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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 […]

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 […]

Tuesday events: School choice discussion; SoVerA on telescopes; wood heat workshop

Tuesday events: School choice discussion; SoVerA on telescopes; wood heat workshop

School Choice discussion with Rob Roper Black River Independent School invites the public to educate their selves on the Nov. 28 vote. The group hosts Rob Roper, president of the conservative Ethan Allen Institute, discussing History and Benefits of School Choice in Vermont. Roper believes school choice has the power to lower education costs (ie. […]

Black River Good Neighbors seeks holiday giving sponsors

Black River Good Neighbors seeks holiday giving sponsors

Black River Good Neighbors is looking for sponsors for its holiday giving program. A Black River Good Neighbor holiday sponsorship extends help to neighbors in need. Sponsor a holiday meal, a gift for a child, or both. BRGNS will attach a card with good wishes from you in honor of your family, or in memory […]

CAES hosts spaghetti supper fund-raiser for Keewaydin trip;  Chester Green decorating event invites all to pitch in;  Collaborative seeks mentors for Flood Brook program

CAES hosts spaghetti supper fund-raiser for Keewaydin trip;
Chester Green decorating event invites all to pitch in;
Collaborative seeks mentors for Flood Brook program

Keewaydin fund-raising dinner at CAES The community is invited to dine at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 Main St., from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 16 for its spaghetti dinner to help send students to Keewaydin in the spring. The homemade dinner will be cooked and dished up by staff and parent volunteers, with […]

Apple Blossom Cotillion gets news director; Girl Scouts announces challenge grant fund-raiser

Apple Blossom Cotillion gets news director;
Girl Scouts announces challenge grant fund-raiser

New director for Apple Blossom Cotillion The Apple Blossom Cotillion — a community tradition for 61 years — has a new volunteer director, Madison Moreau. While relatively new to the local area, Moreau has been studying and teaching dance for more than 15 years.  Not only did she have her choreographic pieces featured at Hampshire […]

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 […]

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: […]

Collaborative, Main Street Arts, Northern Stage receive grants

Collaborative, Main Street Arts, Northern Stage receive grants

Collaborative receives mentoring grant The Collaborative  announces that it has received the $1,900 Vermont Mentoring Grant from Mobius, Vermont’s Mentoring Partnership. This award will go toward continuing to improve the mentor program already provided by the Collaborative in Londonderry​. Programs supporting this grant include the Vermont Department for Children and Families, the A.D. Henderson Foundation, […]

Arts events: Sept. 9 through Sept. 15, 2017

Arts events: Sept. 9 through Sept. 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. 9 & 30: Perspective drawing classes Stone Church Center […]

Chester legion Auxiliary hosts Girls State delegate; Good Neighbors Services seeks volunteers Townshend Food Shelf seeks Tons of Tomatoes

Chester legion Auxiliary hosts Girls State delegate;
Good Neighbors Services seeks volunteers
Townshend Food Shelf seeks Tons of Tomatoes

At its Aug. 14 monthly meeting, the American Legion Auxiliary of Post 67 of Chester hosted Girls State attendee Sofia Gulick of Springfield, who was sponsored by the Chester post and was elected a Vermont senator during the weeklong event that teaches about the inner workings of government and civic life. Sofia, who intends to […]

Springfield holds charity softball game; Family Center Thrift Shop raffling handmade braided rug

Springfield holds charity softball game;
Family Center Thrift Shop raffling handmade braided rug

The Springfield Rotary Club and Springfield Lions Club are again teaming up to take departments of the Town of Springfield in softball at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, at Riverside Park’s Bill Robinson Field. The Springfield Booster Club will be providing concessions including free hot dogs. Come and cheer on your favorite players and support […]

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 […]

Funds sought to aid ill Londonderry infant

Funds sought to aid ill Londonderry infant

Five-month-old Noah Smith of Londonderry has been diagnosed with a rare disorder and is currently receiving treatment at Boston’s Children Hospital. Donations in support of the family are welcome and a special fund has been established at the Londonderry branch of People’s Bank – though donations will be accepted at any People’s branch location. Should […]

Community events: July 25 through Aug. 3, 2017

Community events: July 25 through Aug. 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. July 25: Sanctuary offers children’s summer program VINE Sanctuary hosts […]

Volunteer Meals on Wheels coordinator sought for Saxtons River

Volunteer Meals on Wheels coordinator sought for Saxtons River

Southeastern Vermont’s largest social services agency serving older adults is seeking an energetic, dedicated volunteer to oversee Meals on Wheels deliveries for the Saxtons River area. Senior Solutions needs a coordinator to work up to 10 hours monthly to recruit and manage volunteers for five weekly Meals on Wheels night deliveries. The coordinator compiles monthly meal […]

Catholic Churches announce schedules;Springfield Farmers Market news

Catholic Churches announce schedules;
Springfield Farmers Market news

St. Joseph’s Church, 96 Main. St in Chester and St. Mary’s Church, 10 Pleasant St, in Springfield, have announced their current schedules. Mass Schedule Saturday: 4 p.m. in Chester and 6 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Chapel, on High Street in Londonderry Sunday: 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. in Springfield Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m. in […]

Historical exhibits in Londonderry, Walpole

Historical exhibits in Londonderry, Walpole

Londonderry museum hosts two new exhibits During the month of July, the Londonderry Arts and Historical Society presents two exhibits at the Custer Sharp House at 2461 Middletown Road in Londonderry. The first — Textiles and Fibers — covers the production of woolens at the mills and household goods and crafts. The exhibit features an […]

Grace Cottage Fair Day seeks artists, crafters; CAFC gets new board, new Thrift Shop hours; Family Center donates $500 to CAES playground effort;  Windham Hill Nature Reserve adds 70 acres

Grace Cottage Fair Day seeks artists, crafters;
CAFC gets new board, new Thrift Shop hours;
Family Center donates $500 to CAES playground effort;
Windham Hill Nature Reserve adds 70 acres

With its 2017 Fair Day, the Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary Fair is continuing a 66-year -ld tradition. And this year, the Aug. 5 event will again include a community arts and crafts show. Area artists and craftspeople are encouraged to display their works in this show, which will be held in the Townshend Church on […]