Weathersfield Weekly Blog, July 26

July 26, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

The big news in town last week was that the Vermont Health Department (VHD) said the West Nile virus was found in mosquitoes collected here in Weathersfield and in Brattleboro, the first critters to test positive this year. VHD is telling people to protect themselves from mosquito bites by wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outdoors, limiting time outside at dawn and dusk and using insect repellent. If the ticks don't get ya, the mosquitoes will. Be careful outside people.

Weathersfield select board news: At the select board meeting on July 17, town manager Ed Morris presented his plan for economic development to the board. Morris is seeking input and discussion. To learn more about the town or you have other questions contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: At their monthly meeting, the Trustees accepted a bid from All Seasons Construction in Springfield, Vt. to build an addition on the existing library to expand the children's room area and create space for public meetings. Funds for the addition are being generated through grants and private donations. Groundbreaking is expected alter this summer or early fall.

On Friday, I spent the afternoon at the Hartland Farmers' Market. I was there to do a story on the POP Club (Power of Produce.) I took pictures and wrote at story for the Vermont Standard.

More POP photos click: HERE  

Sunday, we took a ride to Kittery, Maine. A woman who we follow, Celia Woodsmith, was performing at the Tributary Brewing Company. We love Celia and have been wanting to try Tributary Beer so it seemed like the perfect way to spend a Sunday.

More photos from the show click: HERE

On Tuesday, the Valley News released the August edition of the Enterprise, an Upper Valley Business magazine. I have the cover photo and a bunch of other photos inside. Please check it out.

Get Out and About Events

Weathersfield Groundwater Mapping in Weathersfield Thursday, July 27 7-9 p.m.. Groundwater mapping results will be presented by Dr. Stephen Wright of the University of Vermont at the Weathersfield Center Meeting House. The event is free and open to the public. Contact the Weathersfield Conservation Commission with questions.

4th Annual 5 Alarm 5K trail run/walk in Perkinsville Saturday, July 29. West Weathersfield Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their fourth annual run to benefit the fire department. Onsite registration opens at 8 a.m. $30 for 5 Km, kids 10 and under are free. Race route starts at the power dam at the end of Maple Street. Kids fun run/1k starts at 9 a.m.; Five alarm 5k starts at 9:30 a.m. 1st-3rd awards. Chicken BBQ at the station after the race. Contact Toshya at 603-322-3287. All proceeds benefit WWVFD.

Community Dinner and Concert in Brownsville Sunday, July 30. The Brownsville Community Church is hosting a potluck BBQ dinner and concert. Concert at 4 p.m. and BBQ at 5 p.m. at the Tribute Park adjacent tot he church. More information call 802-484-3200.

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.

Pit Roasting Cooking Class in Perkinsville Saturday Aug. 5 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Inn at Weathersfield is hosting a cooking class Taught by Abenaki Chief Roger Longtoe Sheehan in the vegetable garden over the open flames of the fire pit. For reservations contact the Inn.

4th Annual Chief's Classic in Springfield Sunday, Sept. 24 9 a.m. Ascutney Volunteer Fire Department is hosting their annual golf tournament. Early registration discount available. Contact the station for more information.

2nd Annual Weathersfield Festival in Perkinsville Saturday, Sept. 30 at Hoisington Field 8 a.m.-3 p.m. more details to come. To learn more about the event, become a vendor or have other questions contact town manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626.

Music and Performances

Briggs Opera House in White River Junction. Friday Aug. 4 7:30 p.m. Nashville Legends Jim Rooney and Pat Alger with Chris Brashear. Tuesday Aug. 15 8 p.m. Brett Dennen (low ticket alert). Tickets through

Freight House in White River Junction. July 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.: July 28 Dave Clark,

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. July 27 6 p.m. Ben Fuller, July 28 9 p.m. Flew-Z.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. July 27 7:30 p.m. Jim Yeager and Chris Powers, July 28 9:30 p.m. Faux in Love July 29 9:30 p.m. TBA.

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: 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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