Briefs: Lindbergh on her mother; gallery’s 1st anniversary; Irene oils exhibit; St. Luke’s Supper

Reeve Lindbergh on Anne Morrow Lindbergh at Misty Valley Books

Reeve Lindbergh, a daughter of world-renowned aviator Charles Lindbergh and celebrated author Anne Morrow Lindbergh, returns to Misty Valley Books at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 26 to discuss the latest collection of her mother’s previously unpublished works, Against Wind and Tide. The book of letters and journal entries covers the years 1947 to 1986.

Reeve is the author of Under A Wing and Forward From Here among a number of other works.

This sixth and final collection takes the between Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s 40th and 80th birthdays and is a treasury of vivid, poignant, perceptive and often delightful pieces of communication, each in its own way directed toward a greater understanding of what it means to be a human being, a writer and a mother.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh struggled with issues women and men have had to face in every era: what to make of a complex, difficult marriage to a person one loves; how to reconcile the impulse toward creativity – and the need to work – with the practical demands of home and family. A remarkable woman, Anne Morrow Lindbergh comes to life through the skillful editing of her daughter, Reeve, and continues to inspire.

A reception and book signing will follow Lindbergh’s remarks. Misty Valley Books is located at 58 The Common on the Green in Chester.

For more information stop by, call the bookstore at 802-875-3400 or visit

WaterMusicArt celebrates 1st anniversary with new exhibit

In celebration of its first anniversary, WaterMusicArt Gallery welcomes the work of three Vermont artists beginning Saturday July 28.

Fishes in the Mountain II by Scott Morgan

From Westminster West comes the husband and wife team of Ailyn Hoey and Mark Goodenough. Hoey’s intimate charcoal on paper impressions of familiar landscapes are a wonderful companion to Goodenough’s stunning metalwork sculptures of wildlife and birds.

Judith Carbine from the Rutland area adds her rich oil on panel impressions of the New England landscape.

And gallery owner Scott Morgan’s paintings complement the exhibition and its homage to the natural world.

The gallery is located at 244 Main St., next to the Hugging Bear Inn, across from the Green, in Chester. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sunday. Weekdays by appointment. The exhibition runs through Aug. 15. For further information call 802-875-2339.

Artist’s experience with Irene put to canvas

Vermont Deluge 2011 by James Jahrsdoerfer

Artist James Jahrsdoerfer is inviting the community to view his oil-on-canvas interpretations of Vermont’s experience of Tropical Storm Irene’s flooding at his Chester studio.
He will be opening his studio from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 1 through Sunday Aug. 5 with an artist’s reception from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 4.

These four large canvases explore the storm, loss and aftermath with colorful, imaginative scenes reminiscent of the style of WPA murals.

“My experiences in Chester at that time were eye-opening, touching, inspiring, exhausting,” Jahrsdoerfer recounts. “So I put it to canvas.”

His studio is located at 3089 Rt. 11W in Chester. RSVP appreciated although not required at

Reserve your seat for St. Luke’s Annual Supper

Mark your calendars. The 74th Annual August Supper will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4th at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Main Street in Chester on the back lawn under a tent, rain or shine.
As in past years, there are three seatings with the earliest starting this year promptly at 4:30 p.m., followed by a second at 5:45 p.m.and the last one at 7 p.m.

The cost for adults is $12, children ages 6 to 10 $6, and those under 5 free.

Advance reservations can be made by calling the Harrisons at 802-875-2784. The menu features fresh baked turkey, ham and roast beef, baked beans, cold soups, potato, pasta and broccoli, fruit and jellied salads, garden tossed salad, coleslaw, delectable desserts, lemonade tea or hot coffee. The lavish banquet table for this annual event features locally produced and grown bounty. More information is available on the church web site.

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