Weathersfield Weekly Blog March 15

March 15, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

Happy Birthday Royal E. Houghton. On Saturday, March 11 friends and family gathered to wish Royal a very happy birthday, he turned 90 years young in February. Saturday was also his wedding anniversary. He and Marilyn have been married 62 years. Lots of champagne was popping on Saturday in Ascutney.

Go Cats Go-good luck to the University of Vermont Catamounts as they play the Purdue Boilermakers on Thursday night in round 1 of March Madness..

Also Happy St. Patrick's Day-we'll all get to be Irish for a day: green beer, corned beef and cabbage and the hunt for the local leprechauns.

Remember when you change the clocks, change your smoke detector batteries.

This week's music adventures had me in Londonderry NH on Friday night and Plymouth NH on Saturday night.

Chuck Cannon opened for Shawn Mullins at Tupelo Music Hall in Londonderry NH, one of the last shows in this location. Tupelo is moving down the road to Derry NH.

Chuck Cannon

Chuck Cannon

Chuck Cannon

Shawn Mullins was great, as always.

Shawn Mullins

Shawn Mullins

Chuck Cannon and Shawn Mullins

Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes played The Flying Monkey in Plymouth NH on Saturday night. Vance Gilbert opened the show.

News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board news: Interested in becoming a citizen volunteer? There are a number of volunteer positions open for appointment by the select board. Submit a letter of interest to the Town Manager, Ed Morris, at PO Box 550, Ascutney, VT 05030. Open positions are posted on the town website More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Congratulations to Garrett Corliss, Grade 8, he qualified to compete in the state level competition of the National Geographic Bee to be held on Friday, March 31. Garrett's mom and Mrs. Karaffa will be attending the competition to support him. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The library announced a video production class for April 17-19 9 a.m.-12 p.m. The class will be hosted by SAPA-TV. Ages 10 and up interested in making videos are invited, contact the library to reserve your space. The Fundraising Committee announced Saturday, April 8 as the date for the 6th Annual Town Challenge. Time to get your team together. The 7th Annual Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors will be held in July and the Annual Book, Bake and Yard sale will be held in September. More information about these programs, events and the library call 802-674-2863.

Weathersfield Historical Society news: The Historical Society's Frippery 2017 will be held on Aug. 5. They are asking folks to set aside items for the sale. There is a pick-up service and some storage is available. Spring is a good time to clean out that cabinet, attic or garage. For more information contact Maureen Bogosian at 603-252-0936 or Alicia Jenks 802-263-9429.

Get Out and About Events

WES Faculty/Staff vs. Student basketball game in Ascutney Friday, March 17 at 1:15 p.m. The faculty will take on the 8th grade basketball players for an afternoon of fun and competition. All welcome.

Weathersfield Select Board Public Hearing on the Town Plan in Ascutney are scheduled for Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall. For more information contact Hal Wilkins, Land Use Administrator at 802-674-2626.

Make Your Own Video in Ascutney April 17-19 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Weathersfield Proctor Library. Call 802-674-2863 to reserve your spot.

6th Annual Town Challenge in Ascutney April 8 7 p.m. The Weathersfield Proctor Library Fund Raising Committee and the Weathersfield Historical Society are hosting the Challenge. It's time to get your team together. Contact the library for more information at 802-674-2863.

Music and Performances

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Friday March 17 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Bone Factory and the St. Pattys Day Bash; Saturday March 18 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Jeezm Crow; Tuesday March 21 6-9 p.m. Erik Boedtker; Thursday March 23 7:30-10:30 p.m. Doc & Tom; Friday March 24 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. The Elovaters; Saturday March 25 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Moxley Union/Spring Fling; Tuesday March 28 6-9 p.m. Pete Meiler; Thursday March 30 7:30-10:30 p.m. Off the Rails; Friday March 31 9:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. Wild Earp and the Free for Alls.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. March 17: Jessie Peters, March 24: Peter Neri. Closing soon for Mud season break.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. March 17 8 p.m. Boston Irish Comedy Tour, April 9 3 p.m. Symphony NH: Smetana and Dvorak, April 27 10 a.m. Arcattack, May 11 10 a.m. Biscuit.

Weathersfield School Concerts and Programs in Ascutney 6-7 p.m. May 9 K-4 Spring Concert; May 10 5-8 Spring Concert; May 26 8:15-9:15 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony for K-8.

Ongoing Events

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

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics: April 11, May 9, June 6, July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 5, Oct. 24, Dec. 5 at the Springfield Humane Society, on Route 143. Cost is $50 for female cat and $40 for male cat. Weathersfield residents may be reimbursed up to $50 for the surgery with a limit of three pets per year. Get your SNAP form from the town office. Please call Springfield Humane Society for an appointment at 802-885-3997.

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. Mondays and Wednesdays 10-11 a.m. in basement of Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney. Classes are led by Sandy Lemois. If interested call 674-5254 for more information.

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