Weathersfield Weekly Blog, October 17

The select board met Monday night and voted unanimously in favor of moving towards a municipal fire department for the town. Jeff Epstein wrote about the meeting in his article for The Eagle Times on Oct. 16. Video of the meeting should be posted to the SAPA-TV website soon.

And speaking of voting, I voted early on Monday. Yes, you can vote anytime now until Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.. Be sure to exercise your right to vote. One thing I noticed on page two of the ballot, only the Democrats were listed for Justice of the Peace. I asked the town clerk about this and she said the progressives and republicans did not present their candidates for J.P. before the deadline to be on the ballot therefore they will be running write-in campaigns. Look for the candidates outside Martin Memorial Hall on Nov. 6 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. for more information.

Weathersfield School news: Thursday, Oct. 18 will be Service Day at the school. This is the day when the school will have visitors come and show staff and students the equipment they use to provide a service in our community. The students are encouraged to ask questions and will have lunch together with the visitors. There will also be a special demonstration during the event. Parents and community members are invited from 11-11:45 a.m.. For more information school news, please call the school at 674-5400.

Adventures and Assignments

Country music star Sara Evans performed a sold out show Thursday night Oct. 11 at the Lebanon Opera House. She is out on tour promoting her new CD entitled "Words." Logan Brill opened the show. And the audience got a sneak peek of The Logger (Rusty DeWees) and The Fiddler (Patrick Ross) show coming to LOH on Nov. 10. The two performed in the lobby before doors opened. 
The Logger and The Fiddler

Logan Brill

Sara Evans

Get Out and About Events

Potluck Dinner and Speaker in Weathersfield, Saturday Oct. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House. Vermont Humanities council speaker Jill Mudgett will present "Hills of Home: Mountains and Identity in Vermont History."

3rd Annual Trunk or Treat in Perkinsville, Saturday, Oct. 27 4:30-6:30 p.m. at Hoisington Field.

General Election Voting in Ascutney Tuesday, Nov. 6 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall. Absentee ballots are available for pick up or can be mailed until Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.. Contact the Town Clerk at 802-674-9500.

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.. Oct. 19 Erik Boedtker, Oct. 26 Josh Hall. Closed for "Stick Season" Oct. 28-Nov. 15.

The Engine Room in WRJ. Oct. 19 Hip Hop Halloween 9p.m., Oct. 20 Karaoke Night 8 p.m., Oct. 25 Halloween Party 6:30 p.m., Oct. 26 Brooks Hubbard Band 9 p.m..

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Nov. 10 The Logger and the Fiddler, Nov. 11 Lucinda Williams.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont, NH. Oct. 19 Mark and Deb Bond 8 p.m., Oct. 25 The Bears Trio 5:30 p.m., Oct. 26 Smoke and Mirrors 8 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Oct. 20 Dark Star Project 9 p.m., Oct. 25 Rose Hip Jam 7 p.m., Oct. 26 Maiden Voyage 10 p.m., Oct. 27 The Wheeler 9:30 p.m., Oct. 30 Zac Edington 6 p.m..

Ongoing Events

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2018: Nov. 6 and 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, Oct. 20 Cooks Pond Road 9:30 a.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 27. Perkinsville Lower Valley 9:30 a.m. Call Steve to sign up for a hike or to get more information at 802-263-5439 or email

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