RSSArchive for August, 2019

Left in Andover: A job stopped on a dime

Left in Andover: A job stopped on a dime

By Susan Leader ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC In 1957 and 1958, I attended school up in Burlington for part of each school year. My dad had scored a job as an assistant librarian at the University of Vermont in late 1957, shortly after he recovered from his operation for a brain tumor. This was the […]

Community & Arts events: Aug. 17 - Aug. 21

Community & Arts events: Aug. 17 – Aug. 21

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 magical mystery tours

Chester Chatter: Our magical mystery tours

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC When my daughter Jeanie was a little girl, she did not care to go shunpiking with me on the backroads of Vermont and New Hampshire. She was afraid that we would get lost and be unable to find our way back home. Now, as an adult, all that […]

Henry Homeyer: How to plant a tree

Henry Homeyer: How to plant a tree

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC I recently planted a couple of blue spruce trees on a nice cloudy day, and want to share with you what I did. First, and most important, I checked the position of the trunk of the tree in the pot. In the wild you will notice that trees […]

Grafton Road closed Aug. 14 through Aug. 16

Grafton Road closed Aug. 14 through Aug. 16 Closure is part of ongoing repairs of Rt. 35

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The major work currently being done on a portion of Grafton Road (Rt. 35) in Chester will require the closure of the road from Wednesday Aug. 14 through Friday Aug. 16. The road will be closed from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on those days. The detour around the closures […]

Parks rep outlines Lowell Lake plans for Derry board

Parks rep outlines Lowell Lake plans for Derry board

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Select Board was expecting a crowd Monday night, but only a handful of the regulars showed up. Three rows of chairs were set up in the big room of the Twitchell Office Building expecting locals to turn out, as Ethan Phelps of Vermont’s Department of […]

Weston beekeepers open gardens to cancer cure fund-raiser

Weston beekeepers open gardens to cancer cure fund-raiser More than 400 attend Chocolate, Cheese Fest in Chester

MacLaury fund-raiser in honor of grandson, brain cancer survivor Community members are invited to an Open Garden Fundraiser to help fight cancer from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 18 at the MacLaury residence, 21 Turner Road in Weston. Carol and Steve MacLaury of Peabody Mountain Apiaries are known for their beekeeping prowess and […]

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 12

Andover Select Board agenda for Aug. 12

The Andover Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12 at Town Offices, 953 Andover Road. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Select Board meeting to order. 2. Act on Agenda. 3. Act on Minutes: Act on minutes from the July 22nd meeting. 4. Public Comment (Time allowance: Five minutes per visitor, […]

'Always ... Patsy Cline' fine musical entertainment

‘Always … Patsy Cline’ fine musical entertainment Seibert as Cline delivers amazing and effortless singing

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse at Walker Farm goes Country with Always … Patsy Cline, not so much a play as a two-volume tribute album of greatest hits. While the music is great and the vocals are stellar, Ted Swindley’s book for this jukebox jamboree is as emotionally empty as the […]

Community & Arts events: Aug. 9 - Aug. 14

Community & Arts events: Aug. 9 – Aug. 14

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 […]

To the editor: FPR wants to pave paradise

To the editor: FPR wants to pave paradise

Lowell Lake update: “They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.” Joni Mitchell sang that in 1967. But 52 years later, some people who should know better still haven’t gotten the message. Our Department of Forest Parks and Recreation presented its Master Plan for Lowell Lake to the public on July 26 in a […]

Left in Andover: Getting in touch with the earth

Left in Andover: Getting in touch with the earth

By Susan Leader ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC For me, summer on Popplewood Farm in 1958 meant forced labor. I detested the endless hoeing of weeds in my family’s large vegetable garden. There were, however, several limited compensations. When no one was watching, I dallied, catching grasshoppers to feed my kitty, who lolled in the grass, […]

Chester Chatter: When neighbors are like family

Chester Chatter: When neighbors are like family

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Moving to the farm on Green Mountain Turnpike in 1957, I was surprised to learn that our nearest neighbors lived three-quarters of a mile away. They were John and Elise Edwards. Nicer neighbors there never were.  Our families blended. Many people thought we were related. We spent a […]

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 7

Chester Select Board agenda for Aug. 7

The Chester Select Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7 on the 1st Floor of Town Hall, 556 Elm St. Below is its agenda 1. Approve minutes from the July 24, 2019 Special Selectboard Meeting 2. Citizen Comments 3. Old Business 4. Appointment of Library Trustee 5. Sign the Asset Management Loan Document […]

Henry Homeyer: some of my favorite picks for pots

Henry Homeyer: some of my favorite picks for pots

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Each summer I fill a big window box with annual flowers and vines to welcome all who approach the house. Some years it is bodacious, other years it verges on ho-hum. This year it is a delight: in the center is a black-leafed sweet potato vine that is […]

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Aug. 5

Londonderry Select Board agenda for Aug. 5

The Londonderry Select Board will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 5 at the Twitchell Building, 100 Old School St. in S. Londonderry. Below is its agenda. 1. Call Meeting to Order 2. Additions or Deletions to the Agenda 3. Minutes Approval – Meetings of July 1, 2019 & July 15, 2019 4. Selectboard […]