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Chester Chatter: Lilacs for those we loved, lost

Chester Chatter: Lilacs for those we loved, lost

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Spring is truly here with Memorial Day arriving. Right on time, the lilacs are in bloom. Growing up, we had a row of lilac trees in front of our porch, five purple and one white. We made bouquets for family graves. Mayonnaise jars were washed and small stones […]

A flavor explosion in these raspberry truffles

A flavor explosion in these raspberry truffles

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com My favorite berry is the raspberry. Sure, I am supposed to love blueberries more because I am a yankee but honestly, I love everything raspberry flavored. And these chocolate truffles are explosively flavored. A true treat to be shared with … nobody!     1/4 cup raspberry puree, see NOTE 1/4 […]

Henry Homeyer: Prep veg seedlings for planting

Henry Homeyer: Prep veg seedlings for planting

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC One of the highlights of my year is planting my vegetable garden. It’s a time full of hope and anticipation as I nestle seedlings into the soil and sow seeds. I started many seeds indoors, growing tomatoes, peppers and more under lights. They are the right size now […]

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 […]

PEOPLE: Olsen named to Vt. Board of Education;<br>2 from Flood Brook to take new BRSU posts

PEOPLE: Olsen named to Vt. Board of Education;
2 from Flood Brook to take new BRSU posts

Former Rep. Olsen named to Vt. Board of Ed Former state Rep. Oliver Olsen of Londonderry has been appointed to the Vermont State Board of Education by Gov. Phil Scott. “While serving in the legislature, Oliver demonstrated tremendous attention to detail, a clear understanding of education funding and policy, and a vigorous commitment to the […]

Community & Arts events: May 23-May 29

Community & Arts events: May 23-May 29

All upcoming events can be found at our new Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our calendar, 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 23: Practical philosophy meetup with Puddinghead Club The Puddinghead Club […]

Chester Chatter: The sounds of summer

Chester Chatter: The sounds of summer

By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC School was out for the summer. We kids were happy and excited. Thus began new summer sounds, the day started being awakened by clanging of milk bottles banging against their metal rack as they were delivered to our door. Next door, Henry mowed his lawn with the […]

Clam rangoon appetizers light up a dinner party

Clam rangoon appetizers light up a dinner party

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com We all love simplicity and low cost when entertaining don’t we? After all, mingling with our guests is almost as important as the food we provide. This appetizer, or snack, is a beautiful combination of both prerequisites that will result in a successful dinner party or an informal gathering. 1 (6.5-ounce) […]

Henry Homeyer: Give spring wild flowers a helping hand

Henry Homeyer: Give spring wild flowers a helping hand

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Every spring Mother Nature gives me gifts. Or that is how it seems when she sends the blossoms of trillium, hepatica, Jack-in-the-pulpit, bloodroot, trout lily, blue cohosh, Dutchman’s breeches, squirrel corn and more to my woods and shade gardens. Of course, I have helped nature by planting wild […]

Northern Stage extends program to eight schools

Northern Stage extends program to eight schools

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. Northern Stage expands BridgeUP: Theater to eight area schools In […]

Community & Arts Briefs: May 19 - May 23

Community & Arts Briefs: May 19 – May 23

For more upcoming events, click here for new 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 19: First Baptist Church of S. Derry to […]

Chicken breasts with Applejack sauce

Chicken breasts with Applejack sauce

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Serve this with some cheesy risotto or pile on some potato and macaroni salad while barbecuing outside with friends and family. Applejack is simply an apple-flavored brandy, so any apple-tinted liqueur is perfectly suitable here, as well as hard apple cider or plain apple juice. 1 tablespoon pure olive oil 1 […]

Chester Chatter: In appreciation of mothers

Chester Chatter: In appreciation of mothers

By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Mothers are special. The role of a mother is the most important for family life. My mother was a great cook: Our meals were wonderful. She was not much of a housekeeper, but we accepted that part. Every day she played the piano or had the radio […]

Henry Homeyer: Prune well for beautiful roses

Henry Homeyer: Prune well for beautiful roses

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC My roses are waking up, and starting to show leaf buds along their stems. This is a good time to cut back dead stems, which will stimulate new growth and start them off well for the summer season. It’s time to shape your roses so that they are […]

Arts events: May 11-May 19, 2018

Arts events: May 11-May 19, 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 11: Acoustic folk concert in Bellows Falls Joe Jencks, […]

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 […]

Vendors sought for annual Honey Festival

Vendors sought for annual Honey Festival Claremont Opera House seeks artifacts

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. Vendors sought for Vermont Golden Honey Festival Repeatedly voted a […]

Chester Chatter: A May Day surprise at the door

Chester Chatter: A May Day surprise at the door

By Ruthie Douglas © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Many countries around the world celebrate May Day, the first day of May. Every year I look forward to a knock on my door, where I am greeted by a young child with a may basket for me. I invite them in and they show me what […]

Chester Baptist welcomes interim pastor

Chester Baptist welcomes interim pastor

The Chester Baptist Church has announced the arrival of its new interim pastor, Rev. Gerard (Rod) Birney. Birney began his new duties on May 2, and will preach weekly on Sunday mornings at the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Birney holds a Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and has served as full-time pastor of several churches […]

How your broccoli can reach its full potential

How your broccoli can reach its full potential

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Most people do not realize that the stem (or stalk) of the broccoli has so much more flavor than the florets that they discard them and eat the flowered part. Whenever you use broccoli, simply wrap and freeze the stalks until you are ready to make this great tasting side dish […]