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Weathersfield News June 1, 2016
Nancy Nutile-McMenemy

Memorial Day has come and gone but won't soon be forgotten. Many Weathersfield residents gathered at the Perkinsville Green on Monday at noon to honor our fallen veterans. A wreath of flowers was laid at the Veterans Statue and two new plaques honoring Victor Jarvis and Roger Eastman were unveiled. I am sure many of you got your gardens in, that's great but I hope you spent sometime thinking about those who fought for our freedom at some point during our long weekend.

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Weathersfield Select Board News: On Tuesday evening, May 24, consultant John Wood presented his evaluation and recommendations for fire service in Weathersfield to the Select Board, fire chiefs, fire department members and the public at the Weathersfield School. Copies of his report are available at the Town Office.

Weathersfield School News- School Survey sent home on Friday May 27. The survey helps the School administration and staff evaluate their strengths and challenges, as well as to make important changes in the way they do business. For more information about WS, please contact Principal Oakman or call at 674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library: On Thursday May 26, the Board of Trustees hosted a Grand Opening of the new ADA Accessible Bathroom at the Library. About 45 people attended the event. 

On Saturday, May 28 The World of Caterpillars "crawled" into the library. The display of eggs to moths is hosted by the Caterpillar Lab a non-profit in Keene, NH. 

SAVE THE DATE-Plans are being made for an event hosted by the Library Trustees on Sept. 3-Romaine Tenney: A Celebration of a Farmer's Life. More details to follow but save the date. 

Get Out And About:

Weathersfield Elementary School Dates to Remember in Ascutney 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.

3rd Annual Five Alarm 5K in Perkinsville, Saturday Jul. 30. This 5 K Trail Run or Walk benefits the West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department. The is at the Power Dam at the end of Maple Street in Perkinsville. Registration opens at 8 a.m., Kid Race at 9 a.m., 5K starts at 9:30 a.m. First, Second and Third places awarded to each age group. Register Online at or paper registration available at The West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Dept. Or Contact Toshya at, (603)322-3287. A chicken BBQ will be to follow at WWFD station.


Weathersfield Parks and Recreations-Guided Hikes. Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions , 263-5439. Saturday, Jun. 18, 9:30 a.m.-The Ancient Hemlocks. Total distance 2 miles. Sunday, Jul. 17, 11:30 a.m.-The Cabin. Total distance to the cabin will feel like 2 miles, plus a short walk on the Center Road. If anyone is interested, the return from the cabin could go past Murderer’s Well, which was large enough for two bodies, but was used for only one. Add a mile. Let Steve know if you want to include the cellar hole route. Sunday, Aug. 14, 1:00 p.m.-Springweather, Stoughton Pond distance about 5 miles, Springweather including pond and brook: 7 ½ miles. Saturday, Aug. 20, 9:30 a.m.-Little Ascutney- The hike probably will take over two hours. Saturday, Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m.-The Crash Site and Tucker Trail Lookout. This event is limited to 15 people. Dogs are not permitted. Saturday, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.-Perkinsville Lower Valley. Distance will be optional, from 1.3 miles to 2.5 to 4.0. Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.-Cooks Pond Loop, easy to moderate, with one longish incline. Distance: almost 3 miles. Saturday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.-Ferry Road and the Connecticut River. The total length is about 2 miles. Carol Orth is the leader.

Friends of the 1879 Schoolhouse Work Days in Perkinsville. The following are volunteer work dates for the 1879 Schoolhouse-Jun. 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.-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: 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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