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Can't go to the eclipse? Make the most of it here

Can’t go to the eclipse? Make the most of it here

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just a heads up. Next Monday afternoon it’s going to get pretty dark. Apparently the moon is going to pass in front of the sun for a couple of hours. And while it’s going to be dark here, down south it’ll be way dark. Wait, you knew […]

Billy Bob prevails in fierce match at Stone Hearth hot dog cookoff

Billy Bob prevails in fierce match at Stone Hearth hot dog cookoff

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With nine contestants vying for tube steak glory, Chef Billy Bob’s Big Easy was voted Top Dog of the sixth annual Hot Dog Cookoff held Sunday at the Stone Hearth Inn in Chester. The Free Range Restaurant’s Uncommon Reuben Dog took Best in Show. The event, which […]

Good Neighbors seeks back-to-school donations

Good Neighbors seeks back-to-school donations

Every year, there is a need for new clothes and shoes, backpacks, paper, pens and pencils and more. It can be an economic hardship for many people with already stretched budgets, and Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow would like to help. BRGNS provides school supplies to children in grades K through 12 whose […]

Arts events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 23, 2017

Arts events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 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. Aug. 17-18: SCP hosts ‘Bootstraps: An American Fable’ Join the […]

Community events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 21, 2017

Community events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 21, 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. Aug. 17: Neighborhood Connections hosts Death Café On Thursday, Aug. […]

Chester Chatter: Swimming in the music of summer

Chester Chatter: Swimming in the music of summer

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Growing up, my family’s source of entertainment was simple and mostly inexpensive. Come summer, on warm evening, we went to the music concerts at Riverside, where the school in Springfield is now located. The band — the town band, played selections to suit everyone. Instead of clapping, you […]

Bake cake version of classic summer lemonade

Bake cake version of classic summer lemonade

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I have been experimenting and trying various combinations to get a pound cake to taste just like lemonade for quite some time now. However, while I was successful in producing a beautifully flavored cake that truly does taste like lemonade; I was unable to reduce the sugar content. So moderation is […]

A funny boy shines in Streisand-inspired theater comedy

A funny boy shines in Streisand-inspired theater comedy

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The cult of celebrity rears its comedic head in Buyer and Cellar, a one-man show that closes out not only Weston Playhouse’s summer run at the OtherStages at Weston Rod and Gun Club, it closes out its use of the facility completely, with the fall christening of the […]

Springfield Farmers Market seeks Family Day vendors; Ludlow Rotary passes the gavel

Springfield Farmers Market seeks Family Day vendors;
Ludlow Rotary passes the gavel

The Springfield Farmers Market is accepting applications from vendors interested in joining an expanded market day Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This invitation goes out to agricultural vendors as well as crafters and artisans. For nonprofits, this would be an opportunity to promote your organization and/or educate the public as to what […]

Whiting Library welcomes new librarian

Whiting Library welcomes new librarian

Whiting Library announces that the new Youth Services Librarian is Chester resident Jeanne Waldren. Waldren is already known to many from her “Grandma Jeanne” story-time and theatrical workshops in Chester. She also has assisted the library during past Summer Reading Programs. Waldren holds a BA in English and a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She […]

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

Community events: Aug. 10 through Aug. 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. Aug. 10: Learn about significance of  Vilas Bridge Hear Gail […]

Arts events: Aug. 9 through Aug. 16, 2017

Arts events: Aug. 9 through Aug. 16, 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. Aug. 9: Gully Boys performs in Proctorsville The Cavendish Community […]

Chester Chatter: Watching a grandchild grow up

Chester Chatter: Watching a grandchild grow up

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The call came. My new grandbaby had arrived. I rushed over to Springfield Hospital, hurried down the hall and turned into the room. It was a boy, in his father’s arms. Kissing him on the cheek I knew I would love this baby, named Ben, forever. Over […]

Classic slow-cooked BBQ taste, in half the time

Classic slow-cooked BBQ taste, in half the time

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Nothing fancy, but this is crazy tasty! You won’t need to use a slow cooker to wait for something this good. By softening the spices in this pulled chicken recipe and relying on the great taste of White Barbecue Sauce, you will be pleasantly surprised that you won’t miss classic barbecue at […]

Weston's 'Music Man' cast hits all the right notes

Weston’s ‘Music Man’ cast hits all the right notes

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse continues its summer run with the all-American family musical The Music Man, Meredith Willson’s tuneful fable about a mythical middle America just after the turn of the 19th century. The plot is simple: A fast-talking flimflam man going by the name of “Professor” Harold Hill arrives […]

Aug. 13 fund-raiser to aid Rounds family after fire

Aug. 13 fund-raiser to aid Rounds family after fire

Friends of the Rounds family will be holding a fund-raiser to help Jan, Dennis, Eliza and Mitchell Rounds, who lost their Chester home of 23 years, their cat Bernie, and all of their belongings to fire in the early hours of July 2. Everyone is invited to join this family event and fund-raiser. It will […]

Arts events: Aug. 2 to Aug. 12, 2017

Arts events: Aug. 2 to 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. Aug. 2-Aug. 5: Finale week of music at Yellow Barn […]

Community events: Aug. 2 through Aug. 12, 2017

Community events: Aug. 2 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. Aug. 2: Cavendish Fund hosts ice cream party It has […]

Chester Chatter: Lessons from one-room school houses

Chester Chatter: Lessons from one-room school houses

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester at one time operated more than 20 one-room school houses. Once those schools served an important part in our outlying areas in hamlets such as Gassetts, Popple Dungeon and Smokeshire. They offered education and a meeting place for social gatherings. The teachers of these schools opened the […]

Great off the grill: Asian pear with mascarpone

Great off the grill: Asian pear with mascarpone

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com If you have never tried an Asian pear, you are in for a treat. Although more expensive than either apples or pears, this delicious fruit is a combination of both flavors. Here is a recipe that involves the same taste but with a Yankee touch. Beautifully accented with cinnamon flavor and […]