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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 Cl

Reading Historical Society Gets a New Home-The old Reading Christian Union building

June 25, 2017 Reading, Vt. The green door is open and the smell of fresh varnish is wafting through it. The foyer is bright and welcoming. The Reading Christian Union building is freshly painted and the wood floors have been restored. The Reading Historical Society (RHS) is moving in. The RHS outgrew their old home, as many families do, when they expand, in this case their collections (not children.) The old building (next to the library) was removed in May and is now a parking lot. "We want people to know it's (RHS) here. I can guarantee you this, that there is (only) a small group of people who have actually been through the Historical Society" said RHS president Esther Allen, "I'm hoping this (new building) is really going to open it up for people to feel good about it (the Reading Historical Society)." "Two years ago at town meeting there was an article, a warning to see if the Church group, wanted to donate it to the town and the town&

It's All About The Orchids-Hall Art Foundation hosts Orchid Talk and Tour

June 21, 2017 Reading and Hartland, Vt. The first day of summer was Wednesday, June 21. It started cloudy and cool but by the afternoon it was sunny and warm, just the way orchids like it. To help celebrate the summer solstice, the Hall Art Foundation, in Reading, hosted a program entitled "All About Orchids." This event like most things that happen at the Hall Art Foundation was free and open to the public (but an appointment is needed to take a tour.) Today's tour was conducted by Bridgewater Corners resident and Director of Operations at Hall Art Foundation, Linda Fondulas. In 2007, Andrew and Christine Hall founded the Hall Art Foundation with the purpose of sharing some of their postwar and contemporary artworks with the public. They also operate a museum in a castle in Derneburg, Germany; are in an exhibition partnership with the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) in North Adams, Ma.; and operate this gallery/museum in Reading, Vermont.

Weathersfield Proctor Library Launches NEW look website

On Friday, The Weathersfield Proctor library launched its new and improved website. Check it out and see what you think!

Weathersfield Weekly June 21

June 21, 2017 (First Day of Summer!) Weathersfield, Vt What a fun weekend I had, how about you? I know it rained Friday but I got the housework done and was free to play all weekend. I hit the Quechee Balloon Festival on Saturday and got to see Say Darling perform on Saturday afternoon. I've followed Celia Woodsmith, a Norwich native and Say Darling's lead singer, for years and she just keeps getting better. I also got to see The James Montgomery Band entertaining the crowd during the balloon launch Saturday night. And I crossed something off my Bucket List-a hot air balloon ride. Yup, I took to the sky on Sunday morning thanks to Better Homes and Gardens-The Masiello Group in Quechee. I won their Deck Party Balloon Ride Give-Away. It was awesome. Flying over the tree tops, touching the misty fog over the Quechee hills, and getting a bird's eye view of the Upper Valley, just beautiful. I highly recommend it. Wednesday night, I saw Windsor County State

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