Weathersfield Weekly Blog, January 10, 2021 edition

The Mink Brook Trail in Hanover NH

Mink Brook Trail
Hanover, NH
January 5, 2022

The Hump Day Hikers/Paddlers hiked the Mink Brook Trail last Wednesday. It was pretty icy but we all used spikes and did just fine. The log bridge (above) is closed for the season-very slippery.

The parking area is located just off  Route 10 at Brook Rd. It's a dead end road with the lot on the right hand side at the end.

More Winter Adventure photos for the Kayak Krew: CLICK HERE

Next up for the Krew-Lunch at Harpoon in Windsor, VT in one of their heated huts.

New Year Luncheon-Kayak Krew
January 7, 2022

The Krew got together for a face to face luncheon at the Harpoon Brewery in Windsor, VT last Friday. We booked their newly opened larger hut for the lunch. It seats eight people comfortably and has standing room for more.

We started with a few brews, Catamount Porter for me. So good.

We ordered a few appetizers while we waited for some of the Krew to arrive. The fried pickles were a big hit and so were the fried tomatoes. 

There are fried tomatoes under those yummy greens.

For the mains, I went old school Fish and Chips and my friends Michelle and Trish ordered the Sweet Potato Burger. Both were excellent. (I can't remember what everyone else ordered but once the food arrived the hut got really quiet.)

As this was a New Year celebration we just couldn't pass up ordering dessert. 

The special was Vanilla Bean Salted Caramel Lava Cake with Goat Cheese Cream (OMG it was delicious!)

The food was excellent, the beer top notch local brews and the service was amazing. Cassandra was so patient with our group; we all arrived at different times but she kept smiling and kept bringing us our food and drink orders. She even took the group photo for us.

You can book a table through the OPEN TABLE app or call 802-674-5491 and reserve a hut for yourself and family and friends. The staff delivers your food to the door and you get to enjoy a private meal in your own clubhouse. 

The huts are available for 90 minutes but if you go at off times the staff lets you stay as long as you like-which the seven of us really appreciated as we had LOTS of catching up to do.

More photos: CLICK HERE

News You Can Use
ICYMI (In case You Missed It)

K-9 Officer AJ locates missing hiker in Weathersfield
Police located a missing 21-year-old hiker from New York in Weathersfield last week.

Authorities were notified that a woman had gone off of the Weathersfield Trail and reported lost at around 5:05 p.m. The dispatch team told police that the woman only had a cell phone as night approached. Officer Prince and K-9 AJ arrived on the scene and K-9 AJ began tracking from the base of the trail.

Police say about a quarter mile up the trail K-9 AJ began tracking off of the trail and up a steep ravine.

They continued to track around a half-mile off of the trail and located the woman. Police say the woman was uninjured.

Weathersfield PD was assisted by members of the Ascutney Fire Department and Golden Cross Ambulance Service.

New Bakery Opens in Weathersfield, January 12 7:30 a.m.

The Tasty Crumb would love to welcome you to the opening of their bakery in Weathersfield on Wednesday, January 12th. 

They will be open Wednesday through Saturday regular hours this week with a variety of goodies. . Check out their website and their Facebook page

Call us at (802) 674-4323 or email for more info.
5087 Route 5 in Ascutney

Mask Requirement for Town Buildings Extended

By Patrick Adrian and Layla Burke Hastings EAGLE TIMES STAFF reported:

A number of Vermont towns along the Connecticut River are differing on how to halt the transmission of COVID-19 as the omicron variant has led to an unprecedented upsurge in cases.

The town of Weathersfield aims to resume precautionary health and safety policies during the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, deciding this week to extend the requirement to mask inside town buildings and indicating that the annual town meeting will likely be held virtually again.

The Weathersfield Selectboard voted 3-2 on Monday to extend the current masking requirement in town buildings through Tuesday, Feb. 8, when the Selectboard is next scheduled to meet and review the policy.

“We are here for the public,” said Selector Paul Tiller (Tillman), who voted to extend the mandate. “If everyone in town came to me and said they don’t want a [mask mandate] then I would vote that way. But I am erring on the side of caution.”

Tiller, who backed the original town mandate passed in late November, believes he previously contracted the novel coronavirus during a visit with Town Manager Brandon Gulnick in Martin Memorial Hall. While it is unconfirmed which individual carried the virus first, both Gulnick and Tiller appeared to report experiencing viral symptoms at the same time following an interaction.

On Monday, Tiller (Tillman) reiterated his primary concerns about the virus being the “societal impacts,” because contracting it requires individuals to quarantine, which can trigger a loss of income and staffing shortages at places of employment.

Tiller, along with Chair David Fuller and Clerk Kelly O’Brien, voted in favor of extending the mandate.
Vice-chair Mike Todd and Selector Joseph Jarvis voted against the masking extension.

Vermont reports 2,188 Covid cases and near-record hospitalization figures

By Erin Petenko reporting for VT DIGGER

The Vermont Department of Health reported 2,188 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday (1,917 on Friday), the first time the state has reported more than 2,000 cases in a single day.

The latest data follows a trend of steep upward growth that began right before the new year. The state is now averaging more than 1,000 cases a day, compared with about 400 cases a day on Christmas, and about 750 cases a day on New Year’s Eve.

Vermont is not the only state to report a surge of the highly contagious Omicron variant. Cases have risen nearly 250% nationally over the past two weeks, according to The New York Times. Vermont’s have risen a more modest 111% by comparison, and it has the 19th-highest overall case rate.

Case data may be affected by changes in the way Vermonters are getting tested. With the rise of antigen tests, the Department of Health asks people to self-report the results, while PCR tests are automatically logged. About 18% of reported cases were “probable cases,” meaning that they were people with positive antigen tests who also have symptoms or case exposure.


FDA approves Pfizer booster shots for children ages 12 to 15

Children ages 12 to 15 could soon be eligible to receive a booster shot of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine after the federal Food and Drug Administration authorized the shots on Monday.

That decision could open the door for thousands of Vermont children to receive a third shot of the vaccine, once the Centers for Disease Control issues its approval.

“The data shows there are no new safety concerns following a booster in this population,” the FDA said in a press release.

The FDA made the decision to expand its emergency use authorization after reviewing data from studies in Israel. On Wednesday, the CDC is expected to consider signing off on the new rules.

Federal officials authorized the Pfizer shot for children aged 12 to 15 in May. The Moderna and Johnson & Johnson vaccines are not currently approved for children.

About 75% of Vermont children ages 12 to 17 are fully vaccinated with Pfizer shots, and 82% have received at least one dose, according to state data.

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott hailed the announcement, saying that the expanded booster shot eligibility “will have an important impact and reduce disruptions.”

“I have directed the Agency of Human Services to operationalize this change in the State’s vaccine registration system as soon as final approval from CDC is granted, and we will have more details soon,” Scott said.

The FDA also approved several other new changes to vaccine guidelines Monday.

Per the changes, people fully vaccinated with the Pfizer shot would only have to wait five months before a booster instead of six.

And the agency endorsed third “primary series” shots — not boosters — for severely immuno-compromised children between ages 5 and 11.

Scott announces plan to send 500,000 free rapid tests to Vermonters

By Lola Duffort reporting for VT DIGGER:

The state is partnering with the National Institutes of Health to send 500,000 free COVID-19 rapid antigen tests to Vermonters’ homes in the coming weeks, Gov. Phil Scott announced Thursday.

The White House announced in late December that it would begin sending 500 million free rapid tests to Americans who request them sometime in January, although the program has not yet rolled out. The governor’s office said the state’s initiative would be in addition to the federal effort and would not replace existing rapid testing programs already in place in Vermont’s schools and child care facilities.

“Rapid tests are an important tool, but Americans need to be able to get them easily, quickly and far more affordably. While we wait for more details on President Biden’s rapid testing initiative, we are considering ways to simplify and expand our state’s testing system,” Scott said in a statement.

The QuickVue tests, manufactured by Quidel, will come in packs of two, according to the governor’s office. Vermonters will be able to order them online and need to provide their names and mailing addresses. Additional details about how to order will be released next week.

Other states, including Missouri, New Hampshire and New Jersey, have also attempted to deploy large numbers of free COVID-19 tests by shipping them directly to residents who ask for them. Basically, all have run into the same problem: extraordinarily high demand and far too little supply.

The announcement from the governor’s office sought to manage expectations and stressed that the initiative should be considered a pilot project. The state is gauging “how well the system works so we can continue to improve testing options and work with President Biden’s team to make future testing programs successful,” the governor said.

“As with every new program, there are going to be unanticipated challenges, the number of kits each household can order will be limited, it could take up to a week for them to be delivered, and we expect that they will go very, very quickly,” Scott added.


Scott highlights workforce and affordability challenges — not Covid — in his State of the State address

By Lola Duffort and Sarah Mearhoff reporting for VT DIGGER on the State of the State address last week.

Despite an uncertain pandemic present, Gov. Phil Scott returned to themes of the past in his State of the State address on Wednesday — and sounded an emphatically optimistic note about the future.

The third-term Republican has long highlighted the state’s aging demographics, high cost of living and shrinking workforce as central problems for his administration to address. And while Vermont’s hospitals are rationing care as Covid-19 case counts continue to shatter records, Scott argued that the virus could not distract the state from tackling these longstanding concerns.

“We have to learn to manage life with this virus and cannot let it derail us from addressing our most fundamental challenges: our desperate need for more people in our communities and more workers to fill the tens of thousands of jobs available in Vermont today,” the governor said during his address, which was delivered remotely for the second year in a row as the state battles yet another variant-fueled surge.

Thanks to several historic Covid-relief and infrastructure aid packages, Vermont is expected to have billions in one-time federal funding at its disposal to spend in the coming years. The windfall is widely seen by the state’s leaders as an unprecedented opportunity to address many of Vermont’s long-deferred and most vexing problems, including broadband expansions, housing investments and climate change resiliency projects.

Bitter Cold Expected on Tuesday-Severe Cold Weather Prep Tips
  • Stock up on emergency essentials ahead of winter storms. Items like extra blankets, batteries, back-up power sources for cellphones, flashlights, matches, drinking water, and non-perishable food.
  • Confirm your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are battery operated and test they’re working properly.
  • Fill your vehicle’s gas tank and park in a heated garage if possible. If you park outside, periodically start your vehicle during the cold weather to maintain the battery in working order. Avoid travel during frigid temperatures unless necessary. If you must travel, carry an emergency kit with items to help keep you warm in the event of a break-down.
  • Be sure your wood and pellet stoves are clean and ready for supplemental use.
  • If you lose power, contain your home’s heat by keeping exterior doors and windows closed, seal any drafts, and close off interior doors to rooms you aren’t using and that aren’t vulnerable to low temperatures.
  • If pipes are located in cupboards, keep cupboard doors open until power is restored to help prevent freezing.
  • In the event you lose power and you need to utilize candles for light, do not leave candles unattended or within reach of children or pets.
  • Do not utilize open flame appliances such as a gas oven or portable grill inside your home to produce heat. These appliances produce toxic fumes, including carbon monoxide, and are combustible without proper ventilation.
  • Be sure to keep children and pets inside during frigid temperatures. If you need to take your pet outside, only do so for short periods of time.
Frozen & Burst Pipes
  • Keep the thermostat set to at least 60 degrees.
  • Insulate pipes in attics and basements as exposed pipes are susceptible to freezing.
  • Wrap exposed pipes in heat tape or thermostatically controlled heat cables. Make sure to follow product and manufacturer instructions.
  • Seal any cracks or holes near pipes to keep cold air out and warm air in.
  • Keep interior cabinet doors open as this will help warm air circulate around the pipes.

Out and About Around Weathersfield and Beyond

Torchlight Snowshoe in Woodstock
Snowshoe or walk the Billings Farm trail by torchlight as evening begins, from 4:30-6:30PM on Friday, January 14.
Gather around the fire pit and warm up with complimentary s’mores and hot drinks. Learn about the wildlife here and the history of the land, guided by National Park rangers. Purchase tickets to attend. Adults $10/Youth (4-15) $5; BFM Members $5/Member Youth Free. Children 3 & under are free.

A Torchlight Snowshoe for Billings Farm & Museum members will take place on January 29 from 4:30-6:30PM. As a thank you to members there is no fee to attend. Pre-registration is required at


Free Intro To Belly Dance-January 10, 13, 15

Zoom and In-Person Options!

Nervous? Almost all beginners are. Rest assured this class is for YOU – people of all shapes, sizes, ages and ability levels. You’re not too much or too little of anything! Come and have fun while I introduce you to the magic, mystery, and sheer FUN of dancing in your own body, just as you are. I will teach you some simple moves to string together, and by the end of our hour together, you will be dancing! Give me an hour, and I’ll give you a chance to see what its like to be a Belly Dancer! If you’ve had fun, you are welcome to join the beginner dance classes this semester!

Gina's classes are well-lit and interactive, whether you are in the Upper Valley or another time zone! Learn from the comfort and privacy of your own home, wherever you are or in-person (must be vaccinated)!

No special clothing required. And no – you don’t have to show any skin! Bring your favorite libation and get ready to giggle!

All shapes, sizes, ages and ability levels welcome and encouraged.
Intro classes are sponsored by the Lebanon Recreation Department.


💗 Monday on ZOOM with Gina: FIRST CLASS RISK-FREE on Mon, January 10, 6:00-7:00 pm EST. This class will be ongoing.

💗 Thursday on IN-PERSON with Gina: FIRST CLASS RISK-FREE on Thurs, January 13, 5:45-6:45 pm EST. Old CCB Dance Studio, 1 Campbell Street, Lebanon. This class will be ongoing. Participants must be vaccinated and masks will be required for January 13.

💗 Saturday on ZOOM with Gina: FIRST CLASS RISK-FREE on Sat, January 15, 10:30-11:30 am EST. This class will be ongoing.

Red Cross Blood Drive January 18 at Holiday Inn Brownsville

Reading VT Community and the American Red Cross are hosting an upcoming blood drive.
You might be eligible to give the gift of life!!

Please schedule an appointment today
Holiday Inn, 485 Hotel Drive, Brownsville, VT, 05037, Ballroom
1-6 p.m.

Blood Program Leader Name: Lanie Wadelton, 802-376-6676.

Please call if you need assistance making your appointment.
For questions, call 1-800-Red-Cros (733-2767). The donation goes more smoothly if you meet the following 7 best practices.

Please come to donate when you are hydrated, fed with healthy food, carrying your photo ID and Rapid Pass, wearing your mask while practicing social distancing. Finally, if you know the name of your vaccination manufacturer, that information is needed.

2022 UVTA Skate-a-Thon at Lake Morey!
Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 10:00 AM
1 Clubhouse Road - Fairlee, VT 05045

Join the Upper Valley Trails Alliance and other winter sports enthusiasts as they skate laps around the Lake Morey Skating Trail a.k.a the longest groomed skating trail in the United States!

Entry fee gets you free Nordic Skate Rentals (first come, first served - Skate rental is VERY limited this year. Please bring skates if you have your own), hot chocolate, soup, and raffle tickets for awesome prizes! Skaters get one additional raffle ticket for each lap around the lake (5 laps = 5 tickets).

Purchase event tickets here or at the Lake Morey Resort on the day of the event. Tickets purchased on the day of the event can be by cash, check, or credit card (for a small additional fee).


Passport holders get into the event for FREE! If your children bring their passport to the event and present it to the registration table, they qualify for free admission and can count the ice skating as a day of physical activity in their passport! To qualify, children MUST have passport present and discount only applies to children with passports. Accompanying adults and children without passports present will have to purchase tickets.

All proceeds from this fundraiser go to support the Trails Alliance in their efforts to develop and maintain trails in the region.

Brought to you by the Upper Valley Trails Alliance, with support from the Lake Morey Resort and Nordic Skater.

Why Get Vaccinated?

Well...Check out these stats

Hospitalizations by Age and Vaccination Status
Death by Age and Vaccination Status

Do it for Yourself, Your Family, Your Community

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.

COVID-19 Boosters Available for Vermonters 12+
You should get a booster if you are 12 or older and you received:
your Johnson & Johnson vaccine at least two months ago or
your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at least six months ago


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.

Masks Work
If you don't think so, next time you're in the hospital for surgery tell your doctor you don't think masks work so they should take them off during your procedure. Just saying.

Cases in Vermont

Updated 1/9/2022

Weathersfield has 190 cumulative case of COVID-19 since March 2020.
One (1) new case since last week, reported on 1/5/2022

Vermont Current Cases by County

(there was no Press Conference on Jan 4.)

Vermont State Resources and COVID-19 Response Information

COVID-19 In Vermont Communities

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions:
COVID-19 vaccinations:

Stay Safe
  • Get vaccinated (and boosted!) as soon as you are eligible
  • Stay home if you feel sick
  • Get tested if you have any symptoms, may be a close contact, or have taken part in activities that could put you at risk, such as large gatherings
  • Wash your hands regularly

Wearing a mask:
The Health Department currently recommends wearing a mask in public indoor settings, because a significant portion of the population remains unvaccinated and the more transmissible Delta variant is spreading.

Wearing a mask helps protect you and the people around you from getting or spreading COVID-19. A mask helps contain your respiratory droplets and can keep them from reaching other people. COVID-19 can spread even if a person does not have any symptoms. This is how we reduce spread of the virus and outbreaks in our communities, schools and businesses.

If you are fully vaccinated – it is still possible to get and to spread the virus, but the risk is lower. Wearing a mask in public indoor settings is recommended, but you can also assess whether a mask is needed based on a space’s size, the number of people in it, the amount of time you’ll be there, and case rates in the county and in the community.

We urge everyone to follow the prevention steps to protect yourself and the people around you, especially if:
  • you have a weakened immune system or are around someone who does
  • you have children who can’t yet be vaccinated
  • you’re traveling to a place with high transmission and low vaccination rates

The Vermont Health Department revised their guidelines on December 30, 2021

If you test POSITIVE (PCR, LAMP or ANTIGEN) Regardless of Vaccination Status:

Stay home and
isolate for 5 days
You can leave your home on day 5 if: 
  • You never had symptoms, or your symptoms have improved and you feel better
  • AND you have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of medicine that reduces fevers
  • AND you wear a mask around others through day 10.
  • AND, when possible, it is recommended that you have two negative antigen tests performed at least 24 hours apart beginning no earlier than day 4
Health Care workers have different guidelines.

Notify your close contacts that you have tested positive.

If you do an at-home test REPORT your Test result.

Home COVID-19 Test Kits-How to Use Them
VT Digger-Riley Robinson

A lot of us are thinking about how to celebrate the holidays while feeling a little more Covid-19-safe this year. Testing is one tool for that, and here’s posted by VT Digger a little how-to video on using an at-home rapid test.


Follow the latest USA vaccination and COVID Risk Maps at

Town of Weathersfield

Weathersfield Police Blotter 

Select Board

Not sure if anyone has noticed, or not, but the minutes posted on the Town website have the Nov. 1, 2021 listed as posted. 
However, the minutes attached to the link provided are minutes from the October 18, 2021 meeting. 

The November 1 minutes ARE included in the November 15 meeting packet.

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. 
January 17
February 7
February 21

Meeting Minutes
December 6 (Not posted at press time Dec. 13 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. )
November 1 (Not posted at press time Nov. 8 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. The posted minutes are from the October 18th meeting NOT Nov. 1)
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

No School January 17, 2022
Early Release Day January 28, 2022
No School February 14-18, 2022 Winter Break
Early Release Day February 25, 2022
No School March 11, 2022
Early Release Day March 25, 2022
Early Release March 31, April 1, 2022
No School April 11-15, 2022 Spring Break
Early Release Day May 27, 2022
No School May 30, 2022
June 14, 2022-Tentative last Day of School

Meeting Agendas may be found HERE

Weathersfield School Board will meet on Tuesday, January 11 at 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Link:
January 11
February 8
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14

Location: 135 Schoolhouse RD Ascutney

School Board Meeting VIDEOS
Meeting Minutes
December 14 (Not posted at press time Dec. 20 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. )

COVID-19 Plan for School Year

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

Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union

Dr. David Baker, Superintendent Update December 17, 2021
No updates

One highlight from the update:
Travel Restrictions: I just wanted to repeat that it is going to be important to be vigilant when traveling over the Holidays. 

If you are traveling outside of Vermont, and you are vaccinated, the VDH recommendation is to get PCR tested 3 to 5 days upon return to Vermont and to pay particular attention to symptoms. 

If you experience any symptoms, then please isolate and contact your PCP or the school nurse. 

For the unvaccinated, the recommendation is to stay home for 7 days upon returning to Vermont, even if you test negative in the first 3 to 5 days. If you do not test, the recommendation is to stay home for 10 days and return if symptom free

For more information you can go to this site. If you have any questions, then please reach out to the school nurses.

Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield

Get Outdoors, Entertainment, Classes, Workshops 

Music and Laughter in the Air...

Lebanon Opera House

Recycled Percussion-Saturday, January 22, 4 and 7:30 p.m. shows Tickets

Banff Centre Mountain Film Festival-Tuesday, January 25 & Wednesday, January 26 7:00 p.m. Tickets

Mike McDonald's Comedy Extravaganza-Friday, February 11 7:30 p.m. Tickets

St. Paul and The Broken Bones-Saturday, March 12 7:30 p.m. Tickets

Allman Betts Band-Wednesday, March 16 7:30 p.m. Tickets

Bela Fleck My Bluegrass Heart-Tuesday, April 5, 2022  7:30 p.m.Tickets

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

Bob Marley (comedian)-Friday, May 13 Tickets

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 Perkinsville Community Church

Indoor Classes are at Perkinsville Community Church-You must Register for each class at least a day ahead by emailing Lisa.
Class sizes limited to 7.

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore Tuesdays
Tuesday Options: 8:15-9:15am OR 9:30-10:30am
Jan. 11, 18, 25 for $30 pre-paid
~Perkinsville Church~

Candlelit Gentle Flow Mondays
Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm
Jan. 10, 17, 24, 31 for $40 pre-paid
~Perkinsville Church~

Yoga at Perkinsville Community Church

Monthly yoga class series are being held in-person at the Perkinsville Community Church, 5 Church Street, Perkinsville VT (the greater Springfield/Ascutney/Okemo area). 

Walk-ins can register up to 24hrs ahead by emailing Lisa and are available on a first-come, first served basis (classes fill early!). 

Please arrive 5 minutes early with your own props and mats. Covid guidelines are being upheld with distancing and masks required anytime you're off your mat. An air purifier runs during class. Please do not attend if you feel sick.

Cooking Classes

Saturday, January 15 - 5:30 PM EST
Caldo de Camarón y Pescadillas
Shrimp Soup and Fish Quesadillas
- $ 15.00

Sunday, January 23 - 10:30 AM EST
Empalmes de Frijoles Puercos
Breakfast Tostada "Sandwich"
- $ 15.00

Saturday, January 29 - 5:30 PM EST
Visita a la Taquería Parada #1: Al Pastor
Virtual Taco Tour Stop #1: Al Pastor
- $ 15.00

Saturday, February 12 - 5:30 PM EST
Mole Rosa con Pollo, Cerdo
o Vegetales
Chicken, Pork, or Vegetables in
Pink “Mole” Sauce
- $ 15.00

Saturday, February 19 - 5:30PM EST
Pipián Rojo con Pollo, Cerdo,
o Vegetales
Chicken, Pork, or Vegetables in
Red “Pipián”
- $ 15.00

Sunday, Februay 27 -10:30AM EST
Burritos de Chorizo Rojo y Verde
Burritos with Homemade
Red and Green Chorizo
- $ 15.00

Saturday, March 5 - 5:30 PM EST
Visita a la Taquería Parada #2: De Bistec
Virtual Taco Tour Stop #2: Mexican Style Beef
- $ 15.00

Saturday, March 19 - 5:30 PM EDT
- $ 15.00

Sunday, March 27 - 10:30 AM EDT
Mercado de Mariscos Parada #1:
Coctel de Camarón y Pescaditos
Seafood Market Stop #1:
Shrimp Cocktail and “Pescaditos”
- $ 15.00

Saturday, April 2 - 5:30 PM EDT
Chile Ancho Relleno Para Cuaresma
Vegetarian Stuffed Ancho Pepper
- $ 15.00

Sunday, April 10 - 10:30 AM EDT
Mercado de Mariscos Parada #2:
Consomé de Camarón
y Tostadas de Camarón
Seafood Market Stop #2:
Shrimp Broth and Shrimp Tostadas
- $ 15.00

Saturday, April 30 - 5:30 PM EDT
Visita a la Taquería Parada #3:
Alambre de Pollo y Volcanes
Virtual Taco Tour Stop #3:
Chicken with Vegetables
and “Volcanoes”
- $ 15.00

Workshops Online


Vermont Online Workshops

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

AARP VT, Your ID: Staying Connected & Protected, 1/13/22

AARP VT has launched a series of virtual education sessions on how to avoid becoming the next victim of a scam or identity theft scheme. The next session is scheduled for January 13 at 1 PM

Another presentation on Cyber Crime is scheduled for March 16 at 3 PM.

This first program will cover various identity theft methods and reveal how and why it occurs, provide instruction on protective steps and explain what to do if it happens to you. The presentation outlines the various techniques used by these thieves to steal your identity and what they might do with it once it’s in their possession. Identity theft is widespread and varied. As many ways as there are for fraudsters to poach your identity, there are also many simple steps you can take to help keep them at bay. Join this free event to review your ID protection checklist with simple steps you can start using today to help protect your identity.

This event will be held on Zoom.  REGISTER

Visit Our Local Restaurants

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.

Exit Ate  Eat In or Take-Away Has Been SOLD
Greg will be cooking until December 31st. Stop in and wish him THE BEST in his new adventure!
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

Outer Limits Brewing (802)-287-6100
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays;  Wednesdays and Thursdays 3-8 p.m.; Saturdays noon-8 p.m. with LIVE MUSIC; Sundays noon-6 p.m..
60 Village Green, Proctorsville, VT 05153 

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 

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.

Beginning Thursday, January 13, the regular opening schedule of 2:00 pm-4:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month will resume. 
 The Weathersfield Food Shelf is located in the 1879 Perkinsville Schoolhouse at 1862 Route 106 in Perkinsville. The Food Shelf has lots of good food to offer!

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

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