Weathersfield Weekly Blog August 16

August 16, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

It's mid August, that means our first quarter tax payment is due. On a happier note, our peach trees are exploding with this yummy summer fruit. We are picking big bowls full daily now. Finally a super peach year is upon us. Reminder to all our school children-they probably don't want to hear this-but school starts Thursday, Aug. 31.

This week was filled with music. We traveled to Port Chester, NY to The Capitol Theatre to see Lyle Lovett and His Large Band perform.

Lyle will be returning to our area in November with John Hiatt!
November 8 at The Colonial Theatre in Keene, NH
November 14 at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, NH

Tuesday was  Brett Dennen Day for me. I spent the morning with Brett and the White River Partnership cleaning up the Gilman River Access in Royalton, Vt. 

More photos of the Clean Up: CLICK HERE

Tuesday night Brett played a benefit at the Briggs Opera House. The show's net proceeds went to support the restoration of the Lebanon Skate Park into the state of the art Rusty Berrings Skate Park on Glen RD in Lebanon, NH.

More photos from the show: CLICK HERE

 More videos: CLICK HERE

News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board news: The select board received six bids for the new highway truck. The bid from J and B for the Western Star 4700SF in the amount of $96,148 was approved to purchase the cab and chassis. A request for bids on the body and plow will be going out soon. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Get Out and About Events

Solar Eclipse in the sky above us Aug. 21. We'll hopefully see a partial, about 60%, weather permitting, from 1:30-3 p.m.

Senior Community Meals in Windsor, Wednesday, Aug. 23 Mt. Ascutney Hospital board room. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., luncheon at noon. BBQ pork, broccoli, white rice, salad and dessert. Suggested donation $3. Reservations: Volunteers in Action 802-674-5971.

4th Annual Chief's Classic in Springfield Sunday, Sept. 24 9 a.m. Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual golf tournament. Early registration discount available. Contact the station for more information.

2nd Annual Weathersfield Festival in Perkinsville Saturday, Sept. 30 Hoisington Field 8 a.m.-3p.m.. To learn more about the event, become a vendor or have other questions contact town manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626.

Music and Performances

Freight House in White River Junction. Aug. 19 9 p.m. Fairies and Rainbows-Mermaid Rave Edition.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Aug. 18 Chris Kleeman, Aug. 25 Ali T, Sept. Steve Ellis.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Aug. 24 6 p.m. Kim Logan and Andrew Merzi, Aug. 25 7 p.m. Brad Myrick, Aug, 31 6 p.m. Evelyn Cormeier.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Aug. 17 7:30 p.m. Ted Mortimer and Chris Kleeman, Aug. 18 10 p.m. The Pilgrims and Atlantic Veil, Aug. 19 9:30 p.m. Moxley Union

Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: 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.

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: 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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