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Using their noodles: Spaghetti dinner helps Keewaydin camp effort

Using their noodles: Spaghetti dinner helps Keewaydin camp effort

  The 70 or so 5th and 6th graders from Chester-Andover Elementary School are deliciously closer to going to Keewaydin Environmental Education camp in May 2014 thanks to the volunteer parents, teachers and pupils who served up a spaghetti dinner to more than 100 hungry folks last Thursday night, Nov. 21, 2013. The dinner — […]

Green Up Day funded; police, insurance budget concerns and solar farm discussion continues

Green Up Day funded; police, insurance budget concerns and solar farm discussion continues

  By Shawn Cunningham If the Nov. 20 Chester Select Board meeting had a theme, it was “green,” with issues being discussed including next year’s budget (money), Green Up Day (conservation) and new information on the perennial topic of the solar farm on town land (clean energy). Chester resident and teacher Frank Kelley went before […]

Preparing for Overture; Children’s book raises funds for farmer relief effort

Preparing for Overture; Children’s book raises funds for farmer relief effort

Decking the halls Children’s book raises funds for farmer relief effort Vermont children’s book publishing company, Radiant Hen in Coventry, has published a children’s picture book to benefit the Vermont Farmer Emergency Relief Fund, organized by the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont. The book, titled Higher Ground is about Tropical Storm Irene and its […]

A colorful side dish with Cape Cod carrots

A colorful side dish with Cape Cod carrots

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The taste of cranberries bringing orange orbs of carrots together in a great, tangy side dish works equally as well with pork, ham or turkey. For those who are enjoying Tofurkey or other vegetarian dishes, well …  this is a perfect accompaniment as well. Here’s a bit of food history: Why […]

Upcoming Events: Craft and story Saturdays at Whiting; River Artisans crafts; BRAM celebration; Rock Library party

Upcoming Events: Craft and story Saturdays at Whiting; River Artisans crafts; BRAM celebration; Rock Library party

  For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Nov. 30: Grandma Jeanne’s Craft and Story Hour Saturdays at Whiting Whiting Library, 117 Main St. in Chester, is offering a new program for children […]

Chester Development Review Board agenda for Nov. 25, 2013

    The Chester Development Review Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St.  Below is its agenda. 1)    Review minutes from Nov. 11th  hearing 2)    Re-convene the VT. Foam Conditional Use hearing (the applicants have subsequently asked for an extension until Dec. 9th) 3)    Reconvened  Fuller […]

Parks agency repairs Chester state forest accessibility, drainage problems

Parks agency repairs Chester state forest accessibility, drainage problems

  By Cynthia Prairie Chester’s only state-owned forest, the 108-acre Williams River State Forest in the Popple Dungeon area west of Nudist Camp Road, has gotten some much-needed work that will make it much more accessible to the public. Tim Morton, a Saxtons River resident who is the state District 1 stewardship forester for the […]

New broadband expansion in Dummerston, Norwich, Randolph and Wilmington

  Montpelier The Vermont Telecommunications Authority is announcing awards to three Internet Service Providers for expansion projects to addresses in Dummerston, Norwich, Randolph and Wilmington that do not yet have access to broadband Internet. All projects must meet a minimum combined download/upload speed of 5Mbps. In the southern tier, service to Chester, Andover, Grafton, Weston, […]

Good Neighbors offers donation holiday cards

This year, Black River Good Neighbor Services will offer cards that you can personalize in return for a cash donation to its food shelf program and to its financial services program. This is a gift that keeps on giving, both to your loved one and to more vulnerable members of your community. You can send […]

To the editor: Two injured Proctorsville firefighters need community support

On Saturday Nov. 2, two members of the Proctorsville Volunteer Fire Department were injured, though not in the line of service. According to the fire department, “PFD received a tone for a man that was hit by a tree during logging operations. Ludlow Ambulance Service and PFD responded to find it was our 1st Lt. […]

Why Vermont needs a federal farm bill

   By Ted Brady and Bob Paquin This fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm and Jobs Bill. The Vermont congressional delegation — Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch — are working hard to pass the Farm Bill […]

Eggnog pudding a holiday dessert for everyone

Eggnog pudding a holiday dessert for everyone

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Whether you have this recipe during Thanksgiving or Christmas, this homemade pudding is a sure treat for everyone in the family. Although it contains the flavor of rum, the children will be safe eating this adult-tasting dessert with a couple of cookies nestled on the side for dipping. The word eggnog […]

Upcoming events: Ministry in pottery; Katz on dogs and second chances; Thanksgiving dinner at Legion; Stuff a Bus; Follies rehearsals

Upcoming events: Ministry in pottery; Katz on dogs and second chances; Thanksgiving dinner at Legion; Stuff a Bus; Follies rehearsals

    For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Nov. 22: Counselor and potter at grounded4LIFE Michael Ferris, pastor, professor and potter, will be working the potter’s wheel at grounded4LIFE at 7 p.m., […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Nov. 20, 2013

The Chester Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Town Hall, 556 Elm St.  Below is its agenda. Approve Minutes from Nov. 6, 2013 Select Board Meeting Citizen Comments Old Business Green-Up Day; Frank Kelly Vendor Permit; V-Tel Tax Map Maintenance Proposal Beer & Wine Permit Vermont Institute of Contemporary Art […]

The charter question: Wentworth, Chandler and Chester's confounding founding history

The charter question: Wentworth, Chandler and Chester’s confounding founding history

  Editor’s note: We undertook this explainer to attempt to clarify why some people say Chester’s 250th was in 2011 and others say it is in 2016. The issue has arisen because the Chester Historical Society is seeking $15,000 from the town to mount a re-enactor event among others as part of 2016 festivities. You […]

Chester Select Board considers reviving solar farm proposal

Chester Select Board considers reviving solar farm proposal

  By Shawn Cunningham After closing the door on a solar project on town land in a 3-2 vote at a previous meeting, the Chester Select Board re-opened the topic for further discussion last Wednesday night, Nov.6. Board member Bill Lindsay, who moved to accept the terms set out by project developer Green Lantern  at […]

$22,000 state grant, $14,000 in donations push Londonderry park nearer to revitalization

$22,000 state grant, $14,000 in donations push Londonderry park nearer to revitalization

  By Cynthia Prairie With the awarding on Tuesday, Nov. 12, of a state grant for $22,000 and donations thus far reaching almost $14,000, the Londonderry Parks Board has passed the halfway mark of its goal of $63,600 to revitalize Pingree Park. Pingree Park is a 16-acre recreation area off Route 11 and Stowell Hill […]

Oven-fresh holiday pot breads for dinner, for gifts

Oven-fresh holiday pot breads for dinner, for gifts

  By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com What a great idea for the Holiday dinner tables. Tie a ribbon around each and place in front of each setting at the table. Not only will it garner attention and gratitude, but your guests will have a keepsake to take home. 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 envelope dry […]

Comedic 'Shakespeare on the Green' at GMUHS this weekend

Comedic ‘Shakespeare on the Green’ at GMUHS this weekend

    The Green Mountain Union High School Drama Department will present Shakespeare on the Green at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 and Saturday, Nov. 16 in the GMUHS auditorium, 716 VT Rt. 103 S. in Chester. Shakespeare on the Green,  written by Amanda Petefish-Schrag and Ben Schrag, includes portions of five of Shakespeare’s most […]

Senior high girls sought for Apple Blossom Cotillion

High school senior girls in the communities served by Springfield Medical Care Systems and Springfield Hospital are invited to participate in the 58th annual Apple Blossom Cotillion.  One will join the select group of Apple Blossom queens. This special community event has become a unique tradition and a rite of passage for area young people.  […]

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