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Christmas events: Dec. 15 through Dec. 17, 2017

Christmas events: Dec. 15 through Dec. 17, 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. Dec. 15 & 16: WPTC hosts first Holiday Cabaret Six […]

Community events: Dec. 14 through Dec. 18, 2017

Community events: Dec. 14 through Dec. 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. Dec. 14: Winhall  Library’s Cookbook Club meets Winhall Memorial Library’s […]

Chester Chatter: Christmas shopping by Sears catalog

Chester Chatter: Christmas shopping by Sears catalog

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Christmas shopping was not easy when my two daughters were young. Because my husband Don traveled for his company, I was unable to take the girls shopping. Once they were in bed, I spread out the catalogs — Sears and Montgomery Ward — on the kitchen table. I […]

How to use that last can of pumpkin

How to use that last can of pumpkin

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Here is a pastry you won’t soon forget. With four flavors that are quintessential Yankee, they are super easy to make, yet uniquely in a class all their own. One taste of these sweet swirls, and you will forever forget about cinnamon rolls for breakfast. 1 cup flour, plus more for […]

Henry Homeyer: Build your own cold cellar

Henry Homeyer: Build your own cold cellar

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ihad a banner year for root crops this year, and storage is a problem. For the past few years I had been storing root crops in a spare fridge, or in an old 25-gallon crock with a plywood lid in my cold basement. This year, I went back […]

Towns welcome Christmas with carols, Santa and cookies

Towns welcome Christmas with carols, Santa and cookies

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Thanksgiving under our belts, the holidays begin and so do the many events to celebrate the season. Last weekend Chester, Weston and Grafton donned their garlands and switched on their lights to mark the occasion. In Chester, the Overture to Christmas celebrated its 32nd edition with the traditional tree lighting […]

Whiting Library seeks people interested in becoming trustees

Whiting Library seeks people interested in becoming trustees

Whiting Library is encouraging people in the community to become trustees, and it is looking for people who love the library, want to help it grow and continue to be a vital organization. Learn more about what it means to be a trustee at an informational coffee meeting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9 […]

CAES collecting canned goods for Family Center; Gear swap raises $30,000 for Okemo Mtn. School

CAES collecting canned goods for Family Center;
Gear swap raises $30,000 for Okemo Mtn. School

CAES collecting canned goods for Family Center Chester-Andover Elementary School is collecting canned goods in December to be donated to Chester-Andover Family Center, where families can go if they need extra food to make their budget stretch. The Student Council runs this event, and every year it comes up with something fun to do once […]

Christmas events: Dec. 8 through Dec. 9, 2017

Christmas events: Dec. 8 through Dec. 9, 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. Dec. 8: Londonderry tree lighting with Santa Sponsored by the […]

Community events: Dec. 7 through Dec. 12, 2017

Community events: Dec. 7 through Dec. 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. Dec. 7: State Rep. Bock to speak at Chester Rotary […]

Arts events: Dec. 7 through Dec. 9, 2017

Arts events: Dec. 7 through Dec. 9, 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. Dec. 7: ‘Tuck Everlasting’  musical in Brattleboro The New England Youth […]

Henry Homeyer: Berries, boughs and ferns for the winter home

Henry Homeyer: Berries, boughs and ferns for the winter home

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC This is the dark time of the year. The sun sets early, and is often obscured by clouds dripping rain and snow. For that reason, I string bright lights on trees outdoors, decorate a tree indoors, place candles in my windows – and lots more. I buy cut […]

Chester Chatter: Gather 'round the table to share family lore

Chester Chatter: Gather ’round the table to share family lore

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC A holiday family dinner is a perfect place to recall family history. Over coffee and dessert, pass some photos around the table. Pass some treasures like war medals, a ring, a special pin. Read some pages from Aunt Jenny’s journal and share some love letters Mom wrote to […]

Another way to keep the doctor at bay: Apple Charlotte

Another way to keep the doctor at bay: Apple Charlotte

Iwanted to open this weeks recipe with my newest cookbook, titled The Sweet Fight. It is special in so many ways that I will only mention two. I believe it is the best cookbook using fruits and vegetables on the market today. It also shows various ways to use fruits and veggies in order to […]

Henry Homeyer: Holiday gifts from and for the garden

Henry Homeyer: Holiday gifts from and for the garden

By Henry Homeyer ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC By the time you read this, Black Friday has passed us by. I know that some people stand in line that day, starting before the sun comes up to get special deals on electronic games and various widgets, but I have never done so. And won’t. My loved […]

Community events: Nov. 29 through Dec. 5, 2017

Community events: Nov. 29 through Dec. 5, 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. 29: Tour mini-Ludlow in BRAM exhibit The Black River […]

Christmas events: Dec. 2 through Dec. 3, 2017

Christmas events: Dec. 2 through Dec. 3, 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. Dec. 2: Christmas in Weston events Christmas in Weston is […]

Fresh food distribution at Grace Cottage;Chester weatherization program seeks awareness volunteers; Volunteers needed to help seniors reach energy efficiency;Cavendish community calendar available

Fresh food distribution at Grace Cottage;
Chester weatherization program seeks awareness volunteers;
Volunteers needed to help seniors reach energy efficiency;
Cavendish community calendar available

VeggieVanGo at Grace Cottage Grace Cottage Hospital  of Townshend will host the Vermont Foodbank’s  VeggieVanGo free food distribution from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on both Thursday, Nov. 30 and Friday, Dec. 22 in the Grace Cottage Hospital Ambulance Garage (185 Grafton Road/Route 35, Townshend), behind the hospital. The November and December schedule has been […]

Chester Chatter: Lively summers at Tater Hill C.C.

Chester Chatter: Lively summers at Tater Hill C.C.

By Ruthie Douglas ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC For 16 summers I works at Tater Hill Country Club as the food and liquor manager. We put on many banquets and weddings, and local folks showed up to lend a hand for these events. Some Friday and Saturday nights we held dances with a live band and […]

In case you didn't get your fill of pumpkin last week

In case you didn’t get your fill of pumpkin last week

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Not quite a pie and yet, its not quite a custard either. This deliciously moist dessert is light, airy and bursting with that warm, ‘cuddly’ taste. There is just something about the smell of pumpkin cooking that instantly puts a smile on your face. 4 mini pumpkins 1/4 cup plus 1 […]