Weathersfield Weekly Blog, July 19 edition

Between the raindrops last week, there were a few breaks with sunshine; humans weren't the only creatures happy with some sun.

Outdoor activities were a bit limited last week so no paddle report or bike report but we did get out for a few road walks (wood's trails are too muddy).
There are a few nice roadside flowers waiting to be found if you look hard enough.

Pointed-leaved Tick-Trefoil

Wild Hydrangea

News You Can Use 

GMP reports Power Outage in Weathersfield, 818 affected

Green Mountain Power (GMP) is reporting a power outage on Maple Street affecting 1449 customers in 3 towns.
Hartland--1 Customers
Weathersfield --818 Customers
Windsor --630 Customers

GMP is currently assessing this outage to determine an estimated restoration time.

Rain Didn't Stop the Daylight in Vermont 25 or 50 mile Horse Ride 

The Vermont Endurance Ride, part of the Vermont 100 Endurance Ride or Run that usually happens the third weekend of July, hosted their Daylight in Vermont Ride: The COVID Edition this past weekend. The ride proceeds benefited Vermont Adaptive.

The Vermont 100 Race (VT100) was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic for the second year in a  row. While the VT100 runners were running their 100 miles elsewhere around the country, the horse ride organizers decided to host a 25 or 50 mile ride on trails associated with their rides held during the Vermont 100. Typically the VT100 endurance horse rides are 50, 75 or 100 miles long and about 75 horse and riders sign up for these races.

The Daylight in Vermont: The COVID Edition allowed horse and ride to experience the trails associated with the Vermont 100 and for the first time giving the 50 mile riders a chance to see the 50 mile course during daylight hours-albeit cloudy and rainy hours. The course consisted of gravel roads, class 4 roads and wooded trails.

The race organizers made COVID-19 vaccination mandatory so riders and volunteers wouldn't have to worry about mask wearing during the 12 hour race, protecting the veterinarians, volunteers, riders and their crews and the race community.

About 25 horse and riders teams registered for each ride. The 50 mile ride started at 6:30 a.m. and the 25 mile ride opened at 9:30 a.m.. The course began and ended at Silver Hill Farm in West Windsor.

More information about the Vermont 100 Ride visit:
More information about the Vermont 100 Run visit:

To view some of my photos from past races: CLICK HERE

School Supply Drive for WSESU, Donate Now until August 13th.

Children will be returning to school soon. Across our WSESU towns of Hartland, Weathersfield, Windsor, and West Windsor, hundreds of children qualify for free and reduced price school lunch. Their families will struggle to pay for much needed school supplies.

Old South Church, Mt. Ascutney Hospital, and Sled Dog Disco -- a Windsor-based group focused on building developmental assets in youth -- are hosting a school supply drive on behalf of WSESU. 

Their goal is to raise $3,500 to purchase supplies for all 347 WSESU children who qualify for free or reduced price school lunch.

The schools have created their supply lists, now your help is needed to raise the funds to purchase them.

A donation of $10 will cover supplies for one Elementary School student

A donation of $16 will cover supplies for one Middle School student

A donation of $22 will cover supplies for one High School student

Donations in any amount are welcome.
Please make checks payable to “Old South Church” and put “School Supply Drive” on the memo line. 
Checks should be mailed to:
School Supply Drive
c/o Mascoma Savings Bank
105 Main Street
Windsor, VT 05089

Please donate by August 13th

Town of Weathersfield

Town Clerk's Office Closed July 19-July 26

The Weathersfield Town Clerk's Office will be closed Monday, July 19 through Monday July 26 and Thursday, August 5. Please plan accordingly.

Weathersfield Police Blotter 

On 07/15/2021 at approximately 1512 hours Officers assisted members of Probation & Parole with a check on two subjects on Maple Street. Joshua Sargent was found to be in violation of his Conditions of Release and was charged with Violation of Conditions of Release to appear in court on 09/14/2021. Probation & Parole then took custody of Joshua.

On 07/13/2021 at approximately 1700 hours, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Route 5 near the town offices.  K9 AJ conducted a sniff of the vehicle and alerted to the odor of narcotics. The female operator of the vehicle was found to be in possession of heroin. She was arrested and charged with Possession of Heroin and DUI. She was processed and issued a citation to appear in court on 08/03/2021.

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 6:30 p.m.
July 19 Agenda
August 2, 16 

Meeting Minutes
July 13 (set tax rate) at press time the minutes were not posted to the website.
July 6  The website says July 19 minutes but they appear to be the minutes from July 6th.
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

Valley Improv has announced their first LIVE in-person show.

Saturday, July 24, at 2pm
Parking: Kilowatt Park Boat Ramp (feel free to park in the driveway if you would have a hard time walking 1000ft)
Show address: 208 Passumpsic Avenue, Wilder, VT
Tickets: free! but reservation required
Rain Date: Sunday, July 25

The show will be outdoors, masked, and socially distant. See our Covid protocols for more information:

WRJ Pride Week Parade July 24 Noon-3 PM-July 25

White River Pride is hosting a weekend of events in the WRJ area.
Event Details:

WRJ Pride Parade: Gather at the Main Street Museum starting at 11am to listen to a special set featuring queer artists on 93.9FM and decorate your car/ bike/ self

PARADE AT NOON throughout downtown WRJ

Register for the parade here:

Tabling, music, refreshments 1-3pm in and outside the Main Street Museum

The Main Street MUSEUM is the fiscal sponsor of WRJ Pride: Please direct your donations to the Main Street MUSEUM and note "Wrj pride" in the comments/memo!

Contact us at with questions or to participate!

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 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

Ascutney Outdoors Events

Ascutney Outdoors, located at 449 Ski Tow RD, Mount Ascutney Ski Area, Brownsville VT 05037, is hosting a number of events this summer. 

Check them out:

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - August 1 @ 3:00 pm

August 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

August 27 @ 8:00 am - August 29 @ 5:00 pm

September 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

September 23 @ 8:00 am - September 26 @ 5:00 pm

Brownsville Butcher and Pantry Curbside Cookouts

Brownsville Butcher and Pantry are bringing back their parking lot cookouts. They will be cooking outside every other Friday night.

On these Fridays, the parking lot will be roped off, live music is brought in, draft beer is being brought out, and they're cooking up some tasty summer bites.

Here’s how it works:
At 3PM, their café closes for regular service so they can prepare for the cookout.
Service starts at 5PM outside! Live music starts around this time as well.
No reservations are required, and call-ins aren’t accepted - just come on by.
The whole parking lot is available, as well as the lawn, so feel free to bring a blanket or some chairs.

The schedule has been created, and - weather permitting - they’ll be doing a cookout on the following Friday nights:
July 30
August 13
August 27
September 10
September 24
October 1

Check their website for the Friday night cookout menus:

More info:
871 VT 44 Brownsville, Vermont 05037
(802) 546-2900 |
Store/Café: 7AM - 7PM, Tuesday - Sunday

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.

Shamrock Shuffle-July 31

Lebanon Recreation and Parks 20th Annual
5K Road Race & 1 Mile Fun Run
A benefit for park development & enhancements, special projects, and adult & youth programs.

Saturday, July 31, 2021
8:00 a.m. 1 Mile Fun Run
9:00 a.m. 5K Race

Bib Pick Up: Friday July 30. 6:00 to 8:00 pm Colburn Park Bandstand; or race day at least 20 minutes before the start. Yes, you may pick up for family and friends with their permission.

Race Location: Start & Finish at Colburn Park. 51 N. Park St, Lebanon, NH 03766

Behind City Hall and designated spaces on area streets.

Under the Tree 5K and 10 K Road Race-August 21

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 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 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 23-Jesse Peters/The Lazy Cow Vermont-ice cream truck

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

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:

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

Hartland Recreation Summer Sundays Concert Series 5 p.m.

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

July 25- Carlos Ocasio

August 1 The Gully Boys

August 8 Jim Yeager

August 15 Still Hill


Magic Mountain Londonderry VT, August 7, 2021 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 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

Roseanne Cash-Friday, November 12, 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

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!
Most COVID-19 Restrictions have been lifted.
(Masking and Physical Distancing "Encouraged") 

17% 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

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
COVID-19 vaccinations:
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: 
Or call 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.

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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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