2 arrested in tool thefts; Family Center bake sale; Manchester Restaurant Week; Noye’s Fludde preview

Following a five-month investigation, Chester Police announced they have arrested two people on Wednesday, Oct. 24 and charged them with a burglary at the Gary Watkins residence on Popple Dungeon Road in Chester. Nearly $8,000 in tools were stolen. Luella Powell, 31, and Jason Morin, 27, both of the Springfield area, were arrested on felony counts of burglary and selling stolen property. Three more arrests are expected. Anyone who has information can contact Det. Matthew Wilson of the Chester Police Department at 802-875-2035 or matthew.wilson@state.vt.us

Family Center Election Day bake sale and update on the move

Pictured, from left, Irwin Post, Melissa Post and Doris Jewett.

The Chester-Andover Family Center will hold its annual Election Day Bake Sale beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St. CAFC volunteers are preparing decadent goodies for you to buy when you vote.

Also, the move into the new CAFC building is drawing closer. Renovations are nearly complete and the Food Shelf area is freshly painted. The CAFC Board of Directors would like to thank those who have given time, material and other things for the new building, including the Sons of the American Legion, Steve Mancuso of Chester Electric; Russ Farnsworth of Russ’ Carpet cleaning; Paul Stoddard of Stoddard’s Auto Repair; Ed and Denise Caron; Doris Jewett; Ezra Wildfeuer; Don Robinson; Bob Gibbons; Irwin and Melissa Post; Tydans Movers; Charlie Record of Record Concrete; Jack and Linda Carroll; Lisai’s Market; the Interact Club; Patty Gordon; Karen Orchitt; and all of the CAFC volunteers who have given of their time and talent.

Stop in and shop at the old Thrift Shop, 656 Depot St. The more items customers take, the less needs to be moved. Thrift Shop hours are: Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can contact the Family Center 802-875-3236, email: cafc302@gmail.com, and through its website http://www.chester-andoverfamilycenter.weebly.com

Celebrate good taste at Manchester Restaurant Week

The town of Manchester is currently hosting “Manchester Vermont Restaurant Week 2012” through Sunday, Nov. 11. For the first time ever, 12 area restaurants will offer special 3-course prix fixe menus highlighting their cuisine with a choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert for a reduced price of $20.12 for lunch and $30.12 for dinner. Beverage, tax and tip are additional.

Some restaurants will be offering the event menus at lunch only, others just dinner and others both. Visit www.facebook.com/ManchesterVtRestaurantWeek for event menus, photos of the participating restaurants and dishes offered during the event, and for links to the restaurant web sites.

Restaurant Week is a partnership of the Town of Manchester Economic Development Office, Manchester and the Mountains Chamber of Commerce, Manchester Designer Outlets and local restaurants.

Opera Theatre of Weston Youth Chorus sings at Northshire

Twenty Vermont youngsters who will portray the animals in Opera Theatre of Weston’s January production of Noye’s Fludde by Benjamin Britten will sing excerpts from the opera at a special preview performance. The free event will be hosted by Northshire Bookstore in Manchester at 3 p.m. Sunday Nov. 4. It will include an introductory talk about the opera given by Stage Director Diana Stugger,  Producing Director Lise Messier, and General Manager and Percussionist Anne D’Olivo.

The production of Noye’s Fludde will be the first opportunity for many of the school children, whose ages range from 7 to 16, to sing on a public theater stage with professional artists. The Youth Chorus will appear in a total of nine performances at the Paramount Theatre in Rutland and at the Weston Playhouse during the first two weeks of January. The OTW Youth Chorus is drawn from the Southern Vermont towns of  Belmont, Ludlow, Dorset, Shrewsbury, Arlington, Hydeville, Grafton, Manchester, Fair Haven, Mount Holly, Wells, Rutland and North Chittenden.

For more information please contact Opera Theatre of Weston at www.operatheatreofweston.com, 802-824-3821 or e-mail otw@sover.net

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