Weathersfield Weekly Blog, Nov. 15

November 15, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

Heads Up-Deadline for publication on this blog and in the Vermont Standard Column is Friday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. for publication Wednesday, Nov. 22 issues (early for Thanksgiving.)

Weathersfield select board news: At their regular meeting on Nov. 6 the board unanimously approved a request for $500 from the Bottle Fund made by Anthony French, Troop Master for Trail Life USA and American Heritage Girls of West Windsor. The board went further by authorizing the Town Manager to make an agreement with Trail Life USA to work with the Town to transport and redeem the 5 cent redeemable bottles for 50% of the proceeds. The agreement came with conditions and may be revoked at anytime. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: The school held a lock down drill on Thursday, Nov. 9 at 11:04 a.m.. The students were told earlier in the week by their teachers about the drill so they had the time to talk about it and review the plan. The school practices these drills to acclimate the students to various commands like “Clear the Hall; Secure the Building” and “All Clear.” The school reported that it took less than 30 seconds for the school to be perfectly still, for the kindergartners, who were out on the playground, to go into hiding outside, and for all indoor doors to be locked. More information about these drills and the school call 802-674-5400.

We traveled to Keene, NH to see Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt perform at The Colonial Theatre, it was a Kirschner Concerts Production. The theatre was full and everyone had a great time.

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My Travel BLOG wrapped up with our adventure in Oxford.

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On Thursday I visited Woodstock Union Middle School and High School . Dance Theatre of Harlem was giving a workshop on the African Diaspora (dispersal). The event was sponsored by Pentangle Arts.

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Mark Richardson sent me this photo of the reception to receive the construction check from the State of Vermont for the Library's Children's Room Expansion Project.
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The foundation hole was dug and the concrete was poured on Monday (see below.)

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Our fire fighters responded to a chimney fire on Thursday afternoon.

Make sure your furnaces and wood stoves are clean and ready for the winter heating season.
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On Saturday I photographed Shawn Colvin and Her Band at the Lebanon Opera House. Colvin is on tour for the 20th Anniversary of her album "A Few Small Repairs." The show was a Kisrchner Concerts Production with proceeds going to The Rusty Berring Skate Park in Lebanon, NH.

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On a chilly Monday afternoon, the concrete for the Children's Room Expansion foundation was poured.

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Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Nov. 17 Steve Ellis, Nov. 24 Ali T., Dec 1. Steve Ellis.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Nov. 17 Johnny Gandelsman Violin 7 p.m.; Nov. 18 East of Egypt 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 25 Warren Miller’s Line of Descent 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. GA; Dec. 3 Eric Mintel 4 p.m.; Dec 7, 9, 10 Clara's Dream; Dec. 27 Recycled Percussion 4 and 7:30 p.m..

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Nov. 17 Mark and Deb Band 8 p.m.; Nov. 24 Ben Fuller 8-11 p.m.; Dec. 1 Conniption Fits 8 p.m. Dec. 8 Brad Myrick Band 7 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Nov. 16 Still Hill 7:30 p.m.; Nov. 17 Party Crashers 9:30 p.m.; Nov. 18 The Time Brick Band 9:30 p.m.; Nov. 21 George Nostrand 6 p.m.; Nov. 24 River Frog 9:30 p.m.; Nov. 25 Binger 9:30 p.m.; Nov. 28 TBA; Nov. 30 Ted Mortimer and Katie Runde 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 2 Rusted Chrome 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 9 Gully Boys 9:30 p.m. Dec. 15 Justin Panigutti Band 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 19 Soul Fix Duo 6 p.m..

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: 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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