Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog April 5


April 5, 2016
Weathersfield, Vt.


Great news for animal lovers and friends, Springfield Animal Hospital is fully operational in their temporary location at 368 River St (with the exception of boarding and grooming) and have begun on call for after hours emergencies service again. Call 802-885-2505 to make an appointment for your pet.

The Weathersfield Directory is back in the business of sharing businesses in Weathersfield. Sign up sheets, to be included in the Directory, are available now. Email WeathersfieldDirectory@gmail.com or call 802-738-7413 to have your business listed.

So how did you do in our April Fools snow storm, we got about two feet of heavy wet snow and lost power for about eight hours-so much fun. But Monday was Opening Day at Fenway Park so Spring and Summer must be right around the corner-right? Before the snow came my girlfriend in Windsor told me her dogs were already picking up ticks-great. So what's worse cold and snow or ticks and mud?

We're moving closer to the grand opening of Villagers at Downer's Four Corners and the return from Mud Season closing of the Inn at Weathersfield. Maybe Spring is really here.

Friday night I attended a benefit concert at the Briggs Opera House. Darlingside performed with proceeds going to The Rusty Berrings Skatepark in Lebanon NH. The show was a Yellow House Media and Kirschner Concerts production.

Darlingside

Darlingside

Darlingside

More Darlingside videos
Yellow House Media Show Videos
Rusty Berrings Skatepark photos


Saturday, April Fools Day, I went to Northampton MA to the Iron Horse to see Chuck Prophet, the Bottle Rockets opened the show. They don't like photography during the shows so I only used my cell phone discretely. Photos and video clips are posted here.


Sunday I went to a house concert in Manchester, Vt.. Billsville House Concerts brought back Anais Mitchell who was joined by Michael Chorney. The show was opened by Reed Foehl.

Reed Foehl

Reed Foehl

Reed Foehl, Anais Mitchell and Michael Chorney
More photos of Reed: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Reed-Foehl/Billsville-2017/





Reed Foehl Videos and Billsville House Concert Videos


Anais Mitchell

Michael Chorney and Anais Mitchell

Michael Chorney, Reed Foehl and Anais Mitchell


Anais Mitchell Videos



 In the How Cool is This Cateogry...
Monday a few clips of one of my videos appeared on WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston CHRONICLE. Profiles: PeterWolf  3:05 and 3:31. Check it out. Too bad they misspelled my name.

Now News You Can Use





Weathersfield School news: Weathersfield Geography Team earned third place in the Vermont Principals Association Geography Bee held in Windsor on Wednesday, March 29. This competition determines which school in our supervisory union will advance to the state regional meet next month. Teams of fifth through eighth grade students competed. Hartland took first, Albert Bridge second, Weathersfield third, and Windsor fourth. Congratulation to Team Hartland and to John MacLachlan, Jasmine Martens, Zed McNaughton and Hunter Watkins for representing Weathersfield School. Participating in their final competition before graduating: John, Hunter, and Jasmine. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.




Get Out and About Events



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.




Mother's Day Plant Sale in Ascutney, Saturday May 13 8 a.m. at the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department Station.

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
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.

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 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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