Weathersfield Weekly Blog March 7

Town Meeting day, that annual Spring tradition here in Vermont (almost like mud season-not as long but still kind of painful) has come and gone. Town meeting results may be viewed HERE.  I hope you all participated and got out to vote. It's our voices in the ears of the town officials. And speaking of Spring, Daylight Savings starts March 11 (Spring Forward) so move your clocks ahead one hour before bed Sunday night.

Weathersfield School news: Cyber Safety Parent Informational Meeting-What Can You Do To Protect Your Children Online? Sergeant Norris and Lebanon Police Department will be at the Hartland Elementary School on March 15 from 6-8 p.m.. This meeting will address the following topics: websites that target children, advice on how to protect your children, and the dangers of the internet. This event is open to the public. More information about the school or this meeting call 802-674-5400.

Newspaper Assignments

I covered Hartland's Town meeting on Tuesday morning. Residents vote by Australian ballot for town and school officers and school budget. All other business is decided by voice vote from the floor. All articles passed.

More photos from Hartland's Town Meeting click HERE

My Music Adventures

Last Thursday we hit The Paramount Theatre in Rutland for a rousing performance by the subdudes.

We've seen them a few times before and they never disappoint. More photos from the show click HERE.

After a quick stop at the Northampton Brewery in Northampton, MA on Saturday, we saw the Signature Sounds PresentsBack Porch Festival on Saturday night. A truly terrific night of music by some very talented singer/songwriters.

Jeffrey Foucault and Kris Delmhorst

Birds of Chicago

Mark Erelli and Anais Mitchell

Anais Mitchell
More photos and videos from the show click HERE

Next up Lyle Lovett and Shawn Colvin!

Get Out and About Events

Weathersfield Town Challenge in Ascutney, Saturday, March 10 at the Weathersfield School 7 p.m.. 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.

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.

WS Grade 8 Science Fair in Ascutney, Thursday March 15. The 8th grade science fair will be open to the public from 5-6 pm. The state competition will be held on Saturday, March 24, place and time to be announced at a later date.

Music and Performances

Auditions for "The Crucible" at World Under Wonder. April 11-13 5-8 p.m. 5755 Route 5 in Ascutney. This community production is open to all ages, youth and adults. Performances will be June 29 and 30 at 7 p.m., July 6 at 7 p.m. and July 8 at 2 p.m..

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Steve Ellis March 9, Peter Neri March 16.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Maddi Ryan March 9, 7 p.m., SoulFix Duet of Mike Parker and Ali Turner March 15, 7 p.m., The Party Crashers March 16, 8 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. John Sullivan Band March 9, 9 p.m., BiNgEr March 10, 9:30 p.m., Davey Davis and Steve Pixley March 13, 6 p.m., Cole Davidson and Company March 15, 7 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.

Online Survey About Children: Do you have children ages 0-6 living in your household? Do you live in one of these Windsor county towns: Weathersfield, Windsor, West Windsor, or Hartland? If yes, Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center invites you to take an online survey Ascutney Mountain Promise Community Survey: Kindergarten Readiness for All Families. The survey is short and should take about 5-7 minutes to complete. Please click here or paste this url into your browser: The survey will be open until March 16.

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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