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Weathersfield News April 6, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

I'm not sure what we did to upset Mother Nature but just when we thought is was Spring she threw us a curve ball and brought back Winter. My skier friends are all moaning about it being too little to late. Me, I'm just worried about my berry bushes and fruit trees that were starting to form their buds, are they going to get frozen? 

Before the snow came, I hope you all had a chance to enjoy some yummy hot dogs at the Weathersfield Proctor Library on Saturday. Our new Library Director is a HUGE Red Sox fan and decided to serve up some hot dogs and talk about this much anticipated Red Sox baseball season. 
Big Papi, David Ortiz
If you didn't get enough yummy food at the Library, the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Fighters served up a Pig Roast on Saturday night. (Heard it was delicious.) 

And in case you missed it, our local Celebs-Ernie and Cookie Shand were featured on last Thursday's WCAX-TV Super Senior segment.

Weathersfield, you are officially on the cool map! And speaking of cool, rumor has it that there will be nine teams competing this year at the Annual Town Challenge on Apr. 16. I'm looking at them all and trying to decide who to put my money on (it's a fundraiser for the Library!)

Weathersfield School News:
Congratulations to Ryan Ostrom, Grade 3, he's the winner of Vermont State’s Growing Works of Art Contest. The prize includes the following:  $50 Visa gift card, a gift bag full of tree-related items, a Vermont State Parks punch pass ($30 value) and he will be featured on WCAX’s “Across the Fence” television show (date to be determined.) WSESU Geography Bee News-The first leg of The Vermont Principal’s Association Geography Bee took place at Weathersfield School on Wednesday, Mar. 30. Teams from Albert Bridge, Hartland, Windsor, and Weathersfield competed to determine which school will represent our supervisory union at the state regional competition in April. The Weathersfield team of Jordan Gaito, John Maclachlan, Jasmine Martens, and Zed McNaughton scored 88 points earning them a second place finish. Windsor was third with 60 points and Albert Bridge was fourth with 40 points. Hartland finished first with 108 total points. Congratulations to Hartland. Honor's Dinner for Grades 5 - 8-The annual Honors Dinner and celebration will be held on Wednesday, Apr. 27, 5:30-7 p.m. in the AP Room. The speaker this year will be Springfield Junior and former WS student, Emily Antonivich. REMINDER-April break for WS will be the week of Apr. 11. Welcome Sean Whalen-he has joined the WS faculty as the long term science substitute for grades 6, 7 and 8. Sean has been teaching in the Four Winds Environmental program and has been a teacher in other districts. Sean’s first day was Apr. 1.

Get Out And About:
The Mountaintop in White River Junction Mar. 23-Apr. 9 A play by Katori Hall
directed by Carol Dunne call 802-291-9009 for tickets or online at:

An Evening With Roger McGuinn in Woodstock, Thursday, Apr. 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Hosted by The Ottauquechee Health Foundation Call 802-457-3981 or  for tickets.

Jay Nash in Hartland, Friday Apr. 8, 6:30 p.m. Jay Nash will perform a concert to benefit the Hartland Elementary School Music and Theater Department, Tickets on sale through the HES Office.

CLASSICOPIA in Hartland, Friday Apr. 8, 7:30 p.m., A fantastic four-hand program entitled "DEUTSCHLAND DUOS" featuring the exciting Weiser/Liston-Kraft Piano Duo, who brought the house down with their performance last fall.  This program includes works by Bach, Mozart, Mendelssohn, Moszkowski, Brahms, and more.  Damon Hall, tickets are $20 for adults and free for all children 18 and under.  Tickets are available at the door.  For more info, visit

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet in Woodstock, Sunday Apr. 10, 7:30 p.m. Call 802-457-3918 or visit

Country Dance Series in Hartland, Saturday, Apr. 16: Adam Boyce – Yankee fiddler and caller of square dances popular from the 1930’s to 1950’s.

5th Annual Team Town Challenge in Ascutney, Saturday, Apr. 16 , 7 p.m. The Weathersfield Proctor Library will host the annual Team Town Challenge at the Weathersfield School in Ascutney. Get Your Team together and Sign up TODAY-4 Rounds of Questions-BREAK-4 Rounds of Questions. Ginger Wimberg will MC. Prizes also awarded for most team spirit and most funds raised. Door prizes too! Proceeds Benefit The Weathersfield Proctor Library Expansion Fund Donations for the Library Expansion Fund may be given at the door, and refreshments will be available. (802-674-2863)

Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Animal Hospital 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: Apr. 26, May 31, Aug. 16, Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Dec. 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, Ascutney, VT. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

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