Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog March 29

March 29, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.


Weathersfield select board news: Kirk Shields from Green Mountain Power (GMP) explained, at the March 20 select board, meeting the proposed microgrid project to be constructed on 20 - 25 acres of land owned by the Hodgdons on Route 5 south of Ascutney. The project will combine a large solar array (16,000 panels) with battery storage. He said the project is designed to increase reliability and to provide energy during peak demand times or when the grid is impacted during severe storms. At this stage GMP is seeking comments from the public to help fine-tune the project. 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: Thanks go out to the Blake Family (Carol, Shawn and Kameron) they asked Walmart for a donation to the WS Athletic Program for new basketballs. Walmart donated $100 and Kameron Blake, Grade 4, added his own money to purchase 10 new basketballs for the program. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: Two Trustees appeared before the Zoning Board (ZBA) for a variance for the construction of the expanded children's room at the library. A variance is needed for the south property border. The ZBA has 45 days to make their decision. More information about the library call 802-674-2863.



Get Out and About Events

Scottish Fair at Newberry Market in White River Junction April 1 10 a.m. The Scottish Club of the Twin States NH/VT is hosting an all day fair at Newberry Market, Main St. WRJ. This all-day, family-friendly, free event will feature Scottish foods, crafts, music, travel opportunities, whisky tasting, dancing , wool demonstrations and goods, with live sheep expected.

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.

WS Honors Dinner in Ascutney Thursday, April 13 5- 6:30 p.m. for all 5-8 honor and high honors recipients. Invitations will be sent out his week.

Villagers (formerly the Country Creemee at Downer's Four Corners) opens April 22. Follow them on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/villagersicecream/.

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

Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. April 1 8 p.m. April Fool's Dance party with Frydaddy.

Freight House in White River Junction. April 8 9 p.m.-1 a.m. 18+ Fairies and Rainbows Dance Party, April 14 8 p.m. Brooks Hubbard and Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes all ages-kids under 12 free, May 13 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Off the Rails Open Game Day.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Closed for Mud Season.

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.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. 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.



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 vcdp.org 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.

Need to Find a Business in Weathersfield: weathersfielddirectory.org.


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