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Chester parish sells 'Bernie Mittens' Feb. 19-21

Chester parish sells ‘Bernie Mittens’ Feb. 19-21

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-21, the First Universalist Parish of Chester, 211 North St. (Route 103) in Chester, will sell “Bernie Mittens” made by parish members as a fund-raiser for the church. The sale will take place at the church at from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday and Sunday and 10 a.m. […]

Londonderry community to set action priorities on Feb. 25

Londonderry community to set action priorities on Feb. 25

All members of the Londonderry community are invited to participate in the second phase of the One Londonderry process to set direction for the future of the town. The meeting, to be held virtually (on Zoom via computer, tablet, or phone) from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 25, will follow up on the […]

Chester Townscape offers trees, shrubs for sale

Chester Townscape offers trees, shrubs for sale

Chester Townscape has released its selections for this year’s Tree and Shrub Sale to support Townscape’s public landscaping projects, such as the flowering planters and bridge boxes and other seasonal decorations that beautify public places around town. CT’s annual Tree and Shrub Sale provides landowners with the opportunity to beautify their own properties with good-size, […]

Project Londonderry volunteers establish new non-profit organization

Project Londonderry volunteers establish new non-profit organization Members work toward North Village Master Plan, seek community input

From the editor: To correct the record: The Chester Telegraph last week published an article on Project Londonderry saying that it was breaking from the town Planning Commission and forming a 501(c)(3). After that story appeared, organizers  notified The Chester Telegraph that the 501(c)(3) organization recently established is actually known as The Community Fund for […]

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 […]

Chester Rotary seeks 'competent organization' to take over Fall Festival

Chester Rotary seeks ‘competent organization’ to take over Fall Festival

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Rotary is hoping that a “competent organization” will soon step forward to take over the annual Chester Fall Festival “for the sake of the community and the town,” said Rotary President Ian Montgomery on Tuesday morning. The festival, which was in its 45th year with the […]

VeggieVanGo Townshend distribution changes to Wednesdays

VeggieVanGo Townshend distribution changes to Wednesdays

The  VeggieVanGo free food event, hosted by Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital and organized by the Vermont Foodbank, will switch to a new schedule in 2021. The Townshend distribution will now take place on the second Wednesday of the month, at the same time, noon to 1 p.m., and the same location, the lower […]

Christmas memory: Dickens, Della and baccala salad in Vermont

Christmas memory: Dickens, Della and baccala salad in Vermont

By Rafael Alvarez ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Charles Dickens arrived for his second reading tour of America just before Thanksgiving 1867. The crush of reporters and fans in New England — with some trying to tear a handful of fur from his coat — was not unlike the Beatles landing in New York in 1964. […]

Santa - and a new tree - greet celebrants in Londonderry

Santa – and a new tree – greet celebrants in Londonderry

©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC As the sun finally set on Friday, Dec. 11, Santa arrived at the Mountain Marketplace in Londonderry  to welcome families to the annual tree lighting. Santa greeted families and was available for photos as families drove by from a safe distance and the children handed in their Christmas lists. Organizer Suzy […]

Green Mountain Gardeners create table-top trees; <br>Ludlow Rotary sets up dog poop stations

Green Mountain Gardeners create table-top trees;
Ludlow Rotary sets up dog poop stations

Green Mountain Gardeners create table-top trees for homebound residents The Green Mountain Gardeners of Weston, Londonderry, Landgrove and Peru continues its tradition of tabletop-tree-making for the homebound despite Covid-19 restrictions. Rather than gathering together for this holiday tradition, GMG members individually created and decorated 30 tabletop trees, each with a distinct pizzazz. Those homebound will […]

Holiday Lights: Send us your photos!

Holiday Lights: Send us your photos!

© Telegraph Publishing LLC On a recent evening drive to view some of the decorations on The Telegraph’s Holiday Lights Map  we took a few photos that we thought we’d share with readers who haven’t had a chance to get out there yet. This is just the tip of the iceberg and several neighborhoods have […]

Londonderry launches 'Trail of Lights' for holiday

Londonderry launches ‘Trail of Lights’ for holiday

Project Londonderry has launched “Trail of Lights” as part of Vermont Lights the Way campaign to help overcome pandemic fatigue. Gov. Phil Scott has encouraged Vermonters to decorate their homes, businesses, parks and public spaces to show community support. The Londonderry “Trail of Lights” will be a 6-mile driving tour through the heart of Londonderry […]

Holiday Lights are twinkling!

Holiday Lights are twinkling! Find them with the Telegraph Holiday Lights Map

To get into the holiday spirit, our map maker, artist Dan O’Donnell, shot this video of the Green Mountain Flyer gussied up for the holiday. Turn up the volume so you can hear Santa! © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC More than 30 families and businesses answered the call to be placed on The Chester Telegraph […]

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 […]

Whiting Library announces changes, continuing services

Whiting Library announces changes, continuing services Open hours will change in 2021

Due to the rising number of Covid-19 cases in the area, the Whiting Library is returning to providing Front Porch Pick Up of library materials only and discontinuing entry by appointment. The library says it will resume appointments when case counts go down. In the meantime, the library staff is still there to help. You […]

Chester Fire Department Christmas trees sell fast

Chester Fire Department Christmas trees sell fast

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Fire Department’s annual Christmas tree sale is under way and trees are moving fast. This is one of the department’s  major fundraisers so people can get a good tree while they support Chester’s firefighters. Trees are $30 each and you can find them on 103 South in Chester. […]

Christmas events in Chester on Dec. 5

Christmas events in Chester on Dec. 5

A couple of Christmas events will be taking place on the Chester Green on Saturday, Dec. 5. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. St. Luke’s Christmas Market: Culinary Classics & Crafts to Go! will be held on the lawn at the Episcopal Church, 313 Main St.  Advance order pickup will be held from 9:30 to […]

Christmas tree sales -- and a visit from Santa -- in Grafton

Christmas tree sales — and a visit from Santa — in Grafton

The Covid pandemic has caused many changes in our lives but the women and men of the Grafton Fire and Rescue Auxiliary continue to be constant in their support of local first responders and the community, says Auxiliary President Amber Stevens. “You can help in this effort and bring some normalcy to your home as […]

<strong>40,000 Meals & Counting</strong>

40,000 Meals & Counting $315,000 grant gives Chester Helping Hands-Springfield Family Center partnership the boost to feed more

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC During the bone chilling months of last March, when the Covid-19 pandemic was beginning it race across the country, Chester residents Chris Meyer and Jason Tostrup asked themselves a question: Will our neighbors be going hungry? As Vermont residents became confined to their homes, and unemployment spiked, the […]