Weathersfield Weekly June 7


June 7, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

Well, I survived volunteering at another Covered Bridges Half Marathon this past weekend. It's always fun to catch up with returning runners and their families. Long day but so worth it.

Congratulations to:
1:40:37 7:41 Greer Brown  Perkinsville VT
1:58:57 9:05 Sara Locke Perkinsville VT
2:02:30 9:21 Laura Cody McNaughton  Perkinsville VT

More race photos CLICK HERE

I'm very excited because I just learned that two of my favorite Burlington, Vt. musicians will be in my backyard in a couple of weeks. Kelly Ravin and Lowell Thompson will be performing at the Wellwood Orchards Strawberry Festival on June 24 at 1:30 p.m.. These guys are great, you have to come and check them out. And you can pick a bunch of strawberries at the same time. And did I mention that Wellwood Orchards will be selling their amazing cider donuts. Sounds like a great Saturday is coming our way.

News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board news: The select board met June 5. Meeting highlights will be reported here next week. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: Parents-students are allowed to take pictures using their cell phones during the Boston trip and the two field days on June 9 and16. The school requests that the pictures/videos not be uploaded to social media. The school will not be responsible for broken, lost or stolen cell phones if used on those days. For more information about the school and events, call 802-674-5400.

Get Out and About Events

Herbs, Grow, Harvest in Perkinsville June 10 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The Inn at Weathersfield is hosting a cooking class led by Chef Michael Ehlenfeldt, Call for reservations. 802-263-9217.

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.

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.

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 8 9 p.m. Club Steam Dance Night, June 9 7:30 p.m. Spanish Guitar with Stuart Ross Johnson, 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 9 Jesse Peters, 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 8 6 p.m. Erik Boedtker, June 9 8 p.m. Conniption Fits, 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 8 7:30 p.m. Still Hill, June 9 9 p.m. Stone Cold Roosters, June 10 10 P.m. The Roadtrash Band (Windsor Alumni Weekend), June 13 6p.m. Erik Boedtker, June 15 7:30 p.m. Off The Rails, 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: Cathedral Rocks Saturday, June 10, 9:30 a.m.; 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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