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Derry rescue squad recognizes service with awards

Derry rescue squad recognizes service with awards

© Telegraph Publishing LLC The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad held its annual banquet and awards ceremony at the Burr and Burton Mountain Campus in Peru on Sunday Nov. 13. With 51 people attending, the organization – which serves the towns of Andover, Jamaica, Landgrove, Londonderry, Peru, South Londonderry, Stratton, Weston and Windham – gave out […]

Sign up now for Dec. 10 Chester-Andover Senior Christmas dinner

Sign up now for Dec. 10 Chester-Andover Senior Christmas dinner

Sign up now to reserve your spot or meal for the 46th annual Chester-Andover Senior Christmas Dinner, which will take place at noon on Saturday, Dec. 10 in the cafeteria at Green Mountain Union High School, 716 VT-103, Chester. As in years past, this full turkey dinner with all the fixings will be accompanied by […]

Public listening sessions coming to Ludlow on substance misuse

Public listening sessions coming to Ludlow on substance misuse

The Black River Area Community Coalition is capturing 100 stories on the issues and trends around substance misuse in the communities of Ludlow, Chester, Plymouth and Mount Holly. Five listening sessions will be held at Java Baba’s, 57 Pond St., Ludlow on the following dates: Wednesday, Nov. 30, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. […]

Springfield Holiday Loyalty Program runs through Dec. 31

Springfield Holiday Loyalty Program runs through Dec. 31

Shop local this season and win. Plaid Friday, Nov. 25, marked the official kick-off of the 5th Annual Springfield Holiday Local Loyalty Program. The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce brings this fun, collaborative program to the community again this year. With so many area merchants participating in the rewards stamp program, there are plenty of opportunities to […]

Chester Fire Department Christmas trees go on sale

Chester Fire Department Christmas trees go on sale

By Shawn Cunningham © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The spirit of the season arrived in Chester on Friday, with the delivery of 500 Christmas trees for the Chester Fire Department’s annual sale. Firefighters and other volunteers – including a number of children – gathered at Rt. 103 south across from Marshall Road – to unload […]

Holiday events throughout the region

Holiday events throughout the region Tree sales and lightings, musical events, craft fairs, community dinner

By Stacia Spaulding ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The holiday season is upon us. Do you need a Christmas tree or are you wondering where to find Santa? Maybe a night of relaxation and fun is on your list. The Telegraph has compiled a list of holiday events in the region. Our Calendar of Events contains […]

St. Luke's hosts annual Christmas Market Dec. 3

St. Luke’s hosts annual Christmas Market Dec. 3

Celebrate the holiday season joyfully by visiting St. Luke’s Christmas Market: Culinary Classics & Crafts to Go!   The event will take place in Willard Hall at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 313 Main St.  (Route 11 W) in Chester, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3. This event is open to the public […]

Girl Scouts recruiting event Dec. 1 in Derry

Girl Scouts recruiting event Dec. 1 in Derry

Bring a friend or make new ones from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at Flood Brook School, 91 VT Route 11, Londonderry. Launch into Girl Scouts is a free out-of-this-world event. Caregivers will learn all about Girl Scouts and troop openings while the girls participate in fun space-themed activities. Can’t make it […]

Denmark folk duo Gangspil joins Nordic Harmoni for a holiday concert on Dec. 9

Denmark folk duo Gangspil joins Nordic Harmoni for a holiday concert on Dec. 9

Nordic Harmoni will usher in the holiday season with a concert featuring traditional Swedish songs at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at Second Congregational Church, 2051 N. Main St. (VT Route 11), Londonderry. Nordic Harmoni will be joined by two of Denmark’s leading folk musicians. Gangspil, featuring Sonnich Lydom on accordion and harmonica and Kristian Bugge on […]

Henry Homeyer: How to care for your trees in winter

Henry Homeyer: How to care for your trees in winter

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Living in New England is a joy, but we gardeners do have some challenges: cold winter winds, deer, rocky soil and more. As we get ready for winter, one of the biggest challenges for many of us are the deer. They are hungry and relentless. In my […]

Londonderry Christmas Bazaar set for Dec. 3

Londonderry Christmas Bazaar set for Dec. 3

The annual Christmas Bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Second Congregational Church, 2051 N. Main St. (VT Route 11), Londonderry. Handmade wreaths, as well as crafts and gift items, will be available to purchase, and lunch will be served. A “cookie walk” will also be featured. […]

Christmas tree sales -- and a visit from Santa -- in Grafton

Christmas tree sales — and a visit from Santa — in Grafton

Once again, the Grafton Fire/Rescue Auxiliary will be selling fresh-cut Vermont-grown trees from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4. Look for the trees on display by the Phelps Barn at the Grafton Inn, right in the center of Grafton village, 92 Main St. Proceeds benefit the Scholarship Fund. […]

Henry Homeyer: Feature your own veggies in your holiday feast

Henry Homeyer: Feature your own veggies in your holiday feast

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC I personally think that the Canadians have the right idea: they have their Thanksgiving feast the second Monday in October, right after the harvest. By the time our Thanksgiving rolls around, many gardeners have eaten all their home-grown veggies. It need not be so, of course, if […]

Pianist Enger to perform in Chester on Dec. 4

Pianist Enger to perform in Chester on Dec. 4 Work sheds light on little-known aspect of Holocaust

World-renowned pianist Carolyn Enger will bring Mischlinge Exposé to the First Universalist Parish of Chester, 211 North St., at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4. Mischlinge Exposé sheds light on a little-known aspect of the Holocaust. “Mischlinge” is a derogatory Nazi term used for those who were neither fully Jewish nor fully Aryan. This multimedia performance is an interweaving […]

Winter Pop-Up Market returns to S. Derry on Saturday

Winter Pop-Up Market returns to S. Derry on Saturday

The Winter Pop-Up Market in South Londonderry will return from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 19 at the historic Londonderry Depot Station, 34 West River St., off Route 100 south. Available this week will be hot food and locally made crafts. This community-led market is sponsored by the Friends of the West […]

BRACC revived under The Collaborative with new projects coordinator

BRACC revived under The Collaborative with new projects coordinator

The Black River Area Community Coalition announces the revival of its organization now operating in full-swing under new leadership. BRACC’s new projects coordinator, Lauren Ingersoll of Andover, graduated from the University of Vermont in 2015 with a degree in Community Development and Applied Economics and has worked throughout the Southern Vermont region developing websites for […]

State seeks public input on eating disorders, treatment options

State seeks public input on eating disorders, treatment options Workgroup to hold virtual meeting on Nov. 28

Are you struggling with an eating disorder? Have you or someone you care about struggled to find care for an eating disorder? The Eating Disorders Workgroup, chaired by the Department of Mental Health, wants to hear from you. Please join the workgroup for a virtual meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 28 to share […]

Henry Homeyer: Let’s bring nature inside this winter

Henry Homeyer: Let’s bring nature inside this winter

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC When I was in the third or fourth grade, way back in the 1950’s, I decided I wanted to grow something indoors in the winter months. My mom grew African violets, but I had little interest in them. I wanted to bring inside some wild plants that […]

Volunteers, donations sought for annual Chester-Andover Senior Christmas Dinner

Volunteers, donations sought for annual Chester-Andover Senior Christmas Dinner

Volunteers and donations are needed for the 46th annual Chester-Andover Senior Christmas Dinner, which is to be held at noon on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Green Mountain Union High School in Chester. This free and fun gathering is a thank you to senior residents of Chester and Andover. Because of Covid, meals were delivered for […]

Henry Homeyer: Improve your soil now for better spring results

Henry Homeyer: Improve your soil now for better spring results

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC After you’ve weeded your garden, raked your leaves and cut back some of your perennials (and left some for the insects and birds), you may think you are done. You are not. This is a great time to work on improving your soil. Soil amendments do not […]