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Henry Homeyer: I love plants, but I hate these

Henry Homeyer: I love plants, but I hate these

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC There are a few plants I just do not like. Yes, I’m known as the Gardening Guy and have the website to prove it (www.Gardening-Guy.com). So I should love – or at least like – all plants. But I don’t. Now, in mid-winter, it’s a good time to […]

Prom wear donations sought for annual Thrift Shop sale

Prom wear donations sought for annual Thrift Shop sale

The Chester Andover Family Center is collecting prom wear for a special public service event to be held on April 4, prior to local high school proms. Every teen deserves to attend his or her prom dressed in beautiful, affordable prom wear. At our second annual Prom  Shopping event last April, teens from Chester, Springfield, […]

Kinetic artists sought for  monthlong exhibit

Kinetic artists sought for monthlong exhibit

Chester’s 103 Artisans Marketplace has put out a call to artists of kinetic or moving art for its Feb. 10 to March 18 exhibit at 7 Pineview Drive in Chester. Kinetic Art uses any medium in which the finished piece contains movement perceived by the viewer or depends on motion for its effect. Three-dimensional sculptures, […]

Community events: Feb. 1 through Feb. 7, 2018

Community events: Feb. 1 through Feb. 7, 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. Feb. 1: Rotary’s First Thursday speaker Retired FAA air traffic […]

Register now for 2018 LEGO Contest

Register now for 2018 LEGO Contest

The 7th Annual LEGO Contest will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 17 at the NewsBank Conference Center, 352 Main St., in Chester. The event is open to LEGOmaniacs Pre-K through Grade 8 and their families. Participants should construct their original creations (no kits allowed), with a maximum size of […]

Chester Chatter: Town farms were a lifeline during tough times

Chester Chatter: Town farms were a lifeline during tough times

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC In times past, many towns in Vermont supported town farms, also known as poor farms. This really was a good plan for those folks who had come on hard times. It offered a warm, clean place to live and good food to eat. There were no homeless people […]

A pandowdy to fill and satisfy on a winter's eve

A pandowdy to fill and satisfy on a winter’s eve

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com A little bit of the famous “cut-in” crust of a New England Pandowdy, but with the substantial heartiness of a cobbler topping makes this a filling meal. Quick, simple and with loads of flavor, this dish reminds me of a Minnesotan Hot Pot. Quick Biscuit Topping, recipe below 2 tablespoons butter […]

Henry Homeyer: How to identify trees in winter

Henry Homeyer: How to identify trees in winter

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite their lack of leaves in winter, it is not too difficult to identify most trees now. You just have to look at other characteristics such as branching patterns, bark, overall shape, seeds or fruit, where they grow and what their buds look like. I recently went to […]

Chester Rotary donates books to CAES first-graders

Chester Rotary donates books to CAES first-graders

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, members of the Chester Rotary Club made a special delivery to the first-graders at Chester-Andover Elementary School. Nearly 30 children received a gift of a new book called School Is Fun. Each book is a story personalized with the individual child’s name as well as the names of their siblings and […]

Community events: Jan. 26 through Jan. 31, 2018

Community events: Jan. 26 through Jan. 31, 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. Jan. 26: Start Your Own Business workshop The Vermont Small […]

Arts events: Jan. 27 through Jan. 31, 2018

Arts events: Jan. 27 through Jan. 31, 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. Jan. 27:  Celtic folksinger performs Stone Church Arts hosts fiddler […]

Chester Chatter: TV changed the channels of our lives

Chester Chatter: TV changed the channels of our lives

By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I was 10 years old, my family got our first television set. Out the door went the Philco radio and in its place a large wooden cabinet of polished wood and a round glass TV screen. At the hardware store, my mother bought a piece of […]

Doughnuts with citrus: spice and everything nice

Doughnuts with citrus: spice and everything nice

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com A hint of citrus, a mouthful of pumpkin and a doughnut you can feel good about. These baked doughnuts hold up just as well as deep-fried doughnuts and are an outstanding example of how every little bit of consciousness when easing our fat consumption can be remarkably tasty. You will be […]

Henry Homeyer: Mark your calendars for spring flower shows

Henry Homeyer: Mark your calendars for spring flower shows

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Each winter, just as I am about to give up on life in the North Country and move to an island in the Caribbean, I am saved by the arrival of the spring flower shows. If you think that life is nothing but shoveling walks and wearing […]

Community events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 23, 2018

Community events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 23, 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. Jan. 18: Snowshoe Lower Little Michigan Trail On Thursday, Jan. […]

Arts events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, 2018

Arts events: Jan. 18 through Jan. 21, 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. Jan. 18: Brian D. Cohen watercolor exhibit Main Street Arts […]

Chester Chatter: Down hill to downtown; up hill home

Chester Chatter: Down hill to downtown; up hill home

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I was growing up in Springfield, I could not leave my house without going down a hill and returning back up a hill. Every day that was true just to go to school. Often times, it was true for at least a couple of times a day. […]

A pie worth breaking your New Year's resolutions

A pie worth breaking your New Year’s resolutions

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Reminiscent of pecan pie, this recipe is far and away better flavored and filled with chocolate. One look at the crispy, toasted, and decadent topping that literally crackles as you cut it, it will soon become a household favorite. There really isn’t anything one can do about the sweetness of this […]

An ice sculpture grows in Popple Dungeon

An ice sculpture grows in Popple Dungeon

The recent low temperatures have given Peter Delaney’s annual free form ice sculpture a great start on the winter. Each year, Delaney, who lives in the 2000-block of Popple Dungeon, constructs a frame to support a garden hose that gets water – gravity fed – from up the hill. This year, he say, he built […]

Henry Homeyer: A view to improve your white winterscape

Henry Homeyer: A view to improve your white winterscape

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC During hard winters like this, when we tend to be somewhat housebound, it’s important to have a landscape that we can enjoy from indoors. When I first gardened, I only grew vegetables and flowers, which disappear from view in winter. But now I delight in growing trees […]