Weathersfield Weekly Blog Nov. 8

November 8, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

On Saturday, members of Weathersfield Select Board, The
Weathersfield Proctor Library Trustees, The Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library, Alison Clarkson (Windsor County Vermont State Senator) and Annmarie Christensen (Vermont State Rep. for Cavendish and Weathersfield) hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking for the children's room expansion at the library in Ascutney. Funds for construction of the addition came from a Vermont state grant, a grant from the Byrne Foundation and from private donations. Construction was scheduled to begin on Wednesday, Nov. 8. The expansion will extend the space of the existing children's room, provide space in the basement and add another entrance/exit to the original 1901 brick building located in Ascutney on Route 5.

More groundbreaking photos: CLICK HERE

I saw a delightful play at the Lebanon Opera House Saturday night, the Trumbull Hall Troupe preformed "Over The Moon."

More photos from the performance: CLICK HERE

My travel blog continues this week with photos from Stonehenge, Salisbury and London.

Great Britain 2017 Travel photos: CLICK HERE

On Tuesday we drove to New York City to see Springsteen on Broadway, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Jay was one of the lucky ones to get a code to purchase tickets and he DID!

More Springsteen photos through the years: CLICK HERE

News You Can Use
Weathersfield select board news: The meeting between the select board, the fire commission and the Ascutney and West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Departments on Nov. 1 was canceled and rescheduled for Nov. 8 at the Ascutney Fire Station. The select board regular monthly meeting was scheduled for Nov. 6. There are still a number of volunteer positions open on various town boards and commissions, including four openings on the Budget Committee that need to be filled. More information about the positions, the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: The Student Council is hosting a dance for students in grades 5-8 on Friday, Nov. 10, in the AP Room, from 6-8 p.m.. Admission is $3.00 at the door or free if you bring an item for the Annual Thanksgiving Baskets: potatoes, squash, cranberry sauce, stuffing, canned veggies, pickles, pie crust, pie filling, gravy, juice. The School Farm to Plate Program will be offering local, organic, fresh cauliflower, potatoes, kale, and squash from John Cohen at Deep Meadow Farms in Ascutney, for both the lunch program, as well as the Fresh Fruits and Veggie Program. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The library will be participating in "Giving Tuesday" this year. On Tuesday, Nov. 28 people are asked to make donations to their favorite non-profits. More information or to donate visit the library's website. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events

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. 10 Closed for Fall Break, Nov. 17 Steve Ellis, Nov. 24 Ali T., Dec 1. Steve Ellis.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. 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; Dec. 3 Eric Mintel 4 p.m.; Dec 7, 9, 10 Clara's Dream; Dec. 27 Recycled Percussion 4 and 7:30 p.m..

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Nov. 10 Adam McMahon 8-10 p.m.; Nov. 17 Mark and Deb Band 8 p.m.; Nov. 24 Ben Fuller 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 1 Conniption Fits 8 p.m. Dec. 8 Brad Myrick Band 7 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Nov. 9 MaMa MeDiSin and BLiNd DoG 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 10 Gowanus 10 p.m.; Nov. 11 The Pilgrims Vinyl Release Party 10 p.m..

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 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.

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