Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Weathersfield Weekly Blog Nov. 2 #weathersfieldvt #vt


Weathersfield VT
November 2, 2016

Missing Teen Found in Royalton-According to the Vermont State Police (VSP), missing 17 year old Autumn Sanville was found at the Royalton home of her 22 year old boyfriend Shadoe Benson on Sunday afternoon Oct. 30. In a press release the VSP reported that detectives contacted Benson several times throughout this investigation, and he denied having knowledge of Sanville’s whereabouts. Benson claimed to not know Sanville was at the residence until she was found there by his father, who returned home unexpectedly and found Sanville in his kitchen. Sanville was uninjured and claimed to have spent the last three and a half weeks alone, camping with just a sleeping bag in the woods. She claimed she did this all on her own, no one assisted her, and that she subsisted on a diet of bread, jelly, river water, and goldfish crackers. Despite her claims, Sanville was clean and dry, and her clothing and sleeping bag showed no signs of wear and tear or use in the woods. Sanville said she threw her cell phone into the Connecticut River the day she went missing. Sanville was returned home to her parents. State Police are continuing this criminal investigation and thank the public for their assistance and cooperation. Anyone with further information about where Sanville has been can contact detectives at 802-722-4600.

Massive Search for Hiker on Mount Ascutney. On Friday Oct. 28 over 85 area first responders searched Mount Ascutney trying to locate what they believe was a hiker suffering from a medical emergency. The emergency call went out at 10 a.m. that a hiker, about 1.5 miles from the Weathersfield trail head, was sick. The 42 year old woman from Rochester, NY reported to dispatch she was feeling sick and had difficulty breathing. Ascutney Fire Chief Darrin Spaulding reported that the woman was playing a game called Ingress on her cell phone and was attempting to "capture a flag" on the top of Ascutney. She was not dressed for the rainy, 24 degree temperatures and the six inches on snow on the trail. It took most of the day for rescuers to get the woman off the mountain safely.

Trunk or Treat-A Huge Success
The 1st Annual Weathersfield Trunk or Treat was held Saturday Oct. 29 at Hoisington Field in Perkinsville. The parking area next to the 1897 school was filled with cars from various organizations in town decorated for Halloween. The event was organized by Town Manager, Ed Morris and Library Director Mark Richardson. Billed as a safe way for children to treat or treat, the event was that and more.






Weathersfield School news:
 Early Release Day and Parent-Teacher Conferences There will be an early release day on Thursday, Nov. 17 at 11:30 a.m.. Children will have lunch and then board the buses. Parent-Teacher Conferences are from 1-8 p.m.. Student Council Holds a Dance-The student council will sponsor the first dance of this school year on Nov. 11, 6-8 p.m.. The dance is open to all 5-8 grade Weathersfield students. Admission is $2.00 to cover the cost of refreshments. The school dress code and behavior expectations will be enforced. For more information about these programs, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Get Out and About

Winter Prep Day: in Brownsville, Saturday Nov. 5 and Nov. 13 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Ascutney Outdoors is hosting days on the hill to prepare for the winter sports season. Contact jlfarrell0@gmail.com
802-291-1348 for more information.



Vote: in Ascutney, Tuesday Nov. 8 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. General Election voting will be at Martin Memorial Hall.

Election Day Lasagna: in Ascutney, Tuesday Nov. 8 at 10:30 a.m. The Ascutney Union Church (AUC) will be serving a take-out meal consisting of lasagna, salad and roll on ELECTION DAY until the meals runs out. Cost is $8.00. VOTE at the Weathersfield Town Hall and walk next door for your take-out. All funds will benefit the AUC general fund.

Springfield VT Songsters Program: in Springfield, Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Springfield Senior Center, Main St., Springfield VT. The Senior Songsters will present a free program, “Our Weather Forecast”. The program features weather related songs including sunshine, fog, wind and rain from 1921 to 1980 such as "You Are My Sunshine", "Blue Skies" and more. The Songsters are directed by Frank Forcier and accompanied by Cindy Wooton on keyboard, Mike Wooton on Bass Guitar and Dave Coleman on guitar. Light refreshments will be provided after the program.

Reading Shakespeare in the 21st Century: Hamlet: in Ascutney, Wednesdays Oct. 5-Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Weathersfield Proctor Library on Route 5. Patti Arrison will lead discussion of the works of William Shakespeare. Contact Mark at 802-674-2863 or email weathersfieldproctorlibrary@gmail.com for more information.

Veterans Day November 11
Perkinsville, Friday Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The Veterans Committee will host a service on the Perkinsville Green. Veterans Day is a day to remember and honor the selfless dedication of service members, men and women, who have boldly stood in harm’s way carrying the torch of freedom fighting to protect our abundant way of life. This is the 6th anniversary of the Veterans Memorial Dedication.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Nov. 4 10 p.m. : Karaoke, Nov. 5 9:30 p.m. Swimmer, Nov 8 6-9 p.m.: TBA, Nov 10 7-10 p.m.: TBA, Nov. 11 9:30 p.m.: Wherehouse, Nov. 18 9: 30 p.m.: Gowanus.

Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society at 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Final date is Dec. 13. Weathersfield residents are reimbursed for cost of surgery up to $50, limit three cats. Please bring SNAP form (available at the Town Office).

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

Valley Court Diversion Programs: Volunteers 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 three hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at vcdp.org or call Maureen at 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. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: weathersfielddirectory.org.

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