Weathersfield Weekly Blog, July 12 edition

Loon adult with chick, Lake Ninevah, Mount Holly VT

Paddle Report

On Wednesday, July 7, the Hump Day Paddlers visited Lake Ninevah in Mount Holly, VT. The lake offers great mountain views including Saltash and Okemo/Jackson Gore Mountains.

It's a great place to paddle board, kayak, canoe or fish in a small boat. There is a "greeter" so make sure your boat is clean before arriving so you don't contaminate the lake with water-born invasives. 

The resident loon family was out and about swimming, diving and feeding their chick.

We also saw some interesting plant life.
American Bur-Reed

Bog cranberry

Pogonia ophioglossoides, the snakemouth orchid or rose pogonia.

My friend Michelle and I did a late afternoon paddle on Saturday on Knapp Pond II. When we got there, there were only two other paddlers but they left soon after we got on the water.

We saw a Great Blue Heron.

A very friendly beaver.

And a lone loon. In late May there was a loon pair on Knapp Pond I. They were observed building two nests there but when I visited the pond on June 21, the pair was gone and the nest appeared to be abandoned.
Hopefully, this loon will return next year with a mate and try again to build a nest. It would be so great to see a loon chick on Knapp Pond.

There were also a lot of Canada Geese. Watch where you step in the parking lot and grass near the pond. The geese pretty much "go" wherever they please.

More photos: CLICK HERE

News You Can Use 

Vermont parents will begin receiving checks from the IRS THIS week

VT Digger reports that on July 15, most Vermont parents will begin to receive a new monthly payment from the federal government, as part of the Covid-19 relief signed into law in March.

This new monthly payment system is a revision to the existing child tax credit, which was first enacted in 1997. Usually, parents have received a lump sum in their spring tax returns.

The per-child credit was previously scaled on a bell curve, dependent on household income, with lowest-income and highest-income families receiving the smallest returns. Until this year, the maximum credit was $2,000 per child.

The American Rescue Plan, which President Joe Biden signed into law in March, changed this law in a couple of ways. It increased and standardized the amount — to $3,600 for every child under the age of 6 and $3,000 for each child between ages 6 and 17.


Vermont Welcomes Back its Amtrak Trains on July 19 with $1 Fares and Celebratory Events

Amtrak and the Vermont Agency of Transportation welcome back Vermont’s beloved Amtrak trains – the Vermonter and the Ethan Allen Express – for full service beginning on July 19. Celebratory events will be held 45 minutes before the trains are scheduled to arrive at all stations in Vermont. To complement these events, $1 fares are being offered for travel on July 19 within Vermont so that attendees can cap off their participation with an Amtrak train ride.

The celebratory events kick off at 7:30 a.m. at the Rutland Station to celebrate the return of the Ethan Allen Express and at 8:30 a.m. at the St. Albans Station to celebrate the return of the Vermonter.

VTrans will offer return shuttle service from the Castleton station to Rutland for Ethan Allen Express passengers and from the Montpelier and Brattleboro stations for Vermonter passengers. Shuttle service will also be offered from Castleton to Rutland in advance of the Rutland event and from Brattleboro to Bellows Falls in advance of the Bellows Falls event. Shuttle service is limited. Reserve your seat today.

Please visit for train schedules and look for local announcements concerning the events.
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  • Other restrictions may apply.

Biden appoints Scott to bipartisan council on national security, disaster response

VT Digger is reporting that President Joe Biden has appointed Vermont Gov. Phil Scott to a two-year term on the Council of Governors, a group of 10 state executives that works with the U.S. president on matters relating to national security, disaster response and recovery and the National Guard.

As Scott has been praised for how he has led Vermont through the coronavirus pandemic, the White House announced Thursday that the Republican will join the governors of Delaware, Louisiana, Michigan, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming, Ohio, Minnesota and Tennessee on the 10-member council.

Cooperation between the states and the federal government is “critical” as the U.S. faces new challenges — which range from “extreme weather to domestic and international terrorism to a global pandemic,” according to the White House.

“The Council of Governors will closely coordinate with the Biden-Harris Administration to bolster preparedness, resilience and response on behalf of all Americans in times of need,” the White House announced.

Scott, in a statement Thursday evening, said Biden has stressed the importance of bipartisan partnership and considering different perspectives to “move America forward.”

Town of Weathersfield

Special Select Board Meeting July 13, 2021 6:30 p.m.

Tax rates to be set by the Select Board
1. Call to Order 
2. Comments from Selectboard Members, Town Manager, and Residents on Topics not on the Agenda 3. Set FY2022 Municipal Tax Rate 
4. Set FY2022 Quarterly Tax Due Dates 
5. Any other Business 
6. Adjourn

Weathersfield Police Blotter 

July 05, 2021
Reservoir Road/Wellwood Orchard Road
Careless and Negligent Operation - Attempting to Elude
Offender: Cyrus Salo
On this date while on patrol a vehicle was observed allegedly speeding on Reservoir Road. Officer activated their emergency lights and turned around on the vehicle. The vehicle sped off at a high rate of speed forcing vehicle to pull off the shoulder of the roadway. Officers were able to catch up to the vehicle as it turned onto Wellwood Orchard Road where the vehicle came to rest.
The operator was cited into court at a later date.

On 07/01/2021 at approximately 1120 hours Officers made contact with Heather West at a residence on Little Ascutney Road. On 06/29/2021, Heather was involved in a traffic stop where she gave fake information to officers. After an investigation, Heather was issued a citation for False Information to Law Enforcement to appear in court at a later date.

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
August 2, 16 

Meeting Minutes
July 6 at press time the July 6th minutes were not posted in violation of the *Vermont Open Meeting Law
April 19
April 5February 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.

Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield

Entertainment, Get Outdoors, Classes, Workshops

2021 Green Mountain Aerobatic Contest-Hartness Airport
July 16 8 a.m.-July 18 5 p.m.

The Green Mountain Aerobatic Contest will run from July 16 through July 18, 2021. It will again be located at Hartness State Airport (KVSF) in
Weathersfield/Springfield, VT. 

If you live near the airport, prepare for lots of "buzzing' this coming weekend.

Weathersfield Proctor Library Summer Reading

Summer Reading 2021-Tails and Tales in Full Swing

For ages 0-12
Read 10+ books. Keep track of your reading and bring your list to the librarian. Receive a summer reading certificate. Choose a prize by August 7. Add a ticket to the kids’ drawing for every book you read by August 7.

For ages 13+
Add a ticket to the drawing for the first 3 books you read and for every book after that through August 7.

Drawings for prizes will take place on August 7. You do not need to be present to win.

Story Time and Crafts
Ages 2-5 Wednesdays at 10:30
Ages 6+ Saturdays at 10:30

Call or email for more info: Phone (802) 674-2863

Outdoor Activities

9th Annual Weathersfield Hikes

Please call or email Steve if you plan to attend any of the hikes so he can send you directions and weather updates. Weathersfield Hikes for 2021 are being hosted by Weathersfield Parks and RecreationYou can view the schedule HERE. You will need to contact Steve to attend any of the hikes-DO NOT JUST SHOW UP

Saturday, July 17th, 2:00 PM: The Ancient Hemlocks

Saturday, July 31st, 9:00 AM: A Felchville Forest Walk

Saturday, August 14th, 9:00 AM: Little Ascutney

Saturday, August 28th, meet at Downers’ at 9:00 AM: Mt. Tom

Saturday, September 4th, 4:00 PM: “Up on the Hill” on conserved land near Charlestown

Sunday, September 19th, 4:00 PM: Ferry Road and the Connecticut River

Saturday, September 25th 9:00 AM: Windmill Hill, the Pinnacle

Saturday, October 2nd, 8:00 AM: Ascutney Mountain

Saturday, October 9th, 9:30 AM: Cooks Pond Loop

For more info call or email Steve, the hike organizer, at 263-5439, or EMAIL him. 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

Farmers Markets Are Open

Vital Communities has posted a listing of Upper Valley Farmers Markets.

Under the Tree 5K and 10 K Road Race

Saturday August, 21, 2021 9 AM
Hartland Recreation Center, State Route 12 Hartland VT.
Hosted by the Hartland Community Project
Flat fast 5k and challenging but reward 10k.
Link to sign up:
All race proceeds go to the Hartland Community Project General Fund

Music in the Air...

The Windsor Exchange CSA pick up and Music Wednesdays 5:30 p.m.

30 Depot Ave, Windsor VT Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

July 14-Michael McNaughton

July 21-TBA

July 28-Ali T

Lebanon NH Recreation, Arts and Parks-Front Porch Concert Series Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

Shana Stack, 2015 show

Colburn Park located across from Lebanon City Hall at 51 N. Park St., Lebanon, NH. 7 p.m.
(Rain Location-First Congregational Church at 10 South Park Street Lebanon, NH.)

July 15 - Brooks Hubbard, Folk/Americana

July 22 - House of Hamil, Celtic/Folk

July 29 - Jah Spirit, Reggae

August 5 - Damn Tall Buildings, Folk

August 12 - Boogaloo Swamis, Zydeco

August 19 - Mystery Performer

August 26 - Summer Celebration with The Conniption Fits on the Lebanon Mall

Photos from previous Front Porch Shows: CLICK HERE

Weathersfield Summer Evening Music Series Fridays 6 p.m.

Hoisington Field 1800 VT-106
Perkinsville, VT 6-8 PM
Hosted by Weathersfield Rec and Bill Brink.

July 16-Josh Hall

July 23-Jesse Peters

July 30-Jordan Oaks

August 6-The MilkHouse Heaters

August 13-Ella Atkinson and Ethan Shipulski

August 20-AliT

August 27-Rik Palieri

September 3-Dan and Faith Senie

September 10-Matt Merserve

September 17-Jake McLaughlin

September 24-TBD

Donations may be made by checks made out to: The Town of Weathersfield  and include a note specifying Summer Music Series donation. Town of Weathersfield at Martin Memorial Hall, 5259 US Route 5, PO BOX 550, Ascutney, VT 05030.

For additional payment questions people may contact the office at (802) 674-2626.

For more information about the event, including the concert schedule and performers, visit the Weathersfield Summer Music Series Facebook page or

Jackson Gore Summer Music Series August Fridays 6-9 p.m.

The Jackson Gore Inn at Okemo Mountain
111 Jackson Gore Road, Ludlow, VT 6-9 p.m.

The Jackson Gore Summer Music Series is back. This summer's series of free lawn concerts will take place every Friday evening through the month of August.

Once again, the Jackson Gore Courtyard will be the place to kick off your weekend, thanks in no small part to the support of William Raveis Real Estate - Vermont Properties Team.

They'll fire up the grill with all the usual offerings and Coleman Brook Tavern will be open for full-service dining - indoors and out. 

August 6 - Studio Two

August 13 - Cold Chocolate

August 20 - Deadgrass

August 27 - Myra Flynn

More Myra Flynn photos: CLICK HERE

Pentangle Arts Music By The River Fridays 6 p.m.

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

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 Kitchen:

Hartland Recreation Summer Sundays Concert Series 5 p.m.

Hartland Rec. Center, State Route 12, Hartland, VT Sundays, 5 PM

July 18-Ali T

July 25- Carlos Ocasio

August 1 The Gully Boys

August 8 Jim Yeager

August 15 Still Hill

Magic Mountain Londonderry VT, August 7 4-10 PM

Live music at Magic Mountain and the Black Line Tavern…
Live performances by Ida Mae Spector and the Terrible Mountain String Band, Maple Run Band, Saints & Liars, Sarah King, and Western Terrestrials. 

A celebration of Green Mountain State’s legacy of traditional and original music, this concert offers everyone an opportunity to gather, celebrate, sing, and dance together again! This is a FREE show!

Food, brews and views will be served up! Outside Venue (inside on Tavern stage if it rains)

More info at

Lebanon Opera House
LOH In-Person Shows And Outdoor Nexus Festival

LOH and Kirschner Concerts-Richard Thompson, Aug. 25th
More photos of Richard Thompson: Click Here

Jason Lyle Black-Friday, Sept. 10 7:30 PM Tickets

Johnny A-Friday, Sept. 17 7:30 PM Tickets

Oshima Brothers-Thursday, Sept. 23 7:30 PM Tickets

Bela Fleck and the Flecktones 2022-Tuesday, April 5 2022 Tickets


Friday, August 13-Sunday, August 15

Katie Rundle, chalk artist noon-8 pm
Twisted Pine 5:30 PM
More Twisted Pine photos: CLICK HERE

Bitter Pill 7 PM
Eric Johanson 8 PM

More Talking Dreads photos: CLICK HERE

Kat Wright 5:30 PM

More Moondance photos: CLICK HERE

Opera and Theatre

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: Thursday Dress Rehearsal July 22 – 7pm
Saturday July 24-SOLD OUT
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.

Music of the Knights
SOLD-OUT Wait List Info
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.

NORTHERN STAGE-Courtyard Theatre

Barrette Center for the Arts
Courtyard Theatre
74 Gates Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
Box Office: (802) 296-7000

A Midsummer Night's Dream July 21-August 1
Statue of The Bard, Stratford upon Avon. 
More photos: CLICK HERE

Summer Shakespeare Intensive
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Eric Love
$25 Adults $19 for Students

Million Dollar Quarter August 11-September 12

Book by Colin Escott & Floyd Mutrux
Original Concept and Direction by Floyd Mutrux
Inspired by Elvis Ppresely, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, & Carl Perkins
Directed by Carol Dunne and Kyle Brand
$45 Adults, $19 for Students

Museums and Galleries

Rev. Dan Foster House Open Saturdays and Sundays

The Weathersfield Historical Society announced the reopening of the Rev. Dan Foster House after a year of closure due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The museum is located 2656 Weathersfield Center Road, Weathersfield, VT.
The museum will be open July 3-September 5, 2021
Saturdays and Sundays -- 9 am to 12 noon
Mondays -- 12 noon to 4 pm

Admission is free, donations are accepted. For more information, please contact

Follow the Historical Society on their Facebook Page

Hall Art Foundation Opens for Saturday and Sunday

Hall Art Foundation in Reading, VT is now open for visitors to enjoy their exhibitions, grounds and new café with food provided by the Brownsville Butcher & Pantry.

Open Saturdays and Sundays
11am – 4pm (Entry Times: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm. Closed at 4pm)
Self-guided visits
Admission: $10 pp
Advance reservations are not required, but capacity is limited so you are encouraged to book ahead to secure your spot
544 VT Route 106, Reading, 05062.

On view: “Deep Blue” a group exhibition curated by Katherine Bradford; “Katherine Bradford: Philosophers’ Clambake”; Terry Ekasala and “English Sculpture in Vermont”. Visit their website for more info:

All guests have access to their café where refreshments including sandwiches, salads, baked goods, snacks, bottled beverages and coffee are available for purchase provided by the Brownsville Butcher & Pantry.

Founded in 2007, the Hall Art Foundation makes available postwar and contemporary art works from its own collection and that of Andrew and Christine Hall for the enjoyment and education of the public. 

In Reading, their campus of converted galleries, situated on a former dairy farm, consists of a 19th-century stone farmhouse, three barns, as well as a reception center and café. 

Their property’s 5 historic buildings make up approximately 6,000 sq. feet of museum-quality exhibition space. The farmhouse and barns sit next to a waterfall on a tributary of the Black River, and are surrounded by approximately 400 acres of pastures, hayfields and extensive woodland. 

Outdoor sculptures by world-renown artists are installed throughout the grounds. Rotating, temporary exhibitions of contemporary art are held seasonally, from May through November.

Cooking Classes

Mexican Culinary Experience Online Classes

¡Buen Provecho!  with Laura y Cecilia

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)


Whole Roasted Tro

Within Reach Yoga At The Weathersfield Center Church

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore
In-person, Tuesday mornings at 9-10 am
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).


Okinawan Karate Classes for Adults the Weathersfield Center Church

Mondays, beginning July 19 at 7 p.m.

Hank Kudlinski will be teaching traditional Okinawan Karate classes for adults, free of charge at the Weathersfield Center Church. 
Hank has decades of experience teaching at all levels. Questions email him:

Workshops Online


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 (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.

COVID-19 in Our Communities


Vermont is Fully Open

As of June 14, 2021, more than 80% of eligible Vermonters have received at least the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and Governor Phil Scott has authorized the move to Step 4 of the Vermont Forward Plan, lifting business, gathering, and travel related restrictions, nearly two weeks ahead of schedule.
Most COVID-19 Restrictions have been lifted.
(Masking and Physical Distancing "Encouraged") 

18% of Eligible Vermonters Still NOT Vaccinated 

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.

State Resources and COVID-19 Response Information

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:
Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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

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