Weathersfield Weekly Blog Nov. 9 #weathersfieldvt #vt

Weathersfield VT
November 9, 2016

Weathersfield select board news: Did you know you can sign up for automatic tax payment? The second installment of our town property tax was due Nov. 9, in case you forgot. Going forward, you can enroll in an automatic payment program. Contact the town accountant, Colin Bulter for more information. In an effort to improve fire safety in town, a new dry hydrant near Gulf Rd and Plains RD was recently installed. The Town of Weathersfield, West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department, Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department and the landowners of 1335 Gulf Road joined together on this project that was funded with help from the Vermont Rural Fire Protection Task Force.

Weathersfield School news: The Emperor's New Clothes at Windsor High School Dec. 7. The WS K-4 students will be attending this production. Students will have lunch, early recess and then board the bus to be at the high school by 11:45. Parents are invited as chaperones and are welcome to ride the bus. Please let the office know if you'd like to chaperone. If you are chaperoning and driving your own car and want to take your child with you after the play, you must have written permission into the office before leaving for the event. Pumpkins Donated-Monday, Oct. 31 Farmer Richard Craig donated around 100 squash and 50 pumpkins to the school. The squash will be used for lunch and Thanksgiving baskets. For more information about these programs, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Another week filled with theater and events. So many great performances happening around us right now.

Thursday night I took in a preview performance of the "Choir Boy" at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. The show is produced by JAG Productions (Jarvis Antonio Green) and ArtisTree and runs through Nov. 20.

Choir Boy, a play by Tarell Alvin McCraney, takes place at the Charles R. Drew Prep for Boys and centers on an ambitious student, Pharus Young who wants to lead the school's choir.

Of local note: Kevin Fitzpatrick (Brownsville) is the Technical Director and Holly Levison (Woodstock) is the Costume Designer.

The acting and the music were so wonderful and experiencing the set alone was worth the price of admission. Get your Tickets

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Friday night, I sat in the balcony of the Lebanon Opera House for the Trumbull Hall Troupe's production of Legally Blonde. (Sorry this show only ran last weekend-get on their mailing list so you don't miss any of their future productions.)

Tickets for Trumbull Hall productions are by donation; the proceeds support three Upper Valley charities: Zienzele Foundation, CHaD, and Upper Valley Haven.

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Saturday I headed over to Suicide Six Ski Area to cover the community picnic hosted by the Woodstock Inn and Resort. The event was a fundraiser for the ArtisTree and Woodstock Ski Runners.

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Saturday night we drove to Hartford CT and finally got to check out the Infinity Music Hall there. We've been to a number of shows at the Norfolk venue but none at the Hartford one. Nice place to see a show!
Our first at this venue was Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. We've been following SSJ since 1980 and will continue to see him as long as he tours. Always a great party.

Unfortunately, I only had my small point and shoot camera for this show. The Gary Douglas Band opened with a rocking 45 minute set.

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Take 'em Away
What do you do if your ski lift has been upgraded? If you are the Woodstock Inn and Resort, you donate the old lift chairs to Woodstock Ski Runners so they can sell them to raise funds for their Friday "Learn to Ski Program" and their Alpine Race Team. 58 chairs were sold at $350 a piece. Two will be auctioned off in March at the Woodstock Ski Runners Winter Celebration and one "The Golden Chair" will be raffled off at the season finale Slush Cup Race. "We are so thankful for the generosity that the Woodstock Inn (and Resort) has shown by donating these chairs to us" said Peter Brooke, Ski Runners Board of Directors.

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Woodstock Ski Runners Kick Off

Sunday, the Woodstock Ski Runners hosted their Season Kick-Off and BBQ.

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A funny thing happened on my way to covering Voting...hay bales on fire closed the ramp to I 91 in Hartland.

West Windsor Voted!

Get Out and About
Veterans Day in Perkinsville, Friday Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. The Veterans Committee will host a service on the Perkinsville Green. Veterans Day is a day to remember and honor the selfless dedication of service members, men and women, who have boldly stood in harm’s way carrying the torch of freedom fighting to protect our abundant way of life.

Potluck and Programs-1927 Flood in Vermont in Perkinsville, Tuesday Nov. 15, noon at Perkinsville VT Community Church Vestry on Route 106. Please bring canned goods for the Food Shelf. The program will be on the 1927 Flood in Vermont. Bring a hot dish, salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact: Lorraine Zigman at 802-263-5245.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Nov 10 7-10 p.m.: TBA, Nov. 11 9:30 p.m.: Wherehouse, Nov. 18 9: 30 p.m.: Gowanus.

3rd Annual Turkey Trot in Brownsville, Thursday Nov. 24 7;45 a.m. The Climb Fitness Center is hosting it's 3rd annual canine friendly 5 km fun run/walk. All dogs must be on a leash. For more information contact Climb Fitness 802-484-3511. All participants receive a free slice of local pie, provided by The Maple Kitchen at Holiday Inn Club Vacations® at Ascutney Mountain Resort.

Zacks Place Thanksgiving Turkey Trot in Woodstock, Thursday, Nov. 24 at 9 a.m. %km run/walk around historic Woodstock. Registration closes Nov. 23. More information call 802-457-5868.

Ongoing Events

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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