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Angel of Bethesda, Mary Mother of Us All-Who created these sculptures, A Woodstock Mystery Solved.

Springfield, Vt. April 21, 2017 The mystery of the sculptor has been solved, thanks to local sculptor (and amateur sleuth) Charlet Davenport. Davenport was taking area school children on an art walking tour when they visited the Our Lady of the Snows Catholic Church next door to their school. They observed the serpentine sculpture "Mary, Mother of Us All." Davenport was curious about the artist that created this piece. She asked around but was having a difficult time finding out the mystery artist. Davenport knew that a piece called, "Angel of Bethesda", located at the St. James Episcopal Church was created by Mary Eldredge. This sculpture was originally located on Elm Street on the property of Byron and Ivy Thomas. "I always took time to walk on that side of the road to view it when I was younger and walking with children (on the walking) tours" wrote Davenport in an email. One thing led to another and Davenport discovered the piece "

Weathersfield Weekly Blog April 26

April 26, 2017 Weathersfield, Vt. I believe it really is spring! I've started to uncover my perennial beds and everywhere I hike I'm seeing hepatica and colt's foot. I was in Manchester, Vermont on Sunday evening and the black fly are out there-Oh Boy! Congratulations to Villagers for their successful Grand Opening on Saturday. Word on social media is the food is great and their pricing is very reasonable. I'll have to get over there ASAP. Heard their grilled cheese is to die for! Weathersfield select board news : The select board met Monday, April 17. There was extensive discussion about the revised Town Plan. There appeared to be many typos and incorrect assessments. The discussion will continue on May 1. Hopefully a clean copy of the plan will be available at that time. More information about the select board and the town, contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or Weathersfield Proctor Libr

Weathersfield Weekly Blog April 20

April 19, 2017 Weathersfield, Vt. Great news for ice cream lovers, Villagers at Downer's Four Corners will host their Grand Opening on Saturday, April 22 with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.. They are boasting a new menu and more affordable pricing. You can follow them on their Facebook page: Villagers new owners Jaime Wyman and Robert Westney II.  The Grand Opening will be held April 22 with a ribbon cutting at 10 a.m.  The restaurant opens at 11 a.m.. No burn permits will be issued until further notice . Our fire departments were very busy last week putting out brush fires. Even though you can see puddles where the snow has melted, we are still in a drought and the woods are very dry. Check with the Fire Wardens before you burn. You and your property will stay safe this way and our volunteer fire fighters can spend time with their families. Hope you had time on Sunday to enjoy the summer-like weather. I washed

Weathersfield Weekly Blog April 12

April 12, 2017 Weathersfield, Vt. The School Board won the 6th Annual Town Challenge The 6th Annual Town Challenge was held on Saturday at the Weathersfield School. The event was a benefit for the Weathersfield Proctor Library with proceeds going to the children's room expansion planned for later this spring. Nine teams competed through eight rounds of questions ranging from Weathersfield History to Current Events. The field was narrowed down to the School Board, the Select Board and the Library teams. These three battled it out but in the end the School Board won with the correct spelling of "plagiarism." $2575 was raised and will by matched by a Byrne Foundation grant.  More photos from the Challenge, click HERE On Friday April 7 I went to one of my favorite places to see a concert- Billsville House Concerts in Manchester, Vt.. It seats no more than 75 so you get to hear and see the performers up close and personal. Like Andrew Combs , wh

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