Weathersfield Weekly Blog, February 6

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Weathersfield select board and town news: The town has published two documents and posted them on their website regarding the “new” municipal fire department in town. The first is “Why-make the transitions to a municipal fire department” with the attached report from John Wood, Jr. “Fire Services Evaluation for the Ascutney and West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Departments “ and the “Municipal Fire Sudy (sic)” created by town manager Ed Morris. The other document is “History Leading to Municipal Fire Services.” It’s more of an editorial but the author is not named. You should take the time to make your way through these documents. It’s difficult to follow the finances because of the many changes in the way the town finances are being reported. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Congratulations to Weathersfield's Kaskadenac Cross Country Ski Team. On Sunday, Jan. 27, eight members of team raced in the 14th Annual Mountain Top Paintball Biathlon. Teammates ranged in age from 5 to 14 years old and competed by skiing and shooting paint balls at a barn. Finishers in their age groups included: Bizzy Tindall-13th, Will Tindall-12th, Brooke Hindinger-19th, Zed McNaughton-21st, Myra McNaughton-16th, Ada McNaughton-16th. The full team this year is 30 kids strong, kindergarten through 8th grade. The school also reminds folks that Winter Break Feb. 18-22. For more information school news, please call the school at 674-5400.

Weathersfield Town Clerk news: You can vote early or by absentee now. Vote in person at the Town Clerk’s Office; take your ballot home and return it at your leisure; call and have a ballot mailed to you: 802-674-9500. Or you can log on at for your absentee ballot. All ballots must be returned to the town clerk by 7 p.m. on Tuesday March 5 to be counted.

Adventures and Assignments

Moondance:The Ultimate Van Morrison Tribute at Lebanon Opera House
Moondance performed at LOH on Friday, Feb. 1

More photos of Moondance: CLICK HERE

18th Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby
Dewey's Pond in Quechee, Vermont
Saturday, Feb. 2 7:30 a.m. to noon
On a frigid Saturday morning, Hartford Parks and Recreation hosted their 18th Annual Youth Ice Fishing Derby on Dewey’s Pond in Quechee, Vermont. The derby started at 7:30 a.m. and even though the temperature was seven degrees below zero, over 175 eager people, young and old took to the ice looking to land that “big catch.” Bentley Lang got the derby going be catching the first fish of the day. Read the full story on my BLOG

More photos from the Ice Fishing Derby: CLICK HERE

The Lion and The Mouse 
The Grange Theatre, Pomfret, Vermont
Saturday, Feb. 2 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Crabgrass Puppet Theatre performed The Lion and The Mouse and other tales to a standing room only crowd of the young and young at heart at The Grange Theatre.

More performance photos: CLICK HERE

Celia Woodsmith and Friends at Billsville House Concert 
Saturday, Feb. 2 7:30 p.m.
Celia Woodsmith, Jenni Lyn Gardner, Zoe Guigueno, and Ella Jordan performed for a sold out audience at Billsville House Concerts in Manchester, VT.

More photos: CLICK HERE

More videos: CLICK HERE

Woodstock Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting
Woodstock Inn and Resort
Monday, Feb. 4 7:30-9:30 a.m.
The Chamber is “Celebrating 70 years of improving the economic well-being or our community”  Wendy Knight Commissioner of Tourism and marketing was the guest speaker.

Business of the Year-Woodstock Inn and Resort

 Volunteer of the Year-Candace Coburn

New Business of the Year-Abracadabra Coffee on Pleasant Street (not present)

Wendy Knight

More photos from the Chamber breakfast: CLICK HERE

Get Out and About Events

Fondue Night in Ascutney Saturday, Feb. 9 5;30 p.m. The Weathersfield Proctor Library is hosting a Fondue party with appetizers, main course samples and desserts. For more information call 802-674-2863.

Be My Valentine Dinner in Perkinsville, Thursday, Feb.14 5;30-8:30 p.m. $49 per person, three course meal. Call 802-263-9217 for reservations.

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. Feb 15 Ali T.

Crown Point Country Club in Springfield Feb. 8 Ben Fuller 7 p.m..

The Engine Room in WRJ. Feb 27 Girls Night Out 8 p.m.. 

KJ’s Place in Springfield Feb. 9 Ben Fuller 9 p.m..

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Feb. 9 Mike McDonald’s Comedy Extravaganza; March 14 The Very Hungry Caterpillar 10 a.m.; march 17 John 5 and the Creatures 7p.m.; April 12 A sick Day for Amos McGee 10 a.m.; April 18 Stand Up America-50 years of Jethro Tull; May 17 Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza 10 a.m.; Keb’ Mo’ June 16.

Reading Winter Concert Series in Reading at Robinson Hall Saturday Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. The newly formed concert series continues with Dave Richardson performing. $10 adults, under 15 free. Refreshments served. Spencer Lewis is scheduled to perform on March 9.

Windsor Station in Windsor. Feb. 8 Supply and Demand 9:30 p.m., Feb, 22 Carton/Chodus 9:30 p.m..

Ongoing Events

AARP Tax-Aide Program in Ascutney Tuesdays at 9 a.m. at Martin Memorial Hall 5259 Route 5 call 802-885-3933 for more information.

Food Assistance:
Ascutney Union Church Food Cupboard in Ascutney 5243 Route 5 Saturdays 9-10 a.m. call 802-674-2484.

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2019: Feb. 19, April 30, May 28, June 18, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept.24, Oct. 29, and Nov. 26 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.

Roast Beef Suppers of 2019 in Hartland at the Brick Church 10 Station RD. Six consecutive Saturday nights through Feb. 23 5-7 p.m. or until the roast beef runs out. $15 for all you can eat...roast beef, green beans, Cole slaw, mashed potatoes, homemade rolls and homemade pie. 802-436-2792.

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

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