Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog August 9


August 9, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.


A shout out to Lisa Curry Mair she received the highest award as traditional artisan in this year's Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Her work is showcased in the August 2017 edition of Early American Life magazine. Mair creates custom canvas murals and floorcloths using her own originals designs and she also reproduces classic floorcloths.

Weathersfield select board news: The select board met Monday, Aug. 7. Meeting highlights will be reported here next week. 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 meets on Monday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 p.m. The is a K-8 soccer clinic Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m.. School re-opens Thursday, Aug. 31. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Library Trustees meet on Thursday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.. For more information about the library, the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library or other questions call 802-674-2863.

Last Thursday night we went to Feast and Field Market in Barnard, Vt. to see our friends Chris Hersch and Celia Woodsmith Boyd perform as the band Say Darling.
 Chris Hersch on guitar.

 Celia Woodsmith Boyd on vocals and guitars.

Chris Hersch

 Say Darling band.

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Friday night we hit the Briggs Opera House to see Nashville Legends, a show hosted by Yellow House Media featuring Jim Rooney, Pat Alger and Chris Brashear.
 Jim Rooney, Pat Alger and Chris Brashear

 Pat Alger

 Jim Rooney

Chris Brashear

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On Saturday I covered the open house at ArtisTree's The Grange Theatre in Pomfret for the Vermont Standard. The Teago Grange Hall was renovated into a 100 seat air conditioned theatre space with state of the art lighting and sound.
 The Teago Grange Hall, now The Grange Theatre

 The Grange Ticket window was saved.

 ArtisTree Staff

 Vermont State Grange Master Brenda Rousselle, former Grange members: Ken Holden and Doris and Ray Roberts.

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Get Out and About Events
Perseid Meteor Shower in the sky above us Aug. 12 and 13 just after midnight 40-50 meteors every hours.

Solar Eclispe in the sky above us Aug. 21. We'll hopefully see a partial, about 60%, weather permitting, from 1:30-3 p.m.

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.

Music and Performances



Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. Tuesday Aug. 15 8 p.m. Brett Dennen (low ticket alert). Tickets through yellowhousemedia.com.

Freight House in White River Junction. Aug. 19 9 p.m. Fairies and Rainbows-Mermaid Rave Edition.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Aug. 11 Erik Boedtker, Aug. 18 Chris Kleeman, Aug. 25 Ali T, Sept. Steve Ellis.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Aug. 11 8 p.m. Mark and Deb Bond, Aug. 17 7 p.m. Jim Hollis, Aug. 24 6 p.m. Kim Logan and Andrew Merzi, Aug. 25 7 p.m. Brad Myrick, Aug, 31 6 p.m. Evelyn Cormeier.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Aug. 10 7:30 p.m. Soulfix Trio, Aug. 11 9:30 p.m. The Tim Brick Band. Aug. 12 9:30 p.m. TOAST, Aug. 15 6 p.m. Eveyln Cormier, Aug. 17 7:30 p.m. Ted Mortimer and Chris Kleeman, Aug. 18 10 p.m. The Pilgrims and Atlantic Veil, Aug. 19 9:30 p.m. Moxley Union



Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: 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: 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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