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What To Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont

New Year's Eve in the Upper ValleyAscutney Outdoors in Brownsville. 8 p.m-1 a.m. $10 at the door. BYOB, Snacks provided. DJ.

Crown Point Country Club in Springfield, VT, 7 p.m.-1:45 a.m. Call (802) 885-1010

The Engine Roomin WRJ. 3-8 p.m. New Years Eve with Brooks Hubbard Band.

Fireside Inn in West Lebanon 8 p.m-1 a.m. Time Travelers Ball with the Conniption Fits Call the Fireside for tickets (603) 298-5900
Flying Crow Coffee Co. in Springfield 8 p.m.-12:30 a.m.  They will have specials, good tunes, a live countdown, and more. Free non-alcoholic midnight toast.
Margaritas's in Lebanon 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Roaring 20's New Year's Eve Party. So find your favorite Gatsby suit or flapper attire and join them to bring in the New Year.
Public House in Quechee Dinner Served from 4-10PM Featuring Fabulous Chefs Specials and all your Public House favorites! Live Music with Kevin Atkinson from 6:30- 9:30 PM Call now to reserve your table! 802 295 9500 or on the web at

35th Annual Wassail Weekend Wrap

Last weekend Woodstock, Vermont celebrated their 35th Annual Wassail Weekend. The weather wasn't the best for the weekend's events but the crowds didn't seem to mind. I was there on assignment for The Vermont Standard.

There were so many events packed into this three day period, it was quite a challenge to attend them all but I tried to hit as many as I could.

Norman Williams Public library hosted storytelling.

The First Congregational Church hosted a community caroling.

I really enjoyed people watching on Saturday before the parade. So many people were visiting from "away".

Then there was the parade, hosted by High Horses Riding.

I think I even saw a few unicorns!

After the parade, carols were sung.

And the Yule Log was lit using the ember from last year's yule log.

That was my Saturday last week. There were more events but I was cold and tired. And I had more to cover on Sunday.

Check out more photos from Saturday:…

What To Do In and Around Weathersfield Vermont

One week left for Christmas shopping. Wednesday, December 18BRIC’s “Shiny New Things” Holiday Bash 5-9 p.m. The Black River Innovation Campus (BRIC) in Springfield, Vermont announced its upcoming 2019 Holiday Social, “Shiny New Things.” This is a one-of-a-kind event for the burgeoning tech communities of the greater Springfield, Vermont and New Hampshire regions to connect while exploring the myriad of gigabit internet opportunities championed by the region’s newest economic development engine.

“Shiny New Things” features opportunities for guests to test the world’s hottest technical and digital wares while listening to DJ Davis spin the beats: Virtual Reality, optimized gaming, app-enabled tabletop games, robotics, movies, music, and more. Food and beverages will be available via local vendors. All ages are invited and encouraged to attend! For more information on BRIC, visit To RSVP for “Shiny New Things”, visit
Friday, December 20…

Woodstock Vermont's Wassail Weekend is upon us!

Here's the lineup for the weekend. More info. can be found at: Woodstock Wassail Friday Dec. 13  7:30-9 $35
Whiffenpoofs Yale A Cappella  Saturday Dec 14  Can't find village parking on Saturday? The Chamber of Commerce is offering free parking at the Woodstock Union High School on Rt 4, with service from two shuttle busses for pick up and drop off at the Woodstock Welcome Center from 10 AM to 4:30 PM.
8-11 am $10 for adults, $5 for children 12 and under. Breakfast with Santa at the Little Theatre, 54 River St. Please enter on the east side of the building closest to the bridge. 
9:30 am-2 pm $45 (early tickets, $50) benefits Pentangle
Decorated House Tour Refreshments at  Pentangle Town Hall Theatre, AND at Prince and Pauper 10 am-12 pm FREE
St. James Church Tours
Refreshments FREE 10 am-4 pm
$4-$16 depending on age
Wassail at Billings Farm 10 am-4 pm Woodstock Holiday Fair at Masonic Hall

11 am-3 pm
Wassail Cafe on The Green
Mac and Cheese, chilli (fundraiser for WUHS??)
12:45-1:45 pm

If it's Thursday, this must be Barcelona

Holy cow, I'm in Barcelona!
This is the final stop on our Grand Tour of Spain with Go Ahead Tours.

We start our day with a delicious breakfast at the Catalonia Eixample 1864. Then we're treated to a bus tour around Barcelona to take in some of the city's highlights.

The facade of our hotel.

Barcelona is a city on the coast of northeastern Spain. It is the capital and largest city of the autonomous community of Catalonia, as well as the second most populous municipality of Spain.

With a population of 1.6 million within city limits, its urban area extends to numerous neighboring municipalities within the Province of Barcelona and is home to around 4.8 million people, making it the sixth most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area and Milan.

Founded as a Roman city, in the Middle Ages Barcelona became the capital of the County of Barcelona. After merging with the Kingdom of Aragon, Barcelona continued to be an important city in t…