Weathersfield Weekly Blog, February 28 edition

Annual Town Meeting March 1
Voting by Australian Ballot, In Person 

Annual Town Meeting-Tuesday, March 1st, 2022
Polls Open 10 a.m.-7p.m.

Voting by Australian ballot will be conducted at Martin Memorial Hall, at 5259 U.S. Route 5 

Meet The Candidates: CLICK HERE

Australian Ballot Voting Town Positions
Moderator             1YR       John Broker-Campbell

Select Board        3 YR       Joseph Bublat
                                             David T. Fuller
                                             Wendy Smith

Select Board         2 YR      August Murray
                                             Wendy Smith

Lister                    3YR        OPEN
                                             2 YR rem Barbara Thomas

Trustee of Public Funds    3YR OPEN

Cemetery Commissioner    5YR    Ashley Esty

Library Trustee     3YR        Roderick "Rick" Bates

Town Articles to be Voted on by Australian Ballot March1
Article 6:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $1,445,409 for the support and operation of the Town’s General Fund? $1,075,448 shall be raised by property taxation, allowing the Selectboard to set the appropriate tax rate.

Article 7:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $1,180,468 for the support and operation of the Town’s Highway Fund? $930,341 shall be raised by property taxation, allowing the Select Board to set the appropriate tax rate.

Article 8:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield approve the expenditure of $298,643 for the support and operation of the Town’s Solid Waste Management Facility? These monies shall be raised by non-tax revenues.

Article 9:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Selectboard to borrow funds not to exceed $270,000 for a period not to exceed 7-years for the purpose of purchasing a fire truck to replace Ascutney Volunteer Fire Association’s 1995 Pumper with a new Tanker? The cost of the Fire Truck will not exceed $325,000. The balance of the funds needed to purchase the truck will come from the sale or trade-in of Engine No. 1 and no more than $50,000 from the Town’s Fire Apparatus Acquisition Reserve Fund. [Not in Budget]

Article 10:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield authorize the Selectboard to borrow funds not to exceed $70,000 for a period not to exceed 7-years for the purpose of purchasing a truck/snowplow for the maintenance of Town Highways? The total cost of the truck will not exceed $100,000 of which $30,000 shall come from the Highway Equipment Acquisition Fund. This is to replace the 2012 F550. [Not in Budget]

Article 11:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $33,000 to be deposited into Highway Equipment Reserves? [Not in budget]

Article 12:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $1,000, to support the efforts of the Friends of the Meeting House (a 501 c3 non-profit for the continued maintenance of the Weathersfield Center Meeting House)? [Not in Budget]

Article 13:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $12,100 to support the activities of the Visiting Nurses and Hospice of VT and NH (a 501 c3 non-profit)? [Not in Budget]

Article 14:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $1,500 to support the activities of Southeastern Vermont Community Action (a 501 c3 non-profit)? [Not in Budget]

Article 15:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $2,683 to support the activities of the Health Care & Rehabilitation Services of Southeastern Vermont (a 501 c3 non-profit)? [Not in Budget]

Article 16:
Shall the voters of the Town of Weathersfield appropriate the sum of $750 to support the activities of Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired (a 501 c3 non-profit)? [Not in Budget]

Australian Ballot Voting School Positions
(There are a few Write-in Candidates but they did not contact me to publish their information.)

Moderator             1YR       John Broker-Campbell

School Director    1YR        Nicole Gagnon

School Director    1 YR       Mark D. Yuengling

School Director    3YR        Annemarie Redmond

School Article to be Voted on by Australian Ballot March1
Article 4
Shall the voters of the Weathersfield School District approve the school board to expend $6,964,373.00 which is the amount the school board has determined to be necessary for the ensuing fiscal year? It is estimated that this proposed budget, if approved , will result in education spending of $20,998.74 per equalized pupil. This projected spending per equalized pupil is 2.29% higher than the spending for the current year. 

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

Small Business Relief Fund Grants Available

The Town website announced on Tuesday Feb. 22 that the Weathersfield Selectboard established a new round of Small Business Relief Grants to assist businesses in Weathersfield that have been impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic. 

Applications are due by 1pm on March 17, 2022. Applications will be reviewed and recommended for funding at the Selectboard meeting on March 21, 2022 at 06:30pm. 

All small businesses impacted by COVID are encouraged to apply. Please click here for the application. Contact Brandon Gulnick at if you have any questions.

Vermont plans policy for Covid’s endemic phase

Erin Petenko reporting for VT Digger

Vermont’s seven-day Covid-19 average has hit its lowest point since Nov. 2, one of several indicators that the Omicron variant surge is trending down, officials said at a press conference Tuesday.

The state Department of Health reported an average of 220 cases per day, including 68 on Tuesday, the first time the state has reported fewer than 100 new infections since October.

Health department Commissioner Mark Levine said during the model presentation that the numbers “continue to reinforce the improving picture of Covid-19 here in Vermont.”

Officials have cautioned that cases could be an unreliable indicator as at-home antigen tests become more widespread in Vermont. But Levine said other data is trending downward, too.

The department reported 44 people were hospitalized for Covid as of Tuesday, and average Covid patients have fallen 20% in the past week, he said. Only eight patients were in intensive care with the virus, the lowest number since early November. New hospital admissions for Covid have “stabilized,” Levine said, and are lower than they were at the peak of Omicron.

Scott vetoes firearm background check bill, but offers path forward

Ethan Weinstein reporting for VT Digger

Gov. Phil Scott vetoed legislation Tuesday that would have closed the “Charleston Loophole” and banned guns from hospitals.

In a letter to the Legislature, however, Scott outlined what he called a “path forward” to a version of the bill, S.30, that he said he would sign. The vetoed legislation would have required a person to pass a background check before purchasing a firearm, whereas current law allows a transfer after three days regardless of the background check status. Scott said he would be comfortable with a compromise of seven days.

Under federal law, if a background check is not completed within 30 days, the process must start over.

“I believe going from three to effectively 30 days is excessive and unreasonable for law-abiding citizens who wish to purchase a firearm for their own personal safety or for other lawful and constitutionally protected purposes,” Scott said in his letter to the Legislature.

“A more reasonable standard would be to increase the current three-day waiting period to seven business days to allow the federal government additional time to resolve issues and make a final determination.”

Police investigate death of incarcerated man at Springfield prison

Alan J. Keays reporting for VT Digger

Vermont State Police are investigating the death of a 73-year-old incarcerated man at the Springfield prison, though they do not consider it suspicious.

Raymond Gadreault had a “medical history” and was housed alone in his cell at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield, state police said in a press release Tuesday afternoon. “During routine rounds, Correctional Center staff noticed (Gadreault) was experiencing a medical issue and called for medical staff and rescue to respond,” police said in the release. “Resuscitative efforts were unsuccessful and (Gadreault) was pronounced deceased.” “

During routine rounds, Correctional Center staff noticed (Gadreault) was experiencing a medical issue and called for medical staff and rescue to respond,” police said in the release. “Resuscitative efforts were unsuccessful and (Gadreault) was pronounced deceased.”


‘Tiny house’ development proposed for West Windsor

A tiny-house development proposed for a 2.4-acre lot abutting the U.S. Post Office on Route 44 is believed to be the first of its kind in the Upper Valley. Partners Mark Morse — a native Vermonter, local contractor, and builder — and Yulia Moskvina, a nurse anesthetist and director of anesthesia at Springfield Hospital, have applied to the West Windsor Development Review Board (DRB) for permission to build six tiny houses on a parcel alongside Mill Brook at the southwestern entry point to Brownsville village.

Morse and Moskvina envision renting the diminutive housing units on a short-term basis, like AirBnB and VRBO properties, primarily to outdoor enthusiasts such as mountain bikers, skiers, runners, and hikers who frequent the nearby Ascutney Outdoors facilities at Mt. Ascutney and take advantage of other recreational and athletic opportunities in the region.

The proposal from Morse and Moskvina will be the subject of a public hearing before the West Windsor DRB on Tuesday, March 8, at 6:15 p.m. at Story Memorial Hall. According to a public notice posted last week by town administrators, the proposed project will be reviewed under “the Planned Unit Development (PUD) section of the West Windsor zoning regulations” and “in accordance with the West Windsor Land Use and Development Regulations.”

Morse and Moskvina both spoke Monday afternoon about their plans for the tiny house development. Morse said that he’ll design and build the lookalike tiny houses — inspired by a model mini-home he’s long admired — and that Moskvina, a long-distance runner and outdoors aficionado, came up with the development concept.

Read more on this story in the February 24 edition of the Vermont Standard.

At Higher Risk for COVID-19? Know About Treatment
Vermont Dept. Of Health

If you test positive for COVID-19, and are 65 or older or have one or more medical conditions that could put you at higher risk of becoming very sick, treatment may be available.

Treatment must be started within the first few days to be effective, so contact your health care provider as soon as you get your positive result — even if your symptoms are mild right now. Your provider will recommend the best treatment option for you, based on your symptoms and your health history.

Treatments include:
- Monoclonal antibodies, which are given with an infusion into a vein (IV)
- Antivirals, which are taken as a pill

Don't delay: Treatment can help prevent serious illness and hospitalization.

To learn more about treatment and find videos from the Vermont Language Justice Project in multiple languages visit:

Vermonters plan to kick off trucker convoy Wednesday

Ethan Weinstein reporting for VT Digger

Vermonters participating in the nationwide People’s Convoy, inspired by the recent Canadian truckers’ protest to oppose Covid-19 restrictions, are gearing up to depart Wednesday.

Organizers aim to convene in Lebanon, New Hampshire, near the interchange of Interstates 89 and 91, and have planned supply drives and flag waves at various overpasses and rest stops along the highways, according to Facebook groups and events advertising the protest.

Chuck Strobel, who runs Strobel’s Service Station in Ascutney, said “a few people” have dropped off donations for the truckers this week and over the past several weeks. The donations include “non-perishables” and other “stuff they can use,” such as batteries, Strobel said. A Facebook group organizing the Lebanon meet-up states the local purpose of participating in the national phenomenon.

“Our goal is to muster as many convoy participants as we can in VT,” wrote the organizer, Fatima David Conant, in a post. The group also seeks to “organize associated support teams to facilitate a smooth and safe trip from and through VT via overpasses and truck stops.”

In a related story...
Vermont National Guard members deployed to DC ahead of trucker convoy protests

Alan J. Keays reporting for VT Digger

About 100 members of the Vermont Army National Guard are heading to the nation’s capital later this week ahead of possible protests and trucker demonstrations against Covid-19 restrictions.

The soldiers from Vermont are expected to leave for Washington, D.C., later this week, according to a Wednesday press release from the Vermont Army National Guard. They would join almost 600 other National Guard members deployed to help staff traffic and security posts during next week’s expected protests.

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin approved the request Tuesday for the deployment of the unarmed troops from the District of Columbia government and U.S. Capitol Police, Politico reported Wednesday. The Vermont Guard, according to the release, worked with Gov. Phil Scott in making sure that the deployment would not impact local needs, including the state’s Covid-19 response.

The Vermont Guard has been deployed to Washington before.

About 100 soldiers from the Vermont Guard were sent to the capital in January 2021 ahead of the inauguration of President Joe Biden. That followed the Jan. 6 insurrection earlier in the month by a mob of supporters of President Donald Trump at the Capitol.


Concert Report
Get Out and Support LIVE Music

Dylan LeBlanc
Billsville at the Coffee Bar
Bennington, VT February 26, 2022

We had never heard of Dylan LeBlanc before this show in Bennington, Vermont was announced. We've been attending Billsville House Concerts for MANY years now and knew that this show would be special-just like all Billsville shows are so we grab a few tickets before the show sold out. 
(Since Covid hit the "house" concerts have been put on hold, however a few outdoor shows were held last summer.) (My many GALLERIES for Billsville House Concerts)

Like most of us, Billsville wants to return to normal concert going but hosting shows at their "house" is still to iffy. The Coffee Bar in Bennington stepped up and said-host the shows here.
(nice story about the collaboration READ IT HERE)

So who is Dylan LeBlanc-he is an American musician and artist, born in Shreveport, Louisiana.

From Wiki:
He began performing at age fifteen in Shreveport, LA and Muscle Shoals, Alabama, in local venues. From a young age, LeBlanc watched his father perform at various clubs and bars and became intrigued with musicianship and this way of life. 

At the age of nineteen, after parting ways with the band Abraham,  he signed by Rough Trade Records who released his first album Pauper's Field. The song "If the Creek Don't Rise" features Emmylou Harris. In support of the album, LeBlanc toured with and opened for acts such as Lucinda Williams, The Civil Wars, Laura Marling, George Ezra, and Calexico.

His second album, Cast the Same Old Shadow was released in August 2012. Following its release, LeBlanc played with Bruce Springsteen, First Aid Kit, The Drive By Truckers, and the Alabama Shakes.

His third studio album, Cautionary Tale, was released January 15, 2016, on Single Lock Records. And his fourth studio album, Renegade, was released June 7, 2019, on ATO Records.

he played a nice selection from all these albums and debuted a couple of new songs he hope to put out on an album soon.

More photos: CLICK HERE

More videos: CLICK HERE

Ali McGuirk
Billsville at the Coffee Bar
Bennington, VT February 27, 2022

Ali McGuirk has played a few times at Billsville and was scheduled to play at the Coffee Bar in Bennington, VT on Friday evening but the snow storm hit and the show was moved to Sunday night.

Ali is a singer songwriter who performs with a band, a trio and solo. Tonight was a solo gig. She is an excellent guitar player and has a powerful voice that will knock your socks off.

More photos: CLICK HERE

She even got the very quiet, listening room to join her in a sing along on "Let It Be You"

More Videos: CLICK HERE

Next up for Billsville at the Coffee Bar
Bella White March 5 8PM-it's SOLD OUT but there is a waiting list.

Tubing at Ascutney Outdoors
February 27, 2022

Some of the Kayak Krew made their way to Ascutney Outdoors on Sunday to try a little tubing. $10 gets you 6 slides down the hill.

Volunteers give you a push and off you go.

Once at the bottom of the run, a volunteer helps load you and your tube onto the tube rope tow and up you go for another run.

The dismount at the top of the tow is the best part!

Photos by Gidget Lyman
More photos and a dismount video: CLICK HERE

The Krew followed this adventure up with lunch at the Harpoon Brewery in one of their heated, private huts. The food was excellent.

Mike's Cannoli Stout was delicious too!

More photos: CLICK HERE

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. 
Special Meeting March 3 Agenda (Board re-organization after the election)
March 7, 21

Meeting Minutes
January 18/January 20 
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

PTO Announces Fundraiser-PTO MARCH MADNESS

The Weathersfield School PTO is excited to announce their March Madness Calendar Fundraiser.

$10 per calendar, with an unlimited amount of calendars available for purchase. Each calendar you buy gives you 31 chances to WIN cash, gift cards and items. The more calendars you buy, the MORE chances to WIN. This is the fundraiser that could keep on giving.

Purchase your calendars/chances to win by connecting with the PTO on Facebook, their website, or a Board member. 

Winners will be drawn using each day, personally contacted, announced via Facebook and PTO website. Names will be placed back into the raffle even if selected as a previous winner. Multiple chances to WIN! (1) Grand Prize of $250! More calendars you buy, the more chances to WIN! Payment types accepted: cash, check, Venmo - Prize calendar is attached.

Facebook: Weathersfield School PTO


Fundraising proceeds go toward WS PTO initiatives to support students, teachers, and staff. WS PTO is a 501(c)3 non-profit. 

Spring Sports

Please register by March 18 so the school can get an adequate participation count. As a reminder, it is a UVRA Rule that all athletes must register to play at their home school FIRST. Athletes are only released if proper numbers are not hit but only after they have registered at Weathersfield. 

Athlete Registration:
Coach Registration:

The school would like to offer k-8 softball & baseball as well as 5-8 track & field. All of this is determined and based on our participation numbers. 

Any questions, please reach out to

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, March 8 at 6:00 p.m.
March 8
April 12
May 10
June 14

Location: 135 Schoolhouse RD Ascutney

School Board Meeting VIDEOS
Meeting Minutes

February 11 Special Meeting  (Not posted at press time February 21 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. )

February 8  video link  (Now posted, not posted at press time February 14 in violation of Vermont's Open Meeting law. )
January 11

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 January 19, 2022

The proposed changes in guidance include the following:

Testing Positive
  • A student or staff member who tests positive must be quarantined for a minimum of five (5) days and produce consecutive negative antigen tests on days 4 and 5 and have no symptoms in order to return to school - this includes any after school activities. If that person continues to test positive, then they remain quarantined until they produce 2 consecutive days of negative tests or complete ten (10) full days of quarantine and are symptom free
  • If a student tests positive, they will not be allowed to return to sports programs, physical education, or outside recess unless they are cleared by a Primary Care Physician
  • Parents should contact the school nurse when any positive results are found using any testing protocol.

Close Contact
  • A vaccinated student or staff member who is a close contact may continue to come to school and participate in activities but must have two consecutive negative antigen tests on day 4 & 5 and remain symptom free.
  • An unvaccinated student or staff member who is a close contact may continue to come to school as long as they have consecutive negative antigen tests for five (5) days. If the unvaccinated person tests positive, then the clock starts all over again for any close contacts.
  • We will provide the appropriate number of Family Antigen Test Kits for all vaccinated and unvaccinated students or staff who either test positive or become close contacts.
  • We still ask that families use precaution when monitoring symptoms every morning. If you suspect a COVID-related symptom, then please contact your school nurse. We may be able to help provide the initial antigen test.
  • If you test positive, it is critical that you quarantine from all activity for the full five (5) days. We are finding circumstances where exceptions are being made for off-campus activities and this provides more cause for spread.
  • We still ask that students remain masked at school when inside, but students may now remain unmasked when outdoors.
  • We will continue to do what we can do with respect to sanitizing and hand washing in our buildings.
  • Individual building administrators and nurses will work with families around best methods for passing out the appropriate number of Family Test kits.
  • Family Testing is on the honor system and we trust that our parents will test as prescribed and report positive results.
Please keep in mind that if you test positive and choose not to participate in the testing program, then you will need to stay home and quarantine for a full ten (10) days and remain symptom free before returning. If you are a close contact and choose not to participate in the testing program, then you will need to quarantine for a minimum of five (5) days and be symptom free.

Weathersfield Proctor Library
Route 5 (5181 US-5 Ascutney VT 05030)

Drop in Scrabble
Mondays at 1 p.m.
Please call Maureen Bogosian for details @ 603-252-0936

AARP Tax Aide Returns to Proctor Library

The Weathersfield Proctor Library announced that they will be hosting the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide assistance on Tuesdays at the library at
 5181 Route 5 Ascutney, Vermont.
Please call 802-875-2418 to make your appointment.

Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield

Get Outdoors, Entertainment, Classes, Workshops 

Deep Meadow Farm Open Enrollment for their Farm Direct Program

Are you looking for a CSA that works for your schedule and preferences?
Deep Meadow Farm, in Ascutney VT, now has open enrollment for their “Farm Direct” program until May 1st.
They offer:
  • A full season of vegetables, plants, honey and additional items
  • Pickups all week from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am-5pm. May-October.
  • No limits or minimums on items chosen
  • Complete customer choice on items
  • Additional pickup sites at farmers markets
  • Weekly discounts at our Farm-Stand
  • Tiered pricing for all levels
Their farm-stand will be open on the weekends beginning Mothers Day weekend, until Memorial Day weekend, when we will begin our regular hours Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-5pm

All produce offered is certified organic and grown on the farm. Enjoy amazing fresh produce in season. For more information or to enroll, visit

Music and Laughter in the Air...

Lebanon Opera House

All shows are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

St. Paul and The Broken Bones-Saturday, March 12  Tickets

Bela Fleck My Bluegrass Heart-Tuesday, April 5, 2022 Tickets

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

Jake Shimabukuro-Friday, April 15 Tickets

Bob Marley (comedian)-Friday, May 13 Tickets

"If I Could Ride" (film premiere) Sunday, May 15 Noon and 4 p.m. Tickets are FREE but a reservation is required. Donations to Helping Hooves accepted at the door. 

If I Could Ride is based on the book of the same name by local author Don Miller. This heartwarming tale–filmed in Upper Valley locations including Plainfield, Windsor, South Woodstock, and North Hartland–follows two teenagers: Jodie, a girl with physical disabilities whose family struggles, and Bridgett, a girl whose family lives a very lavish lifestyle. Witness how fate unites two seemingly different young girls to prove the existence of true friendship through physical and emotional trials. A family-friendly movie suitable for all ages!

If I Could Ride is donating all proceeds from the film screening to Helping Hooves at Willow Brook Farm in Plainfield, NH, which offers Equine-Facilitated Mental Health counseling services to children and teens.

A suggested $10 donation per ticket is requested at the theater entrance. Checks are payable to Willow Brook Farm/Helping Hooves. We appreciate your support in this effort!

Opera North's Carnevale July 8, 9, 10 at the Blow Me Down Farm in Cornish , NH Tickets

Masks, music, and high-flying aerialists join in a fantasy of familiar stories, slapstick humor and gorgeous voices as professional circus artists join forces with Opera North under the big top at Blow-Me-Down Farm. Daring arias and acrobats evoking carnival in Venice make this always surprising summer event the signature of Opera North. A perfect family summer experience.

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.

Candlelit Gentle Flow Mondays
Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm
March 7,14, 21, 28 for $40 pre-paid
~Perkinsville Church~

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore Tuesdays
Tuesday Options: 8:15-9:15am OR 9:30-10:30am
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 for $50 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.

LiveStream is CRC’s newest way to connect you with your rivers through an online series of discussions with CRC staff members and partners. Episodes are hosted via Zoom and occur on selected Wednesdays from Noon-1pm. Recordings of each episode may be found here within 24 hours of the live broadcast.

To view upcoming LiveStream episodes, view our Events Calendar. Register for each episode to receive meeting information, resources and a link to the recording.

Recordings of past episodes are available on our LiveStream playlist and by clicking on the image under each past episode title.

March 16 at 7pm
Ichthyological Speed Dating: Learning to love your migratory fish
Hosted by the Springfield Naturalist Club at the Springfield Museums, MA

March 22 - SAVE THE DATE!
Groundwater ~ Making the invisible visible
Join CRC and partners in Connecticut for an event to honor World Water Day.

March 28 at 7pm
River Steward Rendezvous with Andrea: MA River Issues Roundup

Cooking Classes

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.

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. 

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

Call (802) 263-9217 to reserve your spot

Spanish Dinner March 26

The dinner events start at 6 pm with aperitifs followed by dinner at 6:45 pm. 
For aperitifs, you can choose to sit in the great room by the fire or at your table. Instead of a long table, they sit you with your guests at your own table or if attending alone, they sit you with other guests. If you have dietary issues (gluten free or don't eat red meat), please give them a call and they'll see if they're able to accommodate your needs.

If you're traveling to the area, make it a weekend adventure with their Wine Weekend Package with Friday's dinner included along with all taxes and gratuities. 

If you go, The Inn at Weathersfield requires proof of full COVID vaccination to dine or lodge. Proof of vaccination may be a paper copy of the CDC-issued card or a photo of the card. This applies to children 12 years and older.
Please be sure that every member of the party comes prepared to show this with identification as any guest without proof will not be allowed to dine or stay.
And bring along your mask for when you are away from your table, moving about the inn.

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.

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

Vermont Current Cases Dashboard
(Click on the graph to be taken to the web page. Use the arrows at the bottom of the screen on the web page to scroll through the graphs.) 

Weathersfield has 262 cumulative case of COVID-19 since March 2020.
Two (2) new cases since last week, reported on 2/23/2022

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.


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