Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Weathersfield Weekly Blog Nov. 16 #weathersfieldVT #VT


Weathersfield, VT
November 16, 2016

Weathersfield select board news: The Town is conducting an online survey about life in Weathersfield. Visit the town website to voice your opinion http://www.weathersfieldvt.org or click on the links below. The select board met on Thursday, Nov. 10 to continue their budget discussion; this meeting focused on benefits for town employees.


More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.
Survey
Survey Results


Weathersfield School news: The school's community Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 10 was a huge success. The kitchen staff Steve Lanoza and Margaret Spaulding prepared the turkey dinner, with all the fixings, for over 350 parents, grandparents, neighbors and community friends. Early relapse day on Thursday Nov. 17. Student will have lunch and be dismissed at 11:30 a.m. Parent/Teacher conferences begin at 1 p.m.. Thanksgiving break will be Nov. 23, 24, 25. For more information about these programs, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.




Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The library Trustees met on Tuesday, Nov. 8 to begin their FY2018 budget discussion. Their monthly meeting is scheduled for Thursday Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.. For more information about the library, programs or events, contact Library Director, Mark Richardson at 802-674-2863.



It was a quiet week this week compared to last week. 
On a sad note, the music world lost another great talent. Leon Russell died at the age of 74.

I was lucky to see him in 2014 at the Lebanon Opera House: performance images

On a brighter note, two of my favorite singer/songwriters are coming to the area-Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt!


I've been following these guys for a long time.

The Lebanon Opera House show on Jan. 21 is a benefit for the Rusty Berrings Skate Park in Lebanon NH. I've photographed the park too! Rusty Berrings Skate Park.
Make this park a reality, donate at: https://www.gofundme.com/lebanonnhskatepark


Lyle and John are also performing in Rutland at the Paramount Theater on Jan. 27.

Both shows are being promoted by Kirschner Concerts of Norwich, VT.


Get Out and About

Mary Holland in Hartland Thursday Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m.. Author Mary Holland discusses her book "Naturally Curious Day by Day" at the Hartland Public Library.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Nov. 18: Ali T, Nov. 25: Ken Rokicki, Dec. 2: Steve Ellis, 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. Nov. 18 9:30 p.m.: Gowanus, Nov. 19 9:30 p.m.: Coquette, Nov. 22 6-9 p.m.: Ruby Street, Nov. 25 9:30 p.m.: Strange Changes, Nov. 26 9:30 p.m.: Youngest Sun, Nov. 29 6-9 p.m.: TBA, Dec. 1 7-10 p.m. Exit 9. Dec 3 9:30 p.m. Sullivan Davis Hanscom, Dec 6 6-9 p.m.: Chris Kleeman, Dec. 8 7-10 p.m.: Joe Mitchell Porject, Dec. 10 9:30 p.m.: Tricksters.

3rd Annual Turkey Trot in Brownsville, Thursday Nov. 24 7;45 a.m. The Climb Fitness Center is hosting it's 3rd annual canine friendly 5 km fun run/walk. All dogs must be on a leash. For more information contact Climb Fitness 802-484-3511. All participants receive a free slice of local pie, provided by The Maple Kitchen at Holiday Inn Club Vacations® at Ascutney Mountain Resort.

Zacks Place Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Woodstock, Thursday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. %km run/walk around historic Woodstock. Registration closes Nov. 23. More information call 802-457-5868.

Cookies and Cocktails Cooking Class in Perkinsville, Saturday Dec. 3 10 a.m.. The Inn at Weathersfield is hosting holiday cooking class. Contact the Inn for more information at 802-263-9217.

Brownsville Christmas Bazaar in West Windsor, Saturday Dec. 3 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Town Hall. The ladies of the United Methodist Women's group will be offering lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information call 802-484-3200.


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 1879 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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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Weathersfield Weekly Blog Nov. 9 #weathersfieldvt #vt


Weathersfield VT
November 9, 2016


Weathersfield select board news: Did you know you can sign up for automatic tax payment? The second installment of our town property tax was due Nov. 9, in case you forgot. Going forward, you can enroll in an automatic payment program. Contact the town accountant, Colin Bulter for more information. In an effort to improve fire safety in town, a new dry hydrant near Gulf Rd and Plains RD was recently installed. The Town of Weathersfield, West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department, Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department and the landowners of 1335 Gulf Road joined together on this project that was funded with help from the Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force.


Weathersfield School news: The Emperor's New Clothes at Windsor High School Dec. 7. The WS K-4 students will be attending this production. Students will have lunch, early recess and then board the bus to be at the high school by 11:45. Parents are invited as chaperones and are welcome to ride the bus. Please let the office know if you'd like to chaperone. If you are chaperoning and driving your own car and want to take your child with you after the play, you must have written permission into the office before leaving for the event. Pumpkins Donated-Monday, Oct. 31 Farmer Richard Craig donated around 100 squash and 50 pumpkins to the school. The squash will be used for lunch and Thanksgiving baskets. For more information about these programs, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.


Another week filled with theater and events. So many great performances happening around us right now.

Thursday night I took in a preview performance of the "Choir Boy" at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. The show is produced by JAG Productions (Jarvis Antonio Green) and ArtisTree and runs through Nov. 20.

Choir Boy, a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, takes place at the Charles R. Drew Prep for Boys and centers on an ambitious student, Pharus Young who wants to lead the school's choir.



Of local note: Kevin Fitzpatrick (Brownsville) is the Technical Director and Holly Levison (Woodstock) is the Costume Designer.

The acting and the music were so wonderful and experiencing the set alone was worth the price of admission. Get your Tickets

More Images: HERE

Friday night, I sat in the balcony of the Lebanon Opera House for the Trumbull Hall Troupe's production of Legally Blonde. (Sorry this show only ran last weekend-get on their mailing list so you don't miss any of their future productions.)






Tickets for Trumbull Hall productions are by donation; the proceeds support three Upper Valley charities: Zienzele Foundation, CHaD, and Upper Valley Haven.

More Images: HERE


Saturday I headed over to Suicide Six Ski Area to cover the community picnic hosted by the Woodstock Inn and Resort. The event was a fundraiser for the ArtisTree and Woodstock Ski Runners.



More Images: HERE

Saturday night we drove to Hartford CT and finally got to check out the Infinity Music Hall there. We've been to a number of shows at the Norfolk venue but none at the Hartford one. Nice place to see a show!
Our first at this venue was Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. We've been following SSJ since 1980 and will continue to see him as long as he tours. Always a great party.


Unfortunately, I only had my small point and shoot camera for this show. The Gary Douglas Band opened with a rocking 45 minute set.

More Images: HERE

Take 'em Away
What do you do if your ski lift has been upgraded? If you are the Woodstock Inn and Resort, you donate the old lift chairs to Woodstock Ski Runners so they can sell them to raise funds for their Friday "Learn to Ski Program" and their Alpine Race Team. 58 chairs were sold at $350 a piece. Two will be auctioned off in March at the Woodstock Ski Runners Winter Celebration and one "The Golden Chair" will be raffled off at the season finale Slush Cup Race. "We are so thankful for the generosity that the Woodstock Inn (and Resort) has shown by donating these chairs to us" said Peter Brooke, Ski Runners Board of Directors.


More Images: HERE


Woodstock Ski Runners Kick Off

Sunday, the Woodstock Ski Runners hosted their Season Kick-Off and BBQ.



More Images: HERE


A funny thing happened on my way to covering Voting...hay bales on fire closed the ramp to I 91 in Hartland.








West Windsor Voted!





Get Out and About
Veterans Day in 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.

Potluck and Programs-1927 Flood in Vermont in Perkinsville, Tuesday Nov. 15, noon at Perkinsville VT Community Church Vestry on Route 106. Please bring canned goods for the Food Shelf. The program will be on the 1927 Flood in Vermont. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman at 802-263-5245.

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

3rd Annual Turkey Trot in Brownsville, Thursday Nov. 24 7;45 a.m. The Climb Fitness Center is hosting it's 3rd annual canine friendly 5 km fun run/walk. All dogs must be on a leash. For more information contact Climb Fitness 802-484-3511. All participants receive a free slice of local pie, provided by The Maple Kitchen at Holiday Inn Club Vacations® at Ascutney Mountain Resort.

Zacks Place Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Woodstock, Thursday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. %km run/walk around historic Woodstock. Registration closes Nov. 23. More information call 802-457-5868.

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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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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