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Chester Chatter: Ruthie off again this week

Chester Chatter: Ruthie off again this week

Ruthie Douglas is taking another week off as she recovers from surgery. She’ll be heading to rehab soon and expects to be up to her old tricks in no time at all. She continues to send her best wishes to her friends and readers.

A New England staple battered and fried

A New England staple battered and fried

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Clams have been a New England staple for as long as the natives learned how to break them open and eat them. We have clam shell heaps, along with oyster shell heaps, dotting our shoreline and dating back thousands of years. Many people associate seafood and shellfish with summertime dining, but […]

Henry Homeyer: Attract pollinators with native plants

Henry Homeyer: Attract pollinators with native plants

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC I recently helped prepare and plant a pollinator garden. Bees, butterflies and other insects need pollen and nectar for food, and suitable native plants on which to rest and lay their eggs. Unfortunately, many landscape plants have been introduced from foreign shores, and the plants may be […]

Community & arts events: Aug. 14 - Aug. 20

Community & arts events: Aug. 14 – Aug. 20

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: Ruthie off this week

Chester Chatter: Ruthie off this week

Ruthie Douglas is taking this week off due to surgery, which has become a bit more complicated than she expected. She sends her best wishes to her friends and readers, who she says she misses terribly.  

Chocolatey, peanut buttery reason to turn on oven

Chocolatey, peanut buttery reason to turn on oven

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I know, I know, many don’t even want to think about turning on the oven during summertime … but these brownies are killer! Super moist chocolate brownies with peanut butter cookies mingling in each mouthful and I had to share. Hope you enjoy them as much as my children and I […]

Grafton club awards $20,000 in scholarships

Grafton club awards $20,000 in scholarships Women's Community Club celebrates 100 years with gala

The Women’s Community Club of Grafton recently awarded $20,000 in scholarships to seven students from Grafton, as the club gets ready to celebrate its 100th anniversary with a fund-raising gala. In just over 50 years, the club has given out 225 scholarships to 127 Grafton students totaling $250,000, an accomplishment for a town of 600. […]

Vibrant cast of 'Million Dollar Quartet' worth it

Vibrant cast of ‘Million Dollar Quartet’ worth it Talented Weston performers put on 'toe-tapping music fest'

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Early rock ‘n ‘ roll rears its pompadoured head in the high-octane jukebox musical Million Dollar Quartet at Weston Playhouse. Over two intermission-less hours we are treated to a music catalog of early rock, R&B and gospel music performed by a talented and vibrant cast that handles two […]

Henry Homeyer: Try new plants if just for fun

Henry Homeyer: Try new plants if just for fun

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Each year I try to grow some new things in my vegetable garden, varieties that I’ve never tried before. Sometimes my efforts are a bust, and I never grow them again. Then sometimes something new becomes an instant favorite, as happened this year. This year I grew Romanesco […]

Tanzer celebrates 10 years at Whiting Library

Tanzer celebrates 10 years at Whiting Library

The Board of Trustees of the Whiting Library, 117 Main St., is inviting patrons to stop by the library beginning at noon on Monday, Aug. 13 to help Director Sharon Tanzer celebrate 10 years of service to the library. Refreshments will be served. If you are unable to drop by Monday, feel free to stop […]

Community & Arts events: Aug. 9 - Aug. 15, 2018

Community & Arts events: Aug. 9 – Aug. 15, 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 […]

Chester Chatter: Summer is filled with music

Chester Chatter: Summer is filled with music

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Everyone’s favorite, the Starline Rhythm Boys, played to a good crowd at the Chester Summer Concert Series on the lawn of the Academy Building on the last Thursday of July. It has been an almost perfect summer for the outside concerts.   To find out more summer concerts, click […]

This carrot recipe makes most of grill season

This carrot recipe makes most of grill season

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Now we turn our attention to the grill by turning naturally sweet carrots into something smoky and even more sweet. The addition of orange marmalade sizzling onto each carrot spear is such a perfect accompaniment to your outdoor, grilled protein. Want to crank the oven instead? Simply roast this recipe in […]

'A Doll's House Part 2' another theater gem

‘A Doll’s House Part 2’ another theater gem 'Hilarious and bold,' sequel stands perfectly on its own

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm offers up another gem of a production with A Doll’s House, Part 2, a follow-up to Henrik Ibsen’s 1879 controversial masterwork . In playwright Lucas Hnath’s sequel, it is 15 years after Nora Helmer rejected her domestic life and now returns to the […]

Henry Homeyer: Preparing for garden guests

Henry Homeyer: Preparing for garden guests

By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Summer is the time for spending time in the garden – and for sharing your love of the garden with others. If you want to invite friends – your mother-in-law or perhaps the entire bowling team – to see your garden, here are a few tips. First, […]

Community & Arts events: Aug. 1-Aug. 8

Community & Arts events: Aug. 1-Aug. 8

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: Those good time radio days

Chester Chatter: Those good time radio days

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Our family radio was the focal point of our living room. It was a nice piece of furniture made out of polished wood, with tapestry covering the speakers. The dials and knobs lit up and it had a aerial that ran outside and tubes that had to warm […]

Kinhaven's Chef of Note

Kinhaven’s Chef of Note Hugo Fuentes orchestrates menu magic for hungry musicians

By Bob Behr ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s no secret that Kinhaven Music School is bursting with talent. Every summer since 1952, promising young musicians from all over the world have come to Weston to build their skills with teachers who are highly regarded professionals from orchestras, conservatories and universities around the country. But Kinhaven […]

Light, bright salad with a nutty dressing

Light, bright salad with a nutty dressing

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Carrot salad! Yup, that great side dish from our childhood and a mainstay at in restaurants many decades ago has been “lost in the shuffle” for decades now. Let’s Yank this old favorite and give it some new life. Here is my version of a classic and a great way to […]

Henry Homeyer: Mid-summer tasks in the garden

Henry Homeyer: Mid-summer tasks in the garden

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Oh I how I love the sunny weather we’ve had this summer! It reminds me of the years I spent as a young man working with the Peace Corps in West Africa. There were often 7 or 8 months of sunshine between rainy seasons. And, like there, we […]