Weathersfield Weekly June 28

June 28, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

I don't know about you but I had one crazy busy week last week. 

On Wednesday, the Summer Solstice, I spent the afternoon in Reading and Hartland. I attended the "All About Orchids" program hosted by the Hall Art Foundation. It started at the museum/gallery on Rte 106 in Reading and moved to  the Eshqua Bog in Hartland. I covered the program for the Vermont Standard. I'll post my article soon.

More orchid photos: CLICK HERE

Thursday afternoon, I covered an oil spill on I91 north of the Hartland exit that closed one lane of the highway. A tanker carrying used cooking oil was hit and leaked oil everywhere. I covered this for the Vermont Standard.

More oil spill photos: CLICK HERE

After the accident I traveled to Lebanon to spend the afternoon and evening with Michael Franti. Franti was performing a SOLD-OUT show at Lebanon Opera House but in the afternoon he hosted a Yoga Class in Colburn Park taught by Heather from Mighty Yoga, NH.

More concert photos: CLICK HERE
Satsang opened the show, photos of them CLICK HERE

Friday night, I went to one of my favorite venues, Billsville House Concerts in Manchester, Vt. I saw Parsonsfield.

More photos: CLICK HERE

Carling and Will, a local duo, opened the show.

More photos of these two: CLICK HERE
On Saturday, I visited the 2nd Annual Strawberry Festival hosted by Wellwood Orchards. I like strawberries but the real reason I went was to see two of my favorite Burlington Vt. musicians: Lowell Thompson and Kelly Ravin-The Welterweights perform. It was so cool to have these guys basically in my backyard!

 More photos from the Strawberry Festival: CLICK HERE

Video Playlist: The Welterweights

Sunday, I interviewed Esther Allen, president of the Reading Historical Society for the Vermont Standard , RHS has a new home and will open its doors  at Old Home Days on July 2. I'll post that article soon too.

More photos of the Reading Historical Society's new building: CLICK HERE

Now on to the News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board news: The select board approved two large gathering permits at their meeting on June 19. One for the Crown Point Country Club for the July 4th celebration to be held on Saturday, July 1 with fireworks and a second for the 2nd annual Town Festival to be held on Saturday, September 30. Both permits were unanimously approved. The board approved spending $146,000 for the new West Weathersfield Fire Truck that was approved by voters in March 2016. The select board asked for a budget line clarification of the miscellaneous account and were told via email that of the $2065, $1386 was for a Christmas Party. The July 3 meeting was rescheduled for July 10 because of the holiday. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: On Friday, June 23 the library launched its new and improved website. It is easy to find all the information about the library and you can always call Mark at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events
Old Home Day in Reading Sunday, July 2. Hosted by the Reading Fire Department (their 42nd year!) Parade at 11 a.m. Chicken BBQ, and the 11th Annual Duck Derby. All welcome.

Old Home Day and Independence Day Parade in West Windsor Tuesday, July 4. Pancake breakfast at 7 a.m. at the Church, 8 a.m. Book Sale at the Library; Games and fun 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Albert Bridge School. Parade at 12:45 "Our American Heroes." For more information call Sherry at 802-484-9286.

A Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors in Weathersfield Saturday, July 15 6:30 p.m. at Weathersfield Center Meeting House. A benefit for the library. Proctor Players will perform a couple of Shakespeare scenes. Library Director Mark will give a pre-view of the fall library program about the art colony in Greenbush. Tony Mastaler’s jazz group will entertain. $15 suggested donation with proceeds being matched by the Byrne Foundation for the WPL Capital Campaign. More information call the Library 802-674-2863.

Wine Tasting at the Inn at Weathersfield in Perkinsville Thursday July 20 5:30-7 p.m. Taste Red Tail Ridge Wines from the Finger Lakes and nibble on "toasts." Meet Red Tail Ridge founder/owner Nancy Irelan. $15 pp.. Three course cider-paired table-talk dinner with Nancy. Limited to 15 pp. $50 pp Call for reservations 802-263-9217.

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 30 7:30 p.m. Music on the Deck with Idreeze, July 6, 13, 20, 27 9 p.m. Club Steam, July 28 8 p.m. The Brooks Hubbard Band.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: June 30 Dave Clark; July 7 Ali T; July 14 Steve Ellis; July 21 Erik Boedtker; July 28 Dave Clark.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. NCCT: Beauty and the Beast July 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, at 7:30 p.m. July 8, 9 at 2 p.m.. Tickets on sale now at the LOH Box office.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. June 30 9 p.m. SIRSY, July 1 8 p.m. Tirade, July 6 7 p.m. Charlie Christo, July 7 7 p.m. Kim Logan and the Wild Root, July 13 7 p.m. Brian Warren, July 14 7 p.m. Jason Cann, July 14 Evelyn Cormie

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor June 30 9:30 p.m. Rumblecat, July 1 10 p.m. Cultural Chemistry,Maiden Voyage and Caesar Comanche, July 6 7:30 p.m. Stuart Ross and The Temp Agency, July 7 9:30 p.m. Soulfix, July 8 9:30 p.m. Moxley Union.

Ongoing Events

Weathersfield Hikes: 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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