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Pennies for the Playground 5-K seeks participants, volunteers

Pennies for the Playground 5-K seeks participants, volunteers

The second annual Pennies for the Playground 5K run, walk and kids fun run will be held on Saturday, Oct. 28 at Chester-Andover Elementary School on Main Street in Chester. All proceeds for the event will go toward a much-needed new playground and the Girls on the Run program at CAES. The 5K will start […]

Community events: Oct. 19 through Oct. 25, 2017

Community events: Oct. 19 through Oct. 25, 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. Oct. 19: Health, nutrition discussion at Grafton Church On Thursday, […]

Arts events: Oct. 22 through Oct. 23, 2017

Arts events: Oct. 22 through Oct. 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. Oct. 22: Jazz singer returns to Black River Valley Jenni […]

Plant garlic now for a delicious summer harvest

Plant garlic now for a delicious summer harvest

FROM THE EDITOR: The Chester Telegraph is happy to welcome gardening expert Henry Homeyer to our family. You’ll be able to read his column beginning today and every Sunday morning hereafter. By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Growing garlic involves less work than anything else I grow. There really are only three steps: plant […]

Chester Chatter: A home filled with dancing and love

Chester Chatter: A home filled with dancing and love

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC During the Depression, my mother was left a widow with three young children. She was a widow for five years when she met my father. They were married and soon had my sister Marie and me, making it a family of five daughters. Times were tough. But my […]

A classic Maine bread with a Yankee flair

A classic Maine bread with a Yankee flair

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Maine Black Bread: It’s simple and sweet but without being too sweet. It’s reminiscent of Russian black bread, but with a Yankee flair. 1 1/2 cups very hot water, divided 1/4 cup cornmeal 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, room temperature 1/4 cup molasses 1 teaspoon salt One(1/4-ounce) package active dry yeast […]

St. Luke's holds blessing of animals

St. Luke’s holds blessing of animals

©2017 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Every year on the weekend closest to the Feast of  St. Francis of Assisi, St. Luke’s Episcopal  Church in Chester holds a blessing of the animals. This year the feast  day was  Wednesday Oct. 4 and so on the warm, sunny Saturday and Sunday the Rev. Heidi Edson welcomed any animal […]

Annual winterwear collection under way; 3SquaresVT offers food purchasing help

Annual winterwear collection under way;
3SquaresVT offers food purchasing help

Chester, Andover collecting winterwear for donating For the 10th year, churches, schools and organizations in Chester and Andover are joining forces to collect new and gently used outerwear and blankets to be distributed free to anyone who needs them. What has been outgrown or no longer needed in one household will be welcomed by other […]

Arts events: Oct. 13 through Oct. 14, 2017

Arts events: Oct. 13 through Oct. 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. Oct. 13: Claremont Opera House hosts open house Claremont Open […]

Community events: Oct. 10 through Oct. 18, 2017

Community events: Oct. 10 through Oct. 18, 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. Oct. 10: SoVerA meeting focuses on Saturn At the Southern […]

S. Derry Baptist Church receives $9,000 energy efficiency grant

S. Derry Baptist Church receives $9,000 energy efficiency grant

The First Baptist Church of South Londonderry is among three Vermont churches to receive matching grants for energy efficiency projects from the Vermont Interfaith Power and Light, through the Katy Gerke Memorial Program. First Baptist Church of South Londonderry: building an energy efficient church to replace its original building which was destroyed by fire; Award: […]

Chester Chatter: Let's not let art of letter-writing fade

Chester Chatter: Let’s not let art of letter-writing fade

By Ruthie Douglas 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Remember the joy of receiving a letter from someone you care about? Has it become a lost art? Recently, I received a letter — a complete surprise and a delight to me. It simply made my day. It also got me to thinking about a time when it […]

A cooking paradox: Use spice to fight the heat

A cooking paradox: Use spice to fight the heat

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com It’s the spiciness of Mongolian lamb that helps keep the shepherds from overheating in the summertime. Honestly! Those wanderers in Eastern Asia of old knew how to cook with spices. … hot spices, that is. And they knew that the spicier the dish, the cooler they were working in the hot […]

Community events: Oct. 3 through Oct. 25, 2017

Community events: Oct. 3 through Oct. 25, 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. Oct. 3-25: Take a peek at Vermont archives Secretary of […]

Arts events: Oct. 6 through Oct. 28, 2017

Arts events: Oct. 6 through Oct. 28, 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. Oct. 6 & 8: Moyse Chorale presents Bach concert A […]

Chester Chatter: When radio news ruled the airwaves

Chester Chatter: When radio news ruled the airwaves

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Lately, I’ve been wondering about how we received the world news in the 1950s. When my father got home from work, one of the first things he would do is to turn on the radio for the 6 o’clock news. We girls would have to be quiet […]

Put a Yankee twist on a taste of Asia

Put a Yankee twist on a taste of Asia

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com One of my favorite Asian dishes has got to be tangerine beef; but I wanted something with more flavor and tang. Here is the best Yanked recipe with tangerine beef in mind, but with a tweak. 1/2 cup cornmeal 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup rice vinegar […]

Walker Farm theater unveiled for large, excited crowd

Walker Farm theater unveiled for large, excited crowd

By Bruce Frauman © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC At noon on Friday the new barn-red building behind the old barns, silos and farmhouse at the intersection of Route 100 and the Andover Road in Weston stood silent and empty. But by noon on Saturday, Sept. 23, the new theater — the Center for the Arts […]

Community events: Sept. 28 through Oct. 15, 2017

Community events: Sept. 28 through Oct. 15, 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. Sept. 28: Londonderry church hosts Senior Lunch Second Congregational Church […]

Arts events: Oct. 1 through Oct. 8, 2017

Arts events: Oct. 1 through Oct. 8, 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.  Oct. 1-8: Joe Iconis & Family christens Walker Farm theater […]