Weathersfield Weekly Blog, June 5

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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

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 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.

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 7 Jon Clinch, 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 6 The Mavericks; June 13 David Crosby and Sky Trails Band; 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.

Weathersfield Parks and Recreation Hike:

Birding, Late May or early June:
Marianne Walsh is happy to lead a bird walk from Dana’s farm on the upper section of Bowen Hill Rd to the wetlands on the Springfield/Weathersfield town line on Skyline Drive. The walk would be during a weekday and would have to be early (6 AM would be best). Marianne walks this section a few times a week in spring, summer and fall. If interested, contact her at 802-885-9420 or She can also tell you about an early morning walk on lovely conserved land across the river in New Hampshire. See the September 22nd hike below for some details about the area.

Saturday, June 15th, 9:00 AM: 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.

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