Sunday, June 30, 2013

Memorial Ride for Jennifer Bixby, Saturday, August 10, 2013

Please Make Plans for Your Pets Early!

The 5th day of July is the busiest day of the year for animal shelters. That is because owners didn't take a few minutes to prepare a safe and separate place for their pets. Many animals don't like the loud fire works and things bursting in the sky. It freaks them out and they take off.

Keep your pet safe at home. If it is scared of loud noises, put it in an inside room with no windows. If they tear stuff apart, you might want to contact your vet to get special anxiety medicine for them. Don't go off to the fire works or a picnic and leave them hooked out, or even in their yard. If they don't have an escape proof kennel, inside is the best place for them.

Also, don't bring them to the fire works. Even the most well behaved, best trained dog will bite under stressful circumstances. Being in a crowd, with a bunch of kids, with booms and flashes of light will put any dog into stress mode.

Also, make sure your animals are up to date on their rabies. Have collars on them with current tags. Take pictures of them with you to prove ownership.

Keep your animals safe and sound... and your 4th of July will be most happy and stress-free!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Select Board Meeting

Monday, July 1, 2013 at 7 pm at Martin Memorial Hall on Route 5 in Ascutney.

I could find no published agenda.

Summer Reading Program Early Registration = chance to win tickets to EXTREME Saturday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway!

Congratulations to Kacie and Sara, winners of the tickets to an Extreme Saturday of racing at NH Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH!


Dig Into Reading and Race over to the Library
June 19 - 29th for Summer Reading Program
Early Registration
Win Two Tickets to an EXTREME Saturday
at New Hampshire Motor Speedway!

Register in person at the library, or online. Click the Summer Reading Program tab on this website and find the Summer Reading program for you! Dig into Reading for kids up to Grade 5, Beneath the Surface for tweens and teens and Groundbreaking Reads for Adults. You must be a town of Weathersfield resident or Weathersfield Proctor Library card holder to register.

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway has generously donated a FAN-tastic racing experience at the Speedway for four people for the Dig Into Reading Summer Reading program. We will draw two winners. Each winner will receive two tickets to EXTREME Saturday, July 13 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. A $100 value!
The drawing will be held on Saturday, June 29th at 6:00pm.
This year's Summer Reading Program is full of surprises! A big Thank you to Jerry Gappens and the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for their support of Dig into Reading at the Weathersfield Proctor Library!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Weathersfield Directory - Do You Have Your Copy!?!?!?!

The Directories Are Here! The Directories Are Here!

Weathersfield proudly announces 
again, available to Weathersfield residents. 
This FREE 24-page Directory is full of information regarding all aspects of the Town of Weathersfield, Vermont: emergency contact information, Town Offices and Services, Community Organizations, Family Recreation, Museums and Historical Attractions and Businesses/Advertisers. 
The new bonus to the Weathersfield Directory is that we are available will get you a current, up-to-date version at the convenience of your fingertips.

If your business or organization is located in Weathersfield you should be in the Directory!
Directories were picked up from the printers on Monday, May 6 and sent to the post office on Friday, May 10. Be looking in your mail box for your copy of the Weathersfield Directory.

Didn't receive a copy in the mail? 
The Directory will be available after May 15th at various locations around town - the Weathersfield Proctor Library, Weathersfield Town Offices, Ascutney Market and Downers Jiffy Mart.

Wish to contact us? Have a question? will get you the answers you are looking for.

This version of the printed and on-line Directory will be valid through December 31, 2014. At that time, we start all over again! A new booklet version will be printed and the on-line submission will need to be renewed.

Fire Commission Agenda requests for July

All requests for addition on the July Fire Commission agenda and any supporting documents must be to Lynn Esty by 9 am on Wednesday, July 3, 2013.

After being copied and processed, it will be mailed Wednesday afternoon.

The Town Offices will be closed on Thursday that week due to 4th of July holiday.

Thank you.
lynnesty @ Comcast. net
(remove the spaces)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Weathersfield News

Vermont Standard
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Lynn Esty

Summer has arrived in Grand style! The heat and humidity showed up right on time, also. The thunder storms and their flashes of lightening are wonderful. I love hearing rain on a metal roof. The chickens are loving the fact that I am catching up with the weeds in the garden.

Baby turkeys arrived last week and they are already starting to grow.  We had our first meal of broccoli out of the garden for dinner last night. Absolutely delicious. Nothing like fresh picked vegetables right from the garden to the dinner table. The zucchini and summer squash are growing already, the peas aren't too far behind and the potato plants are getting huge.

A busy time of year. Lots of meetings in the last couple of weeks, end of the fiscal year at the end of this week. New budgets will be in place across Vermont next Monday. Those in charge of the money will be sighing with happiness as they can now start ordering supplies again!

School is out, so please be careful for children. They don't think or look before heading into the road to catch the soccer ball.

The Summer Reading Program for the Weathersfield Proctor Library has a special incentive to sign up early! The New Hampshire Motor Speedway has generously donated a FAN-tastic racing experience at the Speedway for four people for the Dig Into Reading Summer Reading program. We will draw two winners. Each winner will receive two tickets to EXTREME Saturday, July 13 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. A $100 value! The drawing will be held on Saturday, June 29th at 6:00pm. You can sign up at the library or by sending an email to (You must be a town of Weathersfield resident or Weathersfield Proctor Library card holder to register.)

Also, motorcycles are enjoying the sunshine and warmth. Weathersfield had a very bad accident near Downers Four Corners the other night and the passenger on the motorcycle was killed. Let's all share the road, together... but each on our own sides. There is nothing as important as arriving to your destination. I don't know any particulars, but put down your cell phones, turn down the radio and pay attention to where you are driving... it only takes a second to change someones life forever.

I saw a young woman riding her horse down 131 the other night. There were some drivers, especially the tractor trailer, that slowed down, gave the horse some room, and didn't do anything to cause extra noises. I can't say the same for the guy in the pick up behind him :( The horse was very calm, the rider focused and they did wonderful! Please remember that, according to VT law, horses have the right of way. Be cautious and courteous when passing horses and riders on the road.

The moon was beautiful out last night. The pool was delicious and cool after the sweltering day yesterday. The air conditioner on low was the perfect compliment to the warmth from outside. What a beautiful start to summer!

July 4th Town Closings

The Weathersfield Town Offices will be closed Thursday, July 4.

The Weathersfield Proctor Library will be closed Thursday, July 4.

Hawks Mtn. Grange Meeting

July 05 , 2013

Ascutney Fire District Meeting

Ascutney Fire District
Monday, July 01 2013, 6:30pm
Regular Meeting
Location : Martin Memorial Hall, Route 5, Ascutney, VT

Weathersfield Proctor Library June and July Happenings

Weathersfield Proctor Library

June and July Happenings


New library cards are here! You'll be issued a new teslin library card with key tag at the Weathersfield Proctor Library!  Your current id will change a little bit, but you'll be able to keep your current number when you get your new card.

Why are you getting new cards? In June we went to a new and improved free online catalog called Koha that is user friendly and offers more options for you. The online catalog in Koha will allow you to search the library catalog and other library catalogs in the Koha system in Vermont, such as nearby Windsor and Hartland. Through your library account you will be able to place holds, maintain reading lists and much more - all from the comfort of your home.

Don't forget your library card will give you access to many online resources: downloadable audiobooks and eBooks, Chilton's Auto Repair, Powerspeak Languages, Universal Class with over 500 free online classes and more.

New Library Hours Starting July 1
The library will now be open on Wednesday mornings
at 10:00 am!
Watch for a new children's storytime this fall
Wednesday mornings at 11:00 am.


WPL Book Group meets on the third Thursday of each month 
July 18 at 6:30 pm.
This month's selection is Atonement by Ian McEwan

On the hottest day of the summer of 1935, thirteen-year-old Briony Tallis sees her sister, Cecilia, strip off her clothes and plunge into the fountain in the garden of their country house. Watching her is Robbie Turner, her childhood friend who, like Cecilia, has recently come down from Cambridge. By the end of that day, the lives of all three will have been changed forever. Robbie and Cecilia will have crossed a boundary they had not even imagined at its start, and will have become victims of the younger girl's imagination. Briony will have witnessed mysteries and committed a crime that creates in her a sense of guilt that will color her entire life. Ian McEwan has in each of his novels drawn the reader brilliantly into the intimate lives and situations of his characters. But never before has he written on a canvas so large: taking the reader from a manor house in England in 1935, to the retreat to Dunkirk in 1941, to a London hospital soon after where the maimed, broken, and dying soldiers are shipped from the evacuation, to a reunion of the Tallis clan in 1999. Atonement is Ian McEwan's finest achievement. Brilliant and utterly enthralling in its depiction of childhood, love and war. England and class, it is at its center a profound-and profoundly moving-exploration of shame and forgiveness, of atonement and the difficulty of absolution.
Copies of the book are available at the library.


Summer Reading Program July 10th - August 14th, 2013

Dig into Reading for kids up to Grade 5
Beneath the Surface for Grades 6 - 12
 Groundbreaking Reads for Adults

Register online or at the library! Pick up a reading log starting July 10th. You'll be entered in weekly prize drawings and each time you stop in you can dig into our fun bin for a treat!  All programs are free and open to all ages.  Some events require registration. Stop in, call 674-2863 or email with questions.

Special website just for the Summer Reading Program!

Friday July 12
The 2nd Annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover - drop off your stuffie all day today!

Wednesday July 17th at 11 am
Hearts of Rock and Talking Stones with Michael Caduto

Wednesday July 24th at 11 am
 Make a Leaf Print t-shirt

Wednesday July 31 at 11 am
Diggin in the Dirt with Michael Clough from the Vermont Natural History Museum

Wednesday August 7 at 11 am
Painting Peg People

Wednesday August 14th at 6:30 pm
Pizza Party finale!

Beneath the Surface Summer Writing Club for Grades 6 -12
Thursday mornings at 11:00 - Noon beginning July 11. Bring a bagged lunch if you'd like and we'll have cold drinks. 
Beneath the Surface History Jeopardy! on Friday night August 9 at 7:00 pm.

Groundbreaking READS for Adults
Saturday July 13 at 1 pm - Brick Books!
Paint a brick to resemble your favorite book. Use in your garden, as a door stop or bookend.Sign up required.
Saturday August 10 - Veggie Swap 9:00 - 1:00 pm Bring produce to share/exchange with others!

Ongoing: Computer Tutor every Friday morning 10:30 - 11:30 am learn how to use a mouse, set up an email account, use facebook, write, save and print a document and more.  Sign up is required.


See you @ the Library and around town,

Nancy and Lynn

Geek the library uses 'geek' as a verb - the things you geek are the things you are passionate about. Everyone geeks something, and whatever you geek, the public library supports you.  Geek the Library is coming to Weathersfield! Stay tuned for special geek events!

Nancy Tusinski, Library Director
Lynn Esty, Assistant Librarian

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Raffle to Benefit Weathersfield Proctor Library Capital Campaign Fund

An “OUTDOOR LIVING RAFFLE” is being offered to benefit the Weathersfield Proctor Library’s Capital Campaign Fund. The first prize being offered is a $250 gift card from Eastern Mountain Sports.  The second prize is two 2-paddle board 24-hour rentals at a $140 value (also from EMS), and third prize is two bicycle tune-ups from Claremont Cycle at a $70 value.  No more than 1,000 tickets will be sold and the drawing will be held at the Library on Friday evening.  Winners do not have to be present to win the prizes.  Raffle tickets are being offered at the Library, the Red Barn CafĂ©, and the Ascutney Market, all located on Route 5 in Ascutney, VT.

A second fundraiser will be held this summer at the Weathersfield Meeting House on Center Road on July 27.  This evening is titled “A SUMMER EVENING WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS” and will feature libations, music, scrumptious summer desserts, and short local tales told by long-time residents of Weathersfield.  Silent auction items from the neighboring community will also be available to bid on this evening.

Please mark your calendars and buy your raffle tickets.  Show your community your support for the Library’s capital campaign fund.

Zoning Board Public Hearing 7/24/2013, Sand Pit on Route 5

Zoning Board Public Hearing - Town of Weathersfield 7-24-2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Land Use Department   
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 13:55
and Site Visit

A public hearing before the Zoning Board of Adjustment of the Town of Weathersfield will be held at the Town Office in Ascutney on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM following a 6:30 p.m. site visit to consider the following application:

#06.2413 by the Town of Weathersfield for a conditional use permit and site plan approval for expansion of the sand pit on Route 5 in Weathersfield Bow (parcel #13-02-11.1).  The parcel is located in the C10 and Hamlet zoning districts.

There will be a 6:30 p.m. site visit.  The Zoning Board will meet at the site.  The public is invited to attend the site visit.  The Board will proceed to the Town Office in Ascutney immediately following the site visit to open the public hearing on this application.
The above application is available for inspection at the Town Office in Ascutney.  Persons wishing to appeal and be heard may do so in person or be represented by an agent or attorney.  Communications about the above application may be filed in writing with the board or at the hearing.

Dave Gulbrandsen, Chair
Weathersfield Zoning Board of Adjustment

Conservation Commission Meeting Agenda 6/27/2013

Conservation Comission Meeting Agenda 6-27-2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Land Use Department   
Monday, 24 June 2013 07:47
Agenda June 27, 2013
           Minutes from May 23                                                                         5 min.
            New Road Swamp permission for walk & arrange date                    5 min.
            Report on Garlic Mustard Pull on June 3rd.                                        5min.
            Report on Meeting with Jim Mullen & Selectboard                           30 min.
                        Re: Gaining access & trailhead to Town Forest Land
            Discussion of the Town Plan work and further work                         45 min.
            Future plans and other topics                                                              15min.        

Planning Commission Public Hearing

Planning Commission Public Hearing AFD#2 7-8-2013 PDF Print E-mail
Written by Land Use Department   
Tuesday, 18 June 2013 13:07


DATE:   June 18, 2013                      

A public hearing before the Planning Commission for the Town of Weathersfield will be held at the Town Office in Ascutney on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following final plat:

App. #06.1713 by Ascutney Fire District #2 requesting an amendment to final plat #01.2412 regarding the subdivision of parcel 06-00-08 (former “Kelly Farm”) at 6377 Route 5.

The above application and plat are available for inspection at the Town Office in Ascutney.  Persons wishing to appeal and be heard may do so in person or be represented by an agent or attorney.  Communications about the above plat may be filed in writing with the Commission or at the hearing.  Participation in this hearing is a prerequisite to the right to take any subsequent appeal.

Michael Todd, Chair
Weathersfield Planning Commission

Town of Weathersfield: Help Wanted: Truck Driver/Laborer

Help Wanted: Truck Driver/Laborer PDF Print E-mail

The Town of Weathersfield, Vermont is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Truck Driver/Laborer.
          This is a permanent, full-time position.
A minimum Class B CDL required. 10 wheel driving experience a plus.
          Pay rate $13.35-14.35/hour depending on qualifications and experience with an excellent benefit package.
          A complete job description and application for employment are available from the Town Manager by mail or email.
          Applicants should drop off, mail, or email a letter of interest, resume, and employment application to Weathersfield Town Manager Jim Mullen.
          [Note: It is acceptable to answer questions on the employment application by saying “see resume.”]
Position open until filled.

My answer to missing the Weathersfield Weekly.

Welcome to Weathersfield, Vermont News.  My answer to missing the Weathersfield Weekly. I will be posting information I see and hear around town. If anyone else would like to contribute, please feel free to contact me with your information regarding happenings around town!