Posts

Showing posts from November, 2018

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, November 28

Image
I hope you’ve cleared all the turkey and fixings from your fridge by now. As we say goodbye to Thanksgiving Day it’s time to turn our attentions to Holiday Craft Fairs. We are literally surrounded this weekend by craft fairs. Pick a town and I’ll be you can find a fair or bazaar just a quick drive from your reference point. I’ll be visiting the one I always do in Brownsville at Story Memorial Hall Saturday late morning. They have the BEST corn chowder so plan your visit around noon. I’ll also be heading to Bridgewater, Vermont to visit with the good people at Shackleton/Thomas for their annual open house on Saturday afternoon. The best part about this event is one of my favorite local bands will be performing-Ida Mae Specker and The Terrible Mountain Stringband. Ida and crew are from Andover, Vt. And they are just so talented-you should check them out.
Adventures and Assignments Despite the record breaking, bitterly cold morning, about 50 people and their canine companions braved the…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, November 20

Image
Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you all enjoyed the snow storm on Friday. I’m sure the hunters loved it. I know when I got outside there were so many wildlife tracks in our yard. It was fun following them. Shoveling-not so much fun. I wanted to send a shout out to all the Turkey Trotters who will be running Thanksgiving Thursday morning to raise money for various local non-profits. Good on you all!
News You Can UseWeathersfield select board and town news: The select board was scheduled to discuss the following at their meeting on Nov. 19: Cady Hill reclassification; police contracted services; proposed police, fire and highway budgets; and a couple of grant discussions. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.

Weathersfield School news: School was in session on Monday and Tuesday then closed for Thanksgiving Break, reopening on Monday, Nov. 26. The school board is looking for community members…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, November 14

Image
News You Can Use
Weathersfield select board and town news: The town now has a newsletter. You can read it online on the town’s website and Facebook page. The select board met Nov. 5 to begin budget discussions. The town also is advertising for a part-time police officer; details are on the website or at the town office. Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association has retained an attorney in order to recoup over $7000 that AVFA has not received from the town. Discussion about hiring a police officer to work in Weathersfield and to be hired out to Cavendish and Baltimore revealed the hire rate to be $65 per hour for 20-25 hours for Cavendish and 5-8 hour for Baltimore. The select board voted to suspend the Fire Commission indefinitely while the board discusses the formation of a municipal fire department. The board will meet the first Monday of the month for about one hour and the second Tuesday of the month for two hours to discuss the transition. More information about the select board and the…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, November 7

Image
I hope you remembered to turn your clocks back on Saturday night. It always takes me and my dog about a week to adjust the clock changing ritual in spring and fall. And I’m not looking forward to the dark mornings and dark afternoons either. I must be getting old, I sound like a curmudgeon.

Mark your calendars-Veterans Day in Perkinsville Sunday Nov. 11 at 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.
Adventures and Assignments Friday we traveled to Manchester, Vermont to one of our favorite venues-Billsville House Concerts. Local musicians Carling and Will opened the show.


The main act was 10 String Symphony
Named for their unique instrumentation of two five string fiddles alternated with a five string banjo, 10 String…