Weathersfield Weekly Blog, October 11 edition

Fall Foliage in Weathersfield VT
Nearing Peak

Happy Monday! Whether you are celebrating Columbus Day, Indigenous People Day, Marathon Monday, Game 4 of the Red Sox/Rays ALDS or just plain Monday, good morning.

News You Can Use 

Pfizer Boosters Available for Eligible Vermonters

In Vermont, you are now eligible to get a booster shot of Pfizer vaccine if you received your second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine six months ago or more, and  
  • are age 65 or older, or
  • are age 18 or older with certain medical conditions that put you at high risk of getting severely ill with COVID-19, or 
  • are age 18 or older and are more likely to be exposed to or spread COVID because of where you work, or 
  • are age 18 or older and are Black, Indigenous or a person of color (BIPOC), or 
  • are age 18 or older and live with someone who is BIPOC.

Getting your booster shot is FREE and easy! Visit for more information, and to find a location that offers the Pfizer vaccine near you.

To register through the Health Department website:
Click the “make an appointment” button.
Log in to your account. Have the information you need to log in ready.
If you are eligible by work or medical conditions, you may need to update your details in the registration system before making an appointment. Go to the Dependent/Household/Client tab and click the UPDATE DETAILS button.
Proceed with making your appointment.

If you have not previously been vaccinated through the state registration system, need assistance or speak a language other than English, call 855-722-7878.

You will not need to show proof that you’re eligible or have to be a Vermont resident, but please bring your vaccination card. You must have an appointment for the vaccine clinic.

Health officials are also reminding Vermonters that it’s time to get your annual flu vaccine, and that there is no waiting period between getting a COVID-19 booster and getting your flu shot.

COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective, and a booster dose gives your body extra protection. This is especially important as the world continues to face the Delta variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. Moderna and Johnson and Johnson boosters have not yet been authorized by the CDC, and we will keep Vermonters up to date as we await guidance.

Events Announced 

HIKE-Panther Cave Hike
October 16, 2021 2 p.m.
Meet at Villagers Rte 106/131 in Perkinsville

The Weathersfield Historical Society will sponsor a walk to the Panther Cave in Perkinsville at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 16. It will be led by Amanda Gustin, Public Program Manager of the Vermont Historical Society.

Park at Villagers, at Routes 131 and 106, and carpool to the parking for the walk to the Panther cave.

CONCERT-ShrapKnel / Mister Burns / Teece Luvv
The Windsor Exchange has announced a FREE show this Friday at their 30 Depot St. Venue in Windsor, VT. Showtime 8 p.m. Follow the event on their Facebook Page.

OCTOBER FEST-Beer Fest at Brownsville Butcher and Pantry Oct. 16 4-7 PM

This Saturday, October 16th the Brownsville Butcher and Pantry and Upper Pass brewery are join forces to give you an Oktoberfest-meets-Curbside experience of the season.

With steins coming out, marzens getting made, and pretzels on the menu, they wanted to do something they reached out to some friends. They've partnered up with one of their favorite breweries - Upper Pass - to create a BB&P culinary experience in a can: The Pretzel Porter.

Peter hand rolled 30lbs of Everything Pretzels and they hauled them to Upper Pass' home base brewery in Tunbridge to use for this fall-themed collaboration.

This beer will debut at the Butcher & Pantry for an afternoon of fun and celebration. BBAP be closing off the parking lot to make room for their beer tent (taken over by Upper Pass!) and live music by JuJu, and BBAP's takes on Polish and Bavarian classics will be served out of the café.

More info visit their Events Page

Creepy Hollow Yard Haunt & Haunt Trail
1571 Gravelin Road, Weathersfield
October 31 5:30- 10:00 pm

Julie Pawlikowski posted on Facebook last week that the Creepy Hollow Yard Haunt and Haunt Trial will be happening this year. Great news for fans of the spectacular event.

Town of Weathersfield

Weathersfield Police Blotter 

Select Board

All regular meetings are broadcasted live on Comcast channel 1087, VTEL Channel 161, and on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

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.
October 18
November 1, 15
December 6, 20

Meeting Minutes
July 19 (posted on Monday, July 26 at 8:22 a.m. in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law)
July 6  
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.

Weathersfield School

COVID-19 Plan for School Year

The plan for returning students has been posted online for parents to review. LINK

Meetings at 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Meeting Agendas may be found HERE

October 12-AGENDA
November 9
December 14

Location: 135 Schoolhouse RD Ascutney

Meeting Minutes

Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

Dr. David Baker, Superintendent Update Welcome Back 

Proof of Vaccination: For students who are vaccine eligible (12 and up), if you have not provided your school nurse with proof of vaccination then please do so as soon as possible. We need to maintain complete student and staff records on vaccinations so that we can determine our percentage and begin to lift restrictions as we approach the 80% rate in each building. 

If you do not provide proof of vaccination, we will have to assume that your child is not vaccinated. The nurses tell me that the easiest way to provide proof is to simply Fax or Scan your card to them. 

We are also requiring that all visitors, including parents, have proof of vaccination if you have to enter for an appointment. Remember, all appointments have to be scheduled ahead of time with the school administrative assistant. If we can accomplish the business virtually, we would prefer that option for now.

School Nurses
Albert Bridge:

Masks: All persons need to wear a mask when entering the building or riding a bus. Weather permitting, schools will try to be outside with students as much as possible. There are no mask requirements outside as long as we can keep PODS separate and grade level separate.

Remember, masks need to be 2-ply if cloth and must sufficiently cover the nose and mouth. Our children did a great job with this last year. Remember, the mitigation for transmission goes in this order: first, if eligible, get a vaccine; second, stay home if you have symptoms; and third, wear a mask when indoors. Remember, our goal is to stay in person.

Hike Report

Discovery Trail
Ascutney Outdoors, Brownsville VT
October 6, 2021
The Hump Day Hikers decided to hike rather than paddle on Wednesday and they decided to visit the Discovery Trail at Ascutney Outdoors.

It's a fairly easy 1 mile loop with some great information panels along the way.

And should you get tired there a beautiful spot to rest and look up and enjoy the tree canopy.

More hike photos: CLICK HERE

And be sure to visit the antique Pirate Truck!

Weathersfield Hike
October 8, 2021

The weather has been extremely cooperative for us to get outside and enjoy the early season foliage. 

The leaves are starting to turn.

But what was really cool to see were all the different kinds of fungus among us!

More photos: CLICK HERE

Bike Report

Fall Foliage Bike Ride
Lebanon to Enfield, NH
October 10, 2021

A group of us got together to ride the Rail Trail on Sunday. Three were on e-bikes and two were just peddling.

We met in the CCBA parking lot in Lebanon NH and rode to the train station in Enfield (about 14 miles round trip).

Along the way we saw lots of Scare People (part of the Enfield Village Association Scarecrow Project)

These scarecrows are all around the town of Enfield-worth a ride to check them out.

The colors around Mascoma Lake were stunning.

More photos: CLICK HERE

Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield

Entertainment, Get Outdoors, Classes, Workshops

Trunk or Treat Event Oct. 30

The Weathersfield Proctor Library has announced a date for their TRUNK OR TREAT. The event will be held at Hoisington Field (1879 Schoolhouse in Perkinsville on Route 106) parking lot on October 30, 2021 3-5 p.m.

Vehicle set up opens at 2 p.m. Dress up, decorate your vehicle, brings the little ones for this fun, safe way to celebrate Halloween.

Anyone who would like to sponsor a vehicle may pick up a registration form at the Library or submit a REGISTRATION FORM from

Old Barns of Weathersfield-until Oct. 31
Lisa Curry Mair
The Inn at Weathersfield, Rte 106 Perkinsville

More photos: CLICK HERE

Read more about the Opening Reception-CLICK HERE

Outdoor Activities

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 

Music in the Air...

Nosferatu-Film Screening with Bob Merrill on piano Friday, October 15 7:30 p.m. Tickets

Silent Disco with Livemixkings In Colburn Park Saturday, October 16 9 p.m. Reserve your headphones

XANADU-Trumbull Hall Troupe Friday-Sunday November 5-7  Reservations

Roseanne Cash-Friday, November 12, 7:30 PM Tickets

Warren Miller's Winter Starts Now Sunday November 21 5 p.m. Tickets

The Hello Girls Lebanon HS Wet Paint Players December 3-5 SAU 88

Leo Kottke and Mike Gordon Monday, December 13 7:30 p.m. Tickets

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

Keystone Revisited 2022 Saturday, April 9 (rescheduled from October 2021) Tickets GA Orchestra and Reserved balcony seats.

COVID-19 Health and Safety rules in effect at LOH:

For entrance to all indoor Lebanon Opera House events, all patrons, staff, and volunteers must show a valid ID and proof of full vaccination – 14 days past their final vaccination shot – or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of the event. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from this policy.

Face coverings will be required for everyone, regardless of age or vaccination/testing status, at all times while inside the building per City of Lebanon requirements. Masks will be provided to any guests that request them.

Proof of vaccination can be in the form of your physical vaccine card or a photo/scan of your card. We do, however, recommend patrons use the safe and secure Bindle app that’s being adopted by other arts organizations throughout the region. Download “My Bindle” via the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

Although our general policy is “no refunds/no exchanges” unless the show is cancelled or rescheduled, we acknowledge that the “rules of engagement” are changing and you may be interested in seeking a refund. In those cases you will have options to get a credit for a future show or a refund. Please contact us at and we’ll be happy to assist you.



Whole Roasted Tro

Within Reach Yoga At The Weathersfield Center Church

at Weathersfield Center Meeting House
2579 Weathersfield Center Rd

No Tuesday Class this week-the Church boiler is being repaired.

*NEW* Vinyasa Flow Class
In-person, Monday evenings--5:30-6:30 p.m.

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore Class
In-person, Tuesday mornings--9-10 am

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 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:

Cooking Classes

Saturday, October 16 Enchiladas Michoacanas 5:30pm ET (USA)

Enchiladas Michoacanas, which hail from the central State of Michoacán are made with corn tortillas, stuffed with vegetables, dipped in red salsa and then fried, and served with Mexican fried chicken, which is not battered like it is in the U.S. (Note: Your stove may need a good cleaning after this recipe, but it’s well worth it.)

Saturday, November 6 Burritos de Chilorio in Homemade Flour Tortillas 5:30pm ET (USA)

Chilorio originates in the northern state of Sonora, where flour tortillas are more common than corn tortillas. It is made from shredded pork cooked in a delicious sauce of orange juice, chiles, and vinegar, and is typically served in flour burritos. Legend has it that the name burritos originates with a man who sold food in Chihuahua and transported it by burro (donkey). To keep it hot, he wrapped it in a flour tortilla and, with time, his creations became known as burritos.

Saturday, November 20 Guacamole, Tesmole & Candied Pumpkin 5:30pm ET (USA)

Tesmole is a chicken soup made with vegetables, guajillo chiles, and balls of corn masa. We will also make our favorite guacamole receipe to enjoy tonight as an appetizer and a candied pumpkin dessert to serve on next week’s Thanksgiving table.

Saturday, December 11 Pozole Verde (Green Pozole) 5:30pm ET (USA)

This variety of pozole (hearty soup made from hominy, pork and spices) originates in the State of Guerrero, and gets its color from tomatillos, cilantro, parsley, and epazote.

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

Bistro Midva Midva is open Wednesday-Saturday 4:30-9:30 p.m. (Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday) Call (802) 299-1553 or visit their FACEBOOK PAGE for more information.
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-CLOSED for the season due to staffing issues. They closed on Sunday, August 22nd.

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


Do it for Yourself, Your Family, Your Community

National Vaccine Progress

National Risk Levels

Vermont Vaccination and Case last week

State Resources and COVID-19 Response Information

COVID-19 in Our Communities

Weathersfield has 92 cumulative case of COVID-19 since March 2020. Up 9 cases since last week.

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.

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.

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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.