Weathersfield News Oct. 5 #weathersfieldvt #VT

Wednesday Oct. 5, 2016
Weathersfield, VT

Another crazy week of concert going. This fall Lyle Lovett has teamed up with good friend Robert Earl Keen for a six week tour that opened at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy NY on September 29.

Next stop on the tour was Merrill Auditorium in Portland, ME.

Saturday I was at the Lebanon Opera House for one of the best shows I've seen there, Lake Street Dive with Session Americana opening.

News You Can Use
Weathersfield Select Board : The select board was scheduled to meet Monday Oct. 3. Their meeting will be reported on next week. There are still a number of open appointments that need to be filled ranging from the Ancient Roads committee to the Senior Solutions Advisory Council Representative. If you'd like to serve your community please contact our Town Manager. More information about the select board and the town, contact Ed Morris at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield planning commission news: The Town Plan is being revised and final copy of the revisions is expected on Oct. 10 for their next meeting. The town's zoning by-laws are also under review and include revisions to: outdoor lighting, parking, large and small scale renewable energy, agricultural soils zoning and subdivision checklist.

Weathersfield School news: In early November, WS will offer an afterschool Title 1 Intervention Tutoring Program called TIPS (Targeted Intervention Program for Students.) This program is open to students in Grades 1-8 who are at risk of failing or need extra help in reading and/or math. Parents, teachers, or students may ask for the program, based on classroom progress and Track My Progress (TMP) scores. TIPS will be offered Monday-Thursday (except on faculty/staff meeting nights), from 3-3:45 p.m. when school is in session. Students will need to be picked up at 3:45 pm. (There is no late bus.) WS also offers Homework Support (HS) for students in grade 1-8, Monday-Thursday, 3-4 p.m. (except on faculty/staff meeting nights). Students will be able to bring their homework and other projects to HS for small group and individual help by certified teachers. Parents can pick their children up at any time during that hour. Students need to be registered for TIPS and Homework Support in order to attend. For more information about these programs, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Get Out and About

Saturday Matinee at Weathersfield Proctor Library "Zootopia": in Ascutney Saturday Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. at the Library on Route 5. Movies at the library are free and open to the public. Contact Mark at 802-674-2863 or email for more information.

The Dave Keller Band with special guest James Montgomery: in White River Junction, Sunday Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. at the Briggs Opera House. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. BYOB, dancing encouraged. Admission $20. Tickets at

The Evelyn Antonivich Meet the Candidates Forum: in Weathersfield, Tuesday Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House on the Weathersfield Center Road. Windsor County Senate candidates and House candidates from Cavendish and Weathersfield (Windsor 2) will answer questions about timely topics. Contact 802-674-5021 for more information.

"What really Matters"-An Evening of Music and Reflection: in Hartland, Wednesday Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. at Damon Hall, 1 Quechee Rd, Hartland. Presented by Chiho Kaneko, soprano and Peter Beardsley, harpsichord/piano. Free admission, door open at 6 p.m..

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.

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..

Ongoing Events
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 volunteers are needed. Workdays are scheduled for Oct. 12, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 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. Oct. 6, 7-10 p.m.: The Dinosaurs, Oct. 7, 10 p.m.: Karaoke, Oct. 8, 9:30 p.m.: Moxley Union, Oct. 11, 6-9 p.m. 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. Clinic dates: Oct. 11 and 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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