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Dr. Barbeau, founder of Neighborhood Connections, honored with car parade

Dr. Barbeau, founder of Neighborhood Connections, honored with car parade

By Bruce Frauman ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC .Nicole Wengerd, the new executive director of Neighborhood Connections in Londonderry, introduced founding member Delores Barbeau by saying doctors told Barbeau that she should not be alive. Barbeau has Stage 4 cancer and was not expected to live beyond May. Wengerd then joked, “What do doctors know?” 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 […]

Grace Cottage to hold 70th Fair Day virtually

Grace Cottage to hold 70th Fair Day virtually

Grace Cottage Hospital’s 70th Annual Hospital Fair Day is going virtual this year as it seeks to raise $34,800 for technologically advanced hospital beds that will provide increased comfort and safety for patients and nurses. Donations of new or used items of high value including jewelry, cars, trucks, snowmobiles, ATVs, motorcycles, and boats are greatly […]

'We are BR' banners go up in Ludlow

‘We are BR’ banners go up in Ludlow

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Late on Monday afternoon, Otis Nelson and Nick Miele were parked at Diamond Realty having just mounted the second set of banners on a light posts on the nearby bridge. Each of the 26 banners features the photo of a Black River graduate with the slogan “We […]

Neighborhood Connections names exec director; Derry Arts Society receives $5,000 grant

Neighborhood Connections names exec director; Derry Arts Society receives $5,000 grant

Neighborhood Connections names executive director Neighborhood Connections’ Board of Directors announces the appointment of Nicole Wengerd as executive director. Wengerd had been an original staff member when Gloria Dawson and Delores Barbeau opened Neighborhood Connections 11 years ago. She left the organization after two years as social worker to pursue a Ph.D. in Environmental Studies. […]

Family Center to host Drive-Thru fundraiser; Springfield Band cancels season

Family Center to host Drive-Thru fundraiser; Springfield Band cancels season

Family Center to host Drive-thru Empty Bowl Fundraiser The Chester-Andover Family Center will hold its 2nd annual Empty Bowl Fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 10 at the Country Girl Diner, 45 RT 103S in Chester. This year, the Family Center is collaborating with Jessica Holmes of the Country Girl Diner to […]

Electronics Collection in Derry;  Plant sale in Cavendish; BRGN plans to reopen thrift store

Electronics Collection in Derry; Plant sale in Cavendish; BRGN plans to reopen thrift store

May 30: Electronics Collection in Londonderry The Londonderry Solid Waste Group is sponsoring an Electronics Collection from 9 .m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 30 at Flood Brook School, 91 VT-11. Participants must wear a mask, stay in their vehicle and put all electronics in the trunk or way-back of their cars or beds […]

Whiting Library advocates for Green Up Day

Whiting Library advocates for Green Up Day

Everyone is invited to participate in a fun-filled Green Up Day, happening on Saturday, May 30. Come by the front yard of the Whiting Library at 117 Main St. in Chester between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to get your official Green Up bag for litter collection. Raffle tickets for fun prizes will be available […]

VT & NH Rotary Clubs give $25,000 to food banks

VT & NH Rotary Clubs give $25,000 to food banks

Capitalizing on grant monies made available from Rotary International, Rotary District 7870 distributed $25,000 to New Hampshire and Vermont food banks in May. District 7870 consists of 60 Rotary Clubs in southern Vermont and southern New Hampshire, including those in Chester, Ludlow and Londonderry (Wantastiquet). The money – based on per capita calculations – amounted […]

Cavendish, Winhall libraries offering safe pickup

Cavendish, Winhall libraries offering safe pickup

Cavendish-Fletcher Library to begin lobby circulation Cavendish-Fletcher Community Library, 573 Main St. in Proctorsville, will begin lobby circulation as of Tuesday, May 19, the library recently announced. Patrons may call, text or email the library to request books, audio books and movies. Items may be picked up in the lobby between 10 a.m. and 6 […]

Bromley site of food distribution on May 19

Bromley site of food distribution on May 19

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, the Vermont Foodbank and the Vermont National Guard, with the assistance of several corporations, will be distributing food boxes at the Bromley Mountain parking lot on Route 11 in Peru. This is part of a food distribution effort that will occur in the state in […]

St. Luke's Plant Sale set for end of May

St. Luke’s Plant Sale set for end of May

The annual St. Luke’s  Episcopal Church Plant Sale will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 29-May 31 on the side lawn of the church, 313 Main St. in Chester. The sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 29 and May 30, and from 1 to […]

GNAT-TV offering video messaging help

GNAT-TV offering video messaging help

GNAT-TV  — Greater Northshire Access Television — located in Sunderland, is offering a virtual studio for viewers to create a 1-minute video announcement. Viewers can also send GNAT-TV high-resolution photos and record a voice over. You bring the message, and GNAT-TV does the production. It’s a fun and free way to get information out to […]

Whiting Library offers Front Porch Pick Up

Whiting Library offers Front Porch Pick Up

The Whiting Library announces Front Porch Pick Up will begin on Wednesday, May 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thereafter, Front Porch Pick Up will be available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday or by other arrangements. To support community health, the Whiting Library building is currently closed to […]

TRSU hosts virtual 5k fun run to aid local business

TRSU hosts virtual 5k fun run to aid local business

The Two Rivers Supervisory Union Afterschool Program is host a Kids on the Move Virtual 5k fun run to support the local businesses in its communities. Each registration fee will be turned into a gift certificate to a business of the participant’s choice. The gift certificate will be mailed to the participant to use either […]

Andover launches stay-at-home art project

Andover launches stay-at-home art project

What will Andover residents remember about the Covid-19 emergency over 50 years from now? Will they remember it? Let’s have Andover’s children send a message to the future through artwork and writing. The submissions will be kept rolled up in a tube in the town vault to be opened at Andover’s Tricentennial in 2076. This […]

Henry Homeyer featured on gardening show; GNAT-TV's Comcast channels move

Henry Homeyer featured on gardening show; GNAT-TV’s Comcast channels move

Telegraph columnist Henry Homeyer featured on May 7 gardening program Henry Homeyer, University of New Hampshire master gardener and Chester Telegraph columnist, will be the guest speaker for the Thursday, May 7 gardening group hosted by Cheryl Joy Lipton and Melody Reed of Mountain Valley Climate Action 350VT. The program, held via Zoom, the video […]

BRGNS cancels Spring Rummage Sale

BRGNS cancels Spring Rummage Sale

At its most recent meeting, the Black River Good Neighbor Services board of directors made the painful decision to cancel the Spring 2020 Rummage Sale and to concentrate on providing food and financial assistance to neighbors in need. “These sales have been a mainstay of our fundraising for over 12 years,” said board President Lou […]

Whiting Library's readership services continue despite closure

Whiting Library’s readership services continue despite closure

Carrie King, Youth Services director at Whiting Library in Chester, has been busy even though the library is closed due to Covid-19. A digital newsletter, Crayon Tribune, was launched in April for her storytime crew and can be accessed by clicking here. King has also been working on social media and ideas for the summer […]

Whiting Library introduces new director

Whiting Library introduces new director

David Lord, acting chair of Whiting Library Board of Trustees, announces the hiring of Chester resident Deirdre Doran as the library’s new director. Doran assumed her new position April 1. Most recently, Doran was the evening librarian at The Putney School in Putney. She also has worked in the digital archives at the John F. […]