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Weathersfield News January 27, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

In just about one month, Weathersfield voters will meet at the Weathersfield School in Ascutney on Saturday, Feb. 27 for Town Meeting. Town voters used to meet Monday night before voting by Australian Ballot on the following Tuesday morning (the first Tuesday in March.) Voters will now gather Saturday morning at 10 a.m. for the School District Meeting, break for lunch, then reconvene for the Town Meeting at noon. On Tuesday, Mar. 1 10 a.m., the polls will open at Martin Memorial Hall, voting by ballot will close at 7 p.m. the evening. Weathersfield's newly hired Town Manager, Ed Morris, 41, of Twin Falls, Idaho will be at that Saturday meeting and begin his job on Tuesday Mar. 1. So mark your calendars and come take part in this uniquely Vermont form of Democracy.

For fun Ascutney Sunrise and Sunset

A weekend filled with music!
Della Mae at Billsville, Manchester Vt.

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8th Annual Emerging Artist Showcase at Damon Hall, Hartland Vt.


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Mildred H. “Millie” Jarvis, 83, a long time resident of Ascutney, passed away on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 19 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She died peacefully with her daughters at her side. Millie was born January 10, 1933 in St. Johnsbury, and was the daughter of Della May Higgins. She received her schooling in Weathersfield and graduated from Springfield High School in 1950. She married Richard N. Jarvis on Dec. 28 and they were married 55 years until Dick passed away unexpectedly in 2012. Millie and Dick built their home in Ascutney, and moved there in 1963. She was employed at Joy Manufacturing Company in Claremont, at Cone Blanchard Machine Tool Company in Windsor, and she worked at the Ascutney Post Office until retirement in 2012. Millie enjoyed tending to her magnificent flower gardens, listening to country music, barn dances and helping others. Committal services will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date in the Ascutneyville Cemetery in Ascutney. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to either of the following organizations. (Please note in memory of Millie Jarvis on any donation.) BAYADA Hospice, PO Box 1590, Norwich, VT 05055, or Mt. Ascutney Hospital/Oncology, 289 County Road, Windsor, VT 05089.

Get Out And About:
Roast Beef Suppers Saturdays Jan, 30, Feb 6, 13, 20 and 27 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:

Breakfast 4 Dinner Saturday Feb. 6 5-7 p.m. hosted by Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association at Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney. Eggs, homemade pancakes(regular or blueberry), home fries, bacon, sausage, fruit salad, pastries, and assorted beverages. Adults $10, Children (6-10) $5, and under 6 is free. To-Go meals will be available.

The Tiki Torch Trek Saturday Feb. 13 5-8 p.m. Hosted by Hartland Winter Trails. Park at the Recreation Center and follow the signs on Rte 12 Hartland 3 Corners. 1.5 km trial lighted by torches and lanterns. Ski, snowshoe, or walk. Kids 12 and under are free, over 12 years $9, family $25. All proceeds benefit the Hartland Winter Trails.

The Weathersfield's Got Talent Show Thursday, Feb. 25 6:30 p.m. Host by The Weathersfield School.
Annual Town Meeting Saturday, Feb. 27. 10 a.m. School District Meeting, noon-Town Meeting at the Weathersfield School in Ascutney. If your organization is interested hosting a luncheon, bake sale, coffee table, etc. contact Lynn Esty at or 802-738-7413. This meeting will adjourn and voting by Australian Ballot will open Tuesday, Mar. 1 10 a.m.-7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall in Ascutney.

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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