Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog Jan. 4 #weathersfieldvt #vt



Weathersfield VT
January 4, 2017

Happy New Year! Well, 2017 is here. The children are back in school and parents are rejoicing (until February.) Are you making resolutions? I never really do; it's always seemed a weird thing to do on the last night of the year but some folks get really serious about the odd custom. I've seen so many resolve to do things in the coming year posted on various social media platforms that I'm wondering if the world will change or to quote the band U2 "Nothing changes on New Year's day." If nothing else, 2017 will be an interesting year in politics. The political arena is shaping up to be one of the most complex I think I've ever faced in my lifetime. Check back with me in June and we'll see how we've faired through half the year. On a happy note, my seed catalogs are arriving so I can start planning by garden. Cheers!

Weathersfield select board news: The select board agenda has been posted online and they are meeting Thursday night Jan. 5 at Martin Memorial Hall at 7 p.m. I'll report on the meeting 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: Classes are back in session. For more information about these programs, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: Shakespeare's Richard III group discussion led by Patti Arrison begins on Wednesday, Jan. 18 through Feb. 22 6:30-8 p.m.For more information about the library, programs or events, contact Library Director, Mark Richardson at 802-674-2863.


My adventures this week...
I attended a performance of Recycled Percussion at the Lebanon Opera House on Wednesday, Dec. 28.



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On Friday, Dec. 30 a structure Fire in Perkinsville at Upper Falls Rd. 14 area fire companies responded.



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I rang in the New Year at a Party at The Engine Room in White Rive Junction with Woodsmith and Hersch. 



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New Year's Day, Springfield Vt. man was charged with aggravated careless and negligent operation and attempting to elude after speeding on the Weathersfield Center Road and crashing his vehicle.



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A look at Mount Ascutney, just because...



Get Out and About

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Jan. 6: Draa Hobbs, Jan. 13: Ali T, Jan. 20: Chris Kleeman, Jan. 27: Dave Clark, Feb. 3: Steve Ellis.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. No updates as of press time.

Yellow House Media Shows in White River Junction: 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 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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