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.