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Community & Arts events: July 18-July 23, 2018

Community & Arts events: July 18-July 23, 2018

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Chester Chatter: A Cole Pond camp in the woods

Chester Chatter: A Cole Pond camp in the woods

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC For more than 50 years, my family enjoyed the cabin on Cole Pond in Jamaica. It was our gathering place, the cabin in the great woods, our retreat from a busy world. It was built by the unskilled labor of family members, put together with hand tools, without […]

A simple Yankee take on a Mexican classic

A simple Yankee take on a Mexican classic

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This dish can be made with beef, pork or white meat chicken as well, but stick with the goodness and bulk of Mexican husk tomatoes (tomatillos), it truly stands out! And try to find squash or pumpkin seeds (pepitas) in your local supermarket (see NOTE below). Yankeefied because of its simplicity, […]

Weston's 'West Side Story' infused with energy

Weston’s ‘West Side Story’ infused with energy Stunning ensemble work, choreography in a timely musical

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC W ho would believe that a Broadway musical with social underpinnings would be as relevant today as it was 60 years ago, but that’s how it is with the American classic West Side Story, which is being given a dynamic revival at Weston Playhouse. West Side Story is, […]

Henry Homeyer: Tips for building a garden arbor

Henry Homeyer: Tips for building a garden arbor

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I was a beginning gardener, I just planted vegetables in one place, flowers in another, and never spent 2 minutes thinking about the overall design. I was growing veggies to eat, flowers to admire or to cut and arrange in bouquets. But reading gardening books and and […]

7th Heaven: Weather perfect for Derry July 4th

7th Heaven: Weather perfect for Derry July 4th

The weather was perfect for the Londonderry 4th of July Parade, which was held on Saturday, July 7. It was not to hot and not too muggy. The sun shone bright, but it didn’t brow beat the hundreds of spectators and participants. A light breeze blew every so often. But it only refreshed. It didn’t […]

Community & Arts Events: July 12-July 16, 2018

Community & Arts Events: July 12-July 16, 2018

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Chester Chatter: A ball called Tommy and my guinea pig hairdo

Chester Chatter: A ball called Tommy and my guinea pig hairdo

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC These past few days, I have been hanging out near my air conditioning, as I have been on the mend from a leg infection. Being bored, I have been recalling times long ago, emptying out my head. Our family oftentimes rented a cottage on Lake Hortonia for a […]

A tasty plate that will invade your senses

A tasty plate that will invade your senses

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Crunch, sweetness, tang, acid and tartness … in every single bite. This teriyaki orchard chicken recipe can easily be stuffing for a wrap as well by simply chopping all ingredients and rolling into a wrap with the dressing as a dip. Pineapple Poppy Seed Dressing: 1/2 cup pure olive oil 6 […]

'Fun Home' is a must-see theater experience

‘Fun Home’ is a must-see theater experience A witty, endearing musical of serious themes

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse continues its inaugural year at the new Second Stage at Walker Farm with the Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home. And it is everything a theatergoer hopes for — it entertains, it enlightens, it engages. The production never puts a foot wrong and we are rewarded with gem […]

Henry Homeyer: Trees that even tree-huggers can hate

Henry Homeyer: Trees that even tree-huggers can hate

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Tree-huggers to the contrary, not all trees are good. Yes, they all take carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere, reducing global warming. Yes, they provide shade, keeping us cooler during hot stretches in summer; most trees are great. However, some are invasive, crowding out others and sucking up […]

Taking a cotton to three smiling 'swabbies'

Taking a cotton to three smiling ‘swabbies’

Artist Laurie Marechaux spotted her favorite ladies at the Country Girl Diner in Chester on Thursday morning sporting these custom T-shirts. Of course, she couldn’t resist taking several photographs, especially given the fact that several weeks ago, Marechaux herself had dubbed the three — Kathy, Judy and Wendy, from left, in the bottom photo — […]

Community & Arts events: July 6-July 18, 2018

Community & Arts events: July 6-July 18, 2018

For a full listing of  upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

2nd Congo Church in Derry to celebrate 150th; <br>Race for Cure seeks volunteers

2nd Congo Church in Derry to celebrate 150th;
Race for Cure seeks volunteers

The banner is up in the front of the Second Congregational Church in Londonderry to announce the church’s 150th anniversary to be held during its 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 worship service and Picnic at Pingree Park. All current members, past members, clergy, supporters and friends are invited to celebrate with worship, food and games.  Aug. […]

New board installed at Family Center; <br> new presidents for Chester, Ludlow Rotaries;<br>Jack Menzie honored with Paul Harris award

New board installed at Family Center;
new presidents for Chester, Ludlow Rotaries;
Jack Menzie honored with Paul Harris award

New board at Chester-Andover Family Center At its annual meeting in June, the Board of Directors of the Chester-Andover Family Center elected a new slate of officers to lead the center over the next year. Stephanie Mahoney was elected president;  Kris Winnicki was chosen as vice president; Georgia Ethier was elected as secretary; Mariette Bock […]

'Go around the gould' at Derry Historical Society

‘Go around the gould’ at Derry Historical Society

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society  presents Changing Times, an exhibit about the varied uses and owners of North and South Londonderry’s buildings. The historical society is located at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, in Londonderry. Did you know that Wiley’s garage in South Londonderry had a roller […]

A 'dang' good steak for your 4th of July

A ‘dang’ good steak for your 4th of July

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a dang good steak recipe. Yes, I used the word “dang.” As you all know by now, I don’t care for cussing because my children read my articles, sites, blogs and the like. So it bothers me when they read even an inconsequential word such as, **** or ****. […]

Chester Chatter: Summertime is for children and parking lot carnivals

Chester Chatter: Summertime is for children and parking lot carnivals

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Oh for the hot, hazy, lazy days of summer, a long time ago. We kids always looked foreword to the coming of parking lot carnivals. In Springfield, usually there were a couple over the warm days. The carnival was set up in the Plaza parking lot, in the […]

Henry Homeyer: How to have a better lawn

Henry Homeyer: How to have a better lawn

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Believe it or not, I once ate my lawnmower. No, not the Briggs and Stratton kind. I had purchased a pair of Jacobs sheep to keep my lawn trim for a season. At the end of the season they were off to the butcher, and came home freezer […]

Community & Arts events: June 28-July 4

Community & Arts events: June 28-July 4

For a full listing of  upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]