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Community events: Nov. 23 through Nov. 29, 2017

Community events: Nov. 23 through Nov. 29, 2017

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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 23: EdgarMay hosts Thanksgiving Day 5k The Edgar May […]

Arts events: Nov. 24 through Nov. 24, 2017

Arts events: Nov. 24 through Nov. 24, 2017

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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 24: Craft, culinary & performance weekend On Thanksgiving weekend, […]

To the editor: Magic Mtn. thanks all for Coat Giveaway help

To the editor: Magic Mtn. thanks all for Coat Giveaway help

A big Thank You to all the generous community members who donated warm winter clothing for Magic Mountain’s Coat Giveaway. Thank you also to our employees Amanda Bourque, Mary Ives, Mary Beth Hatheway and our partners at Four Seasons Sotheby’s Real Estate in Londonderry — especially Nancy Jensen, Gary Coger and Meredith Stock — for […]

Joyce Carleton, 67, was active in Legion Auxiliary, loved her grandson

Joyce Carleton, 67, was active in Legion Auxiliary, loved her grandson

Joyce Carleton, 67, of Chester, died on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at Springfield  Hospital following a brief illness. She was surrounded by loved ones. Mrs. Carleton was born on Feb. 5, 1950 to Phyllis I. and Otto E. Weber. She was a member of the Chester American Legion Auxiliary for 16 years as well as […]

After late fee hit, Weston resident suggests altering tax payment policy

After late fee hit, Weston resident suggests altering tax payment policy

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC An $867 late fee for property taxes caused two very different reactions that were aired at the Nov. 14 Weston Select Board meeting. Steve Johnson said he mixed up the deadline to pay his taxes and arrived  at 8 a.m. on the day after they were due. […]

Chester Chatter: Magic working at Magic Mountain in 1960s

Chester Chatter: Magic working at Magic Mountain in 1960s

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC My years working at Magic Mountain were a great pleasure and made for a happy time. In the 1960s, when I was Magic Mountain’s base lodge manager, we worked hard to get up and running, yet we still had many laughs and good times. I worked there five […]

Add a decorative, flavorful dish to your holiday feast

Add a decorative, flavorful dish to your holiday feast

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com With the holidays quickly approaching, it seems odd that summer and fall are almost behind us. These puddings will make the perfect side dish for your big ol’ turkey this year and these mini pumpkins are ready now in stores and orchards and road-side stands everywhere. 6 mini pumpkins (about 8 […]

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule - Special Caution

UPDATE: I-91 Rockingham Bridge construction schedule – Special Caution

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has begun replacing the bridges on I-91 over the Williams River in Rockingham. The projected completion date is May 18, 2020. Here is the anticipated construction schedule for the week of Nov. 20, 2017. NOTE: MOTORISTS PLEASE USE CAUTION WHEN TRAVELING THRU THE CONSTRUCTION ZONE AS THERE MAY BE DELAYS […]

Henry Homeyer: Keep your home bright with flowers through winter

Henry Homeyer: Keep your home bright with flowers through winter

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Each fall, around this time, I pot up daffodils, tulips, crocus and other bulbs for indoor blooming. It takes a long time for bulbs to establish roots and get ready to bloom, come spring. The sooner you do so the better, as most bulbs need three to four […]

CAES invites public to participate in Mitten Tree giving program

CAES invites public to participate in Mitten Tree giving program

Chester-Andover Elementary School is inviting the public to participate in its Mitten Tree giving program to bring a brighter Christmas to 44 children from the community. Come by the school, 72 S. Main St. in Chester, during regular hours and pick a mitten from the tree in the school lobby. Each mitten represents one child, […]

Chester-Andover board OKs study for renovations, improvements

Chester-Andover board OKs study for renovations, improvements

By Stephen Seitz ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester-Andover Elementary School board voted to spend $9,000 for a study to establish the cost of doing several improvement projects at the school, some of which have been on the drawing board but deferred for 10 years. The projects include replacing the school’s windows, constructing a new […]

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

Cavendish board addresses snowmobile crossings, other road issues

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Cavendish Select Board sprinted through its monthly meeting on Monday night considering a snowmobile club request, selecting a contractor from seven bidders and discussing several infrastructure issues all before entering an executive session less than a half hour into the meeting. Cavendish Green Mountain Snow Fleas […]

News analysis: What 'yes' and 'no' mean in Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger vote

News analysis: What ‘yes’ and ‘no’ mean in Ludlow-Mt. Holly merger vote

By Shawn Cunningham ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC On Tuesday, Nov. 28, voters in the towns of Ludlow and Mt. Holly will once again go to the polls to decide what course to take in educating their primary and secondary students. But according to merger consultant Dan French, this will be their last chance to control […]

Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

Dolores Gragen Kennett, 75, Chester native who loved gardening, cooking and family

Dolores Alice (Gragen) Kennett, fondly referred to as “Hon” by her loved ones, passed away unexpectedly Sunday Nov. 12, 2017. She was 75. Mrs. Kennett was born in Chester, Vt., on July 28, 1942 to Eula (Brooks) Gragen and Arthur Gragen. She attended Chester schools, where she graduated in 1960. In July 1961, she married […]

Janet Greenlees, 90, Chester resident who loved adventure

Janet Greenlees, 90, Chester resident who loved adventure

Chester resident Janet L. Greenlees, died on Nov. 12, 2017 at the Meadows Home  in Rutland. She was 90. Ms. Greenlees was born on July 10, 1927 in New Brunswick,  N.J., where she attended grade school. She attended college in Wisconsin, where she played basketball. After college, she taught seventh and eighth grade science. Ms. […]

Arts events: Nov. 15 through Nov. 19, 2017

Arts events: Nov. 15 through Nov. 19, 2017

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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 15: Northern Stage presents ‘Little Mermaid’ The Little Mermaid, […]

Community events: Nov. 17 through Nov. 20, 2017

Community events: Nov. 17 through Nov. 20, 2017

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@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Nov. 17: Gear up at Okemo’s Ski, Snowboard Swap Okemo […]

Tuesday events: School choice discussion; SoVerA on telescopes; wood heat workshop

Tuesday events: School choice discussion; SoVerA on telescopes; wood heat workshop

School Choice discussion with Rob Roper Black River Independent School invites the public to educate their selves on the Nov. 28 vote. The group hosts Rob Roper, president of the conservative Ethan Allen Institute, discussing History and Benefits of School Choice in Vermont. Roper believes school choice has the power to lower education costs (ie. […]

Black River Good Neighbors seeks holiday giving sponsors

Black River Good Neighbors seeks holiday giving sponsors

Black River Good Neighbors is looking for sponsors for its holiday giving program. A Black River Good Neighbor holiday sponsorship extends help to neighbors in need. Sponsor a holiday meal, a gift for a child, or both. BRGNS will attach a card with good wishes from you in honor of your family, or in memory […]

To the editor: Neighborhood Connections thanks VT Community Foundation

To the editor: Neighborhood Connections thanks VT Community Foundation

Neighborhood Connections would like to thank the Lyman Orton Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation for its recent grant for annual support. These monies will go to provide much-needed help to our neighbors in the community. Neighborhood Connections is a community-based organization serving individuals and families in the mountain towns of south-central Vermont with particular […]