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Community events: Jan. 26 through Jan. 31, 2018

Community events: Jan. 26 through Jan. 31, 2018

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. Jan. 26: Start Your Own Business workshop The Vermont Small […]

Arts events: Jan. 27 through Jan. 31, 2018

Arts events: Jan. 27 through Jan. 31, 2018

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. Jan. 27:  Celtic folksinger performs Stone Church Arts hosts fiddler […]

Chester Chatter: TV changed the channels of our lives

Chester Chatter: TV changed the channels of our lives

By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I was 10 years old, my family got our first television set. Out the door went the Philco radio and in its place a large wooden cabinet of polished wood and a round glass TV screen. At the hardware store, my mother bought a piece of […]

Doughnuts with citrus: spice and everything nice

Doughnuts with citrus: spice and everything nice

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com A hint of citrus, a mouthful of pumpkin and a doughnut you can feel good about. These baked doughnuts hold up just as well as deep-fried doughnuts and are an outstanding example of how every little bit of consciousness when easing our fat consumption can be remarkably tasty. You will be […]

Henry Homeyer: Mark your calendars for spring flower shows

Henry Homeyer: Mark your calendars for spring flower shows

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Each winter, just as I am about to give up on life in the North Country and move to an island in the Caribbean, I am saved by the arrival of the spring flower shows. If you think that life is nothing but shoveling walks and wearing […]

Community events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 23, 2018

Community events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 23, 2018

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. Jan. 18: Snowshoe Lower Little Michigan Trail On Thursday, Jan. […]

Arts events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, 2018

Arts events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, 2018

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. Jan. 18: Brian D. Cohen watercolor exhibit Main Street Arts […]

Chester Chatter: Down hill to downtown; up hill home

Chester Chatter: Down hill to downtown; up hill home

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I was growing up in Springfield, I could not leave my house without going down a hill and returning back up a hill. Every day that was true just to go to school. Often times, it was true for at least a couple of times a day. […]

A pie worth breaking your New Year's resolutions

A pie worth breaking your New Year’s resolutions

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Reminiscent of pecan pie, this recipe is far and away better flavored and filled with chocolate. One look at the crispy, toasted, and decadent topping that literally crackles as you cut it, it will soon become a household favorite. There really isn’t anything one can do about the sweetness of this […]

An ice sculpture grows in Popple Dungeon

An ice sculpture grows in Popple Dungeon

The recent low temperatures have given Peter Delaney’s annual free form ice sculpture a great start on the winter. Each year, Delaney, who lives in the 2000-block of Popple Dungeon, constructs a frame to support a garden hose that gets water – gravity fed – from up the hill. This year, he say, he built […]

Henry Homeyer: A view to improve your white winterscape

Henry Homeyer: A view to improve your white winterscape

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC During hard winters like this, when we tend to be somewhat housebound, it’s important to have a landscape that we can enjoy from indoors. When I first gardened, I only grew vegetables and flowers, which disappear from view in winter. But now I delight in growing trees […]

Rescue squad seeks fund-raising help;<br> Snow Riders donate funds, food to Family Center

Rescue squad seeks fund-raising help;
Snow Riders donate funds, food to Family Center

Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad seeks volunteers for fund-raising The Londonderry Rescue Squad is seeking volunteers for a one-day fund-raising project to take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Sunday, Feb. 4. Volunteers are needed to help label and stuff 6,000 letters for the rescue squad’s annual benefit and fund-raiser. The funds raised  will cover […]

Arts events: Jan. 13, 2018

Arts events: Jan. 13, 2018

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. Jan. 13: Vermont crankie fest at NEYT At 3 p.m. […]

Community events: Jan. 10 through Jan. 31, 2018

Community events: Jan. 10 through Jan. 31, 2018

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. Jan. 10: ‘My Stolen Revolution’ screened at Rock Library On […]

Chester Chatter: Ice skating a family affair

Chester Chatter: Ice skating a family affair

By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When it comes to winter sports, I always lacked the skills but for two things, sledding and ice skating. A neighbor gave me a pair of ice skates and I learned to skate on a frozen patch on my aunt’s lawn. I would put on the skates […]

An eggless and butterless cake? It's a date

An eggless and butterless cake? It’s a date

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Although there are very few dates that can live up to Medjool’s reputation, using the cheaper, bagged variety is perfect for this recipe. Not only will it allow you to taste the orange-flavored tea, but you will find this a perfect recipe for your collection. Enjoy! 1 cup boiling orange pekoe […]

Henry Homeyer: Can you protect plants against the deep freeze?

Henry Homeyer: Can you protect plants against the deep freeze?

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC We’ve had some very cold weather recently. And although I hear gardeners at the post office or country store complaining about the cold, the weather has been normal for this time of year. It’s January, after all, and it’s supposed to be cold. It’s even good to have […]

Arts events: Jan. 6, 2018

Arts events: Jan. 6, 2018

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. Jan. 6: River Theater Co. holds auditions The River Theater […]

Community events: Jan. 4 through Jan. 16, 2018

Community events: Jan. 4 through Jan. 16, 2018

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. Jan. 4: Community activist to speak at Chester Rotary On […]

Henry Homeyer: A year in plants, tried and now true

Henry Homeyer: A year in plants, tried and now true

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC 2017 was a good gardening year for me. Although we had some rainy times, some hot and some dry times, overall the weather was conducive to good plant growth. As usual, I tried a number of new things, and here they are: In the vegetable garden I grew […]