Weathersfield Weekly Blog, May 2

Yippee! The Villagers Ice Cream Restaurant has re-opened for the season. They are open Tuesday through Sunday 11 a.m.-8 p.m. (closed Mondays) at Downer's Four Corners (the intersection of routes 131 and 106) in Perkinsville. This really means Spring is here and summer is truly on the way.

And, The Inn at Weathersfield is back open after their mud season break. Friday night music starts this Friday with Steve Ellis at 7 p.m.. 

News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board and town news: Green up day is Saturday, May 5 and our fourth quarter tax payments are due May 9. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: On May 8, there will be no afterschool programs at the school. The faculty and staff will be working with local and state police in safety training and do not want any students in the building after 2:45 pm. Three afterschool programs: PAWS, TIPS, and HS will be cancelled for May 8. Also no school on May 28 for Memorial Day holiday. And the volunteer picnic has been reschedule from June 1 to June 4. On June 4 at noon, Albert Bridge School, their parents, community members and friends, will join the Weathersfield School family, parents, volunteers, community and friends, for a picnic at WS. There will be a barbecue and Mr. Rich from YouthBeatz, will be leading drumming sessions with students from both schools. This event is open to the public. For more information, please call the school at 674-5400.More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

My Adventures and Assignments

Concerts, plays, sales, and a Gala!

Thursday, we headed south to Northampton to a wonderful listening room, The Parlor Room to see Jim Rooney, Pat Alger and Chris Brashear.

More concert photos: CLICK HERE

Friday I attended the Yoh Theatre Player's performance of "Fly By Night" for the Vermont Standard.

 More performance photos: CLICK HERE

Saturday I got up early and headed to Woodstock to cover the Glad Rags Sale for the Vermont Standard. This twice yearly sale draws HUGE crowds looking for great deals.

More Glad Rags photos: CLICK HERE

Sunday I covered the Norman Williams Public Library 17th Annual Ex Libris Gala for the Vermont Standard.

The event honored Gail Dougherty for her dedication and years of service to the library (she also is the founder of the Ex Libris Gala).

Noted author and nationally-syndicated public radio show host Jack Beatty was the keynote speaker.
More event photos: CLICK HERE

Get Out and About Events

Mother's Day Plant Sale in Ascutney, Saturday, May 12 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Station. Cocoa shell mulch will also be on sale. Contact 802-674-5021 with questions.

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

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Steve Ellis May 4, Erik Boedtker May 11, Johnny O May 18, Ali T May 25.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. City Center Ballet-Alice in Wonderland May 4, 5, 6,; 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. Bob and Shane Duo May 4 7 p.m.; Andrew Merzi May 10 6 p.m.; Mother's Day Brunch May 13 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Soulfix Duo May 17 6 p.m..

The Engine Room in WRJ. Comedy Club May 3 8 p.m.; Take Me to the Tropics May 5 9 p.m.; Satopalooza May 6 3 p.m.; Patti Casey and the Wicked Fine Players May 12 8 p.m.; Moxley Union/The Pilgrims May 19 8 p.m., Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill (JAG production performance) May 24-26 7:30 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Joice Marie May 1 6p.m.; Still Hill May 3 7:30 p.m.; Derek and the Demons May 4 9:30 p.m.; Karaoke May 5 9:30 p.m.; Sean Kehoe May 8 6 p.m..

Ongoing Events

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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