Weathersfield Weekly Blog, July 5

July 5, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt,
We are a week into July and I'm still wondering where June went. It seemed like it mostly just rained and was dreary through June, which kind of stinks because our good weather months are so short up here in the great white north. Fingers crossed for a warm, sunny July. Hope you all had a happy and safe Fourth of July. I certainly got my fill of fireworks, I think I hit four town's displays. Cheers.

Last Thursday night I hit the Feast and Field Farmer's Market, not so much to shop but to hear Lula Wiles perform. But next time I go, I'm bringing M-O-N-E-Y to shop. The wine, the meats, the chesses, THE ICE CREAM, oh my. 

More photos: CLICK HERE

And videos: Lula Wiles Videos

Saturday, in the pouring rain, I traveled to Woodstock to cover Sculpturefest 2017 for the Vermont Standard. Most of the artists and few guests attended the opening reception.

More photos: CLICK HERE

Sunday, I covered Reading Old Home Day, which dates back to 1901 and has been hosted for the last 42 years by the Reading Fire Department for the Vermont Standard. The day included a parade, a chicken BBQ, an ox pull and the Duck Derby.

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Tuesday, the 4th of July, I covered West Windsor's parade.

Now on to News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board news: The Town of Weathersfield is seeking proposals for the purchase of a 6-wheel dump truck. Detailed specifications on the truck proposed for sale to the Town, including options, warranties, trade-in proposals, and delivery dates must be received by July 19. More information about this proposal, the select board and the town, or other questions contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The Fundraising committee is gearing up to host their annual "A Summer Evening with Friends and Neighbors" on July 15-see details below. For more information about the library, the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library or other questions call 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events

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. 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.: 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. 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 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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