Weathersfield Weekly Blog Dec. 14 #weathersfieldvt #vt

December 14, 2016
Weathersfield VT

I hope you all had fun on our first snow day. Folks were so disappointed with the lack of snow last year, I think even the adults were doing snow angels on Monday. I got the snow shoes out and tromped "over the river and through the woods" for an hour or so. My dog Riley was snow swimming and we were just enjoying the white fluffy stuff.

My adventure online blog continues this week as I wind up my report about my travels in New Zealand. The trip is winding down in Wellington, Rotorua and Auckland. We saw geysers, Maori warriors and crazy people flying down Auckland's Sky Tower-after all New Zealand is the "Adventure Capital of the World." I think they do crazy stuff because they are surrounded by volcanoes and experience earthquakes, almost every day.

Bundle up, more cold weather is on the way and a possible stormy weekend ahead too.

Fingers crossed for more snow, a little over a week to go for a White Christmas.

My weekend last week started with lunch at Simon Pearce with a friend who is moving to the mid-west. After that I hit the ground running.

Interview with Kurt Gerrish in this week's Vermont Standard.
I got to accompany Virginia Dean when she interviewed Kurt and Phyllis Gerrish last week.

I covered the Hartland Holiday Show for the Vermont Standard

And I covered the Woodstock Wassail Parade for both the Vermont Standard and The Valley News.

It was a crazy, busy week for me.

Now on to our Town News...

Weathersfield select board news: The select board met on Monday, Dec. 5. There was extensive discussion about the FY2018 proposed budget. The board had many questions for the town manger and a Special Meeting was called for Dec. 12 at the school following the joint school board select board meeting. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Hope you all enjoyed our Snow Day on Monday. The school is holding auditions for Weathersfield's Got Talent. Auditions will be held on Dec. 15 after school. The show will be performed on Friday, Dec. 20  Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. Reminder-school will be dismissed early on Tuesday, Dec. 20 after lunch at 11:30 a.m.; classes resume Tuesday Jan. 3. For more information about these programs, the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Correction Talent show date is Jan 20 at 6 p.m.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: On Saturday, Dec. 17 the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library turns 40. They are hosting an afternoon celebration at 1 p.m. They are also holding a Holiday Cookie Night on Wednesday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. The Board of Trustees will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.. For more information about the library, programs or events, contact Library Director, Mark Richardson at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About

Weathersfield's Got Talent in Ascutney Friday, Dec. 20 6 p.m. at the Weathersfield Elementary School. Come experience some of the awesome talent of our friends and neighbors.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Dec. 16: Draa Hobbs, Dec. 23: Ken Rokicki, Dec. 30: Dave Clark, Dec. 31: Peter Concillio.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Dec. 15 7-10 p.m.: Still Hill, Dec. 16 9:30 p.m.: Sullivan Davis Hanscom, Dec. 17 9:30 p.m. Faux In Love and Carton, Dec. 20 6-9 p.m. Orange Julians, Dec. 22 7-10 p.m. Off The Rails, Dec. 23 9:30 p.m. Sensible Shoes.

Community Holiday Concert in Brownsville Sunday Dec. 18 5 p.m.. The Brownsville Community Church will host a holiday concert featuring works from Bach, Brahms, Handel, Schumann and others. The carol sing will include favorite songs of the Christmas season. The Brownsville Community Church is located on the Brownsville-Hartland Road, between Albert Bridge School and the Brownsville Town Hall. The Church phone number is 802-484-5944, the email address is and you can visit the Brownsville Community Church at A free-will offering will be received at the concert to help offset costs.

Programs and Potluck in Perkinsville Tuesday, Dec. 20 at noon at Perkinsville VT Church Vestry. Bring a favorite Christmas memory to share, and a hot dish salad or dessert. Paper goods and beverages will be provided. Contact Lorraine Zigman, 802-263-5245 for more information.

Ongoing Events

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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