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Rockingham Old House Awards 2022 Silver Jubilee

Rockingham Old House Awards 2022 Silver Jubilee

Kicking off with the Aug. 6 and 7 Old Home Days and the Meeting House Pilgrimage weekend, nominations are open for Rockingham Old House Awards 2022. “During our Awards Silver Jubilee year we want to celebrate with property owners their ongoing restoration and renewal of historic homes and commercial buildings,” said John Leppman, chair of […]

Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day returns on Aug. 6

Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day returns on Aug. 6

Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day will have the Townshend Common, 66 Common Road, buzzing with activity from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6. Described by the Boston Globe as “New England at its finest,” this annual fair features activities for the whole family, including a live all-day auction, bingo, hole-in-one putting contest, […]

Pig roast debuts at St. Luke's Church on Aug. 20

Pig roast debuts at St. Luke’s Church on Aug. 20 Early bird discount available until Aug. 15

Celebrate summer with an outdoor southern-style pig roast picnic from 4 to 7 p.m. on the lawn of St. Luke’s Church, 313 Main St., Chester, on Saturday Aug. 20. Barbecue pitmaster Jessie Pixley will smoke the beast on location, and picnic specialties will be prepared by seasoned cooks. Homemade side dishes will include potato salad, […]

BRAT selected to benefit from Shaw’s Reusable Bag Program

BRAT selected to benefit from Shaw’s Reusable Bag Program

The all-volunteer Black River Action Team has been selected by the Ludlow Shaw’s store leadership as their benefiting non-profit in the Give Back Where it Counts Reusable Bag Program for the month of August. This program is an easy way for shoppers to give back to the local community and the environment as part of […]

Registration opens for Komen Ride for the Cure

Registration opens for Komen Ride for the Cure

Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, announces the opening of registration for the 2022 Komen Vermont Ride for the Cure, which will take place on Monday, Oct. 10. The 13th annual ride will be held at the Green Mountain Horse Association in South Woodstock. A virtual ride option is available at #RideWhereYouAre. […]

Bonnie's Bundles shop reopens in Stone Village

Bonnie’s Bundles shop reopens in Stone Village

Chester doll artist Bonnie Watters has reopened Bonnie’s Bundles Dolls shop and gallery at 250 North St., in Chester’s historic Stone Village. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Watters is retiring and has just seven dolls remaining. Her decision to reopen began with an invitation to return to the Vermont Welcome Center in […]

Springfield Chamber recaps 50th Annual Hackers Golf Tourney

Springfield Chamber recaps 50th Annual Hackers Golf Tourney

The Springfield Regional Chamber of Commerce’s 50th Hackers Golf Tournament was held on July 14 at Crown Point Country Club. After a two-year hiatus, 20 teams, with a total of 80 players, hit the fairway. There was a brief downpour during registration, but the rest of the day was gorgeous. The field was split into […]

Two Chester leagues serve up volleyball your way

Two Chester leagues serve up volleyball your way Co-ed or women-only, there's no better way to get sand between your toes

By Evan Chadwick ©2022 Telegraph Publishing The sport of volleyball is a microcosm of community. Each player knows his role, and uses that knowledge to effectively work with others to succeed in various athletic task. The community aspect of volleyball has found its way into Chester with the blossoming Chester Vermont Volleyball League and the […]

Be the Match donor drive July 30 in Londonderry

Be the Match donor drive July 30 in Londonderry Could you help save someone's life?

Noah was born to a Londonderry couple in 2017 after a routine pregnancy and delivery. At 3 and a half months of age, he was diagnosed with a rare genetic bone disease called osteopetrosis, a condition that can be fatal if not treated with a bone marrow or stem cell transplant. Thanks to Be The […]

Tickets on sale for Ludlow Rotary's Duck Race

Tickets on sale for Ludlow Rotary’s Duck Race

The Ludlow Rotary Club is sponsoring the 23rd running of the Ralph D. Hogancamp Memorial Duck Race at noon on Saturday, Aug. 20. This year’s event will benefit Reinbow Riding of Mt. Holly. Ducks will be dropped from the Depot Street bridge into the Black River. The first three ducks to reach Walker Bridge will […]

LAHS Dine-around and auction set for Aug. 12

LAHS Dine-around and auction set for Aug. 12

The Londonderry Arts and Historical Society’s Mountain Towns Dine-around fund-raiser will take place on Friday, Aug. 12. The festive event begins with 5:30 p.m. cocktails at the Custer Sharp House, 2461 Middletown Road, Londonderry. At 7 p.m., assignments will be made to join one of eight families for dinner in their area home. Reservations for dinner […]

Ex-Chester resident publishes tribute to late son

Ex-Chester resident publishes tribute to late son

Kymberleigh Ryan has written and published a book titled Ryan’s Rainbows, in tribute to her late son SPC Ryan N. Kettell, who died in June 2018 at the age of 23. Ryan lived in Chester for two years as she wrote the book, before deciding to move closer to where Kettell is buried, at Long […]

Windham chicken BBQ returns on July 16

Windham chicken BBQ returns on July 16

After a three-year hiatus, the Windham Community Organization is holding its annual chicken BBQ and raffle fundraiser at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 16. Look for the big tent at the historic Windham Congregational Church/Meeting House, 26 Harrington Road, Windham, at the corner of Windham Hill Road. Summed up as “the perfect old-fashioned community BBQ […]

Grace Cottage Fair Day returns on Aug. 6

Grace Cottage Fair Day returns on Aug. 6

Grace Cottage Hospital will hold its traditional Hospital Fair Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6, on the Townshend Common, 66 Common Road. Scheduled events include a birthday parade, all-day auction, bingo, pies, jewelry, T-shirts, bargain booths, fried dough and other food, kids’ games, live music and more. This free, all-day, […]

DUCKIE DAY: Lions Club Derby winners announced

DUCKIE DAY: Lions Club Derby winners announced

It was a hot July 2 for the Duck Derby, sponsored by the Tri-Mountain Area Lions Club, which was held after the 4th of July Parade in downtown Londonderry. Numbered ducks were dumped in the river behind the Garden Restaurant and slowly made their way to the finish line beyond Jelley’s Deli. Participants paid for […]

Early bird deadline nears for Leadership course

Early bird deadline nears for Leadership course

The 2022-2023 Leadership Southeast Vermont program will be starting soon. LSEVT serves Windham and Windsor counties, preparing individuals to meet the challenges of the future. Although the applications are rolling in, there are still spots available to be filled. Early applicants receive a tuition discount, so don’t miss the early bird deadline of July 31. […]

Winhall Library announces summer lineup of family fun

Winhall Library announces summer lineup of family fun

The Winhall Memorial Library, 2 Lower Taylor Hill Road, Bondville, has a schedule packed with summer fun. Pride Month StoryWalk continues The celebration of pride continues through July 28 with the latest StoryWalk, which is on display in Memorial Park next to the library. The featured book is Worm Loves Worm by Mike Curato. This picture book […]

Vermont 211 launches new website for community resources

Vermont 211 launches new website for community resources

Vermont 211, a confidential 24/7 helpline that connects Vermonters with community, health and human services, has launched a new website. “Vermont 211 is pleased to take our 17-year-old service into the 21st century with new ease of access and tools to find resources and to look up data and other information,” said Elizabeth Gilman, interim […]

'Chester Inn' chargers donated to Fullerton, Historical Society

‘Chester Inn’ chargers donated to Fullerton, Historical Society Former owners' son presents engraved plates

Photos and text by Cynthia Prairie © 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC Warren Mackensen and his wife Patricia visited Chester on Tuesday from their home in Hampton, N.H., to lunch with old friends and serve two plates, but ones not bearing food. The historic copper plates were part of a set of 60 chargers that Mackensen’s […]

TRSU sponsors summer meals sites

TRSU sponsors summer meals sites

© 2022 Telegraph Publishing LLC As schools close for the summer, the school meals many children rely on also come to an end. Thanks to the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, however, learning and good nutrition do not stop when the school doors close. Two Rivers Supervisory is sponsoring a summer meals site this year, […]