Weathersfield Weekly Blog March 20 edition

Happy Spring.
Hopefully no more snow.

Mark Your Calendars

Little Mermaid Jr. March 24-25 at Weathersfield School

The WS students will be performing the play The Little Mermaid Jr. on March 24 and 25. Rehearsals began on January 10 after a record number of students auditioning for positions.

P.R.I.D.E. Assembly March 24th
The P.R.I.D.E. assembly is on Friday, March 24th at 8:10 AM in the GYM. 
This is a K-8 assembly to acknowledge students that are showing 
Determination, and 
If your child is being recognized you will get a special invitation.

Weathersfield Garden Club Meets March 29 at 6 p.m.

The Weathersfield Garden Club is a somewhat new group in town, although most members have been gardening for years.
The club is meeting on March 29 to plan an Earth Day Clean-up project in town.

A previous club project was the planting of 200 daffodils at the Roman Tenney Memorial Park at the Exit 8 Park and Ride.

More details to follow. (the club did not update me with details-sorry)

SHS Exchange Students Share March 30 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Springfield Town Library is happy to host the Springfield High School Exchange Students for an evening of sharing! Students will share stories and information about their home countries, their experience as a student in the United States, and their future plans. 

FREE  but you must RESERVE a spot to attend TICKET
Springfield Town Library 43 Main Street Springfield, VT 05156

Transfer Station Punch Ticket Increase April 1

The Transfer Station Punch Ticket increase will go into effect on April 1, 2023. 
The Town has worked with all of the businesses that sell punch tickets and coordinated the transition. Doolittle’s PrintServ in Claremont, NH has provided updated punch tickets to reflect the cost difference.

WPL Announces Annual Easter Egg Hunt April 8 at 10:30 a.m.

Weathersfield Proctor Library is hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt at Hoisington Field on Route 106 in Perkinsville (near the 1879 Schoolhouse/Food Shelf 1862 Route 106) on April 8 beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Please note that the event is come wind, come weather. This year, it might mean hunting eggs in snow boots! 

Also, the library would be happy to accept any donations of candy or special prizes. These items may be dropped off at the library and time before April 7th. Names of donors will be listed on the library website and at the event unless otherwise requested.

Springfield Library Events

43 Main Street - Springfield, VT 05156
Tickets and Info: CLICK HERE

Thu, Apr 13, 1:00 PM

Tue, Apr 18, 6:30 PM

Thu, May 18, 1:00 PM

Reading Shakespeare at the Weathersfield Library Tuesdays through April 4th

Weathersfield Proctor Library and presenter Patti Arrison are hosting an informal, fun-filled reading of Shakespeare's romantic comedy, As You Like It, Tuesday evenings March 7 through April 4 from 6:30-8 p.m.. About one act per week will be read.

No prior experience is necessary. All are welcome.

All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players

For more information, contact Librarian Mark Richardson:
OR Presenter Patti Arrison:

“The fool doth think he is wise, 
but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.”

Owl Festival at VINS Saturday, April 15, 2023 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join VINS for a day of all things owly! 
Gather with live owls from all over the world, discover their life stories, join in a craft, and play games. Spice up your experience by dressing as your favorite owl! 
You never know whooo you’ll run into.

Included with General Admission* | VINS Members FREE**

VINS Members:
No pre-purchase is necessary. Bring your VINS Member ID Card to the Admissions Window upon arrival on Saturday, April 15. As long as you have your Member ID Card in hand, you will be able to bypass the General Admission line. VINS Members without their Member ID Card in hand will have to wait in the General Admission line.
Gather with live owls from all over the world, discover their life stories, join in a craft, and play games. Spice up your experience by dressing as your favorite owl! You never know whooo you’ll run into.

Visit Open Hearth Pizza from 11:30 AM to 3 PM, located near the VINS Nature Store!
See the event schedule (subject to change).

Price increase for admission tickets effective April 1, 2023; $19.00 Adult, $18.00, Senior and $16.00 Youth. Purchasing tickets at the lower price will end on March 31, 2023. Take advantage now for the lower price!

Cancellation/Refund Policy:
Cancellations/Refunds are discouraged. If, however, you must cancel your registration, please be aware of our refund policy.

Refunds will be given according to the following schedule: If requested at least 7 days prior to the event date, you will receive a full refund.
If requested within 7 days of the event date, we are unable to provide a refund.

Want to play at Do Good Fest 2023?

Enter our Beats for Good contest for a chance to perform at Do Good Fest 2023!

We're looking for Vermont's most talented high school musicians to complete our biggest Do Good Fest lineup yet. This is your opportunity to gain exposure, meet other local and national acts, and show off your skills for up to 10,000 people!

Here's how it works...

Step 1. Make Sure You're Eligible

Beats for Good is open to any current Vermont high school student and their classmates. Musical acts of all sizes and genres are welcome! Whether you’re a school band or chorus, four friends rocking out in a garage, or a solo acoustic performer, we want to hear from you.

Step 2. Submit Your Act

Click the button below to complete the submission form by 11:59 PM on May 5th. Before starting, make sure you have:
  • A short Youtube or Vimeo video (no more than 5 minutes) showing us what you've got. No foul language, and one video per act.
  • Your music teacher or advisor's contact info so we can confirm your eligibility
  • Your parent/guardian's permission
  • A commitment to play at Do Good Fest in Montpelier on July 15th if selected
Once your submission has been approved, you'll be notified via email.
Submit Your Act

Step 3. Help Us Select Our Winner

Our panel of Vermont music educators and professionals will narrow down the submissions to their top ten, and then it'll be up to you to select our winner! Voting will open to the public on June 9th, so gather your friends, family, and community members to vote, vote, vote, for their favorite musical act. The top three acts who receive the most votes will perform at Do Good Fest, meet this year's headliners, and win cash awards for their school!

For FAQs, voting info, and more, check out the Beats for Good website.

Learn More

Zilly Zonka and the Chocolate Factory, May 10

The Zack's Place Theatre Guild presents "Zilly Zonka and the Chocolate Factory", Wednesday, May 10 at 5:30 p.m. The performance is FREE but donations are gladly accepted.

If you haven't been to a Zack's Place performance, you'll want to attend this one. The shows are always well done and are a great community resource.

Here are some photos from previous performances: Zack's Place Theatre Guild

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

Town/School News

Chester native Travis Van Alstyne awarded grant to complete film on Romaine Tenney

Shawn Cunningham reporting for The Chester Telegraph

A Chester native who has been painstakingly working on a short, animated film, Love of the Land, since 2019 has been recognized for his work with a $4,100 grant from Vermont Public’s “Made Here Fund.”

The grant will help Travis Van Alstyne, who now lives in Burlington, finish his film on the last year of Romaine Tenney’s life. Tenney was an idiosyncratic Weathersfield farmer who even into the 1960s continued to work his land without gasoline powered engines, milked his herd by hand and cut and split his firewood with an axe and a saw long after most farmers had turned to tractors and other machinery.

In 1962, the state of Vermont took his land by eminent domain to build Interstate 91. The night before he was to be evicted from the farm where he was born, he turned his animals loose, set fire to the barn and the house and nailed the doors shut with himself inside.

Van Alstyne told The Telegraph in 2021, that he has always been fascinated with Tenney. “It’s such a moving story and a sad story, it really captivated me,” said Van Alstyne. “I tried to focus on his kindness, gentleness and love of the land. He was one of nine children and the only one who stayed on the farm. He wasn’t political. He never even attended a Town Meeting.”


Hey Weathersfield dogs (and your humans)
Officer AJ says, don't forget to renew your dog's license before April 1

By law, all dogs and wolf hybrids six months of age (if first rabies vaccine 3 months) or older must be licensed by April 1st each year in the town where the dog resides. Licenses are only available through the Town Clerk's Office and may be purchased in person or by mail if there is a current rabies certificate on file. Licenses are available after mid January each year. 

Weathersfield does not currently license cats.

In order to license your dog you must present the following items:
A copy of a valid rabies certificate (unless one is already on file).
Proof of Spay/Neuter certificate (if applicable)
Cash or a check made payable to "Town of Weathersfield"

Fee Before April 1st:
Neutered/Spayed: $5.00 + $5.00 state = $10.00
Male/Female: $9.00 + $5.00 state = $14.00

Fee after April 1st:
Neutered/ Spayed: $7.00 + $5.00 state = $12.00 Male/ Female: $13.00 + $5.00 state = $18.00

Local and State News

Prosecutors allege ex-credit union manager concocted $140,000 fraud scheme

Alan J. Keays reporting for VT Digger

A Windsor woman who served as a branch manager for the Vermont VA Federal Credit Union has been indicted on a charge of credit union fraud, according to federal prosecutors in Vermont.

Tracy Thibodeau, 46, pleaded not guilty Friday in U.S. District Court in Burlington to the felony charge, according to a press release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Vermont. She was released on conditions pending trial, which has not yet been set.

The one-count indictment returned Feb. 22 by a federal grand jury sitting in Rutland charges Thibodeau with credit union fraud from her former employer, the Vermont VA Federal Credit Union, at its one office in White River Junction, the release stated.

Thibodeau, according to the release, started working at the credit union in 2015 and was promoted to branch manager around 2016.

The indictment alleged that Thibodeau misused her authority to open a personal credit card at the financial institution without obtaining the proper authorization from her superiors.

“Thibodeau again misused her access to the credit union’s credit card processing software to grant herself, without authorization, privileged statuses on her card account,” the press release stated.

“Those privileges,” according to the release, “eliminated maximum account limits; excused her from paying late fees and penalties on overdue balances; and also eliminated monthly minimum payments.”

Between April 2019 and February 2021, Thibodeau used the card to make more than $140,000 in purchases, during which time she made only small monthly payments toward her large account balance, the release stated.

“The indictment further alleges that Thibodeau concealed her procurement and misuse of the credit card by manipulating internal credit card journal reports to hide from her superiors the existence of a large balance in her account,” according to the release.

Vermont State Police investigating death of 34-year-old man in custody at Springfield prison

Alan J. Keays reporting for VT Digger

34-year-old man incarcerated at Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield died early Tuesday morning, according to Vermont State Police.

Alexander Kelley of Putney was found unresponsive in his cell around 1:08 a.m. Tuesday by prison staff during a routine check, according to a state police press release issued Tuesday morning.

Prison staff called first responders to the scene. Despite lifesaving efforts, Kelley was pronounced dead at 1:42 a.m., police wrote.

Vermont State Police were notified, per standard procedure, and are conducting an investigation into Kelley’s death. An autopsy will be performed at the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office to determine his cause and manner of death.

“Preliminary information obtained by VSP indicates Kelley’s health was being monitored by prison staff, and he was alone in a cell,” state police wrote in the release.

The corrections department, in its own press release later Tuesday, said Kelley’s death “is not considered suspicious at this time.”

Asked why his health was being monitored by prison staff, Haley Sommer, a spokesperson for the corrections department, replied Tuesday that she could not divulge specifics due to federal health privacy laws.

Kelley had been in custody since March 1 as a fugitive from justice, police said. He was being held in a post-intake area separate from the general population, which is standard protocol for new inmates.

Vermont religious school that refused to play team with trans player banned from sporting events

Peter D'Auria reporting for VT Digger

A private Christian school that forfeited a girls’ basketball game rather than play against a team with a transgender player has been banned from Vermont school sporting events.

The Vermont Principals’ Association, which oversees school athletics, said Monday afternoon that Mid Vermont Christian School in Quechee will no longer be eligible to participate in sports and other sponsored activities.

The decision was announced after a Monday morning meeting of the Vermont Principals’ Association executive committee, during which members decided "that policies have been violated at the school level and thus there is an immediate determination of ineligibility for Mid-Vermont Christian in VPA sanctioned activities and tournaments going forward.”

Specifically, Mid Vermont violated the organization’s anti-discrimination and gender identity policies, the organization told the school in a letter of ineligibility. Those policies allow athletes to play on the team that is “consistent with their gender identity” and prohibit discrimination “based on a student’s actual or perceived sex and gender.”

A representative of Mid Vermont Christian did not immediately respond to a request for comment via email and phone call.

Mid Vermont Christian School drew international headlines last month after its girls’ basketball team refused to play against Long Trail School, which had a transgender athlete on its basketball team.

In its letter, the Vermont Principals’ Association cited that forfeit and the “corresponding rationale” that the school shared with media outlets as the basis for its decision.

Mid Vermont Christian’s head of school, Vicky Fogg, said in a statement last month that the school believed “playing against an opponent with a biological male jeopardizes the fairness of the game and the safety of our players.”

After the school withdrew its girls’ team from the Vermont Division IV state tournament playoffs, Mid Vermont Christian went on to place second in the boys’ tournament, which concluded Saturday.

Skier Shiffrin wins slalom for record World Cup win 87
By The Associated Press March 11, 2023

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Two minutes after earning her 87th career win, Mikaela Shiffrin finally understood the significance of setting the record for most World Cup victories.

In the middle of the awards ceremony, a man in a red jacket unexpectedly stepped forward from the crowd and that was the moment Shiffrin first realized what it all meant to her.

It was her brother, Taylor, who had secretly flown in to Sweden and now came over to hug her.

“I’ve said it the whole time, I don’t know how to define that,” Shiffrin said about the record. “But when you have these special moments ... seeing my brother and (sister-in-law) Kristi and my mom (and coach, Eileen) in the finish today, that’s what makes it memorable.”

Shiffrin set the outright World Cup record for most career victories by winning a slalom Saturday, breaking a tie with Ingemar Stenmark on the all-time overall winners list between men and women. The Swede competed in the 1970s and 80s.

Shiffrin had matched Stenmark’s mark of 86 wins with victory in a giant slalom Friday.

Two-vehicle crash with injuries on I-91 possibly caused by dog running on highway

Vermont State Police say a two-vehicle crash on Interstate 91 north near mile marker 58 (Ascutney) was caused by a dog running around the highway.

Police say the crash happened at approximately 1:49 p.m. on 12 March 2023.

The driver of a northbound Jeep SUV struck a northbound Chrysler van in the rear. The van was stopped in the travel portion of the interstate at the time of impact.

The drivers of both vehicles were transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with unknown injuries. Both vehicles sustained total damage.

According to police, multiple other vehicles were also stopped due to the dog running around the interstate. The condition of the dog is unknown.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Westminster barracks at 802-722-4626.

Vermont Wants to Run Its Own Cannabis Lab to Monitor the Sprouting Market 

SASHA GOLDSTEIN reporting for Seven Days

State regulators want to build a cannabis testing lab to help them oversee the fast-growing legal weed market.

The Vermont Cannabis Control Board's request for nearly $1 million and three new positions comes as it investigates contaminated weed that made it through several state-imposed safeguards and onto store shelves. The board pulled the pesticide-laden product, grown by Holland Cannabis, after a consumer said it made him slightly ill.

During the prolonged debate about legalizing cannabis in Vermont, advocates argued that a regulated market would be safer for consumers, who would know what they were ingesting. But just three public labs are currently licensed in the state and, until last month, only one could run all the tests required before a product can be sold. That's created a major choke point in the supply chain and put added pressure on entrepreneurs who are eager for a return on their investments.

"It's completely inoperable," said Geoffrey Pizzutillo, the cofounder and executive director of the Vermont Growers Association, which represents some 80 members. "Because testing is taking a long time, we're seeing the bad faith actors take advantage of that. And the good faith actors are saying, 'Listen, I have an agricultural commodity; it has a shelf life. The more I wait, the more the value goes down.' So it's creating a tense situation."

The legislature's budget adjustment bill, H.145, contains the money needed to fund three positions — two chemists and a lab director — and buy equipment for a new Cannabis Quality Control Program. The House and Senate approved the measure last week and sent it on to Gov. Phil Scott.

Concerts and Adventures

Tuesday, March 14, 2023

An epic Nor'easter on Pi Day couldn't stop fans of Ladysmith Black Mambazo from attending the sold out show Tuesday night.

Just as the band was leaving The Green Room to take the stage most of Lebanon lost power and that included the Opera House.

The band performed for almost two hours without monitors, lights or microphones.

The audience enjoyed the show under the emergency lights glow.

More photos: CLICK HERE

Grace Potter Lonely Towns Solo Tour
Academy of MusicNorthampton, MA
Friday, March 17, 2023

We've been following Grace Potter since 2007 so when she announced a solo tour we thought we'd check it out if she played near us. A couple of dates were announced near us so we grab some sweet seats to the Northampton, MA show.

Grace grew up in Vermont but now lives mostly in California with her husband, Eric Valentine and five year old son, Sagan. 

In 2002, she formed Grace Potter and The Nocturnals. 
We saw this band at the Lebanon Opera House in 2007 and we were hooked! (not my video)

It was St. Patrick's Day and Grace dressed in green for the occasion. Many of the audience members were "Wearing The Green" also.

Grace plays acoustic guitar, Flying V guitar, piano, keyboards and when on turn with a band a Hammond B3. 

She ran the show much like her pandemic streams- a little all over the place, lots of stories, songs that streamed in and out of each other but basically a fun show.

More photos: CLICK HERE

Her Spring and Summer tour dates can be found HERE in case you might like to check her out.

Town of Weathersfield

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  and Term 
Mike Todd Chair 2024
Paul Tillman Vice Chair 2026
David Fuller Member 2025
Kelly O'Brien Clerk 2025
Wendy Smith Member 2024
Select Board Meets 1st and 3rd Mondays of the Month 6:30 p.m.  
March 20 Agenda Packet

*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 Police Blotter

DUI #2 charges after driver found parked at Weathersfield park and ride

A 65-year-old man from Reading was arrested for his second DUI following an incident in Weathersfield March 6, 2023.

Authorities say they were notified of a vehicle operating erratically on Vermont Route 106 at around 6:30 p.m.

The vehicle was later reported to have pulled into the park and ride at the intersection of Vermont Route 106 and Vermont Route 131.

Police arrived and spoke with the driver, identified as Edwin Barton.

While speaking with Barton, police say he showed signs of impairment and was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Barton was transported to the Westminster barracks for processing.

He was released with a citation to appear in court on March 14.

Weathersfield Police and K-9 Officer AJ make a drug bust at the Windsor Motel

From the police report:
OFFICER(S): Chief Daniels, Detective Prince, & K-9 AJ
DATE/TIME: 03/07/23 / 1500 Hours
LOCATION: Windsor Motel
VIOLATION: Possession of Heroin
Possession of Crack Cocaine
Possession of Controlled Substance

ACCUSED: Justin Johnson
AGE: 37

On March 7, 2023, suspected drug activity was reported to be occurring at the Windsor Motel.
Officers made contact with Justin Johnson and he was found to be in possession of suspected Heroin. 

A brief investigation took place and the Weathersfield Police Department seized a room at the Windsor Motel and applied for a Search Warrant. 

Upon executing the Search Warrant, K-9 AJ alerted to the odor of narcotics on several areas of the room and a search revealed Heroin, Crack Cocaine, Controlled Substances, numerous heroin and crack paraphernalia. 

Johnson was charged with the above listed offenses and issued a citation to appear in court at a later date. The Windsor Motel is cooperating fully with the investigation.

Weathersfield School

Weekly Newsletter: March 17

Save the Dates
March 24 and 25 Little Mermaid Jr. Performances
March 30 Early Release Day for Students- Parent/Teacher/ Student Conferences
March 31 No School for Students- Parent/Teacher/ Student Conferences

Graduation Dates Across the SU

Here are the upcoming graduation dates and times across the Supervisory Union. 
WINDSOR 12TH: June 2nd 6:00 p.m. 
ABS 6TH: 6/15 during day 9:00 a.m. 
HARTLAND 8TH: 6/13 4:00 p.m. 
WEATHERSFIELD 8TH: 6/14 6:00 p.m. 
WINDSOR 8TH: 6/15 6:00 p.m.

Current Employment Opportunities at Weathersfield School
If you or if you know of anyone that has always wanted to work in a school setting, now is the time to apply. 
WS currently has three different opportunities for employment. 
If you are interested, please apply on
World Language Teacher

Meeting Agendas may be found HERE

Weathersfield School Board meets on Tuesdays
In Person at Weathersfield School (135 Schoolhouse Road, Ascutney)

Location: 135 Schoolhouse RD Ascutney 
March 14, 2023

School Board Meetings
Meeting Minutes

February 14
January 10, 2023  (minutes not posted at press time)

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

WPL Drop in Scrabble
Mondays at 1 p.m.

Please call Maureen Bogosian for details
@ 603-252-0936

Weathersfield Historical Society
Follow them on Facebook:

Weathersfield Center Church and Meeting House
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Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield
Get Outdoors, Entertainment, Classes, Workshops 

Upper Valley Spike Hikes

The Upper Valley Trails Alliance's Kaitie Eddington checks in with a little gift: a compilation of trails and trail networks good for winter walking and hiking that also have easily accessible parking. 

Eight suggestions, from Hanover's Britton Forest to Woodstock's Ottauquechee River Trail to Eastman's northern trails in Grantham, plus plenty of others. And an added bonus: an updated list of stores in the region that sell spikes for your boots (and other hiking stuff).

More Hiking Trails
Vermont Land Trust MAP
All shows are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo March 14 TICKETS

David Sedaris, March 31 TICKETS

Guster, Sunday, April 2, 7 p.m. TICKETS

Youth Education Serie: Dance of Hope, April 6, 10 a.m. TICKETS

Dance of Hope, April 6, 6:30 p.m. FREE TICKETS
(you must reserve a seat to attend)

Fly Fishing Film Tour April 13 7 p.m. TICKETS

City Center Ballet presents-Alice in Wonderland May 5-7 INFO and Tickets

Silent Film-Saftey Last! May 12 TICKETS

Zach Nugent's Dead Set May 19 TICKETS
GA Orchestra Seating and Reserved Balcony Seating

Paul Reiser, Saturday, May 20 TICKETS

Ali Siddiq June 4 6 p.m. TICKETS
Meet and Greet Tickets available, hosted by Hartford Dismas House

Pat Metheny Side-Eye, Wednesday June 7 TICKETS

LOH-Hootenanny June 10: Beecharmer, Cold Chocolate, Jacob Jolliff Band 
4-8:30 p.m. Gates at noon, River Park West, Lebanon NH

LOH PRIDE Picnic  6 p.m. June 16  Learn More
with a Silent Disco 9-11 p.m. HEADPHONES

Cavalcade July 7-9, 2023 TICKETS
Bizet's Carmen July 16-21, 2023 TICKETS
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel July 27-30, 2023 TICKETS



Whole Roasted Tro

Within Reach Yoga 

at the 1879 Schoolhouse in Perkinsville, VT

You must Register for each class at least a day ahead by emailing Lisa
(Class sizes limited to 7.)

March Classes Mondays and Tuesdays

Candle Glow Gentle Flow
Monday evenings 5:30-6:30 p.m.
March 13, 20, 27

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore 
Tuesday Morning 9-10 a.m.
March 14, 21, 28

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

Please arrive 5-15 minutes early with your own props and mats.

REFRAIN FROM: Wearing ice cleats (into the building), shoes, perfume, or cologne in the practice space. Do not come to class if you are feeling ill.

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.

The Copper Fox 56 Main St., Ste. 1 Springfield, VT 05156 (802) 885-1031
Dinner 5:00pm - 9:00pm  
Sunday Hours 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Wednesday through Sunday (Closed Monday and Tuesday)

Daily Grind Café 
Call ahead for take out (802) 674-9859
93 Pleasant St. Claremont, NH (in the space formerly occupied by Dusty’s Café)
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

Exit Ate  (802) 674-4673 Daily 6 a.m.-3 p.m.
Breakfast and Brunch Restaurant
202 route 131, Ascutney, VT, United States, Vermont

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

Maebellines (802) 591-4311
12 Clinton Street, Springfield, VT Open for breakfast and lunch, daily except Sundays.

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-(802) 795-0063 CLOSED For the Season
Tuesdays-Sundays 11:30 a.m. until 9 p.m. (they stop cooking at 7:30 p.m.)
4261 Route 106 in Perkinsville, Downers Four Corners to the locals.
Unicorn Sundae at Villagers Rtes. 131 and 106, Downers Four Corners, in Perkinsville

Food Assistance

Weathersfield Food Shelf in Perkinsville.
The food shelf is open 2:00 pm-4:00 pm on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. 
 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.

Vermont State Resources and
COVID-19 Response Information

Do it for Yourself, Your Family, Your Community

Vermont Department of Health COVID-19 Information Page.

VT Digger Coronavirus Report: CLICK HERE

Mt. Ascutney Hospital Open for Walk-Ins M-F 1-5 PM
Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center is now offering walk-in service on weekday afternoons for people ages 2 and older, according to a news release.

The visits are available for urgent, but non-emergency medical needs Monday through Friday from 1 to 5 p.m. Patients can check in at the hospital’s central registration, through the main entrance.

Some of the conditions appropriate for care through walk-in services are minor cuts and burns; urinary tract infections; strains and sprains; minor fractures; rashes; and ear, sinus and eye infections. In addition, X-ray and lab services are available on-site.

A nurse will be on hand to determine if a patient’s condition calls for transfer to the emergency department.

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