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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 […]

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 […]

Summer reading programs, library events abound

Summer reading programs, library events abound

Whiting Library fills summer with books, nature events Whiting Library at 117 Main St. in Chester kicks off its summer reading program with sign ups beginning on Wednesday, June 7. The program features incentives for reading, presentations about Vermont’s plants and animals led by Jay DeGregorio of the Nature Museum and a concert at 10:30 […]

3Squares offers food assistance to Vermonters

3Squares offers food assistance to Vermonters

3SquaresVT is a federal nutrition program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture that boosts food budgets to help residents buy more healthy food. Monthly benefits come on a debit card to use at grocery stores and farmers markets so that you can be assured privacy and flexibility. 3SquaresVT is open to everyone who qualifies, including […]

Townscape offers planters for Chester; Family Center seeks all types of volunteers

Townscape offers planters for Chester;
Family Center seeks all types of volunteers

Chester Townscape holds annual planter offer Chester Townscape is offering for sale large planters filled with flowering plants that will be placed in key locations throughout the town. Floral displays will soon grace a variety of very visible public places, such as the Green, the Whiting Library, the Post Office, Chester train station, Depot gazebo, […]

Cavendish Community Fund gets new logo; NEH highlights Rock Library preservation work

Cavendish Community Fund gets new logo;
NEH highlights Rock Library preservation work

The Cavendish Community Fund has passed the 10-year mark and is now updating its image with a new logo. In 2007, the fund began with donations from several supportive citizens to help build a closer and more cohesive Cavendish. During its 10 years, the fund has distributed more than $31,000 in grants to enhance the […]

Community events: Through March 19, 2017

Community events: Through March 19, 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. March: Cabin Fever art expo in Chester Metal artisan Payne […]

Whiting Library offers free databases; Senior Solutions seeks volunteers

Whiting Library offers free databases; Senior Solutions seeks volunteers

Whiting Library in Chester in partnership with Vermont Department of Libraries is offering free databases. These include business, medical and genealogical resources, gardening, education, environmental issues, history, and science. Also included are Heritage Quest for genealogy research and Universal Class for lifelong learning. Access is free for patrons, all you need to access a world […]

Ludlow Rotary offers new scholarship; BRGNS installs cameras

Ludlow Rotary offers new scholarship; BRGNS installs cameras

The Ludlow Rotary Club announces  a new district-wide scholarship in memory of Janice H. McElroy.  McElroy served as Rotary District 7870 Governor in 2011-2012 and was instrumental in securing a Rotary International grant of $412,000 to help southern Vermont rebuild after the devastation of Tropical Storm Irene.  This scholarship is made possible due to donations […]