Weathersfield Weekly Blog Dec 28 #weathersfieldvt #vt

Wednesday December 28, 2016
Weathersfield, VT
I hope you all survived the Christmas Holiday. I still haven't quite figured out why the school recessed so early last week but they didn't consult me. So we're on the cusp of 2017. How do you feel? Me, I'm a little apprehensive. We have a new Governor and a new President. I'm trying to keep an open mind but some days that's a little too challenging. One happy thing for me, Sherlock returns to PBS on Sunday Jan. 1. If I'm too wiped out from partying like it was 1999 New Year's Eve I'll DVR it and watch in front of the wood stove with a bowl of popcorn on Monday. And speaking of New year's Eve, I hope you all have a rocking one but remember to designate a driver because I want you all around in 2017 with me to see how the things shape up. Happy New Year Everyone!

Weathersfield select board news: I was just reading over the select board minutes from their Dec. 19 meeting and I'm not sure when their next monthly meeting is. The motion was to move the meeting from Jan. 2 (a Holiday) to Tuesday, Jan. 3 but the minutes read Thursday Jan. 5. So your guess is as good as mine. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Classes resume Tuesday Jan. 3. For more information about these programs, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: On Wednesday, Dec. 21 the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library hosted their annual Holiday Party and also their 40th Anniversary Party. (The anniversary party was scheduled for Saturday Dec. 17-the actual 40th anniversary day but the snow storm postponed the party.) Santa took time out from his busy North Pole doings to stop by to say hi. He arrived in one of the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Engines. Children and adults got to tell Santa what they wanted for Christmas. Folks decorated some cookies, ate some birthday cake and wished each other well. For more information about the library, programs or events, contact Library Director, Mark Richardson at 802-674-2863.

I took on many assignments for the Enterprise, the Valley News Business Magazine, which was published on Dec. 27.

The Upper Valley Young Professionals hosted a Holiday Party and food drive at the Norwich Inn. My photos were featured in the BIG EVENT section.

I got to photograph Morton Bailey, owner of Lyme Green Heat who was featured in the Local First Alliance column.

I visited the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen to photograph Deb Cardew for the SCORE stories column.

And finally, I got to meet with Ingrid Nichols of Banwell Architects for photographs to accompany the Power Lunch Column.

Late Tuesday afternoon I covered a small electrical fire at a house in Windsor for the Vermont Standard.

Four people, two dogs and a cat all got out safely. No injuries were reported at the time. The fire appeared electrical but is under investigation.

The Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library hosted their annual Holiday Party and celebrated their 40th Anniversary Party on Wednesday Dec. 21. Cookies were decorated.

Santa arrived by fire engine. Thank you Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association.

Santa listened to our Christmas wishes.

Then off he went back to the North Pole to get ready for his big night on Christmas Eve.

The Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library turned 40 on Dec. 17. A snow storm postponed the celebration until Wednesday evening Dec. 21.

A beautiful cake was made for the occasion by Patience Bearse.

If you know me, you know I love music. Thursday night I was treated to some great music from a couple of local musicians who are also pretty big time national musicians. Yellow House Media hosted Brooks Hubbard formerly from Enfield NH, now living in Nashville and Val McCallum who grew up in West Windsor, moved to L.A. and now owns a home in Woodstock. The show was at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction.
Brooks Hubbard

Val McCallum

Brooks even wrote a song for the folks at Standing Rock.

More videos from Brooks Hubbard:

Next up for Yellow House Media
New Year's Eve with Woodsmith and  Hersch

 I've been following Celia Woodsmith for many years. This woman has BIG talent. Make your plans for New Year's Eve to hear this amazing voice.

Pics of Celia by Photos By Nanci
Della Mae Band
Hey Mama
Avi and Celia

Della Mae videos with Celia on lead vocals.

Finally, on Friday I got to hang out with some pretty cool Siberian Huskies. I did a story on the Braeburn Siberians of Windsor, VT for the Vermont Standard.


Get Out and About

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Dec. 30: Dave Clark, Dec. 31: Peter Concillio.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Dec. 30 9:30 p.m. The Whiskey Geese, Dec. 31 10 p.m. New Year's Eve Party with Moxley Union and Maiden Voyage.

Yellow House Media Shows in White River Junction: Saturday Dec. 31 9:30 p.m. New Year's Ever Party with Woodsmith and Hersch, Engine Room Freight House Hall; Friday, Jan. 6 8:30 p.m. Myra Flynn Dance Party, Briggs Opera House.

Lebanon Opera House Shows in Lebanon NH: Thursday, Jan. 19 10 a.m. Moon Mouse; Saturday Jan 21 7:30 p.m. An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt (Sold Out).

Weathersfield's Got Talent in Ascutney Friday, Jan. 20 6 p.m. at the Weathersfield Elementary School. Come experience some of the awesome talent of our friends and neighbors.

Weatherize Upper Valley Kick-Off Event in Ascutney 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday Jan. 28 at the Weathersfield School 135 Schoolhouse Rd. Learn about cost, benefits, incentives; meet your volunteer team and partner contractors. Hosted by Vital Communities.

Ongoing Events

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 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.

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