Weathersfield Weekly Blog, February 15, 2018

February 14, 2018
Weathersfield, Vermont

Happy Valentine's Day!

I had quite a few adventures this past week. From music to winter survival to pie tasting. Check them out below...

Music Scene
Saw one of my favorite bands from back in my college days at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, NH. Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes were scheduled to perform in November but the date was rescheduled for Feb. 9. We sat at Table 5 and had a front row seat for a very cool show.

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On Sunday we saw Shelby Lynne perform with her sister Allison Moorer at Tupelo Music Hall in Derry, NH.. They are on the road promoting their CD "Not Dark Yet."

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Newspaper Assignments
Saturday I followed the local boy scouts around Paradise Park. I was covering their annual Klondike Derby for the Vermont Standard.

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After chasing the scouts around in Windsor I stopped by the newly opened Pearl's Pies in Ascutney to check it out. It smelled wonderful. I know where I'm getting my next pizza!

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News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board news: Jason Rasmussen, Director of Planning at the Southern Windsor County Regional Planning Commission reported to the board on the Village Revitalization project. A summary of the project will be presented at Town Meeting on March 3. Ray Stapleton was hired as the town highway foreman. He starts on April 2. The town will need a truck Driver/Laborer following Stapleton's promotion and will begin advertising to fill the position. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Congratulations to Madeline Hill, Skylar Thibodeau, Bailey Eddy, and Madison Lawyer who competed in the 2018 District VI Winter Music Festival held two weekends ago. They had the opportunity to perform with sixty other middle school band students from all over the music district. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Weathersfield Proctor Library fundraising committee has announced that the Seventh Annual Town Trivia Challenge will be held on March 10 at the Weathersfield School in Ascutney at 7 p.m.. The event features nine town teams representing boards, committees, school staff and students. This fundraising event features trivia categories including spelling, Town history, current events/sports, “Name That Tune,” geography and literature. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events
Science Fair at WS in Ascutney Thursday, Feb. 15 in the AP room at the school 5:30-6:30 p.m. (snow date will be Feb. 16.) All are welcome not just 8th graders. Many high schools are represented at this fair so it's a great night to ask questions, look at various school brochures, and meet the representatives from each of our surrounding high schools. For more information, please contact Malia King, WS Guidance Counselor, at 674-5400.

Valentine's Dance in Ascutney, Friday Feb. 16 6-8 p.m. at the school hosted by the Weathersfield Student Council. Admission is $3 a person or $5 for two. DJ Ethan, food, beverages, and fun are all included in the price. The dance is open to all 5th-8th grade Weathersfield students. (Please note, this dance will be cancelled if Thursday is a snow day because Friday is the snow date for Thursday’s high school fair.)

Coptic Book Binding class in Ascutney, Feb. 23 4;30-5:45 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24 from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Reservations are required. there is an $8 materials fee.

Town Meeting in Ascutney, Saturday, March 3 at the Weathersfield School. The school meeting is at 10 a.m. and the town meeting is at 12:30 p.m..

Turkey Dinner in Ascutney, Saturday, March 3 5-7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall, hosted by the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department. The event is being sponsored by Members Advantage Community Credit Union. Let AVFD cook for you. $10 per adult.

Town Voting by Australian Ballot in Ascutney, Tuesday, March 6 at Martin Memorial Hall. Polls are open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Weathersfield Town Challenge in Ascutney Saturday, March 10 7 p.m. at the Weathersfield School. Teams compete for prizes and bragging rights. Six categories of questions, lots of laughs and a fundraiser for the Weathersfield Proctor Library. Refreshments served. Free. Call 802-674-5021 for more information. All are welcome. Get your team together now.

WS K-8 Panther Pride Awards Assemblies in Ascutney, Wednesday, March 14 1:30-2:20 p.m. and Thursday, June 7 1:30-2:20 p.m. in the school gym. These celebrations are open to the public.

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Feb. 16 Ali T, Feb 23 Dave Clark, March 2 Ali T.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Feb. 14 Valentine's Sweetheart Dinner 5 p.m..

The Engine Room in White River Junction, Fridays at 9 p.m.: March 2 Sirsy.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Feb. 13 Johnny O. 6 p.m.; Feb. 14 Valentine's Dinner; Feb 15. Thumpin' Thursday -Out On A Limb 7:30 p.m.; Feb 16 BeN BiViNs and FriEnDS 9:30 p.m.; Feb. 17 DJ Nasty Nate Jarvis 8 p.m..

Ongoing Events

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2018: 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.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney: Free. Sponsored by RSVP. 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.

Twin State Depression Support Group in Weathersfield. Free peer-led Depression Support Groups to all, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, 5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT (Martin Memorial Hall - downstairs) and the 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, 7 Morgan Street, Springfield, VT (Turning Point) Both venues are accessible. or on facebook: More information call 802-795-0098

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.

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.

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