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Grafton Firefighters raffle to replace annual Fall Festival Tag Sale

Grafton Firefighters raffle to replace annual Fall Festival Tag Sale

Like many other fall events this year, the popular Grafton Firefighters Fall Festival Tag Sale has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This would have been the 40th year for the Tag Sale. However, to keep the tradition alive the Grafton Fire/Rescue Auxiliary has created a new event. A raffle will be held on […]

Project Londonderry seeks community participation to move town forward

Project Londonderry seeks community participation to move town forward

Project Londonderry is a new initiative from the Londonderry Planning Commission  to create a citizen-driven group to “identify and implement strategies and activities that 1) sustain and improve the economic vitality of our town, and 2) meet the expressed needs of our residents, with special attention to the north and south village centers.” How did […]

Chester Townscape holds annual bulb sale; BRGNS cancels Stick Season Social

Chester Townscape holds annual bulb sale; BRGNS cancels Stick Season Social

Chester Townscape taking orders for annual bulb sale Chester Townscape’s annual Fall Bulb Sale featuring top-quality, deer-resistant, easy-care, hardy bulbs that will bloom in 2021, will have a twist this year because of the coronavirus. Mail-in orders, which are due by Sept. 21, will secure a person’s bulb choices. In-person sales of remaining supplies by […]

Tri-Mountain Lions sewing masks for school, individuals

Tri-Mountain Lions sewing masks for school, individuals

The Londonderry Tri-Mountain Lions are sewing and donating face masks to the local schools and people in the Tri-Mountain communities of Windham, Jamaica, Wardsboro, Winhall, Londonderry, Weston and Peru. On Wednesday morning Lions Gail Wyman, Kathy Scott, Deb Wade, Lions President Randee Keith and District Governor Pam Nichols gathered together safely at Neighborhood Connections to […]

Cavendish Fund awards three grants; Springfield Rotary cancels Penny Sale

Cavendish Fund awards three grants; Springfield Rotary cancels Penny Sale

Cavendish Fund awards three grants Dou McBride, president of the Cavendish Community Fund, has announced that the fund awarded three  $1,000 grants this summer to local organizations for community-based projects. The first award was to fund the summer music series on Proctorsville’s Svec Memorial Green. Each year the town engages several local bands to entertain […]

New bench in Chester memorializes Suzy Forlie

New bench in Chester memorializes Suzy Forlie

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Visitors to the Hearse House and the Public Tomb across from Chester’s Green will notice the addition of a granite bench with the inscription “In Memory of Suzy Henry Forlie.” Forlie, who died on April 16, 2020, was a member of Chester Townscape and was instrumental in the repair and […]

70th Grace Cottage Fair Auction through Monday

70th Grace Cottage Fair Auction through Monday

The 70th Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day will go on, with some of the traditional elements intact. The first fair was held on Aug. 5, 1950, organized by the Grace Cottage Hospital Auxiliary, with a healthy mix of fun, fellowship, and fundraising that has been vital to sustaining the hospital’s patient care. An auction, T-shirts […]

Whiting Library reopens Aug. 3 by appointment

Whiting Library reopens Aug. 3 by appointment

The Whiting Library, 117 Main St, in Chester, will be reopening the library building to the public by appointment only beginning Monday, Aug. 3. Patrons will be required to call in advance at 875-2277 to schedule a 25-minute appointment slot. Appointments will be available at 11 and 11:30 a.m. and noon and 12:30 p.m. Monday, […]

Chester quilter among winners at Billings exhibit

Chester quilter among winners at Billings exhibit

Linda Diak of Chester has been chosen as one of several winners of the Juror’s Choice Awards during the 34th Annual Quilt Exhibition of the Billings Farm & Museum, 69 Old River Road in Woodstock. She and other winners were announced during the exhibit’s opening reception on Friday, July 17. The Quilt Exhibition, which runs […]

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 […]