Weathersfield Weekly Blog, April 25

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.

Coltsfoot on Little Canada Road, Weathersfield Vt.

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

My Adventures and Newspaper Assignments

Hair the Tribal Rock Musical

HAIR opened Friday, April 20 at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. This Pentangle Arts production should not be missed. Check out my review: HAIR-THE TRIBAL ROCK MUSICAL, A REVIEW
I was there covering this performance for the Vermont Standard.

More HAIR photos: CLICK HERE

On Saturday, I headed to VINS (Vermont Institute of Natural Science) in Quechee Vermont to celebrate Earth Day. I was there photograph Fairy House Building for the Vermont Standard.

More Fairy House photos: CLICK HERE

Saturday night we headed south to Hartford Connecticut to Infinity Music Hall to see Todd Snider. Unfortunately the venue didn't allow me to use my camera, even my point and shoot, so I took a few with my cell phone.

More Todd Snider photos: CLICK HERE

Get Out and About Events

Night of 1000 Stars in Ascutney May 16 6:30 p.m.. the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library host a night of neighbors reading from their favorite books. This year's reader's will be Madelyn Richardson, Mark Richardson, Marina Garland, Lynn Houghton. Chris Harris and Rick Bates. More information about the Friends or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Music and Performances

Briggs Opera House in WRJ. Alan Doyle (Great Big Sea) April 27 8-11 p.m.

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m.: Closed for Mud Season April 1-May 1.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Land of Trash April 27 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., City Center Ballet-Alice in Wonderland May 4, 5, 6,; Manxmouse May 8 10 a.m., Arlo Guthrie May 16 7:30 p.m., The Magic of Bill Blagg Live! May 18 7:30 p.m., Under the Streetlamp May 19 7:30 p.m., Indigo Girls May 20 7:30 p.m.

Taverne on the Square in Claremont. Brad Myrick Band April 27 7 p.m.,

The Engine Room in WRJ. Talkin' Smack April 27 8 p.m., An Evenings Gallimaufry April 28 7 p.m., Moxley Union/The Pilgrims May 19 8 p.m., Fu'Chunk July 27 8p.m..

Ongoing Events

2018 Community Health Needs Assessment
Mt. Ascutney Hospital wants to know what you believe are the most pressing community health needs. Hearing from you will help them pick the most important needs and work to address those needs in the upcoming several years. They only do this survey once every three years, so make your voice count on behalf of the health of your community. Please take a couple of minutes to click on the link and share your insights. Feel free to share this link with family, friends and on social media.

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2018: May 8, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 6, Nov. 27 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.

Senior Exercise Program in Ascutney: Free. Sponsored by RSVP. 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.

Twin State Depression Support Group in Weathersfield. Free peer-led Depression Support Groups to all, the 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, 5259 Route 5, Ascutney, VT (Martin Memorial Hall - downstairs) and the 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, 7 Morgan Street, Springfield, VT (Turning Point) Both venues are accessible. or on facebook: More information call 802-795-0098

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.

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville every Thursday from 2-3 p.m. Route 106 at the old Perkinsville Elementary School.

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