Weathersfield Weekly June 14

June 14 (Flag Day)
Weathersfield, Vt

Yes! Summer is finally here. I was getting a little worried. Here we are in mid-June and we're finally seeing sun and warmer temperatures. My garden is almost as happy as I am. Summer is arriving just in time for the Quechee Balloon Festival. I for one can't wait! Fair food, crafts, music and the evening balloon glow. It's so much fun. You should check it out.

Saturday evening I got to cover the Woodstock Union High School Reunion BBQ at Suicide Six Ski Area.

More photos from the BBQ,  click HERE

On Sunday, I saw Hayes Carll perform at the Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH. It was a great show at a great venue that just turned 100.

More photos from the performance, click HERE

Tuesday I photographed Reading Elementary School sending three students off to middle school.

More photos from the celebration, click HERE

Weathersfield School news: Early release days: June 19 and 20 at 11:30 a.m. Last day of school is June 20. Graduation is Monday, June 19 at 7 p.m. First day of school in the fall (late summer) Aug. 31. Malia King has been hired as the new Guidance Counselor and Michelle Smith will be a Regular Education Paraprofessional. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: Passport to Vermont Libraries announced-Explore Vermont Libraries between June 1-Sept. 1, get the passport stamped at as many libraries as you can. Prizes awarded. Sponsored by the Vermont Library Association. More information about the library call 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events

WS BBQ and Dance in Ascutney Friday, June 16 4-6 p.m. The school is hosting a faculty vs. 8th graders softball game, a BBQ and a family dance. The event will also serve to thank all the school volunteers.

70th anniversary of the B-29 crash on Hawks Mountain in Perkinsville Saturday, June 17 2 p.m. A ceremony to commemorate the lives of the B-29 airmen will take place on the Perkinsville Green. A hike to the crash site is offered following the ceremony. For those who do not wish to hike, the documentary video of the dedication of the historical marker on the Green 10 years ago may be viewed in the vestry of the Perkinsville Church. Refreshments will be served. For additional information call 802-885-9517.

West Windsor 5 and Dime Trail Run in Brownsville Saturday, June17 9 a.m. start. Ascutney Outdoors and the Town of West Windsor are hosting a 5 km or 10 km trail run. Call Deb at 802-384-2129 for more information.

Strawberry Festival in Perkinsville Saturday, June 24 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Wellwood Orchards is hosting their 2nd Annual Strawberry Festival. Pick Your Own (PYO) strawberries, a petting zoo, wagon rides, crafts and music. Also available their famous cider donuts. Free and open to the public. 802-263-5200 for more information.

Friends of the 1879 Schoolhouse Work Day in Perkinsville, Saturday, June 24 8 a.m.-3 p.m.. Work includes finishing touches on the ell, window frame restoration, transom windows, and north classroom. Call Matt 802-263-5300 for more information.

Dirty Road-A Coaster in Brownsville Sunday June 25 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register online at

Frippery in Weathersfield Aug. 5. The historical society is hosting their annual Frippery in August and is looking for donations. They are also selling raffle tickets for a lovely quilt. Contact Maureen Bogosian at 603-252-0936 for more information

Music and Performances

Freight House in White River Junction. June 24 Fairies and Rainbows: LGBTQ+ Masquerade Ball 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: June 16 Steve Ellis, June 23 Ali T, June 30 Dave Clark.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. June 22 7:30 p.m. Michael Franti and Spearhead, Beauty and the Beast July 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, at 7:30 p.m. July 8, 9 at 2 p.m..

Taverne on the Square in Claremont NH. June 15 7 p.m. Jim Hollis, June 16 7 p.m. Evelyn Cormie, June 22 7 p.m. Kid Pinky, June 23 7 p.m. Jack Lawless, June 24 8 p.m. Squids, June 29 6 p.m. Brad Myrick, June 30 9 p.m. SIRSY.

Windsor Station Live Music
in Windsor, June 16 9:30 p.m. Justin Panigutti and the Outfit, June 17 10 p.m. Maiden Voyage, June 20 6 p.m. Ben Fuller, June 22 7:30 p.m. Glass Half Full.

Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: The Ancient Hemlocks Saturday, June 17 9:30 a.m.; Tucker Trail Lookout Saturday, June 24, 9:30 a.m.; Little Ascutney Saturday, July 1 9:30 a.m.; To the Cabin Sunday, August 12 11:30 a.m.; Ferry Road and the Connecticut River Saturday, September 2 5 p.m.; Cooks Pond Loop Saturday, September 23, 9:30 a.m.; Ascutney Mountain Saturday, October 7 9 a.m.

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: July 11, Aug. 8, Sept. 5, Oct. 24, Dec. 5 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.

Valley Court Diversion Programs: Volunteers are needed in Weathersfield/Springfield areas to work with low level offenders in the community. The group meets once a month at the Springfield Police Department, your commitment will require about three hours a month. Training is provided. For more information please visit our website at or call Maureen at 281-5213.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney: Free. Sponsored by RSPV. 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.

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