Weathersfield Weekly Blog April 26

April 26, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

I believe it really is spring! I've started to uncover my perennial beds and everywhere I hike I'm seeing hepatica and colt's foot. I was in Manchester, Vermont on Sunday evening and the black fly are out there-Oh Boy! Congratulations to Villagers for their successful Grand Opening on Saturday. Word on social media is the food is great and their pricing is very reasonable. I'll have to get over there ASAP. Heard their grilled cheese is to die for!

Weathersfield select board news: The select board met Monday, April 17. There was extensive discussion about the revised Town Plan. There appeared to be many typos and incorrect assessments. The discussion will continue on May 1. Hopefully a clean copy of the plan will be available at that time. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Trustees were scheduled to host a pre-bid conference on Tuesday, April 25 for contractors to look over the plans for the Children's Room expansion. Sealed bids will be received until 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9. More information about the library call 802-674-2863.

Photos By Nanci news: On Sunday, April 30 from noon-3 p.m. Photos By Nanci will be hosting a booth at the Vermont Bridal Show at the Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Mount Ascutney in West Windsor , Vt.

If a wedding is in your future or you know someone getting married...this bridal show is what you have been looking for! 
Area vendors on hand to answer your questions and book your wedding date! From photographers to DJ’s we have it covered in one place. Bring your bridal party for an afternoon of catching up and seeing what’s new in wedding trends with local businesses.

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Other Photos By Nanci news:
Working on a story for the Vermont Standard about a sculpture in Woodstock, Vt., I got to interview two artists from our area. Mary Eldredge from Springfield, Vt. and Jeffrey Sass from White River Junction/Hartford, Vt.

Mary created the "Angel of Bethesda" in 1965 for her Master of Fine Arts while studying in Florence Italy.

Jeffrey is a local sculptor and metal artist who restored the angel to her original glory.

Jeff is also an amazing artist who re-purposes metal in gorgeous works of art.

While freelancing for the Valley News Enterprise Business Magazine,  got to meet an amazing woman. Shanna Moody, owner of A Shining Success in Claremont, NH.

Saturday we attended a Billsville House Concert in Manchester, Vt.. We saw Bridget Kearney (Lake Street Dive) performed with her band: Benjamin Lazar Davis (Cuddle Magic, BAWA), Sarah K. Pedonotti (Lip Talk, Okkervil River), and Alwyn Robinson (Sugar Sugar, Leftover Salmon) PLUS Margaret Glaspy playing guitar.

Fit Club-Benjamin Lazar Davis and Sarah K. Pedonotti opened the show.

More photos from the show, click HERE

Next up for Billsville: The Revelers May 12 at the Inn at Manchester. Check these guys out on my YouTube Billsville House Concert Playlist!

Get Out and About Events

“We Remember – Before and After the North Springfield Flood Control Project” in Ascutney at Martin Memorial Hall, April 30 at 2 p.m The Weathersfield Historical Society will host a town hall-type meeting in which the public is urged to come tell and listen to stories, experiences, and reminiscences about farm and village life, businesses and bridges, and swimming holes and skating ponds before and after the construction of the flood control dam. Refreshments will be served, and the new Historical Society publication with the above title will be available for purchase for $15.

Penny Sale in Ascutney May 6, doors open at noon, sale begins at 2 p.m.. 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.

Mother's Day Plant Sale in Ascutney, Saturday May 13 8 a.m. at the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department Station. Cocoa mulch available. Contact 802-674-5021

LuLaPalooza Mother's Day Edition in White River Junction, Saturday May 13 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Newberry Market.

WS Dance and Graduation in Ascutney Grad. Dance-Friday, May 19 7-10 p.m. Graduation-Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in the gym.

WS BBQ and Dance in Ascutney Friday, June 16 4-6 p.m. The school is hosting a faculty vs. 8th graders softball game, a BBQ and a family dance. The event will also serve to thank all the school volunteers.

Music and Performances

Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. Sunday, May 7 7 p.m. Session American; Saturday, May 20 8 p.m. Judy Collins.

Freight House in White River Junction. 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.: April 28 Jesse Peters, May 5 Ali T, April 12 Steve Ellis, April 19 Ben Fuller, April 26 Erik Boedtker.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. April 28 7 p.m. Get The Led Out, May 11 10 a.m. Biscuit.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont NH. April 27 6-9 p.m. Jim Hollis; April 28 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Conniption Fits; April 29 8-11 p.m. Moxley Union.

Weathersfield School Concerts and Programs in Ascutney 6-7 p.m. May 10 K-8 Spring Concert; May 26 8:15-9:15 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony for K-8. The Weathersfield School Drama Club will perform a musical called "Wipe Out", on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in the gym. They will also perform for the entire school on Monday, May 1at 1p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. April 27 7:30 p.m. Wild Roots; April 28 9:30 p.m. Faux in Love; April 29 9:30 p.m. Bangko Disco; May 2 6 p.m. Johnny O; May 4 7:30 p.m. Robt Sarazin Blake with Ruthless Mike; May 5, 9 p.m. Soul Fix; May 5 10 p.m. Funkwagon.

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: 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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