Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Weathersfield Weekly Blog Nov. 1


Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Weathersfield, VT

I hope everyone had a fun and safe Halloween Weekend. I did because I attended the South Woodstock Community Halloween Party and let me tell you they put on one heck of a party. The SoWoo (as I call South Woodstock) Community Club has been revitalized and they are scheduling fun things for the town to do. I sure hope they keep me in the loop. Thanks SoWoo for a sugar high I'll not soon forget.






I've been blogging about my trip to Great Britain. Last week I covered: Edinburgh, Scotland; Outlander TV Series Locations; Newcastle, UK; and Durham, UK.





I'll probably be winding up the travel blog this week and next with stories from: York, Liverpool, Strafford-upon-Avon; Cardiff, and Bath.







The following week I'll cover: Stonehenge, Salisbury, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Palace, The Tower Of London, The Thames, and Oxford.


News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board news: The select board was schedule to meet with the fire commission and the Ascutney and West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Departments on Nov. 1 to discuss the fire agreement. It will be reported on 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 is scheduled to meet on Monday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the AP room. Thanks to the generous donation of Farmer Craig the school has over 80 pumpkins to decorate with and 30 pie pumpkins to make treats with. Tech Time, register now. This free afterschool program is available for students in grades 6-8 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. at River Valley Technical Center in Springfield, VT. Programs begin Nov. 1 with human services, welding, and game design/animation. Registration forms should be returned to Ms. King, school counselor, or directly to Kelly Broker-Campbell at RVTC. Space is limited, first come first serve. Please feel free to reach out to Ms. King with more questions at malia.king@wsesu.net. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.


Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Town of Weathersfield and the Weathersfield Proctor Library will be having a ceremonial ground breaking on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1 p.m., 5181 Route 5 in Ascutney Village to celebrate the upcoming construction of a new children's room at the library. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

2nd Annual Trunk or Treat
Library Director Mark Richardson reported that this year's Truck or Treat on Saturday Oct. 28 was well attended and everyone had a great time. He submitted some photos from the event.











On Halloween night I attended a concert at Billsville House Concerts in Manchester, Vt..  Courtney Marie Andrews brought her band to Doug's living room.




I took some video too and will post them to my Billsville House Concert Playlist soon.

Next up at Billsville:
Upstate Rubdown Saturday Nov. 18-sold out but they have a wait list
Twisted Pine, Saturday Dec 9
Check them out, it's a great venue to see a show at!


Get Out and About Events

Flu shot clinic in Windsor, Saturday Nov. 4, 9-11 a.m. at Mt. Ascutney Hospital. Clinics are also at Ottauquechee Health Center Nov. 6 4-6 p.m. and Nov. 16 4-6 p.m. You can also call 802-674-7300 (Mt. Ascutney) or 802-457-3030 (Ottauquechee Health Center) to schedule a 15 minute appointment.

Veterans Day Ceremony in Perkinsville Saturday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Perkinsville Memorial Park. “Veterans Day is a day to remember and honor the selfless dedication of service members, men and women, who have boldly stood in harm’s way carrying the torch of freedom fighting to protect our abundant way of life.”

Music and Performances


Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Nov. 3 and 10 Closed for Fall Break. Nov. 17 Steve Ellis, Nov. 24 Ali T., Dec 1. Steve Ellis.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Over The Moon-Trumbull Hall Troupe Nov 3-5-tickets by donation; Nov. 11 Shawn Colvin and Her Band 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 14 Chicken Dance 10 a.m.; Nov. 17 Johnny Gandelsman Violin 7 p.m.; Nov. 18 East of Egypt 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 25 Warren Miller’s Line of Descent 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. GA;

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Nov. 2 Charlie Christos, Nov. 3 Sirsy.



Ongoing Events

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: 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.