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Weathersfield News January 20, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Looks like we have a little snow to play with but that big dump of snow still hasn't happened. I know it's been cold so folks are starting to open skating rinks and this past weekend Ascutney Outdoors got a chance to open their newly installed Ski Tow to the public. Lot of folks turned out but having more snow on the ground would sure a lot of people happy.

Last Wednesday I attend a Day Of Pampering for Caregivers hosted by the Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community. Caregivers were pampered with hand, chair and table massages.

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On Saturday I attended a concert in South Burlington VT at Higher Ground.
Davy Knowles a wonderful Manx guitar player and song writer headlined the show.

If you've never heard of Davy and like the BLUES check out this video

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A local band Townsend Revenue opened the show.

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And now the news...
Select Board Budget Meeting Jan 14-Colin Butler, the Town Treasurer explained four tax scenarios to the Board and public in attendance. Time was spent detailing Article 9 asking voters to approve borrowing in this fiscal year for three years to pay for two nearly completed projects replacing the heating system in the Highway Garage and the provision of a replacement well for a neighboring property whose well was contaminated with salt. If the article does not pass, the Select Board will need to include a $55,000 assessment on the 2016-2017 tax bills to pay for the $55,000 deficit in the year-end FY2016 Highway Fund resulting from these two expenses.
Select Board member Lynn Esty is looking for organizations that might be interested in having a luncheon, bake sale, coffee table, etc. at Town Meeting which is on Saturday, Feb. 27. If your organization is interested contact Lynn Esty at or 802-738-7413.

Weathersfield School-Early Release Day Jan. 28, teachers in the WSESU will work on curriculum; students have lunch and board buses at 11:30 a.m. Drama Club News the annual Talent Show- Weathersfield's Got Talent Show, to benefit the Drama Club, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m. in the gym. Sign up by Monday, Jan. 25, audition on Feb. 4 after school. The Talent Show is a fundraiser for the Drama Club's spring production of "Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye" Saturday, Jun. 4 1 p.m. in the gym, (cast party to follow in the AP room). K-8 will enjoy the play again on Monday, Jun. 6 1 p.m.
Get Out And About:
David Greenfield, Friday Jan. 22, 6-8 p.m., The Inn at Weathersfield, 1342 Route 106, Perkinsville.

Roast Beef Supper Thursday Jan 21 5-7 p.m., Congregational (Brick) Church, 10 Station Road, Hartland. Includes homemade rolls and side dishes $7 or $15. 802-436-2792.

Annual Potluck Dinner, Meeting and Speaker, Saturday, Jan. 23, 5 p.m. Reading Town Hall. Reading Historical Society hosts Lorraine Zigman speaking on the "Vermont Underground Railroad".  RSVP for supper call Esther Allen at 484-5027.

Ice Fishing Derby  Saturday Jan. 23 7:30 a.m.-noon, Dewey's Pond on Quechee Main Street, opposite Marshland Farm. Fishing derby, with prizes awarded, for children age 14 and under  $5. Registration encouraged. Sponsored by Hartford Recreation. 802-295-5036.

Cross Country Ski Sunday Jan. 24  the Hartland Winter Trails. Led by Inge Trebitz for Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. Call for details. 802-785-2129.

Line Dancing Monday Jan. 25 1-3 p.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road, Hartland. Class taught by Jamie Orr  $20 for four weeks. Refreshments free. 802-436-2336.

Roast Beef Supper Thursday Jan 28 5-7 p.m., Congregational (Brick) Church, 10 Station Road, Hartland. Includes homemade rolls and side dishes  $7 or $15. 802-436-2792.

Weathersfield School Concerts Winter Concert, K-4 Feb. 3, 6-7 p.m. in the Gym Winter Concert, 5-8 Feb. 9 6-7:30 p.m. in the Gym.

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:

The Weathersfield's Got Talent Show Thursday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m. Host by The Weathersfield School.
Weathersfield Food Shelf is now open in the 1879 School in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m.  during the winter season.  In the event of inclement weather contact Weathersfield Town Office, 674-2626,  for information.

Yoga 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. Submission deadline Feb. 15, 2016. 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.

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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