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<b>Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls</b>
Handmade dolls, doll-making classes in this charming Stone Village home.
Since 1968, Bonnie Watters has been designing and making old-fashioned cloth dolls with hand-embroidered faces dressed in layers of calico. Each is one-of-a-kind, signed and registered.
Her gallery typically has 100 dolls for sale. Bonnie also creates special occasion, holiday dolls and teaches doll-making courses. She has made and sold more than 13,000 dolls.
Bonnie also offers doll-making classes.
802-875-2114
Chester
<b>Chester Recreation Area</b>
During the winter, the Pinnacle is a perfect place to bring the family to sled, cross-country ski or snowshoe. This gentle slope used to have a rope tow for down-hill skiing. During the spring, the Skate Park and tennis courts buzz with activity and, once summer hits, well, it’s time to hit the pool. Lifeguards are on duty. There is a small charge for non-taxpayers. Town Recreation director Matt McCarthy also plans a summer filled with sports programs, including swim lessons geared toward your child’s abilities. Small fees are charged for these programs.
802-875-2173
Chester
Public education for children through grade 6. Chester-Andover Elementary School caters to children throughout the region through grade 6. Teachers help to foster learning and creativity among its students.
802-875-2108
Chester
Endless Creations is an open “paint your own” pottery studio that also offers classes in hand-thrown pottery.
Endless Creations also offers classes in clay and hand-trowing for those wanting to explore the next level. Every Thursday is Ladies Night, for half-off the studio fee. This is a great venue for children’s birthday parties.
802-875-2008
Chester
Green Mountain Union is a middle and high school for children in grades 7 through 12. It strives to foster in its students a curiosity with our world.
802-875-2146
Chester
If you can’t bear to be without bears, the Hugging Bear Inn and Shoppe will fulfill your needs. Stay in one of six guest rooms blending 19th century charm and modern touches, each with a private bath. Rooms accommodate couples, singles, families and children. A hearty country breakfast is included. Wi-Fi on site.

Visit the Hugging Bear Shoppe to find that special Teddy bear or gift for you and yours. The shop is a true Vermont treasure offering one of the widest arrays of stuffed animals in the state.
802-875-2412 or toll free 800-325-0519
Chester
Handmade jewelry, gifts and jewelry repair. Art, handpainted children’s clothing, maple syrup. Michele Bargfrede works in silver and semi-precious gemstones to create beautiful, organic designs for pendants, full necklaces, earrings and bracelets. Sage Jewelry also features gifts from local artists, including hand painted and blown glass, hand painted children’s clothing and local maple syrup. Sage Jewelry is located inside the Moon Dog Cafe.
802-875-7243
Chester
AThe SongYard is a drop-in, Waldorf-inspired indoor playspace for parents, caregivers and their little ones.
It is lovingly equipped with wooden toys, trucks and blocks, handmade woolen animals, dolls, books, a play kitchen, country store and an infant/toddler play structure. $5 per family.
Also, SYduds, a gently used children’s clothing store, is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

SYClubhouse, an events space available for rent on an hourly, daily, weekly or monthly basis.
802-376-7163
Chester
A unique selection of children’s clothing for newborn to 6x; educational toys, puzzles, dancewear and balloons.
802-875-3848
Chester
<b>Whispering Winds Farm</b>
Animal Care
Whispering Winds Farm offers loving, competent care for your animals, whether it’s a one-time visit to walk your dog or a week of barn chores and caring for your farm animals while you take a much-needed vacation. Call for pricing.
Horsemanship Lessons
Learn about horses – how to care for them, groom them, and ride them. Learn to read their body language, and develop a relationship with the horse.
Gentle, responsive lesson horse,competent instructors and a positive and encouraging atmosphere
3-part lesson includes:
Learning about the horse
Working with the horse
Riding on the horse
$30 for a 45-minute private lesson
For more information, or to schedule a lesson, contact Britta or Heidi Gustafson.
802-875-3654
Chester
<b>Whiting Library</b>
Today, the Whiting provides traditional lending, periodical and reference services as well as audio books, DVDs, a great children’s collection, computers for internet access and free WiFi. Check out our book sale room for great reading bargains. Book Discussion Group meets at 3 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month. Drop-ins welcome. Pre-School Story and Art Time meets at 10:30 a.m. Fridays for stories, rhymes, songs and creative art activities! After-School Drop In Crafts meets at 3 p.m. Wednesdays during the school year. For children ages 6 and older. Those under 6 can participate with a helper. Homework help is available on request.
802-875-2277
Chester