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Chester Chatter: Sights and sounds of summer

Chester Chatter: Sights and sounds of summer

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The best things about summer are free. One just needs to be aware, and to stop and listen. Listen to the morning birds greet one another. Listen to them as the settle down in the evening saying goodnight to their friends. Watch the loon silently swim on the […]

Don't fear angel food cake

Don’t fear angel food cake

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Angel food cake is so despised by home cooks and for reasons I don’t fully understand. They are super simple to make and succeed at. By following the directions and making sure the egg whites are at room temperature and they are beaten until true stiff peaks form, you have nothing […]

Fresh creativity flows through 'The Fantasticks'

Fresh creativity flows through ‘The Fantasticks’

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse has kicked off its 83rd season with a reimagined production of The Fantasticks. This classic and charming musical fable has been given a fresh, breezy take by director Susanna Gellert, who also serves as the theater’s new executive artistic director. A new creativity flows through this […]

Henry Homeyer: 7 ways to improve your garden & you

Henry Homeyer: 7 ways to improve your garden & you

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC If you’re like me, by now you have your garden planted, both vegetables and flowers. It seems like a good time to take a deep breath, pour a cold glass of your favorite beverage and watch the flowers perform. I have set up chairs by my Japanese primroses […]

Community & Art events: June 21-June 26, 2019

Community & Art events: June 21-June 26, 2019

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 services get FIDO Bag for pet rescues; Derry Lions brighten Smith Haven with flowers

Chester services get FIDO Bag for pet rescues; Derry Lions brighten Smith Haven with flowers

Pet rescue equipment donated to Chester Ambulance, Fire Through the efforts of Laurie Cloud, a Chester Emergency Medical Technician, the Chester Ambulance and Chester Fire services have taken possession of a FIDO Bag, donated by the Fetch Foundation to aid in administering life-saving tools for pets during a rescue situation. “In cases such as fire […]

Left in Andover: Archaeology in the family dump

Left in Andover: Archaeology in the family dump

Editor’s Note: The Chester Telegraph welcomes Susan Leader to our family of columnists.  We’ve known Susan for many years, seeing her as a talented potter who is thoroughly invested in her community. Little did we realize until recently just what a talented writer she is. Please join us in welcoming her! By Susan Leader © […]

Chester Chatter: School friends can last a lifetime

Chester Chatter: School friends can last a lifetime

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC All over Vermont, small towns in the hills and down in the valleys, this is the time of year for gathering of high school classmates. Perhaps it isn’t a big celebration at other places. But in Vermont, it is a special time of year. Once it was not […]

Stuffed pretzels: never limit yourself to one filling

Stuffed pretzels: never limit yourself to one filling

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Don’t stop at chicken and cheese as seen below, use sliced jalapeno peppers with Monterey Jack cheese and cream cheese for a Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Pretzel or chopped tomatoes and Mozzarella cheese. Sprinkle with oregano and basil and you have a great tasting Italian Caprese Pretzel. 1 recipe Easy Pretzel Hot […]

Deadline near for area health needs assessment

Deadline near for area health needs assessment

The Springfield Area Community Collaborative is conducting a community health needs assessment and encourages participation by residents in all area communities. Deadline to complete the survey is July 9. The Needs Assessment will help determine the need for specific healthcare services throughout the region. The assessment process will be completed by Sept. 30 and the […]

A fun ride through 'Phantom Tollbooth'

A fun ride through ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ Talented cast, direction, choreography keep trip exciting

By David Lampe-Wilson ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse kicks off its 2019 season with a production of The Phantom Tollbooth, performed by members of the Weston Playhouse Young Company at the new Walker Farm venue, and the performers of this summer-long program give it their all in this musical version of Norton Juster’s classic […]

Henry Homeyer: What to do when you're in the weeds

Henry Homeyer: What to do when you’re in the weeds

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC There are weeds to worry about. There is even one that I fear. But most weeds are just a nuisance and can be managed relatively easily. Dandelions, for example, are bright and cheerful. If they were named daffodil instead of dandelion, we would pay good money to have […]

Chester revels in Alumni Day Parade magic

Chester revels in Alumni Day Parade magic

The Chester High/Green Mountain Union High Alumni Parade planners could not have asked for blue skies and warmer weather Saturday morning, more engaged participants and a more enthusiastic crowd.  It was a chance for classmates to get reacquainted and old friends to reminisce. According to Alumni Association member Chris Walker, who helped organize this year’s […]

Community & Arts events: June 10-June 20

Community & Arts events: June 10-June 20

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: At home and wrestling with remote possibilities

Chester Chatter: At home and wrestling with remote possibilities

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Here I am home at last. Stepping into my house after a year of spending it in the hospital and at Springfield Rehab, the feeling was strange. My first day at home, I just sat and looked around. It didn’t seem real. The phone rang and I didn’t […]

A meatless approach to 'Que season

A meatless approach to ‘Que season

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Sure, ‘Que season is here and most likely everyone is thinking beef burgers, steaks, ribs and anything else you can dream up. The last thing on everyone’s mind is going without meat. But for those of you who are still being conscious, yet do not want to force down veggie burgers, […]

Henry Homeyer: Tips for building raised beds for your garden

Henry Homeyer: Tips for building raised beds for your garden

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC As an avid gardener I am always looking for new places to plant. I own a couple of acres of land, but over the past 49 years I’ve filled virtually every square inch of useable space with something – vegetables, flowers, trees and a little lawn. Recently I […]

WPTC's new executive artistic director debuts<br>  with 'The Fantasticks'

WPTC’s new executive artistic director debuts
with ‘The Fantasticks’

Susanna Gellert, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company‘s new executive artistic director, will make her Weston directorial debut with the world’s longest-running musical, The Fantasticks, which will run June 20 through July 13. Gellert brings her successful history of delivering fresh perspectives and contemporary relevance to classic, well-known works such as Tamburlaine, Measure for Measure and A […]

Chester Rotary Trivia Night brings in $12,500 for scholarships

Chester Rotary Trivia Night brings in $12,500 for scholarships

Chester Rotary brought in more than $12,500 for college scholarships in its first Trivia Night fundraiser, held on Saturday, May 25 at the Chester American Legion. About 100 trivia fans competed at 16 tables of six players each to determine the Chester Trivia Champs. The winning team was The Irrelevants, consisting of Lynne Reed, Lyn […]

Community & Arts events: June 6-June 12

Community & Arts events: June 6-June 12

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 […]