Weathersfield Weekly Blog, June 7 edition

Bald Eagle, North Hartland Lake

Paddle Report

Hump Day Paddlers Visit North Hartland Lake

It was a beautiful day for a paddle last Wednesday. The Hump Day Paddlers (Cathy, Jan and I) were excited to paddle North Hartland Lake to the Quechee Gorge. The Army Corps of Engineers Park opened for Memorial Day weekend. It was a great day to see bald eagles. We saw at least four and maybe five of them.

We made the roughly 5 mile paddle up to Quechee Gorge. it was the emptiest I've ever seen it.

Quechee Gorge

More photos: CLICK HERE

Silver Lake, Barnard VT

My friend, Gidget and I paddled Silver Lake in Barnard VT on Sunday looking for the loon pair that was there last summer.

We paddle the whole lake and saw no loon activity.

It was still a great paddle. Around 10 am the park beach started filling up and it got quite noisy so we met a friend at the Barnard General Store for lunch. After lunch Trish went to check out Silver Lake State Park and Gidget and I hit Silver Lake Syrup for a couple of Maple Creemees!

More photos: CLICK HERE

 Covered Bridges Half Marathon

Team TuTu Much Fun formed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Myself and four friends were meeting weekly on ZOMM and when the Covered Bridge Half Marathon (CBHM) was announced as a VIRTUAL RACE for 2021, we decided to take on the 13.1 miles.

We were NOT going for speed, we just wanted to complete it and we did! In our tutus!

More photos: CLICK HERE

Hike/Bike Report

Hunt for Yellow Lady Slippers, Eshqua Bog Hartland VT

On Sunday Trish, Gidget and I visited Eshqua Bog in Hartland to look for the yellow lady slippers. A friend had visited last week and spotted about a dozen. With Gidget's eagle eye, we found a pair but they were on their way out. The showy lady slippers should be out in the next couple of weeks. 

We have the trail to ourselves and it was so nice to be in the cool woods when the temps. were reaching into the 90s.

More photos: CLICK HERE

LIVE Music is Back!

Jay and I went to see Grace Potter SOLO at Bank of NH Pavilion in Gilford, NH Saturday evening. It was supposed to a pod, physically distanced show but security/ushers were letting the fans move their chairs and cluster together in front of the stage and at their seats. 
We're vax'd but if wasn't I would not have been comfortable with the behavior on display.

The show was good. We haven't seen a Grace Potter show since 2015. We were not into her "new" band or the music she's been putting out lately. It was good to be back in the audience of a live show even with annoying the fans-lots of talking and drama.

I must be getting old because I can barely tolerate FAN behavior now. Listening rooms have become my favorite venues. There were four fans who took the empty seats in front of us and proceeded to talk, take selfies and actually take phone calls during the show but they kept screaming "We Love You Grace!"-yeah so much so that the didn't pay attention to Grace's performance. 

More photos and a few videos: CLICK HERE

News You Can Use

2021 Brownsville Independence Day Celebrations
"TOGETHER once again"
Saturday, July 3rd

The Independence Day Committee in West Windsor is excited to announce that, with cautious optimism, great enthusiasm and encouragement from the West Windsor Select Board, they are full speed ahead for a grand Brownsville Independence Day Celebration in 2021.

This year, because the 4th falls on a Sunday, 2021 they will combine the celebration into one day, Saturday, July 3rd  8:30 AM – 3 PM.

There will be a community breakfast, lively music, games, a bouncy house, diverse food vendors, crafts, a book sale, and a GALA PARADE at 1:00 PM.

For the first time this year, they are excited to announce that the Mt. Sinai Shriners Clown Unit will be participating in the parade

In the evening, all will enjoy music, food, family picnics (no barbeques, please), and SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS at dusk.

To make this year’s celebration a reality, volunteers are needed. Contact the IDC Committee at if you would like to become a volunteer at any level.

The 2021 Independence Day Committee is offering IDC t-shirts for sale prior to the July 3 celebrations so folks can wear them on the big day. They come in red, white & blue & and range in price from $10 to $20. Anyone wishing to purchase t-shirts can contact Bill & Linda Ley at 802-484-3200 or Shirts can be picked up on Saturday, June 26 or Sunday, June 27. Buyers will be advised time & location when placing their order.

Donations may be made by credit card at You can also mail a check made payable to "Brownsville IDC" to P.O. Box 37, Brownsville, VT 05037.

Follow the event planning at:

Donate to:

Town of Weathersfield

Upcoming Town Board and Committee Meetings

Selectboard Members  
David Fuller Chair  
Mike Todd   Vice Chair
Kelly O'Brien  Clerk
Joseph Jarvis Member
Paul Tillman Member

Select Board Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month
June7 Agenda  Packet
June 21

Meeting Minutes
April 19
April 5February 1
According to the Town manager minutes can be posted up to 10 days post meeting during the state emergency 

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

Weathersfield School Dates and Events

Stay up on all the school events visit: 
School Calendar

Memorial Day May 31
Last Day of School June 10
It will be a half day. Students will have lunch and board the buses for the summer.
More details to follow as the day approaches.

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 

From The School Newsletter

Grade 8 Graduation - June 8 at 4:00 pm 

The ceremony will be outside, weather permitting on the soccer field. 

There will be  26 graduates so the school is creating 26 family pods, marked in paint. There will be six chairs in the family pod with the name of the student on the back of the chairs, making it easy to locate your section. 

If more than six people appear from a family, they are welcome to stand in the family pod area. Please remain in your pod areas throughout the event. 

They have strategically placed the family pods so you can easily see your child receive their diploma. Feel free to take as many pictures as you would like. 

In the event of rain, the ceremony will be in the gym and each family will have four tickets to be seated. Bring those tickets with you; they were mailed to each home on May 10th. 

This event will not be videotaped. 

Mrs. Stillson will be directing students on where to meet, as well as discussing graduation practice over the next few weeks. The Administration is asking students to wear semiformal attire, just what they have worn for the last centuries of Grad Dances and Graduations here at WS. 

Programs will be provided when you enter your family pod area. 

Mrs. Stillson will be recognizing award recipients from the June 4th assembly during the ceremony. Superintendent Baker will speak and Board Chairperson, AnneMarie Redmond, will be awarding the diplomas. 

Hand shaking will not be allowed this year. 

When the end of the ceremony is announced, 8th grade students will receive an individually wrapped cupcake made especially for them by Susan Hindinger and a juice box to go. 

When they have received their treats, the school will offer a to-go cookie bag for all those who attended, thanks to Food Service Manager, Craig Locarno and Head Cook, Heather Gokey. 

The school is  asking that the treats be taken home to enjoy. 

Remote students have been invited to participate in graduation. In order to keep everyone safe, masks and social distancing outside of family pods are required.

 If the weather does not cooperate,  the decision to hold the ceremony inside will be made by 10:00 am on June 8, 2021. Please feel free to call Mrs. Stillson, Mrs. Oakman or Mrs. Esty at school at 674-5400 with any questions, special needs requests, or concerns. 

K-8 Field Day - June 9th 

Mr. Shambo and Mrs. Berry are scheduling a day of fun for all students, with the support of all 8th graders, who will be facilitating events for all students. More information on this will be released soon. 

Last Day-June 10th

The last day of school will be Thursday, June 10th. The students will enjoy their lunch and then will be dismissed at noon. 

Music Lessons Offered this Summer 

Mr. Zachary Shambo, the WS Music and Band Teacher, is once again offering summer music lessons to students-including those who are graduating. Many types of music lessons will be offered: instrumental lessons,  playing piano/keyboard, and voice lessons. Lessons will be remote four days a week and in-person, at school, one day a week. 

If you have a preference for your child to have an in-person lesson or a remote lesson, please let Mr. Shambo know. The lessons can be flexible with dates and times. 

If interested or have questions, please email These lessons are first come, first serve and fill quickly. 

School Board 

Meeting Dates:
June 8, 7 p.m. NOTE TIME CHANGE Agenda

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. 

May 11 Meeting VIDEO

Supervisory Updates


Dr. David Baker, Superintendent
Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

COVID-19 in Our Communities


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.


Universal Guidance

Fully Vaccinated People. 
Effective immediately, fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing a face covering over nose and mouth or physically distancing, except where required by federal, State or local laws, rules, and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. For the purposes of this section, people are considered fully vaccinated for COVID-19 two weeks after they have received the second dose in a series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or 2 weeks after they have received a single-dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. 

Unvaccinated People. Unvaccinated people are not required to wear face coverings over nose and mouth when they are in outdoor public spaces, provided sustained or prolonged close contact with other unvaccinated people from outside their household can be avoided. For the purposes of section, people of all ages, including children, are considered unvaccinated when they have not completed a vaccination series

Most COVID-19 Restrictions will be lifted July 4th
(Masking and Physical Distancing "Encouraged" after 4th)

Vermont continues to rank 1st nationally in Covid-19 vaccination rate

Vermont COVID-19 Vaccination Update


Sign Up for Vaccine Appointments
or Attend a Walk-In Site

Vermonters can schedule vaccine appointments at: The Vermont Department of HealthKinney DrugsCVS and Walgreens

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.

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).

Create an Account

Vermont COVID-19 

The Numbers

Vermont reported 12 new cases, bringing it to a total case count of 24,252. 

There was 1 new death, breaking a two-week streak; they now total 256, while just 1 person with a confirmed case was hospitalized (down 2).

 Windsor County gained 2 new cases and stood at 1,481 for the pandemic, with 23 over the previous 14 days, while Orange County also added 2 new cases and had 817 cumulatively, with 7 over the previous two weeks. In town-by-town numbers posted Friday, Norwich gained 3 cases over the week before, while Bradford, Hartford, and Windsor each added 1.
Weathersfield is at 54 total cases (no change since last week) since March 2020.


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

COVID-19 and YOU, You are NOT Alone 

Get the Support YOU Need
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.


As part of Vermont's phased reopening plan, there is new travel guidance. Except for international travel, travel no longer requires testing or quarantine. CDC recommends delaying travel until you are fully vaccinated, because travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19.

Masks are required for people who are not vaccinated in public spaces in Vermont.

New Hampshire Data Dashboard

The Numbers
NH reported 61 new cases and an official total of 98,877.

There was 1 new death, which stood at 1,3555, while 32 people with confirmed cases were hospitalized (up 6).

The current active caseload stood at 402 (down 21). The state reported 32 active cases in Grafton County (down 1), 23 in Sullivan (up 4), and 30 in Merrimack (down 4). In town-by-town numbers reported by the state, Claremont had 13 (up 1), while Haverhill, Warren, Rumney, Lebanon, Plainfield, Springfield, Croydon, Newport, and Newbury had 1-4 each. Hanover, Cornish, and Sunapee were off the list.

National COVID-19 Data

CDC COVID-19 US Tracking Database

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.

Variant Tracking in Vermont (click on the link then scroll down)

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.

Northeast Region COVID Cases 

updated June 1

Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield

(Safely In-Person or Online)
Get Outdoors, Entertainment, Classes, Workshops

Outdoor Activities

9th Annual Weathersfield Hikes

The Weathersfield Hikes for 2021 have been announced. Steve sent out an email listing all the proposed hikes. You can view this email HERE. You will need to contact Steve to attend any of the hikes-DO NOT JUST SHOW UP

Feel free to call Steve, the hike organizer, at 263-5439, or EMAIL him. He welcomes questions and comments.
Experienced hikers please contact Steve to let him know you'll be attending. 

The hikes are being organized under the auspices of Weathersfield Parks and Recreation

Well-behaved dogs are welcome. We expect a range of hiking speeds. 

You can view photos of past hikes: HERE

Windsor County Bike Routes

The Mount Ascutney Regional Commission is pleased to provide this guide to encourage residents and visitors to explore our region by bicycle. The guide provides both maps and narrative descriptions of 19 ideal cycling routes. All of the maps identify the towns and villages they pass through, so routes may be selected by location using the individual map panes or the area overview map.
Routes are identified by yellow or orange lines—solid lines denote paved routes while dashed lines denote unpaved routes.

Each route passes through multiple towns and villages, and while they may be started anywhere along the route, likely parking areas are denoted with a parking icon. Open circles on the route lines signify mile markers—simply count the number of circles on the route between your current location and your destination to calculate distance. Bike shops, food, ice cream, breweries and taverns, swimming holes, and covered bridges are all identified on the maps with corresponding icons. Areas with potentially steep grades and rail road crossings are also identified on the maps.

Turn-by-turn cue sheets, GPS tracks, and digital routes via Strava® are available on the '​The Routes' tab of this website for each route. You'll also find printable maps for each route (remember; there are plenty of areas along these rides where there is no cell service).

The Routes

Go Questing!

Questing is a place-based education model of creating and exchanging treasure hunts in order to collect and share your community’s distinct natural and cultural heritage — your special places and stories.

Follow the clues to the treasure box.
Inside the treasure box, you will discover more information about the site, a rubber stamp, stamp pad, a sign-in field journal, and a pencil. Sign your name in the book, adding a few notes or a sketch from your walk, and collect an impression of the stamp as a memento of your journey. Then, carefully re-hide the box exactly where you found it.

If you plan to go on more than one quest, you may wish to create your own “passport book” or field journal into which you will collect your stamp impressions.

You may also wish to create your own personal stamp so that you can leave your mark in each quest’s logbook.

If you are using one of the quests found online, simply print out the clues and the map and take it along with you, otherwise bring your quest book.

Just like any outdoor activity, be prepared for changes in the weather! It is important to bring a good map. Also bring a compass, a water bottle, snacks, and wear comfortable shoes. It’s always a good idea to carry a first aid kit if you will be out in the woods. 

Do consider bringing along a field guide to local plants and animals, binoculars and a hand lens for magnification, and your passport book/field journal and personal stamp.

Valley Quest is always looking volunteers to be box monitors and quest testers. Each quest treasure box is checked on a regular basis during the questing season by a volunteer box monitor. These generous, fun-loving people help keep the Valley Quest program alive and running smoothly. If you are interested in becoming a box monitor for a quest in your town, please let us know!

The Valley Quest Google Map



LOH on Location ONLINE Shows Tuesdays at 6 p.m.

June 22
Eugene Friesen, cello Register

Friday, August 13-Sunday, August 15

Lebanon Opera House proudly presents the FREE Nexus Music & Arts Festival in and around Colburn Park, extending to the pedestrian mall and the revitalized rail trail tunnel. Outdoor performances from regional touring artists, LOH’s community arts partners, and student-artists will be featured alongside displays of public art and al fresco dining—flashes of creativity and community at every turn. Necessarily, planning is being done with public health measures in mind.

Please consider a tax-deductible gift in support of Nexus
Thanks to the Osgood-Hilles Charitable Trust, your contribution can have twice the impact! LOH has been challenged to raise $10,000 by May 31 and the Trust will match it dollar-for-dollar.
Support Nexus

Lake Sunapee Musical Dinner Cruise with Opera North
Sunday, July 11, 6 pm Sunapee Cruises, 1 Lake Ave, Sunapee, NH

Music of the Knights
Saturday, July 31 7 p.m. 
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sir Elton John, and Sir Paul McCartney have a lot in common. They are all British-born, they each have an Academy Award and multiple Grammys and they have all been knighted by Her Majesty, the Queen. They are also three of the most successful songwriters of all time, with careers that span decades. From Broadway to the top of the pop charts, these three musical geniuses have created an incredible legacy. Their work is assembled in a theatrical concert that will have you on your feet and singing along to the soundtrack of your lives.

Havana Nights
Dates: July 16 – 7pm, Saturday, July 17 – 2pm, Saturday, July 17 – 7pm, Sunday, July 18 – 2pm
Opera North brings high-flying circus artistry and vocal virtuosity together again under the Big Top (with open sides). Pulsating Latin rhythms blend with circus acrobatics, juggling, and aerial work as Opera North’s Resident Artists bring sultry, sizzling, sensational favorites from Bizet, Lecuona, and Puccini to a joyous crescendo. Once again, the mash-up of song and circus promises to be a fun-filled family outing.

Extraordinary Women
Date: Saturday, July 24 – 7pm
This fusion of Baroque opera heroines showcases our Resident Artists in selections from operas by Purcell, Handel, Monteverdi, and Gluck. Presented in concert with semi-staging and small orchestra, considering this evening a highlight reel of great performances by strong, resilient, unforgettable women who persisted.

La Bohème
Dates: Wednesday, July 28, 7pm; Friday, July 30, 7pm; Sunday, August 1, 2pm
This exquisite story of love and loss sung through Giacomo Puccini’s exquisite, romantic opera lives on in an intimate new production. Under Opera North’s heaven of stars, accompanied by the lush sound of a full orchestra, the coquettish Mimi finds her true love (Rodolfo) while waltzing her way through the beguiling joys of a young romance. Savor “la vie en rose” with the rakish Bohemians of Paris and some of the most beautiful music ever written for the stage. Sung in English, this familiar story endures as a beloved classic.

Pick Now

Pentangle Arts Presents
Music By The River

Friday evenings 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Lawn opens at 5:30 pm
East End Park
217 Maxham Meadow Way
Woodstock, VT 05091

Pentangle Arts is pleased to present our annual Music by the River series of outdoor concerts in July and August. This popular concert series features renowned regional artists whose talents will be showcased in the newly renovated East End Park. Truly a magical setting, this outdoor amphitheater showcases a view of the Ottauquechee River. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of a cadre of volunteers, the East End Park features a beautiful riverfront setting and adjacent hiking trail that serves as an inspiration for repurposing land in a thoughtful, innovative way. The relaxed setting is perfect for music lovers of all ages to come together for a happy summer evening of music, food and friends.

Patrons are required to wear masks and observe social distancing. Masks may be removed for eating and drinking. Guests may bring their own picnics to enjoy or purchase food and beverages from the Worthy Kitchen.

Limited on site parking; guests are encouraged to car-pool when convenient to save parking space. Additional parking is available at the Woodstock Food Shelf and the Ottauquechee Health Center.

Food and beverages provided by:

Worthy Logo

Paul Asbell Quartet ft. Michael Zsoldos (Americana Folk Jazz) – July 2, 2021

Interplay Jazz (Cool Jazz) – July 9, 2021

Ben Patton Band (Pop Alt Rock) – July 16, 2021

A2VT (African/Western Hip Hop) – July 23, 2021

Myra Flynn & Paul Boffa (Indie Soul) – July 30, 2021

Marcie Hernandez (Latin Indie Folk) – August 6, 2021

Barika (West African Groove) – August 13, 2021

Jay Nash (Folk Jazz) – August 20, 2021

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.

Cooking Classes

Mexican Culinary Experience Online Classes

¡Buen Provecho!  with Laura y Cecilia

Sunday, June 13 – Tlacoyos de Frijol “con todo” – A Mexican classic with prehispanic origins. Corn masa patties, stuffed with beans, topped "with everything" (10:30am EDT)
Saturday, June 26 – Mole Verde con la Cosecha de Primavera – Spring Harvest Green "Mole". Served over pork. (Pork can be substituted for another protein or vegetables.) (5:30pm EDT)

Saturday, July 10 – Pescado con Calabacitas. Y Chiles en Escabeche – Fish with zucchini and summer squash. Plus marinated jalapeños, cauliflower, carrots, zucchini, and garlic (5:30pm EDT)

Sunday, July 18 – Molletes con Pico de Gallo. Y Café de Olla – Classic Mexican comfort food to enjoy for breakfast or dinner: Baguette topped with refried beans and melted cheese, served with fresh sauce made from diced tomatoes, cilantro, jalapeños, and onion. And traditional Mexican coffee prepared with cinnamon, piloncillo, and cloves (10:30am EDT)

Saturday, July 31 – Tortas de Coliflor. Y Arroz a la Jardinera – Cauliflower pancakes in fresh tomato sauce. And garden rice, made with fresh carrots, peas, and corn (5:30pm EDT)

Saturday, August 7 – Gorditas de Picadillo. Y Salsa Verde y Salsa Roja – Thick pockets of corn masa, stuffed with ground beef, carrots, onions, peas and potatoes. And Mexican green and red sauces made from seasonal vegetables (5:30pm EDT)

Saturday, August 21 – Sopa de Milpa. Y Flor de Calabaza Rellena de Queso de Cabra – Soup made from corn, zucchini, poblano peppers, zucchini blossoms, and epazote. And zucchini blossoms stuffed with goat cheese. (We are planning this session in collaboration with farmers in the Upper Valley (NH/VT). If the zucchini blossoms are not available (either from these farmers or in gardens you may have access to), we will substitute another delicious dish featuring late summer ingredients) (5:30pm EDT)

Saturday, August 28 – ¡Esquites! (dos estilos) – Back by popular demand, Mexican Street Corn. This time, we will prepare it two ways: Boiled and Fried (5:30pm EDT)

Dance Class

Free Intro to Belly Dance Outdoors and/or Online
June 14 – 17
Led by Gina Capossela

ZOOM - Monday, June 14, 6 pm – Free Intro to Belly Dance on Zoom

OUTDOORS - Tuesday, June 15, 7:15 pm – Free Intro to Belly Dance at Sachem Field

OUTDOORS - Thursday, June 17, 5:45 pm - Free Intro to Belly Dance at Sachem Field

Sponsored by the Lebanon and Hartford Recreation Departments.

Your choice – online or in-person! Learn some basic moves - and a whole dance - for free. Within one hour you'll be a Belly Dancer, All shapes, sizes, ages (8+) and ability levels welcome and encouraged.
No previous dance experience or special clothing required.
More info at

Yoga Class

Whole Roasted Tro

Within Reach Yoga Under the Trees

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore 
In-person, Tuesday mornings at 9:30am beginning June 8 
Weathersfield Center Meeting House

If it's nice out,  practice may be outside, but generally practice will be inside with windows open for fresh air. There may be other pop-up classes so keep your eye on the Within Reach Yoga facebook page, website or your email.

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

Bike Rides

Community rides every other Thursday
Take out your own bike or one of Hanover Adventure Tours bikes for exciting routes created by them. Come by HAT from 4- 6 pm and meet adventurers like yourself on this self-guided experience!

JUNE 3rd - NATIVE RIDE: 17.5 miles

The Native ride explores the backroads of Vermont with farmlands, covered bridges, the union village dam, and the Ompompanoosac river.

JUNE 17th - CREAMERY LOOP 19.2 miles

The Creamery Loop takes the backroads of Norwich with mountainous views to our favorite farm, Norwich Creamery for a sweet treat.

JUNE 31st - RIVER RIDE 21.2 miles

Time to take a ride along the beautiful Connecticut River while crossing bridges and discovering the majestic birds nested along the way.
 More info visit HAT Community Rides Or check out their other bike tours


Vermont Online Workshops

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

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. 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-11:30 a.m. -8 p.m. CLOSED MONDAYS (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, Check Out the AAA map of Travel Restrictions?

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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