Weathersfield News March 2 #weathersfieldVT #VT

Weathersfield News March 2, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

It was good to see some of you at Town Meeting on Saturday. I hope folks were aware of the meeting day change and didn't show up at the school Monday night for Town Meeting. The attendance seemed low to me but it just meant more luncheon for the folks who attended. The Windsor County Partners outdid themselves. The variety and quantity of soups and snacks provided were quite amazing. No one left the meal hungry. The first round of 2016 voting is behind us and now we look to the Primary and General Election-should make for an interesting summer and fall. But before all the politics kick in, I'm turning my focus on the Special Olympics of Vermont Winter Games. Woodstock is again hosting this annual gathering of athletes and their family and friends. If you've never attended a Special Olympics event you should come out and be part of the experience. The hugs and love will definitely make you forget about all the nastiest in world-at least for a weekend! Fingers crossed for some snow for these folks!

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Another weekend of great music for me. Friday I got to see James McMurtry at the beautiful Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe VT. The show was a Kirschner Concerts Production, if you like music you should follow KConcerts website for their bookings.
James McMurtry

Bow Thayer opened the show, seen here playing his signature Bojotar.
Bow Thayer

Saturday I went to one of my favorite venues in Vermont-Billsville House Concerts in Manchester VT. It's a great place to see a show for you and 74 other friends. Saturday's headliner was Joe Pug. I've been following him since 2011 when he played at the Pentangle's Summergrass show at Suicide Six with Levon Helm. Will Mosheim and Carling Berkhout opened the show with some "old time music" on fiddle and banjo.
Will Mosheim and Carling Berkhout 

Sunday I enjoyed a HUGE pasta dinner at Damon Hall. Matt Dunne For Vermont hosted a Pasta Dinner and about 140 people turned out to meet with the Vermont Gubernatorial Candidate.
Hartland's Matt Dunne running for Vermont Governor
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Weathersfield School News: Spring Sports sign ups for Softball, Baseball, Track deadlines are as follows: Grades 3-8-Mar. 21 (first practice is on/about Mar. 22) Grades K-2-No sign up deadline (first practice will be Apr. 16, weather pending) Reminder that only students in grades 5-8 can sign up for track. You must sign up in Weathersfield first, if not enough athletes sign up for teams you may play for another town. Coaches are needed for the Spring Season. Also mark your calendars for Panther Cub Night Monday, Jun. 6 5:30-7 p.m.. This is for incoming Kindergarten students and their families to learn more about our great school. Contact the school for more information 802-674-5400

Get Out And About:

Special Olympics of Vermont (SOVT) Winter Games in Woodstock Friday-Sunday, Mar. 4-6. Opening Ceremonies Friday Mar. 4 5:30 p.m. on the Green across from the Woodstock Inn. The ceremony includes a parade of athletes, the lighting of the Olympic Torch, appearances by VIPs including Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin and Tim Shriver, son of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics movement internationally in the 1960s and a huge fireworks display from atop Mount Tom overlooking the event. On snow events will be held at the Suicide Six Ski Area in Pomfret. More information:  Volunteer or just come out and cheer.

Music at The Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville  Friday nights, 1342 Route 106. Awe-inspiring food and live music from some of the best performers in Vermont. Mar. 4 Ali Turner, Mar. 18 TBA, Mar. 25 Dave Clark & Jed.

Turkey and Biscuit Dinner in Ascutney, Saturday Mar. 5, 5-7 p.m., Martin Memorial Hall, 5259 Route 5. Includes roast turkey, vegetables, mashed potatoes, salad, cranberry sauce and sweets. Takeout available  $10. Sponsored by Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association. 802-674-6869.

Snowshoe in Windsor, Saturday Mar. 5 Hike to see views of Norcoss Quarry on Mount Ascutney. Led by Dick Andrews for Ottauquechee Section of the Green Mountain Club. Call for details and conditions. 802-885-3201.

Delphi Trio in Claremont, Saturday Mar. 5, 7 p.m., Union Church, 133 Old Church Road. Violinist Liana Berube, cellist Michelle Kwon and pianist Jeffrey LaDeur play works by Saint-Saens, Faure and Ravel in "Les Francais"  Donation. 802-738-0022.

Gerry Grimo and East Bay Jazz in Claremont, Saturday Mar. 5, 7:30 p.m., Claremont Opera House, 58 Opera House Square. Ten-piece band performs jazz and big standards, blues and R&B  $5. 603-542- 4433.

Growing Your Best Dahlias in Hartland, Sunday Mar. 6, 3-4:30 p.m., Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Road. Hartland resident Jaxon Morgan gives talk at Hartland Garden Club gathering. Free. 802-436-2085.

Six English Gardens in Five Days: A Whirlwind Photographic Tour in Springfield, Vt., Tuesday Mar. 8, 2 p.m., Nolin Murray Center, St. Mary's Catholic Church, 10 Pleasant St. Patty Talbot, gardener, lecturer, traveler and photographer, gives talk. A Springfield Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presentation  $8. 802-885- 3094.

Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Animal Hospital 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: April 26, May 31, August 16, September 13, October 11 and December 13. Weathersfield residents are reimbursed for cost of surgery up to $50, limit three (3) cats. Please bring SNAP form (available at the Town Office.)

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

Valley Court Diversion Programs-Volunteer are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. 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 802.281.5213.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney-FREE sponsored by RSPV- Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, AscutneyVT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

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