Weathersfield Weekly Blog, Sept. 5

Hope you all had a great Labor Day. Ah, the unofficial end to summer. We knew it was going to happen but it seemed to come to quickly. I know we have a lot of summer weather left but the kids are back at school and the gardens are being harvested; I'm making sauce and pickles like crazy. We have a freezer full of blueberries and peaches to carry us through the long, cold, winter months. I've even seen a few turning leaves. So fall is on it's way people. We'll be raking leaves before you know it.

Assignments and Adventures

Friday night we traveled toTaylor Farm in Londonderry Vt. The farm hosted the Terrible Mountain String Band on Friday night. Terrible Mountain String Band is Lila and Ida Mae Specker, Josh Norman, and special guest Will Mosheim.

More photos around the farm and of the concert: CLICK HERE

Saturday at The Climb Fitness Center on Mount Ascutney about 100 people ran a Rainbow 5K Fun Run. This was the 3rd Annual Rainbow Run. A rainbow run is when you run a race and you get hit with colorful powder at various spots along the course.

More Rainbow Run photos: CLICK HERE

On Labor Day, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders hosted his annual Labor Day Rally at Lyman Point Park in White River Junction Vermont. This years speakers included local progressives: Jameson Davis a select board member from Hartford; Olivia Lapierre who was born in Ethiopia and grew up in the Northeast Kingdom. She lives in Hartford and is a community organizer and racial justice activist Zachariah Ralph candidate for Vermont State Representative for Hartland, West Windsor and Windsor. State-wide candidates included: U.S. House of Representative Peter Welch and Vermont Lieutenant Governor David Zuckerman and Senator Sanders.

Jameson Davis

Olivia Lapierre

Zachariah Ralph

Rep. Peter Welch

Lt. Governor David Zuckerman

Sen. Bernie Sanders
More photos from the rally: CLICK HERE

News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board and town news: Great news, Downer's store is selling transfer station punch cards again. 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 it will be hosting their 7th Annual Car Show Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. benefiting the Weathersfield PTA and 8th Grade Class Trip. All vehicles of interest are welcome. Admission by donation. Music, 50/50 raffle, food, refreshments, People's Choice Award and door prizes. Service/therapy animals permitted. Federal law prohibits any type of tobacco/alcohol use on school property at 135 Schoolhouse Rd in Ascutney. Rain Date will be - October 7th, 2018. For more information, please call the school at 674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Weathersfield Proctor Library, the Weathersfield Parks and Recreation Committee and the Weathersfield Conservation Commission host "The prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of Lyme and tick-borne diseases" a talk by Dr. Alexis Chesney from Sojourns Health Clinic on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events

Community Car Show in Ascutney, Saturday Sept. 8 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. Ascutney Village Farmers Market is hosting a car show at their farm stand, 5585 Route 5 on Saturday. Have a car you want to show-off call 603-477-3112 for more information. No judging just plain fun. Food, vendors and entertainment also. Fun for the whole family.

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.

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 on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Springfield Transfer Station and Saturday, Sept. 15 at the Goodyear Building at 28 River Street in Windsor. 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. For a list of what to bring and what not to bring, visit For more information, call 674-9235.

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.. Steve Ellis Sept. 7, Johnny O Sept. 14, TBA Sept. 21, Erik Boedtker Sept. 28, Steve Ellis Oct. 5..

The Engine Room in WRJ. The Tricksters Band Sept. 7 9 p.m., 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.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Still Hill 7 p.m. Sensible Shoes Sept. 6 7 p.m., Jester Jigs Sept. 7 9:30 p.m..

Ongoing Events

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