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Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold Share Heat Fundraiser; One Credit Union donates to Vermont Make-A-Wish

Chester Dems hold annual Share Heat Fundraiser The Chester Town Democratic Committee is holding its annual Share Heat Fundraiser to provide financial support for those in the community in need of assistance in paying for the cost of home heating fuel. The Share Heat Fundraiser this year will be based on donations, with no in-person […]

Family Center collecting food, funds for Holiday Food Drive

Family Center collecting food, funds for Holiday Food Drive Offers several ways to participate and help feed local families

The Chester-Andover Family Center is working to provide more than 100 Food Shelf recipients with everything they need to prepare a scrumptious holiday meal. There are several ways you can participate in this Holiday Food Drive. From 9 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, the Chester-Andover Family Center will be at the Chester Helping Hands-Katsiroubous […]

VeggieVanGo at Leland & Gray on Dec. 17; <br>2021 Cavendish Community Calendars on sale

VeggieVanGo at Leland & Gray on Dec. 17;
2021 Cavendish Community Calendars on sale

Free veggies available through FoodBank VeggieVanGo Grace Cottage Hospital hosts the Vermont Foodbank’s  VeggieVanGo free food distribution program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the lower parking lot of Leland & Gray Union Middle & High School, 2042 VT-30, in Townshend. The purpose of the program is to […]

Water quality testing underway in area rivers

Water quality testing underway in area rivers

Summer is in full swing with hot days, thunderstorms and lots of swimming. And with summer comes water quality testing for harmful bacteria. Sample bottles, thermometers, coolers, and paperwork in hand, Susan Brace and Frank Kelley headed out early Wednesday morning to collect samples. The goal of the water quality program is to monitor the […]

Stone table and benches complete Chester park

Stone table and benches complete Chester park

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In March 2018, Chester voters approved a bond for $25,000 to construct a “pocket park” at the end of School Street by the suspension bridge over the Middle Branch of the Williams River. The park was one of the first ideas that came out of the Village […]

Cavendish Library adds, extends services in response to COVID-19

Cavendish Library adds, extends services in response to COVID-19

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is adding and extending services to help reduce the spread of viruses during this extraordinary season of cold, flu and the coronavirus that causes an illness called COVID-19. According to Library Director Kata Welch, the library is sanitizing all items that come into and go out of the library, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 23-March 24

Community & Arts events: March 23-March 24

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 […]

Community & Arts events: Feb. 6-Feb. 13

Community & Arts events: Feb. 6-Feb. 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 […]

Derry Rescue Squad seeks volunteers for 1-day event

Derry Rescue Squad seeks volunteers for 1-day event

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad is seeking volunteers for a two-hour, one-day project in early February. From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday  SUNDAY, Feb. 3, the LVRS, a third of a mile north of Route 11 on Route 100, will be needing volunteers to help label and stuff 6,000 letters for the rescue squad’s […]

'Forks over Knives' showings on Tuesdays at Grace Cottage

‘Forks over Knives’ showings on Tuesdays at Grace Cottage

The documentary Forks Over Knives, which examines the theory that most if not all chronic diseases that afflict Americans today can be controlled or even reversed by changes in diet, will be shown Tuesday afternoons, 3:30 to 5 p.m., in the Holt Conference Room at Grace Cottage Hospital’s Community Wellness Center, 133 Grafton Road, Townshend. […]

3SquaresVT boosts food purchasing power for senior citizens

3SquaresVT boosts food purchasing power for senior citizens

Many senior citizens are cutting back on their food budgets as expenses rise, but good nutrition is a key factor in lifelong health. To encourage healthy eating, the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers the 3SquaresVT program to help eligible Vermonters buy nutritious food. The benefits come on an EBT card that looks like a debit […]

Springfield Med offers free health ed classes, support groups

Springfield Med offers free health ed classes, support groups

Springfield Medical System’s Community Health Team has announced its free education offerings for 2016’s spring and summer months. There is no charge for any of the programs but space is limited and registration is required. Contact the Community Health Team for more information or to register, 802-886-8946 or email cht@springfieldmed.org. Classes meet at Springfield Health Center, […]

Foodbank Mobile Pantry to drop off in Springfield

Foodbank Mobile Pantry to drop off in Springfield

On the second Friday of every month, the Vermont Foodbank “Veggie VanGo” Mobile Food Pantry will be at the Springfield Hospital Meeting House, on the hill opposite the hospital on Ridgewood Road, to distribute food for those who need it. Its next visit is from 10 to 11 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 8. The Foodbank […]

Springfield Hospital receives grant for Child Birth Center

Springfield Hospital receives grant for Child Birth Center

Springfield Hospital has received $25,000 from the Charles R. Wood Foundation to replace ultrasound equipment in its Child Birth Center. The center is one of the few remaining birthing options in the region.  The center is comprised of two labor and delivery rooms and three post-partum rooms. Ultrasound equipment plays an important role in the […]

Music at Grounded; end of life documentary, music offered; Ludlow church serves old-fashioned dinner; and free wellness classes

Music at Grounded; end of life documentary, music offered; Ludlow church serves old-fashioned dinner; and free wellness classes

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Upcoming events briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Oct. 30: Epic Season coming to Grounded4Life Epic Season, an […]

Learn about myofascial release for pain control

On Thursday, Oct. 22, at 5 p.m., at the Meeting Place at Neighborhood Connections, 5700 Vermont-100 in Londonderry, Kami Golembeski (OTR/L), from Green Mountain Myofascial Release in Manchester, will detail how this hands-on procedure may possibly help you handle your chronic pain. Myofascial release is a whole body, manual approach to healing addressing restrictions within the […]

Health & well-being: Flu shots offered in Chester; expert to assess your Medicare coverage; and learn about Alzheimer’s

For more upcoming events, click here for The Chester Telegraph calendar. To be included in our Health & Well-Being briefs, email Susan Lampe-Wilson at calendar@www.chestertelegraph.org. Photos welcome. No PDFs, please. Notices must be received by noon on Fridays to be eligible for publication the following week. Oct. 19: Flu shot clinic at Chester Senior Citizen’s […]