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Weathersfield News January 13, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

I am happy to report that, for the winter months, the Weathersfield Food Shelf is now open in the 1879 School in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m..  In the event of inclement weather please contact Weathersfield Town Office, 674-2626, for information.

Thursday night I spent an evening laughing my, well you know what off! I was at the Jim Breuer show at the Lebanon Opera House. My sister has seen Breuer a number of times and warned me to go to the bathroom before the show started-Thank you Chrissie-I avoided an accident!

Chris Monty opened the show, which was a benefit for the Upper Valley Haven.
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On Sunday I attended the final service at the Quechee Community Church in Hartford VT. After 142 years of hosting Sunday services and events in town the congregants attended one final "Service of Thanksgiving and Celebration."

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I left this solemn event and headed to the Monshire Museum of Science to cover their 40th Anniversary party for the Valley News Enterpise magazine (out on January 26th!)
The museum has lots planned to celebrate their 40 years in the Upper Valley. Check out their website for more info.

ADA Bathroom Construction continues at the Weathersfield Proctor Library. Another week or so and our Library will have an indoor accessible bathroom for all to use!

Select Board Meeting Jan 4
Town manager Jim Mullen reported that $60,157 is needed (and has been placed in the budget) to restore the Highway Fund Balance to zero. As the meeting continued, Mr. Mullen presented a table showing the delinquent tax data back to 2005. The table showed the amount of delinquent taxes owed has declined since 2010, with an average 6.6% of total taxable parcels delinquent in the past three years. The FY2017 budget was reviewed, little or no change in the Grand List is anticipated therefore a penny of the municipal tax rate will raise $29,145. There was no COLA (cost of living adjustment), so town employees will not be receiving raises in FY17. In addition, employees will begin paying $15 a week toward their health insurance starting January 1, 2016. The Select Board also passed a motion that will require all vehicles entering transfer station display a sticker beginning on Saturday, 1/27/2016; only vehicles displaying a sticker may pass through the gates of the Weathersfield Transfer Station.

Get Out And About:
Jason Cann Thursday, Jan. 14, 5-8 p.m., Harpoon Brewery, 336 Ruth Carney Drive, Windsor VT.

Thumpin' Thursday-Ida Mae Specker and Friends, Thursday, Jan. 14, 7-10 p.m., Windsor Station Restaurant and Barroom, 26 Depot Avenue, Windsor VT. For more information call 802-674-4180.

Peter Concilio Jazz Friday, Jan. 15, 5:30-7:30pm, Silo Distilleries, Windsor VT.
Cyn Barrette (flute and vocals), Bob Merrill (piano), and Concilio will perform.

Jacob McLaughlin, Friday, Jan. 15, 6-8 p.m., The Inn at Weathersfield, 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville, VT .

Twelfth Night  Friday Jan. 15 8 p.m., Moore Theater at Hopkins Center, 4 E. Wheelock St. Hanover, NH. Filter Theatre presents the Shakespeare comedy  $25-$35. 603-646-2422.

Winter Wildlife Celebration, Saturday Jan. 16 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Vermont Institute of Natural Science, 6565 Woodstock Road, Quechee VT. Activities include guided tours, crafts, games and winter adaptation activities  $11.50-$13.50, children 3 and under free. 802-359-5000.

Historical Photograph Discussion Saturday Jan. 16, 2-3 p.m., Springfield Art and Historical Society, 65 Route 106, North Springfield, VT. Bunni and Hugh Putnam give a presentation on historical photographs that were included in the society's 2016 calendar. Free. 802-886-7935.

Please Don't Tell, Saturday Jan. 16, 9 p.m.-midnight, Windsor Station Restaurant & Barroom, Depot Avenue, Windsor, VT. For more information call 802-674-4180.

Weathersfield Monthly Potluck Tuesday, Jan. 19, noon at Community Church Vestry, Perkinsville, VT.   All are welcome - come have a nice meal, get acquainted and visit. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Beverages and paper goods will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman 802-263-5245;

Cartooning Reconsidered  Wednesday Jan. 20 6 p.m., Hartland Public Library, 153 Route 5, Hartland VT. James Sturm, co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies, discusses the history of comics and the ways that cartooning and visual storytelling is changing the world. Free. 802-436-2473.

David Greenfield, Friday, Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m., The Inn at Weathersfield, 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville.

Inaugural Winter Fest & Rope Tow Dedication Saturday, Feb. 6, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Ascutney Mountain Resort, 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.

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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