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Grand reopening of Community Art Garden slated for May 28

Grand reopening of Community Art Garden slated for May 28

The Community Art Garden is inviting all to celebrate its grand reopening with a pop-up art event on the Green in Chester from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 28. Colorful nature and fiber art activities will be on the porch for all ages to enjoy. Their friends Art Camp Studio will treat the […]

Internationally acclaimed pianist to perform in Chester on May 31

Internationally acclaimed pianist to perform in Chester on May 31 Carolyn Enger brings her lyrical style to First Universalist Parish

World-renowned pianist Carolyn Enger, who takes periodic southern Vermont breaks from her musical journeys, will bring her talent to the First Universalist Parish of Chester, 211 North St., at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 31. Enger has performed in venues as nationally familiar as Carnegie Hall and the Lincoln Center, and as far away as […]

Weston Theater Company receives $15,000 grant

Weston Theater Company receives $15,000 grant

Weston Theater Company has been approved for a $15,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support its 2022 New Works Program. WTC’s project is among 1,248 across America that were selected to receive a total of $28.8 million during the first round of fiscal year 2022 funding in this category. Over the past decade, WTC […]

'We Are Nature' to be performed by ESBR students

‘We Are Nature’ to be performed by ESBR students

Agents from the fictional organization, the International Time Navigators Association, will be on stage at Ludlow’s Town Hall auditorium, 37 S. Depot St., at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14. In We Are Nature, written entirely by the student body of the Expeditionary School at Black River, ITNA agents go forward in time to look […]

Weston Theater Company offers lower cost, <br> pick-your-price subscriptions

Weston Theater Company offers lower cost,
pick-your-price subscriptions
Single tickets go on sale May 23

Weston Theater Company has announced its 86th season, and subscriptions can be purchased in an exciting new format: one subscription, three shows, pick your price. WTC believes that theater should be accessible to all who wish to attend; subscriptions provide a wonderful way to experience a variety of shows at the theater that you love. […]

Art in Bloom show seeks artists and artisans

Art in Bloom show seeks artists and artisans

Green Mountain Gardeners is seeking local artists and artisans to participate in the 2022 Art in Bloom exhibit and sale, which will take place  Thursday, June 16 to Friday, June 24 at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, Londonderry. The theme this year is “A Colorful Showcase Celebrating Summer.” Submissions, including paintings, sculpture, photography, […]

Stone Village Poetry Slam #2 set for April 14

Stone Village Poetry Slam #2 set for April 14

The second Poetry Slam, sponsored by the Stone Village Poetry Experience, is just around the corner. At 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 14, slammers who competed in the first slam will be joined by newcomers at the First Universalist Parish of Chester, 211 North St. Add to these other writers who just want to read […]

GMHS theater presents 'Middletown' April 8 & 9

GMHS theater presents ‘Middletown’ April 8 & 9 A modern take on 'Our Town'

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Green Mountain High School theater will present Middletown, a play by noted playright Will Eno, at 7 p.m.  Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9 at the high school, 716 Rt. 103 south in Chester. The play is a modern take on the classic Our Town, which director Pamela Johnson-Spurlock […]

Stone Village Art Guild exhibits at Whiting

Stone Village Art Guild exhibits at Whiting Library also to host four-week drawing class

The Whiting Library, 117 Main St. in Chester, has mounted a new art exhibit, Painting from the Heart, presented by the Stone Village Art Guild through Tuesday, June 21. The exhibit can be viewed during library hours — 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesdays,  Wednesdays and Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

Weston Playhouse rebrands itself, announces 86th season

Weston Playhouse rebrands itself, announces 86th season

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC With a new logo and an upbeat selection of presentations, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company is rebranding itself as the Weston Theater Company as it enters its 86th season. Saying that the new logo and name “embraces our history at the same time it looks forward to our future,” Executive […]

Poets with Chester ties recognized

Poets with Chester ties recognized Former Chester resident’s first book named an 'impressive indie press book' for 2021

Susan Powers Bourne sees first published works in literary mag Susan Powers Bourne of Chester recently had several poems published in The Knot Magazine of literature. Bourne says these are her first published poems. Bourne says she is “a lifelong learner and elder yogini who creates pieces of haiku, found art, found poetry, vignettes of […]

Dance Factory's annual 'Nutcracker' to be performed at Green Mountain on Dec. 11 & 12

Dance Factory’s annual ‘Nutcracker’ to be performed at Green Mountain on Dec. 11 & 12

  Join Clara on her magical journey to the Kingdom of the Sweets in The Dance Factory’s production of The Nutcracker. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the family-friendly holiday tradition, which annually delights upward of 800 attendees. The full-length, professionally costumed spectacle will be staged at Green Mountain Union High School, 716 VT-103 […]

Derry Arts to use $5,000 grant for archivist work

Derry Arts to use $5,000 grant for archivist work

The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society, located at 2461 Middletown Road in Londonderry,  announces that it has received a Covid-19 Cultural Recovery Grant in the amount of $5,000, jointly awarded by the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities. The Covid-19 Cultural Recovery Grant Program was seeded by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and […]

Creative writing workshop for teens to be held at Whiting Library

Creative writing workshop for teens to be held at Whiting Library

High school students with an interest in creative writing are invited to attend a Teen Writers Workshop at Whiting Library from 4:30 to 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021 at 117 Main St. in Chester. Whiting Library is hosting this writer’s workshop for youth in grades 9 through 12. Do you write for fun […]

Chester native traces story of Romaine Tenney

Chester native traces story of Romaine Tenney Travis Van Alstyne animates the farmer's last year, last days

 A 40-second clip of Travis Van Alstyne’s animation.By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC It’s been more than 57 years since Weathersfield farmer Romaine Tenney responded to the taking of his farm by the state of Vermont to build Interstate-91 by setting his barns and house on fire and nailing himself inside. Since […]

Powerful 'Mountaintop' built on sterling performances

Powerful ‘Mountaintop’ built on sterling performances

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Mountaintop – now running at Weston’s Walker Farm stage – is a fantasy that imagines the last night of Martin Luther King’s life set in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis during a thunderstorm. It is April 3, 1968. King has just delivered his […]

Injury forces dollmaker to miss 40th year of Chester festival

Injury forces dollmaker to miss 40th year of Chester festival

Doll artist Bonnie Watters of Chester, a veteran of the annual Chester Fall Festival, has announced that she will not be attending what is now known as the Chester Festival on the Green. This would have been her 40th year at the festival. Being on the Chester Green was the grand finale of all the […]

In the Rough to perform at West River Market on Saturday

In the Rough to perform at West River Market on Saturday

This Saturday, Sept. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine) the West River Farmers Market will host In the Rough, a vocal trio featuring Broadway veteran and Andover resident Susan Haefner, with multi-instrumentalists and Katonah, N.Y. , natives Lisa and Lori Brigantino. Susan, Lisa and Lori have been singing together since their […]

Hard-driving 'Ring of Fire' burns brightly on Weston stage

Hard-driving ‘Ring of Fire’ burns brightly on Weston stage

By Bob Behr ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Weston Playhouse’s latest offering is a musical roller-coaster, a rollicking, hard-driving and soulful portrait of country music icon Johnny Cash. Adapted from the Broadway production conceived by William Meade and created by Richard Maltby Jr., Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash is a unique animal. It’s […]

Two Chester quilters win 1st Place People's Choice Awards at Billings' 35th Quilt Exhibit

Two Chester quilters win 1st Place People’s Choice Awards at Billings’ 35th Quilt Exhibit

WOODSTOCK Two Chester residents have won first place in the Billings Farm & Museum 2021 People’s Choice Awards for the 35th Annual Quilt Exhibition, which is being held through Aug. 22. More than 10,000 visitors have viewed the exhibition to date and 1,100 ballots were cast for favorites in the large and small quilt categories. […]