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GM Interact Club food drive benefits Food Shelf; Whiting Library grant to help boost community

GM Interact Club food drive benefits Food Shelf; Whiting Library grant to help boost community

Green Mountain Interact Club donates 271 pounds of food to Family Center On Monday, May 3, the Green Mountain High School Interact Club delivered 271 pounds of food to the Chester-Andover Family Center Food Shelf, 908 VT Route 103 S in Chester. Collected during its April Food Drive, this assortment of shelf-stable food products will […]

Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections hires new staffers

Neighborhood Connections, located in Londonderry’s Mountain Marketplace, announces the addition of three new staff members. Elisa Donato joined the agency in August 2020 as Outreach and Development director. She comes from the Albany, N.Y., area, where she has worked with individuals experiencing homelessness, those impacted by HIV/AIDS and other chronic illnesses and in hospice care. […]

Neighborhood Connections holds punny benefit run; Tri-Mtn. Lions Club to hold food drive;BRAM hosts Patsy Cline singer

Neighborhood Connections holds punny benefit run; Tri-Mtn. Lions Club to hold food drive;BRAM hosts Patsy Cline singer

Covid Bridges virtual May race to raise funds for Neighborhood Connections It’s a Covid Pun Fun Run! Scheduled from Saturday, May 15 to Sunday, May 23, VT Covid Bridges is a virtual race to benefit Neighborhood Connections. Choose to walk, run, skate or bike any distance. Anticipating that this is the last virtual race of […]

Mother's Day weekend: Bird amble in Proctorsville, music at Gassetts Grange

Mother’s Day weekend: Bird amble in Proctorsville, music at Gassetts Grange

Audubon bird amble in Proctorsville on May 8 Calling all birders: Join Marianne and Michael Walsh of the Mount Ascutney Audubon Society at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 8 for a two-hour amble in Proctorsville along 20 Mile Stream Road and into the surrounding fields. You will have a chance to identify various birds by their […]

Chester High/GM alums postpone annual celebration to 2022

Chester High/GM alums postpone annual celebration to 2022

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC Citing ongoing concern about the Covid-19 pandemic, Chester High/Green Mountain Alumni Association director Jon Clark, a 1977 graduate,  says that the organization will again forgo holding its regular annual festivities — including the parade — this June, but will instead begin planning for the 2022 celebrations. The […]

Andover plans for Green-Up Day

Andover plans for Green-Up Day

Saturday, May 1 is the official Green–Up Day.  This year, Andover residents plan to rid the roadsides of trash and spruce up cemeteries.  Trash bags will be available at Town Hall, 953 Andover Road, beginning at 9 a.m. on May 1. But volunteers who would like to get a head start may obtain bags from […]

Green Up Day in Chester: Bags, books, planting and more

Green Up Day in Chester: Bags, books, planting and more

The Chester Conservation Committee announce plans for its  51st Green Up Day – Saturday, May 1, 2021. This state-wide effort helps Chester and the state shine. Please consider greening up your area. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, May 1, everyone is invited to go to the Whiting Library, 117 Main St., to pick […]

Sign up now: Grace Cottage 5k to be held in person, virtually

Sign up now: Grace Cottage 5k to be held in person, virtually

Registration is now open for Grace Cottage’s 12th Annual Spring into Health 5K! Your registration fee helps Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital to continue providing excellent patient care in our community. This year’s event will be held both in person and virtually. There are a limited number of in-person time slots on Saturday, May […]

Photo gallery: Great Cavendish Easter egg hunt

Photo gallery: Great Cavendish Easter egg hunt

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC There wasn’t a cloud in the sky on Saturday morning as the Cavendish Recreation Department held its annual Easter Egg Hunt. But while the sunshine was bright, the freezing temperatures and gusty winds made the event a chilly one at Greven Field. After all 37 children were […]

Cavendish Community Fund accepting grant applications

Cavendish Community Fund accepting grant applications

The Cavendish Community Fund is accepting grant applications for spring 2021 awards. The fund will consider applications filed anytime, but will only award spring grants to those who file by May 8. Applications can be made by letter that describes the organization that is applying, the project proposed and the overall budget, including the amount […]

State urges mud-season hikers to be cautious - for themselves and fragile trails

State urges mud-season hikers to be cautious – for themselves and fragile trails

The Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation and its partners remind hikers of mud season at this time of year and ask for the public’s help protecting Vermont’s trails. This year, Covid-19 is still a dominant concern, even with more people vaccinated. FPR and partners are asking for the public’s assistance with making smart […]

Winter goods sale at Family Center; deadline nears for Townscape plant purchase

Winter goods sale at Family Center; deadline nears for Townscape plant purchase

Family Center Thrift Shop holding winter merchandise sale It is time for the Chester-Andover Family Center Thrift Shop to clear winter merchandise and get ready for spring. That means it is bag sale time. For four days on two consecutive weekends, March 19-20 and March 26-27, all clothing and accessories will be on sale. Fill […]

VeggieVanGo comes to Townshend March 10

VeggieVanGo comes to Townshend March 10

 The next VeggieVanGo free food event, hosted by Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital of Townshend and organized by the Vermont Foodbank, will be held on Wednesday, March 10. This VeggieVanGo event takes place on the second Wednesday of the month, from noon to 1 p.m., in front of Leland & Gray Union Middle High […]

Springfield Rotary aiding vaccine clinics, masking efforts

Springfield Rotary aiding vaccine clinics, masking efforts

The Springfield Rotary Club continues to provide assistance to regional efforts related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including providing masks as well as volunteer participation with the operation of vaccine clinics in the community. Rotarians are serving as parking staff and greeters for the vaccine clinic operated by Springfield Hospital at the Adult Day facility on […]

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 […]