Weathersfield Weekly Blog Feb 22

February 22, 2017
Weathersfield, Vermont
Good Day Mate! We're just back from two weeks in Australia. Why Australia you ask, well, we went to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. We saw four shows, two in Sydney and two in Brisbane. In between the shows we explored the area around both cities. I'll be posting about our adventures on my blog. It was really fun. The weather was great. Temperatures were in the 80s and 90s every day (it's their summer Down Under). We monitored all the storms that were happening back home and were somewhat prepared for the snow amounts but when we finally got home after 30 hours of travel on Friday night our jaws dropped when we saw all the snow on our deck. Then the temperatures began to rise and it was mud season and the sap was running. This is crazy weather people. Am I asking too much to have winter be winter at least for a little bit, then turn Spring? This back and forth stuff is driving me crazy. Your thoughts?

Weathersfield select board news: The select board was scheduled to meet on Tuesday Feb. 21, their final meeting before Town Meeting on Saturday, March 4 at the Weathersfield School in Ascutney Town Meeting Schedule: School meeting 10 a.m., Fire Services discussion at 1 p.m. and Town Meeting at 1:30 p.m.. The town website has all the information and links to the Warning and the Annual Town Report. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Kindergarten screening for incoming students will be held on March 31, all day. Any student who will be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017 can make an appointment for screening. The school has had five snow days so far this winter season. March 10 will now be an early release day. Students will be released at 11:30 a.m. and parent teacher conferences will begin at 12:30 p.m.. March 22 will also be an early release day at 11:30 a.m.. The last day of school is scheduled to be June 19 unless more snow days need to be made up. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Get Out and About Events

Annual WES Science Fair in Ascutney Thursday March 2 5:30-6:46 p.m. The Grade Eight Science class is hosting the Annual Science Fair. All welcome.

WES Faculty/Staff vs. Student basketball game in Ascutney Friday, March 17 at 1:15 p.m. The faculty will take on the 8th grade basketball players for an afternoon of fun and competition. All welcome.

Weathersfield Select Board Public Hearing on the Town Plan in Ascutney are scheduled for Monday, March 6 and March 20 at 7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall. For more information contact Hal Wilkins, Land Use Administrator at 802-674-2626.

Music and Performances

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Feb. 24 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Band of the Land; Feb. 25 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Party Crashers; Tuesday Feb 28 6-9 p.m. Mike Parker and Ali T; Thursday march 2 7:30-10:30 White Steer; Friday March 3 9:30-12:30 Sullivan Hanscom and Davis; Saturday march 4 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Gully Boys; Tuesday March 7 6-9 p.m. Kenny Ebell; Thursday March 9 7:30-10:30 Stuart Ross and the Temp Agency; Friday March 10 9:30p.m.-12:30 a.m. Black Mountain Symphony; Saturday March 11 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Dr. No, James Bond Night.

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

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH 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.

Weathersfield School Concerts and Programs in Ascutney 6-7 p.m. 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.

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 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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