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Tri Mtn Lions donate bench to Pingree Dog Park

Tri Mtn Lions donate bench to Pingree Dog Park

  Londonderry Tri-Mtn Lions recently donated a Trex bench to Pingree Dog Park in Londonderry. Londonderry Parks Board member Steve Bergleitner, pictured above with his dog Stella, is happy to have a bench in the park. Also pictured are, from left, Parks Board member Elizabeth Labeau, Lion Pam Nichols, Lion Randee Keith, Parks Board member […]

Specker performs at last West River Farmers Market of season

Specker performs at last West River Farmers Market of season

Visit the West River Farmers Market for its final market of the 2021 season. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9, the West River Farmers Market, located at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry, will be hosting musician Ida Mae Specker, a solo artist playing and singing traditional old-time and Appalachia-style tunes. […]

14th annual Warm Hands Warm Hearts sale set for Oct. 22 & 23

14th annual Warm Hands Warm Hearts sale set for Oct. 22 & 23 Gently used donations accepted for this free event

The 14th annual Warm Hands Warm Hearts clothing, coats and blanket drive will take place in Chester from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday Oct. 22 and Saturday, Oct. 23 at the Chester Baptist Church, 162 Main St. Come choose free winter coats, boots, sweaters, blankets etc. for yourself or someone you know who […]

Visitors to new Public Safety Building treated to demonstrations, good eats and a real fire call

Visitors to new Public Safety Building treated to demonstrations, good eats and a real fire call

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Nearing the close of Sunday’s Open House for Chester’s new Public Safety Building – which featured demonstrations by both the Police and Fire departments – attendees got a chance to see a real-life response to a fire call. Click the link to take you down to the […]

Drafty windows? 'Community Build' heads to Londonderry

Drafty windows? ‘Community Build’ heads to Londonderry Window inserts can cut heating costs up to 20%

Volunteers are taking orders now for window inserts that seal drafty windows, lower heating bills and increase comfort. Designed by WindowDressers, a non-profit based in Maine, these inserts fit inside existing windows to let in sunlight and views while keeping more heat inside your home or apartment. The inserts are built of pine frames and […]

Langille returns to perform at Londonderry farmers market

Langille returns to perform at Londonderry farmers market

Solo artist Claudine Langille will make a return visit to the West River Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2. Langille performs original tunes and traditional music from Ireland, Scotland and the Americas and is known throughout Vermont for her talent with the mandolin, tenor banjo and acoustic guitar. The […]

Ludlow Rotary dedicates town clock to long-time member

Ludlow Rotary dedicates town clock to long-time member

Ludlow Rotary Club recently unveiled a beautiful 15-foot street clock at the corner of Main and Elm street in Ludlow in honor of long time town resident Bob Kirkbride, a Rotarian of more than 60 years who died in March 2020 at age 93. The street clock, made by Electric Time Co. of Medfield, Mass., […]

See you this weekend -- Sept. 18 & 19 -- at the Chester Festival on the Green!

See you this weekend — Sept. 18 & 19 — at the Chester Festival on the Green!

By Cynthia Prairie ©2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Chester Community Events committee is excited that its months-long efforts for this weekend’s Chester Festival on the Green are finally coming to fruition. But committee chairman Scott Blair told The Telegraph on Thursday that he wanted to clear up some possible confusion. Contrary to one media report […]

MacLaury seeks donations for cancer research

MacLaury seeks donations for cancer research Jimmy Fund walk honors 14-year-old grandson

Carol MacLaury of Weston is reaching out to ask friends and neighbors to consider donating in honor of her now 14-year-old grandson, Graham, as she joins walkers virtually in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk: Your Way to support cancer research at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The event takes place on Sunday, Oct. 3. In […]

Claudine Langille to perform at Londonderry farmers market

Claudine Langille to perform at Londonderry farmers market

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 18, the West River Farmers Market, located at Routes 11 and 100 in Londonderry, will be hosting Claudine Langille, a solo artist playing and singing original tunes and traditional music from Ireland, Scotland and the Americas. Langille  is known throughout Vermont for her melodious talent with […]

Whiting Library seeks public input

Whiting Library seeks public input Planning session set for Tuesday at Chester Town Hall

Whiting Library is holding a strategic planning working session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7 to engage the community in a dialog about the future of the library. The meeting will be held in person at Chester Town Hall, 556 Elm St., and via Zoom, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82810063480. In-person attendees are encouraged to wear a mask. The […]

Tri-Mtn. Lions announces raffle winners

Tri-Mtn. Lions announces raffle winners

Mike Wilcox, an ice cream vendor at the annual Bondville Fair, is the first place winner of the Londonderry Tri-Mtn Lions Club summer raffle. He won the quilt made by members of the Lions Club with the help of Lions’ friends Sue Ashe and Carolyn Niesuchouski at Country Treasures in Chester. Second place winner of […]

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 […]

Whiting Library to hold Book Sale during Chester Festival, seeks volunteers for 2-day event

Whiting Library to hold Book Sale during Chester Festival, seeks volunteers for 2-day event

Whiting Library’s Annual Book Sale will take place on the library lawn at 117 Main St.  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept.18 and Sunday, Sept. 19 or until all the books are sold. The Book Sale will take place in collaboration with the Chester Festival on the Green, making this event an incredible […]

Workshop on understanding new gender language

Workshop on understanding new gender language

With the proliferation of new and reclaimed language describing a broad and nuanced spectrum of gender, sexual and romantic experience, it can be challenging to know which words to use in what context. In this workshop, Hunter Kirschner (he/him/his), coordinator of LGBTQ+ student support at Keene State College in Keene, N.H., helps attendees gain a […]

Clearing a trail, one bite at a time

Clearing a trail, one bite at a time

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Day and night during the last two weeks of July, a band of workers quietly and methodically rid 14 acres of the new Chester hiking trail of the invasive barberry bush – by eating it. Actually the 16 goats – from Slippery Slope Farm in Londonderry – […]

Derry Tri-Mtn. Lions Club holding raffle

Derry Tri-Mtn. Lions Club holding raffle

Londonderry Tri-Mtn. Area Lions Club will be holding a raffle this month, with the drawing occurring at the club’s booth on Saturday, Aug.  28 at the Bondville Fair. While at the booth, you can also pick up free earplugs to prevent hearing loss while viewing track events. First prize is a handcrafted quilt, 85 by […]

Local collaboration brings Yale Divinity grad to intern at area UCC churches

Local collaboration brings Yale Divinity grad to intern at area UCC churches

Through the end of August, ECCO — the Experiment in Covenantal Community Outreach — a collaboration of several area United Church of Christ churches, is sponsoring Jack Mahoney, a recent graduate of Yale Divinity School, in an internship as he pursues his goal of becoming a Navy chaplain. As part of a two-year experience in […]

Green Mtn. Gardeners' Garden Tour 'most successful ever'

Green Mtn. Gardeners’ Garden Tour ‘most successful ever’

Mountain Garden Walks, the biannual garden tour of Green Mountain Gardeners, drew over 260 people on Saturday, July 17 for self-guided tours of six beautiful properties in Londonderry and Weston. Total proceeds from ticket sales, sponsorships and a raffle for a house portrait by local water colorist Doris Ingram totaled nearly $10,000.   Net proceeds to […]