Weathersfield Weekly Blog, February 7, 2018

February 7, 2018
Weathersfield, Vermont

Not complaining but our little snow storm on Sunday turned into an eight inch dumping with sleet and rain. We were going to go to a Super Bowl Party but decided to hunker down and stay home. I'm glad we did. The ride home after the game would have been awful.

But we have some new snow to play in and more expected later. Anything but those WAY below zero temperature will be welcomed.

And speaking of the Super Bowl, congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles and their fans. Another great Super Bowl. This one we got to watch. Last year we were in Australia chasing Bruce Springsteen around Sydney and Brisbane so we missed the "Best Super Bowl Ev-Ah!"

News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board news: The select board was scheduled to meet on Monday. The town meeting warning for March 3 and March 6 is now posted online and around town. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The library will be hosting a Coptic Book Binding class on Feb. 23 4:30-5:45 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Reservations are required. There is an $8 materials fee. Also a "Maker Space" will be held Feb. 22 from 1-3 p.m. for ages 8 and up. Call or stop by the circulation desk to reserve your spot. All are welcome. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Recent Concerts
Just one and it was amazing!
Rachael and Vilray at Billsville House Concerts in Manchester, VT on Tuesday, January 30, 2018.

More Photos from the show: CLICK HERE
Videos from the Show: CLICK HERE

We saw Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Jan. 31 in Albany but at the artist request no photos or videos were allowed.

Next up: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, NH. I've been following Southside since 1980. He puts on a GREAT show. I think there are a few tickets left if you are intrigued!

SSJ Videos

First time I saw Southside was at UMASS-Amhesrt...

SSJ Photos

And Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer also at Tupelo, Sunday night.

Photos of Shelby from 2012

Get Out and About Events

Weathersfield's Got Talent in Ascutney, Friday, Feb. 9 at 6 p.m. Great performances at the Weathersfield School. All welcome.

Chocolate Auction in Hartland Sunday, Feb. 11 at 11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Doors open at 11:00 a.m. to view the desserts and pick up a bidding number. This event is non-denominational, yummy and open to everyone. All proceeds benefit First Universalist Society of Hartland.

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.

Valentine's Dance in Ascutney, Friday Feb. 16 6-8 p.m. at the school hosted by the Weathersfield Student Council. Admission is $3 a person or $5 for two. DJ Ethan, food, beverages, and fun are all included in the price. The dance is open to all 5th-8th grade Weathersfield students. (Please note, this dance will be cancelled if Thursday is a snow day because Friday is the snow date for Thursday’s high school fair.)

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..

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 Saturday, March 10 at the school. Details to follow.

WS K-8 Panther Pride Awards Assemblies in Ascutney, Wednesday, March 14 1:30-2:20 p.m. and Thursday, June 7 1:30-2:20 p.m. in the school gym. These celebrations are open to the public.

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Feb. 9 Peter Neri, Feb. 16 Ali T, Feb 23 Dave Clark, march 2 Ali T.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. 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. Feb. 9 Mark and Deb Bond 7 p.m.; Feb. 10 Taverne Mardi Gras Party 7 p.m.; Feb 14 Valentine's Sweetheart Dinner 5 p.m..

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

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Feb. 9 Adwela and the Uprising 9:30 p.m.; Feb. 10 The Pilgrims and Faux in Love 10 p.m.; Feb. 13 Johnny O! 6 p.m.; Feb. 15 Thumping Thursday with Out on a Limb 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 17 DJ Nasty Nate Jarvis 3 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 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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