Weathersfield Weekly Blog April 20

April 19, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

Great news for ice cream lovers, Villagers at Downer's Four Corners will host their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 22 with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.. They are boasting a new menu and more affordable pricing. You can follow them on their Facebook page:
Villagers new owners Jaime Wyman and Robert Westney II. 

The Grand Opening will be held April 22 with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. 
The restaurant opens at 11 a.m..

No burn permits will be issued until further notice. Our fire departments were very busy last week putting out brush fires. Even though you can see puddles where the snow has melted, we are still in a drought and the woods are very dry. Check with the Fire Wardens before you burn. You and your property will stay safe this way and our volunteer fire fighters can spend time with their families.

Hope you had time on Sunday to enjoy the summer-like weather. I washed windows and put up our screens. I also took down and washed our bird feeders. The garden itch has started so we uncovered our garlic patch and I've noticed daffodil sprouts too. I guess Spring is here.

Friday night I hit the Freight House in White River Junction to see one of my favorite local performers Brooks Hubbard. He has a new CD out and he played all of the tunes for us that night. Can't wait to get a copy of it. 

Jes Raymond and the Blackberry Bushes opened the show.

On Saturday, I covered the Reading Recreation Commission's Bunny Hop at Bartley Field in Reading, Vt. for the Vermont Standard.

Weathersfield School news:
Congratulations to Hailey Daniels, Grade 4, her reading log was one of 20 chosen out of over 4,000 in the "Reading is an Investment" program. Hailey received a $250 college savings plan account at the Financial Literacy Awards Ceremony hosted by Governor Phil Scott on April 6 in Montpelier. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Get Out and About Events

Penny Sale in Ascutney May 6, doors open at noon, sale begins at 2 p.m.. The Weathersfield School PTA is hosting a Penny Sale, they are looking to sell 300 items at the event. Contact the school if you have something you'd like to donate, 802-674-5400.

Mother's Day Plant Sale in Ascutney, Saturday May 13 8 a.m. at the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department Station.

LuLaPalooza Mother's Day Edition in White River Junction, Saturday May 13 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Newberry Market.

Freight House in White River Junction. May 13 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Off the Rails Open Game Day.

WS Dance and Graduation in Ascutney Grad. Dance-Friday, May 19 7-10 p.m. Graduation-Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. in the gym.

WS BBQ and Dance in Ascutney Friday, June 16 4-6 p.m. The school is hosting a faculty vs. 8th graders softball game, a BBQ and a family dance. The event will also serve to thank all the school volunteers.

Music and Performances

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. April 27 10 a.m. Arcattack, May 11 10 a.m. Biscuit. April 28 7:30 p.m. Get The Led Out.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont NH. April 21 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Flew-Z; April 27 6-9 p.m. Jim Hollis; April 28 9 p.m.-12 a.m. Conniption Fits; April 29 8-11 p.m. Moxley Union.

Weathersfield School Concerts and Programs in Ascutney 6-7 p.m. May 10 K-8 Spring Concert; May 26 8:15-9:15 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony for K-8. The Weathersfield School Drama Club will perform a musical called "Wipe Out", on Saturday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in the gym. They will also perform for the entire school on Monday, May 1at 1p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. April 21 9 p.m. Whiskey Geese; April 22 9 p.m. Groovesum.

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: 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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