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Weathersfield News August 15, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

By now you all know that the first installment of our taxes were due on Wednesday, Aug. 17. And if you didn't know-SURPRISE! You owe the town some money. I for one don't mind paying my taxes because I can see where the money goes. When our Town report comes out each year, I make sure I read it, especially all the boring budget stuff. So I know our Town Office staff, Police Department, Elementary School Staff and Administrators, Library Staff and Highway crews are hard at work keeping Weathersfield chugging along. Thank you folks!

Summer is winding down. The final week of the Front Porch Concert series is this Thursday August 18 at 7 p,m. at Colburn Park in Lebanon NH. Anderson East will perform FREE! 

Last week Billy Wylder killed it!

A big thank you to The Point FM radio Station, The Lebanon Opera House and Lebanon Recreation and Parks.  More info about Thursday's show and other music:

The News You Can Use...

Weathersfield Select Board News:   The Board had their regular meeting on Monday, Aug. 15. Their published agenda included various appointments to Town Commissions and the resignation of Amy Beth Main from the Budget Committee (she now serves as a Select Board member.) They were also scheduled to discuss the Wood Report about our town's Fire Services. More information about the Select Board and the town, contact Ed Morris P.O. Box 550, Ascutney, Vermont 05030 or

Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association (AVFA) News: All five members of AVFA resigned at their regular monthly meeting Monday, Aug. 1.  The reasons for the resignations are unclear but the news is making it's way around town and folks are stunned. Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department Chief Engineer Darrin Spaulding is the only remaining member on the executive board. He serves as second vice president. AVFA is a nonprofit volunteer fire department and as such is not required to publish their monthly meeting's minutes. A follow up meeting is being planned and will be reported on here next week, hopefully.
Get Out And About:

Romaine Tenney: A Celebration of a Farmer's Life in Ascutney, Saturday Sept. 3 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Weathersfield Proctor Library. Come learn about this quintessential Vermont Farmer who loved his farm which used to be located where Interstate 91 crosses Route 131. The Sky Blue Boys-(Banjo Dan) will perform their song about Romaine Tenney and more Bluegrass/New Grass music. Memories will be shared and encouraged. Howard Coffin, Vermont Historian will be speaking along with family and friends of Romaine. Refreshments will be served. This event is FREE and open to the public. Support for the event has been provided by the Weathersfield Select Board (Bottle Return Fund), the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library, a few private and in-kind donations. More information call 802-674-2863 or visit the library's website:

9th Annual Wellwood Orchards Customer Appreciation Day in Weathersfield, Saturday Sept. 3 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Magic show, games, food and more. More information on their Facebook page:

1st Annual Weathersfield Fall Festival in Ascutney, Saturday Sept. 24 Community  dinner, music, fun for all ages. Contact Amy Beth Main or BJ Esty for more info.

3rd Annual Chiefs Classic Golf Tournament in Springfield, Sunday Sept. 25, 1 p.m. at Crown Point Country Club, 910 Brook RD. Early registration until August 13 $89 per player after that date $99 pp. Fee includes golf cart, food, soft drinks. Two beer carts will be driving around. Prizes awarded. Benefits Ascutney Volunteer Firefighters.

Tom Ghent in Concert in Perkinsville Sunday, Aug. 28 5-7 p.m. Stoughton Pond Recreation Area. More information available on Facebook:


Weathersfield Parks and Recreations-Guided Hikes. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions , 263-5439 Saturday, Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m.-Little Ascutney- The hike probably will take over two hours. Saturday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.-The Crash Site and Tucker Trail Lookout. This event is limited to 15 people. Dogs are not permitted. Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.-Perkinsville Lower Valley. Distance will be optional, from 1.3 miles to 2.5 to 4.0. Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.-Cooks Pond Loop, easy to moderate, with one longish incline. Distance: almost 3 miles. Saturday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.-Ferry Road and the Connecticut River. The total length is about 2 miles. Carol Orth is the leader.

Fridays Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Friday nights at 5:30 p.m Aug. 19-Dave Clark, Aug. 26-TBA, Sept. 20-Chris Kleeman.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays  First Friday Karaoke 5-10 p.m, Aug 18-TBA, Aug 19 Brickdrop 9:30 p.m., Aug 20-The Tricksters 9:30 p.m.

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