Weathersfield Weekly Blog, October 31

Pumpkin by Paul Regan, South Woodstock VT
Happy Halloween!

News You Can Use

Weathersfield Town Clerk news: Early voting is now open. You can vote anytime the town clerk’s office is open between now and Monday, Nov. 5. Of note on the ballot, one page 2 there are only Democrats listed for Justices of the Peace. The Progressives and Republicans did not get their candidate names to the town clerk in time to be on the ballot. It’s believed that both parties will be running write-in votes with candidates stationed outside the polling place-Martin Memorial Hall on Tuesday Nov.6.

Weathersfield School news: The Weathersfield School Board has appointed Susan Hindinger to fill the vacancy created by the loss of our neighbor and board member, Laura Cody McNaughton. Susan has lived in Weathersfield for 15 years and has two children attending WS. In addition, she was the longtime coordinator for the Four Winds Nature Education Program. For more information school news, please call the school at 674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library have announced their meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at the library to begin planning holiday programs. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Adventures and Assignments

Mipso at Billsville House Concerts Saturday, October 27, 2018. We traveled to Manchester, VT to one of our favorite venues/listening rooms to see Mipso, a group out of Chapel Hill, NC. The show sold out and the house was packed.

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Next up at Billsville, 10 String Orchestra Friday, Nov. 1 SOLD OUT and Lula Wiles Nov. 17-a few tickets left.

Get Out and About Events

Craft Fair for the 8th Grade in Ascutney Saturday, Nov. 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the All-Purpose Room. Vendors are still needed please contact Crystal Pudvah (802)-674-6138. For more information about the event, contact Wendy Allen, PTA President.

The Lucy Mac & Cheese Autumn Breeze Dinner in West Windsor Saturday, Nov. 3, seating’s at 5:30 and 7:00 pm. Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society is hosting a fundraising mac and cheese dinner. Tickets are $15, $10 for children under 10 and senior citizens, with limited seating; advance purchase is advised on the website or by phone: 802-484-5829. Dinner includes mac & cheese, optional bacon, roasted vegetables, and dessert. All proceeds benefit the Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society.

Tom Fontaine Book Signing in Ascutney Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Weathersfield Proctor Library Tom Fontaine, a 1982 graduate of Bellows Falls Union High School has published two children’s books about Grafton Vermont and the Civil War. “The Messenger Boy of Grafton, Vermont” was published in 2015 by the Grafton Historical Society. The second Civil War book, “The Grafton Cavaliers”, is based on two real Grafton college students. Samuel Pettengill (Middlebury College) and Wilder Burnap (Dartmouth College) who took a leave of absence from their colleges to answer President Lincoln’s call for men to join the Union Army and help protect Washington from the advancing Confederates. The event co-sponsored by The Weathersfield Historical Society and the Library.

General Election Voting in Ascutney Tuesday, Nov. 6 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at Martin Memorial Hall. Contact the Town Clerk at 802-674-9500.

Practical Geometry in Historic Architecture in Ascutney Saturday, Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. at the library. Jane Radocchia, architect and historian will speak on methods used for laying out frames of building before the advent of tape measures and laser distance meters.

Veterans Day in Perkinsville Sunday Nov. 11 11 a.m.. Veterans Day is day to remember and honor the selfless dedication of service members, men and women, who have boldly stood in harm’s way carrying the torch of freedom fighting to protect our abundant way of life. Please come to the Perkinsville Green, in Perkinsville Vermont on to celebrate our Veterans.

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.. Closed for "Stick Season" Oct. 28-Nov. 15.

The Engine Room in WRJ. Nov. 3 Climbing Poe Tree 8 p.m., Nov. 10 Funk in the Trunk 8 p.m., Nov. 17 The Tricksters 9 p.m., Nov. 30 The Welterweights 9 p.m., Dec . 1 Fire and Ice 9 p.m., Dec . 6 Comedy Club 8 p.m., Dec. 7 The Conniption Fits 9 p.m., Dec. 14 The Shana Stack Band 9 p.m., Dec. 31 Brooks Hubbard Band 4 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, Moondance Feb. 1, 2019.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont, NH. Nov. 2 Ryan Williams 6 p.m..

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Nov. 1 Still Hill 7 p.m., Nov. 2 Day of the Dead Costume Party 10 p.m., Nov. 3 The Equalites 9:30 p.m., Nov. 6 The Rough and Tumble 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, 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.

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