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Volunteers prep for annual book sale

Volunteers prep for annual book sale

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The weather was warm and sunny on Friday afternoon as a host of volunteers laid out scores of cartons of books sorted by topic ahead of the Wilder Memorial Library’s annual book sale. The event is a fundraiser for Weston’s public library and will occur under the tents in Farrar […]

Derry arts and history group mounts music, textile exhibits

Derry arts and history group mounts music, textile exhibits

By Tuckerman Wunderle © 2017 Chester Telegraph LLC The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society is presenting two exhibits at the Custer Sharp House through the end of July. Textiles and Fabrics and Music in the Mountains focus on the lives of earlier Londonderry residents, showing the ways they worked and played. Textiles and Fabrics focuses on the […]

Volunteer Meals on Wheels coordinator sought for Saxtons River

Volunteer Meals on Wheels coordinator sought for Saxtons River

Southeastern Vermont’s largest social services agency serving older adults is seeking an energetic, dedicated volunteer to oversee Meals on Wheels deliveries for the Saxtons River area. Senior Solutions needs a coordinator to work up to 10 hours monthly to recruit and manage volunteers for five weekly Meals on Wheels night deliveries. The coordinator compiles monthly meal […]

Arts events: July 19 through July 29, 2017

Arts events: July 19 through July 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. July 19: Cavendish concert with the Spiders Cavendish Conservation and […]

Community events: July 22 through July 23, 2017

Community events: July 22 through July 23, 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. July 22: Wilder Memorial Library Book Sale Wilder Memorial Library […]

Chester Chatter: Knee-deep in frogs

Chester Chatter: Knee-deep in frogs

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Young’s furniture store was just down the street from where I grew up in Springfield. We neighborhood kids kept an eye out for when it received deliveries. New appliances and furniture came in slab wood crates with heavy card board. We looked over the rubbish area and selected […]

Dessert with a double dose of lemon to satisfy citrus cravings

Dessert with a double dose of lemon to satisfy citrus cravings

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This recipe for blueberry lemon custard pudding is just enough for two people. But if I were you, I would double it because one serving per person just isn’t going to cut it!   1/3 cup frozen blueberries, thawed 1 egg 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 teaspoon lemon […]

'Tenderly' a sterling showcase for Haefner, Lloyd

‘Tenderly’ a sterling showcase for Haefner, Lloyd

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse brings the life of singer Rosemary Clooney to its Other Stage with Tenderly, and while you might expect them to be rolling out a barrel of nostalgia, Tenderly is a drama with music that explores the highs and lows of the singer who, over several decades, […]

Chester Conservation Committee holds photo contest

Chester Conservation Committee holds photo contest

The Chester Conservation Committee is hosting a photo contest with the theme of the Chester Trails Experience. A panel of local photographers will choose two photographs that best express the CCC’s goal of fostering awareness, stewardship and enjoyment of Chester’s hiking trails. A third winning photo will be selected by the readers of The Chester […]

Quilters sought for 24th Annual Quiltfest

Quilters sought for 24th Annual Quiltfest

The Quiet Valley Quilters Guild invites quilters to exhibit their quilted projects in the 24th Annual Bennington Quiltfest, to be held Sept. 16 and 17 at the Mount Anthony Union Middle School, 747 East Road in Bennington. You do not need to be a member of the guild to submit an entry. All quilt entries — […]

Arts events: July 11 through July 15, 2017

Arts events: July 11 through July 15, 2017

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in their 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. July 11: ‘Drowsy Chaperone’ in Brattleboro New England Youth Theatre […]

Community events: July 12 through July 16, 2017

Community events: July 12 through July 16, 2017

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in their 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. July 12: BF community celebrates grant with potluck picnic The […]

Catholic Churches announce schedules;Springfield Farmers Market news

Catholic Churches announce schedules;
Springfield Farmers Market news

St. Joseph’s Church, 96 Main. St in Chester and St. Mary’s Church, 10 Pleasant St, in Springfield, have announced their current schedules. Mass Schedule Saturday: 4 p.m. in Chester and 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Chapel, on High Street in Londonderry Sunday: 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Springfield Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. in […]

Chester Chatter: Lakeside retreats for family 4th of Julys

Chester Chatter: Lakeside retreats for family 4th of Julys

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC My parents were married on the 4th of July. They took the Toonerville Trolley to Charlestown, N.H., and took the train up to Lake Winnipesaukee for a two-day honeymoon. As years went by, our family mostly celebrated their anniversary up at our camp on Cole Pond. We’d go […]

Serve up a colorful plate of veggies with 'mother of all grains'

Serve up a colorful plate of veggies with ‘mother of all grains’

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com One of the few plants that contain all nine amino acids, quinoa (yes, it is still pronounced keenwa) is a great gluten free substitute for that usual pasta salad everyone craves during summer months. Using this “mother of all grains” with a ton of vegetables and juice is exactly what your […]

Historical exhibits in Londonderry, Walpole

Historical exhibits in Londonderry, Walpole

Londonderry museum hosts two new exhibits During the month of July, the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society presents two exhibits at the Custer Sharp House at 2461 Middletown Road in Londonderry. The first — Textiles and Fibers — covers the production of woolens at the mills and household goods and crafts. The exhibit features an […]

Community events: July 6 through July 10, 2017

Community events: July 6 through July 10, 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. July 6: Learn about Finnish log and saunas Frank Eld, […]

Arts events: July 9 through Aug. 12, 2017

Arts events: July 9 through Aug. 12, 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. July 9: River Theater Co. to hold ‘Christmas Story’ auditions River […]

Chester Chatter: Town doctors a life-line in small communities

Chester Chatter: Town doctors a life-line in small communities

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The country doctor had an important role in small town America. Folks counted on him to fix their ailments. They counted on him for all sort of advice as well. In Springfield, where I grew up, we were lucky to have two such doctors — Dr. Griffith and […]

Add a touch of smoke to your chicken wing repertoire

Add a touch of smoke to your chicken wing repertoire

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com With so many ways to prepare these wings, each with their own unique quality, it can be difficult to choose. But because I am partial to the smoky flavor of outdoor grillin’, so I offer you chicken wings with a slightly blackened texture and an intense flavor and aroma that will […]