Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, January 10

January 10, 2018
Weathersfield, Vermont

Well, we're almost two weeks into 2018 and I'm ready for summer. The seed catalogs are rolling in and it doesn't help with my distaste for this winter's frigid temperatures. I was doing just fine until the arctic blast started and continues-with what seems no end in sight. So here I am sitting in front of a blazing wood stove fire planning my garden. If I look hard enough, I can almost feel like I'm in the catalog photos and not seeing snow and wind blowing through the trees and thermometers reading below zero. Waiting on warmer temperatures.
Looks like we may get some warmer temps. with rain on Friday. But back to the cold weather on the weekend. So don't put those, hats, gloves scarves and earmuffs away just yet!





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Weathersfield select board news: The town budget continues to be discussed. The select board met on Jan. 3 and were scheduled to meet with the school board for a joint budget discussion on Jan. 8. The town budget should be finalized at their Jan. 15 meeting. The FY19 budget is currently running 4-5% higher than FY2018. The Christmas dinner at the Inn was explained some at the meeting but space constraints here don't allow for the details. The details will be in my online blog for those that want more information. 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 next Panther Pride Celebration will be held Wednesday, March 14 at 1:45 p.m.. Teachers will be notifying parents that their child is up for an award but the teachers and principal ask that parents keep this information secret until the assembly. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.


Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Trustees met for a special budget meeting on Jan. 3. The FY19 budget was finalized and approved in a 4 to 1 vote. The library's budget is up 14.7%. The double digit increase is largely due to a 29% increase in wages for the library director. More information about the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.



Get Out and About Events


Claremont NH Bridal Show in Claremont NH Sunday Jan. 28 at the Senior Center 12-3 p.m. Wedding photographers to bakeries and accessories. Photos By Nanci will have a booth. Along with many different prizes, a Free Honeymoon to one lucky bride will be raffled off: an 8 day, 7-night condo vacation (you must be present to win.) More info. call 603-708-1318. TICKETS

Science Fair at WS in Ascutney Thursday, Feb. 15 in the AP room at the school 5:30-6:30 p.m. (snow date will be Feb. 16.) All are welcome not just 8th graders. Many high schools are represented at this fair so it's a great night to ask questions, look at various school brochures, and meet the representatives from each of our surrounding high schools. For more information, please contact Malia King, WS Guidance Counselor, at 674-5400.



Music and Performances


Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m Jan. 12 Steve Ellis, Jan. 10 Johnny O., Jan. 26 Dave Clark, Feb. 2 Steve Ellis.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Jan. 31 The 13-Story Treehouse 10 a.m.; Jan 31. Banff World Tour 7 p.m.; Feb. 10 Mike McDonald 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 15 Joan Osborne 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 16 The Machine 7:30 p.m.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Jan. 11 SoulFix 6 p.m., jan. 12 Jeff Davis Band 7 p.m..

The Engine Room in White River Junction. Jan. 12 The Conniption Fits 9 p.m.; Jan. 26 BorderStone Band 9 p.m..

Ongoing Events

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.

Have anything you want included in this news and events column? Email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.