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Weathersfield News January 21, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Green Dragon Farm Fundraiser- Saturday Jan. 24 Weathersfield Center Meeting House on Weathersfield Center Road 1 p.m. The Weathersfield Community will be coming together to help our neighbors Alicia Jenks and Glenn Selwitz who lost almost everything when their old farmhouse on the corner of South Mountain Road and Rt.131  in Weathersfield burned down three weeks ago. 
Glen's musician friends are hosting a musical fund raiser and pot luck to raise money to help them get back on their feet.  Music- including acoustic, classic rock and bluegrass- will be performed by The Wild Lifers, Relic Review, Moxley Union, Davey Davis, The Four Hoarsemenn,  and Bill Brink. The event is free but donations will be accepted to help out Glenn and Alicia. If you are unable attend, Alicia's Hartland Elementary school friends have set up a fund for them: Alicia Jenks Fund, ℅ Mascoma Bank, PO Box 348, Hartland, Vt 05048. For further information or directions, call 263-5626.

Notice of Public Hearing Feb. 9 7 p.m. Martin Memorial Hall Ascutney. Pursuant to the provisions of Title 24, Section 4384, of the Vermont Statutes Annotated, the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Monday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m., in the Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney to receive public comment regarding revised chapters to the Weathersfield Town Plan.  Copies of these Town Plan Chapters – Flood Resiliency Chapter and the Natural, Historical, and Scenic Resources Chapter are available for public review.   The chapters with their accompanying reports can be viewed at the Town of Weathersfield’s website by clicking on this link.   Interested persons may also request a print or digital copy by emailing the Zoning Administrator at  Persons wishing to comment on the Plan Chapters may do so in writing to the Planning Commission prior to the meeting or by appearing in person. 

Select Board News
Petitions of Nominations For Town Offices-The filing deadline for candidates to be on the ballot for Annual Town Meeting is next Monday Jan. 26 by 5 p.m.. All signature pages must be returned to the Town Clerk with at least 25 valid signatures at this time.

Appointments-There are a number of vacancies in the Town of Weathersfield, if you are interested in serving your community please contact the Town Manager: Ancient Roads Committee, Budget Committee (One Opening), Connecticut River Development Corporation – Representative and Alternate, CRJC Mt Ascutney Subcommittee, Emergency Management Coordinator, Fence Viewer (Two Openings), Parks and Recreation Commission (One Opening), River Connection Regional Partnership, Representative, Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc. Representative, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commissioner, Transportation Advisory Committee, Veterans’ Memorial Committee, Weathersfield Zoning Board of Adjustment (Three Openings: 2 regular members & 1 Alternate)

Weathersfield School News: Early Release Day Friday, Feb. 6 is an early release day. Teachers will be working on curriculum that afternoon. The children will be served lunch and then boarded on the bus for home by 11:30 a.m..

Winter Concerts The K-3 Winter Concert Tuesday, Jan. 27 from 6-7 p.m. on. The snow date for this concert is Jan. 29, same time. Students should be at the school by 5:45 p.m., wearing their very best! The Grade 4-8 Winter Concert Wednesday, Jan. 28 6- 7:30 p.m. with the snow date also being on Thursday Jan. 29, same time. Students should be at school by 5:45 pm.

February Break February vacation this year will be the week of Feb.16-20.

Drama Club Dates-Seeking talent for the 2nd Annual "Got Talent Show" to be held on Thursday, Feb. 26 7 p.m.  Dust off your tap shoes, jokes and vocal cords! WS is looking for unique talent acts to make this show even more successful than last year. Auditions will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22 after school. This audition is open to students, faculty, and community members. Please contact Erica Yuengling with any questions. Thursday, Feb. 26  7 p.m. Weathersfield's Got Talent Show (Dress rehearsal Wednesday, Feb. 25 3-5 p.m.) A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Dress Rehearsal Friday, May 29 3-5 p.m.) Performances Saturday, May 30 2 p.m, Monday, Jun. 1 1 p.m.: In the Gym for all K-8 students.

WelchAllyn Spot Vision Screen The Springfield Lions Club purchased a WelchAllyn Spot Vision Screener, which is a top of the line, handheld, portable device that can quickly detect vision issues. This machine has been clinically shown to be more effective and efficient than traditional screening tools used by schools. On Dec. 17 the Springfield Lions Club came to Weathersfield School and donated their time to vision screen every student in school. The vision screener then printed out the results of the screening for parents to bring to their child’s healthcare provider if the exam was outside of normal limits. A big Thanks goes out to the Lions Club.

Town Wide Challenge Saturday Mar. 21 Start getting your team together, which Team will be victorious in this year's Trivia Challenge. More details to follow.

Weathersfield Proctor Library
Call 674-2863 or email for more information about these events. Junior Book Club Grades 3 - 5 Thursday Jan. 22 3-4 p.m. "Escape from Mr Lemoncello's Library" by Chris Grabenstein. Copies of the book are available at the library and Weathersfield Elementary School. E-Reader, Tablet Use Workshop
Did someone gift you with an eReader, tablet or new phone? Would you like to learn how to download eBooks and/or audiobooks from the library's collection?  Sign up for a "How To" class at the library on Saturday, Jan. 24 at 2 p.m. Please let them know what device you will be using to download (eReader, tablet, phone, laptop) when you sign up. Call 674-2863 or email for more information. First Thursday Adult Book Group Feb. 5 at 6:30 p.m. "Prayers for Sale" by Sandra Dallas Copies of the book are available at the library. Drop In Valentine Card Making Thursday Feb. 12 from 1-4 p.m.

Geraldine V. Burpee 84, died peacefully Thursday, Jan. 8 at home surrounded by her family. Geraldine was born April 29, 1930, in Weathersfield, the daughter of Herbert and Marion (Wells) Baker. Geraldine is survived by her son, Stephen F. Burpee and his wife, Cathy, of Cavendish; her daughter, Debbie Currie and her husband, Michael, of Weathersfield; three grandchildren, Jessica Hitchcock, Joshua Currie and Jeremy Currie; two great-grandchildren, Emily and Isabelle Hitchcock; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Ascutneyville Cemetery in Ascutney. The family suggests that donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of Vermont and New Hampshire, P.O. Box 976, White River Junction, VT 05001-0976. Arrangements are with Stringer Funeral Home & Crematorium, 146 Broad St., in Claremont. To view an online memorial or send a private message of condolence, visit

Virginia Mae Butterfield, 92, formerly of  Weatherfield Bow, VT, died Monday, Jan. 12, at Elm Wood Center in Claremont, NH. She was born in Weathersfield Bow, VT, on December 27, 1922, the  daughter of Walter Joseph and Lucy May (Randall) Butterfield. Ginny had attended the Bow School and graduated from Stevens High School in the Class of 1941. She is predeceased by five brothers, Floyd, Claude, Clarence, Philip and Melvin Butterfield; two sisters, Muriel Chamberlain and Ida Annie
Butterfield. Visiting hours were held at the Stringer Funeral Home, 146 Broad  Street in Claremont on Saturday, Jan. 17 from 9-11 a.m.. Funeral services followed at the funeral home with Pastor Harold Noyes, officiating. Burial will be held in the spring in the Weathersfield Bow Cemetery

Weathersfield Knit/Crochet Group
Beginning Dec. 1 1-2:30 p.m. Perkinsville Community Church. Bring your current project or your own supplies to get started. Not sure what to create? Come help create an afghan! (Yarn and instructions provided.) Contact Lynn Esty at 263-9441 or if you have any questions.

Food Shelf
The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located at 7303 Route 131 - the former "World of Discovery" daycare. Thanks to the generosity of their donors, the Weathersfield Food Shelf will now be open every Thursday from 4-5 p.m. 

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

Weathersfield Proctor Library-FREE Programs
FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Do you want to learn how to use a computer? Sign up for email or facebook or learn more about internet safety? Did you know the library offers downloadable eBooks and audiobooks? Sign up required. BYOL (bring your own laptop or smartphone if you have one).

Storytime Wednesdays 11 a.m. Jan 21 - May 27

Crafternoons for Kids Thursdays 3-4 p.m. For 6 weeks Jan. 29 - Mar. 5

Library Hours: Wed 10-6 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m.

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