Weathersfield Weekly Blog, August 30

August 30, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

It's back to school time. Can you believe that summer is over? Where did the weeks go? So starting Thursday, Aug. 31-watch for school buses and be sure to leave more time for your morning commutes.

Weathersfield School news: The school will host a Welcome Back Coffee Hour Thursday Aug. 31 from 8-9 a.m. in the A.P. room. The Welcome Back school assembly will be Thursday Aug. 31 1:45 -2:15 p.m. A second service dog will be joining the school, be sure to notify the school if your child has allergies to dogs. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

I covered the Woodstock History Center's Excursion to Rum Street on Sunday. A 1.25 mile self-guided hike into Vondell Reservoir. The area known as Rum Street is where Charles M. Cobb grew up and wrote extensively in his diaries about farm life as a teenager in Vermont in the 1800s.

More photos from the event: CLICK HERE

My Concert Scene

Went to the Flying Monkey in Plymouth, NH and saw Mayer, Kirby, Mayer.
Scott Kirby

Peter Mayer

Gary Green, Scott Kirby, Pete Mayer and Brendan Mayer

More photos from the show: CLICK HERE

Get Out and About Events

Horse and Mule Ride in Springfield, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 2 and 3. Check in 8 a.m. Hartland Riding Club is hosting two rides each day at the Springfield Dam Ride (US Army Corps of Engineers North Springfield Lake) For more information contact Lisa Keeley, ride manager at 802-263-5323.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Springfield Saturday, Sept. 9 and 16 The Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring free events for the collection and safe disposal of household hazardous wastes for residents and small businesses from Andover, Athens, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor. Businesses must pre-register and will be charged for disposal costs. The collections will be held at the Springfield Transfer Station from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on September 9 and at the Goodyear building in Windsor from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on September 16. Bring in a mercury fever thermometer and receive a new digital fever thermometer. For more information, call 674-9235 or visit for a list of what to bring.

Friend of Weathersfield Proctor Library Meeting in Ascutney Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Contact the library for more information.

Pickle Cooking Class in Perkinsville Saturday, Sept. 9 Inn at Weathersfield Chef Michael Ehlenfeldt will host a class of pickling an canning. Reservations (802) 263-9217

4th Annual Chief's Classic in Springfield Sunday, Sept. 24 9 a.m. Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual golf tournament. Early registration discount available. Contact the station for more information.

2nd Annual Weathersfield Festival in Perkinsville Saturday, Sept. 30 Hoisington Field 8 a.m.-3p.m.. To learn more about the event, become a vendor or have other questions contact town manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626.

Veterans Chicken BBQ in Ascutney, Saturday, Sept. 30. Benefit for the Veterans Memorial Committee. Chicken dinners until they run out. Martin Memorial Hall.

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Sept.1 Steve Ellis, Spet. 8 Erik Boedtker, Sept. 15 Closed for wedding, Sept. 22 Ali T., Sept. 29 Peter Neri.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 Slipknot-Day of the Gusano, Sept. 8 The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute; Sept. 9 Coig; Sept. 12 May it Last-A Portrait of the Avett Brothers; Sept. 23 North Country Chordsmen; Sept. 28 Stephen Stills and Judy Collins; Sept. 30 Swan Lake-Russian Grand Ballet.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Aug, 31 6 p.m. Evelyn Cormeier, Sept. 7 Charlie Christos, Sept. 14 Brian Warren, Sept. 15 Ben Fuller, Sept. 22 Erin Harpe, Sept. 28 Erik Boedtker.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Aug. 31 7:30 p.m. The Zookeepers; Sept. 1 9:30 p.m. The Mangroves; Sept. 2 9:30 p.m. The Damn Truth; Sept. 5 6 p.m. Strangled Darlings; Sept. 7 7:30 p.m. Johnny O and the Accordion Guy; Sept. 8 9:30 p.m. Derek and the Demons.

Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: 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: 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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