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Spaghetti dinner raises money for Keewaydin trip

Spaghetti dinner raises money for Keewaydin trip

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC More than 175 people enjoyed a dinner of spaghetti with meatballs, tomato sauce, garlic bread and salad and the 2020 Keewaydin trip fund banked over $1,400 on April 10. That represents the cost of sending about five students to the environmental education camp on Lake Dunmore in Salisbury. The camp […]

Chesterite among winners of Tax Day Pull-up Contest; Apple Blossom Cotillion tickets on sale

Chesterite among winners of Tax Day Pull-up Contest; Apple Blossom Cotillion tickets on sale

Pull-up contest winners Monday, April 15 started early for Springfield resident Sam McCoy who was the first competitor to participate at 6:30 a.m. in the 1st Annual Tax Day Pull-Up Contest, an event sponsored by the Edgar May Health and Recreation Center and Graham and Graham PC to give individuals an opportunity to earn a […]

Chester Alumni Association seeks help with 2019 parade

Chester Alumni Association seeks help with 2019 parade

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Alumni Association is seeking participants, sponsors, donations of goods and services for its raffle and dollar donations for this year’s annual Alumni Day Parade and Barbeque, to be held on Saturday, June 8. If your business, organization or family would like to add a float or sponsor a […]

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

Green Peak Alliance announces the winners of the 1st GPA Windsor County Youth Public Service Announcement contest. Maria Nadeau and Melanie Litchfield, students at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, won the $200 grand prize, which was contributed on behalf of the Windsor Rotary and Springfield Rotary clubs. The contest focused on students creating a PSA […]

Community & Arts events: March 23-March 24

Community & Arts events: March 23-March 24

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

The Cavendish Community Fund is now accepting grant applications for spring 2019 grant awards. The deadline for applying is April 30 and applications that miss that date will be considered in the fall. Grants are available for projects, programs or events that directly benefit the Cavendish community in education or the arts. A panel of […]

Christmas in March as scenes of 'Truth About Santa' shot in Chester

Christmas in March as scenes of ‘Truth About Santa’ shot in Chester

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC A small production crew has been working around the Chester Green to get snowy exterior shots for a Christmas movie titled The Truth About Santa Claus. Directed by Chris Bayon, the film is about a man who does not want children but, after a “run-in” with Santa, finds all the […]

Community & Arts Events: March 1 to March 5

Community & Arts Events: March 1 to March 5

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Fine winter weather for Chester Winter Carnival

Fine winter weather for Chester Winter Carnival

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC After some years of either bitter or balmy temperatures, the Chester Winter Carnival went off this weekend under sunny skies and with comfortably cold thermometer readings. The ice rink was frozen solid as several of those playing broom hockey found when they fell. And there was even […]

POSTPONED due to weather - CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner

POSTPONED due to weather – CAES Keewaydin fund-raising dinner

POSTPONED – According to CAES teacher Frank Kelley, the Keewaydin fundraising dinner will be postponed until next month due to the impending snowstorm. We will post a new date when it becomes available. The community is invited to dine at Chester-Andover Elementary School, 72 S. Main St. in Chester, on from 5 to 7 p.m. […]

Community & Arts events: Feb. 6-Feb. 13

Community & Arts events: Feb. 6-Feb. 13

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Wantastiquet Rotary holds No-Show benefit

Wantastiquet Rotary holds No-Show benefit

The Wantastiquet Foundation invites everyone to participate in a second annual NO SHOW: DO NOT ATTEND Valentine’s Day Gala of dinner and dancing. This non-event will benefit the Wantastiquet Londonderry Rotary Scholarship Fund in honor of Dick Foley.  The suggested donation is $50. Please RSVP to this no-show event by writing a check to the […]

Whiting Library given gifts of poetry, music

Whiting Library given gifts of poetry, music

A little bit more musicality has come to the Whiting Library with donations from area residents: one, a gift of piano tuning and the other of a book of locally created poetry. The book, Poetry Night, Twenty-five Years, is a compilation of a quarter of a century of poems written by a group of friends […]

Family Center sale delayed due to weather

Family Center sale delayed due to weather

The Chester-Andover Family Center will not open today due to weather delaying the “Half off everything” sale. The sale will be on again Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Family Center is located at 908 VT Route 103 South, in Chester. For further information call […]

Troopers, off-roaders team up to help Santa bring cheer to kids at Kurn Hattin Homes

Troopers, off-roaders team up to help Santa bring cheer to kids at Kurn Hattin Homes

By Shawn Cunningham © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Santa Claus and one of his elves weren’t the only ones in uniform at the Kurn Hattin Homes in Westminster last week as Vermont State Troopers from the Westminster State Police Barracks joined the jolly one to deliver toys and books to the kindergarten through fifth grade […]

Miniature world in store for library visitors

Miniature world in store for library visitors Whiting director melds creativity with precision

By Layla Burke Hastings ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Like Jonathan Swift, Sharon Tanzer, director of Chester’s Whiting Library, has created a Lilliputian corner in her world, one that you can visit and marvel over. Just left of the checkout desk at the library sits a surprise under glass. It is a miniature, early 20th century […]

Holiday, community & arts events: Dec. 19-28

Holiday, community & arts events: Dec. 19-28

For a full listing of upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph Calendar. To find out how to become a Calendar Partner, email or call Cynthia Prairie at cprairie@chestertelegraph.org or 802-875-2703. To be included in events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on […]

Family Center receives more than $1,000 from Chester Cookie Tour, Andover Snow Riders

Family Center receives more than $1,000 from Chester Cookie Tour, Andover Snow Riders

The Chester-Andover Family Center has recently received more than $1,000 from two local organizations. The Overture to Christmas Committee presented a check for $500 from monies raised during its 2nd Annual Holiday House Cookie Tour, held on Sunday, Dec. 9. Cookie tour passports — containing information about each Main Street venue toured and recipes of […]

Blue skies for 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour

Blue skies for 2nd Annual Holiday Cookie Tour

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The second annual holiday cookie tour went off under sunny blue skies on Sunday Dec. 9. More than 70 visitors from as far away as Rutland and Albany toured six houses, two churches and an inn, marveling at the decorations and munching on the cookies at each site. A “passport” […]

Santa takes center stage at Derry tree-lighting

Santa takes center stage at Derry tree-lighting

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry was crowded with holiday cheer on Friday night, Dec. 7 as young and old alike gathered for the Annual Treelighting. The Nordic Harmonii provided songs and caroling. Santa and Mrs. Claus arrived by horse-drawn carriage to help with the treelighting, then headed off to Neighborhood Connections […]