Be Smart, Be Safe in Weathersfield, Vermont. April 5 edition.

Vermont's 5th Season is in full swing-MUD SEASON

You know what that means-Black Fly Season (Season #6!)  is up NEXT!

News You Can Use

All Vermonters 40+ Can Make Vaccine Appointments
This Morning, 4/5 at 8:15 am


Vermonters 40 and older can register for Covid vaccine appointments starting at 8:15 a.m. on Monday. Four entities are scheduling vaccine appointments: The Vermont Department of HealthKinney DrugsCVS and Walgreens.

Each has its own registration system. You may choose to schedule an appointment with whichever is most convenient. However, the Health Department has said you should not book an appointment on multiple sites — please pick one.

All adult Vermonters will be eligible for the Covid-19 vaccine by April 19, Gov. Phil Scott announced Friday. Appointments will open on a staggered basis for people in different age groups over the next four weeks. 

Also eligible are:
Vermonters 16 and older with qualifying health conditions
Vermonters 16 and older who identify as BIPOC — Black, Indigenous and people of color — along with members of their households
Those who work in schools, public safety or health care
Parents or caregivers of children with qualifying health conditions

To register for a vaccine appointment, visit (preferred) or call 855-722-7878.

You will be asked to provide your name, date of birth, address, email (if available), phone number, and health insurance information (if available, but not required).

Scott laid out the following schedule:
Monday, April 12: 30 and older
Monday, April 19: 16 and older

Scott said this new schedule would lead to most people who want to be vaccinated getting both doses around June, on track for a return to normalcy by the Fourth of July, more than a “small cookout with friends and family,” he said.

Scott plans to reveal his "Blueprint for Re-Opening" at his twice weekly press conference this Tuesday, April 6 beginning around 11 am ET.

Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield
(Safely and/or Online)
Entertainment, Classes, Workshops

National Beer Day April 7

National Beer Day is celebrated in the US every year on April 7, marking the day that the Cullen-Harrison Act was enacted, signed into law by FDR in 1933. Upon signing the legislation making beer legal again, Roosevelt made his famous remark, "I think this would be a good time for a beer." On that first day, 1.5 million barrels of beer were consumed, inspiring this "holiday."

Please celebrate responsibly.



  LOH on Location ONLINE Shows

LOH on Location: Zach Nugent
Live from Barre (VT), soulful singer/guitarist pays tribute to the Grateful Dead and Jerry Garcia Band.

Outdoor Courtyard Theatre

Opening the Courtyard Theater will be the irreverent romp, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (ABRIDGED), June 9-July 4, 2021. Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield, and directed by Carol Dunne, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) will feature 37 Shakespeare plays in 97 minutes...outdoors. Three madcap actors in tights weave their wicked way through all of Shakespeare’s comedies, histories, and tragedies in one wild ride that will leave audiences helpless with laughter. The Complete Works of William Shakespeare is sponsored by Stave Puzzles, hand-crafted jigsaw puzzles made in Vermont.

The outdoor summer season at the Courtyard Theater will conclude with the roof-raising musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, August 11-September 12, 2021. Million Dollar Quartet takes patrons back in time to December 4, 1956, when icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins gathered for the first and only time at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. That legendary night will
come to life with a score of rock hits including “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Great Balls of Fire,” “Walk the Line,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” and “Hound Dog.”

The breathtaking pas-de-deux play HEISENBERG, February 16-March 6, 2022, will bring audiences back into the Byrne Theater for the first indoor, fully produced play since March 2020. An electric encounter between two strangers in a train station grows, over six scenes, into a complex and life-changing relationship. Written by Simon Stephens and starring Northern Stage favorite Jamie Horton, the quietly powerful Heisenberg lays bare the beauty in the natural unpredictability of human connection.

Capping off the 2021/22 season at Northern Stage will be the uproarious MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, April 13-May 15, 2022, in the Byrne Theater. With a book & lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, Monty Python’s Spamalot is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The outrageous and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

All Courtyard seating for the 2021/22 Season will be sold as General Admission, but seating locations will be assigned in advance on the day of performance. 
Early Bird Subscriptions cost $135 (more than 35% off the single-ticket price) and are currently on sale for Northern Stage Director’s Circle, Ensemble Members, and 2019/20 Subscribers only. 

Subscriptions for the general public go on sale March 24th. Single tickets cost $45 in the Courtyard Theater, and $34-$59 in the Byrne Theater. $19 tickets are available for all full-time students regardless of age, with a valid photo ID. 
Single tickets go on sale to the general public on April 1st.

Mud Season Mystery: The Lodger Presented by Northern Stage
April 14-May 2

This spring, Northern Stage will present Mud Season Mystery: The Lodge​r, a witty new adaptation of the classic mystery, created for Zoom and performed live each night.

Closing out Northern Stage’s 2020-21 season, ​Mud Season Mystery: The Lodger​ will be performed live on Zoom starting ​April 14 through May 2, 2021​. The performance schedule is Tuesday (beginning 4/20) and Wednesday at 7:30 PM, Thursday at 2:00 and 7:30 PM, Friday at 7:30 PM, Saturday at
2:00 and 7:30 PM, and Sunday at 5 PM.

A lodger arrives at a ramshackle London boarding house as news of a murderer sweeps through town. He fits the description– but is he guilty? And can we trust our instincts? Grab your friends and join Ronnie, an obsessive mystery fan and your host, as Ronnie leads you on a journey through this tantalizing tale and your own expectations. ​The Lodge​r, adapted by Brenda Withers (​Jordan​), uses suspenseful storytelling to engage the audience in a live, interactive, communal experience guaranteed to entertain and provoke.
Tickets for ​The Lodger ​are $29, with a maximum of 40 participants per performance. For tickets, visit, or call the Box Office directly at 802-296-7000.

Cooking Classes

Mexican Culinary Experience Online Classes

¡Buen Provecho!  with Laura y Cecilia

Saturday, April 10 – Camarones al Coco – Coconut Shrimp (Original session has filled. New session added: 2:30pm EDT ) Coconut Shrimp with mango-chipotle dipping sauce. A tropical favorite. Imagine yourself enjoying it on the beach.

Saturday, April 24 Sopa de Tortilla and Bistec con la Receta de la Abuela (Original session has filled. New session added: 2:30pm EDT ) Tortilla Soup and our mother’s favorite beef recipe.

Saturday, May 1 Pescado a la Veracruzana. Veracruz-style fish, prepared with tomatoes, onions, olives, and capers

Saturday, May 22 Carnitas Mexico’s famous preparation of pork to make tacos.

Sunday Brunch sessions will begin at 10:30am EDT and will last approximately 90 minutes.

Sunday, April 18 Huevos en Rabo de Mestiza Eggs with poblano peppers and tomatoes.

Sunday, May 16 Huevos Divorciados  Similar to huevos rancheros, two fried eggs each served over a corn tortilla, one topped with homemade red sauce and one with homemade green sauce.


Whole Roasted Trout
Tue, Apr 6, 2021 5:30 PM EDT

White Bean Soup w/Herb Oil
Wed, Apr 7, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

Chocolate Krantz (babka)

Wed, Apr 7, 2021 6:00 PM EDT


Thu, Apr 8, 2021 5:30 PM EDT

Whole Roasted Tro


Within Reach Yoga Under the Trees

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore Saturdays, 9-10 am 

Weathersfield resident, Lisa Gleeson, Within Reach Yoga, is hosting online yoga classes on Saturdays via Google Meet.

Email to register or with any questions.
COST: $12 drop-in or one punch for those who have purchased punch passes ($60).

To stay in the loop for classes and locations, for questions, to register, or to subscribe to our newsletter, please email lisa@withinreachyoga.comFollow her on facebook for class updates.

Lisa is teaming up with Covered Bridges Half Marathon and offering an 8 week Yoga For Runners Series. The class size is limited to 20 and is filling up fast.

Wednesdays, online, 5:30-6:30pm ET, April 7- May 26, 2021 - recordings available
This 8-week series is designed for CBHM runners but all are welcome. Classes will help runners to:
  • relieve soreness while training,
  • prevent injuries by noticing imbalances, strengthening opposing muscles groups, improving your range of motion, and increasing flexibility,
  • use your breath to increase oxygen capacity, release held stress hormones that build up while running long runs and ultimately improve heart health,
  • get better sleep to improve rest and recovery, develop mental sharpness and visualization to help you dig deep when needed.
A message from Lisa about Yoga for Runners:


Vermont Online Workshops

Lots of events and movies online. Contact: AARP Vermont Email: with questions

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Returns for 2021
in Ascutney, Vermont

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide provides in-person and virtual tax preparation to help anyone FREE of Charge, with special focus on taxpayers who are over 50 and have low-to-moderate incomes.

All tax-aide volunteers are trained and are IRS-Certified every year to make sure they know about and understand the latest changes and additions to the tax code.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Tax-Aide has introduced some changes to the process; you will be instructed on these changes when you make your appointment. Call Tax-Aide in Ascutney 802-875-2418 on Tuesdays.

News You Can Use

COVID-19 in Our Communities

Vermont COVID-19 Vaccination Update
50 Plus Vermonters are Eligible
Starting Monday, 3/29!

What you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19:
  • Wear A Mask (this is not a political affiliation designation, it's a public health-your health safety measure)
  • Stay 6 feet Away-assume everyone has been exposed but if you stay six feet away for under 15 minutes, you should be OK
  • Avoid Crowds-the more people, the more potentially infected people you will encounter
  • Wash Your Hands A LOT-remember your mom telling you this, it's a big DUH! Also try to avoid touching your face.
  • Stay Home if You Are Sick-even if you only feel a little "off"
  • Keep an EXPOSURE JOURNAL-when you leave your home "pod" keep track of where you go and who you saw and if you want to be proactive-how long were you with them.

The best way to make an appointment is through the Health Department’s website: 

BY PHONE 855-722-7878
Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


COVID-19 vaccinations
, including who can get the vaccine and who will be eligible next. Check this website often:

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

You are NOT Alone 
Please Reach Out--Dial 2-1-1

Or Text VT to 741741 to access a 24-hour Crisis Text Line. We're all stressed out and are wondering about the future. Don't go it alone. 

Upper Valley COVID Relief

Mental Health Support for members of the Upper Valley impacted by Covid

15+ NH/VT psychotherapists are volunteering to provide free 30-minute telehealth or phone support appointments to people impacted by Covid in the Upper Valley!

Sign up for up to six 30 minute support sessions by going to the website below. 
Book an appointment:

Support is available to *any member* of our Upper Valley community impacted
by Covid, including but not limited to:
- Retail and grocery workers
- Teachers and educational staff
- First responders
- All hospital employees
- Nursing home/home health aides
- Postal, UPS and FedEx workers
- Correctional officers
- Stay at home parents
- Elders in isolation
Any questions, email

Other Services

This is a stressful time for everyone. 
Health Care and Rehabilitation Services 24-hour crisis hotline 1-800-622-4235

HCRS Warm Line for people struggling with COVID-19 related stress and anxiety 1-800-917-1622

Headrest local crisis line 603-448-4400 and Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255

Also check out Upper Valley Strong
Be Smart, Stay Safe friends and neighbors.
Remember to call or check in on your elderly neighbors, bring them some cheer from a proper physical distance.

Weathersfield COVID-19 Response

The Town of Weathersfield has created a Volunteer Network to help during these times of COVID-19. 
If you are at risk for being exposed to COVID-19 or are currently in quarantine or isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test, please click the link below and fill out the form. These forms are being monitored by Susanne Terrill who will connect you with a volunteer quickly. 


If you have any questions or concerns regarding the form please contact them and they will walk you through it.
Phone: (802) 674 - 2626

National COVID-19 Data

Track the Vaccine Doses

Top 10 States cases and vaccinations

Want to track the COVID-19 dose distribution?
Benjamin Renton, a senior at Middlebury College who has been tracking data during the pandemic, has launched a new dashboard using local news reports and press releases to track how many vaccine doses each state is being allocated. 
The feds have cut way back on their initial promises and have no readily available public data effort like it on their own,  Renton updates his dashboard regularly as new information becomes available. Click Here to Track

Tracking the COVID-19 Variants

The CDC has just gone live with a map tracking the known cases in the US of the three emerging coronavirus variants that have the world on edge: B.1.1.7 (the one known as the UK variant); the B.1.351 variant first seen in South Africa; and the P.1 variant first seen in Brazil. At the moment, there are cases of B.1.1.7 in NY, MA, and CT, but none reported so far in VT, NH, or ME. Note that the CDC says their numbers are based on sampling, and so "do not represent the total number" of cases that may be arising.

CDC COVID-19 Worldwide Tracking Database  

US COVID-19 Risk Levels

Realtime US COVID Risk Map

Click on the map to access the website COVID ACT NOW
This website tracks cases, infection rate, positive test rate, ICU capacity and Contact tracers hired.

National Case Info. Updated April 2

Northeast Region Data updated April 2


Vermont Data

March 30 Slideshow

April 2 Slideshow
Special Friday presentation

The Numbers

VT reported 202 new cases Friday, 149 Saturday, and 227 yesterday, bringing it to a total case count of 20,149. 

It had 2 new deaths, which now stand at 229, and 32 people with confirmed cases are hospitalized (no change over the weekend). 

Windsor County gained 22 cases and stands at 1,218 for the pandemic, with 84 over the past 14 days, while Orange County added 7 new cases and is at 571 cumulatively, with 34 cases in the past 14 days. 

In town-by-town numbers reported at the end of last week, Hartford added 9 new cases over the week before; Killington had 8; Bradford, Springfield, and Woodstock each added 5; Newbury and Vershire gained 4 apiece; Norwich and West Windsor added 3; Bridgewater, Corinth, Randolph, and Royalton gained 2 apiece; and Cavendish, and Windsor added 1 each.

The Governor’s actions, visit

The state’s modeling, visit

You can set up your account for vaccination at:

More information at the Health Department’s website:

The State of Vermont has suspended its leisure travel map and implemented a mandatory quarantine for anyone returning or traveling to Vermont.

Vermont and Non-Vermont Residents

Anyone returning or traveling to Vermont must follow Vermont’s mandatory quarantine policy. Vermonters returning from an out-of-state trip must complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test.

If you have been vaccinated, you do not need to quarantine to travel to Vermont or return to Vermont, as long as at least 14 days have passed since you received your final vaccine dose.

There are currently limitations on multi-household social gatherings in Vermont. Vaccinated individuals or households may gather with other vaccinated individuals or households. For individuals and households who are not fully vaccinated, social gatherings indoors and outdoors in private spaces are limited to only two unvaccinated households at one time, plus any fully vaccinated households. Visitors traveling to Vermont and staying at a lodging establishment, short-term rental, or with friends and family, must follow these gathering restrictions. Lodging with another household is considered a multi-household social gathering and is subject to the rules outlined above.

Vermonters must remember to follow any travel restrictions and quarantine requirements for the states they plan to visit.

Residents of other states must adhere to the quarantine guidelines:
  • Travelers arriving to Vermont in a personal vehicle must complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test in their home state and enter Vermont without further quarantine restrictions.
  • Travelers arriving to Vermont who have not completed a pre-arrival quarantine must complete either a 14-day quarantine or a 7-day quarantine followed by a negative test upon arrival in Vermont (such as at a Vermont lodging establishment). (Travelers must stay in their quarantine location for the duration of quarantine other than to travel to and from a test site.)
Read more about quarantining at the Vermont Department of Health website.

Residents of communities within five miles of a Vermont border with a neighboring state should consult the travel FAQ for additional guidance.

All out of state travelers utilizing lodging, camping and short-term rental properties in Vermont must sign and complete a Certificate of Compliance or affirm a compliance statement via a digital check box at the time of reservation and check-in to attest that they meet the quarantine requirement or are an essential/authorized worker.

All out of state travelers are strongly encouraged to register with Sara Alert upon arrival to Vermont to get two weeks of daily reminders to check for common symptoms of COVID-19.

Find answers to common questions about cross state travel.

New Hampshire Data Dashboard

The Numbers

NH reported 410 new cases Friday, 440 on Saturday, and 398 yesterday, for a cumulative total of 85,846. 

There were 4 new deaths over the weekend, bringing the total to 1,249, and 87 people with confirmed cases are hospitalized (up 6). 

The current active caseload stands at 3,731 (up 444). The state reports 155 active cases in Grafton County (up 12), 50 in Sullivan (up 6), and 338 in Merrimack (up 55). 

n town-by-town numbers, the state says that Hanover has 41 active cases (up 5), Claremont has 20 (up 1), Lebanon has 19 (up 4), Sunapee has 11 (up 6), New London has 9 (no change), Newport has 8 (no change), and Enfield has 5 (up at least 1). 

Town of Weathersfield

Upcoming Town Board and Committee Meetings

Select Board Minutes: The minutes can now be found at 

Select Board Meets: 
April 5  Agenda   Meeting Packet

April 19

Meeting Minutes
February 1

Vermont Open Meeting Law

Minute posting: Minutes of all public meetings shall be matters of public record, shall be kept by the clerk or secretary of the public body, and shall be available for inspection by any person and for purchase of copies at cost upon request after five calendar days from the date of any meetingMeeting minutes shall be posted no later than five calendar days from the date of the meeting to a website, if one exists, that the public body maintains or has designated as the official website of the body. Except for draft minutes that have been substituted with updated minutes, posted minutes shall not be removed from the website sooner than one year from the date of the meeting for which the minutes were taken.

Weathersfield School

School Dates and Events

Stay up on all the school events visit: 
School Calendar

Spring Recess-April 12-16
Last Day of School (tentative) June 10

From The School Newsletter

Graduation Dates and Times

June 4, 2021 - WHS - 7:00 pm 
June 7, 2021 - Windsor 8th Grade - 7:00 pm 
June 8, 2021 - Weathersfield 8th Grade - 4:00pm 
June 9, 2021 - Albert Bridge 6th Grade at 9:00 am - Hartland at 4:00 pm 
June 10, 2021 - Last Day of School 

It is possible that there will be NO in person dances, proms or graduation. The Risk Management Team will continue to update us. There will be NO announcement of what graduation will look like until after May 10th.

Testing of Students

SBAC Testing for Grades 3-8 May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 Make up dates: May 21 and 28 
VSAT Testing for Grades 5 and 8 May 4, 5 and 6

News from our AD-Spring Sports News (from the school newsletter)

Weathersfield School will be combining their efforts within the WSESU to hopefully field  full 7/8 grade softball, baseball and track teams this Spring. 

Weathersfield will host Softball 
Hartland will host Baseball 
and Windsor will host Track & Field. 

Practices and games for the WSESU will be hosted at Weathersfield for 7/8 graders. 
That is true for baseball at Hartland and Track & Field at Windsor. 

All registrations for 7/8 sports will be handled through the Windsor site here: 

All coaches interested in 7/8 Softball will need to complete our Sports Engine registration, which includes a full background check. That registration link will be live before the end of the week. For inclement weather we will not host practices or games for softball. 

Due to COVID they are not be permitted to use the building after normal school hours. Track and Field for 5-8 will be in Windsor. They sent new information about other K-6 sports, all housed at WS, on Wednesday.
 If you have any questions, please email me at

News About Remote Only for Next Year 

At the start of the new school year this fall, only in person instruction will be offered at WS

Home Study is an option for families who follow the AOE guidelines, but a school sponsored remote option will no longer be available. 

If you have children currently in Home Study and want to return to in person learning at school, please contact Laurie Brown at 674-2144, ext. 107, or at so she can register your children for in person learning. 

If you are currently enrolled in a remote option only and do not want to come back to in person learning, you may apply for a Home Study program with the state of Vermont and you will have to follow all of their requirements. 

If your child is currently in remote only learning and you want them back in school for the fall, simply call the school to let them know. 

Class lists and teacher assignments will be created in late May, notify the school by May 10th.

Meeting Dates:
April 13  20 6 p.m.

The WS School Board had planned to meet on April 13th, which is during vacation. They have rescheduled this virtual meeting for April 20th at 6:00 pm. They will send out an agenda and link on April 19th. You can always find the link and agenda on the school website. These meetings are open to the public.

The school board’s month meetings will continue as remote meetings until further notice and will occur the second Tuesday of every month at 6:00 pm. The agenda and the link to each meeting is put out by the Superintendent prior to each meeting and can be found on the WSESU website and the school's website. These meetings are open to the public. 

Please note: During this time of social distancing, all board meetings are taking place online using Google Meet. You can join each meeting live (via phone or Google Meet) by following the connection details listed on each unique meeting Agenda document. 


Supervisory Updates

Dr. David Baker
Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

--WSESU was informed on Saturday, March 27 that a person did test positive for COVID at Weathersfield. The exposure took place on Thursday, March 25th. There are a few staff members and several students, including the 4th grade, that need to quarantine this week.

--School will be starting after Labor Day next fall as I said last week. Please note the late start to give folks a well-deserved rest into August. Remember, there is no 100% remote option next year.

--Athletics Updates

Visit Our Local Restaurants

Exit Ate  Eat In or Take-Away
Greg is making homemade bread and potato chips and they now have a variety of salads for your quarantined BBQs: Potato Salad, Tuna Mac, Italian Pasta, and our delicious Cole Slaw.
Be sure to try some of Greg's Raisin Bread!

Harpoon Beer Garden and Brewery 802-674-5491
336 Ruth Carney Drive
Windsor, VT 05089

Inn at Weathersfield-Re-opening April 30, 2021 (802) 263-9217
Dine inside or outside Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, call for a reservation 802-263-9217. They also offer a take away menu.
1342 VT Route 106 Perkinsville, VT 05151

Springfield Diner-seating inside/outside daily 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Ice cream shop open Thursday-Sunday 1-7 pm. Daily specials.

Villagers Ice Cream Restaurant-Opening for the season  FRIDAY, April 23, noon-8 p.m. (802) 795-0063
4261 Route 106 Perkinsville, VT 05151

The Hanover Chamber put together this list of Curbside Restaurants:

Check to see if your favorite restaurant is open for outdoor and/or indoor dining. Most are requiring reservations so call ahead for their guidelines and business hours.

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.
WFS is located in the 1879 Schoolhouse at 1862 Route 106 in Perkinsville.
Open the  2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month from 2-4 p.m. COVID-19 policies are in place with groceries delivered to shoppers in their cars.
If you are in need of food and are unable to get to the facility during open hours, food will be delivered to your home.

Call the Weathersfield Town Office to be refereed to a volunteer, visit the Weathersfield Food Shelf Facebook page and leave a message or email

Donations of non-perishable 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

Hartland Food Shelf in Hartland. 4 Corners UU Church Fridays 8-10 a.m., Saturdays 10 a.m-2 p.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.

Travel Plans this Spring?

We'll get through this together. We're all connected.

Be Smart, Be Safe

Nancy Nutile-McMenemy is an Upper Valley freelance photographer and writer who loves to attend concerts and local events in and around Weathersfield and the Upper Valley.

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