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Weathersfield News May 18, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Get out your calendars, there's a lot happening in Town over the next few weeks. You won't want to miss the Grand Opening of the ADA Accessible bathroom at the Weathersfield Proctor Library on Thursday May 26 at 5 p.m.. Rumors have it that there'll be some special cupcakes at the refreshment table.

Another week filled with music and events. Wednesday, May 11, I had tickets to see Cage The Elephant at the Times Union Arena in Albany but the show got moved to the Palace Theatre. My great seats were turned into General Admission Balcony-REFUND PLEASE. Heard it was a great show, oh well, hopefully I'll catch them sometime. 

Instead, I went to Concord NH to see an old friend perform a FREE show at the Concord City Auditorium. I've known Scott Kirby for years and really love his music. It's a laid back, small town, chill type of sound.

Thursday, I covered the Lebanon Opera House's Thank You Donor Dinner. I love shooting events because I get to meet some very nice people. The special guest that evening was Matthew Dicks.

Dick's has written a number of books and tells the best stories "on the page and on the stage."

Friday night, we drove across the river to Claremont NH to check out a singer/songwriter that a friend had recommended. Joe Young is from Portsmouth NH and has played at New Socials a few times before (but we had never heard of him.) He sounds like Ryan Adams, Joe Purdy, Ray LaMontagne, and Sean Hayes. During his breaks we got to talk to him socially-really nice guy and very into the Red Sox! We bought his two CDs and really like his sound.

Saturday I attended the Woodstock Union High School's Junior Prom. The King and Queen were crowned after the traditional Junior Class Promenade. The students were dressed to the nines!

Alden Krawcyzk gets crowned Prom King
by last year's King Alex Crompton

Violet Spann, this year's queen is
crowned by Abby Kaija last year's Queen.

Alden Krawcyzk, Junior Class President Prom King
and Violet Spann Prom Queen

Monday, I covered Conor Kennedy's announcement of his run for the Vermont State Senate seat being vacated by his retiring boss, Senate Pro Tem leader and Windsor County Senator of 16 years John Campbell.
Conor Kennedy

Weathersfield Select Board News: The Board met on Monday May 16, the meeting will be reported on next week.

Weathersfield School News:  Any Dog Allergies? It is possible that the school may have a service dog next year. It is important that they know if anyone has a dog allergy so they can make sure to take extra precautions for children and their families. Please notify Nurse Emily Stevens or Principal Oakman at 674-5400 to report this kind of an allergy, as soon as possible. New Teachers Hired at WS for 2016-2017 Two new additions to the WS faculty/staff are: Leeanna Robinson, Kindergarten Teacher  and Julian Villa, Middle Level Science Teacher. Jerry Milligan, will serve as Athletic Director.
For more information, please contact Principal Oakman or call at 674-5400.

Larry Richard Ayer, Sr. of Ascutney, Vt. died peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 4. He was born in Claremont, N.H. on Oct. 5, 1949 the son of Percy Elmer and Louise “Dolly” (Simms) Ayer. Larry had worked as a dry waller and craftsman for himself and other companies. He enjoyed fishing, playing horseshoes, cribbage, watching Nascar and football as well as reading. His pride and joy were his grandchildren, Tre and Relic. Humor and his handlebar mustache were a big part of who Larry was. The family includes his wife, Joyce (Sherette) Ayer; his sons, Larry “Phelicks” Ayer Jr. and his wife, Hillary, of Claremont and Benjamin Ayer and his wife, Amanda, of Claremont; his daughter, Misty Ayer of North Walpole; two grandchildren, Larry “Tre” Ayer III and Relic Hanna Ayer; his sister, Jane Companion and her husband, Dan, of Claremont; two sisters-in-law, Jennifer Ayer and Lorraine Goyette; step daughter, Michele (Sherette) Gosselin and her husband, Mark; six step grandchildren; his friend, Rob Woodhams and his wife, Sheila; also several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Get Out And About:

Huge Multi-Family Yard Sale in Ascutney, Saturday May 21, 9-2 p.m.. Hosted by the Ascutney Union Church.  Food will be available for purchase in addition to some very interesting items. 5243 Rte.5 in Ascutney, VT. Contact 802-345-4019 for more information.

Household Hazardous Waste Collections in Windsor Saturday, May 21 Windsor Goodyear Building 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Call 674-9235 for more information or Only residents and small businesses from Andover, Athens, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield,  West Windsor, and Windsor may participate.

Underground Railroad Talk in Ascutney, Sunday, May 22, 2 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall. Lorraine Zigman, a life-long Vermonter with a deep interest in history and no tolerance for discrimination of any kind, will speak.

Grand Opening ADA Bathroom At the Weathersfield Proctor Library in Ascutney Thursday, May 26 5 p.m. Join the Trustees and Friends of Proctor Library as they officially open their new ADA Accessible Bathroom and Walkway. Refreshments will be served. Call 802.674.2863 for more information.

Weathersfield Elementary School Dates to Remember in Ascutney, May 27, 8:15-9:15 a.m. Memorial Day Assembly – Public Invited and Early Release Day, at 11:30 a.m. -students have lunch and leave school-curriculum afternoon for Teachers. May 30, noon in Perkinsville-Principal Oakman, BJ Esty and WS Students attend Memorial Day Service. Jun. 2, 3-4 p.m.-School Volunteers Tea and Thank You. Jun. 4, 2 p.m.-Annual Drama Production Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye.  Jun. 6, 1 p.m.-Rumpelstiltskin, Private Eye, performance for grades K-8.  Jun. 6, 5:30-7 p.m.-Panther Cub Night for all Incoming Kindergarteners in the fall. Jun. 8, 5-6 p.m.-School Report Night and Pizza Supper. Jun. 10-Grade 8 Class Trip to Boston and Field Day for K-7. Jun. 13, 7 p.m. Grade 8 Graduation. Jun. 14, 11:30 a.m. Last Day of School for Students - Early Release Day.

Memorial Day Service in Perkinsville, Monday, May 30, noon on the Green. Memorial Day is a solemn day to remember and honor the selfless dedication of service members who have boldly stood in harm’s way carrying the torch of freedom fighting to protect our abundant way of life. Please come to the Perkinsville Green to recognize the men and women who have served us and have passed on. Veterans Memorial Committee  802-885-2221

Friends of the 1879 Schoolhouse Work Days in Perkinsville. The following are volunteer work dates for the 1879 Schoolhouse-May 26, 9-noon,  June 4, 8 a.m.-4p.m. Saturday work party event with a huge manpower contribution from a Vermont/New Hampshire Men’s Community Service Organization. We will be working on interior and exterior finishing projects on both the ell and the main building. There will be work for all skill levels. Please call 802.263.5300.

Fridays Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Friday nights at 5:30 p.m.-May 20-Draa Hobbs, May 27-Chris Kleeman, Jun. 3-Ali T, Jun. 10-Eric Boedtker, Jun. 17-Draa Hobbs, Jun. 24-Johnny O, Jul. 1-Peter Neri, Jul. 8-Erik Boedtker.

Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Clinic dates: 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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