Monday, April 21, 2014

Weathersfield News, Week fo April 14, 2014

If April showers bring May flowers, what do April snow storms bring?

The weekend, other than soggy start to Sunday, was beautiful! Started working on spring chores in the barn: fixed fences, schmoozed with the horses (they thought I had moved away, I guess) and got the goats temporary outside area opened up. The pigs and chickens were enjoying bunches of broccoli (thank you, Reading Greenhouse!) and the ice is almost gone in the outside pens. Clean up has begun!

Monday is predicted to be in the 70's and windy. By the time you are reading this on Thursday, we will be shoveling out from a snowy mixture. At least that is what is on the weather forecast this morning. Sigh.

April 12 was opening day for fishing in Vermont. How did the first weekend of the season go? I haven't heard any reports or seen any fish pictures posted yet.

Weathersfield Food Shelf is on the move.  Commencing April 24th, the Food Shelf will be located at the former “World of Discovery” building on the corner of Route 106 & 131,next to the West Weathersfield Fire Dept, for the summer & fall months.  Open hours remain 4:00-6:00 pm on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month.

The Food Shelf staff and volunteers wish to thank their generous neighbors for their donations of money, food, and time which have made it possible for them to reestablish the Weathersfield Food Shelf.  Those wishing to donate food may bring it to the distribution site during open hours or drop it off at Martin Hall or the Ascutney Post Office.  Monetary donations should be mailed to the Weathersfield Food Shelf, P O Box 69, Ascutney, Vt.  05030

If you have any questions or would like to volunteer, please contact Janet Gould at 802-674-9365

The Weathersfield Proctor Library announced it's latest fund raiser for their expansion project. Friday, May 16th at 6 pm will be when the 'votes' are counted to see who is going to Kiss a Pig!

Who would you like to see Kiss a Pig? The Library Director? The School Principal? The Fire Chief? The Select Board Chairperson? We have 12 town candidates. Stop by the Weathersfield Proctor Library to cast your vote. Look for the box with your 'candidates' photo. $1.00 = 1 Vote! Who will win????

The Weathersfield Police Department is hosting a drug take back event at the Weathersfield Recycling Center in Perkinsville on April 26th from 10 am to 2pm. If you have any unwanted pills please bring them there to dispose of them properly! *No needles!

There are many other collection sites around Vermont that day. If you don't utilize Weathersfield's Recycling Center, please go to to find a collection site near you.

The Town Manager, Jim Mullen, posted a notice regarding the Perkinsville School Reuse Discussion. "At their meeting on Monday night, April 21st, the Select Board will be discussing how to proceed with the Perkinsville School Reuse Project.  The Select Board welcomes the public's input into this discussion."

The Select Board meets the first and third Monday of each month, usually at Martin Memorial Hall/Weathersfield Town Office, at 7 pm. There are 5 'traveling' dates for this summer. They don't start until June and are the 3rd Monday's meetings.

Do you Golf? Want to try for a day to help a great cause? Join Ascutney Volunteer Fire Fighters for the First Annual Chief's Classic Golf Tournament, May 30, 2014, at Crown Point Country Club in Springfield. Registration is now open for sponsorships and teams. Tournament play includes green fees, cart, player's gift, all day barbeque, awards & dessert bar. For more information see an AVFD member or call the station at 802-674-6869. More information is also available at

A sure sign of spring just landed on my computer. The first lady bug of the season! I hope they don't freeze on Wednesday! My most sure sign that spring is here I haven't heard yet - the peep frogs. However, Bette Jo Esty said she heard them this weekend and found a bunch of pussy willows on her walk with the dogs!

I guess Old Man Winter is still ignoring the messages from Mother Nature. Eeeeekkk!  Hopefully that doesn't mean more snow for us!

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