Weathersfield Weekly Blog, May 16


No Burn Permits Until Further notice. The town fire wardens will not be issuing any burn permits until further notice. The conditions are such that any outdoor burning has the potential to cause a serious brush fire. Please, no outdoor burning until things gets more green and we get more rain.

News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board and town news: At the last select board meeting on May 7, the town manager introduced the new town employees to the select board. Suzanne Terrill was hired as the personnel/accounting clerk. Scott Pipe will be the new highway truck driver/laborer and his wife Brenda is the new assistant clerk. The select board granted two large gathering permits to Wellwood Orchards. So mark your calendars for this year's Strawberry Festival on June 23 and the Annual Customer Appreciation Day on Sept. 1. The board tabled action on the Center Grove Tree maintenance bids. The bids varied in the number of trees to be removed and the amount of trimming that was needed. The board also tabled discussion of the town manager's proposed compensation plan as two members of the board were not present at the meeting. 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: No school on May 28 for Memorial Day. The school announced the date of the 7th Annual Car Show for Oct. 6 10 a.m.-2p.m.. The event benefits the Weathersfield PTA and the 8th grade class trip. The PTA will meet Tuesday, June 5 at 6:30 p.m.. This is the last PTA meeting of this school year. All 7th graders need attend to help plan for the Car Show. For more information, please call the school at 674-5400.More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The children's room expansion continues. A celebration of the new area is in the works. The Trustees hope to set a date for the "Grand Opening" at their next meeting. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Mark Richardson photo


Adventures and Assignments

On Saturday, May 12  I covered the Road to the Pogue at Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park in Woodstock, Vermont for the Vermont Standard. The trail race took place on Mt. Tom. The weather was perfect if not a little chilly. 298 runners finished the race.



Ansel Dickey and Alicia Freese




More Road to the Pogue photos: CLICK HERE    Race Results

Get Out and About Events

Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Perkinsville, Saturday May 19 at the Weathersfield Transfer Station 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. For more information call 802-674-9235 or visit www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org

Memorial Day in Perkinsville, Monday , May28 on the Perkinsville Green a noon. Memorial Day is a solemn day to remember and honor the selfless dedication of service members who have boldly stood in harm’s way carrying the torch of freedom fighting to protect our abundant way of life. For more information contact Chip Cobb and the Veterans Committee at 802-885-2221.

WS/ABS BBQ in Ascutney June 4 at noon at the Weathersfield School. Albert Bridge School students, family and friends will join Weathersfield School students, family and friends for a barbeque. WS Volunteers will also be honored. Bring a colorful blanket. Mr. Rich of YouthBeatz will conduct some drumming sessions too. All are welcome.

Panther Pride Assembly in Ascutney Thursday, June 7 at 1:40 p.m. for more information contact the school 802-674-5400. All are welcome.

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Johnny O May 18, Ali T May 25.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! May 18 7:30 p.m., Under the Streetlamp May 19 7:30 p.m., Indigo Girls May 20 7:30 p.m.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Soulfix Duo May 17 6 p.m..

The Engine Room in WRJ. Moxley Union/The Pilgrims May 19 8 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Off The Rails May 17 7 p.m.; Maiden Voyage May 18 10 p.m.; Sullivan, Davis and Hanscom May 19 9:30 p.m..

Ongoing Events

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2018: 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. TwinStateDepressionSupportGroup.org or on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TwinStateDSG/. 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 vcdp.org or call Maureen at 281-5213.

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

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.