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Weathersfield News December 9, 2015
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Select Board News:
Electronic Waste Collection Resumes-On Nov. 3 the Weathersfield Transfer Station suspended collection of electronic waste until the state resumed providing disposal services.  Town Manager Jim Mullen reported that the Town has been notified by the state that effective immediately, we may resume collection of electronic waste. Electronic waste may now be dropped off free of charge at the Weathersfield Transfer Station.
The Select Board met on Monday Dec. 7. coverage of that meeting will be posted here next week.

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Weathersfield Proctor Library-The Library Trustees reported that construction on the ADA Accessible bathroom construction should begin this week. Most of the work will be scheduled on Mondays and Tuesdays when the Library is closed to patrons. Please excuse the construction during Library hours as bathroom facilities will soon be provided for all.

Weathersfield School: National Geographic Bee-Weathersfield School will host their 27th National Geographic Bee on Thursday, Dec. 10 1 p.m. in the All-Purpose Room.
The following students will compete: Garrett Corliss, Jordan Gaito, Ozzie Jewett, John MacLachlan, Jasmine Martens, Morgan McKeen, Zed McNaughton, Virginia Snyder, Gunnar Waters, and Aria Yuengling. The winner of the WS Bee will advance to the next level of the competition, a written examination to determine eligibility as a state competitor. The state competition will be held in the spring of 2016.

Town Calendar of Events:

Candlelight Christmas in The Village- Sunday, Dec.13 5 p.m.  Perkinsville Community Church Route 106 An Evening of Holiday Music in the Village featuring music by Ruth Kelin on piano and Bill Von Gillern on organ, and Old South Chime Choir; vocals: Kathy Duhamel, Bill Brown, George Keeler, Bruce Fairbanks; instrumentals: Christina Gregory on flute, Elizabeth Masure on flute and Parker Eastman on clarinet.

Monthly Potluck Luncheon in Perkinsville-Tuesday Dec. 15 at noon, Perkinsville Church Vestry. Enjoy a "Christmas Visit" - share a favorite Christmas story if you wish. All are welcome! Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245;

Get Out And About:
Wassail Weekend in Woodstock-Saturday, Dec. 11 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Parade, house tours lots more.

Cookie Walk and Silent Auction in Hartland- Saturday Dec. 12 10 a.m. Congregational Church 10 Station Rd. Fill a box or bag of cookies. Cost varies 802.436.2792.

The Nutcracker-Performances will be Saturday Dec. 12 7 p.m. and Sunday Dec. 13 2 p.m. Tickets are $13 for adults and $8 for children. Tickets are available at the door or ahead of time at Misty Valley Books in Chester, Woodbury Florist in Springfield, and Tina's Hallmark in Springfield. Many children from town are in this production.

Messiah Sing in Woodstock- Sunday Dec. 13 4 p.m. Our Lady of the Snows on South St. An ensemble and soloists perform the Christmas portions of Handel's Messiah $10 802.457.3981.

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

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.. Drop-in rate is $12. 3-class and 5-class passes are available making classes $10 each. Cavendish: Blue Serpent Yoga Studio, A new space is opening this December. This is a small, in-home studio run by Charlotte McIntyre. There will be classes available Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. For December, all classes are offered by donation! Please visit to find out more. Contact Charlotte directly at Claremont, NH: The Ahimsa Yoga Center is located at 140 North Street, across from Barnes Park. Our twin state neighbor has a new yoga studio! You can find classes here from Kundalini Yoga to Flow, Monday through Friday. Keep your eyes out for special weekend events as well. 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 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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