Weathersfield Weekly May 17

May 17, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

Weathersfield Parks and Recreation have announced their fifth annual Weathersfield hikes schedule. See below for dates and times. In between rain drops, I put out the hummingbird feeders and immediately a male was sitting and sipping. Got the garden turned over-thanks Jay. And I'm ready to put in some seeds. The seedlings are in the garage waiting to be planted.

This weekend I saw a great Cajun band, visited a children's room in the Norman Williams Public Library and watched some really fast people run 6.1 miles in Woodstock.

The Revelers returned to New England and to Manchester Vt. on Friday night. Last time through they played at Billsville House Concerts. Friday they played at the Inn at Manchester but the show was put on by Billsville. 120 tickets had pre-sold and there were many walk-ups to the newly renovated barn.

I was up early Saturday to cover the 11th annual running of the Road to the Pogue in Woodstock. The 6.1 mile course wound it's way around the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park. William McGovern from Stowe, Vt, won the men's race with a gun time of 42:27 and Alicia Freese from Burlington, Vt. won the women's race with a gun time of 42:54, she was also second overall. 304 runners crossed the finish line.

I hopped over to the Norman Williams Public Library to check out their newly renovated Kidspace Children's Room. They did a really nice job sprucing the space up.

Weathersfield select board news: The select board met on May 1. There was discussion about putting a second compactor at the transfer station. Former select board member, John Arrison objected to this measure saying it would be difficult to have two employees overseeing the two compactors. He also objected to the plan to ship food waste. Town manager, Ed Morris said the obtaining permits for onsite composting would be extremely difficult to get. Select board chair, Kelly Murphy asked for more information about local composting. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Thanks go out to Clayre Waters and Christy Chamberlain for volunteering to maintain the gardens around the school. They've weeded and will soon be planting more flowers. School Report Night will be held on Tuesday, May 30 5-6 p.m., pizza, salad, drinks, and dessert will be served in the AP room. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Get Out and About Events

WS Dance and Graduation in Ascutney. The annual 7 and 8 grade dance-Friday, May 19 7-10 p.m. Graduation-Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in the gym.

Lower Perkinsville to the Grout Cemetery Hike in Perkinsville Sunday, May 21 2 p.m. The Weathersfield Historical Society is sponsoring a hike in the Army Corps reservoir area. Leaders will point out locations of homesteads, farms, and covered bridges that existed before construction of the North Springfield dam. Meet at the Army Corps parking area at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville. Call 802-885-9517 for further information.

An Evening in Paris Dinner in Windsor Saturday, May 20 6-8:30 p.m. The Village at Cedar Hill is hosting a very special night of music, fine dining and fun to benefit the Windsor High School World Language Program. Cocktails, appetizers, and a silent auction with prizes donated by local businesses. A French dinner will be prepared by Chef John Vigneault. Tickets: $25 pp and space is limited. Tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information call Cedar Hill at 802-674-2254.

Night of 1000 Stars in Ascutney Friday, May 26 6:30 p.m. The Friends of Weathersfield Proctor library are hosting a night of community readings at the library. Readers include Earl Small, Christina Gregory, Rika Henderson, Debbie Gibbs and Heather Shand.

Music and Performances

Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. Saturday, May 20 8 p.m. Judy Collins.

The Engine Room in White River Junction. May 19 7:30 p.m. Spanish Guitar with Stuart Ross Johnson; May 25 9 p.m. Club Steam Dance Night; May 26 7:30 p.m. Dylan Keith and Chris Von Staats;

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: May19 Ben Fuller, May 26 Erik Boedtker.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont NH. May 19 8-11 p.m. Mark and Deb Bond; May 20 Tirade 8-11 p.m.; May 25 7-10 p.m. Kid Pinky; May 26 7-10 p.m. RC Thomas.

Weathersfield School Concerts and Programs in Ascutney. May 26 8:15-9:15 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony for K-8.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. May 18 TDB; May 19 9 p.m. My So Called Band (90s tribute night); May 20 9:30 p.m. TOAST; May 23 6 p.m. Rough and Tumble.

Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: Perkinsville Lower Valley May 21 2 p.m. Becky Tucker is leading this historic tour; Cathedral Rocks Saturday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.; The Ancient Hemlocks Saturday, June 17 9:30 a.m.; Tucker Trail Lookout Saturday, June 24, 9:30 a.m.; Little Ascutney Saturday, July 1 9:30 a.m.; To the Cabin Sunday, August 12 11:30 a.m.; Ferry Road and the Connecticut River Saturday, September 2 5 p.m.; Cooks Pond Loop Saturday, September 23, 9:30 a.m.; Ascutney Mountain Saturday, October 7 9 a.m.

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: 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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