Weathersfield Weekly Blog, April 4

Greetings from Little Cayman! (Little Cayman is the smallest of the three Cayman Islands-Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac and Little Cayman, located just south of Cuba in the British West Indies.) We've flown south for a week of Bloody Bay wall diving. On our adventure this year we've seen turtles, both hawksbill and green, sharks (nurse and reef), seahorses and tons of other colorful reef fishes.


Green Turtel


This trip was our 16th visit to Little Cayman and we really enjoyed catching up with our old friends that live on this tiny island of about 100 year round residents. We're already talking about returning for our 17th visit-that's how much we love this island. I'll be posting photos to my website so check it out to see some of the interesting creatures we've been hanging with this week.

Green Moray

Hawksbill Turtle

White Seahorse


Town News

Weathersfield select board and town news: The select board was scheduled to meet on Monday, April 2. There are still a number of volunteer positions open for town committees and commissions. If you are interested in serving our town please contact the town manager. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: The school announced they have two positions open and are hiring now for July 1start dates: Athletic Director, Grades K- 8 and Assistant Athletic Director, Grades K-8. Please submit cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference to the school. Important school testing dates were also announced: SBAC ELA and Math testing for grades 3-8 will be held May 8-10 and May 15, with make-up dates May 16-17, so mark your children's school calendars. More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Friends of WPL will be hosting the annual "Night of 1000 Stars" at the library on May 16 at 6:30 p.m.. This year's reader's will be Madelyn Richardson, Mark Richardson, Marina Garland Charland, Lynn Houghton. Chris Harris and Rick Bates. The Friends will meet April 11 at 7 p.m. to discuss the event. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About

Nearly New-Rummage and Bake Sale in Brownsville at the Town Hall Friday, April 13, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 9 a.m.-1 p.m., (half price sale.) The sale is a benefit for W. Windsor Historical Soc. and July 3 and 4 Independence Day Celebration. Donate items Tuesday April 10-Thursday April 12, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.. For more info contact Sherry 802 484-9286

Music and Performances

Auditions for "The Crucible" at World Under Wonder. April 11-13 5-8 p.m. 5755 Route 5 in Ascutney. This community production is open to all ages, youth and adults. Performances will be June 29 and 30 at 7 p.m., July 6 at 7 p.m. and July 8 at 2 p.m..

Briggs Opera House in WRJ. The 1776 Project April 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 at 7:30 April 1, 8 at 3:00. 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: Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes April 7 7:30 p.m., Tommy Emmanuel CGP April 13 7:30 p.m.,

The Engine Room in WRJ. The Tricksters April 6 8 p.m., 80s and 90s Night April 7 9 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Eugene Tyler Band April 5 7 p.m., Speakeasy Night April 7 8 p.m..

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: 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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