Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog Jan 18


Weathersfield VT
January 18, 2017

We're three weeks into 2017 and we're ready to inaugurate a new President and Vice President and usher in a new cabinet. This change of political power will certainly come with a change of philosophy. I for one am very interested to see how this presidency will play out. It could be quite earth shaking or it could be status quo. Let's try to enter these next few months with open minds. Remember, we're all in this together.

Weathersfield select board news: The select board met for a special meeting on Thursday, Jan 12 to continue their budget discussions and to set agenda items for future meetings. 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: The annual High School Fair is scheduled for Feb. 14 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the AP Room. This event is open to the public. For more information about this program, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Trustees will hold their regular monthly meeting on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 7p.m.. The Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library will be holding their meeting to discuss their bylaws on Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. For more information about the library, programs or events, contact Library Director, Mark Richardson at 802-674-2863.

Fire Commission
news: Town manager Ed Morris presented the draft language for an article to be placed on the upcoming Town Meeting warrant that would ask the voters to authorize the Select Board to move forward with establishing a fire district. Many questions came up from both Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department and West Weathersfield Fire Department. TM Morris stated that this article would only authorize the Select Board to move forward with the idea, but that it in no way guaranteed that the fire district would be established. In the end the vote was unanimous to place the article on the March ballot.

Another busy week for our fire fighters.
A Chimney fire in Perkinsville on Sunday.


And an oil spill at Jiffy Mart on Tuesday.


Get Out and About

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Jan. 20: Chris Kleeman, Jan. 27: Dave Clark, Feb. 3: Steve Ellis.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Jan 19 7:30-10:30 p.m. Down Cellar; Jan 20 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. TOAST; Jan 21 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Stone Cold Roosters; Jan 24 6-9 p.m. Richie Hackett; Jan 26 7:30-9:30 p.m. Brian Warren and Friends; Jan 27 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Trichomes; Jan 28 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Riddim Vigil.

Weathersfield School Concerts and Programs in Ascutney 6-7 p.m. Feb. 15 K-4 Winter Concert; Feb 16 5-8 Winter Concert; (Feb 17 Snow date for either Winter Concert); May 9 K-4 Spring Concert; May 10 5-8 Spring Concert; May 26 8:15-9:15 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony for K-8.

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.

French Wine Dinner in Perkinsville Jan. 21 6 p.m. The Inn at Weathersfield is hosting a French Wine Dinner, contact the Inn for more details at 802-263-9127

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.

Winterize Your Body Through Food Cooking Class in Perkinsville Jan. 28 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. with Ayurvedia instructor Lini Mazumdar of Anjali Farms in Londonderry, VT at the Inn at Weathersfield's Hidden Kitchen. Call 802-263-9217 to reserve your space, this will sell out.

Breakfast for Dinner in Ascutney Saturday, Feb. 4 5-7 p.m. Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department
is hosting a Breakfast for Dinner at Martin Memorial Hall. Dinner includes scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage gravy on biscuits, bacon, home fries, fresh fruit salad and dessert. Adults $10, children 5-12 $5 and under 5 are free.

Weathersfield Planning Commission Public Hearings on the Town Plan are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6 and Monday, Feb 20 at 7 p.m. For more information contact Hal Wilkins, Land Use Administrator at 802-674-2626.

Ongoing Events

Shakespeare's Richard III in Ascutney Wednesdays Jan 18-Feb.22 at 630 p.m. at the Weathersfield Proctor Library. A group discussion led by Patti Arrison.

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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