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July 4th Celebrations in Our Region

July 4th things do to and see in our area. Many events are FREE. Friday, June 29 Frederick Douglass Reading in Quechee 5-6 p.m. Quechee Gazebo, 70 Village Green. A reading of Frederick Douglass’ 1852 Independence Day speech, The Meaning of the Fourth of July for the Negro, co-sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. All are invited to witness and/or join. Copies will be provided. 802-295-1232. Saturday, June 30 Vermont Symphony Orchestra in South Pomfret 7:30-9:30 p.m. Suicide Six Ski Area, 247 Stage Road. The orchestra celebrates the gifts of nature with guest conductor Sarah Hicks, featuring pyrotechnics during the concert’s finale . Tickets are $28 in advance, $35 day of ($5 for ages 5-17). 802-457-3981. Sunday, July 1 Old Home Day in Reading, Vt. is a community event that dates back to 1901. 11 a.m.-3 p.m.. This will be the 43rd year that the Reading Fire Department has been hosting this event for the community. Parade Theme: “ Fun

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, June 28

Well, we had another beautiful weather week, right up to the weekend last week (and today). I finally got into my garden and pulled up those nasty weeds. The blueberry bushes are ready for peat moss and wood chips and are loaded with small berries. The tomatoes have been tied up and their suckers snipped off. And another round of peas and lettuce seed got into the ground. The peach trees are loaded with small fruit, I think this will be another bumper crop, two years in a row-I'm feeling lucky! Time to celebrate the 4th of July and summer in Vermont. News You Can Use Calling all photographers in the Weathersfield, VT area. The Town of Weathersfield is working on creating a new town website and we need your help! We are looking for photos of recreational activities and picturesque locations from around the town to feature on this new site. If you would like an opportunity for your photos to be featured, please check that they meet the requirements below and submit them via

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, June 20

Let's hope the weather of the past weekend continues throughout the summer. It was a delightful weekend. I spent most of my time in Quechee at the Quechee Hot Air Balloon, Craft and Music Festival. I got to see some really great local bands, eat a little fair food and I saw a lot of hot air balloons. Sunday I was up before the birds and not only got to ride in a hot air balloon, I saw the most amazing sunrise. The balloon ride was magical. Seeing the Quechee covered bridge, the Quechee Gorge and Deweys Pond from above was quite the experience. I've posted some photos below with links to my gallery. News You Can Use Weathersfield select board and town news : The select board was scheduled to meet at the Weathersfield Center Church on Monday, June 18 but at press time the agenda was not on the town's website. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or School Food Survey

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, June 13

News You Can Use The first of eleven hikes around Weathersfield took place on Sunday, June 10. A group of about 30 people took a "Walk Inside A Glacier." Jeff Pelton led the hikers off the Crown Point Road to look at the glacial esker ridge near Stoughton Pond and the North Branch of the Black River. As Pelton explained an esker is a "long ridge of gravel and other sediment", it was deposited by melt-water from a retreating glacier or ice sheet. The hike schedule and contact information to the other town hikes are listed below. Weathersfield School news : WS announced the hiring of Ms. Natalie M. Kocurek as the new middle level ELA teacher at WS. She will start this fall. Ms. Kocurek is a 2015 graduate of Keene State College with a BA in English and Secondary Education. This is the last school report until the fall. For more information, please call the school at 674-5400. Weathersfield Proctor Library news : The Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library re

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