Weathersfield News Dec 30 #WeathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News December 30, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Happy New Year! I'm sitting here writing, trying to decide how to spend New Year's Eve. What do you folks do? Do you go out to dinner? Head to a bar for a live band? Drive to Boston, Burlington, or Claremont for "First Night" or just hang out at home and watch the celebrations on TV? If you'd like to head out, there are a lot of very cool things planned in the area (see below.) Whatever you do, I hope you have a very Happy New Year!

Saw a great show in White River Junction Sunday afternoon. The Briggs Opera House hosted a Yellowhoue Media show- Brooks Hubbard EP Release party.

Brooks Hubbard, a Mascoma High School graduate who is just back from recording in Nashville performed for a SOLD OUT audience. He was joined on stage by Val McCallum-who grew up in Brownsville and performs with Jackson Browne. At one point Brooks's father left the sound board and joined Brooks and Val on stage for a Jackson Browne/Eagle's song.

A former classmate of Brooks-Hannah Hoffman opened the show.
Everyone who attended the show went home with a free copy of Brooks's EP.
More images from the show:

Get Out And About:

New Year's Eve
Jason Cann-Windsor Dec. 31, 5-8 p.m. Harpoon Brewery, 336 Ruth Carney Drive Windsor.

First Night in Claremont 6 p.m.-midnight, various locations in town. Activities include tubing, skiing, laser tag, horse drawn wagon rides, magic shows and bowling. Fireworks start at 10 p.m. Free. Complete schedule, 603-542-7019.

Live Trad Session w/Roger Kahle and Randy Miller-Hanover Dec. 31 6-9 p.m. Salt hill Pub, 7 Lebanon Street #103 Hanover.

Jesse Peters-Perkinsville Dec. 31 7-11 p.m. The Inn at Weathersfield, 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville.

New Year's Party with The Party Crashers-Lebanon Dec. 31, 9 p.m.-Friday Jan. 1, 2016, 12 a.m. Salt hill Pub, 2 S Park St. Lebanon.

New Year's Party with Coquette-Windsor Dec. 31, 10 p.m.- Friday, Jan. 1, 2016, 12 a.m. Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom, Depot Avenue. For more information call 802-674-4180.

New Year's Eve Ball- Norwich 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. Music by Calliope. Called by Luke Donforth. Walk-through for new dancers, 7:30 p.m. Clean shoes required  $15, under 16 free, seniors by donation.

International Folk Dance-Norwich Jan. 3, 3-6 p.m., Tracy Hall, 300 Main St. Traditional music and dance from many cultures. No experience or partners necessary. Bring soft-soled shoes $4 or $8. 802-436- 2151.

Mary Poppins in White Rive Junction-Northern Stage White River Junction VT Nov. 18-Jan 3. Call 802.296.7000 for tickets.

Inaugural Winter Fest & Rope Tow Dedication-Ascutney Mountain Saturday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ski Tow Road Brownsville, VT. A day of festivities to celebrate a new chapter of recreation and conservation at Mt Ascutney.  Come and enjoy some fun outdoor activities, music, a community lunch and a special dedication of the newly installed Rope Tow and conservation celebration co-hosted by the Trust for Public Land.
Events: 9-11 a.m. 'Fatscutney' Fat Bike Race, 9-2 p.m. Tiki Torch Snow Shoe, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Rope Tow Dedication & Conservation Celebration Ceremony, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch, 1-2 p.m. Ski/Ride Race, 1 p.m.-close 'Smores by the fire. More information:
Yoga is becoming more accessible in the area-In Weathersfield: Tuesday nights, Weathersfield Town Hall in Ascutney practice Sivananda & Flow Yoga with Charlotte McIntyre from 5:30-6:30 p.m.. For info visit  or  email Claremont, NH: The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located at 140 North Street, across from Barnes Park. To find out more about Ahimsa, please visit

Third Annual Wildlife Photo Contest-Sponsored by the Weathersfield Conservation Commission. Requirements: limited to native wildlife (animals, birds, or insects); Limited to amateur photographers; must be photographed locally (within 50 mile radius); one submission per person, must be on an 8 x 10 glossy. There will be three places. Judging will be done by 3 interested persons. Submitted photos can be dropped off at the Weathersfield Town Office in an envelope plainly marked Conservation Commission photo contest. There is a drop box at the Town office for after hours. The following information needs to be included with the photo: Name, address, phone number, E-mail address, and where photo was taken. Submission is implied consent Town can duplicate the photo in their annual report. Winning photos will be mounted and framed, then displayed for one year at either town office, library, or school, then returned to owner. Submission deadline Feb. 15, 2016.

Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. The organization embraces the principles of restorative justice. As a volunteer, you will hear participant's stories and help create a restorative contract with them. The group meets once a month at the Springfield Police Department, your commitment will require about 3 hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at or call Maureen at 802-295-5078 #10.

Food Shelf -The Food Shelf will be moving soon to the 1879 School House in Perkinsville. Watch for move signs. 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, Hours: Wed 10-8 p.m.; Thurs & Fri noon-6 p.m.; Sat 9-1 p.m. FREE Programs-FREE Computer Tutor - Fridays 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Story Hour with Jordan: Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Volunteers in Action (VIA) is looking for volunteer drivers. VIA is an organization that drives people to doctor's appointments, usually at Mt. Ascutney Hospital or DHMC and occasionally grocery missions. Your mileage is reimbursable.  Please call VIA at (802) 674-5971 ask for Martha or Scottie. 

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