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Henry Homeyer: Fall in love with seasonal mums, asters

Henry Homeyer: Fall in love with seasonal mums, asters

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Summer is over, officially, and the garden knows it. Tomatoes exist only in the kitchen, many flowers are looking lackluster, and trees are losing their leaves. What’s a gardener to do? I buy color in the form of chrysanthemums and fall asters, and I also enjoy wild […]

Community & Arts Events: Sept. 27 - Oct. 15

Community & Arts Events: Sept. 27 – Oct. 15

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 […]

'Real' cobbler or not, the taste will satisfy

‘Real’ cobbler or not, the taste will satisfy

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is one of those recipes that brings out your darker side, because you can keep eating and eating and not stop. Not only is it outrageously good, but it seems never to fill you up. I hesitated on using the name cobbler because, being a purist of sorts – some […]

Chester Chatter: The reluctant farmer's wife

Chester Chatter: The reluctant farmer’s wife

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I grew up in town and when I became a farmer’s wife, it was a very different life. Moving into the big farmhouse with my husband’s family, our plan was to go into business together, father and two sons. I woke up late, read and sat outside on […]

Henry Homeyer: It's the perfect time to plant (some) seeds

Henry Homeyer: It’s the perfect time to plant (some) seeds

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Most of us think about planting seeds in the spring, but there are lots of plants that can be planted by seed now, especially wildflowers. One of my favorite wildflowers is Jack-in-the Pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum). In the spring, it produces a single well-hidden blossom beneath its large […]

Henry Homeyer: Harvesting, storing root crops

Henry Homeyer: Harvesting, storing root crops

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I  sometimes wonder if I’m part squirrel. No, I don’t bury acorns for winter, but I do love putting up food for winter, especially potatoes. They’re the ultimate “comfort food” as far as I am concerned, and I rarely have too many. If you haven’t already done […]

Three favorite apple treats combined into one

Three favorite apple treats combined into one

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com A little bit of apple pie, apple dumplings and classic Apple Charlotte are brought together to form a sticky treat that is perfect for a fall or winter day. Another great idea is using hot mulled apple cider (chilled) in lieu of regular cider here. 2 cups flour 1/4 cup brown […]

Community & Arts events Sept. 19 - Sept. 25

Community & Arts events Sept. 19 – Sept. 25

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 […]

Chester Chatter: Joys of the new school year

Chester Chatter: Joys of the new school year

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Summer was over. The swimming pool closed, day camps were all done. Little League played its last game. School had begun, and most kids were very excited. At last they would see the friends they had not seen all summer. And — even though they would not admit […]

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 […]

Community & Arts events: Sept. 13 - Sept. 17

Community & Arts events: Sept. 13 – Sept. 17

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 […]

Battering, frying turns chicken into 'pillows'

Battering, frying turns chicken into ‘pillows’

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com The crunchy exterior and pillow soft interior of these chicken “pillows” are so good, you will be tempted to adapt your own sauces, like General Tso’s for example. My father made batter-fried clams his whole life and was instrumental in perpetuating the Maine favorite, Perry’s Fried Clams. 1 quart oil for […]

Chester Chatter: The sounds of summer

Chester Chatter: The sounds of summer

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing The sounds of summer, the often annoying noise of crickets, the buzzing of the bees. A soft summer evening with music on the Village Green, the rustle of breeze through the leaves of the trees. Children on the playgrounds and kids at the swimming pool. And of course the […]

Henry Homeyer: Create espalier fruit trees

Henry Homeyer: Create espalier fruit trees

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC When traveling in France and England I have often admired the fruit trees that have been pruned and trained to stay low and follow a wall or building. Their branches, like the extended arms of a scarecrow, travel horizontally – and are often loaded with fruit. I […]

Chester Chatter: On the mend, and back to writing

Chester Chatter: On the mend, and back to writing

Editor’s note: The Chester Telegraph happily welcomes back Ruthie Douglas to our pages after a four-week absence. By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing This has been the summer of all summers for me. I have been on a journey to places I have never been before. Since the beginning of June, I have been in […]

Community & Arts events: Sept. 9 - Sept. 13

Community & Arts events: Sept. 9 – Sept. 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 […]

Bring those zippy Margarita flavors to pork

Bring those zippy Margarita flavors to pork

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Margarita is basically a lime/orange tasting alcoholic drink and these same flavors can be used in a wide assortment of recipes. Pork just so happens to absorb these flavors in a way that seem to go hand-in-hand very well. (Besides, if you have any mix left, make yourself a Margarita to […]

Henry Homeyer: Love those red-leafed trees, shrubbery

Henry Homeyer: Love those red-leafed trees, shrubbery

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Everyone seems to go wild for sugar maples trees in the fall because, here in New England, their leaves turn wonderful colors – yellow, orange and, best of all, red. But some trees and shrubs have reddish or purplish leaves all summer, and these, too, are very […]

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 […]