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 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. 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.

Weathersfield Veterans Memorial Committee 11th Annual BBQ-Saturday Sept. 30 at 11 a.m.

Lisa Slade photo
Can't you just smell that chicken cookin'? Don't know about you but my mouth is watering.

Where can you get this chicken dinner?
11th Annual Veterans Memorial Committee Chicken BBQ
Saturday, September 30, 2017
11 a.m. until they sell out-$10 complete dinner
Hosington Field, Perkinsville, VT

For the 11th year in a row the Weathersfield Veterans Memorial Committee will host their Chicken BBQ. But don't go to Martin Memorial Hall on Saturday, September 30...head over to Hoisngton Field at the Perkinsville School.

This year the BBQ will take place during the Weathersfield Festival.

Retired Colonel Chip Cobb, is the chair of the Weathersfield Memorial Committee. Chip served several tours in the U.S. and overseas from 1970-1997 and retired in 1999.  He's been a force to get the town's veterans recognized and memorialized. He's very busy and very dedicated. But he says the real force behind the group is Lisa Slade. 

Lisa volunteers on the committee to honor her father who served. Lisa says the money raised at the BBQ is used to update the roll of honor panels, maintain the Veterans Memorial Monument and goes to supports other charities that help veterans.


The Veterans Memorial Monument is located on the Perkinsville Green and was dedicated on November 11, 2010.

The Chicken BBQ begins at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 30 and goes until they run out of chicken dinners (get there early--they always sell out!) For $10 you'll get a 1/2 chicken (with their secret sauce!) beans, coleslaw, roll, dessert and beverage. Eat there or take home. 


Lisa Slade photo

Come see the chicken man and help support our veterans.

To find out more information about the Veterans Memorial Committee visit their page on the town website.