Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Weathersfield News April 27 #WeathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield News April 27, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy


Lots happening next week in Weathersfield. Mimi Baird is coming to town to speak about her book that Brad Pitt has optioned for a movie on Wednesday May 4.
Mimi will speak about her book He Wanted the Moon

Saturday May 7 is packed with things to do--
There will be the annual Mother's Day Plant Sale at the Ascutney Fire Station;  it's Green Up Day;  and  AVFA will also be selling cocoa mulch this year for gardeners that want to really spruce up their yards (see more info below!) 

So rest up this week because you're gonna be busy the first week of May!


Weathersfield School News:  SBAC and NECAP Schedules are set for May. All students in grades 3-8 are required to take the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium test, or SBAC, in reading and math. This is a mandated test for Vermont, along with several other states. It is based on the Common Core Standards. WS likes to announce the dates of the testing in hopes that parents will work dentist and doctor appointments around these dates. Also, we like to keep the school quiet during testing so the students can concentrate and do their best. Grades 3-8 May 3, 8:05- 11:25 am-English Language Arts (ELA) CAT (Computer Adaptive Test); May 4, 8:05-11:25 am-ELA Classroom Activity & ELA Performance Task; May 5, 8:05-11:25 am-Math CAT (Computer Adaptive Test);  May 10, 8:05-11:25 am-Math Classroom Activity & Performance Task Grades 5-8;  May 12, 8:05-11:25 am-Math Classroom Activity & Performance Task Grades 3 and 4.  The NECAP will be given this year to Grades 4 and 8, using this schedule: May 17, 18 and 19, 8:05-9:40 a.m.. Make-ups will be on May 24. For more information, please contact Principal Oakman  jmoakman@wsesu.net or call at 674-5400.




Weathersfield Proctor Library News:  The old accessible wooden ramp was removed and a new concrete walkways were poured leading to the 1902 library entrance and the new ADA Accessible hallway and bathroom addition. The Trustees are planning a Grand Opening Celebration on May 26 at 5 p.m. More information about the event call 802.674.2863. Images of the renovations may be viewed at: http://www.weathersfieldproctorlibrary.org/p/ada-bathroom-construction.html

My adventures for the weekend...
For Earth Day, I covered the Humans PAWS for Earth Day Trail clean up event at Mount Ascutney. The event was held on Saturday April 23 and hosted by The Climb Fineness Center and STAB (Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin)/Ascutney Trails.




More images from the event: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/April-2016/Human-PAWS-for-Earth-Day/

Saturday evening I attended a house concert hosted by Billsville House Concerts in Manchester, VT. Madeleine Grace a young singer song writer opened the show.



The headliner was Lula Wiles, a three piece bluegrass group from Maine.






Sunday I was invited to cover the 15th Annual Ex Libris Gala featuring local artist Sabra Field. The event was a benefit for the Norman Williams Public Library. A reception was held at the library followed by dinner at The Woodstock Inn and Resort Woodstock VT.



More images from the gala: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/April-2016/15th-Annual-Ex-Libris-Gala-/

On Monday, April 25,  I spent the day watching about 70 fire fighters desperately trying to save the Yankee Village Motel in Ascutney VT. After hours of attacking the fire, the motel was a total loss. The fire fighters were up against a lack of water, 20 mph winds and extremely dry conditions.






More images from the fire: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/April-2016/Yankee-Village-Motel-Fire/
 Our hearts go out to the Patel Family and the other families displaced by the fire.

Get Out And About:
Friends of the 1879 Schoolhouse Work Days The following are volunteer work dates for the 1879 Schoolhouse. Apr. 30 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday work party, 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.

Mimi Baird at the Weathersfield Proctor Library in Ascutney, Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m. The author of He Wanted the Moon: The Madness and Medical Genius of Dr. Perry Baird, and His Daughter's Quest to Know Him will be speaking about her book at the Library starting at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4.  Mimi's book has been adapted as a film by Brad Pitt, and we are delighted to have her as a guest of both the Weathersfield Proctor Library and the Friends of the Weathersfield Proctor Library. More info call 802.674.2863.

Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Friday nights at 5:30 p.m. May 6-Eric Boedtker, May 13-Peter Neri, May 20-TBA, May 27-Chris Kleeman, Jun. 3-Ali T, Jun. 10-Eric Boedtker, Jun. 17-TBA, Jun. 24-TBA, Jul. 1-Peter Neri.

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. Alicia is a master gardener and has been using this mulch for years.

Alicia Jenks sent this to me: I have been in the gardening business for years and have never know anyone who has had a dog or cat get sick from it. I have used the mulch for years and highly recommend it for perennial beds.


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.

Ongoing:
Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: Apr. 26, 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 www.yogisites.com/yogawithcharlotte  or  email yogawithcharlotte7@gmail.com Claremont, NH The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located at 140 North Street, across from Barnes Park. To find out more about Ahimsa, please visit www.ahimsanh.com

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 www.vcdp.org 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.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/


Have anything you want included in this news and events column-email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.

Fire Destroys Yankee Village Motel #ascutney #VT #vermontstandard #fire #firefighters

Monday April 25, 2016
Ascutney VT

A brush fire that was started by an eight year old boy playing with a cigarette lighter quickly spread to the Yankee Village Motel in Ascutney, Vt on Monday morning April 25, 2016.  The five alarm blaze completely destroyed the structure. All occupants of the motel got out safely. The American Red Cross-Vermont and New Hampshire Upper Valley said 70 fire fighters responded and one was treated for an eye injury.

Around 11:20 a.m. motorist spotted the smoke coming from behind the 19 room motel and pulled into the Tribute Artistry Monuments parking lot, adjacent to the motel and asked owner, Aaron Fitzherbert to make the 911 call.

According to Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association Chief, Darrin Spaulding within a few minutes of fire fighters arriving on scene, "it was not a brush fire, it had already gotten into the motel, up into the soffits, and already into the roof line and into three of the middle rooms."


The motel is owned by Mike Patel and his family. They got out safely but their home adjacent to the motel office has been gutted. "Yes, we were insured" said Patel. He and his wife have owned the motel for 10 years and had just completed extensive renovations. The 7,600-square-foot motel was a total loss. Patel said four of the 19 rooms were occupied.  Linda Nordman from the American Red Cross-Vermont and New Hampshire Upper Valley said they were helping with the five displaced families.



"It was a young child that found a lighter that started the fire" Chief Spualding said. When asked to identify the child, Spaulding stated that he did not know his name but said "he admitted it to me" but wasn't sure if the child and his mom were staying at the motel. The child told Spaulding that he found a cigarette lighter behind the motel and "touched some leaves on fire." Authorities say the child is cooperating.

Getting water to the fire was a problem. Weathersfield does not have a water hydrant system in place so dry hydrants were used. A 10,000 gallon buried tank was initially used but quickly became exhausted. Water was trucked in from a dry hydrant in Claremont NH and two dry hydrants in Weathersfield: one on Wheeler Camp RD and one off Thrasher RD. Water was trucked to the scene until about 7:30 p.m..


"Because of the dry conditions, of where the juvenile started the fire, it traveled the whole backside of the motel in a very short period of time, got up into the roofline, burned all the siding off, went into 3-4 rooms when we arrived and it was already in the attic  3/4 of the way down. The fire walls had been breeched from the work going on over the last 20-25 years, so the fire walls were not intact" said Spaulding.



The fire spread to Martin Street, up the hill and behind the motel, about 0.2 miles from the Weathersfield School, through the woods to the pavement. Some pine trees become involved but were quickly doused. The three or four houses on the street were not damaged, nor was the house to the north of the motel blaze, the home of Helen Smith. Neighbors came out with a garden hose and buckets of water protecting Ms. Smith's home until fire fighters could take over.

The Weathersfield School, which is located just to the north of the motel was "sheltered in place" during the day and had student and staff remain inside as the smoke was very thick at times. School Principal released this message on their Facebook page:
"Due to a fire at the Yankee Motel, the power has been on and off at the Weathersfield School, which also affects phone lines. Your children are safe here at school. The Weathersfield School will be sheltering in place until further notice on advice of Ascutney Fire Chief, Darrin Spaulding. Superintendent Baker has advised us to cancel all after school activities, including meetings, sports, PAWS, Homework Support, and TIPS. We are hoping to dismiss at the regular time, but are awaiting further directions from the Incident Command Post. Some roads are closed and buses will be seeking alternate routes when we are able to dismiss. As details unfold, we will use this way of communication to update you."

The power was cut over the concern of the north end power line falling onto one of the fire trucks. The power company arrived, disconnected the line then re-energized the line to the school. The Springfield Fire Chief, Russell Thompson and Weathersfield Town Manager, Ed Morris worked with school officials to get the busses re-routed to pick up the students. The fire on Martin Street was very close to school property (about 0.2 mile) and efforts we made to get students safely home without hampering the fire fighters dealing with the Martin Street blaze.

Fire companies from as far south as Putney, Vt, Unity, NH to the east, Hartford, Vt and Lebanon NH to the north, and Plymouth and Ludlow to the west responded.


Vermont State Police Detective Sgt. Dave Sutton, a fire investigator out of the Rutland State Police barracks met with the boy and his mother, walking behind the burned out structure to where flames were seen earlier in the day. Sutton said he would be preparing his report on the fire but whether to prosecute or not would be left up to the Weathersfield Police Chief, who was not at the fire scene.

Late in the afternoon, a local excavator was called to the fire and broke through the office area aiding the fire fighters in getting water to the last remnants of fire just under the roof.


The message to the public says Chief Spaulding "it is too dangerous to be burning and teach your kids not to play with matches or lighters." Many of the fire companies responding to this fire have been called out to 18 fires in six days. This was Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association's structure fire in those six days.

More images from the fire: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/April-2016/Yankee-Village-Motel-Fire/

See the story in this week's Vermont Standard on news stands Thursday!

Video was posted to The Vermont Standard http://www.thevermontstandard.com/2016/04/video-photos-yankee-village-motel-fire/

Fire Destroys Yankee Village Motel #ascutney #VT #vermontstandard #fire #firefighters

Monday April 25, 2016
Ascutney VT

A brush fire that was started by an eight year old boy playing with a cigarette lighter quickly spread to the Yankee Village Motel in Ascutney, Vt on Monday morning April 25, 2016.  The five alarm blaze completely destroyed the structure. All occupants of the motel got out safely. The American Red Cross-Vermont and New Hampshire Upper Valley said 70 fire fighters responded and one was treated for an eye injury.

Around 11:20 a.m. motorist spotted the smoke coming from behind the 19 room motel and pulled into the Tribute Artistry Monuments parking lot, adjacent to the motel and asked owner, Aaron Fitzherbert to make the 911 call.

According to Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association Chief, Darrin Spaulding within a few minutes of fire fighters arriving on scene, "it was not a brush fire, it had already gotten into the motel, up into the soffits, and already into the roof line and into three of the middle rooms."


The motel is owned by Mike Patel and his family. They got out safely but their home adjacent to the motel office has been gutted. "Yes, we were insured" said Patel. He and his wife have owned the motel for 10 years and had just completed extensive renovations. The 7,600-square-foot motel was a total loss. Patel said four of the 19 rooms were occupied.  Linda Nordman from the American Red Cross-Vermont and New Hampshire Upper Valley said they were helping with the five displaced families.



"It was a young child that found a lighter that started the fire" Chief Spualding said. When asked to identify the child, Spaulding stated that he did not know his name but said "he admitted it to me" but wasn't sure if the child and his mom were staying at the motel. The child told Spaulding that he found a cigarette lighter behind the motel and "touched some leaves on fire." Authorities say the child is cooperating.

Getting water to the fire was a problem. Weathersfield does not have a water hydrant system in place so dry hydrants were used. A 10,000 gallon buried tank was initially used but quickly became exhausted. Water was trucked in from a dry hydrant in Claremont NH and two dry hydrants in Weathersfield: one on Wheeler Camp RD and one off Thrasher RD. Water was trucked to the scene until about 7:30 p.m..


"Because of the dry conditions, of where the juvenile started the fire, it traveled the whole backside of the motel in a very short period of time, got up into the roofline, burned all the siding off, went into 3-4 rooms when we arrived and it was already in the attic  3/4 of the way down. The fire walls had been breeched from the work going on over the last 20-25 years, so the fire walls were not intact" said Spaulding.



The fire spread to Martin Street, up the hill and behind the motel, about 0.2 miles from the Weathersfield School, through the woods to the pavement. Some pine trees become involved but were quickly doused. The three or four houses on the street were not damaged, nor was the house to the north of the motel blaze, the home of Helen Smith. Neighbors came out with a garden hose and buckets of water protecting Ms. Smith's home until fire fighters could take over.

The Weathersfield School, which is located just to the north of the motel was "sheltered in place" during the day and had student and staff remain inside as the smoke was very thick at times. School Principal released this message on their Facebook page:
"Due to a fire at the Yankee Motel, the power has been on and off at the Weathersfield School, which also affects phone lines. Your children are safe here at school. The Weathersfield School will be sheltering in place until further notice on advice of Ascutney Fire Chief, Darrin Spaulding. Superintendent Baker has advised us to cancel all after school activities, including meetings, sports, PAWS, Homework Support, and TIPS. We are hoping to dismiss at the regular time, but are awaiting further directions from the Incident Command Post. Some roads are closed and buses will be seeking alternate routes when we are able to dismiss. As details unfold, we will use this way of communication to update you."

The power was cut over the concern of the north end power line falling onto one of the fire trucks. The power company arrived, disconnected the line then re-energized the line to the school. The Springfield Fire Chief, Russell Thompson and Weathersfield Town Manager, Ed Morris worked with school officials to get the busses re-routed to pick up the students. The fire on Martin Street was very close to school property (about 0.2 mile) and efforts we made to get students safely home without hampering the fire fighters dealing with the Martin Street blaze.

Fire companies from as far south as Putney, Vt, Unity, NH to the east, Hartford, Vt and Lebanon NH to the north, and Plymouth and Ludlow to the west responded.


Vermont State Police Detective Sgt. Dave Sutton, a fire investigator out of the Rutland State Police barracks met with the boy and his mother, walking behind the burned out structure to where flames were seen earlier in the day. Sutton said he would be preparing his report on the fire but whether to prosecute or not would be left up to the Weathersfield Police Chief, who was not at the fire scene.

Late in the afternoon, a local excavator was called to the fire and broke through the office area aiding the fire fighters in getting water to the last remnants of fire just under the roof.


The message to the public says Chief Spaulding "it is too dangerous to be burning and teach your kids not to play with matches or lighters." Many of the fire companies responding to this fire have been called out to 18 fires in six days. This was Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association's structure fire in those six days.

More images from the fire: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/April-2016/Yankee-Village-Motel-Fire/

See the story in this week's Vermont Standard on news stands Thursday!

Video was posted to The Vermont Standard http://www.thevermontstandard.com/2016/04/video-photos-yankee-village-motel-fire/

15th Annual Ex Libris Gala For #NWPL #WoodstockVt #VT #WoodstockInnVt #vermontstandard

Sunday, April 24, 2016
Woodstock, VT

The Norman Williams Public Library hosted its 15th Annual Ex Libris Gala on Sunday, April 24. The evening began with a cocktail reception in the Library's mezzanine. 

Dinner followed at the Woodstock Inn and Resort. Renowned, local artist Sabra Field was the guest speaker. The event also served as a welcome to the Library's new executive director Amy Sadkin who succeeded Jennifer Belton in February of this year.



More images from the Gala: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/April-2016/15th-Annual-Ex-Libris-Gala-/

15th Annual Ex Libris Gala
Sabra Field, Guest Speaker
Norman Williams Public Library and
The Woodstock Inn and Resort
Woodstock VT April 24, 2016
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For The Vermont Standard: http://www.thevermontstandard.com/

Humans PAWS for Earth Day #EarthDay #EarthDay2016 #MountAscutney #ascutneytrails #STABVT #TheClimbFitnessCenter

Saturday April 23, 2016
West Windsor, VT

Earth Day was April 22 but in West Windsor folks from The Climb Fitness Center and STAB (Sport Trails of the Ascutney Basin) hosted a dog friendly trail clearing event on Mount Ascutney.


Humans PAWS for Earth Day saw over 30 volunteers and their dogs out in the wood clearing a new trial that will connect the Ascutney Trails system with the State Park Trails.




Climb Fitness Center offered participants a two week membership or membership extension to The Climb Fitness Center as a thank you for volunteering.

More images from the event: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/VermontStandard/April-2016/Human-PAWS-for-Earth-Day/


Human PAWS For Earth Day 2016
STAB and The Climb Fitness Center
Mount Ascutney
West Windsor VT April 43, 2016
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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Weathersfield News April 20 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News April 20, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Where were you Saturday night? If you weren't at the Weathersfield School, you surely missed out on a great event. The 5th Annual Weathersfield Town Challenge took place with nine teams competing for the bragging rights of being the smartest crew in town. The questions were put forth by Ginger Wimberg who played the role of MC for the evening. Patti Arrison put together another killer music category that had everyone groaning each time the category die was tossed. Great fun for everyone of the 100 or so folks who came out. The event raised about $1000 for the Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Fund. It's not too soon to start brushing up on your trivia and forming a team for next year to defeat the reigning Champions-The Weathersfield School Staff! Congrats to Sean Whalen, Lora Powers, Wendy Allen and Patty Pomerleau.


In other town news, the concrete walkway for the Weathersfield Proctor Library has been poured and cured. The old wooden ramp at the front of the Library was scheduled for removal on Monday, Apr. 18. The ramp and new stairs will lead folks into the library past the ADA Accessible bathroom which was installed this past December.  The removal of the ramp will restore the front of the building back to it's 1902 look.



Saturday morning I made my way to Lebanon High School for the 55th Annual Five Colleges Book Sale. Anyone who thinks books are going out of fashion needs to attend this event next year. Hundreds lined up two hours before doors opened at 9 a.m. on Saturday to get the best selection of books being offered.
Watch for the Valley News ENTERPRISE Magazine on Tuesday April 26 for more images from the event.

Sunday we had Dugout seats for the Toronto Blues vs. the Boston Red Sox. The Sox lost but we got to see the MLB Debut of Marco Hernandez-watch for this kid, in his first game he recorded a hit, a run, a walk and a stolen base. He's the first Red Sox player to do this!
It was also the Sunday before the 120th running of the Boston Marathon so the Red Sox honored many Marathon Survivors.

Patrick Downes and the Achilles Freedom Team

Patrick Downes and Brock Holt
The Martin Richard Family

Select Board News: The Select Board met Monday Apr. 18 so the meeting will be reported on here next week.

Weathersfield School News:  Spring vacation ended on Monday Apr. 18 so School news will also be reported on next week.

Obituary:
Francis 'Fran' Wright, 95-Frances Kohl Wright of Weathersfield, Vt., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday March 26, 2016. Born in Newburgh, N.Y. on Aug. 12, 1920, Frances was the only child of May B. and Russell Kohl. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, Apr. 16, at  the Perkinsville Community Church.

After graduating from Mt. Holyoke College in 1942, she married John D. Wright, Jr. of Brookline, Mass. and the marriage lasted a wonderful 72 years. Fran and John were intrinsically connected both emotionally and intellectually. Most of her married life was spent in Lexington, Ky. where she was a librarian and John, a professor at Transylvania University.

A unique woman in all aspects of her life, Fran was recognized by several organizations including the Lexington Sertoma Club, for her many contributions to the community including the Neighborly Organization of Women (WNO), Friends of the Lexington Library and United Campus Ministries. She organized a library outreach program taking books to prisons and nursing homes and she chaired and helped organize the Nursing Home Ombudsman program for WNO.

In Lexington and later, in Weathersfield, Vt., Fran was unrelenting in her dedication to anticipating and mobilizing community interest and programs. In Weathersfield, she continued her volunteer work, becoming a deacon at the Perkinsville Church, helping with the directory in the Weathersfield is Togethersfield organization, participating in the steering committee of the Friends of the Proctor Library in Ascutney, and as a member of the Weathersfield Historical Society. She also had a love for gardening and in her “spare time” she spent hours in the lovely gardens at her home.

Get Out And About:
Rummage and Bake Sale in Brownsville, Friday, Apr. 22, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Saturday, Apr. 23 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Benefits the Brownsville July 4th Festivities and West Windsor Fire Department. More information call Sherry: 802 484-9286.

Betty Smith-Mastaler Producer, VPR in Ascutney, Sunday, Apr. 24, 2 p.m..
Martin Memorial Hall Route 5, Ascutney. The Weathersfield Historical Society will host long-time Weathersfield resident, Betty Smith-Mastaler. Smith-Mastaler was and still is VPR’s first full-time employee, hired in 1976 to handle a variety of administrative aspects. Once the station began broadcasting in 1977, she also served as an on-air host. She will talk about the beginnings of VPR, the production process, and will share some of her favorite VPR Commentary Series segments. Free. Refreshments will be served. Contact: 802-674-5021.

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.

Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Friday nights at 5:30 p.m. May 6-Eric Boedtker, May 13-Peter Neri, May 20-TBA, May 27-Chris Kleeman, Jun. 3-Ali T, Jun. 10-Eric Boedtker, Jun. 17-TBA, Jun. 24-TBA, Jul. 1-Peter Neri.

Ongoing:
Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: Apr. 26, 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 www.yogisites.com/yogawithcharlotte  or  email yogawithcharlotte7@gmail.com Claremont, NH The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located at 140 North Street, across from Barnes Park. To find out more about Ahimsa, please visit www.ahimsanh.com

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 www.vcdp.org 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.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: http://www.weathersfielddirectory.org/


Have anything you want included in this news and events column-email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.