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Ludlow Rotary sends out call for chili cooks

Ludlow Rotary sends out call for chili cooks 28th annual cook-off set for Oct. 6

The Ludlow Rotary Club is looking for a few good cooks to make chili for next month’s 28th Annual Chili Cook-Off. Think you’ve got a taste that can’t be beat? Here’s your chance to vie for bragging rights, cash prizes and a nifty plaque. The entry fee is $10 and all that’s needed are 3 […]

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

Cavendish Fund accepting grant applications

The Cavendish Community Fund is accepting grant applications for fall 2018 awards. The deadline for applying is Monday, Oct. 1. Applications are available by clicking here and include instructions on how and where to apply. Projects, programs or events must directly benefit the Cavendish community in some way. A panel of local citizens reviews all […]

Community & Arts events: Aug. 29-Sept. 3

Community & Arts events: Aug. 29-Sept. 3

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 […]

<center><strong>2018 Guide to the Chester Fall Festival</center></strong>

2018 Guide to the Chester Fall Festival

©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now in its 44th year, the Chester Fall Festival is weekend filled with toe-tapping music, great arts and crafts, good food and friends. And it’s set in the gorgeous Vermont town of Chester. There is no wonder that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s Top 10 […]

Grafton club awards $20,000 in scholarships

Grafton club awards $20,000 in scholarships Women's Community Club celebrates 100 years with gala

The Women’s Community Club of Grafton recently awarded $20,000 in scholarships to seven students from Grafton, as the club gets ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a fund-raising gala. In just over 50 years, the club has given out 225 scholarships to 127 Grafton students totaling $250,000, an accomplishment for a town of 600. […]

Kinhaven's Chef of Note

Kinhaven’s Chef of Note Hugo Fuentes orchestrates menu magic for hungry musicians

By Bob Behr ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s no secret that Kinhaven Music School is bursting with talent. Every summer since 1952, promising young musicians from all over the world have come to Weston to build their skills with teachers who are highly regarded professionals from orchestras, conservatories and universities around the country. But Kinhaven […]

Schoolhouse history exhibit in Londonderry

Schoolhouse history exhibit in Londonderry

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In the 1860s Londonderry was comprised of 13 school districts, each having its own schoolhouse. There was a certain amount of rivalry between the North and South villages and each had its own grammar and high school. These were gradually consolidated until finally in 1965 Flood Brook School became the […]

7th Heaven: Weather perfect for Derry July 4th

7th Heaven: Weather perfect for Derry July 4th

The weather was perfect for the Londonderry 4th of July Parade, which was held on Saturday, July 7. It was not to hot and not too muggy. The sun shone bright, but it didn’t brow beat the hundreds of spectators and participants. A light breeze blew every so often. But it only refreshed. It didn’t […]

2nd Congo Church in Derry to celebrate 150th; <br>Race for Cure seeks volunteers

2nd Congo Church in Derry to celebrate 150th;
Race for Cure seeks volunteers

The banner is up in the front of the Second Congregational Church in Londonderry to announce the church’s 150th anniversary to be held during its 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 19 worship service and Picnic at Pingree Park. All current members, past members, clergy, supporters and friends are invited to celebrate with worship, food and games.  Aug. […]

New board installed at Family Center; <br> new presidents for Chester, Ludlow Rotaries;<br>Jack Menzie honored with Paul Harris award

New board installed at Family Center;
new presidents for Chester, Ludlow Rotaries;
Jack Menzie honored with Paul Harris award

New board at Chester-Andover Family Center At its annual meeting in June, the Board of Directors of the Chester-Andover Family Center elected a new slate of officers to lead the center over the next year. Stephanie Mahoney was elected president;  Kris Winnicki was chosen as vice president; Georgia Ethier was elected as secretary; Mariette Bock […]

'Go around the gould' at Derry Historical Society

‘Go around the gould’ at Derry Historical Society

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society  presents Changing Times, an exhibit about the varied uses and owners of North and South Londonderry’s buildings. The historical society is located at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, in Londonderry. Did you know that Wiley’s garage in South Londonderry had a roller […]

Community & Arts events: June 28-July 4

Community & Arts events: June 28-July 4

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 […]

Flood Brook student wins logo contest; <br>Artwork raffled to benefit asylum project

Flood Brook student wins logo contest;
Artwork raffled to benefit asylum project

Vivian Prouty wins Derry Energy logo contest The recently formed Londonderry Energy Committee announces that Vivian Prouty is the winner of  its design competition to create a logo for the committee. In April, the LEC solicited Flood Brook Union School students to help create a logo to represent the energy committee. At the May 16 […]

CFD color guard to present at Fenway tonight

CFD color guard to present at Fenway tonight

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Fire Department’s color guard will present the colors before the Boston Red Sox take on the Chicago White Sox tonight at Fenway Park in Boston. The members of the color guard appearing tonight are: Amber Wilson (Ax) Ben Whalen (American Flag) Mark Verespy (Vermont Flag) Jim Ravlin (Chester […]

Derry groups aid food pantry; Rockingham Meetinghouse opens for season

Derry groups aid food pantry; Rockingham Meetinghouse opens for season

Londonderry groups join to aid food pantry On Saturday, May 26, Nordic Harmoni and the Londonderry-based Wantastiquet Rotary sponsored a joint food drive for the local food pantry, the Neighbors Pantry, which is open from 1 to 4 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the Second Congregational Church on Main Street in Londonderry. […]

Lost ski areas discussed at Derry arts & history meeting

Lost ski areas discussed at Derry arts & history meeting

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Hidden among the hills and mountains of southern Vermont are the remnants of 60 former ski areas, their slopes returning to forest and their lifts decaying. Today, only 13 areas remain open and active in southern Vermont. Over-investment, local competition, weather variation, changing skier habits, insurance costs and just plain […]

West River Farmers Market celebrates 25 years

West River Farmers Market celebrates 25 years Opens for the season on Saturday

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing  LLC The West River Farmers Market celebrates its 25th season starting on Saturday, May 26.  Founded in 1993, the West River Market is among the largest and oldest in Vermont. The market’s 40 vendors sell fresh local produce and cheeses, local meats, poultry and eggs, maple products, pickles, plants, prepared food […]

Community events: May 12-May 20, 2018

Community events: May 12-May 20, 2018

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. May 12: Casey Junker Bailey with Mother’s Day crafts Attend […]

Community events: May 2-May 8, 2018

Community events: May 2-May 8, 2018

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. May 2: How to downsize your garden Cheryl Wilfong, a […]

Andover Day Fair seeks artisans, crafters

Andover Day Fair seeks artisans, crafters

Crafter and artisan vendors are invited to reserve a space to display and sell their wares at The Andover Project Committee’s fifth annual Andover Day Fair, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the Andover Town Hall grounds at 953 Andover Road. The event includes arts, crafts, […]