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Life's simple pleasures: ribs

Life’s simple pleasures: ribs

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Want ribs? Want a simple preparation? This is your recipe. What a great flavor and you most likely have everything in your fridge or pantry already. Get to grillin’!   1/2 cup ketchup 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon Dijon-style or regular mustard […]

Despite a few bumps, this finely acted 'Journey' is worth the trip

Despite a few bumps, this finely acted ‘Journey’ is worth the trip

By David Lampe-Wilson 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC For its final play of the season and its current entry in its American Masters series, Weston Playhouse has opted for Eugene O’Neill’s masterpiece Long Day’s Journey Into Night. The play, considered by many as the finest piece of American theater of the 20th century, contains some of […]

Guide to the 2017 Chester Fall Festival

Guide to the 2017 Chester Fall Festival

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC N ow in its 43rd year, the Chester Fall Festival is a fun-filled weekend of music, arts, crafts, food and friends. And it’s set in the gorgeous Vermont town of Chester. Is it any wonder that the Vermont Chamber of Commerce named it one of the state’s Top 10 Fall Events? […]

Arts events: Aug. 23 through Aug. 29, 2017

Arts events: Aug. 23 through Aug. 29, 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. Aug. 23: Chris Kleeman in Proctorsville Chris Kleeman performs at […]

Community events: Aug. 23 through Aug. 28, 2017

Community events: Aug. 23 through Aug. 28, 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. Aug. 23: BRGNS hold late summer tent sale Black River […]

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 […]

Chester Chatter: The joys of an old hardware store

Chester Chatter: The joys of an old hardware store

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC I came to live in Chester in 1957 and I knew it was where I wanted to live and never move from. It was the simple things: Stepping into the hardware store. Opening the door, just the smell of the oil on the wide-plank floors, the floor made […]

Grill your cake -- and strawberries, too

Grill your cake — and strawberries, too

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Want something a little out of the ordinary? This communal summertime dessert is perfect as is or have some classic vanilla bean ice cream for your friends and family to scoop right on top of this fantastic dessert. 1 pound strawberries, hulled 1 recipe Lemonade Stand Pound cake* 3/4 cup blueberry […]

Can't go to the eclipse? Make the most of it here

Can’t go to the eclipse? Make the most of it here

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just a heads up. Next Monday afternoon it’s going to get pretty dark. Apparently the moon is going to pass in front of the sun for a couple of hours. And while it’s going to be dark here, down south it’ll be way dark. Wait, you knew […]

Billy Bob prevails in fierce match at Stone Hearth hot dog cookoff

Billy Bob prevails in fierce match at Stone Hearth hot dog cookoff

By Shawn Cunningham © 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With nine contestants vying for tube steak glory, Chef Billy Bob’s Big Easy was voted Top Dog of the sixth annual Hot Dog Cookoff held Sunday at the Stone Hearth Inn in Chester. The Free Range Restaurant’s Uncommon Reuben Dog took Best in Show. The event, which […]

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 […]

Arts events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 23, 2017

Arts events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 23, 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. Aug. 17-18: SCP hosts ‘Bootstraps: An American Fable’ Join the […]

Community events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 21, 2017

Community events: Aug. 17 through Aug. 21, 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. Aug. 17: Neighborhood Connections hosts Death Café On Thursday, Aug. […]

Chester Chatter: Swimming in the music of summer

Chester Chatter: Swimming in the music of summer

By Ruthie Douglas © 2017-Telegraph Publishing LLC Growing up, my family’s source of entertainment was simple and mostly inexpensive. Come summer, on warm evening, we went to the music concerts at Riverside, where the school in Springfield is now located. The band — the town band, played selections to suit everyone. Instead of clapping, you […]

Bake cake version of classic summer lemonade

Bake cake version of classic summer lemonade

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I have been experimenting and trying various combinations to get a pound cake to taste just like lemonade for quite some time now. However, while I was successful in producing a beautifully flavored cake that truly does taste like lemonade; I was unable to reduce the sugar content. So moderation is […]

A funny boy shines in Streisand-inspired theater comedy

A funny boy shines in Streisand-inspired theater comedy

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC The cult of celebrity rears its comedic head in Buyer and Cellar, a one-man show that closes out not only Weston Playhouse’s summer run at the OtherStages at Weston Rod and Gun Club, it closes out its use of the facility completely, with the fall christening of the […]

Springfield Farmers Market seeks Family Day vendors; Ludlow Rotary passes the gavel

Springfield Farmers Market seeks Family Day vendors;
Ludlow Rotary passes the gavel

The Springfield Farmers Market is accepting applications from vendors interested in joining an expanded market day Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This invitation goes out to agricultural vendors as well as crafters and artisans. For nonprofits, this would be an opportunity to promote your organization and/or educate the public as to what […]

Whiting Library welcomes new librarian

Whiting Library welcomes new librarian

Whiting Library announces that the new Youth Services Librarian is Chester resident Jeanne Waldren. Waldren is already known to many from her “Grandma Jeanne” story-time and theatrical workshops in Chester. She also has assisted the library during past Summer Reading Programs. Waldren holds a BA in English and a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She […]

Community events: Aug. 10 through Aug. 14, 2017

Community events: Aug. 10 through Aug. 14, 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. Aug. 10: Learn about significance of  Vilas Bridge Hear Gail […]

Arts events: Aug. 9 through Aug. 16, 2017

Arts events: Aug. 9 through Aug. 16, 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. Aug. 9: Gully Boys performs in Proctorsville The Cavendish Community […]