in Perkinsville, Tuesday, May 17, noon at Perkinsville VT Church Vestry. Open to all - bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided.   If anyone wishes to, bring some games - and have a good time!   Contact: Lorraine Zigman

Grand Opening ADA Bathroom At the Weathersfield Proctor Library in Ascutney Thursday, May 26 5 p.m. Join the Trustees and Friends of Proctor Library as they officially open their new ADA Accessible Bathroom and Walkway. Refreshments will be served. Call 802.674.2863 for more information.

Friends of the 1879 Schoolhouse Work Days The following are volunteer work dates for the 1879 Schoolhouse-May 9-noon,  May 12 9-noon, May 17 9-noon, May 26 9-noon,  June 4 8 a.m.-4p.m. Saturday work party event with a huge manpower contribution from a Vermont/New Hampshire Men’s Community Service Organization. We will be working on interior and exterior finishing projects on both the ell and the main building. There will be work for all skill levels. Please call 802.263.5300.

Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Friday nights at 5:30 p.m. May 6-Erik Boedtker, May 13-Peter Neri, May 20-Draa Hobbs, May 27-Chris Kleeman, Jun. 3-Ali T, Jun. 10-Eric Boedtker, Jun. 17-Draa Hobbs, Jun. 24-Johnny O, Jul. 1-Peter Neri, Jul. 8-ErikBoedtker, Jul.15-Johnny O, Jul. 22-closed for a wedding, Jul. 29-Dave Clark, Aug. 5-Ali T.

Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: 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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