Weathersfield Weekly Blog, February 7 edition

Tasty Crumb Bakery Carrot Cake Cupcakes

5075 US Route 5 (old Red Barn)
Ascutney VT

I finally visited the new bakery in Ascutney on Tuesday. Jaime greeted me at the door while her husband Nick was shoveling snow around the shop. 

I could smell blueberry muffins baking and my tummy started to growl. And something that smelled great but I couldn't identify the source-Jaime said it was the soup of the day-Portuguese Soup.

Tasty Crumb Bakery opened a few weeks ago in the old Red Barn space, next to Suzy's Little Peanuts Child Care at Ascutney Place, at the corner of Rte 131 and Rte 5 in Ascutney.

Tasty Crumb started as a small home bakery delivery in Springfield, Vermont in 2017. Jaime and Nick made the leap to a shop in mid-January. 

The most difficult part of working in their new space, "the renovations" said Jaime. They've had a few issues with the oven but they seemed to be resolved, as Jaime popped another batch of muffins in while I tried to decided what to bring home with me.

It also took Jaime a few tries to get her "non-gluten" options to meet her standards. But the kinks have been worked out and she offers a variety of  non-gluten items.

They are currently open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m.-1 p.m.. They hope to expand services and times as they grow their business. Right now it's Jaime and Nick with part-time culinary arts student Brenna a few hours a week.

For you coffee drinkers-Tasty Crumb offers a Coffee Card, buy 10 get your next cup free. 

And donuts on Saturdays (and sometimes during the week!) but get there early they go really fast.

So what did I go home with...
A blueberry muffin for breakfast. It was jam packed with blueberries. (see photo above)

A carrot cake cupcake-so good and the cream cheese frosting was perfect-not too sweet. I had it for lunch desert. (see photo above)

A snicker doodle. Just the right amount of cinnamon and super moist. Enjoyed it with my afternoon tea.

Follow their FACEBOOK Page for their daily menu.

I have to get back there to try one of their cannoli's, or maybe more than one.

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

ARPA Meeting - February 7, 2022  6:30 p.m.
Ascutney Volunteer Fire Station
Rte 131 Ascutney

Attention Weathersfield residents. 
The Selectboard will take up the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding on Monday, February 7, 2022 at 6:30p.m. at the Ascutney Fire Department located at 540 US Route 131 in Ascutney, Vermont. 

This starts a series of meetings which will be taken up to discuss how the funding will be used to best serve the purposes of all the residents of the Town. We recently received the final rule from the US Treasury explaining the use of these funds. We welcome all public participation and look forward to discussing this.

Annual Town Meeting-Saturday, February 26th and Tuesday, March 1st, 2022

Town of Weathersfield, Vermont
Warning for the Annual Town Meeting

Due to COVID-19, we will be holding a Virtual Town Meeting this year.

The legal voters of the Town of Weathersfield, Vermont, are hereby notified and warned to meet via Zoom on Saturday, the 26th day of February 2022, at 12:30 P.M., to act on articles 1 -16.

The Zoom meeting can be accessed by phone, tablet, or computer.

To access the meeting by phone dial (929) 205-6099. Enter Meeting ID # 542-595-4364. There is not a participant ID press # to continue. Enter Meeting Password 8021#.

To access the meeting by either tablet or computer download the Zoom Application and enter meeting ID # 542-595-4364 and enter passcode 8021 OR click/enter the following link:

There is a Town Meeting news article located on the news section of the Weathersfield Website at that provides more detailed instructions for accessing this remote meeting.

Voting by Australian ballot will be conducted at Martin Memorial Hall, at 5259 U.S. Route 5 in Ascutney, on Tuesday, the 1st day of March 2022. [The polls will open at 10:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 P.M. on that date]

Articles on the Warning are posted below.

A Town That Saved a Mountain, and a Mountain That Saved a Town

David Goodman reported for the New York Times

Jim Lyall briskly skied up Mount Ascutney, eagerly pointing out the view. We were skinning up a ski area in southern Vermont, but the chairlifts are long gone. At the top of the mountain we arrived at an abandoned ski patrol cabin and lift station. A cold breeze whipped through the deserted structures. It had a ghostly, post-apocalyptic feel.

Mr. Lyall beckoned me up an old chairlift ramp. He swept his ski pole across the panorama and pointed to the snow-covered summits of Okemo and Killington, ski resorts that lie within a 30-mile radius. The White Mountains of New Hampshire felt close enough to touch.

“There would be many times that I would stand up here and watch storms dump snow on those ski areas and just bypass Ascutney. We couldn’t win,” said Mr. Lyall, an avid backcountry skier.

In its heyday, the Ascutney ski resort boasted 1,800 vertical feet of skiing on over 50 trails, and included a high-speed quad chairlift, three triple chairlifts and a double chairlift. But when it closed in 2010 because of scant snow and mismanagement (twin killers of small ski resorts), it threatened to take with it the nearby community of West Windsor, Vt., population 1,099.

“Property values plummeted, condos on the mountain saw their value decrease by more than half, and taxes went up,” recalled Glenn Seward, who worked at the resort for 18 years, once as the director of mountain operations. The town’s general store, the gathering place of the community, also went broke and closed.

“We were desperate,” said Mr. Seward, who at the time was chair of the West Windsor Selectboard, a Vermont town’s equivalent of a city council.


Keene Ice Festival

Keene NH 
February 5, 2022

My friend Gidget and I drove down to Keene, NH and met another friend Gabrielle and her son at The Works Café for coffee. 

The festival time was listed as 10 a.m.-4 p.m.. We started up the street from the café just about 10:30 a.m. and the ice artists were just getting started on their creations. There weren't many people milling about at this time either.

We stopped at the info table and picked up a "Yeti Hunt" listed-to find the hidden Yetis in the shops in downtown Keene. This was a cool way to get people into the shops, however I didn't envy the shop keepers because the increased traffic flow into their stores left their floors covered with mud and snow and slush. Hopefully, the hunt helped increase their sales for the weekend.

If you could find 14 of the Yetis you could return your sheet and trade it in for a yummy chocolate donated by Life is Sweet candy, bakery and ice cream shop.

Because the artist had just started, we had to circle back a couple of times to check on their progress.

By noon, the streets were filling up with families. And shops were getting a little cramped with little ones looking for Yetis. A few friendly characters were around saying "hi" to the children.

We opted for a later lunch at Local Burger, to let some of crowds die down.

The onion rings were excellent.

The Amherst Portobello was disappointing-it was really burned but Gidget's burger was good.

In Local Burgers defense, they were seriously under staffed and extremely busy with the festival attendees. I'll reserve final judgment on their Portobello Burger for a less busy time.

All in all a great way to spend a wintery Saturday in the north country.

More photos: CLICK HERE

Hike Report

Hubbard State Forest
Charlestown, NH
February 2, 2022

The Hump Day Kayakers/Hikers took advantage of the sunny, warm TWOSDAY (2/2/22) to explore a new area, Hubbard Hill State Forest in Charlestown, NH. 

Trail Finder describes the trail as "An easy to moderate trail. This whole trail is along a snowmobile trail, it crosses and parallels power lines at points. The other end of the trail is near the Old Fort #4 Rod and Gun Club’s shooting range off Ann Avenue, off the Old Claremont Road."

Parking was a bit dicey-not well plowed but you can find the lot by following North Hemlock Road to Burroughs Road, the trailhead is 0.5 miles on the left. Look for "Hubbard State Forest" sign at parking entrance.

The trail was a well groomed, well used snowmobile trail. Some grass and leaf litter were starting to show through; there was still enough snow to snowshoe but as the temperature began to rise the snow got very sticky.

The trail crosses a few streams and the bridges over them were very well maintained.

A few more photos: CLICK HERE

January was 2nd-deadliest month of the Covid pandemic

Erin Petenko reporting for VT DIGGER

January 2022 was the second-deadliest month of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data from the Vermont Department of Health.

The health department reported 64 people died of Covid in January 2022, slightly more than the 62 deaths reported for December 2021.

December 2020 remains the deadliest month of the pandemic with 71 fatalities, many of which were connected to outbreaks at long-term care facilities. Omicron is generally considered less severe than previous strains of the Covid-19 virus, and the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation reported Tuesday that Covid fatality rates had dropped from 0.9% in October to about 0.4% in January.

But even so, Vermont reported record-high case counts and hospitalizations in January. Vermont hospitals had more than 100 Covid patients for about two weeks, reaching a peak of 122 Covid patients on Jan. 19.

Attorney general reminds Vermonters of propane protection laws as snow, cold continue

Emma Cotton reporting for VT Digger

As the state prepares for a big winter storm and cold temperatures, the attorney general is reminding Vermonters that they have certain rights when it comes to emergency deliveries of heating fuel.

Vermont’s Consumer Assistance Program offers protection to people who use propane to heat their homes. According to the Attorney General’s Office, which enforces the program, propane sellers aren’t allowed to:
  • Charge a minimum usage fee
  • Charge for fuel that isn’t delivered
  • Require a minimum annual purchase price of fuel unless it’s part of a guaranteed price plan
  • Charge a fee when a customer stops service if the tank has been on the property for more than a year
Fuel dealers must deliver propane, even if the customer hasn’t paid off their balance, as long as the customer pays the fuel dealer for that delivery.

The Customer Assistance Program received 60 complaints related to propane last year. Most were related to billing issues and customer service issues such as delays in delivering heat, and some complaints related to pricing, according to Lisa Jensen, assistant director of the Consumer Assistance Program.


Vermont will test hundreds of schools for PCBs. But what happens if it finds them?

Peter D'Auria reporting for VT Digger

Vermont will test hundreds of schools across the state for polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), toxic chemicals used in building materials, state officials announced Wednesday.

The program, which is mandated by state law, sets the stage for a massive testing operation in Vermont schools, one that officials touted as the first in the country.

“This program will help us deliver valuable public health information to school administrators and support them in making decisions going forward that will protect students, teachers and school staff,” Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Peter Walke said in a Wednesday press release. But the initiative also has caused concern among some school officials, who are worried about the potential costs of mitigating the chemicals — and, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, are already grappling with another airborne threat in school buildings.

“In my opinion, this is an example of a program — a useful program — that’s being initiated before the details are taken care of,” Jeff Francis, the executive director of the Vermont Superintendents Association, said in an interview.


Why Get Vaccinated?

Well...Check out these stats

Hospitalizations/Deaths 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

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.)

Note: Starting February 5, the case dashboard will not be updated on Saturdays, Sundays or holidays. A breakdown of the previous days' cases will be reported on Mondays (or the day following a holiday).

Weathersfield has 245 cumulative case of COVID-19 since March 2020.
Six (6) new cases since last week, reported on 2/2/2022

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.


Follow the latest USA vaccination and COVID Risk Maps at

Town of Weathersfield

Town Meeting Info Meeting
Saturday, February 26
School at 10 a.m. Virtual LINK
 Town 12:30 p.m. Virtual Link

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]

Town Announces Notice of Tax Sale - February 24th at 10am

The Weathersfield Tax Collector has, on January 21, 2022, levied 27 properties by lodging copies of tax warrants in the Town Clerk's Office in the Town of Weathersfield as required by Law. Such properties will be sold at public auction at the Town Office, Martin Memorial Hall, a public place in Weathersfield, on the 24th day of February, 2022 at Ten O'clock in the forenoon, as shall be requisite to discharge such taxes with costs, unless previously paid.

AARP Tax Aide Return 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.

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. 
February 7  AGENDA  PACKET
February 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

Free Covid Vaccination Clinic at the Weathersfield School
Saturday, February 19, 2022
10:30-1:00 PM

135 Schoolhouse Road
Ascutney, VT 05030  802-674-5400 No appointments needed
Community is welcome to attend
Boosters, 1st & 2nd Covid vaccination, and pediatric vaccinations for ages 5 and up

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, February 8 at 6:00 p.m.

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 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.

Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield

Get Outdoors, Entertainment, Classes, Workshops 

Music and Laughter in the Air...

Lebanon Opera House

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

"If I Could Ride" (film premiere) Sunday, May 15 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!

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
February 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
February  8, 15, 22 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.

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.

February 16 at Noon
LiveStream Ep1: Enough to Go Around? Impacts of withdrawing water from rivers (virtual)

March 16 at Noon
LiveStream Ep2: Along for the Ride ~ Adventures on the Connecticut River

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

2022 UVTA Skate-a-Thon at Lake Morey

Postponed until February 12 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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.

Cooking Classes

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.

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

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

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