Weathersfield Weekly May 24

May 24, 2017
Weathersfield, Vermont

The Weathersfield Directory is accepting applications to be included in the next publication. Businesses, service groups and other organizations in town are invited to apply. The next meeting for Directory organizers is May 30 at 4:30 p.m. Martin Memorial Hall.  Call Lynn for more information 802-738-7413.

Wellwood Orchards is looking to hire a part-time register position which could become full-time during apple season. Call Lillian at 802-263-5200 for more information.

On Friday afternoon I covered the return of the "Angel of Bethesda" to St. James Church in Woodstock. The statute was created by Springfield's own Mary Eldgredge and restored by Quechee's Jeffrey Sass.

 More photos from the event: CLICK HERE

I was up early Saturday morning to cover the 9th Annual Friends of Veterans Ride for Homeless Veterans. The ride began at the FOV Office at the Gilman Office Complex in White River Junction and went to Wilkins Harley Davidson in Barre.

 More photos of the event: CLICK HERE

Saturday night I got to hear the great Judy Collins perform at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. The show was a Kirschner Concerts Production.

More photos of her performance: CLICK HERE

Now to the news you can use
Weathersfield select board news: The board reviewed and approved the Fireworks Policy. Mark Girard applied for a July 3, 9:15-9:35 p.m. fireworks permit at 167 Thrasher RD, by Northstar Fireworks, which the board approved. There was discussion about the Town Festival to be held on Sept. 30. A planning meeting will be held on June 27 at 6 p.m.. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Thank you to the Springfield Rotary Club. The club bought books for every K-4 classroom and spent time reading the new books to each class on Monday, May 15. Special thanks to Ethan McNaughton for making this happen. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The library has museum and fun passes that can be checked out by patrons to be used at places like: VINS, Echo Lake Aquarium, Vermont State Parks. More information about the library call 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events
Night of 1000 Stars in Ascutney Friday, May 26 6:30 p.m. The Friends of Weathersfield Proctor library are hosting a night of community readings at the library. Readers include Earl Small, Christina Gregory, Rika Henderson, Debbie Gibbs and Heather Shand.

Memorial Day in Perkinsville Monday, May 29 at noon. This is a solemn day to remember and honor the men and women who have served us and have passed on.

Learn to Bake Your Own Cakes in Perkinsville Saturday,June 3 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The Inn at Weathersfield is hosting a cooking class led by NYC Chef Molly Pam, Call for reservations. 802-263-9217.

Spring Yard Sale in Ascutney, June 2-4 hosted by Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association, Times: June 2 and 3 7 a.m.-4 p.m., June 4 7 a.m.-1 p.m. They are accepting donations for the yard sale on Tuesday evenings from 7-8:30 p.m., and also by appointment. Please call Katie @ 802-376-5070 to schedule a time.

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

Freight House in White River Junction. May 26 7:30 p.m. Dylan Keith and Chris Von Staats; June 1 7:30 p.m. Club Steam Dance Night.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: May 26 Erik Boedtker, June 2 Peter Neri, June 9 Jesse Peters, June 16 Steve Ellis, June 23 Ali T., June 30 Dave Clark.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Thursday June 22 7:30 p.m. Michael Franti and Spearhead.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont NH. May 26 7-10 p.m. RC Thomas; June 1 6-9 p.m. Charlie Christos; June 2 8-11 p.m. Tirade; June 8 6 p.m. Erik Boedtker; June 9 8 p.m. Conniption Fits.

Weathersfield School Concerts and Programs in Ascutney. May 26 8:15-9:15 a.m. Memorial Day Ceremony for K-8.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. May 26 9 p.m. About Gladys; May 27 9 p.m. The Gully Boys; May 30 6 p.m. Mike Parker R&B Duo; June 1 7:30 p.m. The Cosmonautz; June 2 9:30 p.m. The Party Crashers; June 3 10 p.m. Freevolt.

Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: Cathedral Rocks Saturday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.; The Ancient Hemlocks Saturday, June 17 9:30 a.m.; Tucker Trail Lookout Saturday, June 24, 9:30 a.m.; Little Ascutney Saturday, July 1 9:30 a.m.; To the Cabin Sunday, August 12 11:30 a.m.; Ferry Road and the Connecticut River Saturday, September 2 5 p.m.; Cooks Pond Loop Saturday, September 23, 9:30 a.m.; Ascutney Mountain Saturday, October 7 9 a.m. For more information call Steve 263-5439.

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: 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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