Weathersfield Weekly Blog March 22

March 22, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

Town Challenge April 8, Do you Have Your Team Ready?
Do you have your Town Challenge team together yet? The 6th annual town-wide trivia challenge is just two weeks away. Which team will have bragging rights for a year as the most knowledgeable group in town and have their name engraved on THE plaque? Meet me at the Weathersfield School on April 8 at 7 p.m. and find out. In the meantime, get your team form from Library Director, Mark and start your fundraising for the Library's Capital Campaign Fund-The Children's Room expansion project.

Of note, the Library received a $15,000 matching grant from the Byrne Foundations so any funds raised at the Challenge will be doubled with this generous grant. (Your private donations to the Library will also be matched, if you don't plan forming a team or supporting them in their fundraising efforts.)

In other town news-The Country Creemee at Downer's Four Corners has been sold to Jaime Wyman and Rob Westney. The 60 year old restaurant/ice cream shop will be called Villagers and is slated to open in a few weeks. Follow them on their Facebook page:

Weathersfield School news: Yearbook order forms and spring sports sign up sheets went home in the Friday packets. The faculty versus student basketball game on Friday, March 17 ended in a tie, 35 all. The school board is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m.. The meetings are open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The library will be hosting "Game Night" on Wednesdays beginning March 22 at 6 p.m.. More information about these programs, events and the library call 802-674-2863.

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Weathersfield Historical Society news: The Historical Society is selling raffle tickets for a beautiful 69"x 82" quilt purchased by Meredith Mayer from Shelburne Farms and donated to the Historical Society. Carolyn Van Tassel identified it as a Sampler Quilt with a pattern of a Baptist Fan. Sherry Bingham put on a backing. Tickets are $3 each. The winner will be announced at the Aug. 5, Frippery. Contact Maureen Bogosian at 603-252-0936 for more information on raffle tickets. If you have items to donate to the Frippery, contact Maureen Bogosian at 603-252-0936 or Alicia Jenks 802-263-9429, pick up and storage are available.

Weathersfield Directory update: The voters turned down supporting the directory with tax dollars but a group of dedicated volunteers plan to update the booklet anyway. They are holding a meeting on Monday, March 27 at 4 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall. If you are interested helping to continue this town tradition please join them. For more information email Lynn at

I was out and about on Saturday. My challenge was to hunt for painted sap buckets for Woodstock's Maple Madness event Saturday March 25. See my story about the event-check the side bar for the link.

More Sap Bucket photos: CLICK HERE

And on Saturday night I was at Hartland's Town Prom hosted by First Universalist Society of Hartland.

The red carpet was rolled out Saturday night in Hartland for the 4th Annual Hartland Town Prom. Over 100 guests in their Hollywood finest danced the night away to DJ Jaxon Morgan's tunes and snacked on movie popcorn and other treats served by the Red Aprons. The event was a fundraiser for the First Universalist Society of Hartland Vt.

More Prom photos: CLICK HERE

Get Out and About Events

Make Your Own Video in Ascutney April 17-19 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Weathersfield Proctor Library. Call 802-674-2863 to reserve your spot.

6th Annual Town Challenge in Ascutney April 8 7 p.m. The Weathersfield Proctor Library Fund Raising Committee and the Weathersfield Historical Society are hosting the Challenge. It's time to get your team together. Contact the library for more information at 802-674-2863.

Penny Sale in Ascutney May 6. The Weathersfield School PTA is hosting a Penny Sale, they are looking to sell 300 items at the event. Contact the school if you have something you'd like to donate, 802-674-5400.

Music and Performances

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Friday March 24 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The Elovaters; Saturday March 25 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Moxley Union/Spring Fling; Tuesday March 28 6-9 p.m. Pete Meiler; Thursday March 30 7:30-10:30 p.m. Off the Rails; Friday March 31 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Wild Earp and the Free for Alls.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. March 24: Peter Neri.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. 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.

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics: April 11, May 9, June 6, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 5, Oct. 24, Dec. 5 at the Springfield Humane Society, on Route 143. Cost is $50 for female cat and $40 for male cat. Weathersfield residents may be reimbursed up to $50 for the surgery with a limit of three pets per year. Get your SNAP form from the town office. Please call Springfield Humane Society for an appointment at 802-885-3997.

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. Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney. Classes are led by Sandy Lemois. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

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