Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Weathersfield Weekly Blog Dec. 7 #weathersfieldvt #vt


Wednesday December 7, 2016
Weathersfield, VT

Kia Ora! We're just back from two magical weeks in New Zealand. NZ has been on my bucket list for a while and when the opportunity presented itself to go for a two week adventure, I jumped on it. We traveled all over this two island "adventure capital of the world" and had a fantastic time. I'm slowly editing my pictures and posting my thoughts to my blog. Hopefully, the photos and prose will inspire you to take the LONG plane ride down under and visit this extraordinary place.


We spent a couple of days in Queenstown.




We toured the west coast.




And spent a day in Punakaiki,


More coming next week or follow along with my blog.

We also saw a great show at Billsville House Concerts on Saturday night. Upstate Rubdown performed.


Billsville is hosting another house concert this Saturday night...Brett Hughes. Tickets are still on sale but only a few are available.


Weathersfield service award: The Town is seeking public input for nominations to receive annual Service Award. The award will be presented to the recipient during our 2017 Annual Town Meeting. Please submit all recommendations to the Town Manager by either email townmanager@weathersfield.org, or leaving your recommendation with the front desk at the town office.


Weathersfield select board news: The select board met on Monday, Dec. 5. The meeting will be reported on next week. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.




Weathersfield School news: School will be dismissed early on Tuesday, Dec. 20 after lunch at 11:30 a.m.. Mark your calendars: Feb. 15 6-7 p.m. K-4 Winter Concert, Feb 16 6-7 p.m. 5-8 Winter Concert. Reminder-Cafe Services/FreshPicks is offering an online system for parents to pay for lunch, breakfast, lunch milk and snack milk/juice, called MyMealTime Online. For more information about these programs, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.


Weathersfield Proctor Library news: For more information about the library, programs or events, contact Library Director, Mark Richardson at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About

80's Era Winter Dance and Stomp in Brownsville Saturday Dec. 10, 7 p.m. Ascutney Outdoors is hosting their 2nd annual winter dance. 80's attire is encourages. $15 per person, kinds 15 and under free. Includes desserts and light non-alcoholic drinks. Music by DJ Rick Davis. Live and Silent auction. Costume contest. Benefits Ascutney Outdoors Winter Projects.

Candlelight Christmas in The Village in Perkinsville Sunday, Dec.11, 5 p.m. An evening of holiday music at Perkinsville VT Community Church on Route 106 in the Village. The program will include readings, piano, organ, flute, harp, guitar, chime choir, women's choir, solos, duets, trios and plenty of congregation participation. All are welcome.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Dec. 9: Draa Hobbs, Dec. 16: Draa Hobbs, Dec. 23: Ken Rokicki, Dec. 30: Dave Clark, Dec. 31: Peter Concillio.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Dec. 8 7-10 p.m.: Joe Mitchell Porject, Dec. 10 9:30 p.m.: Tricksters.

Community Holiday Concert in Brownsville Sunday Dec. 18 5 p.m.. The Brownsville Community Church will host a holiday concert featuring works from Bach, Brahms, Handel, Schumann and others. The carol sing will include favorite songs of the Christmas season. The Brownsville Community Church is located on the Brownsville-Hartland Road, between Albert Bridge School and the Brownsville Town Hall. The Church phone number is 802-484-5944, the email address is bcchurch@myfairpoint.net and you can visit the Brownsville Community Church at www.brownsvilleumc-vt.org. A free-will offering will be received at the concert to help offset costs.



Ongoing Events

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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