Weathersfield Weekly Blog, April 18

Weathersfield select board and town news: The select board met on Monday, April 2. The board decided to hold their second meetings during the summer months at the Center Meeting House on the Weathersfield Center Road rather than alternating between the fire stations, the town highway garage and the Bow Church. The grounds maintenance contract was awarded to TS Property Management and roadside mowing will be done by the Thomas Hershey Construction. There are three positions open in the town and are being advertised on accounting clerk, truck driver, and Land Use Administrator, however offers are being made and pending approval. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Congratulations to 5th Grader Brooke Hindinger. She tied for 2nd place in her group of 22, by answering 5 out of 8 questions correctly at The National Geographic Bee held at Castleton University on Friday, April 6. 

The school announced that Monday, June 18 will be the last day of school. This is an early release day and is later than usual due to several snow days. For more information, please call the school at 674-5400.More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

Newspaper Assignments

Pentangle Arts Production of HAIR

I spent Saturday evening with the cast and crew of Pentangle Arts's HAIR for the Vermont Standard.

More rehearsal photos: CLICK HERE

The show opens on Friday, April 20th but there is a reduced price preview night on Thursday, April 19. More ticket information visit HAIR Tix.

Friday April 20 7:30 p.m.
Saturday April 21 7:30 p.m.
Sunday April 22 4 p.m.
Thursday April 26 7:30 p.m.
Friday April 27 7:30 p.m.
Saturday April 28 7:30 p.m.
Sunday April 29 4 p.m.

Note-Parental Advisory: Contains Explicit Content, Nudity, Drug References, Sexual References and Violence

Get Out and About Events

Night of 1000 Stars in Ascutney May 16 6:30 p.m.. the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library host a night of neighbors reading from their favorite books. This year's reader's will be Madelyn Richardson, Mark Richardson, Marina Garland, Lynn Houghton. Chris Harris and Rick Bates. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Music and Performances

Briggs Opera House in WRJ. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams April 21 8 p.m. Alan Doyle April 27 8 p.m..

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Closed for Mud Season April 1-May 1.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Land of Trash April 27 1 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., Manxmouse May 8 10 a.m., Arlo Guthrie May 16 7:30 p.m., The magic of Bill Blagg Live! May 18 7:30 p.m., Under the Streetlamp May 19 7:30 p.m., Indigo Girls May 20 7:30 p.m.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Eric Lindberg Trio April 20 7 p.m., Brad Myrick Band April 27 7 p.m.,

The Engine Room in WRJ. BorderStone April 20 8 p.m., Talkin' Smack April 27 8 p.m., An Evenings Gallimaufry April 28 7 p.m., Moxley Union/The Pilgrims May 19 8 p.m., Fu'Chunk July 27 8p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Out on A Limb April 19 7 p.m., Erik Boedtker April 24 6 p.m..

My Music Adventures

James McMurtry at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH. 

It was a LONG dirve (thank you Jay) but so worth it to see James in this intimate space.

More photos of the show: CLICK HERE

Ongoing Events

2018 Community Health Needs Assessment
Mt. Ascutney Hospital wants to know what you believe are the most pressing community health needs. Hearing from you will help them pick the most important needs and work to address those needs in the upcoming several years. They only do this survey once every three years, so make your voice count on behalf of the health of your community. Please take a couple of minutes to click on the link and share your insights. Feel free to share this link with family, friends and on social media.

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