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Community & Arts Events: Nov. 8-Nov. 17, 2018

Community & Arts Events: Nov. 8-Nov. 17, 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: Our local heroes

Chester Chatter: Our local heroes

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Everyone needs a hero and my heroes have always been those fighting for peace and the veterans who once served. These days it is harder to find a hero. Once we looked to sports players and movie stars and folks in our own community. Here in our town […]

A seasonal soup to help adjust to falling temps

A seasonal soup to help adjust to falling temps

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Traditionally served cold, this French cream soup is equally delicious hot. Almost devoid of fat (using fat free broth), the flavors of all vegetables is extremely outstanding and noticeable. 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups diced acorn squash 1/2 pound leeks, white and light green parts coarsely chopped 1/4 pound (1 […]

Henry Homeyer: Tips for forcing spring bulbs

Henry Homeyer: Tips for forcing spring bulbs

By Henry Homeyer ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC One of the easiest and most satisfying gardening activities I do each year is to plant tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus in containers each fall. I keep them in a place that is cold, but not freezing, for three to four months, then bring them into the warmth […]

Community & Arts events: Oct. 31 - Nov. 7, 2018

Community & Arts events: Oct. 31 – Nov. 7, 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: Autumn walks in the woods

Chester Chatter: Autumn walks in the woods

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Before deer hunting season got under way and,  while it was still somewhat warm outside, we often would take walks in the woods. We would look for the most colorful autumn leaves and we picked bittersweet vines, which we sold to the local florist. On a clear, bright, […]

Pumpkin bread that redeems that word 'moist'

Pumpkin bread that redeems that word ‘moist’

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Sick of pumpkin yet? Good! The season is just starting, but I promise to make it an enjoyable foray into the pumpkin world. Believe it or not, this pumpkin bread is even more moist than its banana “sister,” and less dense. Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup flour […]

Henry Homeyer: How to handle rodent visitors

Henry Homeyer: How to handle rodent visitors

  By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Like the Joad family in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, countless squirrels are on the move. Heedless of traffic, they cross the road in search of new sources of food. Steely-eyed gardeners bear down on them, thinking revenge for the destruction of their crops, particularly tomatoes, apples and […]

Chester man wins Springfield Rotary prize; Whiting offers drug disposal envelopes

Chester man wins Springfield Rotary prize; Whiting offers drug disposal envelopes

Chester man win Grand Prize from Springfield Rotary Springfield Rotary Club President Jeff Mobus, pictured far right, presents a check for the $5,000 Grand Prize from this year’s Penny Sale, held this past Saturday, to Mark Germain of Chester. Marlene Freeman of Springfield was the winner of the $500 Door Prize. The Springfield Rotary thanks […]

Community & Arts Events: Oct. 25-Oct. 27, 2018

Community & Arts Events: Oct. 25-Oct. 27, 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: What a wonderful place to live

Chester Chatter: What a wonderful place to live

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester is a place that everyone wants to live. Our Main Street and Village Green are picture perfect and are admired by tourists almost every day. But you who live here, stop and look about. Chester blends the old with the new. A stroll around Main Street shows […]

High-rise scones to meet your lofty expectations

High-rise scones to meet your lofty expectations

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I wanted to make a scone that had both the gooey nature of a flat cookie with the substance and heartiness of a cake cookie without all the sugar but just as delightful. These scones are superior to any pumpkin cookie I have eaten and using shaved chocolate instead of chocolate […]

Henry Homeyer: What to plant now for spring

Henry Homeyer: What to plant now for spring

  By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC For decades I’ve been planting spring-flowering bulbs. Some come back every year, some disappear after a few years, and some I treat as annuals. So just when mud season is about to swallow me whole, I am rewarded with flowers to enjoy outdoors – and indoors in […]

MacLaomainn's gets its ghoul on for good causes

MacLaomainn’s gets its ghoul on for good causes

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once again this year, on the Friday and Saturday before Halloween, 52 Main St. will be the spookiest place in Chester as MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub hosts its annual Haunted House in the Great Hall. Although on Saturday afternoon it’s a bit friendlier for the little ones. The yearly scarefest is […]

Community & Arts Events: Oct. 20 - Oct. 25

Community & Arts Events: Oct. 20 – Oct. 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: Happy Halloweens

Chester Chatter: Happy Halloweens

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC It was Halloween once again. We kids in the neighborhood were excited. For a week we planned our costumes. Some of the kids’ mothers sewed and made their costumes, but usually my sister and I were ghosts, hiding under a sheet with holes for eyes. Right after supper, […]

Discover pumpkin pie's second cousin

Discover pumpkin pie’s second cousin

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com It is that time of year again, but I started a little early because my son was bugging me for pumpkin pie. I wanted to make something that he could take to school with him instead of plain pie and this is the result. He loved it and I think you […]

Henry Homeyer: How to grow great garlic

Henry Homeyer: How to grow great garlic

  By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now is the time to buy garlic for planting – unless you have some from your own garden that you saved for that purpose, as I do. You’ll want to get your garlic planted a month before the ground freezes, so depending on where you live, you […]

Community & Arts events: Oct. 11 - Oct. 18

Community & Arts events: Oct. 11 – Oct. 18

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 […]

Bonnie's Bundles holds raffle for GM Soccer

Bonnie’s Bundles holds raffle for GM Soccer

Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls of Chester is donating an original “Sport Doll” uniformed in school colors and a knockout face featuring soccer eyes to benefit Green Mountain High School Girls Soccer. The doll will be raffled on or about Saturday, Oct. 20 or at the end of the 2018 season. Raffle tickets are on sale now […]