Weathersfield Weekly Blog, February 21, 2018

Sure signs of Spring: my neighbors are checking their sap lines, the wood pile is dangerously low, the Boston Red Sox are playing Spring Training games with the Minnesota Twins Friday and the Tampa Bay Rays on Saturday and our Town Reports arrived last weekend.

If you didn't receive your town report please contact the town office to get one 802-674-2626.

Weathersfield select board news: The select board held a special meeting on Monday, Feb. 12 to discuss the logging taking place on Ascutney Basin Road. Willey Earthmoving Corp. is doing the logging there and has cause some damage. The board voted to allow the logging continue even though a permit was not obtained prior to the work start. The board granted an exception for Wiley Earthmoving with stipulations. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School
news: Parent-Teacher Conference Day will be held on March 9-no school for students. WS is going paperless this year so no report cards will be sent home unless a parent asks the teacher for one. Parents can access their child’s grades daily through the PowerSchool Parent Portal. If you need more information about the portal, please call Mike Walker at school at 674- 5400. Mr. Walker will also be available in the computer lab at school all day on March 9 to help any parent with questions about PowerSchool or any other technology questions or concerns. Parent -Teacher Conference sign-up forms were sent home with students on Friday, Feb. 16 and should be returned on or before Friday, March 2. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

Get Out and About Events

Coptic Book Binding class in Ascutney, Feb. 23, 4:30-5:45 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24, 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. at the library. Reservations are required. there is an $8 materials fee.

Town Meeting in Ascutney, Saturday, March 3 at the Weathersfield School. The school meeting is at 10 a.m. and the town meeting is at 12:30 p.m. with a break for lunch.

Turkey Dinner in Ascutney, Saturday, March 3, 5-7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall, hosted by the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department. The event is being sponsored by Members Advantage Community Credit Union. Let AVFD cook for you. $10 per adult.

Town Voting by Australian Ballot in Ascutney, Tuesday, March 6 at Martin Memorial Hall. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Weathersfield Town Challenge in Ascutney, Saturday, March 10, 7 p.m. at the Weathersfield School. Teams compete for prizes and bragging rights. Six categories of questions, lots of laughs and a fundraiser for the Weathersfield Proctor Library. Refreshments served. Free. Call 802-674-5021 for more information. All are welcome. Get your team together now.

Music and Performances

Briggs Opera House in WRJ. Alan Doyle April 27, 8 p.m. a Kirschner Concerts production.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Dave Clark Feb 23, Ali T March 2.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH: NCCT Footloose March 2, 7:30 p.m., March 3, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. and March 4, 4 p.m..

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Ben Fuller, Feb. 23 7 p.m.; Charlie Chronopoulos March 1, 7 p.m..

The Engine Room in White River Junction, Fridays at 9 p.m.: Sirsy March 2.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Sensible Shoes Feb. 22 7 p.m.; The Wheelers! Feb. 24, 10 p.m.; Mike Parker and Colleen Mari Feb. 27 6 p.m..

Ongoing Events

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2018: 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.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney: Free. Sponsored by RSVP. 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.

Twin State Depression Support Group in Weathersfield. Free peer-led depression support groups to all, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, 5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT (Martin Memorial Hall - downstairs) and the 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, 7 Morgan Street, Springfield, VT (Turning Point) Both venues are accessible. or on Facebook: More information call 802-795-0098

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.

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.

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