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Better Days Band closes out Chester Summer Music Series

Better Days Band closes out Chester Summer Music Series

The Chester Summer Music Series wraps up with The Better Days Band at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11 on the lawn of the Academy Building, across from the Green in Chester. The Better Days Band plays classic rock and R&B hits, sprinkled with many rare B-side gems from “back in the day.” Their unique arrangements mix […]

Neighborhood Connections fund-raiser features Wunderle's Big Top Adventures

Neighborhood Connections fund-raiser features Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures

Neighborhood Connections is bringing Wunderle’s Big Top Adventures to Flood Brook School, 91 VT Route 11, Londonderry, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11. Proceeds will benefit the social services agency. With interactive circus fun and entertainment for the entire family, the Mountain Town Circus includes two circus shows, circus workshops and face painting. In […]

Vermont Public launches Made Here Fund

Vermont Public launches Made Here Fund Inititative to 'pass the mic' to Vermont storytellers

Vermont Public — the new name for the joint radio and television system — has launched the Made Here Fund, an initiative to broaden and diversify Vermont storytelling and support content creators. Storytellers from across the state are invited to apply for special funding for a wide range of projects and formats, including documentary storytelling, […]

International String Trio returns to Weston on Aug. 14

International String Trio returns to Weston on Aug. 14

The Sundays on the Hill Concert Series welcomes back The International String Trio on Aug. 14. All concerts are held at 4 p.m. in the Weston Community Church, 37 Lawrence Hill Road. The International String Trio was founded in 1999 by its musical director and guitarist, Slava Tolstoy. Over the last 10 years the group […]

Henry Homeyer: How to keep your houseplants happy

Henry Homeyer: How to keep your houseplants happy

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just like kids on school vacation, your houseplants may want to go outside to play. And like your kids, don’t put them out in full sun all day without sunscreen. Well… there is no SPF 30 for houseplants, so you will have to make other accommodations. If […]

Rockingham Old House Awards 2022 Silver Jubilee

Rockingham Old House Awards 2022 Silver Jubilee

Kicking off with the Aug. 6 and 7 Old Home Days and the Meeting House Pilgrimage weekend, nominations are open for Rockingham Old House Awards 2022. “During our Awards Silver Jubilee year we want to celebrate with property owners their ongoing restoration and renewal of historic homes and commercial buildings,” said John Leppman, chair of […]

Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day returns on Aug. 6

Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day returns on Aug. 6

Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day will have the Townshend Common, 66 Common Road, buzzing with activity from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Described by the Boston Globe as “New England at its finest,” this annual fair features activities for the whole family, including a live all-day auction, bingo, hole-in-one putting contest, […]

Pig roast debuts at St. Luke's Church on Aug. 20

Pig roast debuts at St. Luke’s Church on Aug. 20 Early bird discount available until Aug. 15

Celebrate summer with an outdoor southern-style pig roast picnic from 4 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of St. Luke’s Church, 313 Main St., Chester, on Saturday Aug. 20. Barbecue pitmaster Jessie Pixley will smoke the beast on location, and picnic specialties will be prepared by seasoned cooks. Homemade side dishes will include potato salad, […]

The Gully Boys wrap up Proctorsville summer concert series on Aug. 10

The Gully Boys wrap up Proctorsville summer concert series on Aug. 10

The Town of Cavendish welcomes The Gully Boys as the final act of its Wednesday evening summer concerts at 6 p.m. on Aug. 10 at Svec Memorial Green in Proctorsville. The Gully Boys are a professional Green Mountain rock/jam band. They present an amalgamation of style, sound and personality that makes them unique, but with […]

Bluegrass music comes to Chester on Aug. 4

Bluegrass music comes to Chester on Aug. 4

The Chester Summer Music Series continues at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 on the lawn of the Academy Building, across from the Green in Chester with the Vermont Bluegrass Pioneers. The Pioneers are led by two legendary central Vermont musicians: Banjo Dan Lindner from Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys and Danny Coane from […]

Henry Homeyer: Your veggie garden to-do list

Henry Homeyer: Your veggie garden to-do list

By Henry Homeyer © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Heat descended on us recently like opening the door to a roaring woodstove. The old adage about colonial India was, “Only mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the noon day sun.” I think that applies here, too. I, for one, have no desire to work in […]

'Hair:' A new Age of Aquarius dawns at Weston Theater

‘Hair:’ A new Age of Aquarius dawns at Weston Theater

By Bob Behr ©2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC For the first time in many months, the Weston Theater Company has opened the doors of the historic playhouse overlooking the village green. It’s a new beginning for the lovely old playhouse, and the iconic ’60s musical Hair is a perfect choice to celebrate the occasion. Hair is […]

Jes Raymond of Beecharmer

Acoustic duo Beecharmer comes to Proctorsville on Aug. 3

The Town of Cavendish welcomes Vermont-based troubadours Beecharmer to its continuing series of Wednesday evening concerts at 6 p.m. on Aug. 3 at Svec Memorial Green in Proctorsville. Beecharmer is Jes Raymond and Ben Kogan, an acoustic duo from Wilder. They have distilled years of international touring into a sound that is part festival and part […]

BRAT selected to benefit from Shaw’s Reusable Bag Program

BRAT selected to benefit from Shaw’s Reusable Bag Program

The all-volunteer Black River Action Team has been selected by the Ludlow Shaw’s store leadership as their benefiting non-profit in the Give Back Where it Counts Reusable Bag Program for the month of August. This program is an easy way for shoppers to give back to the local community and the environment as part of […]

Auditions set for 'Sweet Delilah Swim Club'

Auditions set for ‘Sweet Delilah Swim Club’

The Springfield Community Players will hold auditions for  The Sweet Delilah Swim Club from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 7 and from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8. The cast is five women whose friendship began on their college swim team. Since graduation, they meet for a long weekend every August […]

Registration opens for Komen Ride for the Cure

Registration opens for Komen Ride for the Cure

Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, announces the opening of registration for the 2022 Komen Vermont Ride for the Cure, which will take place on Monday, Oct. 10. The 13th annual ride will be held at the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock. A virtual ride option is available at #RideWhereYouAre. […]

Larkspurs bring folk, rock to Chester on July 28

Larkspurs bring folk, rock to Chester on July 28

The Chester Summer Music Series continues at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 on the lawn of the Academy Building, across from the Green in Chester. The Larkspurs are a Burlington- and Montpelier-based trio. Liz Beatty, Django Soulo and D. Davis spontaneously came together in August of 2018 performing impromptu harmonies, emotional vocals and otherworldly guitar solos. They […]

Springfield Band performs in Ludlow and Springfield

Springfield Band performs in Ludlow and Springfield

The Springfield Community Band, under the direction of Nick Pelton, will present two free concerts in the coming days. Sunday, July 31 Filling the air at 7 p.m. at the bandstand on Main Street in Ludlow will be music from the stage and screen, including selections from Chicago, The Phantom of the Opera, Aladdin, Moana and […]

Bonnie's Bundles shop reopens in Stone Village

Bonnie’s Bundles shop reopens in Stone Village

Chester doll artist Bonnie Watters has reopened Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls shop and gallery at 250 North St., in Chester’s historic Stone Village. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Watters is retiring and has just seven dolls remaining. Her decision to reopen began with an invitation to return to the Vermont Welcome Center in […]

Springfield Chamber recaps 50th Annual Hackers Golf Tourney

Springfield Chamber recaps 50th Annual Hackers Golf Tourney

The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 50th Hackers Golf Tournament was held on July 14 at Crown Point Country Club. After a two-year hiatus, 20 teams, with a total of 80 players, hit the fairway. There was a brief downpour during registration, but the rest of the day was gorgeous. The field was split into […]