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Weathersfield Weekly Blog, April 25

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Could it be that Spring is finally here? The snow banks around the house are receding. I heard the peepers in the wetland last night and we removed the leaves covering our garlic. After this week's warm temperatures, I do believe I will be able to plant my peas and lettuce. Better late than never.


Weathersfield select board and town news: The select board met on April 16 and spent a good deal of the meeting reviewing town ordinances. The board approved the 2018 Local Emergency Operations Plan. In addition, there was more discussion about the Ascutney cell tower camouflage issue. The issue has been a problem for a long time and the board decided that they would invite our state representative Annmarie Christensen to the meeting in May if one more attempt at resolution with the phone company couldn't resolve it. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.

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HAIR-The Tribal Rock Musical, a review

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I got to time travel again last weekend. Not to 1776, like I did a few weekends ago, where a group of men were trying to change a colony into a country but to the 1960s where a group of hippies were trying to change a country at war into a place of sex, drugs, rock and roll, peace, love and understanding.

Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, produced by Pentangle Arts, is being performed at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre in Woodstock, Vermont. It's final days are Thursday April 26, Friday April 27 and Saturday April 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday April 29 at 4 p.m.. This production is directed by Joey Murray with musical direction by Rob Baumgartner. Tesha Buss is the choreographer and Carl Tallent designed the set. Woodstock's own, Holly Levison designed the costumes and Jamie Roderick and Rider Stanton were lighting and sound designers, respectively.

After an off-Broadway debut in October 1967, the show HAIR opened on Broadway in April 1968 (50 years ago!)

It was a m…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, April 18

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Weathersfield select board and town news: The select board met on Monday, April 2. The board decided to hold their second meetings during the summer months at the Center Meeting House on the Weathersfield Center Road rather than alternating between the fire stations, the town highway garage and the Bow Church. The grounds maintenance contract was awarded to TS Property Management and roadside mowing will be done by the Thomas Hershey Construction. There are three positions open in the town and are being advertised on www.Indeed.com: accounting clerk, truck driver, and Land Use Administrator, however offers are being made and pending approval. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.

Weathersfield School news: Congratulations to 5th Grader Brooke Hindinger. She tied for 2nd place in her group of 22, by answering 5 out of 8 questions correctly at The National Geographic Bee held at Castleton Un…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, April 11

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Can someone please tell me where spring is? I don't mind the snow but these temperatures are really starting to get to me. Aren't we supposed to be in the 40s and 50s by now? Shouldn't we be turning over our garden soil to plant our peas? I don't know about you but my garden still has a foot of snow on it. Please Mother Nature, I'm done with the winter of 2017-2018.


Weathersfield School news: The school announced their annual trip to Burlington. BJ Esty and Principal Oakman will be taking the 8th grade class on their year-end trip to Burlington on June 8. The STA charter bus will leave WS at 8:00 a.m.. The students will tour the Echo Aquarium, board the Spirit of Ethan Allen for a cruise and lunch, then head to Pizza Putt for mini golf, laser tag, dinner and more games, returning to school WS by 7:30 pm. For more information, please call the school at 674-5400.More information about the school call 802-674-5400.

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1776 Project at Briggs-I Hope You Have Your Tickets

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The final days of 1776 at the Briggs Opera House are upon us. However, if you don't already have your tickets, you'll be missing a fantastic play. The nine date performance closes this weekend and all the shows are SOLD-OUT. There was talk of setting up a wait-list, please email the1776projectVT@gmail.com, call 1-802-295-7100 or visit their Facebook Page for more information.

On Sunday, April 8 I time-traveled back to 1776 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I has a front row seat to the Continental Congress. It was like stepping into a painting.

In the months and days leading up to the Declaration of Independence, I witnessed how consensus was reached and how thoughtful arguments could be made to convince an opponent to see your side of an issue.

The 1776 Project was community theatre at it's best. It not only entertained but gave you a history lesson and created an atmosphere to open dialogue among our own community and friends to discuss many politically sensitive areas.

The 17…

Chasing the Winter Blues with Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes

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A weekend of dancing and rocking... In this "SPRING" where winter doesn't want to quit, I needed a serious party weekend. What better band to put me in a happy, dancing mood than Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes. I've been a fan and follower since 1980 and as long as Southside is touring, I'll be attending.


Both Friday and Saturday the band played for about two hours with no opening act. 
Friday night, as an April snow storm was winding down, we drove to Rutland, Vt. to The Paramount Theatre to see the band from the front row. I left the NIKON at home but brought along my point and shoot.




More photos from the show: CLICK HERE
Setlist by Carol Gerber 4/6/2018
The Paramount Theatre
Rutland, VT

Next to You
Forever
I Played the Fool
Love on the Wrong Side of town
Broke Down Piece of Man/Soul Man
Tipitina/Umbrella in My Drink
Walk Away Renée
Harder Than It Looks
All the Way Home
Talk to Me
Help Me
Happy
Hearts of Stone
Lucille (chorus) https://youtu.be/5O1E7ufqM…