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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 […]

Opening night of 'Our Town' a mixed bag

Opening night of ‘Our Town’ a mixed bag

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town begins the new summer season at Weston Playhouse and the production is a mixed bag at best. In 1938, it was a challenging stage experiment, and it has come down through the years to become an American classic — an […]

Chester Chatter: The joys of Alumni Day

Chester Chatter: The joys of Alumni Day

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was Alumni Day once again!  Vermont folks celebrated their school years. Once a year, classmates and friends gather to recall past times and many memories. There are cookouts, dinner gatherings, and sharing of the latest happenings. Times change and perhaps the parade is not so long and […]

A new favorite condiment you will relish

A new favorite condiment you will relish

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a killer relish! I almost hate to call it relish because it is not finely minced ingredients mixed with an overabundance of vinegar. Use this relish on top of your burgers, chicken or steak this summer to lend a fantastic kick without overpowering what it is complimenting. 3 red […]

Henry Homeyer: Thinning, weeding, watering made easy

Henry Homeyer: Thinning, weeding, watering made easy

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the advent of summer, it is time to buckle down and get a few tedious jobs done in the garden. But there are ways to lighten your load. First, it is time to thin out extra plants that are crowding each other. Carrots and beets are two […]

Flood Brook student wins logo contest; <br>Artwork raffled to benefit asylum project

Flood Brook student wins logo contest;
Artwork raffled to benefit asylum project

Vivian Prouty wins Derry Energy logo contest The recently formed Londonderry Energy Committee announces that Vivian Prouty is the winner of  its design competition to create a logo for the committee. In April, the LEC solicited Flood Brook Union School students to help create a logo to represent the energy committee. At the May 16 […]

Eight awarded scholarships in Derry, Ludlow

Eight awarded scholarships in Derry, Ludlow

The Dick Foley Scholarship Fund of the Wantastiquet Rotary of Londonderry distributed individual scholarships to seven worthy graduating seniors who are going on to higher education. Six of the students attended Burr and Burton High School and one attended Leland & Gray High School. The recipients are: Rebecca Williams Nicholas Plants Thea Steeves-Boey Sophia Neihold […]

Community & Arts Briefs: June 20-June 27

Community & Arts Briefs: June 20-June 27

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 short hiatus

Chester Chatter: A short hiatus

Due to illness, Ruthie Douglas’ Chester Chatter will be taking the week off. Please send Ruthie best wishes by commenting below.

Journey to Sweden with some Hasselback tomatoes

Journey to Sweden with some Hasselback tomatoes

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Invented by Chef Leif Elisson at the famous Swedish restaurant Hasselbacken in the ’50s, the Hasselback method can be found using fruits and other vegetables, such as this delicious dedication to both Elisson and Italy. This is a great alternative to caprese salad, this fragrant and gooey appetizer can be enjoyed […]

Henry Homeyer: Six summer beauties

Henry Homeyer: Six summer beauties

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I love the song “Summertime” by George Gershwin, yet I fail to comprehend why Gershwin didn’t include any flowers in the song. Yes, the cotton was high and the fish were jumping, but there’s no mention of peony or iris. Let’s look at some great flowers of summer […]

Community & Arts events: June 13-June 18, 2018

Community & Arts events: June 13-June 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 […]

3 organizations award 11 seniors scholarships

3 organizations award 11 seniors scholarships

Andover Project gives out 4 scholarships   The Andover Project Committee, which has been offering first-year college/university scholarships to qualified Andover student residents since the mid-1990s, announces awards to four students this year. Each student will receive $1,000. Recipients are: Ava Hill, who will be attending Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.; Owen Massey, who will […]

Chester Chatter: When communication is key

Chester Chatter: When communication is key

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC What if native Americans had had modern-day communications at their disposal? If they had had a website, a computer handy, well how different would our world and nation be today? In my opinion, the native Americans were unable to communicate with Europeans and with many tribes of different […]

Cheese filled meatballs with a colorful hue

Cheese filled meatballs with a colorful hue

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Smoky melted cheese oozing from the inside of a superior-spiced meatball; and all this with a punch of blueberry and hot peppers. These “Purple Cow” meatballs will outshine the popular grape jelly meatballs without the jolt of sugar-loaded jelly. How did these get their name? The glaze is on the dark […]

Henry Homeyer: 3 keys to a successful garden

Henry Homeyer: 3 keys to a successful garden

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Being a great gardener is pretty simple. Know what your plants need in terms of sun, soil and water. Do that, and make adjustments as necessary, and your plants will thrive. Of course, that is often easier said than done. Sunshine Sunshine is what drives plant growth. Vegetables […]

CFD color guard to present at Fenway tonight

CFD color guard to present at Fenway tonight

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Fire Department’s color guard will present the colors before the Boston Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox tonight at Fenway Park in Boston. The members of the color guard appearing tonight are: Amber Wilson (Ax) Ben Whalen (American Flag) Mark Verespy (Vermont Flag) Jim Ravlin (Chester […]

Weston Playhouse taps new exec artistic director

Weston Playhouse taps new exec artistic director Susanna Gellert comes from New York, Baltimore theaters

Susanna Gellert has been chosen by the Board of Directors to be the Weston Playhouse Theater Company’s new executive artistic director. Gellert, currently associate producer and director of the Studio at New York’s  Theatre for a New Audience, comes to Weston with 15 years of experience in New York and regional theater and a long-standing […]

Derry groups aid food pantry; Rockingham Meetinghouse opens for season

Derry groups aid food pantry; Rockingham Meetinghouse opens for season

Londonderry groups join to aid food pantry On Saturday, May 26, Nordic Harmoni and the Londonderry-based Wantastiquet Rotary sponsored a joint food drive for the local food pantry, the Neighbors Pantry, which is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the Second Congregational Church on Main Street in Londonderry. […]

Arts & Community Events: June 7-June 13, 2018

Arts & Community Events: June 7-June 13, 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 […]