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Chocolate eggs trump flurries at annual Easter Egg Hunt

Chocolate eggs trump flurries at annual Easter Egg Hunt

© 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite the dreary, snowy conditions and biting cold, several dozen little chocolate enthusiasts gathered at Chester-Andover Elementary School on Saturday morning for Chester Rotary’s annual Easter Egg Hunt. The hunt promptly kicked off at 9 a.m. as the children ran about trying to get their hands on the foil covered chocolates. […]

Telegraph announces partnership with NewsBank

Telegraph announces partnership with NewsBank

© 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Telegraph announced today that it has entered into an agreement with NewsBank through which The Telegraph’s contents will become part of NewsBank’s Access World News, a web-based searchable archive that provides access to more than 9,000 newspapers and information sources from around the globe. Founded in 1972, with headquarters […]

Upcoming events: Maggie Lake's work in Putney; Holy Week at St. Luke's; Discussing affects of VT marijuana legalization; Nepalese teacher speaks at Chester Rotary; West River Montessori School open house; SMCS Advisory quarterly meeting; Grounded4Life Good Friday Celebration; New Palma Poetry seminar; 'Songs for a New World' at Northern Stage; Wilderness programs at Grafton Nature Museum

Upcoming events: Maggie Lake’s work in Putney; Holy Week at St. Luke’s; Discussing affects of VT marijuana legalization; Nepalese teacher speaks at Chester Rotary; West River Montessori School open house; SMCS Advisory quarterly meeting; Grounded4Life Good Friday Celebration; New Palma Poetry seminar; ‘Songs for a New World’ at Northern Stage; Wilderness programs at Grafton Nature Museum

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@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. March 30: Putney Library exhibits work of Maggie Lake In honor of the life and work of local artist Maggie Lake (1954-2015) the Putney Public Library […]

To the editor: BRGNS thanks Okemo staff, skiers, ambassadors for successful food drive

To the editor: BRGNS thanks Okemo staff, skiers, ambassadors for successful food drive

The volunteers, employees and clients of Black River Good Neighbor Services in Ludlow extend their sincere thanks to the staff and skiers at Okemo for their generosity at the annual Cares and Shares spring food drive. Special thanks go to the Okemo Mountain Ambassadors who skipped skiing on a beautiful Sunday morning to help collect […]

To the editor: Huge thanks to all who helped with successful 2015 Heath Gordon fundraiser

It was a fantastic night, and the Heath Gordon Scholarship Fund has a ton of people to thank. We were able to raise $5,100 at our 2nd annual fundraiser on Saturday night. All proceeds will go to a deserving Green Mountain Union High School senior or GM alumni pursuing a college degree in either art […]

2nd annual Gordon fundraiser draws a crowd to help fill scholarship coffers

2nd annual Gordon fundraiser draws a crowd to help fill scholarship coffers

By Gloria Dufield © 2015-Telegraph Publishing LLC A brief return to winter temperatures didn’t keep friends, family and community members from attending the second annual Heath Gordon Scholarship Fundraiser at the Chester American Legion on Saturday night. More than 200 people attended the musical event, which also included a 50/50 raffle and both a live […]

With anticipation: Books from our to-read lists

With anticipation: Books from our to-read lists

By John Hoover © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Last month, I asked the staff of Misty Valley Books to discuss what they were reading at the time. This month, I asked them to pick a book from their “to read” list and tell us what sparks their interest. Lynne begins our look into the future […]

Sticky gingerbread cookies love a tiramisu dip

Sticky gingerbread cookies love a tiramisu dip

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Taking tiramisu to a level where children would enjoy it was simple. If you make cookies out of horse hair and pig snouts, they will eat them. So Yanking an adult dessert was easy and the children loved them and so did I. I think you will enjoy the sticky cookies dipped in the […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 1 at Town Hall. 556 Elm St. in Chester. Below is its agenda. Approval of minutes from March 18, 2015 Select Board Meeting Old Business Citizen’s Comments Vending Permit; Bill Roberson Vault Shelving; Ronald Keith & Debbie Aldrich Water Project Update; Naomi Johnson AOT […]

Andover Select Board postpones vote on Chester emergency services MOU

Andover Select Board postpones vote on Chester emergency services MOU

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC After the presentation of an “old school” handwritten spreadsheet made by board chairman Harold “Red” Johnson that analyzed the town’s equipment with an eye toward balancing maintenance with new purchases, the Andover Select Board, in its Monday, March 23 meeting turned its attention to an Memorandum of […]

Municipal water upgrade, land purchase discussed by Chester Select Board

Municipal water upgrade, land purchase discussed by Chester Select Board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC With uncertainties about how long state funding will be available and a number of questions unanswered, the upgrade to Chester’s municipal water system took center stage in the second Select Board meeting in a row that came in under two hours in length. Also at the Wednesday […]

Winners announced for growing St. Luke's LEGO Contest

Winners announced for growing St. Luke’s LEGO Contest

This year’s LEGO Contest, sponsored by St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and held on Saturday March 21 at the NewsBank Conference Center in Chester, was the largest exhibition in the four years of the event. The number of 2015 entries increased over those from last year by 33 percent to total of 67, exhibitors coming from […]

Upcoming events: Free personal finance class; lecture on Black River and its fish; learn about BF's fine architecture; Helmholz gallery springs into spring; culinary garden design lesson; Part 3 of Vermont film; young artists' show at Baptist Church; historian Coffin on the Civil War; Okemo food drive; and Seders at St. Luke's, First Universalist Parish

Upcoming events: Free personal finance class; lecture on Black River and its fish; learn about BF’s fine architecture; Helmholz gallery springs into spring; culinary garden design lesson; Part 3 of Vermont film; young artists’ show at Baptist Church; historian Coffin on the Civil War; Okemo food drive; and Seders at St. Luke’s, First Universalist Parish

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@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. March 25: Personal finance lesson at Fletcher Library Black River Good Neighbor Services Inc. and Berkshire Bank have partnered to offer a free interactive learning session […]

New name, logo and board for Chester animal shelter

New name, logo and board for Chester animal shelter

After 15 years as The Animal Rescue and Protection Society of Chester, TARPS has changed its name to  Webster’s House Animal Shelter, unveiled a new logo and elected a new board of directors. The animal shelter, located at 1758 Route 103S in Chester, is primarily a cat facility although it does take in various other […]

Legislators address Current Use, other issues at Crown Point BR breakfast

Legislators address Current Use, other issues at Crown Point BR breakfast

The Crown Point Board of Realtors’ legislative breakfast, held on Monday, March 16, at the Fullerton Inn in Chester, drew a crowd of 35 attendees. The breakfast, sponsored by Victoria Blodgett of Prime Lending, offered an open discussion on topics that have a direct impact on property owners and the real estate market in general. […]

Create a creamy and crispy blueberry oatmeal

Create a creamy and crispy blueberry oatmeal

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Such a simple, yet great, twist on porridge we had as a child. Remember that oatmeal paste that could only be loosened by a bunch of milk and sugar? Well, now that we are just a tad older, let’s enjoy the benefits of this hearty breakfast and prepare it in a […]

Sterling College offers intensives on cheesemaking, charcuterie and using draft horses

Craftsbury Common Students who wish to learn how to create small-scale artisanal food or how to run a farm using draft horses may register now for Sterling College’s summer short courses in sustainable food and agriculture. Sterling College summer program is entering its second year in 2015, with hands-on classes that allow students to gain inspiration, […]

Donors turn out to two events to help fire victims

Donors turn out to two events to help fire victims

By Shawn Cunningham ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC Pleasant Street in Chester was lined with cars and the Pizza Stone was crowded on Monday night, March 16, as droves of people turned out to help those who have lost their homes to fires this winter. Two dozen restaurants, markets and food manufacturers donated tables of food […]

Grafton Select Board OKs local input resolution; approves historic preservation plan for Daisy Turner property

Grafton Select Board OKs local input resolution; approves historic preservation plan for Daisy Turner property

By Cynthia Prairie ©2015 Telegraph Publishing LLC At its Monday, March 16 meeting, the Grafton Select Board approved – with vocal disagreement from some of the attending public – a resolution created by Rutland Town government to attempt to give local jurisdictions a stronger say with the Public Service Board over the siting of renewable […]

Business owners talk increasing traffic, visitors in Chester

Business owners talk increasing traffic, visitors in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2015 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The March meeting of the Chester Economic Development Corp.,  held last Wednesday at the Free Range Restaurant, featured several discussions around efforts to increase traffic and add value to a visit to Chester. The CEDC is a private, not-for-profit organization that evaluates applications for loans from the […]

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