Weathersfield Weekly Blog August 2

August 2, 2017
Weathersfield, Vt.

Don't know about you but I had a great week last week. I saw my friends in the band TOAST perform a free concert in White River Junction. I saw music legend John Prine at the HOP in Hanover, NH. I spent a delightful day at the Farms for City Kids program in Reading. I attended the reception for the poets and authors of Bookstock Saturday evening. And I closed the weekend with a BBQ and kickball game at North Hartland Lake. It truly was a great summer week.

This weekend I'll be seeing another music legend-Jim Rooney with Pat Alger at the Briggs on Friday night but before that, my friends Celia Woodsmith Boyd and Chris Hersch bring their band Say Darling to Feast and Field in Barnard on Thursday night. I'm looking at the calendar and a little freaked out the Labor Day is in five weeks.

Weathersfield select board and town news: The Town of Weathersfield is seeking bids to repair and repaint the exterior trim on Martin Memorial Hall. Bid deadline: noon, Thursday Aug. 10. To learn more about the town or you have other questions contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: The school has an opening for a helper in the kitchen. Cook's Assistant is full time (175 student days). Send letter of interest, resume and references to David Baker Superintendent, Windsor Vt.

As I said above, I had myself a pretty good week, last week. On Wednesday I went to Hartford Recreations Department's free concert at Lyman Point Park. My friends in the band TOAST were performing.

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I spent a good part of the day Thursday in Reading with some great kids from Newark, NJ who were at Farms for City Kids Farm and Adventure Programs.

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Thursday night I went to the SOLD OUT show at the HOP: John Prine with Margo Price opening. I only had my cell phone for photos.

We had dinner before the show at the Skinny Pancake in Hanover and ran into Jim Rooney, who was also going to the Prine show.

Jim will be performing with Pat Alger Friday Aug. 4 at the Briggs Opera House-tickets are on sale through

Friday, we ventured up to Hartland for the Skunk Hollow Tavern's music show featuring the Jack S**t Band. Val McCallum, a local musician is a founding member of this trio from southern California. It was quite good. And the negroni I had was killa'.

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Saturday I covered the Norman Williams Public Library's reception for the poets and authors of Bookstock or the Vermont Standard.

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Sunday I covered the Windsor and Orange County Democrats annual Kickball Game and BBQ for the Vermont Standard.

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In between all this fun I spent a little time in my gardens and in the woods.

Get Out and About Events

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 Hoisington Field 8 a.m.-3p.m.. 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. Aug. 5 8 p.m. Pillsbury Slow Boys, Aug. 19 9 p.m. Fairies and Rainbows-Mermaid Rave Edition.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Aug. 4 Steve Ellis, Aug. 11 Erik Boedtker, Aug. 18 Chris Kleeman, Aug. 25 Ali T, Sept. Steve Ellis.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Aug. 3 7 p.m. Charlie Christos, Aug. 5 8 p.m. Tirade, Aug. 10 6 p.m. Brad Myrick, Aug. 11 8 p.m. Mark and Deb Bond, Aug. 17 7 p.m. Jim Hollis, Aug. 24 6 p.m. Kim Logan and Andrew Merzi, Aug. 25 7 p.m. Brad Myrick, Aug, 31 6 p.m. Evelyn Cormeier.

Windsor Station Live Music in Windsor. Aug. 3 7:30 p.m. George Nostrand and his Fiddle Friend Jimmy, Aug. 4 9:30 p.m. The Elovators, Aug. 5 9:30 p.m. The Borderstone Band, Aug. 6 6 p.m. Erik Boedtker, Aug. 10 7:30 p.m. Soulfix Trio, Aug. 11 9:30 p.m. The Tim Brick Band. Aug. 12 9:30 p.m. TOAST, Aug. 15 6 p.m. Eveyln Cormier, Aug. 17 7:30 p.m. Ted Mortimer and Chris Kleeman, Aug. 18 10 p.m. The Pilgrims and Atlantic Veil, Aug. 19 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: 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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