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VeggieVanGo at Leland & Gray on Monday

VeggieVanGo at Leland & Gray on Monday

Grace Cottage Hospital hosts the Vermont Foodbank’s  VeggieVanGo free food distribution program in Townshend at least once a month. The November distribution occurs from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30 at the lower parking lot of Leland & Gray High School in Townshend. The purpose of the program is to help people obtain […]

Henry Homeyer: Stop deer from dining on your garden

Henry Homeyer: Stop deer from dining on your garden

(Editor’s Note: Due to a technical glitch, Henry’s column was delayed until today.) By Henry Homeyer ©2020 Telegraph Publishing Winter is near and, for most of us, so are the deer. They need extra food now to get ready for winter, and some of what they eat – green leaves and grasses– are not readily […]

Yosemite Co. gives CAES classroom sound gear

Yosemite Co. gives CAES classroom sound gear

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC The Yosemite Engine Company, the independent, non-profit fundraising arm of the Chester Fire Department, on Friday presented 12 classroom sound system units to Chester-Andover Elementary School. “The Yosemite Engine Company and Chester Helping Hands had a discussion about things the school might need that were not in the […]

Sign up now for Chester, Andover Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner to be delivered

Sign up now for Chester, Andover Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner to be delivered

The Annual Chester Senior Christmas Dinner will indeed take place this year, on Saturday, Dec. 5, thanks to Chester Helping Hands. The Fullerton Inn will provide 150 dinners to Chester and Andover senior citizens delivered to your home in the morning of Dec. 5. Reservations are required so please call or email by 4 p.m. […]

Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;<br>Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual; <br>WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;
Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual;
WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage seeks funds for defibrillators on Giving Tuesday TOWNSHEND After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital asks its friends and neighbors to participate in its Giving Tuesday campaign on Dec. 1 to help raise funds to […]

Chester Chatter: My 1st farmhouse Thanksgiving

Chester Chatter: My 1st farmhouse Thanksgiving

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Time has gone by but today I am reminiscing of a long ago Thanksgiving. The farmhouse kitchen was the nucleus of the whole house. It was there that we gathered often. About this time of year, delicious smells filled the home. My mother-in-law was getting ready for the […]

Chester Chatter: Did you thank a veteran?

Chester Chatter: Did you thank a veteran?

By Ruthie Douglas © 2020 Telegraph Publishing Growing up in the 1940s, the great news was when World War II ended, and our boys were coming home. Headed off to war were farm boys who had never left their Vermont homes. But they left knowing they were loved. Many had signed up in groups of […]

Henry Homeyer: Giving thanks

Henry Homeyer: Giving thanks

By Henry Homeyer ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC I think it’s important to take time to count my blessings. I try to set aside time each day to reflect on how grateful I am for living the life I do. And on a sunny afternoon near Thanksgiving I like to sit outside and reflect on everything […]

Put your home on our Holiday Lights map!

Put your home on our Holiday Lights map!

 © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite the pandemic there is no reason that we can’t share the season with family, friends and neighbors by decorating the outside of our homes for everyone to enjoy as they drive by in the safety of their cars. So this year The Telegraph is putting together a map […]

Help Albert DeCell celebrate his 90th birthday!

Help Albert DeCell celebrate his 90th birthday!

Please share and spread the word. Help Albert DeCell celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 19! Take a detour and drive by his house while tooting your horn. It will make his day! Cards are also welcome. Albert DeCell 81 Lawrence Hill Road Weston, VT 05161

VSP promotes Chester's Studin to det. lieutenant

VSP promotes Chester’s Studin to det. lieutenant

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing, LLC The Vermont State Police today announced the promotion of Chester resident Detective Sgt. Michael Studin to detective lieutenant. According to a VSP press release, Studin, who has been serving with the Bureau of Criminal Investigation in Troop B East, has taken command of BCI’s Criminal Division Support effective Monday, Nov. […]

Project Londonderry continues to make headway

Project Londonderry continues to make headway Working groups collaborate with local, regional concerns

Project Londonderry, a citizen-driven initiative, has taken steps to advance ideas for increased economic vitality, improvements to the downtown area and greater access to recreation and outdoor activities. At the request of Project Londonderry and the Planning Commission, the Select Board recently approved application for a grant to complete a Main Street Study and Master […]

Left in Andover: Susan takes well-deserved break

Left in Andover: Susan takes well-deserved break

By Susan Leader ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC I will be on break from “Left in Andover” for the remainder of the year to collect my ideas going forward. I wish to thank The Chester Telegraph and our readers for the opportunity to write this weekly column. It has caused me to look inward, providing motivation […]

Chester Chatter: Memory stones in the garden

Chester Chatter: Memory stones in the garden

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC After doing some landscaping work around our back door at the farmhouse, somehow we ended up with a batch of dirt at the side of the door. From then on, whenever we went on a trip, I’d collect a stone from the trip and toss it on the […]

Henry Homeyer: blooming blossoms, but take it indoors

Henry Homeyer: blooming blossoms, but take it indoors

By Henry Homeyer ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC November is the gloomiest month of all. It’s cold and raw, but usually without enough snow to XC-ski on. It rains nearly every day, or seems like it does. The garden is put to bed, or if I‘ve neglected to do something, it probably won’t happen until spring. […]

Tri-Mountain Lions invites new members; <br> CAES kids dig the dirt

Tri-Mountain Lions invites new members;
CAES kids dig the dirt

Tri-Mountain Lions continue mask mission, invite new members Since mid-August, the Londonderry Tri-Mountain Lions has sewn and donated more 500 facemasks to area schools, medical centers, veterans, seniors and neighbors. The organization will continue to hold weekly sewing bees through this winter, and thanks the South Londonderry Baptist Church that donated $50 for the purchase […]

Left in Andover: Taking the week off

Left in Andover: Taking the week off

Susan Leader will be taking the week off from her Left in Andover column, which will return next week.

Chester Chatter: Don't take voting for granted

Chester Chatter: Don’t take voting for granted

By Ruthie Douglas ©2020 Telegraph Publishing The year was 1957, and I was new bride of 16. One summer day came a knock at the farmhouse door from three gentlemen. “Hello Mrs. Douglas,” they said. “We’re selectmen from the town of Chester and we are here to sign you up to vote.” “Of course,” they […]

Henry Homeyer: October's prospering veggies

Henry Homeyer: October’s prospering veggies

By Henry Homeyer ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Granted, I have a vegetable garden mainly so I can have fresh, succulent tomatoes from July until some time in October. But I’ve grown all vegetables that will grow in our climate, I think. Now in late October, my saved tomatoes are all eaten, but I am enjoying […]

Area Rotary Clubs help hospitals, first responders

Area Rotary Clubs help hospitals, first responders