Weathersfield Weekly Blog Feb. 1

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Weathersfield Vermont

In case your calendar isn't marked, the third installment of your town tax is due Wednesday, Feb. 8. Also, remember our town now meets on Saturday for our Annual Town Meeting not on Monday night before the Town Australian Ballot voting. So mark you calendar for Saturday, March 4.

Weathersfield select board news: The select board called a special meeting for Monday, Jan. 30 to review and approve the FY2018 budget and approve the warning for the annual town meeting on Saturday, March 4. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: The school district annual meeting has been warned for Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m. at the school and Tuesday, March 7 at Martin Memorial Hall for the Australian Ballot voting. For more information about this program, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Police Department: The police reported that on Jan. 25 around 2 a.m. the Downers Store was burglarized. Two subjects entered the store after shattering the front doors glass. The two subjects were in the store less than four minutes and removed cigarettes. The vehicle was a dark colored GMC extended cab truck. Any person with information is asked to contact the Weathersfield Police Department. 

Friday night Jan. 27, we took in the Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt show at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland, Vermont.

Saturday night was our last Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt show this tour at the Calvin Theatre, Northampton, Massachusetts.
These shows are always entertaining and each night is different. You never know what you'll get from these two extremely talented singer-songwriters.

Sunday, I met my girlfriend for brunch at Mickey's Roadside Cafe in Enfield, New Hampshire. Then headed over to Shaker Bridge Theatre to see "Love Alone." A very powerful play about doctors, patients, and grieving; it runs through Feb. 5.

Get Out and About

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Feb 2 9:30-10:30 p.m. Exit 9 Blues Band; Feb. 3 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Rumblecats; Feb 4 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Equalites; Feb. 7 6-9 p.m. Steve Hartmann; Feb. 9 7:30-10:30 p.m. John Lackard; Feb. 10 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Pilgrims CD Release Party; Feb. 11 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Twisted Knickers; Feb. 14 6-9 p.m. Hannah Hoffman; Feb. 16 7:30-10:30 p.m. Shugamakers; Feb 17 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The Road Trash Band, 80's Hair Night Contest; Feb. 18 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Binger; Feb. 21 6-9 p.m. Ruby Street; Feb. 23 7:30-10:30 p.m. Still Hill; Feb. 24 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Band of the Land; Feb. 25 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m..

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m Feb. 3: Steve Ellis, Feb. 10: Ali T, Feb. 17 Draa Hobbs, Feb. 24: Peter Neri, March 3: Ali T.

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 Select Board Public Hearings on the Town Plan in Ascutney are scheduled for Monday, Feb. 6 and Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall. For more information contact Hal Wilkins, Land Use Administrator at 802-674-2626.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH Feb. 7 10 a.m. Story Pirates, Feb. 11 7:30 p.m. Mike McDonald's Comedy Xxtravaganza, Feb. 14 7:30 p.m. An Evening with Garrison Keillor, March 3 7:30 p.m. NCCT: Once on this Island, March 17 8 p.m. Boston Irish Comedy Tour, April 9 3 p.m. Symphony NH: Smetana and Dvorak, April 27 10 a.m. Arcattack, May 11 10 a.m. Biscuit.

Annual High School Fair in Ascutney Tuesday Feb. 14 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Weathersfield School AP Room. This event is open to the public.

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.

1879 Schoolhouse Volunteer Work Day in Perkinsville Saturday, Feb. 18. No special skills needed. Call Matt Keniston at 802-263-5300 to sign up or get more information.

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 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.

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