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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, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Chester Chatter: The excitement in preparing for Thanksgiving

Chester Chatter: The excitement in preparing for Thanksgiving

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the days rushing up to Thanksgiving Day, our farmhouse was filled with a delicious smells. It was the beginning of getting the holiday dinner ready. Mother Helene loved holidays and she was a great cook. Every kitchen should have a pantry and that was what we had. […]

Blend sweet,savory to perfection with this chicken dish

Blend sweet,savory to perfection with this chicken dish

The Sweet Fight: I would love to begin this recipe with a promo for my third cookbook,  titled “The Sweet Fight.” You can find it on Amazon and its digital Kindle community. Having recently begun to understand how the Kindle app works, I urge you to grab the Kindle version for $2.99. This cookbook is […]

Henry Homeyer: The many pros of taking an extra step with your perennials

Henry Homeyer: The many pros of taking an extra step with your perennials

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now is a good time to divide and transplant some of your perennials. I recently dug up and moved Shasta daisies, Siberian iris and snakeroot (Cimicifuga spp). Most perennials can be divided in either spring or fall. However, experience is the best way to know what season is […]

Community events: Nov. 10 through Nov. 14, 2017

Community events: Nov. 10 through Nov. 14, 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. 10: Discussion on lost Arctic whaling ship The Walpole […]

Arts events: Nov. 10 through Nov. 19, 2017

Arts events: Nov. 10 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. 10-19: Main Street Arts presents ‘Into the Woods’ Main […]

CAES hosts spaghetti supper fund-raiser for Keewaydin trip;  Chester Green decorating event invites all to pitch in;  Collaborative seeks mentors for Flood Brook program

CAES hosts spaghetti supper fund-raiser for Keewaydin trip;
Chester Green decorating event invites all to pitch in;
Collaborative seeks mentors for Flood Brook program

Keewaydin fund-raising dinner at CAES The community is invited to dine at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 for its spaghetti dinner to help send students to Keewaydin in the spring. The homemade dinner will be cooked and dished up by staff and parent volunteers, with […]

Chester Chatter: Deer camps were a center of camaraderie

Chester Chatter: Deer camps were a center of camaraderie

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once, back in time, deer hunting was a much-enjoyed sport at this time of year. In early fall, deer camps were made ready, cleaned out, supplied with firewood for the stove and stocked with freshly clean blankets for the beds and oil for the lamps. Hunting of […]

Pack your child's lunch with homemade fig Newtons

Pack your child’s lunch with homemade fig Newtons

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com These remarkable sugar cookie fig Newtons are a little crispier than what you are used to in stores but none-the-less deliciously exact in flavor. If you want a fluffier cookie, add 1 teaspoon baking soda to cookie. What is nice about this recipe is that not only can you use any […]

Fight off insects with nature, not chemicals

Fight off insects with nature, not chemicals

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC As an organic gardener, I am always looking for ways to minimize the chances of pests or diseases in my garden. I don’t use fungicides or insecticides, even those that are all-natural and are approved for use by organic farmers and gardeners. I want it all: tasty veggies […]

A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With all the effort that goes into the Norman Rockwell (or Martha Stewart) vision of Thanksgiving, the holiday meal can be the source of much  stress. Hours of cooking result in a relative few minutes of dining and it always seems like something – a disappointing pie or a cranberry […]