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Volunteers help build disc golf course; FOLA donates $500 to BRGNS; RVTC students clean up Chester Green trees; donations for Chester planters sought; Rotary gives $250 to 250 committee; and items accepted for arts fund-raiser

Volunteers help build disc golf course; FOLA donates $500 to BRGNS; RVTC students clean up Chester Green trees; donations for Chester planters sought; Rotary gives $250 to 250 committee; and items accepted for arts fund-raiser

FOLA Follies sings to the tune of $500 for Black River Good Neighbors The Friends of Ludlow Auditorium donated the net receipts from its recent musical revue, FOLA Follies of 2016, Comedy Tonight, to Black River Good Neighbors Services. Admission was by donation, and FOLA was able to donate $500 to BRGNS. The donation is […]

Jeweler highlighted at River Artisans; Permanent Fund names new CEO

Jeweler highlighted at River Artisans; Permanent Fund names new CEO

Jewelry designer Cindy Moses named RAC artist for September Cindy Moses, owner of Canal Street Beads in Bellows Falls has been making beaded jewelry for the past 20 years. She enjoys sharing her skills and knowledge by offering classes for amateur beaders. Moses’ jewelry is displayed as Maple Leaf Designs and is available for purchase […]

Chester police chief recovering from serious injuries

Chester police chief recovering from serious injuries

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester Police Chief Rick Cloud is out on medical leave for at least the next eight weeks following a fall in late July or early August that sent him to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center with serious injuries, including seven broken ribs, Town Manager David Pisha said Tuesday. The fall […]

Winery owned by Chesterite ranked No. 1; new chef takes over kitchen at Inn at Weathersfield; designer joins Chrisandra's firm

Winery owned by Chesterite ranked No. 1; new chef takes over kitchen at Inn at Weathersfield; designer joins Chrisandra’s firm

Tablas Creek winery ranked No. 1 by Daily Meal Tablas Creek Vineyard in the Paso Robles region of California has been ranked No. 1 on the food and drink website The Daily Meal’s list of  101 Best Wineries in America for 2015. Tablas Creek is owned by Chester resident Robert Haas. The Daily Meal called […]

Jamie Townsend artwork featured at NYC gallery

Jamie Townsend artwork featured at NYC gallery

Springfield artist Jamie Townsend’s artwork will be featured at the New York City Agora Gallery in Chelsea from Friday, July 31 to Thursday, Aug. 20. The exhibit, Idiosyncratic Expressions, features the works of eight artists who, according to the gallery, offer “themes from the past, present, and future in an exhibition of nostalgia and re-imagination. […]

Glidden recognized for volunteerism with $10,000 award for Proctorsville Fire Department

Glidden recognized for volunteerism with $10,000 award for Proctorsville Fire Department

Foxborough, Mass. Bob Glidden Jr. of Proctorsville has been honored by the Kraft family and New England Patriots Charitable Foundation’s Myra Kraft Community MVP Awards for his volunteerism with the Proctorsville Fire Department. Glidden was named one of 10 second place winners in New England. The award comes with a $10,000 prize that is to […]

Dakin takes over as president of Chester Rotary

Dakin takes over as president of Chester Rotary

The Chester Rotary Club observed the Passing of the Gavel to new President Bill Dakin on Thursday, June 25. Dakin becomes the service organization’s 75 president. Outgoing President Brian Morris started off the ceremony by stressing that the Chester Rotary is a small but effective club achieving its goals through the dedication of its members. […]

Chester quilter Ippolito makes history with top two awards from state quilt fest

Chester quilter Ippolito makes history with top two awards from state quilt fest

Norma Ippolito of Chester received the top two awards at the Vermont Quilt Festival held this past weekend at the Champlain Valley Expo in Essex Junction. Along with a ribbon for Exceptional Merit, her quilt, “Celestial Sedona,” won ribbons for Best of Show and the Governor’s Award for the best Vermont Quilt. This is the […]

Rokes named valedictorian, Fulkerson salutatorian for GMUHS Class of 2015

Rokes named valedictorian, Fulkerson salutatorian for GMUHS Class of 2015

Alecia Rokes, daughter of Beverly and Warren Rokes, and Madeleine Fulkerson, daughter of Susan Fulkerson and Charles Hooker, have been named Green Mountain High School’s valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively, for 2015. The two were chosen because they have the highest Grade Point Averages in their class. During high school, Alecia participated in soccer for three […]

People in the News

People in the News

Local high schoolers join Springfield Players Two newcomers to the Springfield Players are local high school students tackling challenging roles in a production of The Lion in Winter. Tuck Wunderle plays the sullen youngest prince, who finds himself wondering, “What would John do in this situation?” He recently appeared in Green Mountain Union High School’s production […]

Sterling College names fund-raising chief; 3 journalists named Vermont Law Environmental Fellows

CRAFTSBURY COMMON Sterling College has announced the appointment of Christopher W. Bordeau as the new director of Advancement & Alumni Relations. With eight years in higher education development, Bordeau will lead the recently announced $9 million comprehensive campaign Nourish the Roots: The Campaign for Sterling, the largest campaign in the college’s history. “We look forward […]

Kurn Hattin luncheon held to honor more than 100 volunteers

Kurn Hattin luncheon held to honor more than 100 volunteers

WESTMINSTER K urn Hattin Homes for Children held its Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, April 30 to honor and thank the more than 100 volunteers who devoted their personal time and energy throughout the year. Executive Director Connie Sanderson thanked the volunteers for their selflessness, also acknowledging their importance in making a long-term difference […]

Plastic surgeon opens office at Chester Family Medicine

Plastic surgeon opens office at Chester Family Medicine

Springfield Medical Care Systems welcomes Gerald A. Drabyn, MD, FACS.  Dr. Drabyn is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 35 years of experience in hand, skin, burn and other cosmetic surgeries. Drabyn works with children as well as adults, and specializes in cleft lip and palate surgery, cosmetic surgery and breast augmentation, reduction and […]

St. Luke's to celebrate new rector

St. Luke’s to celebrate new rector

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Chester will host a Celebration of New Ministry at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6 when Bishop Tom Ely will formally institute the Rev. Heidi L. Edson as St. Luke’s new rector. A reception will follow in Willard Hall. Members of the Chester and surrounding communities — families and children alike […]

Olympic skier joins Okemo Mountain School Board of Directors

Olympic skier joins Okemo Mountain School Board of Directors

Okemo Mountain School welcomes Julia Ford, member of the 2014 U.S. Olympic Alpine Ski Team, to its Board of Directors. Ford’s roots are grounded in Vermont and Okemo Mountain Resort, where she learned to ski and later attended Okemo Mountain School. “We are delighted to have Julia’s enthusiasm and expertise added to our board,” says […]

Friends, colleagues mark Fire Chief Goodell's retirement, 45 years of service

Friends, colleagues mark Fire Chief Goodell’s retirement, 45 years of service

  By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Nearly a hundred current and former Chester firefighters and friends responded to the Chester American Legion Saturday night to mark the retirement of former Fire Chief Harry Goodell from the department after 45 years of service. Goodell joined the department on July 1, 1969 and was […]

GM 8th grader to compete in state Geo Bee; Springfield Rotary seeks scholarship applicants

GM 8th grader to compete in state Geo Bee; Springfield Rotary seeks scholarship applicants

Green Mountain Union High eighth-grader Chase Ordway-Smith has been chosen one of the semi-finalists eligible to compete in the  2015 Vermont National Geographic State Bee, sponsored by Google and Plum Creek. The contest will be held at Middlebury College on Friday, March 27. His parents are Tara Ordway-Smith and Gloria Smith of Chester. This is […]

Springfield Rotary welcomes RVTC director as new member

Springfield Rotary welcomes RVTC director as new member

At a recent meeting, the Springfield Rotary Club welcomed River Valley Technical Center superintendent/director Scott Farr, center, as a new member.  Welcoming Farr to the Rotary Club are President Carol Cole, right, and Rotarian Bob Flint, left.

GMUHS faculty nominates Casie Walton for DAR Citizens Award

GMUHS faculty nominates Casie Walton for DAR Citizens Award

Green Mountain Union High School faculty has chosen Casie Walton as their 2014 Daughters of the American Revolution Good Citizens Award nominee. Each fall, the entire GMUHS faculty votes to select one student from the senior class who they believe possesses the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism – which the DAR Good Citizens […]

Chester’s Frank Kelley named Volunteer of Year at Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports

KILLINGTON Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports, the largest year-round disabled sports non-profit organization in Vermont to offer programs on a daily, year-round basis, has announced that Frank Kelley of Chester and Laura Schutz of Burlington are the 2014 recipients of the organization’s annual Jim Hutchinson Volunteer of the Year Award. “These two volunteers exemplify what […]