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Gus Bloch to perform at West River Farmers Market

Gus Bloch to perform at West River Farmers Market

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, the West River Farmers Market will host musician Gus Bloch, a solo acoustic artist playing a variety of styles of music including country, cowboy, folk revival, old time and classical jazz. His ability to engage children in his music is legendary. A seasoned and versatile […]

Planning for services, celebration for the late Delores Barbeau

Planning for services, celebration for the late Delores Barbeau

The community will celebrate the life of Dr. Delores Barbeau, co-founder of Neighborhood Connections with Gloria Dawson, Carol Olstad, and Carol Robbshaw to provide social services to the residents of the mountain towns of southern Vermont, in mid-August. Services and a community-wide celebration of Delores’ life will take place on the grounds of The Weston […]

Wantastiquet Rotary gives 6 $1,000 scholarships

Wantastiquet Rotary gives 6 $1,000 scholarships

The Wantastiquet Rotary Club, through generous donations from the community, awarded six $1,000 scholarships to students living within the mountain towns. Although 2020-2021 was a difficult year for the club to raise money because of the pandemic, its major scholarship fund-raiser was a No-Show St. Patrick Day Gala. Scholarship recipients are: Florence Njordge of Londonderry, […]

Derry Congregational Church to hold annual Whale of a Sale July 30 & 31

Derry Congregational Church to hold annual Whale of a Sale July 30 & 31

The Second Congregational Church’s annual Whale of a Sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday July 30 and Saturday July 31 at the church, 2051 Vermont Route 11, in Londonderry. Highlights this year include:  Chairs, chairs, and more chairs! Also featured are many beautiful lamps, bookcases, a fine collection of prints/frames […]

Tri Mountain Lions announces winners of July 3 Duck Race

Tri Mountain Lions announces winners of July 3 Duck Race

The Tri-Mountain Lions Club, based in Londonderry, held its Duck Race on Saturday, July 3 raising funds for its efforts including providing glasses and vision care for local residents. The lucky winners of 2021 Duck Race are: First Place winning $175: Jon Foster of Mount Holly; Second Place winning $125: Elizabeth Grant of Winhall; and […]

Area Realtors board offers free document shredding

Area Realtors board offers free document shredding

The South Central Vermont Board Of Realtors is joining with other local Vermont Realtor boards to offer a statewide Consumer Safety Day on Saturday, July 31. Realtors have contracted SecurShred to provide a mobile unit for the on site shredding of personal documents (maximum 5 boxes per household) at three locations throughout our area: 9 […]

Self-guided tours of six gardens on July 17

Self-guided tours of six gardens on July 17 Proceeds of Mountain Garden Walks benefit education fund

On Saturday, July 17, Mountain Garden Walks offers a self-guided walking tour of six enchanting gardens in Londonderry and Weston, each capturing the beauty of Vermont’s perennial, woodland and native plants surrounded by stonewalls, bogs and expansive vistas of mountains and meadows. Most of all, these spectacular gardens reflect the environment of our Vermont landscape. […]

Chromebooks available for checkout at Whiting

Chromebooks available for checkout at Whiting

Whiting Library in Chester has three brand new Chromebooks ready to check out to library patrons. These laptops can be used in the library itself or checked out and taken home for a loan period of one week. You will need an internet connection to use a Chromebook, which you can connect to for free […]

Story ballet 'Thumbelina' sparkles on Cobleigh Field

Story ballet ‘Thumbelina’ sparkles on Cobleigh Field

By Shawn Cunningham © 2021 Telegraph Publishing LLC On a perfect early summer evening, 11 local dancers marched on to Chester’s Cobleigh Field to premiere a new “story ballet” choreographed by Ashley Hensel-Browning and set to Vermont composer Evan Premo’s Thumbelina. The cast danced to a recording of Premo’s original musical setting of Hans Christian […]

Green Mt. Gardeners hosts Garden Walks July 17

Green Mt. Gardeners hosts Garden Walks July 17

Green Mountain Gardeners’ Mountain Garden Walks will take place on Saturday, July 17, to benefit the Lib Thieme Scholarship Fund. Ethan Lareau, current scholarship recipient, says, “This scholarship allows me to worry less about the financial obligations of college and to focus more on my studies. I very much appreciate the support of this award […]

Wilder Library kicks off family reading challenge

Wilder Library kicks off family reading challenge

Wilder Memorial Library, 24 Lawrence Hill Road in Weston, invites families to participate in summer reading via Beanstack and win prizes. Beanstack makes it easy and fun to track summer reading. Here’s how to join: Signup at Vermont Beanstack by clicking here. Select Wilder Memorial Pick your challenge(s), and Log your reading, participate in activities, […]

Heritage Deli hosts Heritage Cares music event to benefit Chester-Andover Family Center

Heritage Deli hosts Heritage Cares music event to benefit Chester-Andover Family Center

From noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 26, the Heritage Deli & Bakery in collaboration with Chester-Andover Family Center, will kick off Heritage Cares Outdoor Music Series featuring Lucky Soul, a high energy, seven-piece horn band playing classical soul, funk and R&B music. The event will take place on the grounds of the Heritage […]

Grace Cottage 16th Tour de Grace bike rally Saturday

Grace Cottage 16th Tour de Grace bike rally Saturday

Come join the fun—sign up for Grace Cottage’s 16th Annual Tour de Grace bike rally, to be held Saturday, June 26, rain or shine. Start and end any time between 8 and 10 a.m., at Grace Cottage Family Health & Hospital, 185 Grafton Road, Townshend. The event is a loop of approximately 17 miles on […]

Derry Lions collect 290 lbs. of food; Composting workshop in Cavendish on June 24

Derry Lions collect 290 lbs. of food; Composting workshop in Cavendish on June 24

Londonderry Area Tri -Mtn Lions Pam Nichols and Pat Glabach are smiling over the 290 pounds of non-perishable foods and personal hygiene products and $475 monetary donations collected at the Food From the Heart drive on Saturday, May 22. Tri-Mtn Lions Gail Wyman and Randee Keith helped set up the collection area in front of […]

Whiting Library seeks your input in online survey

Whiting Library seeks your input in online survey Opinions for improvement sought from Chester, Andover

The Whiting Library wants to hear from all Chester and Andover residents. Whether you use the library every day or just heard of the library now, your voice counts. You may have already received a copy of the survey in the mail. Please fill it out and return it to the library. Alternatively, you can […]

Hospitality workers vaxx clinic in Ludlow; Heritage Deli event; Grace Cottage bike fund-raiser

Hospitality workers vaxx clinic in Ludlow; Heritage Deli event; Grace Cottage bike fund-raiser

June 9 vaxx clinic set in for Ludlow A Vaccination Clinic for Okemo Valley hospitality employees is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday June 9 in the parking lot of the Okemo Marketplace Plaza, 57 Pond St. in Ludlow. No appointment is needed, as this is a walk-in clinic. The vaccine is […]

Wednesdays on Wheels kicks off new season; Derry Arts & Historical Society gets $9,000 grant

Wednesdays on Wheels kicks off new season; Derry Arts & Historical Society gets $9,000 grant

Wednesdays on Wheels has resumed weekly cycling meet-ups for its 2021 season. WOW rides will take place every Wednesday through early fall. If you are interested in cycling with a group of collegial and energetic cyclists, email David Nichols at davidanichols@myfairpoint.net to receive weekly notifications and route information. WOW is a great way to meet […]

Green Mountain Gardeners are all (green) thumbs for spring cleaning

Green Mountain Gardeners are all (green) thumbs for spring cleaning

The Green Mountain Gardeners held its annual Clean-Up Day on Wednesday, May 12, with members raking and digging into the leaves to uncover perennial flowers and bedding plants ready to blossom and thrive. This year, the group gathered at the Farrar-Masur House in Weston and, in Londonderry, the Post Office, the Rescue Squad and the […]

Community Cares holds fund-raiser; Asian American Pacific Islander Month celebrated; local foster care families sought

Community Cares holds fund-raiser; Asian American Pacific Islander Month celebrated; local foster care families sought

Community Cares Network hosts fund-raiser Community Cares Network of Chester/Andover Inc. is taking orders for a take-out fundraising meal. Orders must be placed no later than Friday, May 28. Pick-up will be Friday, June 4, from 3:30-6 p.m. at the Andover Town Hall. Please call 802-875-6341 to place your order. Cost is by donation. The […]

Community Preschool kids cultivate good will with 'kindness rocks'

Community Preschool kids cultivate good will with ‘kindness rocks’

The Chester Community Preschool recently received a $500 grant from the Kindness Rocks Project, giving children a chance to paint rocks and have them inscribed with upbeat and inspirational sayings. The project centers around social and emotional learning and also includes workbooks and posters about kindness. Under their teachers’ guidance, the pupils on Tuesday placed […]