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Community & Arts events: April 25-April 30

Community & Arts events: April 25-April 30

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: Easter surrounded by love

Chester Chatter: Easter surrounded by love

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Growing up, Easter for my sister Marie and me was usually the same. Photos show us ready for church in our new outfits. Always a new hat, shoes and gloves. We had our little purses with money for the collection plate. After church, we changed our clothes and […]

Bran: The muffin boost you didn't know you needed

Bran: The muffin boost you didn’t know you needed

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Who could use a little more bran in their diet? This is a great way to add it without even realizing it! Bran usually has little to no flavor, so giving it a boost of banana is just what your taste buds will appreciate. Notice the only fat in this recipe […]

Henry Homeyer: Spring planning brings fall planting

Henry Homeyer: Spring planning brings fall planting

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Now is the time to decide where you should plant bulbs next fall. Here’s what I do: I wander around my property each year in the spring to see what spots are bare of bulb flowers. I bring along those white plastic markers used for labeling, and write […]

Community & Arts events: April 18-April 27

Community & Arts events: April 18-April 27

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: Family photos banish gloomy winter-like day

Chester Chatter: Family photos banish gloomy winter-like day

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s another gloomy winter-like day. What to do? Many times I go to my bedroom closet and take out scrap books of photos. In a short time, I’m back to times gone by. My family took many photos of our outings. Learning to walk, then just like that […]

Henry Homeyer: getting a head start on spring cleaning

Henry Homeyer: getting a head start on spring cleaning

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC With sunny warm days upon us, we all want to start gardening. However beware: if you leave footprints in the soil, or feel it go squish, it’s not time to be doing anything. Plants get their oxygen from their roots, not their leaves. If you compact the soil, […]

Take a leaf out of Maine Maple Sunday's recipe book

Take a leaf out of Maine Maple Sunday’s recipe book

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com We just had our annual Maine Maple Sunday ordeal and as usual, everyone came out with their children in droves. I was invited by Eureka Farms to come up with a way to make maple syrup stretch the budget, because as we all know the price of real maple syrup is […]

Community & Arts events: April 9-15

Community & Arts events: April 9-15

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 Alumni Association seeks help with 2019 parade

Chester Alumni Association seeks help with 2019 parade

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Alumni Association is seeking participants, sponsors, donations of goods and services for its raffle and dollar donations for this year’s annual Alumni Day Parade and Barbeque, to be held on Saturday, June 8. If your business, organization or family would like to add a float or sponsor a […]

Chester Chatter: Another week of recovery

Chester Chatter: Another week of recovery

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: Ruthie is continuing her remarkable recovery from hip surgery and decided that one more week away might do her a world of good!

Take canned cinnamon rolls to a new level

Take canned cinnamon rolls to a new level

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com I don’t often use refrigerated cinnamon rolls, but one day my son grabbed a can and asked me for them until I caved. But I wanted to do something a little different and here is the result. This breakfast came out fantastic and I think you are going to love the […]

Henry Homeyer: garden design, advised by Piet Oudolf

Henry Homeyer: garden design, advised by Piet Oudolf

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC I was out in my garden recently and noticed that my tall decorative grasses are looking quite bedraggled. I have a clump of fountain grass (Miscanthus sinensis) a variety called Morning Light. It’s time to cut back all the stems and flowers that stood up, largely, to the […]

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

2 Riverside students win video PSA contest on tobacco use; Charlestown theater to hold auditions for two productions

Green Peak Alliance announces the winners of the 1st GPA Windsor County Youth Public Service Announcement contest. Maria Nadeau and Melanie Litchfield, students at Riverside Middle School in Springfield, won the $200 grand prize, which was contributed on behalf of the Windsor Rotary and Springfield Rotary clubs. The contest focused on students creating a PSA […]

Community & Arts events: April 4-13

Community & Arts events: April 4-13

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: Off this week

Chester Chatter: Off this week

By Ruthie Douglas ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Editor’s Note: Ruthie will be taking the week off as she recovers from hip surgery. She hopes to be back up and dancing soon!  

Another day, another blintz to sweeten up your week

Another day, another blintz to sweeten up your week

By Jim Bailey theyankeechef.blogspot.com Sticking with blueberries and the “blintz theme” from last week’s column, I want to offer such a delicious recipe that it should be enjoyed no matter the weather. After the first glance, don’t get overwhelmed by the lengthy ingredients list. I made these just last week for my kids and they […]

Henry Homeyer: delicate but necessary art of pruning

Henry Homeyer: delicate but necessary art of pruning

By Henry Homeyer ©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC I love to prune. To me, it’s a way of creating sculpture – a tree, well pruned, is a thing of beauty. I recently taught a homeowner how to prune his apple tree. It’s easy enough to do if you have the proper tools and understand the principles. […]

Dance Away Cancer set for April 6 in Chester

Dance Away Cancer set for April 6 in Chester

The 9th Annual Dance Away Cancer Fundraising Event sponsored by Team Superhero, a Relay for Life Team, is taking place from 7 to 11 p.m. on Saturday, April 6, 2019,  at the American Legion Post 67 in Chester, 637 Route 103. This fun filled event will raise money to benefit all aspects of dealing with […]

Community & Arts Events: March 27-April 5

Community & Arts Events: March 27-April 5

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 […]