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Derry rescue squad seeks one-day volunteers

Derry rescue squad seeks one-day volunteers

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad needs volunteers to help label and stuff 6,000 letters for the rescue squad’s annual benefit and fundraiser. Come for an hour or two, or plan to stay for lunch. Lunch, snacks and good company will be provided. Volunteers of all ages are welcome. The envelope stuffing will take place from […]

Chester Rescue Squad holds holiday party for local kids

Chester Rescue Squad holds holiday party for local kids

Chester Volunteer Rescue Squad, the local Dollar General and generous shoppers teamed up to help area families with gifts for the holidays. Leading up to the holidays, the Dollar General gathered the names of families in need. Then shoppers would buy gifts at the Dollar General and donate them in a box at the store. […]

Whiting Library to unveil new trove of children's books

Whiting Library to unveil new trove of children’s books

The Whiting Library, 117 Main St. in Chester, is inviting the public to attend the unveiling of a new collection of 95 children’s books at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 8. The collection is made possible by a grant from the Children’s Book Project, awarded by the Pilcrow Foundation, which supports rural public libraries and […]

Cookie Tour presents $800 to Family Center

Cookie Tour presents $800 to Family Center

The 2019 Chester Holiday Cookie Tour presented a check for $800 on Friday, Dec. 21, to the Chester-Andover Family Center to help them in their mission of aiding local individuals and families in need. Present for the occasion was organizer Cynthia Prairie, Family Center past President Nena Nanfeldt and several of the nine families who […]

Chester Elementary collects gifts, food for area families

Chester Elementary collects gifts, food for area families

The students and staff of Chester-Andover Elementary School collected gifts and bags of food for Chester and Andover families for the holiday season. Every year, the school sets up a Mitten Tree, where students can pick a mitten with a gift idea for a specific child.  This year, children from 25 families will receive those […]

Stone Village on display in Holiday Cookie Tour

Stone Village on display in Holiday Cookie Tour

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Ringing in the festive holiday season, from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, visitors will have the chance to tour eight decorated homes and the Stone Church in Chester’s historic Stone Village, enjoying homemade cookies and good company. Now in its third year, the Chester Holiday Cookie Tour invites […]

Christmas trees arrive for Chester Fire Dept. sale

Christmas trees arrive for Chester Fire Dept. sale

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Just before 8 a.m. on Black Friday, the scanner crackled to life with a loud piercing tone. “Chester Fire, Administrative tone. The truck with the trees has arrived. All available personnel to the field to unload.” And with that, a Chester holiday season tradition and a major […]

Chester pub's scarefest raises funds for 2 charities

Chester pub’s scarefest raises funds for 2 charities

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC The annual Haunted House scarefest held by MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub in Chester hit its fundraising goal last weekend for the two charities it supports. According to pub owner Deb Brown, the elaborate event, which takes more than a month to put together and more than 20 volunteers to operate, brought […]

Derry to hold energy efficiency workshop

Derry to hold energy efficiency workshop

The Londonderry Energy Committee will host a workshop at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5 on how to create an energy-efficient home in time for winter. The event will be held at the Depot, 34 W. River St. in South Londonderry. The workshop will answer these questions: What does weatherization look like in your home? What […]

Spooktacular fun at MacLaomainn's

Spooktacular fun at MacLaomainn’s Haunted house spans two weekends this year

By Shawn Cunningham © 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Around this time every year,  52 Main St. is the spookiest place in Chester as MacLaomainn’s Scottish Pub hosts its annual Haunted House in the Great Hall. This year though, there’s twice the spooky fun as the event will be held on two weekends rather than one.  […]

Andover resident celebrates 100th; Londonderry Rescue Squad gives kids a taste of EMS work

Andover resident celebrates 100th; Londonderry Rescue Squad gives kids a taste of EMS work

© 2019 Telegraph Publishing, LLC Andover resident Barbara Brady celebrated her 100th birthday on Saturday, Oct. 5 with 45 friends and family at the former Baba a Louis Bakery in Chester. Brady and her late husband Joe, who died in 2015, were both New Jersey natives and had built a home in Andover to indulge […]

Derry Rescue Squad offers medical responder course

Derry Rescue Squad offers medical responder course

The Londonderry Volunteer Rescue Squad will be offering an Emergency Medical Responder course beginning in late September. Classes will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 25 through Dec. 19. at the Rescue Squad Building, 6068 Route 100 in Londonderry. State testing will follow. EMRs are often the first medical personnel […]

Senior Solutions seeks donations for Foxy Fund

Senior Solutions seeks donations for Foxy Fund Money for pet care available to older Windham, Windsor residents

With proceeds from the estate of one of its clients, Senior Solutions has opened a special fund called The Foxy Fund available to all older Vermonters living in Windham and Windsor counties to assist with costs associated with animal care. In honor of Dog Appreciation Day on Monday, Aug. 26, consider making a contribution to […]

Fund match offered in MacLaury event; 11th Annual Blue Flames concert, picnic in Weston

Fund match offered in MacLaury event; 11th Annual Blue Flames concert, picnic in Weston

Donor offers to match at Open Garden Fundraiser An anonymous donor has offered to give $1,000 to the charitable efforts of Carol and Steve MacLaury should they reach $2,500 in donations at their event Sunday, Aug. 18. The event — an Open Garden Fundraiser to help fight cancer —  will be held 3 to 7 […]

4-year-old coloring whiz donates winnings to Chester Recreation Dept.

4-year-old coloring whiz donates winnings to Chester Recreation Dept.

Four-year-old Zander Hamilton of Chester has won a coloring contest held in June and sponsored by the Savings Bank of Walpole. For his efforts, Zander was recently awarded a check for $250 that he could donate to any non-profit organization that he wished. His choice?  The Chester Recreation Dept. Danielle Ruffo, Walpole Bank’s community engagement […]

Chester services get FIDO Bag for pet rescues; Derry Lions brighten Smith Haven with flowers

Chester services get FIDO Bag for pet rescues; Derry Lions brighten Smith Haven with flowers

Pet rescue equipment donated to Chester Ambulance, Fire Through the efforts of Laurie Cloud, a Chester Emergency Medical Technician, the Chester Ambulance and Chester Fire services have taken possession of a FIDO Bag, donated by the Fetch Foundation to aid in administering life-saving tools for pets during a rescue situation. “In cases such as fire […]

Chester revels in Alumni Day Parade magic

Chester revels in Alumni Day Parade magic

The Chester High/Green Mountain Union High Alumni Parade planners could not have asked for blue skies and warmer weather Saturday morning, more engaged participants and a more enthusiastic crowd.  It was a chance for classmates to get reacquainted and old friends to reminisce. According to Alumni Association member Chris Walker, who helped organize this year’s […]

Chester Rotary Trivia Night brings in $12,500 for scholarships

Chester Rotary Trivia Night brings in $12,500 for scholarships

Chester Rotary brought in more than $12,500 for college scholarships in its first Trivia Night fundraiser, held on Saturday, May 25 at the Chester American Legion. About 100 trivia fans competed at 16 tables of six players each to determine the Chester Trivia Champs. The winning team was The Irrelevants, consisting of Lynne Reed, Lyn […]

Chester Alumni Day Parade coming together

Chester Alumni Day Parade coming together

Preparation for the Chester High School/GMUHS Alumni Day Parade — to be held in downtown Chester on Saturday, June 8 — is in full swing. Many classes have been busy building floats for the event in hopes of beating out the Class of 1983 for first place. And everyone from the community, including alumni, businesses […]

American Legion, Scout Troop 206 place flags on war vets' graves

American Legion, Scout Troop 206 place flags on war vets’ graves

©2019 Telegraph Publishing LLC Members of the Chester American Legion Post 67,  the Ladies Auxiliary and Boy Scout Troup 206 teamed up on Thursday evening to place American flags on the graves of war veterans throughout Chester in time for Memorial Day weekend. At Brookside Cemetery on Main Street, Vietnam War veteran Jerry Stewart, first […]