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Chester Legion to honor state commander, auxiliary president

Chester Legion to honor state commander, auxiliary president

Vermont Commander Huzon “Jerry” Stewart and Auxiliary President Lynda Farmer, both from Chester Post/Unit 67, will be celebrated as they near the end of their 2017-2018 year at the helm of the American Legion Department of Vermont. A banquet in their honor will be held May 12, 2018 at the Chester Post 67, 637 VT […]

Christmas events: Dec. 15 through Dec. 17, 2017

Christmas events: Dec. 15 through Dec. 17, 2017

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. Dec. 15 & 16: WPTC hosts first Holiday Cabaret Six […]

Towns welcome Christmas with carols, Santa and cookies

Towns welcome Christmas with carols, Santa and cookies

©2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With Thanksgiving under our belts, the holidays begin and so do the many events to celebrate the season. Last weekend Chester, Weston and Grafton donned their garlands and switched on their lights to mark the occasion. In Chester, the Overture to Christmas celebrated its 32nd edition with the traditional tree lighting […]

Christmas events: Dec. 8 through Dec. 9, 2017

Christmas events: Dec. 8 through Dec. 9, 2017

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. Dec. 8: Londonderry tree lighting with Santa Sponsored by the […]

A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

A no-cook recipe for a stress-free Thanksgiving

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC With all the effort that goes into the Norman Rockwell (or Martha Stewart) vision of Thanksgiving, the holiday meal can be the source of much  stress. Hours of cooking result in a relative few minutes of dining and it always seems like something – a disappointing pie or a cranberry […]

Superheros, princesses, vampires and a walking taco descend on Chester

Superheros, princesses, vampires and a walking taco descend on Chester

© 2017 Telegraph Publishing LLC An unusually large crowd of Halloween revelers marched from Chester-Andover Elementary School to the Green and back late Saturday afternoon before digging into the trunk or treat offerings and going on a hayride.  Two Chester Fire Department firetrucks led the way while two more noisily brought up the rear. Here […]

People in the news

People in the news

Chester Legion welcomes new national commander Chester American Legion Post 67 members welcomed new National Commander Denise Rohan to a luncheon on Monday, Oct. 23 as she tours the American Legions in the United States. As the first woman elected to the national position of the 99 year old organization, Rohan had several humorous stories […]

Andover to celebrate long tenure, retirement of roads foreman

Andover to celebrate long tenure, retirement of roads foreman

The Town of Andover will celebrate the career and retirement of road crew Foreman Kevin Baker in the Town Hall, 953 Andover Road, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 1. Baker is an Andover native whose parents moved to the town when they got married. For he past 23 years, Baker has been […]

Whiting Library welcomes new librarian

Whiting Library welcomes new librarian

Whiting Library announces that the new Youth Services Librarian is Chester resident Jeanne Waldren. Waldren is already known to many from her “Grandma Jeanne” story-time and theatrical workshops in Chester. She also has assisted the library during past Summer Reading Programs. Waldren holds a BA in English and a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She […]

CORRECTION: Celebration of life of Sam Lloyd Sr. set for Aug. 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.

CORRECTION: Celebration of life of Sam Lloyd Sr. set for Aug. 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.

CORRECTION: The time of the service is 2 p.m. on Aug. 7. The public is invited to join in a celebration of the life of Sam Lloyd Sr., the longtime Weston resident who was an actor, businessman, philanthropist and community leader who died in March at the age of 91. The celebration will be held […]

Community events: May 31 through June 5, 2017

Community events: May 31 through June 5, 2017

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. Whiting Library summer park and museum passes available Whiting Library […]

Arts events: May 8 through May 17, 2017

Arts events: May 8 through May 17, 2017

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 8: Artist exhibit opens at Great Hall  in Springfield […]

South Derry Fire Station, church host annual Halloween events

South Derry Fire Station, church host annual Halloween events

© 2016 Telegraph Publishing  LLC For the eighth year, the Champion No. 5 Fire Company of South Londonderry will present its Haunted Firehouse on the second floor of the fire station at 60 Main St. on Halloween,  Monday, Oct. 31. In conjunction with the event, the First Baptist Church of South Londonderry is sponsoring trunk-or-treating  […]

Celebration of Life for Marlene Whitacre to be held Aug. 21

Celebration of Life for Marlene Whitacre to be held Aug. 21

A Celebration of Life in remembrance of Marlene Whitacre will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21 at the White Church in Grafton, immediately followed by a reception across the street in the Grafton Chapel till 3 p.m. All are invited to gather with her family, friends and neighbors to share […]

14 in Chester honored for 20-plus years of service

14 in Chester honored for 20-plus years of service

By Shawn Cunningham © 2016 Telegraph Publishing LLC Before getting down to a regular agenda on Wednesday, Aug. 3, the Chester Select Board took a few minutes to recognize 14 people who have served the town of Chester for as many as 35 years. The Vermont Public Service Award is given every five years by […]

Two join Springfield Rotary

Two join Springfield Rotary

Springfield Rotary President Ethan McNaughton welcomed two new members to the Rotary Club at a meeting in early July. McNaughton is flanked by Lindsey Dauphin of Claremont Savings Bank, left,  and Caitlin Christiana of the Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Caron becomes president of Chester Rotary

Caron becomes president of Chester Rotary

On Thursday, June 30, the Chester Rotary Club observed the Passing of the Gavel as Ed Caron was installed as its president. On hand were club members and guest outgoing state Rep. Leigh Dakin.  Caron, a resident of Springfield, is a contract bookkeeper and tax preparer. Prior to becoming president, Caron served on the club’s […]

Celebration of  Life for Marlene Whitacre set for Aug. 21

Celebration of Life for Marlene Whitacre set for Aug. 21

A Celebration of Life in remembrance of Marlene Whitacre will take place from noon to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21 at the White Church in Grafton, immediately followed by a reception across the street in the Grafton Chapel till 3 p.m. All are invited to gather with her family, friends and neighbors to share […]

Chester volunteers inventory public trees;<BR> Bank, club join hands to spruce up BRAM grounds

Chester volunteers inventory public trees;
Bank, club join hands to spruce up BRAM grounds

On Tuesday, June 21, members of the Chester Conservation Committee and volunteers from the community conducted a tree inventory along several major roadways in Chester. The inventory was conducted with the help of Elise Schadler of the Vermont Urban and Community Forestry Program and two State foresters.  The purpose of the inventory is to help […]

Fresh Air Fund committee attends annual conference

Fresh Air Fund committee attends annual conference

The Green Mountains volunteer committee attended the Fresh Air Fund’s annual Friendly Towns Leadership Conference  in early February in New York City. The committee is made up of Pat Meulemans of South Londonderry, Rebecca Hulett of West Pawlet and Rutland residents Joanne Pencak and Ingrid Gallo. Over the course of three days, volunteers participated in […]