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Weathersfield Weekly News
October 13, 2016

I hope everyone got a chance to get out this past weekend and enjoy some of our fall foliage. Appreciation for our colorful trees shouldn't be just for out-of-state leaf peepers. I know I was in awe when I was out and about on Saturday. I half expected this year to be a bust for color, thinking that our drought would have just turned the leaves brown but man, oh man, Ascutney is pretty colorful. And head up to the Center Meeting House, the park area is just gorgeous. Or maybe take a stroll around Stoughton Pond. The colors are there-get out and enjoy them while you can.

Wednesday I photographed the dress rehearsal for the play "Push" for the Yoh Players at Woodstock Union High School. It presented a powerful statement about bullying in school and it's effects on the community.

Saturday I covered the Green Mountain Horse Association's Fall Foliage Trail Ride and enjoyed meeting the riders and their horses. Most came up from points south to enjoy or beautiful trees.

After visiting with these horse riding leaf peepers I went on my own leaf peeping adventure (see the photos above.)

Found a new band to follow-Muddy Ruckus a duo that sound like a 5 piece band! Thanks Billsville House Concerts for turning me on to these guys!

Monday I attended a book launch for one of my favorite authors, Jodi Picoult for her new book "Small Great Things." the event was hosted by the Norwich Bookstore.

Vermont State police are asking for the public's help in locating Autumn Sanville, 17, who was last seen around 7:10 a.m. on Oct. 6 at the home of a family friend in Weathersfield, Vermont. Sanville did not go to school that day, police said. At the time of her disappearance, Sanville was wearing a black-and-white plaid shirt, a black jacket with a hood, blue jeans and dark brown boots, police said. Officials said that Sanville's car was located at a boat launch in Springfield VT, which is adjacent to the New Hampshire state line.
Anyone with information is asked to call Vermont State Police at 802-722-4600.

Weathersfield select board news: The select board began budget discussion at their meeting on Monday Oct. 3.  The budget committee still has two open seats and the town manager expressed concern about appointing people to the committee after the initial budget discussion begins. Board member Lynn Esty reported that a few families in town have had their wells run dry and was asking for suggestions on how to help these folks. One suggestion was the Aid to Weathersfield Residents in Need fund. The transfer station continues to be a topic of discussion. Recyclables are costing more to collect. A zero-sort option is being explored. More information about the select board and the town, contact Ed Morris at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Congratulations go out to Mrs. French's first grade class. They were named this month's Golden Sneaker Award recipient. The award is given monthly to the class that show the most enthusiasm and preparation for physical education classes. For more information about these programs, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Get Out and About
Pasta and Politics: in Hartland, Saturday Oct. 15 at 5-8 p.m. at Damon Hall. The Windsor County Democrats are hosting their election year dinner and silent auction. Guests include U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy, U.S. Representative Peter Welch, Gubernatorial Candidate Sue Minter, Candidate for Lt. Governor David Zuckerman, and many more statewide and local candidates. A donation of $15 at the door is suggested. Contact 802-291-2681 for more information.

Fall Foliage Organ and Brass Concert Hymn Sing and "Concert of Pies": in Brownsville, Sunday October 16 at 5 p.m. at the Brownsville Community Church. Admission is free. Contact 802-484-5944 for more information.

Programs and Potluck: in Perkinsville, Tuesday Oct. 18 at noon in the Perkinsville Church Vestry on Route 106. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Contact 802-263-5245 or email for more information.

Ongoing Events

Register to Vote: in Ascutney until Wednesday Nov. 2 at 5 p.m. at the Town Clerks Office in Martin Memorial Hall on Route 5. Early or Absentee Ballots can be requested until Monday Nov. 7 at 4 p.m. General Election voting will be at Martin Memorial Hall on Tuesday Nov 8 from 8 a.m.-7 p.m..

Reading Shakespeare in the 21st Century: Hamlet: in Ascutney, Wednesdays Oct. 5-Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Weathersfield Proctor Library on Route 5. Patti Arrison will lead discussion of the works of William Shakespeare. Contact Mark at 802-674-2863 or email for more information.

Weathersfield Parks and Recreations Guided Hikes: Contact Steve Aikenhead with questions, 263-5439. Saturday, Oct. 15, 9:30 a.m.: Cooks Pond Loop, easy to moderate, with one longish incline. Distance: almost three miles. Saturday, Oct. 22, 5 p.m.: Ferry Road and the Connecticut River. The total length is about two miles. Carol Orth is the leader.

1879 Schoolhouse: in Perkinsville, volunteers are needed on Oct. 15, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information please call Matt Keniston at 263-5300 or email:

Fridays Live Music Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville, Friday nights 7-9 p.m. Oct. 14: Chris Kleeman, Oct. 21: Ali T, Oct. 28: Steve Ellis.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Hannah Hoffman, Oct. 13, 7-10 p.m.: Off the Rails, Oct , 10 -.m.: Funkwagon, Oct. 15, 9:30 p.m. Borderstone, Oct. 18, 6-9 p.m. Breadfoot, Oct. 20, 7-10 p.m. Grayson and Tadd Davis.

Low Cost Cat Pay/Neuter Clinics in Springfield. Call Springfield Humane Society at 802-885-3997 for an appointment. Final date is Dec. 13. Weathersfield residents are reimbursed for cost of surgery up to $50, limit three cats. Please bring SNAP form (available at the Town Office).

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

Valley Court Diversion Programs: Volunteers 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 three hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at or call Maureen at 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. Classes are led by Geraldine Rudenfeldt. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

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