Weathersfield Weekly Blog, Sept. 12

There's a bit of fall in the air. I felt it on Sunday when I was at the 6th Annual Vermont Mac and Cheese Challenge in Windsor for the Vermont Standard. It was the perfect day to be sampling all sorts of Mac and Cheese. The Public House Lobster Mac was terrific and Singleton's "Everything But the Kitchen Sink" rocked. After getting my photos (and filling my belly with comfort food) I headed home to watch opening weekend of football. Politics aside, I still enjoy spending Sunday watching football from 10 a.m. (ESPN) until about 11 p.m. for 17 weeks. I don't really care which team is playing, I just like watching the on-field strategy. Oh, and I'm getting ready to volunteer for the Vermont 50 on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Ascutney Mountain. Always a great day-I'll be setting my DVR so I don't miss any football.

Assignments and Adventures

On a fall feeling Sunday, what's better than some comfort food? A whole lot of comfort food. The Vermont Farmstead Cheese Market hosted their 6th Annual Vermont Mac and Cheese Challenge on Sunday at Artisan Park in Windsor. The event raises money for the Vermont Foodbank. Seventeen restaurants competed. And the winners are: Favorite Vegetarian-Bloods Catering Party Rental; Favorite Gluten-Free-Omni Mount Washington Resort; Kid's Choice-Blood's Catering & Party Rentals; People's Choice: 1st-Blood's Catering & Party Rental, 2nd-Singleton's General Store & Singleton's Market, 3rd-Lui Lui; Judge's Choice: 1st-Omni Mount Washington Resort, 2nd-Sugar Bob's Finest Kind - Smoked Maple Syrup , 3rd-Preston's at Killington Grand. Of the 3000 tickets available, 2300 sold online. Organizers were hoping to see the remaining tickets at the gate.

News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board and town news: The Weathersfield Parks and Recreation Commission is looking for vendors for the 3rd annual Town-Wide Festival on Oct. 6. Spaces are free but you should sign-up at the Town Office to reserve your spot. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Great news for students and teachers-air conditioners have been installed in all the classrooms. The school also announced that they no longer allow plastic straws in school. Paper straws are encouraged. This includes their food service program, parties in school, and other events and celebrations. Also are students are you an avid volunteer? You can apply for the 2019 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards Program. Students in grades five through eight and have volunteered for service activities in the last year you could be eligible to win this award. Students can apply online at and could receive a certificate of achievement, the President's Volunteer Service Award, or if they are a state honoree they could receive up to $1,000. For more information see the attachment provided or contact Jenna Brown at For more information, please call the school at 674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library announced their annual Book and Bake Sale on Saturday Oct. 6 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Book donations are now being accepted. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events

Household Hazardous Waste Collection. If you are a resident of: Andover, Athens, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, or Windsor, you are welcome to participate in the household hazardous waste collections Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Goodyear Building at 28 River Street in Windsor. 9 a.m.-1p.m. For a list of what to bring and what not to bring, visit For more information, call 674-9235.

Movie Night at Hoisington Field in Perkinsville, Saturday Sept. 15 7:30 p.m.. Weathersfield Parks and Recreation and the Town of Weathersfield will be hosting a movie night. This week's feature: Disney PIXAR-Coco.

Community BBQ and Potluck in Brownsville, Saturday Sept. 15 4-7 p.m. hosted by the Brownsville Community Church. Bring a dish to share or a cash donation. Call 802-484-3200 for more information.

Fall Book Fair at the Weathersfield School in Ascutney, Monday, Sept. 17 through Monday, Sept. 24. The book fair will be open for parents from 7:30-7:50 a.m. and 2:30-3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Weathersfield School Open House in Ascutney, Tuesday, Sept. 18 from 6-6:45 p.m.. Meet in the gym from 5:30-6 p.m., where Larry Dougher, Tech Director, will talk about the Unified Classroom to parents, students and staff. From 6-6:45 p.m., visit classrooms, meet teachers, and visit the book fair in the AP room. There will be a raffle for a chance to win some books.

Music and Performances

Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams Nov. 3 8 p.m. (rescheduled from April 21), Mary Gauthier Nov. 8 7:30 p.m..

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.. Johnny O Sept. 14, TBA Sept. 21, Erik Boedtker Sept. 28.

The Engine Room in WRJ. High Road Reunion Party Sept. 21 7 p.m., Bow Thayer presents "Choirs of Aether" Oct. 13 9 p.m..

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. A2VT Sept. 15, How the West Was Sung Sept. 22, Pat Metheny Sept. 26, Coig Sept. 28, Paula Poundstone Sept. 30, Sara Evans Oct. 11, Youssre El Hawary Oct. 12, The Logger and the Fiddler Nov. 10.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont, NH. Diamond Special 9 p.m. Sept. 14, Erik Boedtker 5:30 p.m. Sept. 20, Moxley Union 8 p.m. Sept. 21, Best Not Broken 7 p.m. Sept. 28.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Suite 102 9 p.m. Sept. 14, Purple Voodoo 9 p.m. Sept. 15, Me And The Boy 6 p.m. Sept. 18, Wild roots 7 p.m. Sept. 20, Diamond Special 9 p.m. Sept. 21, Faux in Love 9 p.m Sept. 22, Erik Boedtker 6 p.m. Sept. 25, The Repeat Offenders 7 p.m. Sept. 27, Supply and Demand 9 p.m. Sept. 28, Jack In the Pulpit 9 p.m. Sept. 29,

Ongoing Events

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2018: 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 Food Shelf in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

Weathersfield Parks and Recreation Hikes: Saturday, Sept. 15 5 p.m. Ferry Road and the Connecticut River; Saturday, Oct. 6 8 a.m. Ascutney Mountain; Saturday, Oct. 20 9:30 a.m. Cooks Pond Road; and Saturday Oct. 27 9:30 a.m. Perkinsville Lower Valley. Call Steve to sign up for a hike or to get more information at 802-263-5439 or email

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