Weathersfield Weekly Blog, August 23

August 23, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

Lots happening around town, let's get to it.

Weathersfield Town Office news: The Town Clerk's office will be closed Sept. 18 and 19 for annual training and conference.

Weathersfield select board news: The select board will meet on Thursday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall. Town committees need people to serve: Budget Committee, Connecticut River Development Corporation, Connecticut River Joint Commission, Conservation Commission, Fence Viewer, Fire Commission, Parks and Recreation, River Connection Regional Partnership, Southeastern Vermont Community Action, Inc, Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commissioner, Southern Windsor County Transportation Advisory Committee. More information about these positions, the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: There is a K-8 soccer clinic Saturday, Aug. 26 at 9:30 a.m.. School re-opens Thursday, Aug. 31. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Kid's Summer Reading Program Wrap-up Celebration will be held Saturday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. A drawing to win J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone illustrated by Jim Kay will be held too. For more information about the library, the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library or other questions call 802-674-2863.

I covered the Solar Eclipse for the Vermont Standard. The Montshire Museum hosted a Solar Eclipse Day and boy was it crowded!

My Concert Scene
If you read my column last week you saw that Brett Dennen played the Briggs Opera House. I photographed that show Tuesday night. Wednesday night we went to Hartford Ct. to see Lucinda Williams. I didn't have a photo pass so I just enjoyed the show. "Lu" seemed to be having a great time on stage.

Thursday night Aug. 17,  Lebanon Recreation and Parks and Lebanon Opera House hosted the Front Porch Concert Series Finale. Local favorite Lisa Piccirillo opened for Aussie band The Outdoor Type. The event was co-sponsored by The Point FM.

More concert photos: CLICK HERE

Get Out and About Events
Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Springfield Saturday, Sept. 9 and 16 The Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District is sponsoring free events for the collection and safe disposal of household hazardous wastes for residents and small businesses from Andover, Athens, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor. Businesses must pre-register and will be charged for disposal costs. The collections will be held at the Springfield Transfer Station from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on September 9 and at the Goodyear building in Windsor from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on September 16. Bring in a mercury fever thermometer and receive a new digital fever thermometer. For more information, call 674-9235 or visit for a list of what to bring.

Pickle Cooking Class in Perkinsville Saturday, Sept. 9 Inn at Weathersfield Chef Michael Ehlenfeldt will host a class of pickling an canning. Reservations (802) 263-9217

Friend of Weathersfield Proctor Library Meeting in Ascutney Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Contact the library for more information.

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.

Veterans Chicken BBQ in Perkinsville Saturday, Sept. 30. Benefit for the Veterans Memorial Committee. Chicken dinners until they run out.

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Aug. 25 Ali T, Sept.1 Steve Ellis, Spet. 8 Erik Boedtker, Sept. 15 Closed for wedding, Sept. 22 Ali T., Sept. 29 Peter Neri.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6 Slipknot: Day of the Gusano, Sept. 8 The Fab Four: The Ultimate tribute, Sept. Coig, Sept. 12 May it Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers, Sept. 23 North Country Chordsmen, Sept. 28 Stephen Stills and Judy Collins, Sept. 30 Swan Lake-Russian Grand Ballet.

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, Sept. 7 Charlie Christos, Sept. 14 Brian Warren, Sept. 15 Ben Fuller, Sept. 22 Erin Harpe, Sept. 28 Erik Boedtker.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Aug. 24 7:30 p.m. Chris Powers, Jim Yeager, Michael Parker; Aug. 25 9:30 p.m. Binger; Aug. 26 10 p.m. Jester Jigs; Aug. 29 6 p.m. Joice Marie; Aug. 31 7:30 p.m. The Zookeepers; Sept. 1 9:30 p.m. The Mangroves; Sept. 2 9:30 p.m. The Damn Truth; Sept. 5 6 p.m. Strangled Darlings; Sept. 7 7:30 p.m. Johnny O and the Accordion Guy; Sept. 8 9:30 p.m. Derek and the Demons.

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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