Weathersfield Weekly Blog, June 12

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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, NH

 More photos and a few video clips: CLICK HERE

Anais Mitchell Hadestown at the Tony Awards

More Anais photos: CLICK HERE

Next Up:

David Crosby at Lebanon Opera House
Todd Snider in Holyoke, MA
Quechee Balloon Festival
Keb' Mo' at Lebanon Opera House
Eli Paperboy Reed at Front Porch Concert Series
Whose Live Anyway at Lebanon Opera House

News You Can Use

Weathersfield select board and town news: The minutes from the June 3 select board meeting were not posted at press time and will be reported on next week. More information about the select board and the town contact Town Manager, Ed Morris, at 802-674-2626 or

Weathersfield School news: The school announced that Jessica Kischko will be the new Athletic Director beginning on July 1. Kischko has a master’s degree in athletic leadership from Castleton University and has been a head coach and an accomplished athlete her entire life.! More information about the school please call 802-674-5400.

Weathersfield Proctor Library news: The library will host an evening with storyteller, children's author and musician Michael Caduto. Caduto will be discussing his book “Touching the Sky Dome Stories of the Sun, Moon and Stars” on Wednesday, July 17 6:30-8 p.m. More information about the Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library or the library contact Mark at 802-674-2863.

Get Out and About Events

Kid’s Fishing Derby in Weathersfield, Saturday June 15 9-noon. Weathersfield Parks and Recreations are hosting a Kid’s Fishing Event. The event is part of the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Children’s’ Fishing Program. Prizes awarded for first fish, biggest and smallest, and most fish caught by weight. Call Mark 802-674-2863 for more information.

Book, Bake Sale and Mini-Yard Sale in Ascutney Saturday, June 15 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Friends of Weathersfield Proctor Library announced their annual Book and bake Sale. Donations are being accepted now at the library. Call Mark at 802-674-2863 for more information.

Summer Solstice Festival in Brownsville is a full day of outdoor fun for the whole family, with activities for all ages, nature and ecology demonstrations, live music, food vendors, and more. Passes are $20 - $40, available online or at the Brownsville Butcher & Pantry; free for ages 16 and under. Visit for more info. Proceeds benefit trails maintenance.

Lace Up for Laura Memorial 5k walk/run in Perkinsville Saturday, June 29 features two runs: an approximately ½ mile kids 12 and under fun run at 8:30 a.m. and 3.1mile (5km) race at 9:00 a.m. for all ages and abilities. The starts for both races will be located near the intersection of the Plains and Reservoir Roads. Proceeds from the Memorial run will benefit the Laura Cody McNaughton Memorial fund and its annual scholarship which will be awarded to a graduating senior who exemplifies Laura’s leadership and giving spirit, and, is pursuing further education and training in a field where these principles may be put into practice. Register now at

Music and Performances

Inn at Weathersfield Live Music Fridays in Perkinsville 7-9 p.m. June 14 Ali T, June 21 Steve Ellis, June 28 Johnny O. July 5 Erik Boedtker.

Front Porch Concert Series in The Green Lebanon NH. Shows are FREE and start at 7 p.m. unless noted. June 20 Eli Paperboy Reed; June 27 Revenants; July 4 The Flames at 5 p.m. and Hayley Jane and The Primates 7:30 p.m.; July 11 Laura Orshaw and The New Velvet Band; July 18 Bassel and The Supernaturals; July 25 Michael Vincent Band; Aug. 1 Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dread; Aug. 8 Marc Berger; Aug. 15 The Cerny Brothers.

Lebanon Opera House in Lebanon NH. Shows at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. June 13 David Crosby and Sky Trails Band; June 15 Juston McKinney; June 16 Keb’ Mo’; June 23 Whose Live Anyway?.

Windsor Station in Windsor. June 15 Cable Junction 9:30 p.m.; July 5 Fu’Chunk 9:30 p.m.

Ongoing Events

Food Assistance:
Ascutney Union Church Food Cupboard in Ascutney 5243 Route 5 Saturdays 9-10 a.m. call 802-674-2484.

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville. The 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 1-3 p.m. WFS is located in the 1879 Schoolhouse at 1862 Route 106 in Perkinsville. Donations of nonperishable food are always welcomed and may be dropped off at the facility during open hours or placed in the collection box at Martin Memorial Hall. For more information, call 802-263-5584 or email

Rachel’s Kitchen in Windsor. Free breakfast 7-10 a.m. Mon-Fri at the Rachel Harlow Church 165 Main Street Windsor.

Windsor Community Dinners in Windsor. Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall 4 Court Street, Windsor.

Veggie Van Go in Windsor. Free fresh produce provided by the Vermont Food Bank. 2nd Tuesday of the month 10-11 a.m. Mt. Ascutney Hospital 289 County Road, Windsor.

Hartland Food shelf in Hartland. 4 Corners UU Church Fridays 8-10 a.m.

Reading-West Windsor Food Shelf in Reading. Mondays 2-4 p.m. and Thursday 4-6 p.m. Stone School 3456 Tyson Rd, Reading.

Biking in Brownsville Paradise Sports in Windsor is now providing weekend bicycle rentals and trail side services at the Ascutney Outdoors Center in Brownsville throughout the summer. Call Paradise Sports' trail side number, 802-738-0353, or visit their website to learn more.

Weathersfield Parks and Recreation Hike:
Saturday, June 15, 9 a.m.: The B-29 Crash Site

The difficulty of this wooded climb to the crash site is moderate to strenuous. The footing is good. About halfway up there is a fine southeastern view from the top of ledge. That distance is about a mile. Then we continue up almost another mile to the crash site. Barbara Woodbury’s account of the crash is available from the historical society.

Low cost spay/neuter clinics in Springfield. Springfield Humane Society is hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics in 2019: June 18, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept.24, Oct. 29, and Nov. 26 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

Annual Frippery in Ascutney Aug 10 and 11. The Weathersfield Historical Society has announced their annual “Frippery” August 10 8 a.m.-2 p.m. and August 11 8 a.m.-noon. This year’s Frippery will be held at the Claire Murray House 5357 Rte 5 in Ascutney (rather than the Center Meeting House). They are seeking gently used items (no clothing, appliances or electronics). For more information call Patti 802-263-9405 or Maureen 603-252-0936.

Have anything you want included in this news and events column? Email Nancy at two weeks prior to your event.

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