Weathersfield Weekly Blog, May 8

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Weathersfield select board and town news: The select board was scheduled to meet on Monday May 6. Their agenda included meeting with the outside auditors and their report submitted at the last board meeting. Bids were received for the Weathersfield Center Road repair. Pike Industries submitted the lowest bid ($398,932.55) and the town manager is recommending the contract goes to them. The town manager is also recommending that the remaining 0.85 miles of Reservoir Road be resurfaced. He will be submitting a finance plan to the board to pave both the Center and Reservoir roads at a cost of $483,932.55. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org

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Weathersfield School news: The Lace Up for Laura Memorial 5k walk/run Saturday, June 29 features two runs: an approximately ½ mile kids 12 and under fun run at 8:30 a.m. and 3.1 mile (5km) race at 9:00 a.m. for all ages and abilities. The starts for both races will be located near the intersection of the Plains and Reservoir Roads. Proceeds from the Memorial run will benefit the Laura Cody McNaughton Memorial fund and its annual scholarship which will be awarded to a graduating senior who exemplifies Laura’s leadership and giving spirit, and, is pursuing further education and training in a field where these principles may be put into practice. Register now at www.laceupforlaura.com. For more information school news, please call the school at 674-5400. 

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The library will be hosting a Heat Pump Workshop on Saturday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m., see the library’s heat pumps in action. Brent Coleman a heat pump installer from Chester, Vt. will be on hand to answer questions. More information about the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863. 

Household Hazardous Waste Collection in Springfield Wednesday, May 15 at the Springfield Transfer Station, 2-6 p.m. for residents of Andover, Athens, Baltimore, Cavendish, Chester, Grafton, Ludlow, Plymouth, Reading, Rockingham, Springfield, Weathersfield, West Windsor, and Windsor. Sponsored by the Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District and the host town. Call 674-9235 for more information or visit www.vtsolidwastedistrict.org for a list of what to bring and what not to bring.

Get Out and About Events

Backyard Composting Workshops on the following Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.: May 9 at the Bridgewater Grange, May 16 at the West Fairlee Town Office Building, May 23 at the Chester Town Hall, May 30 at the Pomfret Town Offices, June 13 at the Grafton (Vermont) Town Garage, and on June 20 at the Hartford Municipal Building. Please call 674-9235 or email mobrien@swcrpc.org to register. Attendees can purchase a Soil Saver composter for $30 and/or a Sure-Close kitchen food scraps pail for $5. Please bring cash and/or a check as we cannot process credit cards. Sponsored by the Southern Windsor/Windham Counties Solid Waste Management District.”Ascutney Vol. Fire Dept. Annual Mother’s Day Plant Sale in Ascutney Saturday, May 11 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the station near Exit 8, I-91. Contact 802-674-5021 for more information.

Here in The Valley in White River Junction. Sunday, May 12 7-10 p.m. A concert featuring nationally touring bands featuring The Mammals and Jes and Jakob. Tickets are $20, kids 12 and under are free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/here-in-the-valley-the-mammals-wjes-jakob-briggs-opera-house-tickets-59611467504#tickets

Special Town Warrant-Town Voting-The informational meeting will be held on Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Weathersfield School. Voting by Australian ballot for the two money articles to provide fire services to the town will be on Tuesday, May 21 at Martin Memorial Hall from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.


Weathersfield Bow Hike in Weathersfield Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m. The Weathersfield Historical Society will host a walk in Weathersfield Bow. Jeff Pelton, who has a background in geology, forestry, and history and who has led many hikes for the Weathersfield Historical Society and the Weathersfield Conservation Commission, will take walkers down the Class IV Old Springfield Road which originally ran from Weathersfield Bow to Bugbee Road in Springfield. The walk will be held rain or shine but not during thunderstorms. Dress for ticks and bring your water bottle with you. Park and meet at the Bow Baptist Church, 1102 US-5, Weathersfield Bow, VT 05156 Loop hike along the Old Springfield Road in Weathersfield Bow. More information call Jeff Pelton at 802-885-9517. 

Lace Up for Laura Memorial 5k walk/run in Perkinsville Saturday, June 29 features two runs: an approximately ½ mile kids 12 and under fun run at 8:30 a.m. and 3.1mile (5km) race at 9:00 a.m. for all ages and abilities. The starts for both races will be located near the intersection of the Plains and Reservoir Roads. Proceeds from the Memorial run will benefit the Laura Cody McNaughton Memorial fund and its annual scholarship which will be awarded to a graduating senior who exemplifies Laura’s leadership and giving spirit, and, is pursuing further education and training in a field where these principles may be put into practice. Register now at www.laceupforlaura.com.

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. May 10 Jon Clinch, May 17 Peter Neri, May 24 Ali T., May 31 Josh Hall. 

The Engine Room in White River Junction. May 10 The Conniption Fits 9 p.m., May 11 Sean Ashby 8 p.m., May 18 TOGA Party 9 p.m., May 24 Karaoke Night 8 p.m., May 25 Gallimaufry of Vaudvibilly 7 p.m., May 30 River Roost Tap Takeover 5 p.m.. 

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. May 17 Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza-10 a.m.; May 17 April Verch Band-On Location; May 18 Who’s Bad; June 13 David Crosby and Sky Trails Band; June 16 Keb’ Mo’; June 20 Anoushka Shankar; June 23 Whose Live Anyway?. 

Skinny Pancake in Hanover NH. May 10 Abigail Lapell 7 p.m., May 18 Lydia Gray Quartet, June 26 Brooks Hubbard Band. 

Taverne On The Square in Claremont. May 10 Dirty Looks 8 p.m.. 

Windsor Station in Windsor. May 10 The Medicine Tribe 9:30 p.m., May 11 Jack in the Pulpit 9 p.m., May 18 Rear Defrosters 9 p.m., May 24 Binger 9 p.m., May 31 Derek and the Demons 9:30 p.m.. 

Weathersfield School Performances in Ascutney. Frozen, the play on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. in the gym, with the school production for students on Monday, May 20 1 p.m., May 24 Memorial Day Assembly 8:15-9 a.m. 

Ongoing Events

1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse Committee Seeks Volunteers. The 1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse Committee needs willing hands to help with the ongoing task of renovating the 1879 Perkinsville District 1 school. No special skills are needed, and food will be provided. The next scheduled work dates are: May 11 from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.. Please contact Matt Keniston at 802-263-5300 or norclime@tds.net to sign up. 

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. The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 1-3 p.m. WFS is located in the 1879 Schoolhouse at 1862 Route 106 in Perkinsville. Donations of nonperishable food are always welcomed and may be dropped off at the facility during open hours or placed in the collection box at Martin Memorial Hall. For more information, call 802-263-5584 or email weathersfieldfoodshelf@gmail.com

Rachel’s Kitchen in Windsor. Free breakfast 7-10 a.m. Mon-Fri at the Rachel Harlow Church 165 Main Street Windsor. 

Windsor Community Dinners in Windsor. Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall 4 Court Street, Windsor. 

Veggie Van Go in Windsor. Free fresh produce provided by the Vermont Food Bank. 2nd Tuesday of the month 10-11 a.m. Mt. Ascutney Hospital 289 County Road, Windsor. 

Hartland Food shelf in Hartland. 4 Corners UU Church Fridays 8-10 a.m. 

Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf in Reading. Mondays 2-4 p.m. and Thursday 4-6 p.m. Stone School 3456 Tyson Rd, Reading. 

Weathersfield Walking Program in Ascutney is offered Monday-Friday, 7:35-7:50 a.m. Weathersfield School teachers and staff walk outside with any student who wants to participate. If the weather is bad or the temperature is too cold, then students and staff walk in the gym. Exercise and enjoy the outdoors. 

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2019: 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. 

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. TwinStateDepressionSupportGroup.org or on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TwinStateDSG/. More information call 802-795-0098 

Have anything you want included in this news and events column? Email Nancy at photosbynanci@comcast.net two weeks prior to your event.

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