Weathersfield Weekly Blog, May 15 edition

Lilacs are blooming-YEA! 
Blackflies are biting-BOO!

Mark Your Calendars

Weathersfield Garden Club Meets May 16

The Weathersfield Garden Club will meet on May 16th at the 1879 Schoolhouse in Perkinsville at 6 p.m.
New members and guests are always welcome. The club plans to meet the 3rd Tuesday of the month. Any questions? please email

Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society  "Caring it Forward" for the animals at our Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction, Friday, May 19

Cocktail Hour & Silent Auction begins at 5:30 pm
Dinner served at 6:30 pm
Mount Ascutney Resort
485 Hotel Road
Brownsville, VT 05037
Live Auction following dinner
Stay after the auction for dancing with live music by Carlos Ocasio & Frydaddy!

Live auction items include:
I LOVE NY: Two center orchestra, third-row tickets to "Sweeny Todd" on Broadway plus a two-night stay in NYC at the Refinery Hotel and dinner at Carmine's Restaurant

UNDER THE TUSCAN SUN: Seven nights for four people in picturesque Tuscany

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME: Four dugout box-seat tickets to watch the Red Sox take on the Yankees, plus an overnight stay in a private condo in Boston

..PLUS, much, much more!

To purchase your tickets online, click here:
Or call 802-484-5829 or email

Annual Benefit Dinner & Auction is their largest fundraising event of the year. The evening's proceeds will go towards the care of the animals at Lucy Mackenzie Humane Society, and help fund their programs that support keeping animals in loving, caring homes.

Tickets are $150 per person. Tables of 8 available for reservation (Limited quantities)

May is National Bike Month, promoted by the League of American Bicyclists and celebrated in communities from coast to coast. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to showcase the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to giving biking a try.

In 2023, we'll be celebrating ways to #BikeThere during National Bike Month and National Ride A Bike Day on May 7, 2023. 

There are so many ways to celebrate Bike Month and to #BikeThere: during Bike to Work Week (and Day!), biking to coffee or around the block, and riding on May 7 for #BikeDay.


Vermont's report card: CLICK HERE

Springfield Library Events

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

Ask Our Town Manager: A Community Conversation

Mon, Jun 5, 6:00 PM

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

Town/School News

Art Show/Community Dinner May 31

WS Art Teacher Shelly Jarvis is bringing art to the community dinner on May 31st 

She will be presenting a slideshow of student artwork that has been created during the school year. 

Displays of the student artwork may bee seen in the AP Room as well as the Art Room. Students should bring in their artwork in by May 19th for display preparation.

Ms. Jarvis is looking for donations of any picture frames or pre cut mats to frame as much student art as possible. The sizes she is looking for include:
8x10 frame size with 5x7 opening of a mat size. I need 5 more of these.
11x14 frame size with 8x10 opening of a mat size. I need 7 more of these.
12x12 frame size with a 9.5x9.5 opening of a mat size. I need 1 of these.

Town Volunteer Vacancies
There were no appointments made at the April 17th meeting but Selectboard Chair Mike Todd read the available vacancies  
a. Budget Committee (5 Vacancies) 
b. Conservation Commission (2 Vacancies) 
c. Energy Coordinator (1 Vacancy) 
d. Green Up Coordinator (1 Vacancy) 
e. Lister (1 Vacancy) f. Parks and Recreation (2 Vacancies) 
g. Veterans Memorial Committee (4 Vacancies) 
h. Zoning Board of Adjustment (2 Vacancies)

Anyone interested in serving should contact the Town manager Brandon Gulnick at 802-674-2626

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.  

*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

Weathersfield School

Weekly Newsletter: May 12

Save the Dates
May 9th-19th VTCAP Testing Grades 3-8
May 9th- Panther Cub Night 5-6:00 PM
May 9th Weathersfield Board Meeting 6:30 PM
May 29th No School Memorial Day Holiday
May 31st Art Showcase/ Community Dinner

Last Day of School: June 14th noon dismissal

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.

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 
May 9 Agenda

School Board Meetings
Meeting Minutes
May 9
April 18 (not posted at press time 4/24/2023 a violation of the Open Meeting Law)

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
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Weathersfield Center Church and Meeting House
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Local and State News

Former Listen executive director charged with embezzling $230,000

Valley News via VT Digger
Kyle Fisher, the former executive director of nonprofit Listen Community Services, which serves Upper Valley residents in Vermont and New Hampshire, has been indicted and charged with stealing nearly a quarter-million dollars from the Lebanon-based social services organization and using much of the money to gamble, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for New Hampshire said Thursday afternoon.

Fisher, 42, who was placed on leave from Listen in September and resigned in February, embezzled more than $230,000 over a 19-month period in 2021 and 2022 and gambled away “a large amount of the stolen funds” at the MGM casino in Springfield, Mass., according to a news release.

Fisher used his access to Listen’s financial system and “wrote unauthorized checks to himself and transferred funds from the charity’s PayPal account to his own personal bank account” and “created fake invoices and receipts and altered the charity’s accounting records” in an effort to cover his tracks, the government alleges.

He faces four counts of wire fraud, according to the news release, and is scheduled to appear in federal court at a later date.

In a statement late Thursday afternoon, Listen said it was notified of the indictment only hours before it became public and was “saddened to report (it) has been the victim of embezzlement.”

“While we process our disappointment and sadness over this betrayal of trust, we are also incredibly grateful to the authorities that we’ve been working with collaboratively over the past several months. We are confident that their work will bring closure, justice and restitution to our neighbors, volunteers, staff and supporters in the Upper Valley,” the statement said.

Listen said the money that Fisher is alleged to have stolen “did not undermine (the nonprofit’s) financial condition or operations.”

The charge of wire fraud carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 or twice the gross gain or loss, whichever is greater.

Marked by record turnover, a Democratic supermajority and 11th hour battles, 2023’s legislative session comes to a close

Sarah Mearhoff reporting for VT Digger

With their approval of an $8.5 billion budget and the fall of the gavel Friday at 8:23 p.m. and 11:31 p.m. respectively, the Vermont Senate and House adjourned for the final day of the 2023 legislative session.

In January, state lawmakers kicked off their first fully in-person legislative session since the Covid-19 pandemic sent them home in 2020. With a new biennium came a fresh crop of lawmakers; altered political dynamics between the House, Senate and Governor’s Office; a historic Democratic supermajority in both chambers; and a litany of major policy decisions — some solidified only after intense debate.

Roughly one-third of this year’s legislators were newly elected as of November, marking historic turnover. Along with a new class of lawmakers came a new set of priorities.

In his adjournment speech, Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Baruth, D/P-Chittenden Central, offered his shortlist of the year’s top priorities: patching up the state’s beleaguered child care system, working to ease its chronic housing shortage, taking steps to lower carbon emissions and tackling the issue of gun violence.

Highlights of this legislative session’s final major political maneuvers:

Phil Scott signs landmark reproductive ‘shield’ bills into law

 Sarah Mearhoff reporting for VT Digger

Against a national backdrop of ever-tightening restrictions on abortions and gender-affirming care, Gov. Phil Scott on Wednesday signed two high-profile “omnibus” bills that seek to expand protections for and access to reproductive care in Vermont.

“Today, we reaffirm once again that Vermont stands on the side of privacy, personal autonomy and reproductive liberty, and that providers are free to practice without fear,” the Republican governor said in a press release announcing his signatures Wednesday.

When the U.S. Supreme Court last summer struck down Roe v. Wade case precedent, thereby ending the federal right to an abortion, dozens of states immediately outlawed or severely restricted access to the procedure. Meanwhile, numerous state legislatures have also taken aim at transgender rights, passing laws regulating gender-affirming care for patients who are transitioning, particularly minors.

In a patchwork nation of disparate laws regarding reproductive health care, Vermont lawmakers set out to make the state a refuge for these procedures — not just for residents, but out-of-state patients who travel to receive the procedures, as well.

H.89 is the Legislature’s so-called shield law, protecting Vermont health care providers from being forced to cooperate with out-of-state investigators, should they seek to prosecute a patient who traveled to Vermont to obtain care from a state where abortion or gender-affirming care is outlawed.

Lawmakers were clear from the start: Vermont can only shield providers and patients so long as they remain in state lines. But H.89 does offer out-of-state patients some level of protection, by essentially kneecapping any investigations.

The Senate’s companion bill, S.37, offers providers professional protections for providing reproductive care in Vermont, such as barring medical malpractice insurance companies from hiking rates on providers, or preventing providers from having their medical licenses revoked.

The legislation also includes a section taking aim at so-called crisis pregnancy centers, which are nonmedical facilities that advertise themselves for pregnant patients, offering some basic obstetrics — such as pregnancy tests and ultrasounds — but actively seek to dissuade patients from obtaining abortions. Critics have long called these facilities’ advertising strategies misleading, and S.37 makes them subject to Vermont’s existing false and misleading advertising statutes.

End of national Covid emergency brings changes to pandemic care and data in Vermont

Erin Petenko reporting for VT Digger

The federal government plans to end the national public health emergency for Covid-19 on May 11, after more than three years of wide-ranging, pandemic-induced changes to the health care system — in Vermont and throughout the country.

The public health emergency, first put in place in January 2020, set requirements for Covid-related health care, loosened restrictions on telehealth and hospital practices, and made it easier for the federal government to collect Covid data and track Covid supplies.

Its end is not expected to change every one of those rules, thanks to efforts to extend pandemic-era initiatives through other routes. But some experts have expressed concern about the erosion of Covid mitigation practices and the loss of Covid care coverage, particularly for low-income Vermonters.

Here’s what’s expected to change in Vermont and what is likely to remain in place, at least for now.
Coverage for Covid care

The national emergency set rules governing what insurers needed to cover for Covid care, including PCR tests ordered by doctors’ offices or hospitals, and antigen tests picked up at a doctor’s office or over the counter at a pharmacy.

Starting July 1, BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont will no longer cover over-the-counter antigen tests, according to Sara Teachout, a spokesperson for the state’s largest private insurance company.

Covid vaccines and tests given out by a primary care provider would be covered without a copay, since it falls under preventive care covered by its insurance plans, according to Teachout. But Covid medications and treatments at a hospital could cost patients money, depending on the copay, deductible and coinsurance coverage under their plan.

“As COVID-19 becomes endemic, all testing, vaccinations and treatment of COVID-19 will be covered by insurance like all other common health conditions,” Teachout wrote in an email.

Vermont’s other private insurer, MVP, said its customers “may soon see changes to COVID-19 related coverage.”


Senate approves changes in state cannabis regulations

 Fred Thys reporting for VT Digger

he Senate on Thursday, by a unanimous voice vote, approved a bill, H.270, that opens the door to developing new strains of cannabis and makes some changes in the cannabis medical system.

The bill would create a new “cannabis propagation cultivator” license allowing the establishment of cannabis nurseries in Vermont.

“The purpose of this license type is to allow businesses to specialize in developing new strains or cultivars and provide clean, tested source material for cultivators,” Sen. Wendy Harrison, D-Windham, told colleagues as she presented the bill during the initial debate Wednesday night.

The nursery license would allow strains to be developed in Vermont that are free from pesticides and pathogens. Contamination with a pesticide led the state Cannabis Control Board to recall all cannabis from Holland Cannabis in February.

The bill also would make some changes in Vermont’s medical cannabis system.

Under present law, people with post-traumatic stress disorder seeking a medical card so they can buy cannabis from a medical dispensary must be in psychotherapy. This bill would eliminate that requirement.

The bill also would allow caregivers to take care of two patients instead of one, as is the case under current law. Caregivers may grow cannabis for their patients.

Also under the new bill, patients with lifelong conditions would be able to renew their medical cards once every three years instead of annually.

“It doesn’t make sense to require a patient to submit to an annual renewal that merely verifies that they continue to have an incurable condition,” Harrison said.


2022 Vermont Book Award winners announced

Olivia Q. Pintair reporting for VT Digger

Bianca Stone, Caren Beilin, Kathryn Davis, and Zoë Tilley Poster have won the 2022 Vermont Book Award, a prize established in 2014 to honor outstanding literary work by Vermont authors.

This year’s judges — made up of writers, readers, editors, librarians and booksellers of Vermont — chose the winners in poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction and children’s literature from among 14 total finalists for work published in 2022.

Miciah Bay Gault, coordinator of the Vermont Book Award, said she hopes Vermonters will read the books awarded this year, describing each winning work as “truly exceptional.”

“What I want people to understand about these books, books that win awards like this, is that they're written with such precision (and) really exquisite care for every word,” Bay Gault said. “The order of the words, the music of the sentences, the deftness of the images — I just feel like these are books that expand our sense of ourselves in the world. They are extraordinary books.”

The winners were honored Saturday in a reception hosted by Vermont Humanities at Vermont College of Fine Arts. As participants sipped a custom-made cocktail, appropriately named “the unreliable narrator,” last year‘s awardees — Alison Bechdel, Melanie Finn and Shanta Lee Gander — and National Book Award winner M.T. Anderson announced the prizes.

Vermont Senate moves ahead with overhauled bottle bill that would cover most beverage containers

 Fred Thys reporting for VT Digger

The Senate moved ahead with an overhaul of the state’s beverage redemption law — “the bottle bill” — by a vote of 19-11 Wednesday.

“It keeps more containers out of our landfills and out of our roadsides,” Sen. Becca White, D-Windsor, told colleagues as she presented H.158 in debate.

Under the half-century-old law, deposits paid for returned containers are intended to encourage consumers to recycle them at redemption centers.

The legislation would newly include water bottles, energy drinks and other popular beverages, and find new ways to pay for recycling.

It also seeks to reduce the burden on the state’s beleaguered redemption centers, which are responsible for sorting and recycling the containers.

The House passed its own version of the bill in March, and differences in the two versions will need to be ironed out. The Senate version still requires final approval by the Senate before the two versions can be reconciled.

Redemption centers have to sort bottles by brand, and they deal regularly with more than 100 brands.

“We have not changed the fee to keep pace with redemption,” White said.

Manufacturers now pay the centers a handling fee of 4 cents a bottle. The legislation would increase that to 5 cents a bottle.

Theater and Events

Zilly Zonka and the Chocolate Factory

Zilly Zonka and the Chocolate Factory
Zack's Place Theater Guild
A play by Roald Dahl-Adapted by Zack's Place, Staff and Participants
Woodstock Town Hall, Pentangle Arts
Woodstock VT May 10, 2023
Woodstock’s Town Hall Theater was transformed into a Chocolate Factory on Wednesday evening. The Zack’s Place Theater Guild performed “Zilly Zonka and the Chocolate Factory” before a standing room only audience.

The play is an adaptation of “Willy Wonka” by Roald Dahl and was adapted by Dail Frates. The play was choreographed by Alison Johannensen, Jennifer Schutzius and Sara Norcross. The stunning sets were created by Emmett Norton, Mike Moriarty, Craig Mowery, Sterling Dew, Candace Coburn, Priscilla Clark and Bill Rousseau. Kerry Rosenthal was the cast’s singing coach; stage director and lighting design was by Craig Mowery and sound was by Bob Merrill.

Charlie Zucket buys a special ZONKA bar from the Candy Cart Ladies (Hellen and Erin Norton)

After falling into the Chocolate River, Augustus Zloop (Eric Young)-wrapped in chocolate, is taken away by the Oompa Loompas.

Zilly Zonka takes the Golden Ticket winners on a boat ride down the Chocolate River.

After eating the experimental gum Violet Zeauregarde (Kate Enneper) turns into a giant blueberry.

More photos from the performance: CLICK HERE
Photos from the dress rehearsal: CLICK HERE

Zack's Place Magical Garden Event
Hosted at the Woodstock Inn’s Kelly Way Gardens
Woodstock VT May 14, 2023

The Woodstock Inn and Resort’s Kelly Way Gardens hosted Zack’s Place Magical Garden on Sunday. The fundraiser included a mushroom workshop, a live auction and a farm to table dinner prepared by the Inn’s new chef Matthew McClure.

The afternoon began with a talk about mushrooms by Ari Rockland-Miller. This was Ari’s second time speaking at a Zack’s Place fundraiser, the last time he led a mushroom foraging walk. Sunday, his focus was on educating people on how to grow their own mushrooms, specifically Shitake and Oyster. With the help of Dail Frates, executive director at Zack’s Place, he also gave a demonstration on how to set up a Wine Cap mushroom patch.

Drilling a hole in the log.

Inoculating the log.

Building an oyster mushroom totem.

Prepping the meal at the Red Barn. 
The Woodstock Inn and Resort's new chef, Chef Matthew McClure (right)

More photos from the event: CLICK HERE

Things to Do In and Around Weathersfield
Get Outdoors, Entertainment, Classes, Workshops

Bird Walks hosted by Ascutney Mountain Audubon Society.

Saturday, May 20, 2023 Caper Hill Woods and Field Walk, New England Forestry Foundation, Reading VT
Bird walk at 7 a.m.

The walk is an easy 1-mile loop, plus side trails. Meet at the pull-off on Route 106 across from the turn to Caper Hill Rd. at 7:00 a.m. Directions: 1) From Springfield take a right onto RT 106 North/Main St. Continue to the junction of RT 10 and RT 106. Turn right staying on RT 106 for 20 miles. Caper Hill Rd is on the right and the pull-off is on the left. 2) From Bellows Falls take 91 to Exit 8/Ascutney. Go left onto RT 131 West then right onto RT 106 North. Caper Hill is 15 miles up. 3) To the birding site, go up Caper Hill Rd to the first intersection, one mile up. Turn left and go to the end past the big red barn.
To register Contact: Marie Caduto, or 802-384-5621.

Saturday, June 3, 2023 Windsor Grassland Wildlife Management Area, Windsor, VT
Bird walk at 7 a.m.

Walk will run from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Attendees should meet at the pump house parking area on Marton Rd. Directions: Coming from the south, take RT 5 into Windsor, turn west onto State St., continue straight onto Hunt Rd. for 2.2 miles, turn right onto Marton Rd. and continue until the pump house. If coming form the north, take County Rd. south, turn right onto Weeden Hill Rd, turn right onto Marton Rd. In both cases park at the pump house parking area near the intersection with State Farm Rd.
Point of Contact: Ken Cox,

For the latest bird sightings see:

Children's Fishing Derby June 10th 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

 13th Annual Vermont Adaptive Charity Challenge presented by Killington Resort

GOAL: To raise more than $300,000 from this event for adaptive sports and expensive adaptive equipment at Vermont Adaptive - which allows us to share our passion for sports and the outdoors with people of any ability

Location: Killington Resort's Skyeship Base Lodge/Area, Route 4, Killington

Activities on Saturday
In addition to the road bike routes Saturday morning (returning to the original routes), you can now choose to mountain bike, gravel ride, paddle, hike, or participate virtually.

Online Silent Auction
The famous silent auction is online and will be live June 1 for you to start bidding. We'll display the items at the Festival, and the online auction will close at 4:30 p.m. at the end of the day's event.

Beverages & Food Trucks
Lawson's Finest Liquids, 14th Star Brewing, Stowe Cider, Skinny Pancake, Fork in the Road, Sustainable Eats, Taco Truck All Stars, and more.

Festival, Live Music & Huge Vendor Village
Come check out Turtle Fur, Vermont Mountain Bike Association, Luce Farm Wellness, Treeline Terrains, Bike-On, SDR Clothing, REI, Til I Die, Vermont State Parks, and more. Plus an appearance by Smokey Bear, Kid's Activities, 802 Events Photo Booth, and LIVE music with Jamie's Junk Show with the Deep Banana Blackout Horns.

Appreciation Gift When You Raise $150 or More
- Special Event Tee Shirt
- The First 500 People to Raise $150 Receive a Killington Ski/Bike Ticket

Loads of Incentive Gifts for Your Fundraising Efforts
- Cycling Jersey, Mountain Bike Jersey or Hoodie - watch for images coming soon!
- YETI Lunch Pail, Thule Bags, Skis and More!

Lace up for Laura Saturday, June 24th. 8:30 A.M. kids race, 9:00 5k run/walk-Registration is OPEN

The Annual Lace Up for Laura Memorial 5k Walk/Run and kids fun run has been announced and race registration is now open.

The race is held in memory of Laura Cody McNaughton who died in a tragic car accident on June 28, 2018 and raise funds for the scholarship fund in her name.

Energy at this event is fun, supportive and full of smiles as individuals and families participate in something Laura loved to do all for a meaningful cause.

The event will consist of two races held on Saturday, June 24, 2023: an approximately 1/3 mile kids 12 and under fun run starting at 8:30 A.M. followed by a 3.1 mile (5km) race starting at 9:00 A.M for all ages and abilities.

The starts for both races will be located near the intersection of the Plains and Reservoir Roads. The 3.1 mile race will be an out and back race on the scenic dirt road known for its lack of change in elevation.

Plenty of post-race snacks and swag will be offered!
(Contact them if you'd like to become a sponsor or make a donation to the raffle).

Proceeds from the event benefit the Laura Cody McNaughton Memorial Fund and its annual scholarship which will be awarded to a graduating senior who exemplifies Laura’s leadership and giving spirit, and, is pursuing further education and training in a field where these principles may be put into practice.

Race Co-Chairs: Ethan McNaughton and Lisa Gleeson. 
Media contacts, please visit our website to get in touch.

More photos from the 2022 race: CLICK HERE

The Frippery is Coming!

Weathersfield Historical Society Announces
the return of the Frippery this August!

The event will be held on 
August 18th and 19th.  Start putting aside those items for this special occasion.  Details to follow.
Questions please call Maureen at 603.252.0936.

Lake monitors needed in Windsor County
Do you enjoy being on the water? If you own a small paddle-powered or motor-powered boat and can commit to getting out on your lake or pond once every 10 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day, then being a lake monitor could be for you,

Volunteers from the Black River Action Team will be tackling lakes and ponds around Windsor County, but there are several still in need of a person to take on the role of lake monitor. All training and equipment are provided. All that’s required is your enthusiasm for healthy water and an hour or so every 10 days. Water temperature and clarity data as well as visual observations will be collected during each visit, and samples will be collected and need to be delivered to a prearranged drop site in a timely manner.

The water bodies in need are Knapp Brook Pond Number One and Knapp Brook Pond Number Two in Cavendish/Ascutney, Stoughton Pond in Weathersfield, and Amherst Lake in Plymouth.

To learn more or to volunteer, please contact B.R.A.T. Director Kelly Stettner right away at, or by leaving your contact information at 802-738-0456.
All shows are at 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise stated.

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

Arrival from Sweden-The Music of ABBA August 8 TICKETS

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.
May 15, 22, 29  Lynn Beach will substituting for Lisa G. on Mondays in May

Slow Flow, Rest + Restore 
Tuesday Morning 9-10 a.m.
May 16, 23, 30

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.

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 Open 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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