Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly March 1


February 1, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.
Welcome back from February Vacation. As we put February behind us, our thoughts are turning to Spring Projects. Maple Sap collection, indoor seed planting, garden planning, spring house cleaning and paying our taxes. Taxes-speaking of taxes-town meeting is on Saturday, March 4 at the school. The weather looks good so far, clear but cold. If you cannot attend town meeting in person you can watch live on SAPA-TV (http://www.sapatv.org/). I'm hoping to attend but it's also Special Olympics Vermont (SOVT) weekend at Suicide Six in Woodstock-I photograph these athletes every year and have so much fun. Organizers are always looking for folks to volunteer if you have any time to give. But be prepared for some laughs and hugs. Maybe see you at the Winter Games or maybe see you at town meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Weathersfield select board news: The select board will be holding the town portion of town meeting beginning at 1:30 p.m. at the school and will adjourn until Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. for Australian Ballot voting at Martin Memorial Hall. Most articles on the Warning and officers will be elected by ballot on Tuesday. Town Reports were mailed out a few weeks ago. If you did not receive one contact the town manager or download it from the town website: weathersfield.org. 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: The school board is holding their annual meeting on Saturday March, 4 at 10 a.m. at the school. The budget will be voted on and officers elected on Tuesday during Australian balloting. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.


Travel Blog: Our Australia Adventure. I've been posting to my blog all about our recent trip to Australia.


We were in Australia for close to two weeks and saw some very cool things. Click on Koala or Kangaroo to visit my blog.

We also saw four Bruce Springsteen shows! Two in Sydney and two in Brisbane.







And don't forget to...
Town Meeting
Saturday March 4 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7 10 a.m.-7 p.m.



Get Out and About Events

Turkey and Biscuits Dinner in Ascutney Saturday, March 4 5 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall. Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association is hosting a turkey supper. Turkey, biscuits, homemade desserts. Take available. Adults $10.00, children (5-12) $5.00, children 5 and under are free. 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. 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. March 10: Steve Ellis, March 17: Jessie Peters, March 24: Peter Neri.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH March 3-5 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.

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.

Have anything you want included in this news and events column? Email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.