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Historic greenhouse could be used year-round, organization says

Historic greenhouse could be used year-round, organization says

Chester Community Greenhouse & Gardens has been received notice by the designer at Winandy Greenhouse Co. of Indiana that the galvanized steel 1936 Lord & Burnham greenhouse in CCG&G’s possession is strong enough to be retrofitted with high-efficiency glazing, according to a press release dated Oct. 14. To read the letter, click here. All the […]

Chester Chatter: A pantry filled with goodness

Chester Chatter: A pantry filled with goodness

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Have you ever eaten a butternut? If you have, you will know what I am talking about. (Not the squash, but the white walnut tree.) Down the back road from our old farm house was the lane that went up to our night pasture that was lined with […]

Henry Homeyer: Checking off your list of fall chores

Henry Homeyer: Checking off your list of fall chores

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Those big yellow school buses have been lumbering along for well over a month now, so you know it is time to start getting your gardens ready for winter. This is a good time to work outside: the bugs are fewer and it’s not so cold that you’ll […]

Tri Mtn Lions donate bench to Pingree Dog Park

Tri Mtn Lions donate bench to Pingree Dog Park

  Londonderry Tri-Mtn Lions recently donated a Trex bench to Pingree Dog Park in Londonderry. Londonderry Parks Board member Steve Bergleitner, pictured above with his dog Stella, is happy to have a bench in the park. Also pictured are, from left, Parks Board member Elizabeth Labeau, Lion Pam Nichols, Lion Randee Keith, Parks Board member […]

Chester native traces story of Romaine Tenney

Chester native traces story of Romaine Tenney Travis Van Alstyne animates the farmer's last year, last days

 A 40-second clip of Travis Van Alstyne’s animation.By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s been more than 57 years since Weathersfield farmer Romaine Tenney responded to the taking of his farm by the state of Vermont to build Interstate-91 by setting his barns and house on fire and nailing himself inside. Since […]

Chester Chatter: Taking in the foliage along the Mohawk Trail

Chester Chatter: Taking in the foliage along the Mohawk Trail

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing When my sister Marie and I were young, around this time of year, our father would announce that it was time to head over to the Mohawk Trail. It was a family tradition. We pointed the car west to Bennington, where we always stopped to see Maude, who was […]

Henry Homeyer: Putting away veggies for winter

Henry Homeyer: Putting away veggies for winter

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Like any industrious squirrel, I am getting food stored and ready for winter. Even if your vegetable garden is depleted, you can buy things in bulk from your local farm stand now to save for winter. Each type of veggie has its own requirements. Some like a cool […]

Specker performs at last West River Farmers Market of season

Specker performs at last West River Farmers Market of season

Visit the West River Farmers Market for its final market of the 2021 season. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, the West River Farmers Market, located at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry, will be hosting musician Ida Mae Specker, a solo artist playing and singing traditional old-time and Appalachia-style tunes. […]

Powerful 'Mountaintop' built on sterling performances

Powerful ‘Mountaintop’ built on sterling performances

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Mountaintop – now running at Weston’s Walker Farm stage – is a fantasy that imagines the last night of Martin Luther King’s life set in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis during a thunderstorm. It is April 3, 1968. King has just delivered his […]

14th Warm Hands Warm Hearts giveaway set for Oct. 22 & 23

14th Warm Hands Warm Hearts giveaway set for Oct. 22 & 23 Gently used donations accepted for this free event

The 14th annual Warm Hands Warm Hearts clothing, coats and blanket drive will take place in Chester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Chester Baptist Church, 162 Main St. Come choose free winter coats, boots, sweaters, blankets etc. for yourself or someone you know who […]

Grace Cottage offers LGBTQ+ affirming care

Grace Cottage offers LGBTQ+ affirming care

TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage understands that it can be challenging in a rural area to access appropriate primary care that is specifically affirming of gender and sexuality. Grace Cottage’s Equity Committee has been considering these needs, and the Grace Cottage primary care clinic is now offering the following gender-affirming services: Affirming primary care for adults and […]

Left in Andover: Taking a break

Left in Andover: Taking a break

By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Susan is putting down the pen and taking a break for a while. Look for her return in the near future!

Chester Chatter: Celebrating our new Public Safety Building

Chester Chatter: Celebrating our new Public Safety Building

By Ruthie Douglas ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester is a small town. But we are so lucky to have the public services that we have. We have our own police, ambulance and fire departments, and our own water and sewer in the downtown area. Last Sunday, we celebrated the brand new home for our police, […]

Henry Homeyer: the unfortunate gardener gets the worm

Henry Homeyer: the unfortunate gardener gets the worm

By Henry Homeyer ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC After decades of improving my garden soil, I have an infestation of Asian jumping worms. They can eat all the organic material in the soil, depleting it terribly. These foreign invaders multiply more quickly than our common worms, outcompeting them. Everything I have read about them says they […]

Visitors to new Public Safety Building treated to demonstrations, good eats and a real fire call

Visitors to new Public Safety Building treated to demonstrations, good eats and a real fire call

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nearing the close of Sunday’s Open House for Chester’s new Public Safety Building – which featured demonstrations by both the Police and Fire departments – attendees got a chance to see a real-life response to a fire call. Click the link to take you down to the […]

Grace Cottage recognized as 'age friendly' for initiatives to improve care for older adults

Grace Cottage recognized as ‘age friendly’ for initiatives to improve care for older adults

TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital has joined a nationwide initiative to improve health care specifically for older adults. In its letter congratulating Grace Cottage for its “Age-Friendly” certification, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement calls Grace Cottage “a leader in this rapidly growing movement committed to care of older adults.” Grace Cottage is among […]

Flu vaccine clinic, food drive at Grace Cottage

Flu vaccine clinic, food drive at Grace Cottage

TOWNSHEND Grace Cottage Family Health will be offering a flu vaccine clinic from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 2. Pre-registration is recommended by calling 802-365-4331; walk-ins will be taken as space allows. You do not need to be an established patient at Grace Cottage. Masks are required, and anyone under 18 years of […]

Drafty windows? 'Community Build' heads to Londonderry

Drafty windows? ‘Community Build’ heads to Londonderry Window inserts can cut heating costs up to 20%

Volunteers are taking orders now for window inserts that seal drafty windows, lower heating bills and increase comfort. Designed by WindowDressers, a non-profit based in Maine, these inserts fit inside existing windows to let in sunlight and views while keeping more heat inside your home or apartment. The inserts are built of pine frames and […]

Langille returns to perform at Londonderry farmers market

Langille returns to perform at Londonderry farmers market

Solo artist Claudine Langille will make a return visit to the West River Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. Langille performs original tunes and traditional music from Ireland, Scotland and the Americas and is known throughout Vermont for her talent with the mandolin, tenor banjo and acoustic guitar. The […]

Left in Andover: 'Harriet the Spy' discovers a family treasure

Left in Andover: ‘Harriet the Spy’ discovers a family treasure

By Susan Leader ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC When my daughters were young, they loved playing Harriet the Spy. In the words of Louise Fitzhugh’s beloved protagonist, “When I grow up I’m going to find out everything about everybody and put it all in a book.” Growing up in rural Andover, it was, however, impractical to […]