Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog Sept. 27

September 27, 2017
Weathersfield, VT

What a wild weekend we had last weekend. It felt like summer was back, especially on Sunday with temps. in the 90s. Not sure how long this hot, sunny weather is going to last; friends out west have been emailing me photos of snow on the ground. I do believe it's in our future too.

The town office will be closed Thursday, Oct. 5 for staff training and Monday Oct. 9 for Columbus Day.

Weathersfield School news: Tech Time is an afterschool program available for students in grades 6-8 from 3:30-5 p.m. at River Valley Technical Center in Springfield, VT. Programs begin on Wednesday, Nov. 1 and are free. Transportation must be provided by parent/guardian. Space is limited. Reminder no school on Monday, Oct. 9 it is a WSESU in-service day for teachers. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.


The past month most of my focus has been on the 25th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run. Monday night, Sept. 18 was our final race committee meeting before the race. We gathered and put on old volunteer shirts for a group photo. Little did we know that it would be the last night we'd

be planning a race with our dear friend Lou Schmetz (fourth from the right). He passed away at his home in Windsor early Tuesday morning. Everyone who knew him was devastated. We still had to put on a race. So we all put on smiling faces and pushed ourselves through the weekend.

Saturday the Vermont 50 hosts a Kids Fun Race day, with bike rides and running races. 






It's actually my favorite part of race weekend.
More photos from Saturday: CLICK HERE

On Sunday the adults race on mountain bikes and their feet. The weather was brutal. But 653 mountain bikers and 146 runners completed the 50 mile course along with 22 relay teams. And 176 runners completed the 50 Km course. Race Results.





More photos from race day: CLICK HERE

The Valley News Enterprise came out on Tuesday. I have a few photos in this October issue of some very cool people and one incredible event:
Jeff Graham-Hanover Improvement Corp., VNews Enterprise Magazine

Trumbull Nelson Celebrates 100 Years, VNews Enterprise Magazine


Get Out and About Events

School Open House in Ascutney, Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5:30-6:45 p.m.. Parents and students can meet with teachers from 5:30 to 6:15 pm. At 6:15 Larry Dougher, WSESU Technology Director, will speak about PowerSchool electronic reporting system. Followed by Principal Oakman giving a brief overview on Proficiency Based Learning.

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.

Friends of Proctor Library Annual Book and Pie Sale in Ascutney, Saturday Sept. 30 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. For more information call 802-674-2863. Weathersfield Proctor Library.

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

Walk to School Day in Ascutney, Wednesday, Oct. 4. Students should meet at the Old Café De Sol at 7:30 a.m. (rain or shine) and walk the back way to the field across the school, where we will safely cross and head in to the building in time for announcements and breakfast.

Car Show in Ascutney Saturday Oct. 7 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The school PTA and 8th grade class will host their annual Car Show (rain date will be Oct. 8). A benefit for the PTA and 8th grade class trip. All vehicles of interest are welcome. Admission is by donation. Music, 50-50 Raffle, Food, and Refreshments. Awards and Door Prizes will be given out. More information contact the school at 802-674-5400.

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat in Perkinsville, Saturday Oct. 28 4-6 p.m. Safe Trick or Treat fun for all ages, decorate your car, promote your organization, group, business, church, school. For more info. call 802-674-2863.

Music and Performances


Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.mSept. 29 Peter Neri, Oct. 6 Ali T., Oct. 13 Steve Ellis, Oct. 20 Chris Kleeman, Oct. 27 Dave Clark, Nov. 3 Closed for Fall Break.

Lebanon Opera House
in Lebanon NH at 7:30 p.m Sept. 28 Stephen Stills and Judy Collins; Sept. 30 Swan Lake-Russian Grand Ballet, Oct. 6 Joan Soriano, Oct. 13 Juston McKinney, Oct. 15 The Wailers, Oct. 21 Young at Heart Chorus.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Sept. 28 Erik Boedtker, Oct. 5 Charlie Christos, Oct. 6 Ben Fuller, Oct. 12 Jim Hollis, Oct. 13 Moxley Union Band, Oct. 20 Jason Cann, Oct. 26 Ben Fuller, Oct. 27 Brad Myrick Band.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Sept. 28 7:30 p.m. Ted Mortimer and Thal Aylward, Sept. 30 9:30 p.m. The Damn Truth.

Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: The final hike is 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: 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.

Have anything you want included in this news and events column? Email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, Sept. 20


Sept. 20, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

The leaves are starting to turn and to fall. I am not ready for this change. I still feel like I should be sitting in the shade, reading a good book. Not raking leaves and planting garlic. But I am looking forward to the Library's Book and Bake sale and the Weathersfield Festival on Sept. 30. Fingers crossed for good weather.

Weathersfield School news: Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Meet at the Old Café De Sol at 7:30 a.m. (rain or shine) and walk the back way to the field across the school, where we will safely cross and head in to the building in time for announcements and breakfast. No School on Monday, Oct. 9 it is a WSESU in-service day for teachers. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

This week's assignment
I covered the restored gold leaf letter installation at the Reading Library for the Vermont Standard.



More photos:CLICK HERE


Get Out and About Events

10th Annual FREE Fun Kids Races at Mount Ascutney, Saturday, Sept. 23. noon-5 p.m. The Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra Run is hosting their 10th annual kids fun races. There are bike rides and running races, a hale bale treasure hunt, face painting, a balloon clown and more. Online registration closes Friday, Sept. 22. Visit vermont50.com for more information.

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.

School Open House in Ascutney, Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5:30-6:45 p.m.. Parents and students can meet with teachers from 5:30 to 6:15 pm. At 6:15 Larry Dougher, WSESU Technology Director, will speak about PowerSchool electronic reporting system. Followed by Principal Oakman giving a brief overview on Proficiency Based Learning.

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

Friends of Proctor Library Annual Book and Pie Sale in Ascutney, Saturday Sept. 30 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. For more information call 802-674-2863.

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

Car Show in Ascutney Saturday Oct. 7 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The school PTA and 8th grade class will host their annual Car Show (rain date will be Oct. 8). A benefit for the PTA and 8th grade class trip. All vehicles of interest are welcome. Admission is by donation. Music, 50-50 Raffle, Food, and Refreshments. Awards and Door Prizes will be given out. More information contact the school at 802-674-5400.

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Sept. 22 Steve Ellis, Sept. 29 Peter Neri, Oct. 6 Ali T., Oct. 13 Steve Ellis, Oct. 20 Chris Kleeman, Oct. 27 Dave Clark, Nov. 3 Closed for Fall Break.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 North Country Chordsmen; Sept. 28 Stephen Stills and Judy Collins; Sept. 30 Swan Lake-Russian Grand Ballet, Oct. 6 Joan Soriano, Oct. 13 Juston McKinney, Oct. 15 The Wailers, Oct. 21 Young at Heart Chorus.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Sept. 22 Evan Goodrow, Sept. 28 Erik Boedtker, Oct. 5 Charlie Christos, Oct. 6 Ben Fuller, Oct. 12 Jim Hollis, Oct. 13 Moxley Union Band, Oct. 20 Jason Cann, Oct. 26 Ben Fuller, Oct. 27 Brad Myrick Band.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Sept. 21 7:30 p.m. Bill Temple and Pete Meijer, Sept. 22 9:30 p.m. The Wheelers, Sept. 23 10 p.m. Maiden Voyage, Sept. 26 6 p.m. Dave Richardson, Sept. 28 7:30 p.m. Ted Mortimer and Thal Aylward, Sept. 30 9:30 p.m. The Damn Truth.



Ongoing Events
Weathersfield Hikes: 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: 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.

Have anything you want included in this news and events column? Email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.

The Letters Are Back! Reading Library Letters are Shining.

September 14, 2017
Reading, Vt.

The letters are back! What letters you ask? Some very beautiful and historic letters. Libraries are filled with books and stories where letters describe what the author wants to say. In this case, the story is about the letters that describe a library. The library is The Gilbert A. Davis Library Building, a mouthful yes, so most people just say Reading Public Library or Reading Library.

The story starts in early spring of 2015 when much of the lettering above the library’s doorway was inadvertently painted. Library trustees and librarian Tony Pikramenos then heard that the letters might have originally been covered in gold leaf. "There was anecdotal evidence in the community that the lettering was gold leaf" said Milde Waterfall, a library trustee. Waterfall used to do research at Smithsonian's National Museum of American History and was very interested in preserving this piece of Reading and Vermont history if the stories were true.

Before taking on the expense of the restoration process Pikramenos and the library trustees wanted to confirm that the letters were in fact gold leaf (not gold paint). A few flecks off one of the letters was brought to N.T. Ferro in Woodstock in 2015 and the confirmation was made.

Gary Macia, a local contractor, was commissioned to carefully take down all the letters while the trustees tried to locate a company would be able to restore the gold leaf. It was quickly discovered that about half of the letters had one or more pre-existing cracks or breaks, along with flaking gold-leaf. After reviewing several bids, the contract was awarded to Wanamaker Restoration of Burlington, Vermont. "These guys had just done the Ticonderoga letters (at the Shelburne Museum) so they had recent experience" said Waterfall. All of the letters were delivered to Wanamaker Restoration and the process began.

Wanamaker joked with his colleague and the lead painter at the Shelburne Museum Justin Mayo on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017 "How long did it take you to finish this project? About 15 minutes right?" The "project" involved: removing layers of lead paint, "surgically" removing 15-20 nails from each letter-that took the most time, repairing some letters, and the removal of tape and epoxy that had accumulated over the years. Each letter received two coats of primer followed by gold leaf gilding size. The letters sat 16 hours after the size application before the gold leaf was applied. Mayo worked on the letters in the mornings and afternoons in between his job at the Shelburne Museum. "I want to say the whole project took about 60 hours to complete" Mayo estimated, "there were a lot of letters."

The restoration cost about $4000, half of which was funded by Andrew and Christine Hall, library patrons. The remaining funds came from library savings which were generated by book sales and fundraisers, no taxpayer money was used for the project.


Gilbert Davis, a local attorney in Felchville Village, paid for the library's construction and in 1899 the Gilbert A. Davis library building was dedicated. The first librarian in the new library building was Minnie Fay. She was librarian there for 40 years, from 1899 to 1939. In addition, for 50 years she wrote the Felchville column for the Vermont Standard newspaper.

"A library is a repository of information about the world-fiction, non-fiction and the library itself has a story to tell" said Waterfall. "It's very important to us as a board and librarian to maintain the architectural and aesthetic integrity of the building, it's always a priority...we want to make sure that that story continues to be told for generations, we don't want it compromised" said Pikramenos.

More photos from the installation: CLICK HERE

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, Sept. 13


September 13, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.


After the beautiful weekend we had last weekend it's hard to image what the people of Florida and Texas are dealing with in the aftermath of those massive hurricanes (with more on the way.) As divers, we visit the Caribbean often and have made many friends down there. I've heard from a few but still haven't heard from some of them. I'm thinking positively; I hope they were smart and got away as soon as they heard the reports to evacuate. I just have to sit and wait for good news. To stay occupied, I'm volunteering many hours for the 25th Annual Vermont 50 Mountain Bike or Ultra-run that takes place Sunday, Sept. 24 at Ascutney Mountain.


Weathersfield Town Office news: The Town Clerk's office will be closed Sept. 18 and 19 for annual training and conference.

Weathersfield select board news: At their Sept. 5 meeting the select board reviewed the year end financial report from town accountant Colin Butler. A few departments ended the year with surpluses: highway-$110,000, solid waste-$17,360, and the library-$6,846. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Trustees will meet on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.. For more information about the library, the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library or other questions call 802-674-2863.

My Weekend Assignments

I covered The Fab Four Band performance Friday, Sept.8 for the Lebanon Opera House.



More photos from the show: CLICK HERE

I attended the 5th Annual Mac and Cheese Challenge in Windsor, Vt. Sunday, Sept. 10 for the Vermont Standard




 More photos: CLICK HERE


I also covered the Moonlighters Big Band concert in Hartland, Vt. on Sunday, Sept. 10 for the Vermont Standard.




More photos from the concert: CLICK HERE

Get Out and About Events

Wild Game Supper & Auction in Windsor on Saturday, Sept.16 5-6:30 p.m., auction at 7 p.m. Windsor Coon Club is hosting their annual supper at the club, 2126 Hunt Rd. Windsor, VT. Tickets are $15/adults, $7/for children under 12 years. Menu: Wild Turkey “Mexican Enchiladas” Moose-Venison-Bear Lasagna, Spicy BBQ Moose Meat Balls, Jamaican Jerk boneless venison neck roast grilled with fresh veggies, Smoked trout and Salmon, Game Stew and Corn Chowder, cooked by Chef Jim Theetge. Questions contact Sherry Barbour at 802-484-9286.

Potluck and Programs in Perkinsville, Tuesday, Sept. 19 at noon. The monthly Weathersfield potluck will be held in the Vestry of Perkinsville VT Community Church on Route 106 Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert and enjoy visiting. All are welcome. Contact Lorraine Zigman at 802-263-5245.

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.

School Open House in Ascutney, Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5:30-6:45 p.m.. Parents and students can meet with teachers from 5:30 to 6:15 pm. At 6:15 Larry Dougher, WSESU Technology Director, will speak about PowerSchool electronic reporting system. Followed by Principal Oakman giving a brief overview on Proficiency Based Learning.

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.

Friends of Proctor Library Annual Book and Pie Sale in Ascutney, Saturday Sept. 30 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. For more information call 802-674-2863.

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. 15 Closed for wedding, Sept. 22 Steve Ellis, Sept. 29 Peter Neri, Oct. 6 Ali T., Oct. 13 Steve Ellis, Oct. 20 Chris Kleeman, Oct. 27 Dave Clark, Nov. 3 Closed for Fall Break.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 North Country Chordsmen; Sept. 28 Stephen Stills and Judy Collins; Sept. 30 Swan Lake-Russian Grand Ballet, Oct. 6 Joan Soriano, Oct. 13 Juston McKinney, Oct. 15 The Wailers, Oct. 21 Young at Heart Chorus.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Sept. 14 TBA, Sept. 15 Ben Fuller, Sept. 22 Evan Goodrow, Sept. 28 Erik Boedtker, Oct. 5 Charlie Christos, Oct. 6 Ben Fuller, Oct. 12 Jim Hollis, Oct. 13 Moxley Union Band, Oct. 20 Jason Cann, Oct. 26 Ben Fuller, Oct. 27 Brad Myrick Band.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Sept. 8 9:30 p.m. Derek and the Demons, Sept. 12 6 p.m. David Soltz, Sept. 14 7:30 p.m. Navytrain, Sept. 15 9:30 p.m. My So Called Band, Sept 16 9:30 p.m. Adwela and the Uprising, Sept. 19 6 p.m. Alex Culbreth, Sept. 21 7:30 p.m. Bill Temple and Pete Meijer, Sept. 22 9:30 p.m. The Wheelers, Sept. 23 10 p.m. Maiden Voyage, Sept. 26 6 p.m. Dave Richardson, Sept. 28 7:30 p.m. Ted Mortimer and Thal Aylward, Sept. 30 9:30 p.m. The Damn Truth.



Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: 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.

Have anything you want included in this news and events column? Email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, September 6

September 6, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.


Hope you all enjoyed the final weekend of summer. We've moved into meteorological fall and it sure felt like it on Saturday and Sunday. People keep telling me "summer isn't over yet." Boy, I hope they are right.

Weathersfield Town Office news: The Town Clerk's office will be closed Sept. 18 and 19 for annual training and conference.

Weathersfield select board news: At the select board meeting on Aug. 24, there was extensive discussion about the proposed fire agreement. A motion passed to implement the financial processing changes proposed by the town manager for a trial period. The select board meets on Sept. 5 and the fire commission meets Sept. 13.. 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: School board meets Sept. 18 at 6:30 p.m. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Trustees meet on Thursday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m.. For more information about the library, the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library or other questions call 802-674-2863.

I covered the first day back to school at Hartland Elementary School for the Vermont Standard.





More photos from the first day: CLICK HERE

My Concert Scene
Back to back shows for me last week. Double header at Billsville House Concerts.
Friday night it was Caroline Rose with Hammydown opening.




More photos from the show: CLICK HERE

Saturday, Lilly Hiatt and her band performed with Erin Cassels-Brown and Brett Lanier opening the show.

Erin Cassels-Brown, Ethan Hacker and Brett Lanier


Erin Cassels-Brown


Brett Lanier

More photos: CLICK HERE

Lilly Hiatt



More photos: CLICK HERE


Next up-FAB FOUR at LOH, Friday Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m.!



Get Out and About Events

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 www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org for a list of what to bring.

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

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

Potluck and Programs in Perkinsville, Tuesday, Sept. 19 at noon. The monthly Weathersfield potluck will be held in the Vestry of Perkinsville VT Community Church on Route 106 Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert and enjoy visiting. All are welcome. Contact Lorraine Zigman at 802-263-5245.

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.

School Open House in Ascutney, Thursday, Sept. 28 from 5:30-6:45 p.m.. Parents and students can meet with teachers from 5:30 to 6:15 pm. At 6:15 Larry Dougher, WSESU Technology Director, will speak about PowerSchool electronic reporting system. Followed by Principal Oakman giving a brief overview on Proficiency Based Learning.

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.

Friends of Proctor Library Annual Book and Pie Sale in Ascutney, Saturday Sept. 30 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. For more information call 802-674-2863.

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



Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Sept. 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. 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. Sept. 14 TBA, Sept. 15 Ben Fuller, Sept. 22 Erin Harpe, Sept. 28 Erik Boedtker.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Sept. 8 9:30 p.m. Derek and the Demons.



Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes
: Cooks Pond Loop Saturday, Sept.23, 9:30 a.m.; Ascutney Mountain Saturday, Oct. 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: 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.

Have anything you want included in this news and events column? Email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.