Weathersfield Weekly Blog December 13

December 13, 2017
Weathersfield, Vermont

Vermont State Police are asking for the public’s help in locating two males who robbed Downers Corner Store early Friday morning Dec. 8 and assaulted an employee. That employee, June French, was transported to Springfield Hospital for evaluation, according to a news release. The two men, both wearing masks, entered the store on Route 106 in Weathersfield around 4 a.m. on Friday, pushed French and stole a variety of cigarettes and cigars. Anyone who saw suspicious individuals or vehicles parked in the area around that time are asked to call Vermont State Police at 802-722-4600.

Last weekend was Wassail Weekend in Woodstock, Vermont. While I didn't cover the parade, I got to shoot the Rainbow Playschool's third annual Breakfast with Santa Saturday morning.

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Right after breakfast, I headed over to the Masonic Lodge for the Wassail Craft Fair. This is one very busy fair with lots of quality vendors.

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Next up, I headed to Lebanon Municipal Airport. I was invited on a free airplane ride over the Upper Valley by Cape Air. The flight was very smooth and the seats were more comfortable than some of the BIG planes I've been on recently.

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I closed out Saturday night at a concert at one of my favorite venues-Billsville House Concerts in Manchester, Vermont. Pierce and Ethan opened for Twisted Pine.

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News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board news: At the select board meeting on Dec. 4, the board approved using $2700 from the reappraisal reserve account to purchase three new computers for the listers. The board also approved using $4850 from that same account to begin implementation of GIS parcel mapping in town. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Thursday, Dec. 21 is the school's holiday sing-a-long, 8:15-9 a.m. and it's an early release day. After lunch students will be sent home at 11:30 am. Rumor has it that the teachers and staff are rehearsing a new song to sing at the morning assembly. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: Construction continues on the children's room expansion; the foundation walls are up and insulated and the door has been cut in the 1902 stone foundation. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events

Cookies & Cocktails Cooking Class in Perkinsville Saturday, Dec. 16 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.. The Inn at Weathersfield is hosting NYC based chef/cooking instructor/baker Molly Pam for a fun-filled holiday class. $55 pp. Call for reservations: 802-263-9217.

Saturday Holiday Movies in Ascutney, Saturday Dec. 16 at 11 a.m. The Weathersfield Proctor Library will be showing the holiday movie "Elf", all welcome.

The Polar Express and Visit from Santa in Ascutney, Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6:30 p.m. The Weathersfield Proctor Library will hosting their annual reading of "The Polar Express." Santa will arrive around 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.

Saturday Holiday Movies in Ascutney, Saturday Dec. 23 at 11 a.m. The Weathersfield Proctor Library will be showing the holiday movie "The Muppet Christmas Carol", all welcome.

New Year's Eve at the Inn in Perkinsville Sunday, Dec. 31 7-11 p.m.. The Inn at Weathersfield is hosting a special evening with a farm-to-table fine dining experience with acoustic jazz guitarist Ed Eastride. (This experience is suited for adults as they won't be serving our children's menu this night.)

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Dec. 15 Dave Clark, Dec. 22 Peter Neri, Dec. 29 Johnny O, Dec. 31 Ed Eastridge, Jan. 5 Ali T.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Dec. 27 Recycled Percussion 4 and 7:30 p.m..

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Dec. 15 Jason Cann 7 p.m.; Dec. 16 The Party Crashers 7 p.m.; Dec. 29 Sirsy 8 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Dec. 15 Justin Panigutti Band 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 19 Soul Fix Duo 6 p.m.; Dec. 21 George Nostrand Band 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 22 Sullivan Davis Hanscom Band 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 28 Jim Yeager Band 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 29 Dr. No 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 30 Chris Kleeman Band 9:30 p.m.; Dec. 31 New Year's Eve with Moxley Union and Maiden Voyage 9:30 p.m..

Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Historical Society Fundraiser in Perkinsville. "Round the World" queen size quilt handmade by Weathersfield resident Carolyn Van Tassel. On display at the Inn at Weathersfield, selling for $1200, money benefits the Weathersfield Historical Society. If interested in purchasing or have more questions call Maureen Bogosian at 603-252-0936.

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 in 2018: Feb. 13, April 10, May 8, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Nov. 27 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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