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Community & Arts events: July 6-July 18, 2018

Community & Arts events: July 6-July 18, 2018

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 […]

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 […]

A 'dang' good steak for your 4th of July

A ‘dang’ good steak for your 4th of July

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a dang good steak recipe. Yes, I used the word “dang.” As you all know by now, I don’t care for cussing because my children read my articles, sites, blogs and the like. So it bothers me when they read even an inconsequential word such as, **** or ****. […]

Chester Chatter: Summertime is for children and parking lot carnivals

Chester Chatter: Summertime is for children and parking lot carnivals

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Oh for the hot, hazy, lazy days of summer, a long time ago. We kids always looked foreword to the coming of parking lot carnivals. In Springfield, usually there were a couple over the warm days. The carnival was set up in the Plaza parking lot, in the […]

Henry Homeyer: How to have a better lawn

Henry Homeyer: How to have a better lawn

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Believe it or not, I once ate my lawnmower. No, not the Briggs and Stratton kind. I had purchased a pair of Jacobs sheep to keep my lawn trim for a season. At the end of the season they were off to the butcher, and came home freezer […]

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 […]

Opening night of 'Our Town' a mixed bag

Opening night of ‘Our Town’ a mixed bag

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Thornton Wilder’s 1938 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Our Town begins the new summer season at Weston Playhouse and the production is a mixed bag at best. In 1938, it was a challenging stage experiment, and it has come down through the years to become an American classic — an […]

Chester Chatter: The joys of Alumni Day

Chester Chatter: The joys of Alumni Day

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was Alumni Day once again!  Vermont folks celebrated their school years. Once a year, classmates and friends gather to recall past times and many memories. There are cookouts, dinner gatherings, and sharing of the latest happenings. Times change and perhaps the parade is not so long and […]

A new favorite condiment you will relish

A new favorite condiment you will relish

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com This is a killer relish! I almost hate to call it relish because it is not finely minced ingredients mixed with an overabundance of vinegar. Use this relish on top of your burgers, chicken or steak this summer to lend a fantastic kick without overpowering what it is complimenting. 3 red […]

Henry Homeyer: Thinning, weeding, watering made easy

Henry Homeyer: Thinning, weeding, watering made easy

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC With the advent of summer, it is time to buckle down and get a few tedious jobs done in the garden. But there are ways to lighten your load. First, it is time to thin out extra plants that are crowding each other. Carrots and beets are two […]

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 […]

Eight awarded scholarships in Derry, Ludlow

Eight awarded scholarships in Derry, Ludlow

The Dick Foley Scholarship Fund of the Wantastiquet Rotary of Londonderry distributed individual scholarships to seven worthy graduating seniors who are going on to higher education. Six of the students attended Burr and Burton High School and one attended Leland & Gray High School. The recipients are: Rebecca Williams Nicholas Plants Thea Steeves-Boey Sophia Neihold […]

Community & Arts Briefs: June 20-June 27

Community & Arts Briefs: June 20-June 27

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: A short hiatus

Chester Chatter: A short hiatus

Due to illness, Ruthie Douglas’ Chester Chatter will be taking the week off. Please send Ruthie best wishes by commenting below.

Journey to Sweden with some Hasselback tomatoes

Journey to Sweden with some Hasselback tomatoes

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Invented by Chef Leif Elisson at the famous Swedish restaurant Hasselbacken in the ’50s, the Hasselback method can be found using fruits and other vegetables, such as this delicious dedication to both Elisson and Italy. This is a great alternative to caprese salad, this fragrant and gooey appetizer can be enjoyed […]

Henry Homeyer: Six summer beauties

Henry Homeyer: Six summer beauties

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I love the song “Summertime” by George Gershwin, yet I fail to comprehend why Gershwin didn’t include any flowers in the song. Yes, the cotton was high and the fish were jumping, but there’s no mention of peony or iris. Let’s look at some great flowers of summer […]

Community & Arts events: June 13-June 18, 2018

Community & Arts events: June 13-June 18, 2018

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 […]

3 organizations award 11 seniors scholarships

3 organizations award 11 seniors scholarships

Andover Project gives out 4 scholarships   The Andover Project Committee, which has been offering first-year college/university scholarships to qualified Andover student residents since the mid-1990s, announces awards to four students this year. Each student will receive $1,000. Recipients are: Ava Hill, who will be attending Trinity College in Hartford, Conn.; Owen Massey, who will […]