December 20, 2017
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Happy Winter Holidays to you all, gentle readers. It seems another year has just about past and we begin a time of reflection on ourselves and the world around us. It's a time for parties, and food and celebrations. But we should also be aware that it's also a time where some among us feel great sadness and depression. Please, as a favor to me, watch out for your friends, neighbors and even brief acquaintances. This time of year should be a time for love, hope, and kindness. Let's all do a little something to make these long cold days pass with a little warmth. Cheers to you all.
Weathersfield School news: Students will be dismissed on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 11:30 a.m. for holiday break. School will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 2. WS welcomes Stefanie DeSimone who will be subbing in art for Caitlin Flanigin who is out on leave. DeSimone begins work Feb. 28 and will be at WS until the end of the school year. DeSimone is graduate from Plymouth College with a BS in Art Education and a minor in Art History. A joint meeting of WS School Board and Weathersfield Select Board at WS will be held on Monday, Jan. 8 at 6 p.m.. The regular school board meeting will begin at 7 p.m.. These meetings are open to the public. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.
Weathersfield Proctor Library news: Join the library for their annual reading of "The Polar Express" on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and stay to watch Santa arrive by fire truck. Get your phot taken with Santa too. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.
Get Out and About Events
Saturday Holiday Movies in Ascutney, Saturday Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. The Weathersfield Proctor Library will be showing the holiday movie "The Muppet Christmas Carol", all welcome.
New Year's Eve at the Inn in Perkinsville Sunday, Dec. 31 7-11 p.m.. The Inn at Weathersfield is hosting a special evening with a farm-to-table fine dining experience with acoustic jazz guitarist Ed Eastride. (This experience is suited for adults as they won't be serving our children's menu this night.)
Music and Performances
Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Dec. 27 Recycled Percussion 4 and 7:30 p.m..
Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Dec. 29 Sirsy 8 p.m..
Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Dec. 21 George Nostrand Band 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 22 Sullivan Davis Hanscom Band 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 28 Jim Yeager Band 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 29 Dr. No 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 30 Chris Kleeman Band 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 31 New Year's Eve with Moxley Union and Maiden Voyage 9:30 p.m..
Weathersfield Historical Society Fundraiser in Perkinsville. "Round the World" queen size quilt handmade by Weathersfield resident Carolyn Van Tassel. On display at the Inn at Weathersfield, selling for $1200, money benefits the Weathersfield Historical Society. If interested in purchasing or have more questions call Maureen Bogosian at 603-252-0936.
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 in 2018: Feb. 13, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Nov. 27 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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