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4th of July Things to Do

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Wednesday, July 3 West Windsor, Vt. Independence Day celebration
6-9 p.m.Ascutney Mountain Resort, Route 44. Food, music and an appearance by Cheryl the Clown. Fireworks at dusk. Free. 802-484-3200. Thursday, July 4 West Windsor, Vt.7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Various locations, Brownsville village, Brownsville-Hartland Road.The day starts with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m., followed by a parade at 1 p.m. (theme: “Stepping Up and Pitching In”), music, food, crafts and games. Free. Lebanon NH
9:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m.Various locations around town. Festivities begin with the Red, White & Blue 6.2, 5K & Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. Entertainment during weekly Farmers Market (4-7 p.m.) features juggler Jason Tardy. Music performances at Colburn Park include The Flames at 5 p.m. and Haley Jane and the Primates at 7:30. The fireworks show at Storrs Hill Ski Area begins at 9:20 p.m.  Hartland, Vt. Fourth of July/Old Home Day10 a.m.-10 p.m.Hartland Recreation Center, 19 Route 12. Parade starts at 10 a.m. Live music…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, June 26

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Adventures and Assignments Eli "Paperboy" Reed Front Porch Concert Series-rain location Lebanon Opera House Lebanon, NH June 20, 2019


More photos: CLICK HERE Myra Flynn with special guest Jen Crowell The Stone Church Brattleboro, VT June 22, 2019



More photos from the show: CLICK HERE
Photos of Myra: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Myra-Flynn
Photos of Jen: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/Jen-Crowell
Whose Live Anyway Improv Comedy at the Lebanon Opera House June 23, 2019



More photos from the show and audience participation: CLICK HERE
News You Can UseWeathersfield select board and town news: At the June 17 meeting, town manager Ed Morris told the board the Pearl’s Pies is now “Ascutney 4 Corners Café and will be open seven days a week. The café is currently taking applications for staff. A large gathering permit was approved for the Crown Point Country Club for their annual July 4th celebration to be held on Saturday, July 6 (rain date Sunday, July 7). The board authori…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, June19

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Adventures and Assignments I had a very busy few days last week. How was your Father's Day weekend? David Crosby at Lebanon Opera House June 13, 2019 at LOH More photos: CLICK HERE


Todd Snider at Gateway City Arts June 14, 2019 in Holyoke MA. More photos:CLICK HERE




Coldwell Banker Lifestyles Quechee Balloon Fest Open House June 15, 2019 Quechee Green. More Photos: CLICK HERE




Keb' Mo' at Lebanon Opera House June 16, 2019 at LOH. More Photos:CLICK HERE



Jontavious Willis opened for Keb' Mo'




And on the Icky Side
Saw this critter crossing the road on one of our hikes.
News You Can UseWeathersfield select board and town news: In the select board’s ongoing effort to provide fire service protection to the town, most of their June 3 meeting focused on unifying the town’s two fire departments. Ultimately, the select board wants the two fire departments to meet and discuss how best to proceed into the future. It appears from the minutes published online that the select board is sti…

Cannatrol Launches Cannabis Dryer

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WEATHERSFIELD, VERMONT – June 12, 2019– PRESS RELEASE  Food Drying System Applied to Cannabis Drying and Curing Cannatrol has announced the launch of its patent-pending Cannatrol Dry/Cure System, the first system to bring technology, science and complete control to the cannabis finishing process. Drying and curing ready-to-market legal cannabis harvests today is plagued by over-drying, inconsistent quality, waste, mold, sub-optimal profitability and overall poor consumer experience. Over-drying results in significant declines in production revenue, while controlled, proper drying can boost margins by as much as 5 percent. The Cannatrol Dry/Cure system provides a controlled, repeatable, chemical- and heat-free drying and curing solution, resulting in terpene retention, consistent quality and visually appealing cannabis products for all regulated medical and recreational applications. “Cannatrol’s patent-pending technology takes the guesswork out of cannabis drying and curing to the benef…

David Ortiz shot in club in Dominican Republic

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Former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was ambushed
A man who got off a motorcycle and shot him in the back at nearly point-blank range Sunday night in his native Dominican Republic, authorities said.  Dominican National Police Director Ney Aldrin Bautista Almonte said (via the AP) that the man who shot Ortiz was detained and beaten by patrons at the nightclub. He said authorities are waiting for the gunman to receive treatment for his injuries before they question him. A standout for the Red Sox on the field and their emotional leader in the clubhouse, Ortiz helped the franchise break its 86-year drought with a World Series win in 2004. The team won two more championships with him, including in 2013 when he was named MVP of the World Series. He retired after the 2016 season. From CBS news: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/david-ortiz-shot-in-club-in-dominican-republic/ Ortiz's father, Leo, speaking to reporters outside the clinic, said his son was out of danger and that the bullet h…

Hadestown--Anaïs Mitchell’s Folk Opera Up for 14 Tony's

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The Hit Broadway Show Started in Vermont Singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell’s folk-opera retelling of the Greek myth of Orpheus, a musician who ventures to the underworld to rescue his fiancée, Eurydice, had been a dream of Mitchell's for more than a decade before taking up residence in the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City.


The show had humble beginnings, starting as a DIY theater project in Mitchell’s home state of Vermont before becoming a concept album that developed a rabid fan base.

(Yup, I'm one of these rabid fans!) I count myself lucky; I've seen various incarnations of Hadestown.

From a show at the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, in Woodstock, Vermont in 2010 to a performance of "America Sings Hadestown" in Hartford, Connecticut in 2011.

It took on new life as an Off Broadway production, making stops in Edmonton and London before finding a home on the Great White Way. I still have not seen a performance but I'm hopeful as the run was extended to January 5…

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, June 12

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Why We Live in Vermont...
Adventures and Assignments The Mavericks at Lebanon Opera House The Mavericks brought their Tex-Mex  Cuban bolero, R&B, blues, and rock—all propelled by Latin-Country’s greatest voice, Raul Malo, style of dance party to LOH on Thursday, June 6. The Grammy-winning band is on the road in celebration of their 30th anniversary. 



More photos CLICK HERE Muddy Ruckus at The Pizza Stone A band we became familiar with at a Billsville House Concerts, Muddy Ruckus performed at the Pizza Stone in Chester, Vermont-about 20 minutes from our house. So of course we had to go. Food was great, beer was better, music was THE BEST!


More Muddy Ruckus photos: CLICK HERE

Brooks Hubbard Band at Salt hill Pub in West lebanon, NHSalt hill W. Leb Opens Outdoor Deck



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Anais Mitchell Hadestown at the Tony Awards8 Winners of 14 nominations.

More Anais photos: CLICK HERE Next Up: David Crosby at Lebanon Opera House Todd Snider in Holyoke, MA …

Dr. John Dies at Age 77

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Funky New Orleans Musician Performed in 2009 at Suicide Six Ski Area for Pentangle Arts

Dr. John, the New Orleans singer and piano player who blended black and white musical styles with a hoodoo-infused stage persona and gravelly bayou drawl, died Thursday, his family said. He was 77.

In a statement released through his publicist, the family said Dr. John, who was born Mac Rebennack, died “toward the break of day” of a heart attack. They did not say where he died or give other details. He had not been seen in public much since late 2017, when he canceled several gigs. He had been resting at his New Orleans area home, publicist Karen Beninato said last year in an interview.

Memorial arrangements were being planned. “The family thanks all whom have shared his unique musical journey, and requests privacy at this time,” the statement said.

More photos from the Dr. John/Neville Brothers show: https://photosbynanci.smugmug.com/PentangleArtsCouncilShows/2009-Shows/Dr-John-and-the-Neville/

Weathersfield Weekly Blog, June 5

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News You Can Use Weathersfield select board and town news: The select board was scheduled to meet on Monday, June 3. Discussion was to include how to move forward with fire services in town. They plan to review the Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association’s Option B that was presented as an alternative to a municipal fire department. In addition, a change to the zoning bylaws dealing with processing of agricultural/forestry products from a conditional use permit to a permitted principal use in the conservation district is on the agenda. Town solar discussion is back on the agenda too. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or townmanager@weathersfield.org.
Get Out and About Events Yard Sale in Ascutney. June 7, 8, and 9 at teh Ascutney Fire Station. Rte 131. Lots of items to choose from.
Kid’s Fishing Derby in Weathersfield, Saturday June 15 9-noon. Weathersfield Parks and Recreations are hosting a Kid’s Fishing Event. The event…