September 27, 2017
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.
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.
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