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Community & arts events: Nov. 17 - Dec. 31

Community & arts events: Nov. 17 – Dec. 31

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: Remember our veterans

Chester Chatter: Remember our veterans

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Our family was excited. World War II was over and my cousins were coming home at last. Right about lunch time the taxi pulled into the driveway. Out jumped my two cousins, the only two I have ever had, and the family went running to them. Such hugging […]

Harken back with this salted caramel cake

Harken back with this salted caramel cake

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Yes indeed! This is the way our grandparents made cake, with real salted butter and buttermilk, which every home had “back in the day.” Nothing fancy here but pure deliciousness. Nonstick cooking spray 1 stick(1/2 cup) salted butter, softened 1 1/4 cups brown sugar 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups flour 1 […]

Henry Homeyer: Who, what, where and how of pruning

Henry Homeyer: Who, what, where and how of pruning

By Henry Homeyer @2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC If you have cut back your perennials, cleaned up the vegetable garden and raked the leaves, you have good reason to be a tad smug. You’re ahead of me, but don’t be too proud – there is still plenty to do outside. It’s time for some fall pruning. […]

A Boo-tiful night for Chester Trunk or Treat

A Boo-tiful night for Chester Trunk or Treat

Spook-tacular Halloween in South Derry

Spook-tacular Halloween in South Derry

Community & Arts Events: Nov. 8-Nov. 17, 2018

Community & Arts Events: Nov. 8-Nov. 17, 2018

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 local heroes

Chester Chatter: Our local heroes

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Everyone needs a hero and my heroes have always been those fighting for peace and the veterans who once served. These days it is harder to find a hero. Once we looked to sports players and movie stars and folks in our own community. Here in our town […]

A seasonal soup to help adjust to falling temps

A seasonal soup to help adjust to falling temps

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Traditionally served cold, this French cream soup is equally delicious hot. Almost devoid of fat (using fat free broth), the flavors of all vegetables is extremely outstanding and noticeable. 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 cups diced acorn squash 1/2 pound leeks, white and light green parts coarsely chopped 1/4 pound (1 […]

Henry Homeyer: Tips for forcing spring bulbs

Henry Homeyer: Tips for forcing spring bulbs

By Henry Homeyer @2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC One of the easiest and most satisfying gardening activities I do each year is to plant tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and crocus in containers each fall. I keep them in a place that is cold, but not freezing, for three to four months, then bring them into the warmth […]

Community & Arts events: Oct. 31 - Nov. 7, 2018

Community & Arts events: Oct. 31 – Nov. 7, 2018

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: Autumn walks in the woods

Chester Chatter: Autumn walks in the woods

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Before deer hunting season got under way and,  while it was still somewhat warm outside, we often would take walks in the woods. We would look for the most colorful autumn leaves and we picked bittersweet vines, which we sold to the local florist. On a clear, bright, […]

Pumpkin bread that redeems that word 'moist'

Pumpkin bread that redeems that word ‘moist’

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Sick of pumpkin yet? Good! The season is just starting, but I promise to make it an enjoyable foray into the pumpkin world. Believe it or not, this pumpkin bread is even more moist than its banana “sister,” and less dense. Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup flour […]

Henry Homeyer: How to handle rodent visitors

Henry Homeyer: How to handle rodent visitors

  By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Like the Joad family in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath, countless squirrels are on the move. Heedless of traffic, they cross the road in search of new sources of food. Steely-eyed gardeners bear down on them, thinking revenge for the destruction of their crops, particularly tomatoes, apples and […]

Chester man wins Springfield Rotary prize; Whiting offers drug disposal envelopes

Chester man wins Springfield Rotary prize; Whiting offers drug disposal envelopes

Chester man win Grand Prize from Springfield Rotary Springfield Rotary Club President Jeff Mobus, pictured far right, presents a check for the $5,000 Grand Prize from this year’s Penny Sale, held this past Saturday, to Mark Germain of Chester. Marlene Freeman of Springfield was the winner of the $500 Door Prize. The Springfield Rotary thanks […]

Community & Arts Events: Oct. 25-Oct. 27, 2018

Community & Arts Events: Oct. 25-Oct. 27, 2018

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: What a wonderful place to live

Chester Chatter: What a wonderful place to live

By Ruthie Douglas ©2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Chester is a place that everyone wants to live. Our Main Street and Village Green are picture perfect and are admired by tourists almost every day. But you who live here, stop and look about. Chester blends the old with the new. A stroll around Main Street shows […]

High-rise scones to meet your lofty expectations

High-rise scones to meet your lofty expectations

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I wanted to make a scone that had both the gooey nature of a flat cookie with the substance and heartiness of a cake cookie without all the sugar but just as delightful. These scones are superior to any pumpkin cookie I have eaten and using shaved chocolate instead of chocolate […]

Henry Homeyer: What to plant now for spring

Henry Homeyer: What to plant now for spring

  By Henry Homeyer © 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC For decades I’ve been planting spring-flowering bulbs. Some come back every year, some disappear after a few years, and some I treat as annuals. So just when mud season is about to swallow me whole, I am rewarded with flowers to enjoy outdoors – and indoors in […]

MacLaomainn's gets its ghoul on for good causes

MacLaomainn’s gets its ghoul on for good causes

© 2018 Telegraph Publishing LLC Once again this year, on the Friday and Saturday before Halloween, 52 Main St. will be the spookiest place in Chester as MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub hosts its annual Haunted House in the Great Hall. Although on Saturday afternoon it’s a bit friendlier for the little ones. The yearly scarefest is […]