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Deadline Extended: Put your home or business on our Holiday Lights map!

Deadline Extended: Put your home or business on our Holiday Lights map!

© 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Want to share your holiday spirit with others – at a safe distance – and brighten the season? If you are planning to put up up a display of holiday lights at your home or your business, send us an email at contest@chestertelegraph.org with your name and address and we’ll […]

VeggieVanGo at Leland & Gray on Monday

VeggieVanGo at Leland & Gray on Monday

Grace Cottage Hospital hosts the Vermont Foodbank’s  VeggieVanGo free food distribution program in Townshend at least once a month. The November distribution occurs from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 30 at the lower parking lot of Leland & Gray High School in Townshend. The purpose of the program is to help people obtain […]

Yosemite Co. gives CAES classroom sound gear

Yosemite Co. gives CAES classroom sound gear

By Shawn Cunningham © Telegraph Publishing LLC The Yosemite Engine Company, the independent, non-profit fundraising arm of the Chester Fire Department, on Friday presented 12 classroom sound system units to Chester-Andover Elementary School. “The Yosemite Engine Company and Chester Helping Hands had a discussion about things the school might need that were not in the […]

Sign up now for Chester, Andover Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner to be delivered

Sign up now for Chester, Andover Senior Citizens Christmas Dinner to be delivered

The Annual Chester Senior Christmas Dinner will indeed take place this year, on Saturday, Dec. 5, thanks to Chester Helping Hands. The Fullerton Inn will provide 150 dinners to Chester and Andover senior citizens delivered to your home in the morning of Dec. 5. Reservations are required so please call or email by 4 p.m. […]

Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;<br>Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual; <br>WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage participates in Giving Tuesday;
Weston Christmas Bazaar goes virtual;
WOOL-FM holds online fundraiser

Grace Cottage seeks funds for defibrillators on Giving Tuesday TOWNSHEND After Black Friday and Cyber Monday comes Giving Tuesday, a worldwide day of philanthropy during the season of gratitude. Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital asks its friends and neighbors to participate in its Giving Tuesday campaign on Dec. 1 to help raise funds to […]

Put your home on our Holiday Lights map!

Put your home on our Holiday Lights map!

 © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Despite the pandemic there is no reason that we can’t share the season with family, friends and neighbors by decorating the outside of our homes for everyone to enjoy as they drive by in the safety of their cars. So this year The Telegraph is putting together a map […]

Help Albert DeCell celebrate his 90th birthday!

Help Albert DeCell celebrate his 90th birthday!

Please share and spread the word. Help Albert DeCell celebrate his 90th birthday on Thursday, Nov. 19! Take a detour and drive by his house while tooting your horn. It will make his day! Cards are also welcome. Albert DeCell 81 Lawrence Hill Road Weston, VT 05161

Area Rotary Clubs help hospitals, first responders

Area Rotary Clubs help hospitals, first responders

PHOTO GALLERY: Excited kids flock to drive-through trunk or treat in Chester

PHOTO GALLERY: Excited kids flock to drive-through trunk or treat in Chester

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Cars filled with excited children lined the Green Mountain High School driveway well before the 6 p.m. start time for the Halloween celebration on Saturday. Dressed in orange, Chester-Andover Elementary teacher Frank Kelley welcomed families and directed traffic. Waiting for the kids to cruise by were ghouls, […]

Wreath-decorating workshops in Chester; Townscape preps trench for tulips at CAES

Wreath-decorating workshops in Chester; Townscape preps trench for tulips at CAES

Wreath-decorating workshops at St. Luke’s St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Chester will be holding seven holiday wreath-decorating workshops from Thursday, Nov. 19 through Saturday, Nov. 21. Masks will be required and social distancing will be in place, and each workshop is limited to six participants. Classes are $50 per person but those who register and […]

BRAT installs LineKeepers collectors to help save wildlife, stop boating hazards

BRAT installs LineKeepers collectors to help save wildlife, stop boating hazards

While fishing is a terrific activity that is fun for all ages and ability levels, it is almost inevitable that the line will get snagged, caught or just plain snapped. If left in the water or on the shore, it poses a hazard for not just boat propellers but also for wildlife of all kinds. […]

Derry cemeteries close for season on Nov. 12

Derry cemeteries close for season on Nov. 12

The Cemetery Commission of the Town of Londonderry will be closing  Londonderry cemeteries for the season on Thursday, Nov. 12, which will still allow for observance of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, Nov. 11. Clean-up of the cemeteries by the cemetery caretakers will begin immediately.  The Cemetery Commission is asking that people remove all decorations that […]

'Little library' for food installed at Smitty's Market

‘Little library’ for food installed at Smitty’s Market

By Shawn Cunningham © 2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC In another effort to eliminate food insecurity in area communities, Smitty’s Chester Market and Chester Helping Hands have teamed up to install a food pantry for those who are in need. On Wednesday morning, Stu Stocker and Smitty’s owner Garrison Smith could be found leveling a wooden […]

From virtual contests to drive thru trunk or treat, communities push for 'normal' Halloween

From virtual contests to drive thru trunk or treat, communities push for ‘normal’ Halloween

By Cherise Madigan ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC Countless holidays and traditions are being re-configured in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Halloween has not been spared. While traditional trick-or-treating practices have come into question due to social distancing requirements, many community groups have modified their annual events so that the holiday can still be […]

Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 24

Drug Take Back Day set for Oct. 24

On Saturday, Oct. 24, the Windsor County Sheriff’s Office, local and state law enforcement agencies, and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous, expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Sponsored by public health  coalitions, the Take-Back Day event is […]

Winhall Library adds StoryWalk on voting

Winhall Library adds StoryWalk on voting

The Winhall Memorial Library, 2 Lower Taylor Hill Road in Bondville, has installed a new StoryWalk. “Vote For Our Future!” by Margaret McNamara is a picture book about voting and elections. This StoryWalk will be installed until Wednesday, Nov. 4, the day after the election. Also, to request reading, listening or viewing materials, call 802-297-9741 […]

Springfield Hospital, Okemo Chamber announce winners of September golf tourneys

Springfield Hospital, Okemo Chamber announce winners of September golf tourneys

Springfield Hospital’s 20th Annual Golf Challenge nets $12,000 for operating room Springfield Hospital hosted its 20th Annual Springfield Hospital Golf Challenge on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at Okemo Valley Golf Club in Ludlow, raising more than  $12,000 for its Operating Room Equipment Fund. Sixty-eight tournament participants enjoyed a variety of competitions in addition to 18 holes […]

A community greenhouse grows in Chester

A community greenhouse grows in Chester

By Cynthia Prairie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC A group in Chester is working to establish a community greenhouse that will allow residents to extend the season to grow plants, vegetables and flowers almost all year long. Their vision is of a community greenhouse and gardens that include educational opportunities while addressing climate change, food insecurity […]

Statewide disc golf tournament draws players to Chester

Statewide disc golf tournament draws players to Chester

By Cynthia Prairie ©2020 Telegraph Publishing LLC The Stone Village Shootout disc golf tournament this past weekend at the Pinnacle in Chester attracted 50 players from Vermont and New Hampshire and marked the four-year-old course’s inaugural run in the disc golf tournament world. The Chester course was the No. 9 stop in the 2020, 11-course […]

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 […]